Tuesday, 31 July 2012

hi everyone
hope your all well, the weather is a bit will it wont it , so after my visit to the opticians i settled down to some crafting while i watched the womens gymnastics, we came in 6th which is the highest we have ever done so im well proud of the girls.
so what did i come up with this afternoon? a card that im going to enter into the challenge over on http://craftpunked.blogspot.co.uk/  the theme is speed demon, and this lovely little girl looked like she is going so fast she is losing flowers all over lol. i have no idea why i went with this colour combination it just kinda happened but it think i like it, i hope you guys do to xx

Monday, 30 July 2012

hi everyone
well what a day! first medal in mens team gymnastics in 100 years! ok so we almost had silver ,but hey we got a medal!! so proud of our boys.
So onto what iv been up too, i have been going around looking at blogs, seeing challenges and thinking ohh that looks good, then i completely forget where it was..so taking advice from a friend (yes you miss Andree) to get myself a notebook, i decided to make myself a little something something to keep my notes in, and this is a little project i came up with , im also going to enter this into a challenge over on http://sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/, the challenge is to alter something, and i chose this

its only 6'' x 5 1/2'' so a nice size to carry around in  my bag.
i painted it with gesso , distressed the edges a little with tattered rose distress ink, then added some papers from MCS , torn and again distressed with the tattered rose.

finaly i embelished with some of my handmade flowers a couple of flourishes some lace/ribbon, and a bookplate?? (not sure if thats what they are called) saying Notes.

Friday, 27 July 2012

evening everyone, another hot muggy day.....oh how i wish for a storm,! your all going to be screaming at me now  '' are you mad woman after all the rain''! but i am just not good in the heat i am happiest in winter so i hope you all enjoy this sun but im counting down to autumn....
Anyway i can now show you my samples for the fabulous Birthstone Faeries disk from http://jemsdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/    its full of the most stunning images and wonderfull colours, if you like faeries you will love it.
i hope you like my samples i have tried to show you can do much more than just straight up cards with it, thoughts?

ok this first one is the Tanzanite / December faerie. i decided on a shaker card but didnt want the faerie to be lost so cut her out and decoupaged her in front on the accetate , so it looks like it is snowing behind her
the flowers i made using the backign paper and scrunch method.

this lovley lady is the Alexandrite/june faerie, i love those colours...

next up is Garnet / january, such a rich colour and i had the perfect flower in my stash!

beautifull ruby, i made a screen card and added lace to the outer panels just for a little difference.

now we have Topaz/ November, i decided to make a tag for this one, and made some hatpins the bit in the front bellow the ribbon is actualy a pocket, inside is some sponge to stick the pins in, makes a nice gift for a crafty friend.
and finaly...
the gift box...and inside.

a cute mini album! made with the beautiful Aquamarine/March.....
i hope i havent bored you all
hugs xx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

evening everyone
hope you are all well and have had a lovely day, i have managed a couple of cards, though i have to confess i do not feel like my mojo has woken up, but i thought if i give it a kick it might, apparently not lol.

i might have a stab at a challenge or two tomorrow, have a few errands in the morning but you never know maybe the challenges migh just get the juices flowing again, i do hope you like these two hugs x

Monday, 23 July 2012

hi everyone
hope your all enjoying the sunshine it is horribly hot here...(i dont like the heat).
well it would seem my mojo has gone on walkabout, just cannot get myself in the right frame of mind to create :/ .....
i have spent the last few days colouring some images, and cutting out decoupage, so its not been a total waste of crafty time, but i find it very frustrating when this happens.
i did make one card from my mum to my daughter for her 25th birthday i gave her the black pearl card i did, it seemed fitting as she was having a pirate themed party....
anyway i hope you like this one i managed to do , let me know what  you think of the colouring, i need a bit of practice i think but they are not too bad :)

hugs x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

hi everyone,
nice early post from me today...
here is a card i made for the challenge over at  http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/sketch-challenge.html, i used an image from crafts u print which i have had for ages.The papers are from MCS, i used a glue pen dotted all over the veil, and glittered with glamour dust, added a little bling some ribbon and a flower....
hope you like it x

and a close up of the bride

 hugs x

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

hi everyone,
i hope your all well and getting a little sun where you are :)
i have managed to get my entry done for the challenge over at http://www.emmascardsuk.com/  the theme is the sea..wanted to go a little different on this one so searched for mermaid digis, and found this wonderful Mermaid over on http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.co.uk/  she is called Black Pearl , isnt she lovely?
i resized her to fit an A5 card , coloured with my pro markers, i was going to do her in greens and blues but it didnt seem to fit her personality so went for reds lol.
i have used ribbons for the seaweed, printed out some black pearls and used glossy accents on them, i also used the glossy accents on the bubbles and addded some to the ribbons as bubbles, and to add dimension to her jewellery, and finished off with a couple of flat back buttons of a seahorse and fish . i do hope you like her.
hugs x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

hi everyone
well today is very exciting its the first challenge for http://www.dawnscraftycards.net/index.html, it is being sponsored by http://www.thatcraftplace.co.uk/ 
there is a fab goody bag of crafting yummies to win, the theme for the challenge is Anything goes....so the world is  your oyster so to speak lol. Dawn also has a wonderfull facebook group called Dawns card swap , she hosts card, atc and tag swaps each month so why not join in and have a go.
the challenge is running until 14th of august so you have plenty of time to get your entries in this is my design team entry..

i hope you like it and will come join in the challenge.
there is also a treasure hunt running all the details are on the blog so you have the chance of another prize :)
hugs x

Friday, 13 July 2012

hi everyone
just a quick post showing my card for the sketch challenge over on http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/sketch-challenge.html?spref=fb   just did a quicky to get it in as i have been busy with dt work and personal stuff...hope you like it :)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

hi everyone,
well first today i want to say a big thank you to everyone over on http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ for choosing my card as the winner of the colour challenge, i am thrilled :). why not pop over and check out their new challenge , white on white :)
i am working on dt stuff right now so cannot share yet, but i have finished a canvas and would love your thoughts on it .
and id like to say thanks to Emma over on  http://www.emmascardsuk.com for her special mention on my card for the sketch challenge . and grats to http://acecardsandree.blogspot.co.uk/ 
on her win, pop over to her blog and check out her lovely cards x
 hugs x