Monday, 29 September 2008

Gothic theme...

or...."What would I do with a brain if I had one....?"
I hope you don't think I'm cheating if I enter last weeks theme for the free theme this week as I wasn't able to post last week !
(I now have my camera welded to my hand so I am going to be playing catch-up for a while I think...Lol.)

I hope you like my "Wizard of Oz" arch.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Daft or what ....!

I've been crafting away and thought I'd post what I've done only to find I've left my camera down at the caravan! It means a 104 mile round trip to get it and as we are going down there at the weekend I thought I'd try to borrow one...but no one is brave enough to let me play with their super duper cameras ( and who can blame them ...Lol !) so I am challenge-less at the mo .
I did have a brainwave though...I thought I would put on some pics of the campsite....but then I realised they are still in the camera....daft or what ?!!!
Happy crafting everyone....!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

"Dream" Tag...for "Tag You're It " ...

Here's my tag for this weeks challenge "Dream" on "Tag You're It"
The frame is made with a Paper Artsy stamp
... and the base is put through a Cuttlebug folder
I hope you think it's dreamy !

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Crows ..... "Created by Hand " !

Here's my crow for this weeks challenge at "Created By Hand"
I made the background by painting acrylics (red,yellow and brown) on to my 4x4 and then while it was still wet I laid sequin waste over it and ran the brayer over it.
(The brayer had a nice row of dots on it so I ran it over some spare cardstock to use another day !)
I made the fence by using the edge of a card dipped in black acrylic.
I think you can work out the rest !
I was going to try and be clever and write "crow(n)" on it but my pen wouldn't work ...Lol !
I hope you like it !

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Happy Birthday Arty Girlz !

Arty Girlz have set the challenge to make a birthday card as it is their first birthday.
Here is my card, just for them, to say "Happy Birthday"...and heres to many,many more!

I have "The Technique Zone" to thank for the basic idea for the can see the tuto via right of my blog to link.... (thanks Sam )....I have to add that theirs is much better than mine is ....!
Hope you like it...!
I really enjoyed making this!!!!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

"A Spoon Full Of Sugar" card

Heres my christmas card for the "A Spoon Full of Sugar " challenge which is to make a christmas card.
Well thats one more towards christmas...won't be long now....Lol !
Hope you like it !

"Papertake Weekly" .....

Here is my card for the design to follow for this weeks "Papertake" challenge.
I used an oval instead of a circle because I made a long card so I hope thats OK !
Sorry about the flare on the pic...I keep forgetting when I make a card that anything shiny is awful to photograph.
Hope you can make out what I've done ....!

Monday, 15 September 2008

"Time" for "Gothic Arches"...

Here is my entry for the "Gothic Arches" challenge which this week is "Time"
I hope everyone will "Take Time" to play and have some fun...although not necessarily with a hoop !...Lol !
I used a washer for the hoop and the hands are photo hinges.
Thanks again to "The Graphics Fairy" for the image.
I hope you like it !

Edit...I thought I would just add that the background is made by direct to paper method ...then stamping with flourishes and watches and then alchohol ink dropped on while the pigment ink is still wet (...which lets it spread)

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Tag .....for "Tag You're It " and "This Thursday its all about ".....

Well as my sort out is going quite well, and I can actually find things now, I thought I would stop and make a tag for "Tag You're It" who have the theme "Monochromatic " for this week.
I am also entering it for This Thursday it's all about" who have asked us to use old stash....which is perfect timing seeing as I am knee deep in the stuff ...!
I went for pink (surprise,surprise... Lol !)
I've twisted and glued the ribbon for a change.

I hope you like it !

More sorting........

I've put some of my brushes in an old jug...

...and silver and jade glitter into the salt and pepper pots .....and the glitter comes out beautifully ! Best warn everyone though before they end up with a glitter roast tomorrow

Right...back to operation "Sort It "

Friday, 12 September 2008

Sort It....!

It's dawned on me this week that I am spending more time looking for stuff than actually doing the crafting challenges so I am taking time out to organise my stash.
I have finally got fed up with crawling under the bed...hunting through cupboards and searching drawers for that elusive "something" that I know I've got "somewhere " I've made a start and I have a few ideas that may work...and if they do I will take a pic and blog it !
Wish me luck because I think I'm going to need it ! lol
....and any ideas you have will be gratefully received .....!
Left is my first "sort out"...these cake stands are at Homebase for £5.99 and I've put my inks and embossing powders in it. I've cleared my old dresser and painted it white so I am going to use it for some old type open storage....I like this so thats one thing sorted then....!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Book..... for Layers Of Colour (Now Edited !)

Here is the final front cover (above) with the flowers, and the borders of the image, watercoloured I can put it to bed and move on ....I think....!

Here is my new book...made for the Layers of Colour challenge this week which is...."Book" !
Its been quite a journey making this as the first version went in the bin and this one was pulled apart and re-made ! it is ...just about in time too...!
The words were stamped on canvas strips and the "stitches" made with a cd marker pen.
The image is courtesy of "The Graphics Fairy"
I made the white circles around the heads by stamping with the metal embellishment which is now on the book front.
The pages inside are plain... ready to be scrapped...although I have put floral paper on the pages.
Well after all that ..I hope you like it... Lol !

Monday, 8 September 2008

Dans Ma Maison...and Rosies "Sunday Share"

Rosie at " alteredartandstuff " has designed a brilliant background paper and has offered it as a free download...thanks Rosie ! (More...more...)
It inspired me to make an entry for "Dans Ma Maison il y a..." which this week is "schoolkid"
I stood the schoolmaster between the 5 and 6 because its usually between ages 5 and 6 that our little ones start school.
Fortunately school isn't quite as grim these days ...Lol !

You can link to Rosie's "Sunday Share" from "Some Real Favs" on the right of my blog ....let Rosie know what you've made and you could win some blog candy !

Sunday, 7 September 2008

"Pretty in Pink"...Gothic Arch

Well this is a first for me as I haven't made an arch before.
The theme is "Pretty in Pink" over at "Gothic Arches" new site (see "My Real Favs" )...and although my lady is'nt dressed in pink she's certainly surrounded by pink !

Hope you like this one !

Saturday, 6 September 2008

"Messy"..." Stencils"

Here's my 4x4 for the theme "Stencils" at "4x4 Friday".....
.... it's also my entry for "Messy" at "Crazy Amigos"
You wouldn't believe the state of my place after making this!
All those layers meant ink and paint everywhere...'twas fun though !
I hope you like it !

Friday, 5 September 2008

Stitched Tag...."Tag You're It !"

Here's my tag for the challenge at "Tag You're It" who have challenged us to make a tag with stitching on.
I've used an Anna Griffin fabric square for mine and did the stitching on the fabric before putting the tag together.
I haven't put any words on it as I'll use this on a card at some future date !
I hope you like it !

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Autumn ! .......Theme Thursday

This week on "Theme Thursday" the challenge is Halloween or Autumn.
I raided the pot-pourri dish for this one...and I was glad to have the chance to use one of my little "witches" brooms!
I got the saying from "art quotes".
I guess I'll soon be out sweeping up the leaves... but in the meantime I'm going to enjoy all the glorious colours on the trees!
Hope you like it.

(BTW...I stamped the background leaves using a multicoloured inkpad)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Pink and Brown Tag.

The challenge at "Created By Hand" is "Pink and Brown " so I have made a tag.
Sorry about the poor photo...hopefully it looks a bit better if you click on it !
Hope you like it !

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Architecture ! TMTA

Here's my ATC for this week at TMTA who have set the challenge "architecture"
The stamp, showing the image of a cornish tin mine, has been sat here since I bought it, and its been great to use it at last.
I have used a black background with a white cross to symbolise the cornish flag which flies proudly wherever you go throughout Cornwall.
I don't know if there are any tin mines beside the sea but I put my image beside the sea because that's what Cornwall means to me, and to many of the people who go there every year to surf and sunbathe....well that and yummy pasties....and cream teas!
Anyway....I hope you like this simple piece !