Wednesday, 30 July 2008

House Mouse

The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is Blue so I decided to get my House Mouse stamps out and stamped my image, water coloured it in and matted it onto my card with some patterned papers and a greeting, all in blues!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Black, Red and White

It was my turn to set the challenge on My Time To Craft, and I chose the colour scheme Black, Red and White. I made a card using DCWV paper for the background, then stamped a flower image and embossed it, then coloured in the red part of the flower and heat embossed that too. I matted it on red onto the card and added a message. Then I stamped some small flowers, coloured and embossed those and cut them out to add to the card.

Friday, 25 July 2008

A - Z Journal - N

Well I am up to N in my A - Z Journal of Craft Techniques and Materials - and some letters are getting difficult to do! I think I will have problems with my next page too!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

My Pet's Nemesis!

The theme on A True Friend has been my pet's nemesis - and I have done this at the very last minute as I think the challenge ends today! Holly hates having her coat brushed and as soon as she sees the brushes tries to escape!!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

My Freedom - Travel

Here is my Travel LO for the My Freedom class I am taking by Shimelle. I am so behind on this class what with one thing and another, but will hopefully get there in the end!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Penny Black Sketch Challenge

There was a sketch to follow for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and here is mine, using one of my Critter Party Stamps for the main image. Luckily I remembered that it is a friend's birthday in a couple of days time so this will do nicely for her!

My TV Guide

Another of those strange LO's I seem to do! This is for the Those Things We Overlook challenge I am taking part in, and the theme this time is TV's.

Saturday, 12 July 2008


I am taking part in the Shimelle My Freedom class, and the first topic is Time. I have quite a lot of time on my hands due to my circumstances so I have tried to look at the positive side of this as much as I could. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, 11 July 2008


The new theme on Make a Moo or Two is Birds. I have made my moos landscape style for the first time! I covered them in K & Co paper and rubbed over with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I stamped a few images on, added some birds scraps, made words with my Dymo and added some embellishments.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Summer Twinchie

The current theme on Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is Summer. This is my first twinchie. I inked it with chalk ink and Distress Ink for my background, then stamped images, cut out scraps and Stickled the centres of the flowers, added embellishments, and a stamped Hero Arts bird with I covered in Glossy Accents.

A - Z Journal - M

Well I am getting on with the alphabet, and am up to M now - halfway!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


The theme on InchybyInch is Keys. I used a scrap piece of card that I had spritzed with Glimmer Mists to make my inchie and stamped some tiny keys on, before adding a key brad I had coloured copper with a Krylon pen, and finally edged the inchie with ink - sorry the image is a bit blurry!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Bunny Friends

The theme for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Buttons and Brads, to use either or both. I have stamped my Bunny Friends stamp I bought ages ago and hadn't got round to using and watercoloured it in then matted it onto my card with a message attached with brads.

House of Numbers

The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Numbers.

I inked my house with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I added a strip of tape measure paper and stamped various background stamps containing numbers. I cut out a couple of clock faces and stamped the main saying (by Paper Artsy) and added some Primas, butterflies and a brad to finish off.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Beach Baby

Another LO for my Holiday Album - up to 1988 now!! This is Sarah's first proper beach holiday and she loved it! The journalling is all round the photos so you will need to click on it if you would like to read it!

Thursday, 3 July 2008


Here is a bit of a strange LO you are probably thinking! It is for the Those Little Things We Overlook challenge I am taking part in, and this theme was our phones!! I took a pic of my original first mobile alongside the one I have now - quite a difference!

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A Boy in My House

The current theme on Dans Ma Maison il y a ... is a Boy. I covered my house in some K & Co papers, and rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it. I printed off an Art-e-Zine image of a boy, and stamped the background, and added some Primas and a Tim Holt doodad and Life's Journey embellishment.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Have A Mice Day

The challenge on Penny Black Saturday this week is a colour one, using Pink, Brown and Green. I stamped an image with my new Penny Black stamp (thank you Andrea!) and water coloured it in, then matted it onto pinks and brown papers onto a green card, and added some flowers and a greeting.

Happy Girl

I have just set the July Scrapbook Challenge on Craft Swap Forum and this is the LO I made for it, of Louise, taken last week, just after her first birthday.


The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Seasons. I made an arch, inking each quarter with Distress Inks appropriate for the season - then stamped, coloured in and cut out various images and added embellishments. Finally I divided the arch into sections with a ric rak stamp.