I made this LO for another challenge on UKScrappers. We had to use a photo of an animal, use black, red and gold, and stitching (either real or doodled etc.) I got very carried away with my doodle stitches and put them on everything! I used my Slice for the alphas, flourish and little shapes under the photo, and paper punches for the flowers that aren't Primas!
Here is a LO I did for a challenge on UKScrappers - it was a sketch to follow, and I was meant to have 4 pieces of photo but mine worked better by cutting it into 3! It is a very plain LO for me as I like to fill the spaces a bit more but that was the sketch!
I decided to do the Sketch and Stash Challenge again this week, and used my lovely new horse stamp from Linda Luckin stamps that arrived today (click on the sunflower link on the right), together with some lovely Funky Fairys papers, from the Cherish and Hope collections.
Another LO of Louise for a challenge on UKScrappers - we had to use chipboard on our LO and so I painted some alphas with acrylic paints for this one. And I used my Slice for the question mark as there wasn't one in the alpha!
Here is another butterfly for The Butterfly Project - details a few posts down. I thought it was quite appropriate to use these Invoke Flower Children stamps with children's faces in the flowers and butterflies.
A few of us started doing a challenge on UKS at the beginning of 2008, called Those Little Things We Overlook. It has almost come to a standstill, but I would like to fill my album, so I did a quick LO about the Christmas Tree, what type we have and our oldest and newest decoration.
I don't usually, but have on this occasion, combined 2 challenges. The first is the Penny Black Saturday challenge which is Let's Get Dotty, and the second is the new Sketch and Stash Challenge which is to use a sketch and new stash.
I have followed the sketch, and used some of the fabby new Dots are Distressing Vol 1 papers available to buy as downloads from Funky Fairys Papercrafts and my new and up till now unused Penny Black stamp, An Afternoon.
The Tanda Teaser challenge on the Tanda Forum at the moment is Wake up and smell the coffee - and the background had to be made using real tea or coffee! I made some strong coffee and rubbed it over some card until I liked the shade, then stamped onto it and matted onto some patterned paper, going round all the edges with chalk ink, and finally finishing with some brads and a little pearl in the flower.
In an effort to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished during the Holocaust, The Holocaust Museum in Houston is organising a massive exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, and is asking people to make a butterfly to represent every child who died.
I came across a blog called Christmas Cards All Year Round - you make 5 cards a month to the theme set and by Christmas you have plenty of cards! Sounds good to me - the theme for this month is to use traditional Red and Green colours, and use stamped or rub on messages. Here are my 5 for January!
I have finally made Tag 12 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - and have also taken a photo of all 12 of mine plus a pic of Tim's too! I am really pleased to have finished them all and I have had some lovely comments from people so thank you - they are much appreciated!
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Mice and Easy, so I used one of my lovely House Mouse stamps, watercoloured it in and matted it onto patterned paper which I had stamped with paws, and added a message. I then added some gems and flowers with brads to finish.
Here is a LO for a challenge on UKS where we had to use either hearts or stars! I chose hearts and used some of the fab new Funky Fairys kit, Ecclectic Lurve (available to purchase as a download here) and I used my Slice to cut some hearts too!
The challenge on Tanda Teaser, on the Tanda Stamps forum, is to make a quick card in 15 minutes! This one is a quick card, I rubbed Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Inks over the card, splattered with water and dried with my heat gun. The I stamped my Crafty Individuals swirl stamp around the edges, and highlighted a few bits with my Inkssentials pen. Then I stamped a message and matted it and added it to the card with a dragonfly brad to complete!
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Winter Frost. I am short on time so just made one this time, stamping some trees, painting in the sky, glitter gluing the frost and printing out a couple of words from the PC. Finally I edged it all with silver Krylon.
The new theme on My Time To Craft is Food Glorious Food, so I used one of my favourite House Mouse stamps for this one, watercolouring in and glitter gluing the icing on the cake, and matting on pp's and finally adding a message and some punched flowers.
I am making Thank You cards at the moment, and as the theme on Penny Black Saturday is Embossing, and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for this background of this, I thought it would be ideal! And the challenge on Tanda Teaser challenge is Thank You so I am entering it for that too! I used a Penny Black image and matted it onto the embossed background together with a stamped message, then stamped lots of tiny flowers all over with one of my Tapestry stamps and a lovely blue chalk ink as I have trouble leaving blank spaces on things! I finished with some punched flowers and gems.
The challenge on House Mouse and Friends challenge blog is embossing. I needed a Christening card for my great-nephew, so I used my HM stamp Relaxing Ride, some PP, and my Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots to make this card, finishing with Primas and brads.
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!