The second challenge has now been set onReady-Steady-STAMP. I made a fat book page again. There is lots of yellow on my page, a stamped sun and the word too, the words are stamped onto acetate, I have used ribbons at the side and the rays of the sun are triangles and the embellishment in the left corner is almost one! I hope I have got it right this week!
I wanted to make an ATC so inked some mountboard with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, spritzed with silver Glimmer Mist (which I think has been lost in the stamp design!) then stamped my Tim Holtz stamp and clear embossed. I added a stamped word, some fibres and Adironadack Acrylic blobs!
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Floral Frenzy - to use as few or as many flowers as you wish. Well I got into a frenzy doing this card - it isn't what I intended it to be like! I stamped my image and coloured in with a Copic and a Promarker - but the Promarker (pink) bled all outside the edges, and I didn't want to waste such a large image. So I cut it out and mounted it onto the card with sticky foam pads - then thought it looked a bit flat so stamped and coloured it again and cut out the main part of the rose and decoupaged it. Anyone who knows me well knows I do NOT do decoupage! However, I am fairly pleased with how this card turned out eventually and it is now in the post to the recipients so I hope they like it! The gold corners are cut using a Cuttlebug die in my Big Shot.
Rose, Rabbit and Rat! We are at R this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blogand I have made another of my nature themed atcs. I leave a gap at the edges ready for when I bind them at the end with my Bind It All so I don't lose my images to the holes!
I came across a new fortnightly challenge blog (thanks Angela!) called Ready-Steady-STAMP. They give you a list of ingredients that have to be included in your work. I really loved making this fat book page as I haven't done this sort of work for a while and it was great to go back to it! The Faux Batik was a first for me - I don't get the iron out very often!
We have a sketch by Becky for this week'sMy Time To Craft challenge. I used a Penny Black cute mouse stamp and HOTP papers plus embellishments for my card. I watercoloured the image with Marvy Le Plumes.
The new challenge onPenny Black Saturdayis Soft and Sweet. I used my cute PB Playtime stamp that I hadn't got round to using although I have had it for a while! and watercoloured it in with Marvy Le Plumes. Papers are HOTP. The message is a Daisy and Dandelion one.
This week we had a sketch to follow designed by Jilly on theFunky Fairys Challenge Blog. I used the free Purple papers, available from the Inspiration Blog (link on right). Pop over to the blog and have a go at entering this week and be in with a chance of winning one of the fab FF download paper kits!!
The new theme onMy Time to Craft is A Bird in the Hand. I used part of my Leanne Ellis Fly Free stamp and coloured her in with Promarkers, Copics and Marvy Le Plumes! I added Card Candy and flowers to embellish.
I bought a few Copics to compare them with Promarkers - I think I prefer the Copics! If nothing else I can get the tops off easier! I used 2 of them to make this simple Poppy card using a Funstamps stamp.
I am also entering this card for the fab blog candy being offered on Charmed Cards and Crafts - with a super prize of 72 Copics! All you have to do is submit something using a coloured in image - full details on their blog.
The challenge this week on Funky Fairys is to use a recipe - use 4 patterned papers, 3 embellishments, 2 punched items and 1 image. I made my card using FF Doodlementals, Gorjuss Ginghams and Christmas Blue papers, and a stamped image from a stamp I bought ages ago and had not used before. I paper pieced her dress and balloon too. Pop over to the challenge blog and join in this week for a chance to win a FF download paper kit!
I finally treated myself to some new stamps after about 2 months of not buying anything! I saw this Leanne Ellis stamped called Fly Free and thought it was very cute - it arrived today and I have used it straight away! I watercoloured her in with my Marvy Le Plumes, also used were Nestablities labels die, K & Co paper, Leone Em punch and Adirondack Acrylics.
The theme on Funky Fairys Challenge Blog this week is Beach so I made my card using the cute Imaginisce penguins, and FF Dots are Distressing paper in blue for the sky and FF yellow stripey paper for the beach. Also DCWV stickers! Pop over to the challenge blog and be in with a chance of winning a fab FF download paper kit if you take part. Freebie papers are available on the Inspiration Blog (links on the right)
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!