Friday, 31 July 2009

S is for Sunflowers

We are at S this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and I used my Sunflower stamp to make this atc for my nature themed set. I drew the stems and leaves myself - you can tell can't you!!

Thursday, 30 July 2009


The second challenge has now been set on Ready-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!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


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!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Floral Frenzy

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.

Friday, 24 July 2009

R is for ...

Rose, Rabbit and Rat! We are at R this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and 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!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009


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!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sketch Challenge

We have a sketch by Becky for this week's My 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.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Soft and Sweet

The new challenge on Penny Black Saturday is 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.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Q is for Quail

Q this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and I have used a Quail for my nature themed atc.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge - A Sketch

This week we had a sketch to follow designed by Jilly on the Funky 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!!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Bird in the Hand

The new theme on My 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.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Yellow Tulips

Another Funstamps flower stamp and another play with my Copics! The greeting stamp is from Hero Arts.

Friday, 10 July 2009

P is for Poppy

P this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and I used the same poppy stamp as the post below for my nature themed atc and again coloured it in with Copics.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Red Poppy

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.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A Funky Fairys Recipe

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!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Fly Free

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.

Friday, 3 July 2009

O is for Owls

O this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog - so I have made my nature-themed atc on Owls. My little atc book is coming along nicely!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Saying Hello

I made this LO for the July/August Scrapbook Challenge on Craft Swap Forum that I set each month, and used Scarlet's Letter paper by BG.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Beach Theme

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)