Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween Inchie

The challenge for October on Something Completely Different has been Inchies, and this week's theme is Halloween. I didn't have much small halloweeny stuff but found some images on a Joanna Sheen CD! I drew the spiders web in the background and edged it with Copper Krylon. It looks better IRL, but I needed the macro setting on the camera to get the detail!!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 8

For Challenge 8 on Ready-Steady-STAMP, we were asked to use C for Christmas, Black, Silver and Lilac, Snowflakes, Crackle glaze of some sort and a skinny sized 2" x 4". As I like to make fat book pages for my challenges which are 4" x 4", I had to have a think about how to get a "2 x 4" on that would look OK. I hope I achieved that lol! I used a deer Inkadinkado stamp and HOTP snowflakes and greetings stamps. I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink for the backgrounds, spritzed with water and Silver Glimmer Mist which doesn't show up too well on the photo. The crackle glaze is on the black snowflakes and behind the large silver one which also doesn't show up too well!

C is for Circles

This week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, we have C for Circles. I made an atc for my new A - Z ATC Book, using circles background paper, a clock and other circular embellishments!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Christmas Card Sketch

Irene on Magical Crafts Forum gave us a sketch for this week's Christmas Card Challenge. I used my favourite Penny Black snowman stamp and some DCWV papers to make my card.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


The challenge for the month of October on Something Completely Different has been Inchies, and the current challenge for this week is Faces. I made 2 inchies using Crafty Individuals stamps, stamped with Plum Archival Ink onto inchies inked with Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. I them mounted them onto a Moo I had stamped and embossed with gold, then edged everything with Gold Krylon!

Rip It Up

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Rip It Up. I have made a LO and done lots of ripping of my DCWV cardstock, which is fab for ripping as it is white core. The photos are of my granddaughter Louise seeing snow for the first time last winter!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Tri-Shutter Card

I have been wanting to have a go at making one of these cards for ages, so after studying some tutorials on You Tube I had a go today! I am quite pleased with how it turned out, especially as I used some HOTP papers I have had for years too! I want to make some Christmas ones next.

Friday, 23 October 2009

And Another Christmas House!

Here is my 3rd Christmas House, in a different style than the last 2, for the Christmas House Swap I am hosting on Craft Swap Forum.

B is for ...

Bluebells! We are at B again this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and the theme is Blue. I have made a blue atc with Linda's Bluebells stamp.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A Christmas Recipe

There is a Christmas Card challenge on the Magical Crafts Forum, and this week the recipe is to use 1 image, 2 papers, 1 brad and some sparkle. I used my new Patchwork Pals stamp for my card coloured in with Copics, and DCWV papers, some glitter glue and a snowflake brad.

Halloween Colours

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Halloween Colours. I saw this image several times while blog hopping last week and thought it was really cute - it is a free digital image from Digital Delights. I downloaded him and used him for my card this week!
I am also entering this card for the Hallloween challenge on Tuesday Taggers.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Black and White Inchies

The monthly theme on Something Completely Different is Inchies, and the current weekly theme is Black and White. I made 2 inchies using Inkakinkado stamps and mounted them onto a moo.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Another Christmas House

I have made another Christmas House in readiness for my swap. I have used a different shape and style this time. I rubbed it over with Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Inks, and spritzed with a Gold Glimmer Mist, before stamping a Tim Holtz stamp on the main part and I used a snowflake Tapestry stamp for the roof. Finally I edged with a Gold Krylon.

Friday, 16 October 2009

A is for ...

... again! Yes we have gone back to the beginning of the alphabet for the second round of Linda's Alphabet Challenge. This time we had to make an A and decorate it and put it on our work, so I have made an atc and decorated my A with autumn acorns. I will be making an atc book again this time too!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 7

Challenge 7 on Ready-Steady-STAMP is to use Autumn, Brown, cream and ochre, Staples, Hessian and Distress Inks on background. I used the nearest colours I could to make my fat page and used a PSX leaf stamp and Hero Arts alphabet stamps for the word Autumn. This was right up my street as I love doing nature type work! I enjoyed doing my background as I haven't done this technique for a while - I smudged Distress Inks onto a non stick mat and spritzed with water then blotted my card onto it several times to accumulate the ink effect.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Christmas House

I am hoping to run a Christmas House swap soon, so thought I had better make some examples to encourage people to join! Here is my first house made using Distress Inks and a variety of stamps.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Quick and Cute and a DT Call!!

Over on My Time To Craft we have a DT call. All you have to do is enter the challenge this week, which is Quick and Cute, and leave a comment saying you would like to be considered to be picked for the DT. For my Quick and Cute card I used an image from an old calendar, matted it onto silver icy cardstock, and added a quick message, flowers and Stickle blobs!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Kingfisher Inchie

The theme this month on Something Completely Different is Inchies, and the current theme is Bird Inchies. I made one with a kingfisher image.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Butterfly Atc

A butterfly atc I made for a friend last week, using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink with a Plum Archival Ink for the stamping.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sleepy Eyes

Karen our team leader on UKS set us an In Team challenge - to take a photo of some eyes and scrap and journal about them. I took some pics of Poppy last night after Georgia had been here for the evening - she couldn't keep her eyes open, she was worn out from all the playing! I used Coredinations cardstock for the base and the PP is DCWV Green stack.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A - Z of Nature

I made a series of nature themed atcs for Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and now we have got to the end of the alphabet, I have made them up into a book with my Bind It All. Here are all the atcs before I bound them!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Purrfect Pets

The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Purrfect Pets, and I have made a card using a Joanna Sheen image. Quite a simple card but sometimes I don't feel like doing complicated!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Autumn Tag

The current challenge on DragonsDream Tag It On blog is Autumn. I love autumn and all its colours and enjoyed making this tag with a pumpkin stamp coloured with Copics and water colours, and leaves and acorns stamped on the background, edged with a copper Krylon pen.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Oriental Inchie

The challenge for Something Completely Different for October is Inchies, and this week's challenge is Oriental. I made my inchie with some red paper stamped with an oriental script stamp, and used an image from Art-e-Zine, edged with a gold Krylon and finished with a gold brad.

Friday, 2 October 2009

And finally, Z is for ....

Zinnias! We have reached the end of the alphabet today on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed making my A - Z of Nature atcs and will be making them up into a book - I will blog them all together soon. Linda has something else in store for us in a week or so on the blog - can't wait to see what it is going to be!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

My Sketch Challenge

I set a monthly scrapbook challenge on Craft Swap Forum, and this month I decided to set a sketch challenge. Having not done this before I had to hand draw it as I don't have the techie abilities to produce one! This is my sketch and what I came up with and I am hoping a few people will have a go this month!