Wednesday, 31 March 2010


The monthly theme on Something Completely Different has been to make Trinchies (3" x 3") and the weekly theme this week is Crowns. I used my Tim Holtz stamp for this, and Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the background.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

New Baby

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is New Baby. I made my DT card using a Cotton Rabbits Sugar Nellie stamp that I haven't used for ages and was considering putting on eBay! I coloured her in with Copics, and matted her onto patterned paper I have also had for ages! The little hearts are by K & Co and were a birthday pressie the other day, so came in handy very quickly! The lace edge is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

RSS Challenge 17

Challenge 17 on Ready-Steady-STAMP was to use corrugated card, cream, rose, green and brown, 3D, leaves and numbers! I used a Crafty Individuals stamp on my fat book page and Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive (I think that's it's name!) Distress Inks. I stamped twice and cut out the words on the image and also cut out the leaves and 3D'd them with silicone gel. I waited ages for my Glossy Accents to dry but for some reason part of it has remained cloudy!

Friday, 26 March 2010

V is for Vase!

We are up to the letter V now in Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and this week it is V for Vase. I have used a Hero Arts stamp, one of my favourites and used a lot for birthday cards! I coloured the flowers with Copics, and inked the background with Bundled Sage Distress Ink, adding some little Crafty Individuals stamped flourishes.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A Tag for a Friend

Inspired by the thrinchie I made the other day (a few posts down!) I made this tag for a dear friend who makes me lots of things, orange is her favourite colour and so are ladies stamps. I hope she will like this tag!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Make it Manly

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Make it Manly. I don't need to make many men's cards and they never seem easy! I stamped the background and image of my DT card with Versafine (I can't remember the make of these clear stamps, and all my craft stuff is now upstairs and I am downstairs so can't check!) and the background is done with Distress Inks and stamping. The embellishments are metallic nailheads, and I edged the card with Copper Krylon.

Monday, 22 March 2010

K is for Key

This week it is K on InchybyInchy's alphabet. I have used Bundled Sage Distress Ink for the background, and a key stamp that was actually too long for my inchie so I stamped it twice and cut out the middle bit! Hopefully you can't see the join!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Musical Instruments

The theme on this week's Something Completely Different is Musical Instruments on our Thrinchies (the March theme). I used a stamp I have had for ages and never used, and don't know who it is by either! I coloured the image and the background with Distress Inks. I actually stamped it onto some K & Co paper but by the time I had finished inking it you can't see any of the design now!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

U is for ....

Umbrella! We are up to U on the Alphabet Challenge, I can't believe we have almost finished another round of the Alphabet! For my atc I have used an unknown stamp! I have no idea who it is by! The background is inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Easter Houses

I run a House Swap on Craft Swap Forum and the current one is Easter Houses. Here are the ones I have made for it, I used Distress Inks for the background, a Crafty Individual crackle stamp for the rooves, and a Funstamps bunny stamp which I coloured in with Copics.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Victorian Christmas

The theme on Winter Wonderland this week is a Victorian Christmas. I am not sure if this image is actually Victorian, but I hope it will do! I coloured her in with Copics and watercoloured the background, and matted her onto HOTP paper, and punched the snowflakes with my lovely Martha Stewart snowflake punch that I use loads!

I am also entering this card for the fortnightly Christmas card challenge on Magical Crafts Forum, which this time is Red and Gold.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Lovely Lace

The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Lovely Lace. I used some sticky lace on my card, and some My Minds Eye backing paper, together with a Crafty Individuals bird stamp. I cut the mats on my Cricut and the little butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is also by Crafty Individuals. The inking of the lace and cardstock is done with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I am also entering this for the Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge, which is Things with Wings.

Teddy Bear

I made this card for my Mum for Mother's Day, using a Teddy Bear template available from Which Crafts? I used K & Co paper to make him and inked the card and background images with chalk inks. I cut the word Mum on my Cricut. I think he looks quite cute and my Mum was very pleased with it!

Monday, 15 March 2010

J is for Joy!

We are up to J on the alphabet challenge on InchybyInch. I used a Crafty Individual image, and coloured the background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

Sunday, 14 March 2010


The theme for the month of Something Completely Different is Thrinchies (3" x 3") and the weekly theme is Men. I used a Crafty Individuals image and papers for my thrinchie, plus various embellishments from my vast collection!!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

It's a Boy!

The Wednesday Winner's Challenge on Magical Crafts Forum this week is Something for a Boy/Girl. A friend of mine has just become a grandmother, so I made her a card, using Paper Pizzaz papers and a House Mouse image, coloured in with Copics, and a Martha Stewart punched lace edging.

Friday, 12 March 2010

T is for ....

Tags! We are up to T on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and for my DT atc I put a tag on (cut with my Cricut) and stamped a Crafty Individual tree image. I used Distress Inks for all the inking, and another CI image stamped lightly on the background of the atc. Finally all edged with Copper Krylon pen. I like to explain every now and then that I bind these books afterwards with my BIA and so the embellishments lean to the right or left to leave space for the holes to be punched!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 16

For this RSS challenge, we had to use Blue, Green, Black and White, a frame, foam core or thick card, handmade flowers and birds. I used yet again my Crafty Individuals stamps for this fat page. I always make them out of mountboard, and I cut a frame from it to frame the owl. The flowers were punched out and stamped on. The inks are the new Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Bundled Sage. Hopefully this challenge is going to continue but due to low numbers taking part this may be the last one, which will be a shame as I have taken part in all of them and although they certainly are a challenge sometimes, I have enjoyed them!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

I is for Iris!

Bit of an unusal one to pick but it seems to work! We are up to I on the InchybyInch challenge where we are working throught the alphabet. I used a Catslife Press stamp for this one and yummy Barn Door Distress Ink.

These are my inchies so far!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Love and Romance

I haven't joined in with the challenges on Something Completely Different for a little while, but noticed their current theme for the month is Thrinchies - and as I love making inchies, twinchies and fat pages (4" x 4") I just had to have a go at these 3" x 3" pieces! The theme for this week is Love and Romance, and I used a Crafty Individual image on my thrinchie together with backing papers and embellishments.

Kids Kardz

The new challenge this week on My Time To Craft is Kids Kardz. I made my DT card using a stamped image (not sure who by!) and paper pieced her dress. The background and her dress are Funky Fairies papers (no longer available).

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Swirls, Curls and Flowers

I have made this tag for 3 challenges. The first is the Anything Goes Challenge that I set every month on Craft Swap Forum which this month is Flowers.
The second is for the Winners Wednesday challenge on Magical Crafts Forum, which this week is also Flowers.
And the third is for Tuesday Taggers which is Swirls and Curls.
I used Crafty Individuals stamps for my tag, and inked it with my gorgeous new Stormy Sky and Bundled Sage Distress Inks, finishing off with some Primas and Liquid Pearls.

Friday, 5 March 2010

S is for ....

Stamping this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. I made my DT ATC using an Artistic Outpost image. The background is inked with one of Tim's gorgeous new Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, and I water-coloured it with Marvy Le Plumes.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

H is for Heart

We are up to H this week on InchybyInchy's alphabet challenge. I am working at a disadvantage this week as a lot of my craft stuff is being moved to a different room and is all packed up so I don't have access to a lot of it! So I made this quick heart using a Fancy Pants stamp and Dried Marigold Distress Ink. It looks a bit simple, but it is in keeping with the rest of my alphabet!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Which Crafts? March Kit Now on Sale

Here is the final LO I made using the new March Kit which is now on sale from Which Crafts?
Scroll down to see the other ones I made using this lovely citrus coloured cheerful kit!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Just for Mum

The new challenge this week on My Time To Craft is Just for Mum. For my DT card I have used a Penny Black image coloured in with Copics and matted onto Funky Fairies backing paper (no longer available).
I am also entering this for the Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge which is Something for Mum.