Monday, 31 August 2009
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Sunday, 30 August 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
............and then two from the fabulous Moni
I was busy all day yesterday moving my craftroom around - WHAT - you might say!! - she's only just moved into it - yes well, it just wasn't working for me and I think things are better now, more space, more light. If this doesn't work I shall just have to move it again.
My project for today is to make a new birthday book - mine appears to have disappeared and I'm missing birthdays right, left and center and if you are one who I've missed - my humble apologies!!!
Ruby, Cream and Gold with the extra option of Gems
This is one fabulous shop and I'm devastated I'm not eligible for this prize!!
To colour, or not to colour that was the questoin this week. Consequently I redid this image about 5 times. I stamped Miss Anya on cream paper and just coloured in the red,
then I tried giving her gold hair - awful!! Tried colouring her in completely - that was not the look I was aiming for, eventually ended up with this one and I'm still not sure - partially because the red turned out a different red on my photograph.
I've checked all my camera settings, tried it on various ones but still it's different. The gold button on her coat are my substitute for gems.
I had no papers the right colours, normally at this point I would look in my downloads are print some - no printing ink - am waiting for a delivery. I've just had an email from the supplier (in German!!!) I think it says it's on it's way but can't be sure - so it's wait and see.
I resorted to printing my own papers, I have two Colour Box red inks, Chianti and Merlot, so I used Merlot and poured my self a glass of...............guess what!! - to help me along the way. The stamp is from K&Co Lotus floral set. The corner cut with the cuttlebug vintage corners, the borders with MS lace doily and EK Success Parisian border and the leaves with a Woodware leaf punch.
Stamps - Greeting Farm - Anya : K&Co Lotus floral set
Colouring Mediums - Derwent Colour soft pencils & Colour Box ink
Papers - self
Tools - Cuttlebug vintage corners : MS Lace Doily : EK Success Parisian : Woodware leaf punch
Embellishments - All from stash
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Image - Magnolia - Parrot & Hanging leafs
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania - Secret Garden & Dovecraft Wild Blossom
Tools - EK Success corner rounder, Woodware leaf punch, Sizzix swirly die
Embellishments - Ribbon from stash
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
The sentiment is supposed to go in the top right where the flower is but due to having lost some stamps I could find one to fit and so inserted it under the side of the image.
Image - Sarah Kaye - Picnic with Daisies :
Medium - Copic markers
Papers - SU
Tools - EK Success Scalloped scallop edger & Retro flower
Embellishments - Owl charm - The Hobby House : rest from stash
Monday, 24 August 2009
Stamp - Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls
Mediums - Copic markers & Dovecraft pearlised chalks
Papers - Unknown
Tools - Spellbinders round nesties : Leone Em ash branch punch : Woodware leaf punch
Embellishments - Larger rose Hobbycraft : Heather stems - local market : Pearls - Basic Grey
Sunday, 23 August 2009
and coloured her with Copics - who knows maybe one day she have a cat that isn't white.
The circles are cut with Spellbinders, the leaf swirls are BossKut and the leaves are cut using a Woodware punch. The large flower is from Papirloftet and the sentiment is a mixture of two - can't think what. The pearl stems, small roses and ribbon are from my stash. I think I shall go to bed now and hope I'm in a better frame of mind tomorrow so
Night night folks.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I shall pass this on to
Martha (aka Theneon)
again for all the lovely comments they have left and support they have shownwhilst I have
been busy moving countries.
The next three are from my fabulous friend Moni - you're spoiling me sweetie!!!
And last, but certainly not the least the final one from the talented Stephanne
I would like to pass these awards on to
who have all supported, visited and commented, even when there was nothing much to comment on - thanks to all of you for supportive comments when they were desperately needed.
Anyway Tara Welch never mind you're not coming if I don't find any craft shops hereabouts - you're supposed to be coming over here and bringing the contents of a craft shop with you. Actually I might end up having to open one myself.
First though we have some winners to announce :)
We had sooo many entries to our blog candy, thank you soo much everyone, But there can only be one winner and that lucky person is,
Now to announce the 5 lucky people from the last challenge who will go through to the monthly drawing, those lucky people are,
Now its time for the new challenge :)
I really enjoyed this one - fabulous colours, although I did boob - I was under the impression is sould be pink, cream and brown not pink yellow and brown - oops!!
My excuse is cream is a very pale yellow - that should do it!!!
The Double Dutch challenge is Pink, brown and Cream so I'm covered for that.
(I'm now in Germany Erica so please don't shout at me so loud - I'll hear you!!)
The Magnolia monthly challenge is based on the amazing 3D tutorial that the uber talented Debby Yates of A Scrap Journey did. I used Alva with flower, coloured her with Copics and gave her four hats, three faces, two dresses, three frills on her dress, to sets of boot, three arma and four flowers. Writing that down made me realize why it took me so long (lol). When I use this technique I use a ball point tool on the reverse of the element to give it more shape and form, consequently this makes it difficult to photgraph as the sides of each element are glued to the side of the one underneath leaving the middle part 3D'd. I think you can just aout see this is the lousy photograph in the middle. (NB to self - for heaven's sake get yourself a new camera)
Stamp - Mangnolia - Alva with flower
Papers -Basic Grey - Eva
Tools - EK Success corner/border punch : Leone Em Ash branch punch
Embellishments - Flowers - Hobbycraft & Carnmeal cottage : Pears branch - Craft Creations : stick pin & beads from stash
Friday, 21 August 2009
She is cut and matted using the Spellbinders curved rectanges then matted again onto cream cs the edges of which are cut with the EKSuccess Scalloped diamond punch. I struggled with buttons - the blues weren't the right shade, the browns were too large and dominant so I resorted to using clear ones. although they didn't show up very well on the cream so I cut three little flowers with the small Woodware cherry blossom punch and sat them on these. The flower is from Papirloftet and the leaves cut with a Woodware punch.
Stamps - Sarah Kaye 'my Sweet Lil'
Papers - Sundance from designs by Krista
Tools - Spellbinders curved rectangles : EKSuccess Scalloped diamond border punch
Woodware cherry blossom and leaf punches : Copic markers
Embellishments - Flower - Papirloftet : rest from stash
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
The lovely Sandra (Sandra Dry Digi Stamps) is our sponsor for this challenge. She is one very talented lady who had designed her own range of gorgeous digi stamps and our lucky winner will get to choose six digi stamps as their prize.
DP - Papermania's Nostalgia - warm
Stamps - Stempelglede's Grunge collection - Basic Grey's flourish edges - Papermania sentiments
Dies - Spellbinders curved rectangles - BossKut's corner flourish
Inks - Memento - Rich Cocoa, Colour Box
Embellishments - Flowers and leaves from stash
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
The tartan paper is from the new Basic Grey June Bug range. I cut the red border around Tilda with the Martha Stewart Flourish punch and the 'ribbon' she is sitting on with the EK Success Scalloped Diamond punch, then ran it through the cuttlebug with one of the frills border folders. The trio of red flowers with ribbon and pearls has been knocking about for ages (heaven only knows where it came from). I thought I thrown it out once but it re-appeared, so I decided the best way to get rid of it was to use it - so there it is!!
Cardstock - white linen, black - Papermill shop
DP - Basic Grey June Bug
Image - Magnolia
Colouring medim - Copic markers (Dress & socks R20, 22, 27 & 29) (Skin E50, 00 02 & R20) (Hair C3, 5, 7 &100) (Tag - E31 &33)
Punches - Leone Em Ash branch, Martha Stewart border, EK Success
Embossing - Provocraft frills folder
Flowers - from stash
Monday, 17 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Deanne has a wonderful clean style of card making. She will be be a breath of fresh air to everyone and such an inspiration because she only uses stamped images under duress. I think it takes real talent to make the kinds of cards she does and what a clever lady she is. Please visit her blog because you will not be disappointed, her projects are beautiful.
This week we have another new colour combination and prizes for 5 people (yes, that is 5 separate prizes!).
Here are your colours - blue, sand, silver and black and the option is 'Summer'
And we have been given 5 sets of vouchers to give away to people for 10% off anything ordered in their store.
I'm still struggling - I think it was easier working with limited resources than having all my stash here and not being able to find anything (I labelled boxes crafts, books, clothes etc. but didn't put which specific item was in each box - another lesson learnt the hard way). I think I might go 'missing' again until I've sorted it out and organised everything. Not being able to find anything I had to forgo the 'Summer' option, although she is barefoot and wouldn't being doing that in the middle of winter would she?
Monday, 10 August 2009
This one is for Just Magnolia and the lovely Martine's fabulous sketch - loved it sweetie, especially the pocket bit and will certainly be using it again.
I would have used one of my Magnolias Stamp club summer stamps if I had received them - but heaven only knows where they have got to. Have emailed Magnolia (twice) but
not heard back as yet.
I used Tilda and the Safari bus from the Animal collection. I boobed again - brought my copics with me, plus one or two stamps but guess what - no Copic friendly paper. I
already had the bus stamped up so no problem, but Tilda I had to stamp on ordinary cardstock and couldn't manage to colour her dress satisfactorily so I ended up paperpiecing
that and her boots.
The papers are SU, the flowers a mixture (mainly Prima) and the ribbon, small spacers and pearls are from my stash. I didn't have any eyelets for the tag so I made hole with a pokey thingy, threaded ribbon through and knotted it to cover the slighty untidy holes.
Not my best effort bu hopefully when my things arrive tomorrow and I sort them out normality will resume!!