Sunday, 30 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
I'm rather pleased with the results - I love simplicity combined with bright colours, particularly pink and green (with a dash of orange for variety). I attached all the elements with Diamond Glaze. I cannot praise this produce enough: its so useful, though you do have to be quick!
Wrap up warm...
Flower and butterfly felt ribbon: Poppicrafts
Gems: Doodlebug Design
Stickles glue, own peg and freebie magnets on reverse
Paper: Traci Murphy Designs (available at Funky Playground Designs)
Paint: Crown paint in 'Shocking Pink' - I want this in my bedroom, but my husband isn't too keen for some reason.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
The images, boarder and paper are all of Zoe Pearn's design - you can find her beautiful and very feminine designs at Sweet Shoppe Designs. The flakes are punched from household foil and I stitched my beloved pink seed beads onto the trees for a special finish.
I am now off to ice and decorate 50 mini cakes for my son's birthday party this afternoon - a fancy dress party for thirty-plus 5 and 6 year olds...
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
The theme is 'marvellous metallics' - and being the mum of a car-mad boy, I naturally had a go at making a car out of kitchen foil. Humm - not as easy as it sounds as my (very cheap) foil tore in the most unanticipated directions… The final result wasn't even worth mounting onto a card - but it does represent another challenge in itself, which I vow to crack one day!
I then decided to make snow flakes punched from my foil (which did work!), but finally chose to make a night time card. I used some metallic silver mini-stars, metallic silver sequins and a lovely (you guessed it!) metallic eyelet charm to represent to moon. I really love the pea-pod baby image, which I coloured with chalks.
I can't wait to browse the other challenge entries.
'til next time...
Image: Scrap n Fonts, ; Papers: Lauraskathi (Alicia kit); Eyelet charm: Poppicrafts; Organza ribbon: Ribbon Oasis; Rub-ons: Doodlebug Designs; Dovecraft chalks; free stars & sequins from a magazine; Little Days font.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Paper & image: Pink Petticoat
Sequins, card & ric-rac: Doodlebug Designs
Stickles glitter glue
Background paper, frames and images: Heather Roselli (Construction Zone kit)
Notepaper: Traci Murphy Designs
'sequins' on notepaper: Tracy Ann Designs
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Is anyone else humming 'Rain, rain go away'?
All ribbon and button: Poppicrafts; Paper: Pink Petticoat; Stick-on gems: Lakeland Ltd (they've stopped stocking them unfortunately - though you should check them out for their excellent blank cards).
Thursday, 6 November 2008
The spider image originally came with its own legs, but I ruthlessly (!) chopped them off and added wire ones which can be bent into any configuration - I also added a blob of diamond glaze for a more 3D nose (do spiders have noses?). I really like my 'boo' too - though I do think the web I stitched should maybe be a little thicker or darker... I live and learn.
I'm really enjoying the challenges I'm starting to enter - keeps me on my creative toes! Thanks for the encouragement, Dawny.
Have a good day!
Spider & papers: Nitwits ('Can I be Frank' & 'Eeriesistable' kits respectively); Sequins: Doodlebug Designs; Bloom: Poppicrafts; Sheer ribbon: Ribbon Oasis; Other products: Stickles, craft wire, free alphabet beads, DMC thread, Diamond Glaze.
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Take a good look at the wonderful orange background paper - just what's needed on yet another grey day.
Mini Blooms and brads: Poppicrafts ; the really gorgeous orange paper: Tracy Ann Digital Designs's 'Something fab' kit; Ric-rac and sheer ribbon: Ribbon Oasis ; green paper: lauraskathi's 'Gabs' kit; rub-ons: Doodlebug Designs.
The first is an invitation for my son's birthday party later this month. I printed the image out as postcards for each child. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out - and will definitely make postcard invitations like this again, especially for young children.
The second is a digital card I'm sending to the son of a friend. It has been a little experiment to see if I like this means of card making. Truth be told, whilst it was fun messing about with the images on screen, I didn't find it nearly as enjoyable to make as the more tactile cards I usually produce.
I do plan to have a go at digital scrapbooking, but as for cards... I'm going to continue to print and play as usual!
All elements and paper (except fancy dressers): Nitwit Collections
Fancy dressers: Kate Hadfield
Font: MA Googly Bear by Digital Design Essentials
Pirate, ship, hat and map: Kate Hadfield
All other elements and sky paper: Kay Miller Designs (Dino-mania, The Blue Lagoon & Jungle Boogie kits)
Sparkly felt paper by Two Sister Designs
Sunday, 2 November 2008
...still its a pretty card with no images so I thought I'd show it to you anyway!
I'll just have to have another go (though I'll be out of time) using the black, white, green and pink palate as instructed. Lime green and a little in-your-face pink I think....
Term restarts tomorrow!
Mini blooms & brads: Poppicrafts; Paper: Nancy Kubo; Alpha beads (stuck on with Diamond Glaze) were free with an old craft magazine.