Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Green Dreams and Acorn Wine

Hello.  Welcome.  Having some showers today.  It seems every time I go out to do something a little rain shower comes along.  Obviously I am meant to craft first, work later.  Hee hee.  I've used a sketch from Papertake Weekly where it's Sketchie Free for All and combined this with LOTV stamps and images and a Cheery Lynn die.

The base card and patterned papers are from Craft Creations.  I used my favourite image LOTV Magical Fairies Art Pad and added some Mowed Lawn DI.  The green frame is Cheery Lynn Emperor Swan die.  I stamped with LOTV Background Bits- Old Romance stamps and DI Mowed Lawn.  I added a bit of lace to the butterfly border paper.  That is one cool fairy.  

Joining the fun at
LOTV - Take Two
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 143 - Hot Time in the Summer 
Papertake Weekly Sketchie Free for All I used #74
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great day.  Hugs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Hello.  Welcome.  There were many things I should have been doing tonight.  This wasn't one of them.  Ah, well........

Had some new Prima Dolls drop through the letter box today.  Meet Becky.  

I painted my ATC with Fresco Finish Rose paint then stamped with a ruler stamp from MME using DI Worn Lipstick.  Then I used a credit card, an old one, and black paint to make the lines.  I stamped Becky and then paper pieced using Crate Paper and Authentique patterned papers.  Two buttons and a star button for her hat.  I also used Wink of Stella clear on her hat, collar and the star to give her a bit more bling. 

Joining the fun at
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 146 - Cute as a Button
7 Kids Challenge 104 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations July Challenge - Stamps and Glitter
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 113 - Summer Fun Cowgirls have fun all summer long

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Signs Of Life

Hello.  Welcome.  So glad you could join me.  A special hi to Dangina who has just joined my lovely followers.  I value you one and all.  Big hugs all round.  

We have just had a little storm with a bit of thunder and lightning just to make it interesting.  Some rain as well.  The plants are really enjoying that.  It's cleared the air a little although it's still roasty toasty in my little crafty space.  Working on my entry for The Craft Barn Q&L challenge whilst also taking advantage of inspiration from Kate Yetter who has been wowing us over at PaperArtsy this week.  Here's mine....

I spritzed with dilute FF Peacoat and some orange paint.  I applied DI Walnut Stain through a mask, sent to me by LaVon, that she had cut with her Silhouette.   Thanks LaVon.  The script stamp is from Crafty Individuals.  The lady is from PaperArtsy LPC001 coloured with ColourBox Chalks.  The quote is from Albert Einstein.  I thought it went well with my lady, who looks like she has somewhere to go, and also covers both the Q&L words.  I added a doodled border that I have decided to call Signs Of Life.  

I liked it so much I made another one.  The same but different.  Using a stamp from LPC003 and another quote from Mr Einstein.  Did you know Einstein translates as 'one stone' in Norwegian??  The mind boggles........

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Thanks for dropping by.   Got to go and do a bit of work now.  It's a bit late but luckily it stays light till around 11o'clock still so I should be able to see the pesky thistles.  Take care.  Hugs

If I Lived On The Sun I Would Be Golden

Hello.  Welcome.  Midnight crafting, because it's too hot and my brain doesn't realise it's time to stop.  Cheery Lynn wanted to see gold or silver and I feel very gold at the moment.  Hot sunny days make me think of desert sand, the sun, golden fields of grain.  Then I started thinking that the people that live on the sun must be golden too.  Yeah, uh, right....  I told you it's hot here.  My little grey cell is being broiled.  Despite the temporary madness an idea did arise

I used the same Gold Stardream card for my base card, the Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border die cut and to stamp my Prima Doll in a Peasant Dress.  I did give her a very stylish gold wallpaper dress with lace trim and half pearl headband.  Then I went a little mad and sat for a while gluing the large bubbles, which have been cut from the bubble border, to make a background.  Crazy?  Yes.  But I like it

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 142 - Silver / Gold
Bunny Zoe's Crafts July Challenge - Bingo Middle Down, lace, pearls, die cut
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 113 - Summer Fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A Midsummer Challenge
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches

Thanks for your visit.  Back soon.  Hugs

Friday, 25 July 2014

Kraft CAS

Hello.  Welcome.  Feeling inspired and this is my second post today.  I was visiting the Joy Crafts blog the other day and came across this lovely card.   I wanted to try something similar but I don't have any white card at the moment that gives me such a lovely black that Liefs Ineke achieved.  So I resorted to some kraft I used the other day which did. 

So, kraft card stamped using black archival.  The flower stamp is Hero Arts Asian Elements.  The sentiment is a Kort og Godt stamp and translates as 'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love'  1 Corinthians 13:13.   I added red rhinestones to the flower centers and doodled with a black pen.  

Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 48 - Sheet Cake
Hero Arts - One Layer Challenge
Stampinback Challenge Juli - CAS

Thanks for you visit.  Love to hear what you are thinking or doing.  Off to feed the poor hot bunnies.  Hugs

Owl Be Seeing You

Hello.  Welcome.  I haven't been crafting much recently.  Quite honestly it's just too hot.  Yesterday it was 35C (95F) in the shade!  In the sun it was 45C (113F)!!!!!!   Welcome to Norway.  Me, the cat and the rabbits can't get enough shade.  Really hoping the temps will drop soon and maybe even a little rain???  Haven't seen much of that the last few months either.  Today, because it is temporarily a little cooler inside than out, I decided to try a few things I have been lazily thinking about.  

I have been following along over at the Dreamweaver blog where the last couple of weeks Lynell has been showing ways with the new owl dies and embossing pastes.  She is very open to ideas and has had lots of useful comments and suggested we try out a few of our own suggestions.  Great idea.  I suggested Iris Folding the large owl die so here's my take.  

I used Spellbinders large owl die to cut my aperture in silver card.  Not the best for photographing but looks great in the real.  For a change I was smart and using Tando Creative Bamboo Group stencil and Dreamweavers matte yellow embossing paste I added the perch and leaves.  I say I was smart because impatient crafter tried to 'save time' and ended up smudging one set of leaves beyond recognition.  So glad I hadn't done the iris folding.  So I started again and only ended up with a slight smudge which I have cunningly covered with the sentiment.  Hee hee.  By the by, I got the green paste by adding Pine Needles distress crackle paint to the yellow paste.  

Tah dah!!  Even more shiny papers cos we like to give the photographer a hard time!!  Me likey.  The papers are all from my stash.  I love iris folding with a bit of pattern and texture.  The sentiment stamp is from Crafty Individuals and I have inked my edges with VersaMagic Tea Leaves and DI Mowed Lawn

Joining the fun at
DREAM It Up - Stencils are to Die for
Country View Challenges - Stencil It
Tando Creative Challenges - Come Fly With Me
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hoping to get another couple of projects finished before it gets too hot in my little crafty space, although it is hotting up fast!  Take care.  Hugs

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Making The Simple Complicated

Hello.  Welcome.  The weatherman got it right!  We are melting.  Me and my furry friends.  Gotta feel sorry for the fur balls.  It's just too hot to be a bunny.  Even in the shade.  What really gets me is one throws itself down, flat out, and the others come and lay right on top so you end up with a pile of rabbits.  I keep expecting the one underneath to try and escape or die of heat stroke but it hasn't happened yet.  Bunnies do it together.   

It's time to check out the inspiration from PaperArtsy and this week Joanne Wardle made a balck and kraft CAS card.  Love it!  Mine?  Not so CAS.........

So working with a black base card and a kraft panel I used my most favouritest Cheery Lynn border die, Tiny Bubbles Border.  Then I stuck the kraft panel and the die cut onto the black base card.  Nice

I stamped flowers and stems using PaperArtsy JM34 and ELB04 using black archival ink and fussy cut.  I love this kraft paper.  Look at that lovely black.  It stamps so perfectly.   The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders Create set.  And because I had abandoned the idea of CAS and single layers I decided to use a clear Wink of Stella all over my flowers.  Love the black and tan.....

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Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Keep safe.  Hugs