Thursday, 28 August 2014

Which Witch is This Witch

Hello.  Welcome.   I'm in Witch mode again tonight using the cute little witch from The Greeting Farm Spooktacular rubber stamp set.  

I've used YNS sketch.  My base card is silver.  For the border I used an embossing pen and black embossing powder.  On the RHS I used a paper mask but the other edges I just went for it.  I quite like the effect.  The frame is cut using Crafts Too Frames dies in black and purple glitter card.  Looks great in the real but I always forget, right until I pick up the camera, that all that glitter does make the photography a little challenging.  Ah well.  I coloured the witch with Promarkers.  I diecut Cheery Lynn Spider Web Mesh Border and Southern Charm Valance from black glitter card.  I used part of the valance die cut and weaved a piece of purple paper stamped with Unity Stamps sentiment 'Best Witches'.  

Joining the fun at
The Greeting Farm FFF - Anything Goes
YNS Challenge - Sketch
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 148 - Frame It 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Witch Kraft 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

Monday, 25 August 2014

Making Sunshine

Hello.  Welcome.  It's been a cold, wet, grey day.  What happened to the summer??  They say we may get some sun tomorrow but I couldn't wait.  I decided to make a bright happy card and also have a play with some new crafty items that I go a couple of days ago.  Now, by new, I mean new to me.  I finally bought some distress stains and I also splashed out to try a Prima doll with matching dies.  

I decided to try the splat technique with the stains.  I used Fired Brick and Mustard Seed.  Splat!   Splat!  Splat!  What fun!  This is Prima doll Zoe.  I stamped her and used the matching dies to cut her and her clothes out.  I hit the scrap box for her clothes.  Her top is a piece of DCWV paper and the skirt and shoes is a scrap I had coloured with DI inks.  Definitely quicker using the dies than fussy cutting but my die placement wasn't perfect.  I am sure that will get better with practice.  

I mounted my panel on a texture white card which I coloured with DI Barn Door.  I stamped the flower stamp from Prima For You stamp set and the greeting from the Prima Sunshine set. 

Joining the fun at
Our Creative Corner - Summertime
Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop
7 Kids Challenge 106 - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs

Witch Head

Hello.  Welcome.  A special big hello to Gaylynn and Angie who have taken the plunge and joined my happy little following.  So glad to have you along.  Big hugs to all my followers and everyone who takes the time to leave a comment.  I really do appreciate your support.  

I popped over to Simon Says Stamp this morning to check on the new monday theme and oh gosh, it's Witch Kraft.  Count me in.  I love Halloween.  The colours are so delicious, and so are the pumpkins LOL.  Mine is growing nicely.  Hoping for a giant one to be star of the harvest party.  Anyway, my brain cell threw out a number of ideas.  Here's one

I cut my kraft ATC using Sizzix ATC and corners die and embossed with Sizzix Notebook embossing folder.  I added a touch of VersaMagic Tea Leaves and Hint of Pesto around the edge.  The letters are cut from Prima Harlequin patterned paper.  I stamped and fussy cut Stampers Anonymous Retro Halloween Witch and coloured with Promarkers and Wink of Stella.  A holographic confetti star and she's all ready for a new school year.  


Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 120 - Back to School
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Back to School 

Thanks for your visit.  Hope the week is off to a great start.  Hugs

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Fun With Faces

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new face over at PaperArtsy.   Here's my version

I sketched my girl, grabbed a black pen and inked in the lines.  I would suggest if you do this that the black pen you grab is water fast.  Of course, mine wasn't LOL.  Why make it easy????

I coloured.  Skin a mix of FF Rose and white.  Hair a mix of FF Butternut and burnt sienna.  Face highlights a mix of FF Rose and burnt sienna

Then I forgot to take more photo's cos I was having too much fun.  I decided to go red and black.  Her jumper is red acrylic stamped with a couple of stamps from MME Indie Chic Ginger - Pictures set.  The background is Fired Brick Distress Stain stamped with two free stamps from Quick Cards magazine.  I stamped the flourish with Brilliance archival Rocket Red Gold and the butterfly with black archival

I inked the edges with black archival and mounted on Bazzill Blackberry Swirl.

I've done three of the four faces Clare shared.  If you would like to check out my previous masterpieces the tag on the left is here, the card on the right is here

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 117 - Wings 

Thanks for your visit.  Enjoy your Sunday.  Hugs

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bathing Beauties

Hello.  Welcome.  Sometimes, despite previous experience to the contrary, I decide to have a go at a style I am not really comfortable with.  For me Vintage is one of those styles.   I see such lovely vintage projects but just can't get it.  Tonight I decided to try again.

I used Cheery Lynn Celtic Fire Oval Frame doily die and a picture of a couple of bathing beauties.  I used DI Vintage Photo on the diecut, backed it with a piece of kraft and added some lace around the edge.  I used Cheery Lynn Dandelions and Tea Rose Small to make the flowers and added a lace hanger and a metal charm from Korthobby.  I added some clear rhinestones to the charm.  It reminds me of vintage jewellery.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 146 - Doilies 
Korthobby - Vintage
Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - To Die For 

Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Hugs

Friday, 22 August 2014

After The Cupcake Is Over

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi to kb9upk who recently joined my little following.  So lovely to have you along.  In case anyone is wondering about the chocolate and courgette muffins all I can say is


I have recently become enamored by Unity Stamps and all the fun things they do.  I had some new stamps arrive and one of them was 'My Panda Balloon'.  So cute.  The first thing that struck me was that the balloon resembled a baby panda and so a baby card was born.  So to speak.....

I've used STAMPlorations sketch for my LO and the colours were inspired by this months Unity Challenge colour inspiration.  I used a dark green base card.  Added a layered of green marbled card which I covered in orange splatters and some black archival smudges.  The ivy paper is from a Sizzlits pad, a piece of orange card and a piece of Making Memories Spook Alley patterned paper.  The 'baby' is Sizzix Baby Clothes Line decorative strip die and the leafy flourishes are part of Crafty Individuals Victoria Corner die.  I stamped the photo frame from SMAK Sept 2012 kit on the bottom of the Spook Alley paper to ground the panda.  I stamped Unity 'My Panda Balloon' and cut out both pandas.  Then I layered the baby on the big panda, covered with Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents.  

So cute or what??

Joining the fun at
The Unity Stamp Company - Friends with Flair
The Unity Stamp Company Challenge 19 - Colour
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 18
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Papertake Weekly - To Die For 
Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop 

Thanks for your visit.  Your thoughts are appreciated.  Hugs

Book Friends

Hello.  Welcome.  Well, it seems the sun I ordered has been seriously misplaced so maybe a little craft is the order of the day.  Oh goody :-)  There was a little sun early this morning and I checked around the veg patches and found these

A very nice selection of summer squash.  OK, so that one at the back is a little bit big!!  LOL  What to do, what to do

Chocolate and courgette muffin with cream cheese butter cream.  Yummy. 

Whilst waiting to sample the results I thought I'd make an ATC for the Wicked Wednesday challenge.  This week it's back to school.  That always makes me think books so........

I cut my ATC using Sizzix ATC and Corners die, coloured with DI Scattered Straw, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China and spritzed.  I stamped the book stamp from PaperArtsy, masked and stamped the pile of books from Katzelkraft.  It did have ex libris at the top but I masked that out.  Edged with black archival.  The pile of books look clearer in the real but for some reason the camera wanted to make that darker splodge really dark so I have had to play a bit with it.  The colours are a bit more intense on the ATC

Joining the fun at
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #120 - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - To Die For 

Thanks for your visit.  Off to have a cup of tea and a muffin.  Hugs