Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Witch Job Share

Hello.  Welcome.  It took me 5 attempts to spell witch!!  I blame it on too much sun!!  Hurray, the sun.  Four days in a row and a toasty 19C in the shade.  Amazing.  Lots of garden time.  Things are certainly springing......  No baby bunnies yet though!  Hopefully some will appear later this week. Was hoping for a fluffy birthday present but never mind......

I've been working on a little something using the sketch from Papirdokkene, the recipe from Joan's Touch using pastel colours for The Greeting Farm, and Cheery Lynn wanted something for Mother's Day.  Phew!!  Kay, I hear you laughing!  It all came together and looks something like this......


I've used the little witch from The Greeting Farm Spooktacular set.  She's providing holiday cover for the Fairy Godmother.  Tooth Fairy gigs are much more her line but the Tooth Fairy only takes summer vacations cos she's always so busy from Halloween through Easter what with all the extra candy consumption.  I paper pieced her with lilac paper and added Wink of Stella clear.  I've used a purple base card and added a purple layer embossed using Nellie Snellen Flowers and Leaves embossing folder.  I added a white layer embossed using Cheery Lynn Diamond and Starburst embossing plate.  I cut Cheery Lynn Tiny Bubbles Border in white and added some purple ribbon which has a silver rose pattern.  I cut Cheery Lynn Pocket Watch and backed it with some apricot paper.  Hope that's OK Joan LOL  The flowers are Cheery Lynn BAF #1 and Wheat Heads cut in purple paper.  All the edges were distressed and coloured with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.  I also used this ink to highlight the embossing and flowers. 



The tag is cut from MME paper.  I've use the same purple ribbon and distressed inked edges.  I decided this was the perfect thing for a mother's day card, a voucher for child minding.  What mother doesn't need an evening off?



Of course this idea could be adapted for any special occasion where you want to give your time or skills.  


Isn't she sweet.  Gotta love the Wink.  
 
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Thanks for your visit.  Hope you are having sunshine.  Hugs

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

Hello.  Welcome.  Which came first, the Chicken or the chocolate egg?  Earth Day or Birthday?  Hee hee.  Definately Birthday.  Happy Happy to me.  Just working on a little alternative Easter Egg Hunt for Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge.



I used Papermania Spring Life papers for my ATC base.  I stuck onto card and cut out with Sizzix ATC and corners die.  I seriously distressed the edges and then went a little crazy in the middle as well.  Then I inked with DI mini pad Walnut Stain.  Saw these cute mini pads and couldn't resist!  The Penguin is a Crafty Individuals stamp stamped with ColourBox Black Cherry ink and coloured with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Limelight.  I fussy cut him.  Love his punk look.  The grass is hand cut and the egg is a Making Memories brad.  I added the lettering but my white jelly roll didn't want to work on my disressed surface so it's not as defined as I would have liked. 

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Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

Sunday, 20 April 2014

What? Again!!

Hello.  Welcome.  I rarely make the same design twice.  That said it's not exactly the same design.  But then again, when you find something you like.......


Thinking this works perfectly for the boys with Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus stamps.  I've coloured with promarkers and I don't know where the polka dot paper tape came from but isn't it cool?  Would look good wrapped around an Easter egg. 

Joining the fun at
Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
Emergency Crafters Challenge - Polkadots 
YNS Fun Friday Challenge 11 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you had a great and happy Easter.  Hugs

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Giving is More Important

Hello. Welcome.  This project started life as an A4 piece of lilac card, because the Cheery Lynn challenge this week is purple, and one of my favourite quotes about change inspired by this fortnights challenge at The Craft Barn.  



My base card is lilac and all the papers are shades of purple.  All my dies are Cheery Lynn, Ship's Compass, Owls With Gears, Pocket Watch, Spring Flower Burst Doily and Angel Wing, Spider Web Mesh Border.  I used motifs that to me symbolise change.  I used a purple Sharpie to write the quote and outlined with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  The brads and the little clock are Storyteller.  I distressed the edges of my card and inked with DI Dusty Concord and VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.  

I don't know where this quote comes from and have decided it doesn't matter.  I am sure more than one person has said this, I know I have said it many times myself.  It doesn't matter who said it first, just that it was said.  I have decided that since it's my birthday in a few days, and since it is something I should think and act more on, that I am going to keep this for myself.  To remind me. 

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 128 - Pretty in Purple
The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge - Change/Truth
Joan's Touch Challenge 9 - Dies, no stamps, layers, any colours
Storyteller Norge Utfordring 14 - Charms
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winged Things

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a great Easter weekend.  I'm certainly enjoying the sunshine.  Hugs

Through the Dragon's Eye

Hello.  Welcome.  It's a lovely sunny day.  Hurray.  So why am I sitting in crafting??!!!  Well..... I had a quick peek over at PaperArtsy and JOFY has been playing with the masterboard we made previously.  Mine's here.  Going to have a go at some of the other lovely ideas real soon but just had to, had to! make one of these chalkboard cards. 


A tad frustrated with the photography.  I though natural light would give a better photo  but having trouble with the colour balance.  Third time lucky, although I'm sure my edges are straighter than in this photo!!  I mentioned in my masterboard post that I thought it needed some yellow.  I started filling in the background but it was taking sooooooo long I only did a small area.  Enough to cut this cute little circle.  I've stamped the flower again on white card, cut it out and stuck on top of my masterboard circle.  I've used SIDD5 It's Your Birthday stamps and a galaxy marker for my lines.  The sentiment, bubbles and flower were stamped using Docraft Artiste white pigment ink.  The printed tissue was supplied by my friend Kay, HI KAY, and I used a piece of Forever in Time paper tape.  

Really liked this so decided to try it with a piece of the masterboard without the yellow background.  


Maybe this is better.  The white background more in keeping with the chalkboard colours. 

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Thanks for your visit.  Off to soak up some sun.  Big hugs


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Bunny

Hello.  Welcome.  I don't seem to be able to escape the hot pink today!  Over at The Greeting Farm the Colour challenge is purple, pinks, blues so here's Pretty Hat out and about with her Easter Bunny and Easter Chick.



I started by stamping Pretty Hat onto Stardream card and colouring her with Promarkers.  The stardream has built in bling and I love that this show through the promarker ink.  The bunny is actually Pretty Hat's dog!!   In this rubber stamp set she comes with a dog and also a bunny and cat head and the cute little bird and a load of other small stamps.  I was going to have the dog there and then I thought in the spirit of Easter I would cut off his head!! and tail!!! and give him a rabbit head instead.  Sounds a bit drastic but he makes a very cute rabbit don't you think?  Over at I Love Promarkers the theme is Cats and Dogs.  Do you think this would still count even though he's wearing a bunny head?  ROFL  OK, maybe too many chocolate eggs already!  The bunnydog and chick were stamped onto purple dotty paper.  The doily is Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst with matching angel wing.  The inner circle is Making Memories paper and I drew some lines with a Rose Pink Promarker to give Pretty Hat and Bunnydog something to stand on.


The background paper was a happy accident.  I found this lovely paper from Making Memories which has these embossed leaves on it.  I was inking the edge with DI Salty Ocean and liked the effect on the embossed areas so inked it all over.  Then I thought it was too much, spritzed with water and blotted with some paper.  The result looks a bit like leaves against a cloudy sky.  Happy accident.  Isn't Bunnydog cute?


I've used a purple base card and I also added some pink satin ribbon across the card.

Joining the fun at
The Greeting Farm - Colour Challenge
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 85 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge 99 - Easter or Spring Theme
Simon Says Stamp- Work it Wednesday March 2014

Thanks for your visit.  In the mojo zone today.  Might try for a hat trick.  Hugs

Hot Pink, Grey Day

Hello.  Welcome.  I reached for the hot pink card again this morning.  A grey, cold, wet day I need a bit of bright.  They have forecast nice weather for the rest of the weekend so here's hoping.  Hero Arts have a Spring Sketch Challenge going on and I have used Sketch #2.



I folded my hot pink base card and then added a layer of the background I made using Hero Arts Asian Element stamp.  For details see this post.  Then I took a tag, stamped the same flower image in black archival and layered it onto a piece of the same flower stamped background.  All edges have been inked with VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Perfect Plumeria chalk inks.  The sentiment is also a Hero Arts stamp on some Do Craft patterned paper from their Born to Shop range.

Joining the fun at

Hero Arts Spring Sketch Challenge - Sketch #2
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 42 - Layer Cake
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge - Monochrome
StampARTic Challenge - Color Theme

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a great day.  Have you started your Easter break yet?  Hugs