Monday, 30 May 2011

magic in the air

I wanted to do a brayerd tag for a swap and I think it just fits in with Sir Stampalot's challenge of a magical world.
Brayed with big and juicy and water stamped with a fern the stamp, the image I've used is from Creative Stamping you can't see it in the photo but there's a little perfect pearls on her and I have bleached out the flower all edged with a silver pen .
Thanks for stopping by :)
A quick edit as I see it's the Craft-rooms first challenge and it's anything goes.
Good luck to the new team :)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Come and get it Technique Challenge

It's technique week at Come and Get It and the faux linen is Cindy's choice
Haveing never done it before I had to research it and found this tutorial at Splitcoaster Stampers
I did start with a black script stamp in the background but with all the sanding it all but disappeared, it does give an interestring effect so hope you will give it a try
humm hind sight is a wonderful thing wish I'd sanded the last stamping on the corners now

Friday, 27 May 2011

Black magic

Over at Try it on Tuesday the theme is scraplings, I've fallen in love with this size since Neet choose it on JFF. and just by chance I had a black piece, then remembered a technique called black magic where you stamp with a solid image in white ink and colour over the top with watercolour pencils.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Size still matters at Just for fun

We saw some superb postcards last week so well done to you all and I'd like to welcome Florence this week as a guest on the design team, she has created some amazing works from the first challenge and this week is no exception
Yes we are going smaller again this week with Neets choice of size matters and it's tea cards,  remember the brooke bond tea cards little cards of art and information 2.5 x 1.25 well we would like you to give this size ago and to keep it authentic you need to keep the white border I did mine buy cutting the card then masking and then stamping and braying. Lots of ideas over on the Just For Fun challenge blog
Hope you will join us in the fun and maybe consider joining in the swap

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Come and get it

Come and get it is a new challenge blog over the pond ( hence the lateness in my posting got the times all wrong lol ) run by some friends of mine and although not my usual style do join in from time to time :) and this week and next they have asked me to be a guest designer . This week Shell has set a sketch Challenge so go and see what they have been upto .

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Just for fun Challenge

What a lovely variety of scraplings we saw last week and how creative you all were .
Still on Neets theme of size matters it's postcards 6" x 4" at Just for Fun and the challenge at Gingersnaps is create a scene
I've kept mine nice and simple this week with a brayed background and images stamped in black.
Hope you have fun with the larger size and look forward to visiting you :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Just for Fun week 15

Just reposting one that blogger forgot ............. lets hope there's not another glitch in the system
Here we are at the second week of Neets choice of size matter and it Scraplings you know the bits you get left over when cutting a square card , 11" x 2 1/2 .
I've turned mine into an easel card with an ATC for a topper. Simply score and fold across the middle and 3 1/2 from each end you should have something that looks like an M when folded but you all know how to mak an easle card don't you :)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Another Scrapling and bees wax

With a bottle cap, bees wax and scraps of paper I've made a little birthday card .
Inspired by Isa at the Craft Barn :)
I used my craft iron as a hotplate for my bottle top and covered a disc of yellow paper and some punched flower with the bees wax shaved off a block I got from the local honeyman fortunately is was not no dark
Don't forget the Challenge at Just for Fun is to use scraplings

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Welcome to the house of fun

Grungy Monday 6  and Linda has choosen Tims tag from day 8, 2007.
I have used a Sandel dabber with fired brick DI then embossed it with the brick folder inked with black soot.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Wax Crayons

I've used technique 1 for wax crayons on this months craft stamper where you heat the paper with an iron and then applied the wax crayons.
It's birthday cards at the come and get it challenge so Happy Birthday Cindy
Main image stamps from Paper Artsy
Tip If you want to change the first letter of a word mask with stickytape while inking and then remove before stamping, I did this with the H of happy and used a much bigger one :)

Monday, 9 May 2011


The Stampman are having a poppy Challenge and the opportunity so get ready to support a good cause so go and check it out :)
This is for the Red and White at My Time to Craft
 and an ATC for a flower swap I'm in
All coloured with watercolour pencils

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Paint Fusion Daisy's

Yesterday some friends and I got together for a paint fusion play and Sue bless her gave us each a frame she had crackle painted for us which turned out to be the perfect frame for my finished picture. for the background I used distress stains in fired brick and sugar spun direct to paper and a scribble of broken china I picked up from the craft mat .

Not sure if you can see it but I used a gold paint in with the green for the leaves on this atc

Week 14 at Just for Fun

A new month and a new theme at Just for Fun. Size matter as chosen by Neet and kicking us off are inches, little squares of art :)
I used watercolour paper distress ink and stamps from inkadinkdo and a little bit of bandana work with a white pen to make a topper 2"x3" cut it into inches and added onto an atc .
Have fun and look forward to seeing what you do with yours :) and don't forget if you fancy swapping what you make the check out the details HERE

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

All that jazz

There's still time if you would like to join in the last week of shapes challenge of triangles, at Just for fun
I used some plastic packaging and cut out a tirangle and inked through with cut n dry with distress inks and did the same with some sequin waste.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge 5

Just as well we had to week for this challenge. Again Linda has set to get you thinking and it's all todo with dimention with a link to Tims challenge of May 2008 Well I'm not really a scrapper but thought I'd make a little something for the other half using some of his TT badges, it's all made with a corrigated card, distress stains and acrylic dabbers .

Looking forward to the next one now :)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Bit of Bandana

Some Friends over the pond recently started a challenge blog Come and Get It and this week it's a technique challenge "Bandana " the team have some wonderful works to inspire you .
I'm quite pleased with the finished card, but think the corners a bit over the top lol