Saturday, 26 November 2011

Winter and Summer

Now the prompt for the November Craft Barn calendar week 11 was a foggy day with grey yellow and bare trees , woke in the morning after making it in my sleep as we do sometimes lol but could I find the stamp I wanted to use not on your nelly :( so gave up looking for it after a day and had to rethink the whole thing
I've used the Crafty Individual trees and no inks this time but chalks instead .
The second which is week 3 green and flowers and I love how this turned out the background is done with Neocolors watersoluble crayons and stamp from Stampdous

Don't for to check out the blog their they have an amazing blog giveraway :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Favourite shape at just for Fun

We certainly saw some wonderful techniques this last week :) from all you wonderful crafters
This is the last week of Neet's favourites at Just for Fun
What's your favourite shape ? maybe a die cut or card shape like Zoe
Well mines the Paisley from spellbinders I've used the largest a number of times as a tag but thought for a change I'd use a smaller one on a card inked up some paper with the new seedless preserve chipped and stamped my image with chipped sapphire cut 2 out and had a happy accident 2 make a heart shape :) nothing was planned it all just sort of happen as I went along, I've used sequin waste for the dots with spun sugar on the base card
Looking forward to seeing what you can do with your favourite shape

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Less is More

Less is more challenge wants to see silhouettes so here I am with another Christmas card I've used 2 stamps and 2 distress stains so quick and easy

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Techniques galore at Just for Fun

Well I didn't think it could get any harder but Neet's choice this week is favourite techniques ! oh what to do I have all ready done a few this month bleaching , kiss resist, wrinkle free and letterpress with embossing folders ............. wow there are just so many out there
Ok so here we go with my first Christmas card of the season embossed with snowflake tinsel and water coloured with distress inks and perfect pearl not difficult but effective :) I use an acrylic block for my pallet and just touch the corner of my ink pad to it to lay down some ink then spritz with a little water, pick up a little PP with my paint brush and mix, a little goes along way . I used a new colour Biscotti which is a lovely compromise between the pearl and the gold :)

I hope you can see the subtle shimmer the PP has given.
Now it's time for you to have a play and share with us at Just for Fun
Oh and do check out Zoe's and Neets they are extra fabulous week :)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Autumn at the Craft Barn

I wonder if I'll be able to catch on the calender's I've missed :) I'd bought the 12 little things when it was announced so need to use them and thought what a nice little gift it would make for some friends and family so if some are not my usual style it's because they are made for someone else
Week 10 is Autumn colour and leaves
Well after making such a rich colour background with my distress inks and gold spray I was going to die cut leaves out of it but changed my mind and stamped in black archival keeping it simple.
Week two is red, hearts and embossing
Yes I know this is a little on the cute side but I like the sentiment which says "three things in life that should never be broken Toys Promises and Hearts"
I stamped and embossed the image as I don't have a memento ink pan and coloured with promarkers, I then drew the patten on the bottom to match the stamp.the hearts are then stamped with the new Festive Berry DI

Yes it's another easel card lol

Monday, 14 November 2011

It's all about the background

Last week I finally got my inky fingers on the distress inks doing the happy dance lol and I know everyone has there new favourite colours for me it's the seedless preserves and iced spruce.
The Artistic Stamper wants to see backgrounds and Let's Ink it Up want to see a favourite techniques .
I've used Iced spruce for the background then stamped with bleach then used the Spun Sugar distress stain another fav as half the bottles gone all ready some White D stain dabed on with my finger then stamped with the Seedless preserves.
I could have dressed it up more but I like it the way it is :)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Blog Candy at the Craft Barn

Doesn't this look just amazing ! a super give away fingers crossed and good luck everyone .
Thank you Craft Barn

Saturday, 12 November 2011

2 for one at the Craft Barn

With the mojo having taken a sabbatical and now back hurray :) I'm trying to catch up with the calendar challenge at the Craft Barn there's a new one each week but all are still open so you can still take part in the past ones great idea Isa :)
Week 1 is blue and crackle. I've used Dreamweaver crackle paste and coloured it with chipped sapphire  DI love this Papermaina stencil
Week 9 is back to school. I've used Tim's on the edge die to cut my backround from chipboard ( thanks Marie I've even gone out and bought a big shot ) made the back ground with some old pages from one of my sons school books and added some red pen nope it was not there but we all remember the dreaded red pen lol distressed with old paper DI made a page with a joureling stamp and that title why was it always what I did in the holidays for the first day back in september lol then you pen leaks and you try and clean it up and it smudges. I had great fun and lots of memories making this one

Thursday, 10 November 2011

What's Yours at Just for Fun

Vodka and lime please :) opps I mean favourite colour, gosh that's as hard as favourite stamp. Neet your a little stinker lol
Well black and denim are my favourite colours to wear the more faded the better but then again I do love bright colours and the colours of autumn and then there's colours that are in the background like grey which enrich other colours like the reds pinks and mauves boy was it hard to settle on one well you don't have to settle for one just make your favourite the main colour of your creation for this week at Just For Fun

A chipboard tag painted with dabbers in wild plum, chewing gum, bottle and pumice stone DI and the image coloured with le Plume pens
faded jeans and snow cap white distress stains for the background then stamped with faded jeans and broken china

Now don't forget to come and share favourite colour or combination with us at Just for Fun as we would love to visit your
Take care all xxx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Month of Favourites at JFF

Neets turn to set the scene for this month at JFF with Favourites and the first is a favourite stamp ! what a hard task that is with so many to choose from, but with it being Autumn I could only choose this wonderful lady from Third Coast with the wind and leaves blowing through her hair if only I looked that good haha
Lookng forward to seeing what is a favourite stamp of yours
I would also lke to enter this in Make My Monday Autumn leaves which I haven't joined in for a while sorry girls