Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wax Resist

Gingersnaps Spicy supply challenge is to use Wax so have been mulling this over the the holiday and thought owww wax resist no mess no heat just  a white wax crayon or you could use a candle .
If you stamp before doddling your image will be to the foreground and if you stamp after the doodle it will reciede. so I've had a little play and made a card and an ATC book cover

The card and book are done on regular card stock and distress inks, there are 3 signature so thats 12 atc's held in place by wrapping with fibers and a hair tidy to keep it all in place, the ATC is on glossy card  I simply coloured the area were I didn't want the ink.
Off to play some more now lol

                                                  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Anything goes at Just for Fun

How are you all ? were you good and did Santa bring you some new toys to play with if so why not get creative and show them off here at Just for Fun as it's anything goes .
I have had a play with an old toy had to blow the dust off mind you lol
I've taken 2 files from my Silhouette library and joined them together, not sure if you can see but I have used green and pink chalks on the flourish and bird and distress ink for the edge this was then mounted on a background made with reinkers on tissue paper. Zoe and Neet have of course come up with fab ideas :)
Have a wonderful New Year all and I look forward to visiting you

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My first Journal page

Art Journaling is something I have admired for a while out there in blog land and watching on you tube and it seems that anything goes you just have to express yourself which I do find hard at times, you just have to let it take you there, so when Isa set a challenge at the Craft Barn for a journal page I thought oh ! but the theme is building and mt thought went to the difference between town and country have lived in both

I've used my A5 sketch pad a variety of crayons inks and pens I really didn't think I would end up with anything worth showing but the OH thought it turned out ok and that's a compliment from him lol
There are some wonderful inspiration on the Craft Barn blog
Oh you might notice a spelling mistake but those who know me would think it odd is there wasn't one somewhere spell checker is a godsend
TTFN and thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Week 47 at Just for Fun

A quiet week for Zoe's choice of seasons and summer at Just for Fun, but so lovely to see those of you taking a break from the Christmas cards :)  now we are revisiting autumn on this the winter solstice so days can only get lighter and hopefully brighter from today .
For my creation this week I've used part of a stamp from Third coast a fairy among the brambles, my OH think she looks a bit scary. I've made a chip board frame by glueing layers together cut with a nestability, coloured some card with the autumn DI's love that seedless preserve just the right colour for all those autumn fruits, die cut some leaves and used candy cane stickles for the berries , so if you have time to play along with us this week Zoe Neet and myself will only be to happy to come and vist you :)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Two for one

This card uses an old free stamp from the Craft Stamper back in January 2009 never used it at the time but this year it really spoke to me, Make My Monday want to see a red ribbon and Crafty Cardmakers would like you to use the same stamp in 3 different ways .
I've stamped direct onto the card then added a stamped masked and watercolour background stamped the flower again and coloured with promarker and decoupaged toped off with the Tim Holtz bird and a red ribbon

As you can see I did get a bit carried away lol the card atc and tag were for a swap and the last card that took ages to make is for my mum

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Less is more and it's snowing

No it's not really snowing here in Hampshire yet but LIM want to see one layer cards let it snow and looking at the enties which are all beautiful I see I'm not the only one who got these free stamps with a magazine so hope you like how I have used them :)

Sunny days at Just for Fun

We're working up a sweat here, well we can live in hope can't we lol at Just for Fun with Zoe taking us into the summer.
We also have a guest this week Ann  invited by Neet whom I'm sure will have come up with something pretty amazing being a tallented crafter
My little offering this week is a domino stamped and embossed with flowers and butterfly from Personal Impressions on an alcohol ink background and coloured with sukura pens and topped off with glossy accents

Thursday, 8 December 2011

It's getting warmer at Just for Fun

We're here with the second week of Zoe's choice at Just for Fun
After winter comes the spring, longer day and warming sun bringing forth new life and for me a favourite sight are the woods full of bluebells of which there are plenty of near to me :)
I hope I have captured that feeling of a bright day in the woods with an alcohol background and trees from Kanban and a suggestion of bluebells . Zoe and Neet of course have their own vision of spring which are just wonderful
Hope you are keeping nice and warm and dreaming of days to come

Monday, 5 December 2011

Make your own flowers for the Craft room Challange

If you are a reader of my blog you will know how I love to make flowers :)
This card shows 3 different flowers a tiny rosette flower a canvas flower and a tiny paper flower. The base card has been embossed with Craft concept folder, a piece of glossy card stamped and embossed with a daisy background from the Stampman and then brayerd just love the way it's left a halo of white around the little flowers.
There is lots of lovely inspiration on the Craft room challenge blog :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Baby it's cold outside

It's the 1st of December and Zoe's choice at Just for Fun and she would like to see your interpretation of winter. Winter always bring to mind a poem we learnt at school. When the north wind doth blow we shall have snow and what will the robin do then, poor thing
I have used a shallow tray into which I have added a background of distress inks and Penny black trees a TH flourish to represent the cold wind part of a TH on the edge twigs and of course the TH bird.