Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy haunting to you all.
There has been a serious lack of Halloween on my blog but I have made a simple neckless to give away, sadly it's not black but dark blue and distressed
So let me know if you would like to own this before 9 pm Thursday and it will be in the post Friday morning address permitting

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

It's a Gift

It's the last week of Christmas at OOTH challenge is to make a gift, the ladies have made some inspiring pressies.
Well the lavender in my garden is a poor excuse for a bush but a friend kindly gave me some of hers, so I set to making a few lavender bags.
I've used one of the other half's cream shirts destined for the rag bag and stamped with versafine ink and coloured with promarkers very quickly and carefully (if you linger to long on the fabric it just sucks out the ink and bleeds)

Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Craftroom Challenge

It's been a while since I have made something for challenge but I noticed that the Craft-room are having an orental challenge,  which fired me up to make a card, I'm not sure who made the stamp but it's huge !

Friday, 26 October 2012

Fingers crossed Challenge 16 at Artful Times

Why fingers crossed you may ask, well Neet has check my grammar and spelling but who knows  if I have done the linky right, so fingers crossed
Before Sam decided to leave she had set the challenge of Orange Brown and White, which we have decided to stick with. Not a colour combination I found easy but I'm pleased with the result :)

For the background  I have blobbed  acrylic paint in the said colour and scraped it down the card with a credit card, once dry I dry brushed with white, then stamped foliage with the same brown and orange paint. The girl was then stamped with sepia ink onto some card inked with spiced marmalade and rusty hinge, bleaching out the face and socks. The text, cut  from a page spoke to me .

So hope you like my atc and join Neet and I  in this challenge at Artful Times

Thanks to Alison I would also like to enter this for Twisted Tuesday Challenge a touch of orange

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Bah humbug for out of the hat

Yep I'm bah humbug but as it's Christmas  in October  at Out of the Hat so thought I had better get my act together and make a decoration or two. There are some lovely examples from the team so do have a look :)
Very simple to make with craft wire, wind around a knitting keeping the coils close together like a spring then slip off, make a little loop at one end for a hook to hang it by. then all you have to do is wind it around your finger with the base of the tree being at the thickest part of the finger then it's just a matter of manipulating the wire until you are happy with the shape .Finished off with some dollops of stickels, they would make fun earing too ha ha

And now something with a little more finesse some wire earrings. I have some commisions for these in all sorts of colours


Friday, 12 October 2012

Challenge 15 at Artful Times

For the next 2 weeks at Artful Times it's fur or feathers and you can make what ever takes your fancy :) I have made a card using kraft card stamps from dylusions and a cat stamp I got from the US some years ago, nothing to complicated or messy simply stamped and coloured with regular colour pencils and the cats embossed with white wow embossing powder and I did try and lighten the cats with bleach but the card just went darker lol
Just editing... what a ***** I can be at Times first I posted at the wrong time then Thought OMG it's not this week so deleted it only to realise yes it was this week so I'm sitting in the naughty corner :(
Please do check out what Sam and Neet have come up with for this challenge

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Andy Skinner Workshop

I was lucky enough to get a place on the Andy Skinner workshop where I met up with lots of lovely bloging crafters
Well I  have finally finished , and hopefully it has kicked my mojo back into gear
Instead of the paper I used the acrylic paints to distress some lace so it looks like iron work