Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Green Santa

Well as promised the second Santa card and this one is green. Again I used Promarkewrs to colour him is and added stickles for sparkle. The papers I think are Papermania but not 100% sure as the front cover is missing. The snowflake was made as before but this time covered in snowflake embossing powder. The sentiment was a left over from a QVC kit from ages ago I know not much help but still got a woolley head. The wee snowman came from a craft section of a garden centre I visited and I have no idea of the name or even where it was as we did a day visiting several and I get easily confused sorry all.

This post is short I know but my brain hurts as I have a headache hope you like the card though and hope my son does too.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-
Sweet stamps-Christmas bling
Passion for promarkers-celebration
Creative Belli-winter/Christmas
Fresh brewed coffee-Christmas
Penny's -Christmas
Creative card crew-tis the season
Kreative stamp friends-christmas
cupcake crafts-don't look at the light

Monday, 12 December 2011

Another decoration card

Told you I'd make another and think I like this one even better. Again coloured in promarkers, the papers are copy paper that I embossed and the ribbon, holly and gems are all from my stash and don't you just adore these loving snow people ,of course they come from the fab range at Funky kits where else?

Quick post as really ought to go check the meat for lunch as my parents will be here any minute so appologies if I don't publish straight away.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The Sugar Bowl-layout and something unusual
Totally Gorjuss-let it snow
Passion for Promarkers -celebration
Crafting for all seasons -WOW
Crafts and me-snow and snowflakes
Lady bug-snowflakes
Colour create-red,white and green
My Sheri crafts-let it snow
Cute card thursday-anything goes
melgens-use green
One stop craft-traditional colours
craft your days away-snowmen
The squirrel and the fox-Christmas
Paper sundaes -anything Christmas

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Outside the box

The challenge over at the sugar bowl is to do something unusual for you, so after looking at the Christmas decorations I bought last year in the sale as I thought then they would look good on a card, but haven't yet plucked up the courage to use them as wasn't really sure how they would work decided now was the time.

I used a fab image of these ever so cute penguins and using the decorations as the base of my colour scheme coloured them with promarkers and added stickles for more sparkle. The papers are both from my scraps file and the ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is a craftworks I think as I won them a couple of Christmases ago and hadn't used them all. The snowflake I made by using some packaging card from a shirt and covering with pva glue and white glitter.

I am really pleased I took the plunge and might have a go at another card using a different colour decoration, thanks for the inspiration and push.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Auds sentiments - any winter holiday
Cooking it up with Katie-anything goes
The Sugar Bowl-layout and do something unusual
Crafty creations- card and sentiment
Passion for Promarkers-celebration
Paper creations ink-bling it up
Pile it on-bling it up
Drunken stampers-glittery holiday
secret crafter Saturday challenge-all creatures great and small
card making mamas-'christmas
crafty catz-anything goes
stampin for the weekend-Christmas
Bearly mine-un traditional christmas colours

Friday, 9 December 2011

Monochromatic Santa

Morning all and hope all you lovely folks in Scotland are managing to fair all the atrocious weather you are having, my thoughts are with you all.
Well managed to make one of a couple of cards my son has requested and the other is nearly done, have to say I am finding it harder than usual to make something I like I'm blaming this darn cold virus my son shared with me , he has had it for 3 weeks now and I'm a week behind but as usual when I get a cold I've lost my voice so all I do is squeak and whisper which can be quite frustrating especially when on the phone but we just carry on.

I was given the brief of 'a brown christmas card please' the other one I am making is 'a green christmas card' so this is the first I came up with.My son thinks this Santa stamp from Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits is fun so I decided to go with that. I presumed the cards with the colours were for boys so thats how they started out but later found out they are for 2 girls, should have known really knowing my son but as this turned out and the other one two they could do for either really, well I think so but with alll the sparkle maybe not.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added stickles for christmas sparkle, The papers I have no idea who's they are (sorry) but love this one with snowflakes on. The snowflake I made by using the left over frame of a chipboard snowflake I'd already used and cut it out along with several others from some packaging from a shirt. This one I covered in bronze embossing powder and versamark ink. The sentiment is Penny Black. The pearls came from hobbycraft, just love the colour and think they finish it off perfectly. The layout is a sort of case from the Sugar Nellie Funky Kits gallery, just what I needed to help me with my woolley brain at the moment, fab place to check out if you are stuck as their DT ladies are really a very clever bunch so thanks guys.

Best show you the finished card now.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Whoopsi daisy-snowflakes
The Pink Elephant-snowflakes and sparkle
Stamps R us-emboss it
Addicted to stamps-christmas
Come and get it challenge-Christmas
Incy Wincy-non traditional christmas colours
Stamps +fun=creativity-pearls
Top Tip Tuesday-let it snow
Ruby's rainbow-monochromatic
Cards and more-snowflakes

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

How much is that doggy?

I always use to feel sad for that poor doggy in the window as I listened to that song as a child they don't do nice songs with a story very often now but I like songs with a story, another favourite is the little boy that santa claus forgot, though I never quite understood it until I lost a little of the Christmas magic of who Santa really is. Enough rambling and reminising and onto a card.

Another fab and oh so cute Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky Kits and get your order in by 2 and Mark pops it in the post the same day fab service.
Anyway I was looking on their gallery for ideas of what to make for my 10 year old nephew, awkward age not grown up but not a wee boy either I do think 10 to 14 is hard as it should be called tweenager not teenager. Well saw a fab card and decided to use it as a base idea for mine so Sugar Nellie DT to the rescue and a great big thank you from me.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out added a bit of sparkle well it is for Christmas. I then used a Go Kreate die which I also got form Funky Kits and cut out a shape to mount him on and embossed it with a brick design. I then added some Martha Stewart punched leaves and mounted that on snowflake embossed paper. A few gems to finish and a tag and done, hope he likes it.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Tuesday throwdown-masculine holiday card
Forever friends -white and sparkles
Crazy challenge blog-stars and or snowflakes
Addicted to stamps-Christmas card
Dream Valley -sparkle
Here come the boys-for a man in your life
stamptacular sunday-anything Christmas
2 sisters-holiday
sweet stampin'-punches and dies

Happy cheerful Santa

I realised the other day that there are now only a few weeks left till Christmas and thought I ought to start marking some Christmas cards especially since my mum has asked for some too. I spent my pennies at Funky kits and got this fab happy Santa which I thought would be great for my 7 year old nephew, I think he is just so cute though I could do with Santa sending me some fine Promarker nibs before Christmas so I can colour the details a bit easier, but we can't have everything we wish for can we.

I coloured him with Promarkers and decided on a white on white card. The base card I left plain but mounted Santa , after a little fancy cutting on some copy paper I embossed with snowflakes and then added a small piece of snowflake ribbon I found in my Christmas box(wish I knew where it was from and I'd get some more). I then added white satin ribbon and a bow. I mounted this on silver mirri-card and added a tag I won a couple of years ago, think they might be craftworks but not sure.A bit of sparkly glitter pen to highlight and done.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The Sugar Bowl-layout theme ice and snow
cards and more - snowflakes
city crafter challenge-Santa is coming to town
Craft your passion-tis the season
Pollycraft-chritmas fun
Stampsrus-emboss it

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A card for the sugar bowl and other challenges

Morning all hopefully I will get time later to pop back and do this card full justice with details, but for now here is my card that I based on the sugar bowl sketch and patchwork theme. I made it just for fun and to try out my new martha stewart all over punch.

I used a sassy image which you can get from funky kits

The ribbon flower I made and used a peel off greeting as foliage, and a brad for the centre.

Edit time -the image is coloured with promarkers and the papers are from a scrapbook kit I have had for ever from QVC I think it might be K and Co but sorry if it's not. The stitching is done with a sakura white pen all on a white base card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
The sugar bowl- layout and patchwork
Hooked on crafts-dies and/or punches
crafting when we can-female birthday

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Milestone card

Morning peeps a quick post whilst son is still in bed before school and I have a day of decorating ahead, well starting to decorate the kitchen anyway.
This card is for one of hubbies colleagues as it's his 40th birthday at the end of this week. I usually find it easy makeing masculine cards but it's harder when you have little info about the person so I just used a mix of masculine papers, I think they are k and co and papermania but not 100% as I've lost the front of the pad along the way. I used the card backing from some forever friends peeloffs for the base card which I drew and cut out the letters and then simply covered them in paper and added a lotv image and a place to write the message and a peeloff to the front. I used gold elatic parcel cord and garden twine to fasten it together through three holes made with a hole punch.

Oops sorry 6:15 have to stir son and take him a drink.

Back now , right here are the pics of each letter and the card in full, hope it's not too boring.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty catz-anything goes
craft your passion -masculine and include brown
Simon says stamp and show-up cycle/recycle
stamps r us-masculine
my partner in crafting crime-use freebie of something recycled
poodles parlour-one for the boys
incy wincy -stitching
heart song inspirations-anything goes

Friday, 4 November 2011

Another 18th birthday card

Hi all here is another card this time one I will be sending to my niece next week, I decided to use this fab sassy girl and do a wow card as I love how elegant they can look.

The sassy girl is coloured with promarkers and glitter added with sakura pen as is the shine on her shoes. I fancy cut her and did some embossing to fancy up my white background papers.Sorry for some reason blogger won't let me load the picture I want and this one doesn't show the embossing very well, the rectangle with the border has swirls on it and the circle with the image on has flowers embossed on it. I used a punch down the rectangle and added some white glitter card under it and then punched some daisy style flowers from white paper and white glitter paper. I later added an 18 and a happy birthday sentiment but popped it in the post without taking a further picture sorry, but I'm sure you can all imaging how it looked and I think as it is I quite liked it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The squirrel and the fox-hats or flowers
dream valley-anything goes
stamptacular sunday-border or frame
sunday sketch and stamp-layout
sweet stampin'-anything goes
saturated canary-recipe
crafting for all seasons -texture
papertake weekly-anything goes optional glitter and bling
top tip tuesday-make your own backgrounds
pollycraft-anything goes

Lady in Red and a quest for advice please

My sister in law, well sort of as she is my step brothers fiancĂ©e, is 40 next month so I made her a card, although again I haven’t decided whether to put a big 40 on it as I like the clean lines. If I do I’m not sure whether I should put it top or bottom corner or even near the oval of the image either top or bottom so I’m walking away at the mo until I decide, again open to suggestions, all you clever seasoned crafters.

The image is a whiff of joy coloured again with Promarkers and some sparkle added with sakura glaze pens. The red mirri card is from my stash as is the silver and red ribbon, the bow I attached with diamond glaze. Another very clean and simple card but I actually feel most comfortable with them, and as I haven’t had much time for crafting of late it just feels right.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Come and get it-anything goes
Shelly's images-monochromatic plus ribbon
Southern girls-inspired by a song (lady in red)
Freshly Brewed-anything goes
I love promarkers-glitter and glitz
scrapbook sisters-anything goes
Whimsy inspiration-monochromatic
ribbon carousel challenge -use a spooled item
Bows and berries-clean and simple

Now my quest for advice, I have a bigshot and have very few dies and have decided to take the plunge and buy some spellbinders dies but I'm so over whelmed by all the different shapes, please can anyone give me some adcive as to which would be a good place to start and what shapes you think I might get most use out of as some look quite small and I'm not sure how I'd use them, thanks in advance to all you lovely peeps. 

Thanks for the help guys.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Birthday fairy

Morning peeps, well not sure when this will get posted as our internet has died yet again, hubby laughed when I told him the faults phone number is in the phone and the guy on the other end said they really should get this reoccurring fault sorted as I shouldn’t know all the tests that have to be done before they escalate a fault. It took them several days to get to this point before as the first time we had this problem way back in July they told me it normally took 2 days to do the tests I’ve done in the last 20 minutes and that’s because you have to wait 10 minutes between them! Well tests done and still no internet, husband and son who both think their arms have been cut off when they can’t get on the net and can’t go out as we are waiting for a parcel delivery so who knows what kind of mood they will be in by lunch time?- update internet back on by 7pm and within 5 minutes hubby on computer and son on internet on his phone!

Well my card today is for my niece for her 18th birthday, I know fairies might seem little girlie but I think this fab fairy glen stamp that I was lucky enough to win at the release blog hop from sugar Nellie has enough attitude to make her a grown up girl fairy. I went outside my comfort zone and used pink, boy I find it so hard; it’s got to be all in my head as it is just another colour after all.

I coloured Pippi Longsocks fab name with promarkers and added stickles to her wings and dots on her skirt, she just looks such fun and ain’t anybody going to mess with her, even if she is wearing girly pink. The rest of the card I used scraps from my pink scrap file; I used a punch to fancy up the corners and followed the layout from fetch a sketch. The big pink 18 is peel offs. The sentiment is a lotv stamp. I’m undecided as yet as to whether to add anything in the top right corner, I think it looks a bit bare but adding something might make it look cluttered and detract from the clean lines, let me know what you think please.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (when I can get on the internet to find some):-
crafts 4 eternity-magical mystical
crafty ann's -clean and simple
our craft lounge-going pink for breast cancer awareness
polkadoodles-mystical and magical
totally papercrafts-glitter it
charisma cardz-anything goes
crafty purple frog-sparkle
fetch a sketch-layout
scrapbook sisters -anything goes
simon says stamp-anything goes

Monday, 24 October 2011

Biroche burgers

A quickie, a couple of nights ago my son decided after watching Australian master chef that he fancied trying Heston Blumenthal perfect burger. Well haven't got a mincer so he had to make do with my homemade burgers but I did have a go at making a brioche burger bun. Have to say it's not Heston's recipe as the copy of that we found on the internet wanted you to ferment the dough for 24 hours so I improvised and just found a brioche recipe in one of my cook books.

It was the first time I've made brioche and hubby said it was probably the best bread I'd made to date. I normally have problems knowing when to take the bread out you know the hollow sound  and I invariably take it out too soon and its a little doughy, but maybe I'm on a streak of better baking with bread dough, first my croissants now this brioche.
Here's a picture of the finished burgers, and yes they were that big, 12 cm diameter and for one of the first times I can remember neither hubby or son could finish their meal, a job well done in my book. It eve stopped my son returning to his computer games as he said he felt that full he needed to relax and let his dinner go down.

Clean and simple

Hi all hope you all had a fab weekend and a pleasant week to come too. It's half term where I live so I have my son at home and hubby has taken the week off too and we plan on spending some quality time doing things as a family once we have done the few things we have to do, especially my son doing his homework, which will be a task in itself stopping him getting distracted talking on facebook and playing computer games!

My card I finished yesterday and it's for my sister in law who has a birthday later this month, mum saw the no more soggy paws and asked if she could have it and as it means more pennies in the coffers to buy rubber why would I say no?

For this one I used a sweet sassy girl and decided to challenge myself and use pink, I still find it a hard colour as it's not a colour I favour even in life very often usually flowers but rarely other times.I know I've not used much pink but I did try, I of course used my promarkers to colour with, The layout is for the sugar bowl challenge so clean and simple just my style and with such fab images from sugar nellie I don't think you need much else. The mirri card is from my stash and the striped papers is forever friends. The leaves are from a martha stewart punch and the flower recylced from a bought card mum gave me as she thought I could use it, see I've even managed to train mum to look for bits I can use.

Right now off to see it there are any other challenges to enter this cutie for and then I have another couple of posts to finish things off for, but first a challenge hunt.

These are the challenges I found to enter:-
the sugar bowl-layout and clean and simple option
the squirrel and the fox-one for the girls
pile it on-be happy
crafty Anne's -clean and simple
crafty catz-happy birthday
4 crafty chicks-marker it up
pixie dust studios-happy birthday
shelly's images-anything goes
southern girls -spots and stripes

Sunday, 16 October 2011

No soggy paws

Morning all and hope you are all enjoying your weekend and have something during the coming week to look forward to other than work (school) and chores.

My card this morning is for the sugar bowl challenge, have to say I'm quite likeing this new way of me doing challenges, making the card for one challenge and then finding others by the feline playful site to join in, if there aren't any k sera sorry for the spelling but you know what I mean.

I used this wonderful image of such a cute girlie looking after her pooch. It so reminds me of my last dog who had the re been such a thing readily available would definitely have worn wellies. She was a real character and even raincoat clad if it was raining at walk time she wouldn't venture out unless the umberella was over her. Come to think of it if it was raining and she needed to spend a quick penny if it was raining she would just stop dead at the door until the umberella was there to keep her dry.

I followed the fab sketch and inspiration picture from Gayle and made it into a birthday card for my sister in law later this month. The green and white gingham reminds me of my summer school uniforms and despite having to wear green for all those years I still think its a fab colour.

The papers are papermania and of course I used promarkers to colour my image (fly the flag use British) the card , white is from my stash the green is a recylced folder divider from my son. The braid is from hobbycraft and the buttons again from my stash. The sentiment stamped in green ink is from LOTV.The white card is dry embossed by hand using a fiskars board.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-
The sugar bowl-sketch and inspiration picture
Annabelle stamps-corner embellishments
saturday crafter- white and one other colour
Prairie fairy friday- sugar and spice and all things nice
If the shoe fits -girls rock
little miss muffet- girly girl
I brake for stamps- girl power
the sisterhood of crafters-birthday
the stampboutique-someone special

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Lunch box naughty treats

I know lunch boxes are suppose to be healthy but if I pack fruit for my hubby and 17 year old son it only returns battered and bruise along with complaints that they didn't have enough to eat. I have learnt to stop wasting my breath and money where fruit is concerned and give them a naughty treat along with healthy sandwiches, at least that way I know what they are eating and can hide vegetables and fruit in their evening meals so they get their 5 a day. I know I'm naughty for hiding and controlling their diet and also for giving them a treat but although I don't have a sweet tooth I do enjoy baking when I can fit it in.

Yesterday was great fun all 3 of us in the kitchen together, hubby and son were making a cheesecake they had seen on Australian masterchef, which took over the oven for a good 3 hours plus in total so my baking became a bit of a marathon in between washing their dishes.It is now taking up space in my fridge and when it is allowed to emerge from it's tin I'll take a piccy and add to this post.

My bake turned into a marathon and from starting at 10 am I packed in at 6pm to start dinner and did all the finishing off this morning , which has been a mini marathon of 5 hours all told.

I had time that I couldn't do anything yesterday so decided I would have a go at making croissants for this mornings breakfast as I knew the dough should be rested in the fridge for at least 12 hours(great British bake off taught me that).

I finished them off this morning and made plain and chocolate chi[p croissants along with some experimental danish pastries. I have to say I didn't have any for breakfast as I am so trying to shed some extra pounds but both hubby and son said they were good. I did plan on freezing some as I reckoned they would only have one or two each but they really must have been good as what's left isn't worth freezing and I suspect will be eaten for breakfast tomorrow. I even thought they looked like the shop bought one, let me know what you think.

Here are the experimental danishes I made with the rest of the dough, I really can't believe how easy it was even though it was time consuming.

I do like to mess and play and decided I would try another couple of recipes from the great British bake off, battenburg, Viennese melts and salted peanut cookies.

The battenburg isn't perfect but that's more down to the baking parchment not being strong enough the stay straight , mine isn't foil lined, guess I should have added some foil to , never thought of that when I was doing it, hey ho. Never the less I don't thinks it looks too bad and son says the cake tastes great, which is all that matters.

The cookies even I think look fab and I really don't like dark chocolate. I'd never made praline or caramel which is the filling and actually threw one lot away only to realise I just hadn't left it long enough to change colour, so I'm really pleased . Hubby and son have tasted the plain biscuits and approve so that's  good too.

These are what I call Viennese melts, though I know that's not what they were called by Mary the contestant who made them. In hers she added food colouring to give a swirl of colour, I didn't have any so mine are plain. Hubby and son have tasted the plain biscuit before construction and said they really do melt. They are very crumbly if you over handle as I found when putting them together but I think they look fab if not a bit sickly.

Anyway these are my boys lunchbox treats, if they last that long of course, if not I'll just have to find more baking time.

Haver a fab day all now I'm off to find the sugar nellie blog hop day 2.Thanks for popping by.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Birthday bumps?

No chance not when you are ten. Hope my nephew likes this card when he receives it for his big one  ooh birthday. Even though I have a son myself and I do enjoy making boy cards I still find it hard making cards for my nephews, well I never know what any of them are into these days and sad to say as they live quite a way away I rarely see them, well the 2 younger ones the older one when I do see him he might as well not be there as he is away with the fairies attached to technology of one kind or another.

Anyway this card is a fab LOTV stamp and I decided to try and make it a fun card just in case my nephew thinks it's a bit young. Inside I wrote a message about him now being too big for birthday bumps, hope he sees the funny side.

I coloured with promarkers and used scraps of paper from my stash.The base card is a craft card from hobby craft which they had on offer, well as hobby craft is next to the diy store I was visiting for wallpaper I had to pop in didn't I?
I know there will be some crafters' out there screaming as I used peel-offs for the numbers and sentiments but hey I don't like my writing so shoot me.

Now I had a wee look on feline playful for a sketch to follow and found one that fit the bill along with a few other challenges I think I'll enter.
Hope you all have a fab weekend and that life is good, thanks for popping by.

Everybody art-sketch
Sweet stamps-anything goes
Papertake weekly-anything goes
Deep ocean-happy birthday
Crazy amigo challenge-animals
Ruby's rainbow-for a boy
Penny's paper craft challenges-anything goes
My mum's craft shop-all creatures great and small
Southern girls-boys and men
Paperplay-autumnal colours
Little miss muffet challenge-monsters or animals
Forever friends -use a sentiment
Do you stack up-brown
Auds sentiments-happy birthday
Allsorts-use a bear

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sassy witch for Krista's new challenge

Hi all well sneaking another quick break, in between finishing my chores, my excuse is I've been to the dentist and had to have a childhood filling relpaced as it had cracked and it was in my back tooth. I really don't like the dentist but see it as a necessary evil and so as my face still feels numb and I can't yet have a drink unless I want to dribble every where I thought I'd visit blog land.

I made this card at the weekend after seeing Krista's new challenge blog last Thursday and decided it was high time I inked up this wee lady that I have to say I have had some time. I do love her new digi's but alas hubby doesn't like me to use paypal so I will just admire from afar, but have to say there are so many beauties I would have a hard time choosing just a few.

My cutie bestest witch is coloured with promarkers and I decided to make her a bit funky with blue hair well I loved the inspiration picies Krista gave us. The bats are some stickers I have had for like ever and the ribbon and green paper and purple mirri card are from my stash, all mounted on a black base card. Forgot to say I added spakly bits to her tights and clothes with sakura glitter pen, well every girl needs some sparkle.

Well now I'm off to see if she is suitable for any other challenges and then it's back to cleaning the bedrooms and bed making.

I would like to enter my sassy witch into the followingt challenges:-
Saturated canary challenge blog-sketch and optional halloween theme
Come and get it-halloween
I did it creations-halloween
lollipop crafts-halloween
bling it on-no patterned papers
creatalicious-anything goes
really reasonable ribbon-halloween
secret crafter-halloween
crafts4 eternity-anything goes
crafty ribbons-halloween

Monday, 26 September 2011

Still here and sneaking a quick break

Hi all have to say I can't believe I have still had visitors even though it has been a long while since I posted anything, but as I have actually had some cards to make for a few family occassions I thought I'd take a wee break from the decorating and cleaning etc and put at least one of them on here , I might even see if I can find more than one challenge(the sugar bowl, as I followed their sketch) to enter too.

My card is one of the fab couple stamps from one of the summer releases and I thought it would be perfect for an anniversarry card for my brother and S-i-L. They had an autumnal colour theme when they married with rich deep reds and golds so I decided to use autumny colours for my card too.The papers are all K and co with the exception of the flower which was a magazine freebie. The image I coloured with promarkers and used some liquid pearls for her beads. The sentiment is a lotv.

Not sure what else I use to put as I'm so out of practice ... think I best show you all my finshed card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The sugar bowl-sketch and optional autumn
The corrosive challenge-punches/or dies
Lollipop crafts-anything goes
Paper sundaes-anything goes
the squirrel and the fox-anything goes
just some lines-autumn colours
sweet stampin'-anything goes with optional sketch
crafty catz-autumn
4 crafty chicks-autumn
pixie dust studio-circles

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Steampunk Sister

Happy Sisters day to all those fab sisters out there this sunday morning. Wow can you believe a whole week has gone in August already where does the time go?

Time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time and this time we have a new sponsor too Crimson cloud

"Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!""Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

Pop over and check them out  http://www.crimsoncloud.co.uk/

I was lucky enough to be given some of their Christmas diecuts to play with and had a fun time making my first Christmas card for this year, did feel odd though as the sun was shining at the time.I made my background by painting a wash with inks and then simply added the diecuts to form a scene.I was quite impressed with myself as I've never done anything like it before .

 I had to fiddle around to get the positioning of the folds in the right place so it would stand up and still give the 3D look and be able to see all the characters but I think I got it.
 I finished off by powder embossing a simple sentiment form the Darkroom in gold, think I might have to make an envelope for it though as it's just a bit too big for a standard envelop, but never mind there is still plenty of time for that nearer Christmas.

We also have another sponsor

 check them out too.

Hey I just realised all British sponsors this time round.

I was lucky enough this time to play with my choice of images from Teri and had a fun time with not 1 but 3 of her stamps that I used together . I used Tattoos and feathers,which you can find here, along with cogs corner piece and chain and cog frame think they work so well together. I coloured the tattoo girl using a mix of promarkers and sakura pens and used sakura glaze pens on the cogs and chains too. The Sister word is made using my bigshot and one of the alphabet dies I have with a brad for the dot on the I.

On the inside of the card I reprinted the image but this time just left it balck and white and used the cog image as corners.

Best tell you the challenge theme which is a real easy one again for you all 'Use a Digi' and don't forget if you use a Stitchy Bear stamp image you can enter our Pretty in Print competition too.