Wednesday, 28 September 2011

17th Birthday

Anything Goes #50 - anything goes :-)
The Crazy Challenge #86 - 3 colours of your choice - blue, green, pink
Our Creative Corner - numbers

For my neighbour. Her mum happened to mention this morning that it is her daughter's 17th today - oooops, I'd forgotten.

I received this lovely new Fleur de Lis die from Joanna Sheen yesterday so of course I had to use it right away :-)

Don't know why I've included this pic - 'tis a bit blurry but pads out my brief post, lol

Papers from a digi mini kit Calm Comfort by Designs by Shelle
Handmade sentiment circle
Flowers WOC
Punched leaves
Net and muslin from stash

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

CAS and definitely Quick

For my SIL with  the following challenges in mind

Alphabet Challenge - Q is for Quick
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #2 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - birthday

...CAS? or maybe LIM....anyway it is  not my usual style but I've enjoyed making it which is the most important thing..
It was really quick to make, helped by the fact that I'd already made the flower and it was just waiting to be used :-)
White paper simply scored in a diamond pattern, fancy scissors for the wavy edge on DP then scored a border around the 2 joined pieces.

Patterened Paper - Bearly Mine (I think)
Flat back pearls
Seam binding ribbon bow
Handmade tag

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Friday, 23 September 2011

Around the World with Crafty Ann


 I've returned from my lovely holiday with a great pile of washing as expected and a horrible sniffly cold which was not expected :-(  
Anyway, enough of feeling sorry for myself,  I'm back in time to post details of...............

and the theme for this fortnight is 
'Around the World'

I've gone oriental and  chosen Japan for my part of the world. I've used Ann's cherry blossom, the lotus flower images and this gorgeous blue BP from the funky collection - all available in the digi shop

The images have been arranged digitally, and then coloured with copics.  Simply matted with foam pads on to a background embossed with birds and swirls CB folder.
Both mats are edged with gold. 
I've added seam binding ribbon, a bow and an oriental charm to finish.

The DT creations are wonderful - as usual - it will be great if you pop over to CACB and see for yourself.
I hope you will get your thinking caps on and join us for this challenge - it will be lovely to see you there.

I'd also like to enter  this into the following challenges
Digistamps 4 Joy #28- anything goes
The Paper Shelter #32 - anything goes
Southern Girls #28 - anything goes

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Dancer


 I've scheduled this to post while I am away.... fingers crossed, lol

For the daughter of my daughter's friend.....
She is an excellent dancer, though due to an injury she can't do ballet anymore but concentrates on more modern dance.

BP is from Crafty Ann's funky collection and lightly overstamped with a small flourish

Other papers are from Raspberry Road - For the Record and Pressed in Time
Lots of flowers from WOC
Seam binding ribbon
Number 16 made in Publisher

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Friday, 9 September 2011

CACB #49


You are invited to make yourself uncomfortable for

- step out of your comfort zone by using 
a technique or colour combo (or both) that you usually avoid.

 Stepper cards are not a favourite of mine because they are a pain to measure and cut and therefore avoided
I made one and found it such a fiddle have not - til now - made another.

The holly wreath and bow is from the precoloured collection. I 'picked' the colour of the BP from the berries and over- printed with a pine branch stamp.

The bow was printed on photo paper and shaped.

The other pet hate is shrink plastic.........and I've used my last piece for the bauble. I did find it easier to bake it in the oven rather than use the heat gun.
To give it a bit of a shine I coated it with 3D gloss.

I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge......pop over to CACB to see what it is all about and how well the DT coped with the challenge :-)

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Monday, 5 September 2011


Sentimental Sundays #71 - sympathy/thinking of you

This is my last post before going on holiday in the early hours of Wednesday.
I am hoping to schedule another post for next week. We shall see :-)

Sadly I've had to make two sympathy cards for neighbours  this afternoon .
They are both very simple and and similar in design.

Image  - Pink Petticoat
CB swiss dots embossing folder

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

50th Birthday


For my sister in law.......and I won't be able to help her celebrate...I'll be away on holiday.

Inspired by  the following challenges
PaperPlay #35 - make your own flowers
CYDA #28make your own flowers
MAWTT #114 - handmade flowers 
Rainbow Lady #168 - let's emboss it
Fab 'n' Funky #88 - go mad with embossing
Charisma #35 - anything goes

 I made a faux silk square for the base

BP's - Raspberry Road - Pressed in Time and the music For the Record
CB Texture embossing folder
Pearl stick pin, button and  flat back pearls
TH flourish die
Flowers made from net and crinoline coloured, with distress ink

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Thursday, 1 September 2011


Made for the following challenges:

Wild Orchid #31 - tags
The Crafty Pad #136 - distressing and tearing
RRR #31 - I got you babe
Mojo Monday #206 - the sketch

I couldn't decide on the BP for this and then remembered the faux silk  technique - aka,  Sticking crumpled tissue paper on to paper/card stock lol.
An excellent decision I have to say :-) as I didn't want the BP to overpower the image.
I love the look of the 'faux silk' - must use it more often.

Big, squashy WO  rose sitting on muslin and net. Yes, only one, I know I'm mean lol.
There is a smidgen of glitter on the window, the pillow and dress  though you probably can't see it.

Some lovely seam binding ribbon at the top of the tag and a handmade sentiment circle

Other stuff
Lace from stash
Tag base - Pressed in Time paper from Raspberry Road
Left-over pink BP

I've updated my profile pic, in case you didn't notice, hahaha....the old one was sooo last year.
This one was taken at Knuston Hall open day when I went to see Kym on BH Monday with her charity stall.

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