Friday, 25 May 2012

Butterflies and Flowers at Crafty Ann's


 -~~ we want to see both on your project please 
but it can be just one of each 
as long as they are the main focal points and not tiny little embellishments ~~~

I have chosen  Cream Dream from the scrapbook collections with the butterfly from here.
I added just a little colour to the butterfly and the bow for a simple finish.

We hope you will be able to play along with us for this lovely challenge - butterflies and flowers are such a great subject. There is plenty of delicious inspiration by the DT to be found over at CACB  if you care to pop in and have a look-see :) and add your own butterflies and flowers creations.

I am away now until 2 June and look forward to seeing your entries when I return.

Thank you for stopping by today :)
Cheers me dears


Monday, 14 May 2012

New Driving Licence

This will probably be my last post for a while - I must concentrate on getting ready to go on holiday early on Friday.

Quick make this morning - congrats for grandson's test pass from his Mum & Dad.
I hope I don't get into trouble with DVLA for mocking up this spoof driving licence.
G/son loved it, he thought it was hilarious.
The pic was taken on his 18th birthday. I have blurred some details for privacy and also I didn't tell him I would put it on my blog.

This was all done in Serif PPx5 and matted on to silver mirri. 
Striped backing paper is a freebie again from craft mag
Hand cut tag printed on PC.

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears :)


Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Postman

I am away for a while and will be back 2 June :)

A quick card made this afternoon.
We met Peter and Kathy while on holiday in the Algarve in 2003. Peter used to be a postman and when I found this image I thought it is perfect for his card this year.

Papers - freebies in craft mag - I'm still using up already printed stash.
Postcard stamp - LOTV - challenge win
Handmade greeting with postage marks
MS border punch
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die

A bit closer

Allsorts #154 man or boy
Crafty Cardmakers #67 - for the boys
OLLCB #104 make it manly
Diva's by Design #34 - one for the boys

Thank you for stopping by today and for all the thoughtful and encouraging comments.
Cheers me dears


He Passed!!


I am away for a while and will be back 2 June :)

Congratulations to my Grandson who passed his driving test today.
I had this all planned in advance so I could just stick it together as soon as I heard he passed.

Image - LOTV
BP's - Spotty - free Nancy Watt collection
          Script - Crafty Secrets Vintage collection
Handmade scroll and L plate

Allsorts #154 - card for man or boy
CRAFT #154 - celebration
CES #85 - the last challenge - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #67 - for the boys
Diva's by Design #34 - one for the boys
Let's Craft And Create # 44 - special occasion
OLLCB #44 - make it manly
Totally Papercrafts #116 - no pesky girls

Thank you for stopping by and for the encouraging comments which I really appreciate
Cheers me dears


Friday, 11 May 2012

Hide & Seek at Crafty Ann's


I am away for a while and will be back 2 June :)

Hide and Seek

~~hide something on your project~~
 eg. hidden sentiment or journalling, a tag or bookmark tucked behind something, 
a sentiment or picture tucked under a flap etc.

I have used papers from the polished stone collection - the purple with a lace border is from the brights, the green and the pink flowers from the pastels. 

I added a some sparkle with glitter glue to the diecut flowers and also to the gold brad in the centres.

My little tag which says 'Happy birthday dear friend' is hidden in the cut off corner.

The sentiment on the nestie label is from Host of Golden Daffodils, covered with micro beads which gives it a sort of holographic look to it and it is popped up with foam pads
The butterfly is embossed with Gwen's Gold EP

Butterfly punch
Nestie label
TH tattered floral die

I hope you will be able to join us for our Hide and Seek challenge this fortnight. You can see the super  projects the DT girls have made over at CACB, so do pop over and have a look

I should also like to enter this into the following challenges
Joanna Sheen - flower power
CFAS #26 - handmade flowers
CCC #10 - sentiment as focal point
DYSU #71 - use a flower
Fun With Shapes #108 - text instead of image
Fussy and Fancy #62 - butterflies, ribbon, punches
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop #10 - blooms and butterflies
Victorine Originals #33 - flowers

Thank you for stopping by today and for the lovely comments. 
Cheers me dears :)


Thursday, 10 May 2012

I Have Tried!!

I am away for a while and will be back 2 June :)

OK - so tarting up a match box may be easy for the arty farty amongst us but oh my!!  this sort of project is so not my forte. . It is good to get out of ones comfort zone now and then - so I'm told, lol..
Now it is finished I'll admit I enjoyed the experience :)

I know you all know what  a match box looks like and this is the naked original :)

I started off covering the box and the ends of the drawer using a page from an old book liberally distressed with Vintage Photo DI.
I glued on an image that I'd printed on tracing paper and a piece of music coloured with same old Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick and painted over with iridescent medium. 

The corrugated heart is covered with my version of faux metal - scrunched kitchen foil wiped over with black paint. I stamped 'memories' down one side and stuck on some lace around the other.
I am proud of the pearls made with Petal Pink liquid pearls - I am getting better at this :)
Due to lack of imagination I just finished it off with a scrunchy ribbon bow and a little crinoline flower.
Also thought it better to quit before I ruined it.

Actually, the more I look at it the more I like it, so that is good :)

Frilly & Funkie - alter it!

Thank you for stopping by today
Cheers me dears


Saturday, 5 May 2012

First Birthday

I am away for a while and will be back 2 June :)

Papers - free from craft mag
Image - LOTV fluffy bunnies
Number one handcut from holographic mirri card
Organza ribbon bow
Organza flower from local market

Happy Birthday bunny is matted on check paper and fixed with foam pads.

Lili's Little Fairies - anything goes
One Stop #181 - celebrations
Penny's PCC #78 - happy birthday
CYDA #44 - just for children
Craftymess #8 - pink & cute
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by today and for leaving such nice comments :)
Cheers me dears