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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE

This is my first challenge of 2012 and it is LOVE  IS IN THE AIR.  I have used one of the decoupage sheets from the Winter Collection of Peter Rabbit.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Decoupage and elements from Peter Rabbit Winter Collection

Hope you can join us this month.

Best wishes and Happy New Year.
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
Wednesday, 21 December 2011

THE PIXIE COTTAGE - challenge #101

This week's challenge is our usual follow the sketch and/or FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL.  I have used one of the Hannah stamps by Sue Hammer.
Techniques:

Sorry for the short post but way behind with everything and Christmas only a couple of days away.  Hope you are doing better than me.

Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year.
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
Monday, 19 December 2011

SWEETPEA STAMPS DT

Today it's my turn to share some Sweetpea Inspiration with you.  I have used Anna Marine - Veil and coloured her in using pink shades creating a sweeter image.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Anna Marine - Veil

Papers used: K&Co Paper stack
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
PVA glue for faux pearls

Papers:
As above
Gold - Create and Craft
All others Crafters Companion
Dies  and Punches used:
McGills Flower punches
Daisy die
EK Success flower punch
Flourishes - Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
challenges
Sunday, 18 December 2011

SWEETPEA BLOG HOP



Welcome to the Merry Christmas Lynette Blog Hop! Today, the Sweet Pea Stamps design team are sharing a selection of creations as a surprise to Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea Stamps.



Below you will find the list of stops along the way, leave a comment at each stop for an entry into a drawing for a 3 piece grab bag of Sweet Pea Stamps images. The drawing will be held 12/22 and the winner announced on the Sweet Pea Stamps blog. Thanks for stopping by, Merry Christmas and good luck!


Best wishes,
Friday, 16 December 2011

PHINDYS PLACE CHALLENGE # - USE YOUR SCRAPS

This is the last challenge at Phindy's Place until after Christmas and like so many people at the moment  I have been struggling with health issues and am looking forward to the Christmas break and coming back refresh and full of zest!

I have used Phindys POPCORN AND CRANBERRIES digi for this challenge.

Having problems with blogger so apologises for short post.  Hoping to fix this weekend.

Why not pop over and have a look at the other DT inspiration and check out Phindy's new images.  Choose a few to sit and colour over Christmas - I know I will.

Merry Christmas and best wishes to everyone

Apologies

Blogger has updated and changed some of my settings etc.


I will try and rectify as soon as I can.  Fingers crossed in will be all back to normal this weekend.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011

THE PIXIE COTTAGE BLOG HOP

 
It's a very special challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week as we are celebrating our 100th challenge!
To mark this special occasion we are having an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge and also a blog hop for some very special prizes!
You should have come to me from Tanya Johnson and if not then please go back to The Pixie Cottage so that you don't miss a spot on the hop.
You'll need to collect letters from all the blogs on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.
Also you must leave a comment at all the blogs as each one is giving away a Pixie Cottage Digital Image so plenty of prizes to be had.
Finally when you get back to the The Pixie Cottage leave your name and link to your blog in the Inlinkz box for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking!. We'd love you to enter with a Christmas card/project but if you are only entering the blog hop please add BH after your name. Only one "Blog Hop Only" entry per person.
So now you just need to leave me a comment and then hop along to Heidi Steinhebel to carry on with the fun!
 
 
 
Best wishes,
 
Friday, 9 December 2011

SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY - CHALLENGE #24

This month's challenge is ANYTHING GOES USING A CRISSY ARMSTRONG STAMP OR DIGI STAMP.  How cool is that!

I have used this gorgeous Pixie stamp called CHRISTMAS DREAMING (available from Whimsy stamps here) and I love it so much I'm hoping Crissy will do more she's just so cute!

Techniques:
USED: Stamps: CHRISTMAS DREAMING - WHIMSY STAMPS
Papers used: K & Co paper stack
Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
Sukura glitter pen
White gel pen
Martha Stewart Textured glitters
PVA glue for faux pearls

Papers:
As above
Gold - Create and Craft

Dies used:
Spellbinders Snowflake - several dies used
Magnolia die - label
Embellishments:
Beads
Pins
Ribbons
Pearls
Clear gems
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Aud Sentiments - Winter Holiday sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
ABC Christmas -  Christmas - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Snow and snowflakes
Stampotique Designs - Christmas 
Thursday, 8 December 2011

SWEETPEA BLOG HOP

This is a bit nerve racking at it's the first blog hop I've done for Sweetpea Stamps.  The theme for this hop was to use a Non Christmas Stamp to create a Christmas Card.  I chose a stamp from Elaine Cox's Art Collection called BESS - such a beautiful image!

USED: Stamps: Elaine Cox's Bess available here
or for the stamp plate featuring four stamps BESS, MIRANDA, KATIE and MAGGIE available here

Now back to the hop - don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance of winning a $20 gift card from Sweetpea stamps and your next stop is Lori

Here's the links to all blogs if you have missed any
Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps
Alexandra Lundgren
Jennifer Willis
Angela Sowell
Connie Piotter
Dawn Knight
Holley Barnhart
Karina Lange
Katarina Maserak
Sharon Harding
Lori Ransom

Best wishes,
 
Wednesday, 7 December 2011

MO MANNING - CHRISTMAS

I just adore this image and have used it several times - it is called RAGGED ANGEL from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: RAGGED ANGEL - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers  used: K&Co Paper Stack
Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
PVA pearl glue for snow and faux pearls
PVA black glue for faux pearls
Sukura glitter pen
MS textured glitters

Papers:
As above
Black - WHSmith
Dies and punches used:
Ek success flower doily punch
McGills Flower punches
Spellbinders circle die
Embellishments:
Metal brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
ABC Christmas Challenge - anything goes Christmas
All that Scrap Challenge - anything goes
Cooking it up with Kate - anything goes
Digi Stamps4Joy - Christmas
Diva's by Design - Anything goes
Monday, 5 December 2011

SWEETPEA



I did these some weeks ago and have just got around to posting them.

The first is this beautiful image by Joanne Schempp's and is called Mariposa. She can be purchased either as a single stamp or on a stamp plate of 4 images. For more information click here


My next two projects have usedMeredith Dillman's sheet 2 (Plate 87)




Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
Friday, 2 December 2011

PHINDYS PLACE CHALLENGE #84

Welcome to another challenge at Phindys Place, being the first week of the month it's an easy one - ANYTHING GOES USING A PHINDYS DIGI.


I have used this fabulous digi stamp called MY BEST FRIEND available here.

Techniques:
USED: Stamps: Digi stamp - Phindys Place - My Best Friend
Paper used:   pad from QVC check out name


Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura pen

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Stickers - letters
Stickers - Butterfly
Flowers


Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Craft Creations - Anything except Christmas
SSSC - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Cooking up with Kate - Anything goes
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

THE PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE



This week's challenge at the Pixie Cottage is once again to follow the sketch for this week and or Home Decor.

I have used the sketch and Hannah with Sled which is available here

Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Stickles glitter
Martha Stewart textured glitters
Sukura gel pen
PVA pearl glue
Black roller ball
White gel pen

Papers:
As above
Dies used:
Marianne snow flakes, christmas tree, reindeer
Spellbinders flourishes
Embellishments:
Pearls
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Cards and more.... - Snowflakes
Partytime Tuesday - Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's - Winter
Craft your Passion - tis the Season
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Sunday, 27 November 2011

SWEETPEA STAMPS

I am lovely being on the Sweetpea DT and have been enjoying going through my Sweetpea collection of stamps.  I love having so many lovely stamps and  can chose the one that inspires me on that particularly day. 

For my first project I have used a fabulous stamp from Anna Marine called  Trick Me Once or available as one of four stamps on  Sheet 1, Plate 141.


I chose to kept to the green's and neutral's to reflect the IRISH theme of the stamp but I think she would look good any colour!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: SWEETPEA -  Trick Me Once
Papers used: Bo Bunny

Medium:
Copics/S Noir pens
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura gel pens

Papers:
As above - all others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers and embellishment
Faux brads

CARD 1 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
2 Sisters - Holiday (St Patricks Day)
Hiding in My Craft..... - Any Holiday (")
Secret Crafters - Borders and Flowers
Sweet Stamping - Punches/Dies
Less is more - a bit of bling

For my next project I used  Rachel Anderson's Sunrise also available on stamp plate - sheet 2, plate 111

CARD 2
For this card I wanted to try to achieve a watercolour wash effect for the background.  Have to admit I found it a lot harder than I thought to achieve.  Sometimes the simple effects are the hardest to achieve.   I used a blending pen to take out some of the colour giving a more subdued look.



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Rachel Anderson's Sunrise
Papers used: Bo Bunny
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Spica glitter pens
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Marianne
Embellishments:
3d Stickers - Butterflies
Brads
Pearls
Bow

Card 2 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
Prairie Fairy - Anything fall
Inspire me Fridays - Anything
Mami Doodles - Fairy tales are real
Wags and Whiskers - Angel or Fairy
Crafty Purple Frog - For someone special

My next project features Renee Biertempfel's Oceania  and available on Sheet 1, Plate 144.  Check out these stamps - she has created some wonderful backgrounds and I have been playing around with ways to achieve something similiar - unfortunately can't find where I put them!

I have to say in this photo she does look as if she has a black eye but this I think is due to the fact you are only seeing a partial eye!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Renee Biertempfel's Oceania
Papers  used:  Dies to die for
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Stickles glitter
Prisma and Polychromo pencils

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders 
Embellishments:
Pearls
Flowers
Gems
Die cut leaves
Best wishes,
Card 3 - Challenges I'm entering this into challenges



Saturday, 26 November 2011

URCHIN

This is a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil ideal for Christmas themed projects.  This image is called URCHIN WITH BIRD.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: As above
Papers  used: Linen white card





Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen
PVA glue for faux pearls






Papers:
As above
Co-ordinates
Dies used:
Magnolia flower die
Spellbinders and Marianne dies
McGills flower punches
Embellishments:
Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Cardmadfairys Digi - Winter Wonderland
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Fun with shapes and more - Die cuts/punches - Cold as Ice
Pattie's Creations - Christmas
Poodles Parlour - Christmas