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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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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I LOVE YOU


This is another Elizabeth Bell stamp under the Belles and Whistles label.  I have to admit this is one of my favourite Elizabeth Bell stamps!




Techniques:

Stamps:  Elizabeth Bell - Belles and Whistles (Main image)
Xyron runner - Sentiment

Medium:
Copics and Tria markers
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
Distressing inks
Spray glitter varnish

Papers:
Pattern - paperpack - love
Plain - Crafters Companion

Punches:
Martha Stewart border punch

Dies used:
Marianne floral die
Nellies oblong die (inner and outer)
Spellbinders frame die
Spellbinders fancy frame
Embellishments:
Bow
Petaloo flowers
Flower brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

A Spoonful of Sugar - Flowers
Anita Be Stamp... - Go crazy with layers
Anything goes - Anything goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Old stamp plus lots of layers
Party Time - Anything goes
Pollycraft - Teddy bear
Simon Says ....... - Favourite stamp
Crafty Calendar - Teddy Bear

APPLES

Enjoying playing with inks, stamps and dies. 

Stamps:  Elizabeth Bell - Bells and Whistles (girl)
                 Clarity stamp: - Flourish




Techniques:

Medium:
Copics and Tria markers
Polychromo and Prisma pencils
Spray glitter varnish
Distressing ink
Gold calligraphy pen

Papers:
Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Floral flourish - Marianne die
Embellishments:
Bow
Brads
Petaloo flowers
Faux brads
Papermania letters
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

A spoonful of sugar - Flowers
Anita Be Stamp... - go crazy with layers
Anything goes - Anything goes
Oldie But a Goody - old stamp and lots of layers
Playtime Tuesday - Anything goes
Stamp with Fun - In the Garden
Monday, 30 May 2011

DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE #113 - ANIMAL FRIENDS

Just noticed I hadn't wrote up post for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge!
This week's theme has been chosen by ANNEKE and is being sponsored by 2 CUTE RUBBER STAMPS.

I won a challenge at Emma's Crafting Challenge last week and this stamp from Fizzy Moon Bears was one of the things I chose.


Techniques:


Medium:
Copics and Tria markers
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Spray glitter varnish
Stickles glitter glue
Fine liner pen
Gold calligraphy pen
White pen

Papers:
Digital papers - Jak Health
Pattern papers - paper stack

Embellishments:
Faux brads
Sentiment and label
Bow
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

KB Cute Monday - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
OLLCB - Happy Birthday
Anyone for Anya - Polka dots
Scrappy Frogs - Birthdays
Secret Crafter - Clean and Simple

SORRY


Still having fun playing with some of the Clarity stamps - adding to backing papers.




Techniques:

Stamps Used:  Clarity stamps - Large flourish
                           Mo's Digital Pencil - Mariko is Mad


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black gel pen
Spray glitter varnish
White gel pen
Distressing ink pad

Papers:
Pattern - paperpack
Plain - Crafters Companion

Embossing folder:
Spellbinders flower metal embossing plate
Spellbinders label die/embossing
Embellishments:
Gems
Petaloo flowers and centre gem
Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Crafty Cardmakers SC - Something new (stamping background)
The Cheerful .... - A special reason
KB Cute Monday - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamps and fun - Swirls
Crafty Emma - Embossing

BOATING


I love this Mo Manning stamp so thought I'd use fluorescent pink!





Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Spray glitter varnish
Stickles glitter glue

Papers:
Pattern - paperpack
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Nesties for frame (inner and outer)
Marianne floral die
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Brads
Flowers
Gems
Xyron Runner for sentiment
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Card Cupids - Ribbon
Dream Valley - Stamp Something
The Emerald Fairies - Anything goes
Bee Crafty - Use a digi
Catch the bug - bright colours
Crazy 4 - favourite vacation
Phindy'splace - Summer loving

BEACH

Today I had a rumage around and found some Clarity stamps I hadn't used which I thought would work well with the image I had already coloured last night!


Techniques:

Stamps Used:  Clarity stamps - Shell corner, large flourish
                           Mo's Digital Pencil - Girl, bucket
Xyron runner:    Background print

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Distressing ink
Spray glitter varnish

Papers:
Pattern - Papermania
Plain - Crafters Companion

Embellishments:
Daisy flowers - Emma Craft Shop
Faux brads
Ribbon
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

Card Cupids - Ribbon
Emerald Fairies - Anything goes
Gingerloft - yellow ribbon
Bee Crafty - use a digi
Catch the bug - Bright colours
Crazy 4 - favourite activity
Phindysplace - Summer loving
Sunday, 29 May 2011

HELENA AND HENRY

This is another of Mo's new digital stamps.  HELENA AND HENRY - what a cute stamp!


Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Spray Glitter varnish
Gel pen
Distressing ink
Stickles glitter

Papers:
Pattern paper pack
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Marianne flourish dies
Embellishments:
Brads
Flower brads
Flower
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Fun with shapes and more - Die cut/punch and sparkle
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Pals Paper Arts - Brads
Paper Romance - Distressing
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes

PEACHES


My Brother and his little girl came for the weekend so no crafting - feeling the withdrawal so decided to colouring this new digi from Mo Manning called PEACHES and she is a peach!



Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Gel Pen for faux stitching
Stickles glitter glue
Spray glitter varnish
Tattered rose distressing pad

Papers:
Pattern - Paperpack
Plain - Crafters Companions

Punches
Martha Stewart border punch

Dies used:
Marianne flourish dies
Magnolia doily flower dies
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Ribbon
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Fun with shapes and more - Die cut/punch and sparkle
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Pals Paper Arts - Brads
Paper Romance - Distressing
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Wednesday, 25 May 2011

STAR


Loving these FIZZY MOON stamps.  Was lucky enough to win the challenge over at CES (Emma's Crafty Store) and chose several of these stamps amongst some other things.  Always spend more than I have!


Techniques:


Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black gel pen for faux stitching
Star Dust stickles glue (edge)
Papers:
Pattern - from stash
Plain - Crafters Companion
Punches used:
Martha Stewart border punch 
Embellishments:
Petaloo flower
Papermania flower
Brad
Stars
Tiny brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Fab 'n Funky - Cute and Cuddly
The House that Stamp.... - Faux Stitching
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes
All Things Unity - new stamp

CELEBRATE!


Just lately I have been lucky enough to have won a couple of challenges and chose the Fizzy Moon Bear stamps - this being one of them!  I particularly enjoyed colouring the bottle which was a first for me and was quite happy with my first attempt!  Same for the champagne - was a little dawnted at the thought of glass and liquid!


Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Sukura gelly roll pens
White & Black gel pens for faux stitching
Spray Glitter varnish
Star Dust stickles for edges
Papers:
Pattern - Papermania
Plain - Crafters Companion
Punches
EK Success border punch
Embellishments:
Pre-cut Sentiment and Leaves
Daisy
Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

ABC - V is for Voilet
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Fab 'n Funky - Cute and Cuddly
The House that Stamps..... - Faux stitching
Paper Pretties - Birthdays
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes
All things Unity - new stamp

Monday, 23 May 2011

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Bugs and Butterflies




Seems so long ago since I last did a DT card for CCCC. This week's challenge has been changed to ANYTHING GOES.



Techniques:
Medium:
Copics and Tria markers
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Fine liner pen
Spray glitter varnish

Papers:
Pattern - paperpack
Plain - Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Creda Butterflies

Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers
Centre embellishment
Die cut leaves
Buttons
Gems
Sentiment - Papermania stamp
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Crafty Cardmakers - embossing (embossed butterflies)
Get Hippity with Ipp.... - flowers
House of Gilli - flowers
Karens Doodles - sparkle
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamps and fun - flowers
Stamps R Us - going digital
Woodware USA - Anything goes

DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE - use Texture





This week's challenge has been chosen by AMY and she would like to see any form of texture of your projects!  Our lovely sponsors this week are the STAMPING BOUTIQUE and I am using PUPPY PRESENT.


TEXTURE ELEMENTS:
Decoupaged the image
Added Stickles glitter to main part of box
Flower soft to fur.
Dry embossing - lines to cardstock
Other embellishments 3D


Techniques:

Medium:
Copics
Prisma pencil
Gel Pen
Glitter pens

Papers:
Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Decoupage flowers
Gems
Bow
Ribbon
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Craft your passion - let it all hang out
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight ...  - new techniques - never decoupaged a digi/rubber stamp image
Karens Doodles - sparkle
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamps R Us - Digital
Woodware USA - Anything goes
Sunday, 22 May 2011

CHARLES ARK TOPPER















Not very well today but wanted to do a bit of crafting so thought I'd use a CHARLIES ARK topper.  Only added gems and bottle to topper.





Techniques:  I have to admit to doing very little to create this card.  Apart from the faux stitching it was just a case of pick and stick!



Medium:
Black gel pen for faux stitching

Papers:
Mixed of paper packs
Plain - Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Bow
Faux brads
Clear gems
Decoupage champagne bottles
Sentiment border
Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into

The Emerald Fairies - Anything goes
I did it Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Emmas - Embellish it
ECP - Pastel colours
Alphabet - Clean and Simple
If the Shoe Fits - Clean and Simple