Thursday, 28 July 2011

BIG PANTS!



This is another of the gorgeous digi images by Mo Manning available from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This one is called BIG PANTS!






Techniques:

Machine stitching


Medium:
Copics

Papers:
Pattern - forgotten
Plain - Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Bow
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Ambers Crafting stuff - Pattern papers
Little Darlings - Anything goes
Papercraft Star - Anything goes
Clear it out - old supplies   (Faux brads, papers)
Karen's Doodles - Anything goes
Party time Tuesday - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle - Stitching
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says stamp and show - Anything goes

Sunday, 24 July 2011

POT!



Who of us with children doesn't remember this POTTY TRAINING!  How cute is she, I remember my son perhaps that's why it brings a smile to my face.






Techniques:

Stamps:  Digi  - Mo's Digital Pencil - aptly named ON THE POT
Large postage sentiment - Whimsy stamps

This is my first tent card and I must admit I do like the shape.

Medium:
Copics and Promarkers
Prisma and Polychromo - only to skin
Liner pen

Papers:
Papermania pattern papers
Plain - Crafters Companion

Punch
Border punch EK Success 
Embellishments:
Bows
Ribbon
Faux Brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Phindys Place - Double up (2 brads, 2 bows)
Totally Gorjuss - Punch
Crafty Emma - Fun
2 Sisters - Anything goes

Saturday, 23 July 2011

DOUBLE DELIGHT -1



Just seen the challenge over at Phindy's Place - use two of something on your project.  Really like doing merged images so I have used two digital images on this card.






Techniques:

Stamps:  Phindy's Place - Birdie
Cat - freebie
Whimsy Postage stamps



Medium:
Copics
Primsa and Polychromo pencils
Spray Varnish
Spray Varnish glitter

Papers:
Pattern - Dies to die for
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Whimsy postage stamp
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Ribbon
Bow
Petaloo flower
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Phindys Place - doubling up
Fun with Shapes and more - Die cuts
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Stamping for the Weekend - 4 legs

Friday, 22 July 2011

SFTW - PAWS FOR THOUGHT


This weeks challenge at STAMPING FOR THE WEEKEND is PAWS FOR THOUGHT!  For this challenge I have used two digi stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil.






Techniques:



Medium:

Copics, Tria and Promarkers
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Distressing inks
Spray glitter varnish

Papers:
Pattern - MCS CD Rom
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Marianne flourish dies
Spellbinders Butterfly
Embellishments:
Pearls (large and small)
Small metal brads
Ribbon and bow
Petaloo flowers
Paper flower
Sentiment
Die cut leaves
Best wishes,

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

BABY JOON





Here's another entry for the DT call at SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY.  For anyone wanting to join in with the DT Call click here for details.

 



For this project I have used a digi stamp from Whimsy stamps by Chrissy Armstrong called NEW BORN JOON.  For anyone who loves Bambi this is a must have!










Techniques:

Medium:
Copics and Promarkers
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Distressing ink

Papers:
Pattern - Bunny Bo
Plain - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Whimsy stamp die and stamp
Embellishments:
Bow
Various flowers
beads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Sundays with Crissy - DT Call
Clear it out - old supplies  (ribbon, flowers and beads)
Creative Card - lots of large layers
Deep Ocean - ribbons

Monday, 18 July 2011

GIFT HORSE



This is the first time I have used this digi but I have always admired cards made with this image.  For those of you who don't know this is a digi image from Whimsy Stamps by Chrissy Armstrong, check out her other stamps there is a great choice of cutie images.


I'm entering this card into the DT Call at SUNDAYS WITH CHRISSY - if you would like to try out too then click here.




Techniques:

Stitching - machine
Distressing - ink

Medium:
Copics and Promarkers
Prisma pencils
Stickles glitter glue

Papers:
Digital papers - Craft Artist
Dies used:
Tim Holtz ticket die
Embellishments:
Assortment of flowers
Bow (inside)
Fabric brad
Charm
Small pearls
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Sundays with Crissy - DT Call
DDH - Anything goes
Die Cut Dreams - Legged animals
KB Cute Monday - use a digi
Squigglefly - hoofs etc

Saturday, 16 July 2011

CONGRATULATIONS



How adorable is this baby elephant from Whimsy Stamps - by Chrissy Armstrong?  If you like it and would like to enter her DT Call then click here for find out more.



I used digital papers for this entry and added a swirl to the all the papers so that when it was layered the swirl would match up.  I liked the contrast of the soft pastel colours and the black swirl so I left the image as a line drawing which I think worked well on this card.





inner

Techniques:

Stitching - Machine
Digital Papers

Medium:
Memento ink pad - black

Papers:
Digital papers/Software programme
Plain - Crafters Companion
Embellishments:
Various flowers
Fabric brads
Alphabet buttons
Pins
Ribbon
Bow
Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Sundays with Crissy - DT Call
A gem of a challenge - lets hear it for the boys
Ellephantastic - Celebrations
Sweet Stamping - for the boys

Friday, 15 July 2011

ELEPHANT


DT CALL AT SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY.


Have you ever wanted something so much that you've tried too hard and things haven't worked out the way you would have liked?  I think that's where I've been - so I have decided just do my best after all the reason for crafting is the enjoyment it brings. 

On the positive side I have tried various techniques - unfortunately not all have been successful, but on the positive side I have discovered what I like and what I don't.  I even thing I've discovered my own style.  I like structure and balance to my creations and like edges finished - sometimes matting and layering isn't enough! 
  • machine sewing - I have really like the results.  Adds elegance, style and finesse.
  • paper piecing - Again I like the results although it does take a time to cut out properly.  Would not use such dark colours on a child image again.
  • image - after choosing image, choose papers and draw out an idea of sketch before colouring image.  Alot easy to match colours this way.  Although you have an idea of sketch you still can change, play with etc to create the look you want.
  • distressing - all forms, inks, tearing, embossing etc
  • watercolouring - would like to work on this technique and try colouring with distressing inks.

That said - Today I used this gorgeous elephant stamp drawn by Chrissy Armstrong and available from Whimsy stamps.

Thought I'd try something new, other people have probably already discovered this but I've not seen it done before.  Printed my digi papers out and stamped the elephant on one of them.  This gave me a background that blending perfectly with the papers and wasn't scark white which I've found I don't always like!



Techniques:

Machine sewing - edges
Dying ribbon



Medium:
Copics and Promarkers

Papers:
Digital papers
Plain cardstock - Crafters Companion
Dies used:
Butterfly - Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Clear gems
Transfers - wording
Mixture of flowers
American binding ribbon
Button
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Sundays with Crissy - DT Call
Crafty Sentiments - Use Stitching
Do you stack up? - Stitching
Meljens Designs - Buttons and bows
Rainbow Ladies - Stitching
The Rubber Cafe - Use Spellbinders