Saturday, 28 August 2010
Hope you can come join us for the challenge, thanks for stopping by! :)
Also entering into..
Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simple
Rainbow Lady - Sparkle & Shine (Its starburst stains!)
I know Claire's flowers were red and she had a tiara on with a white dress so I went with that. I've coloured with promarkers and added the tiara using teeny nail gems, the brides flowers are red sticky gems and the dress is glamour dust. Papers were from shabby princess one of the valentines packs and I've used ribbon roses and buttons as the stoppers. I made the stick pin with a heart charm, heart bead and 2 6mm swarovski crystal AB beads. The 3 large flowers are from hobbycraft, one is a red rose and the other 2 I cant remember the name but they have beady thingies poking out of them! Gave the card a spray or two of pearl glimmer mist to finish.
Polka Doodles - Colouring challenge
Pollycraft - Recipe (3 papers, 2 buttons, one charm)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Recipe (3 flowers, 2 buttons, one ribbon)
Papertake - Recipe (3-2-1)
I love Promarkers - Charming
Incy Wincy - Buttons & Bows (Ribbon is tied in a bow with a rose stuck on it)
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Would like to enter this into...
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
First up is the Cherry on Top award given to me by both Vicky at Kips Cards and Lorraine at Lorraine's place - thank you girls!
1. Thank the person that gave it to you.
2. Post it with pride on your blog.
3. List 3 things you love about yourself. Eeek!!!!!!
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 other people for the award
OK 3 things....
3. I'm not very good at this!
A picture I love...
5 other people...
1. Corry - She makes me chuckle with her phrases and pechant for saying girlfriend
2. Lin - She just makes me laugh because she just her
3. Judie - Stark raving bonkers and such a fabulous person
4. Tracy - When I grow up I want to make cards like Tracy
Next up the Beautiful blogger award from Judie. Thank You petal x
I have to tell you 7 facts about me and pass onto 7 people so here's the confession bit...
1. I find awards difficult because a few years ago I was diagnosed as having Aspergers. Not a lot of people know that until now because I have largely ignored it wanting to be treated as 'normal' which in the main part I am however it does have an impact and things like awards usually cause stress as to who to pass them onto so if I haven't passed it onto to you this time I apologise and its not because you're not loved :) I'll probably obsess over that for the next 5 years lol!
2. There now thats out of the way I have to think of another 6 things.... Ahh yes I have a thing for lists (its a family trait) I have a list for everything on my blackberry for example in my notes folder I have a list for challenges this week, a list of artists I like, my finances for this month, lottery numbers, my stamp list, there are about 30 lists in there.
3. I love fairies (no really, I'd never have guessed!) I prefer fairies with a bit of an edge - bad fairies :D
4. I have a very camp taste in music and every time I hoover I have I want to break free in my head.
5. I loathe Thomas the tank engine because of an ex's 3 year old nephew constantly throwing humdingers because he wanted the video on all day. Thomas thomas I waaaaaaaaaaaant thomas aaaaargh!
6. I don't watch TV except CSI and NCIS sometimes. The last time I saw eastenders stacey had just been found out having an affair with bradleys dad (was an xmas episode some time ago!)
7. I love parma violets :)
Right 7 peeps...
Monday, 23 August 2010
The video I chose is Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. This is one of the most viewed videos ever on you tube so it can't be bad! I only saw it quite recently and was immediately drawn to the colours, the bling and parts such as the shoes reminded me of Susie Sugar who has also humoured me and sponsored the challenge! The crazy hair she has I thought of Kraftin Kimmie stamps straight away, the hats she wears remind me of castles and lavinia stamps so on so forth!
Susie is sponsoring the challenge with approx £10 worth of her fabulous shoe die cuts and s also a guest designer for us too!
For this challenge at Crafty Cardmakers I picked out the black and diamonds and kept being drawn to the Red Hearts stamp by sweet pea. Using part of the video where she is wearing a black costume surrounded by diamonds I've coloured in promarkers, have used black glitter and glamour dust on the wings, glamour dust again around the edge of the image. The DP across the centre is glittered as is the ribbon and I've used glittery and iridescent sticky gems. I used nail gems on the bodice and for the hearts which are coloured black. To finish it has a spray of dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
This is the part of the video I drew inspiration from :)
Hope you can come over and join in a bit of fun! BTW my steasel card in the sidebar comes from Marilyn Manson's Tainted Love video but I didn't think many would appreciate using that one lol!
Magical Monday - Flowers
My time to craft - Glitter & Glitz
Pocket Full of Posies - Winged Things
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Ths cupboard is hard to access and houses dangerous and difficult to get out of the furnture items lke alcohol inks, acrylic pains, color washes etc.
My very orderly drawer of embossing powders, mainly moonglow ones!
My messy desk! I have starburst stains colour charts, my colour wheel, Molly's first chalk drawng, a picture panted by Ethan, a card I bought off Judy as I loved everything about it, my bead collection, papers, sticky gems, sewng machine, a canvas I've started with Molly's hand and footprints, 2 art decos which are now posted. I had done another set of angels and was just packing them and realised they'd asked for landscape and mine were portrait, I could cry seriously I could cry!
After I dropped off my stash for the church I popped into the charity shop next door and lookie what I scored for a quid :D :D :D
For this one I chose the beautiful Krista by Hannah Lynn exclusive to Crafts & Me here. I adore Hannah's stamps, they're so bold and colourful :)
Image is coloured with promarkers with tiny pearl detail. Background matting is starburst stains as is the stamp "Dream" who I cant remember who its by but is it something to do with sir tim? Papers are various including bearly mine designs designer extreme 3 and K & Co. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & Hobbycraft, pearls have been coloured orange and yellow with promarkers. Stitching is faux as I gave up trying to rethread my machine, need one of those threader thingies which Ive got.... somewhere.....! Leaves are punched from starburst stains. I've added a calendar to make it a bit more than a birthday card.
Also if you are in the Canterbury area, Leonie from Create & Craft is seeking crafters to help with a Macmillan coffee & wine evening details here. I'm obviously too far as I'm ooop Norf in Cheshire but I have pledged I will make some items that can be sold for proceeds and this is one of them. You'll probably notice most of my DT cards over the next couple of weeks or so wll be "useful" easels like the post its and calendars as they'll all be heading down to Leonie to donate to Macmillan.
Entering this into..
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
I used stampscapes palms with huts (large) and watercoloured one with starburst stains in winter jasmine gold, peony scarlet red, red hot poker orange, hydrangea blue and moonshadow ink tawny turquoise on the huts. I cut out 2 circles from the black and white version, added 3d gloss then placed over coloured image, matted and layered, simples!
Gingersnap colour challenge - Yellow, orange & red
Friday, 13 August 2010
The problem I faced is its August and I traipsed round everywhere looking for novelty xmas lights only to be thwarted, I did try a few other types before remembering I have some of those light up pumpkins in the loft so a quick rummage and I struck gold!
What I wanted to do is put fairy lights in her hair but that will have to be for another day as I couldnt find a stringy light so I've built the unit into a base instead.
Here's the unit which has lights attached to a battery power box. If you want to play with lights look for something with a boxed power pack like this with the lights attached to it directly or via a wire. There will be riper pickings when the shops put out their xmas stocks just ready for pilfering :D
I made a box base to put the unit in, made my easel and cut out a hole for the lights to pop through. It also means you can access it easily to switch it on and off, change the batteries and whatnot. I've hidden it amongst some flowers and feathers as shown below.
This is the easel in daylight. I used some gorgeous holographic silver card I picked up off the shelves in The Stampman shop when I was there, it really catches the light. I'd sat in the dark with the light box shining it up onto a load of papers from stash and these worked the best for me. I have used the beloved 'bling maiden' from the Aspects of Design sheet Butterfly Beauties which you can find here. Me and the bling maiden always have a lot of fun, she's very forgiving!
And this is the night view of her in action lol! Instead of usng the flowers and lights as a stopper I set it further back for the best angle for the most light and used diamond brads there so she stands more upright to get more light.
Pocket Full of Posies - All that glitters
Charisma Cards - Easels
Flutterby Wednesday - Open week
Sir Stampalot - Bring on the bling
Totally Papercrafts - Rainbow (The holographic paper shows the rainbow)
Lots to Do - Ribbons & Lace (Silver lace around box and silver holographic ribbon across centre of card.
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, 8 August 2010
I've used the sketch from Passion for Promarkers, did scratch my head a bit with the zig zaggy shape but I'd seen Debs' one on facebook the other day and thought it looked kinda interesting! I've added mint green pee wee glitters using a quickie glue pen on the green papers and black diamond stickles on the black papers and also on the chipboard 18 which I then glazed over too. The mirror on the image is paper pieced with holographic silver and I've added teeny nail gems to the bodice and bracelet. The hearts have been coloured black with promarkers.
I'm off to me bed, come down with a cold boooooooo! Thanks for looking x
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
STEP 4 - (Optional) I found a tub of acrylic glitter glaze so I spread this out over the image. Let dry and you have a funky background :)
Have a couple of practice runs first until you feel confident with it. I had practice runs on my hand (I've no idea why but it seemed lke a good idea at the time!)
STEP 6 - Cut out your coloured image and 3d it over the background you made. Cut it out into an oval or whichever shape you like. The background is like a mottled watery effect and when you tilt the card all the glitter (which is green) shows through.
I've distressed the green DP with scissors and the oval with ink. Found these fab jewel roses when I sorted out my craft room so I snipped a bigger hole in the bead caps with my cropodile for them to slot through. I also found the butterfly punch so used that too :D
Sentiment is by Stamping All Day (I luuurve their teeny sentiments they're perfect!)
Close up of the ickle earrings I made with a 4mm daisy spacer and sticky pearl gem.
Gingersnap Spicy Supply - Markers
Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Wild Orchid - Lace
Charisma - Something with a tail
Mixed Media Monday - Past Loves (Spraying blending solution)
Cupcake - Distressing (DP's are distressed with scissors & Oval is distressed with ink)
One Stop Craft - Patterns (Swirls & Stripes on matching DP's)
Totally Papercrafts - Movies (Mermaid!)
Paperplay - Anything goes