Wednesday, 27 August 2008

This thursday its all about Bling

You need to click on the images to see the bling detail. This week at this thursday its all about bling, and this weeks created by hand challenge is to use a product you have not used before so this also fits in perfectly. So for my entry i have followed the fashion as seen on TV and got myself some of the new papermania Coredinations card stock. Its one colour on the outside then another colour in the middle that is a contrasting lovely colour. Cuttlebug embossing folder i forget the name of the one i used and don't have the packaging to look at so sorry cant tell you which one it is. Lightly sanded the image now on my first go the embossing squashed so i kept it on the folder when i sanded the next one to stop it from squashing or maybe i was just too hard with it. I then mounted the images on Bazzil Bling cardstock which is so sparkly and pretty and mounted onto a cream, or white card, one has added ribbon and all 3 have sparkling stones to match the bling theme. I will probably stamp happy birthday or something on the bottom when i have decided what i want them to be, maybe thank you cards who knows. Top Tip: This is very messy the sanding excess goes everywhere.

Feline Salute

Well after yesterdays nastiness i decided to cheer myself up so i made myself a little ATC for my own collection. The cat picture is from the design house Cattitude series which makes me laugh so much, i kept one of the full image layers of decoupage from the card i made my grandma some time ago and is posted Here. Cute spotty paper background and words hand written in my awful hand writing. No idea where the saying came from i read it in a book somewhere so if you know who said it please let me know. ''He lifted his leg in feline salute to nonchalance'' Also do anyone elses cats try to drink milk as you are pouring it into your coffee cup or is it just mine being weird because they were hand reared.

Friday, 22 August 2008

I Love your Blog Award

Today a dear friend of mine who isn't crafty nor is she a blogger was surfing around the links on my blog and the links on other peoples blogs and found the I love your blog award. She decided that i and several other blogs i have links to deserve the I love your blog award so on behalf of my none blogger none crafty friend here is who she would like to give the award to (and i agree wholeheartedly!!)

Chloe cards -
Chrissi -
Viv -
Carol -

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Latest paintings

These are my latest works, unfortunately they don't look anything like the picture as my camera seems inept at being able to take detail well lately. Both are the same size as before painted with acrylics.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Fat Page Swap - This thursday its all about Colour

On the Trimcraft forum, LizzieM is hosting a monthly fat page swap. This months theme is Music and i must say i enjoyed making these while watching Hellboy last night on the telly. The are 4X4 inch square and the idea is to leave a space at the left side so the recipient can put them in their book. They started out as cream pieces of card altered with tea dye (left) and brushed corduroy(right) distress inks. a Music stamp i have was then stamped in versamark and black embossing powder. In some areas i over heated the powder to make it more vintage. Images from crafty individuals minis. Hope whoever gets them likes them as much as i do as i am finding it hard to part with them LOL.
Coincidentally these pages also fit into this weeks this Thursday theme of colour, well my fav colour is brown.