Saturday, 29 May 2010

Jigsaw Piece

Janet asked if anyone would like to decorate one of her huge jigsaw pieces for her with a theme of ''home''. I love this sort of challenge so jumped at the chance, but when it actually arrived I was abit stumped and did just look at it for a couple of days. While trying to get a box from the top of a cupboard a stamp set hit me on the head, annoyed at first but then the light bulb went off. The plate was full of owls and little houses and tree branches so tah-dah!! Coloured with ProMarkers and 3D'd the branch and house, background actually has loads of layers starting with a book page, gesso and loads of stamping. Stewart Gill yummy byzantia paint to edge it and then covered with distress crackle paint in rock candy - now here's where the trouble began. The crackle paint smudged all my green ink that were leaf stamps and sucked the colour of the pro-markers up into the layer of crackled then once dry the crackle fell off where the pro-marker colouring was so I had to put on another layer very thinly and prey it stuck, which it did. Very odd indeed I shall remember this next time I use the crackle paint.

As I used ProMarkers for this I am entering it into the Passion for ProMarkers anniversary week challenge.

Janet very kindly made me this little plaque as a thank you for decorating the jigsaw piece, isn't it gorgeous!!! It currently has pride of place on my wall.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sods Law strikes!!

So last week the other half announces ''oh I booked 2 weeks off im not in work monday'' Oh that was nice to tell me the day before - internal panick starts!! I havent got him a birthday pressie (which is tomorrow) I havent done any crafting at all (no birthday card) so they messed up his shifts and hes ended up working this morning. Perfect I thought time to go into town and make a card, well he let me sleep in so I didnt get up till after 10, then Mom needed me for an hour then I finally got started on the card. By this time it was 12 and he phones as the bus went past him so he needed to be picked up. Rushed card i'm not happy with it but nothing I can do about that and no pressie - I think I officially fail as a girlfriend tomorrow!! (writing this while hes making a coffee! thats the only time I get on my own!)

Just realized this fits into the Tuesday Taggers Theme this week ''Its a mans world'' Sponsored by The Craft Barn, so I am entering it into the challenge.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Friday Sketchers & Just Magnolia

Cutting it real fine here but I have had a manic week!! This card is being entered into Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia. Image Magnolia. papers Papermania. Short and sweet!!

Its that time again!!

Its that time again!!! Katharina is holding her bi-monthly guest designer call. This time the challenge is to use orange, red and one other colour (black and white being allowed). So I chose to use orange as the predominant colour and red with green as background colours.

Papers: My minds eye
Ribbon: Doodlebug Designs
Flower: New stock in from Crafty Feeling (these are awesome)
Image: Whiff of Joy, coloured with ProMarkers
Ink: Wild Honey Distress Ink

This was my little helper today, Woddewick eating sticks while I took the photo of the card, isnt he cute! well he was for about 30 seconds then he bit me!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I made the top 5 at Passion for ProMarkers!!


I made top 5 at Passion for ProMarkers with this entry!!! WHOOOP WHOOOPP!!!!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Passion for ProMarkers & Sketch Saturday Challenges

I have combined this card with 2 challenges today, firstly Passion for ProMarkers Challenge 51 which is a theme of ''Strawberries & Cream'' and Sketch Saturday Challenge 103 which provided the fab sketch. I am really happy with how this one turned out but have struggled to get a good photo of it. Image and papers are from Magnolia. Lace from a local sewing shop and the felt strawberry is available here.

Sir Stampalot Monthly Challenge

This months Sir Stampalot Challenge is ''Butterflys & Blossoms'' I really liked the theme and had a good idea for it so I thought I would give it a go. Papers from DCWV Once Upon a Time stack, Ribbon is Papermania and image is from the Tracey Coates collection at The Stamp Man. Stamped with distress ink onto watercolour paper, I really like this effect.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Whiff of Joy & Stampin' for the Weekend Challenges

This weeks challenge at Stampin for the Weekend is to make a card for a male. Being my Nephews birthday in a few weeks I though perfect time to get my thinking cap on, I never know what to do for him and usually cop out and buy a card instead, cardinal sin I know! The Whiff of Joy part of the card is the sketch turned on it's side, in place of the girly flourish I put the Sinbad character and tried to keep it clean and simple, it was very hard!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Winter Wonderland & Friday Sketchers Challenges

Friday Sketchers is celebrating its 101st sketch with a fab sketch and a blog hop with loads of prizes along the way so make sure you go take a lookie!!

This card has been made with the sketch from Friday Sketchers and the theme from Winter Wonderland which is ''cute creatures''. I actually dont have that much in the way of christmas backing papers so I made this one myself from tumbled glass distress ink and a very large creative expressions stamp. The reindeer image is from whipper snapper and coloured with my trusty promarkers.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge 101

Wow Sketch Saturday is on its 101st challenge, how cool is that!! So I am entering this pretty kitty into the challenge. Image is from Dimensions Fourth, papers and organza ribbon is Papermania. I shall be celebrating my 100th blog post very soon so watch this space for alittle candy.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge 100 & I Love ProMarkers Challenge 13

This weeks sketch for Friday Sketchers is their 100th sketch!! I really had fun making this for this challenge. I am also entering it into the I Love ProMarkers challenge 13 which is ''wings'' I really do love Magenta stamps, this set has to be one of my favorites but very hard to colour with pro markers. I really had a struggle with the flowers, they are from Prima and are some sort of gauze type material, they rip as soon as you look at them and all in all get a 0/10 rating from me, pretty crappy flowers, nightmare to try glue down too.

Paper: Once Upon a Time stack, DCWV
Image: Magenta
Flowers: Prima

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Just Magnolia 53 & Passion for ProMarkers 50

This weeks challenge over at Passion for ProMarkers is ''Gratitude'' so I decided to make a thank you card, I wanted a nice flowery cute image for this theme so I choose a Magnolia image and combined this with the Just Magnolia challenge which is a fab sketch. Added a touch of Flower Soft on the image also.

Image: Magnolia
Papers: My Minds Eye
Flowers & Ribbon: Crafty Feeling
Brad: Papermania aurora borialis gem brad

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Passion for ProMarkers week 49

This weeks challenge at Passion for ProMarkers is a lovely sketch, also part of the challenge is to make your own flowers, I can say I am not impressed with my ability to make flowers from punches so I will be giving that a miss next time!!

Image: Lavinia Stamps
Paper: My Minds Eye
Lace: Crafty Feeling

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 136 & Winter Wonderland Challenge

This weeks challenge at Mojo Monday is a fab sketch, very simple and elegant I love it and am entering this card into the challenge. I am also entering this card into the Winter wonderland challenge which is to create a gift card holder card. For a change no pro markers in sight on this one!! haha

Papers: Graphicus Guild paper pack (also on the seasons greetings cd).
Sentiment: Magnolia stamp.
Ribbon: Bottom of a drawer.
Charm: Crafty Feeling.