Friday, 29 June 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's ATC

This fortnight's challenge is up and running over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude. The design team had a choice of images to use and I plumped for Breakfast at Tiffany's by SassyStudioDesigns. It's one of my all time favourite films so I couldn't resist!

I came across this black paper sprayed with shimmer in a deep cavern in my craft drawer and thought it'd make a good background. I embossed some text and added some shiny gems around the images.
 'A couple of no-name slobs' is a quote from the film but who could ever think of Audrey Hepburn as a slob!
I couldn't have Holly Golightly without Cat so I added my Stampotique cat.
Come along, join in and link up a card or ATC. There are lots of images to be won.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Art Journal

This week I had an art journal page to do for a circle journal and some ATCs for a swap,both on UK Stampers.(link in sidebar). Couldn't decide what to do for ages but after making the journal page, it gave me the idea for the ATCs!

The theme for the journal is Nursery Rhymes/Fairy Tales and the hearts I had left over from the wedding card I made last week were perfect for Snow White.

The theme for the ATCs was Royalty so I pinched the queen from the Snow White page and used her for the ATCs.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Wedding Card

This weekend was special as my brother got married. It was a fabulous day and I had great pleasure making this card for him and his wife.

The heart stamp was free with Craft Stamper and was just what I needed to embellish! The sentiment stamp is the one I used to make wedding invitations for a friend and was ideal. It's nice to make a card when you don't have to fret about finding the perfect stamps!

I'm linking this to Handmade Monday.There's some fabulous crafting to see there so please pop over and join in! 

Friday, 22 June 2012

Circle Journal

This is a page I did for an art journal CJ over on UKScrappers. The name of the journal was Fill My World with Colour so it had to be purple and orange. For years I've struggled to chose which one is my favourite colour and more often than not use them both together!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Father's Day card and brooch!

Father's Day happens at the same time of year every year but still I end up on the last minute! I saw a blog recently where the layout included some little banner flags and I wanted to try it. I stamped the image and then stuck some at the side of it. If I'd had more time I would have experimented a bit more but that'll teach me to be more prepared! I will link to the blog where I saw the layout when I can remember which it was.
I found it!You can see the layout at A Paper Gallery.

There was a knock at the door the other night. My friend was on her way to work and called to drop off a gift for me. It was a brooch weaver. I've never seen these before but I love it!
I don't know who makes it because there's no name on the bag but I recommend that everyone gives this a go. It's quick and I can see making lots of different sizes flowers with it.

This is the finished brooch. 

I'm linking this over at Handmade Monday. Please pop over and have a look at the wonderful crafting posted there.

Friday, 15 June 2012

ATC- Smell the Flowers

I've been absent from the design team of ATCs and Cards with Attitude for a while but have finally caught up and managed an ATC for this fortnight's challenge. The theme is Anything Goes and is sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are offering 4 digi images to the winner of the challenge. 

I used an image of a lovely vase of roses for my ATC and coloured it with distress ink. Please bob over and join in the fun by linking your card or ATC - or if the mojo's flowing, both!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Art Journal CJ

This is the page I did for an Art Journal Circle journal over on UK Stampers (link in sidebar). The theme was Birds and the pages had been beautifully painted before I received it. All I had to do was add some colour and decorate the pages. I stamped some birds, embossing one in black and found a nice quote I liked to add to the page. I really enjoyed doing this entry.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Postcard-In The Skys

In a fit of madness the other day I signed up for a postcard swap on UK Stampers (link in sidebar). I've only ever made one postcard before so I wanted to challenge myself. Guess what? I loved making this. The 4 by 6 size is the perfect size for me and I can see me doing a few more of these!

I inked the background with Distress Ink, masking the clouds then stamped the flowers at the bottom. The images are from Crowabout. They were recommended by a friend and I have to say I love using them. The words are computer generated. Why not pop over to UK Stampers and have a play!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Jubilee Notebook

I hope everyone's enjoying this Jubilee weekend.Wouldn't be right without a bit of rain!
I made this notebook as a gift for a friend. She's having a Jubilee party at work next week so I thought this would look good on the table for people to write in. Have to say I'm loving my Bind It All and can't stop punching and binding anything I can find!

The front

Some of the inside pages

Really enjoyed making this and love the Artemio stamps-perfect for the Jubilee!  
I'll be linking this over at Handmade Monday.Pop over and see some of the fabulous crafting. (Link in sidebar)