Sunday, 29 July 2012

ATC-Queen of Hearts

I made this easel ATC for the latest challenge over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude. I saw this image from LEJ Designs and just had to have her! I didn't want to use a small image as I felt she needed to stand out so I had a flick through some Craft Stamper magazines for some inspiration and saw an ATC easel card-how could I resist having a go! I can see myself doing these more often as it really opens up possibilities.
he image is coloured with Promarkers and the backing paper some scraps I had lying around that I embossed some swirls on. Come along and join in the fun. There are some digital images to be won.

I'm linking this to Handmade Monday as soon as it goes live this week. I love this weekly get-together of crafting people.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Canvas-Behind the Mask

The new challenge is up on Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog and it's a fab one! The theme this month is to alter something. I've made a canvas using Sarah's Doodle Dolls Collage Pack which I love and can't wait to use in a bit of art journaling too!
I used Distress Inks for the background and a computer generated sentiment.

Come along and join in the challenge. It's now changed from a fortnightly challenge to a monthly one to give everyone time to work on an entry (we all know how real life likes to get in the way!) Not to mention the brilliant prizes to be won.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Postcard Swap-Childhood

The theme for this month's postcard swap over at UK Stampers is childhood. I remembered about these stamps a friend brought me back from a craft show (how frustrating not to be able to go myself!). I think they're by Paper Artsy. I thought they were ideal-they sum up teenagers so well!Or at least the one I have to put up with!

You can find the link to UK Stampers in my sidebar. I'm also linking this to Handmade Monday. Why not pop along and check out all the fabulous crafting blogs. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Name Bunting

My son was complaining that I never make anything for him. I was practising with the Sarah Hurley Steampunk Digikit at the time over on DaisyTrail and found a template for bunting. I made this using the background papers and embellishments from the kit for him to hang in his room.

 He was thrilled! 

Monday, 16 July 2012


I made these ATCs for the monthly swap over on UK Stampers (link in sidebar). The theme for this month is roses.The background's coloured with distress re-inker and a bit of a pattern added with red ink.The stamp is one I found tucked away at the bottom of a drawer when I was desperately seeking a roses stamps!

Here's the set altogether!

I'm linking this over at Handmade Monday  - please pop along and look at the fabulous crafting.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

ATCs-Our House and Waiting

The new fortnight's challenge is up over on ATCs and Cards with Attitude. Our sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs who is offering three digi images for the winner. The theme is Anything goes so please pop along and join in the fun!
I had two images to work with and couldn't choose between them so made two ATCs.
Our House

I coloured the houses with Promarkers and stamped a map onto my ATC before adding the images. Then the Madness song came into my head so I added the arrows!


How could I resist this image?!This ATC was just a bit of fun but actually I quite like it. Just hope Johnny Depp gets the message!I'm entering this second ATC in the latest Little Claire challenge-follow the link and play along.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

My first guest designer card!

The new challenge is up on Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog and I'm excited to be taking part for the first time! The theme is Buttons and I used the Steampunk CD to make my card. I printed off all the papers,embellishments and wording and was thrilled to find a page of buttons too! I coated them with Glossy Accents to add a bit of shine. You can check out this CD and other fabulous Sarah Hurley Design products here.

The challenge runs over the next fortnight so please pop over and have a look at what the Design Team have created and join in!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Exciting News

I've been dying to tell everyone about this and tonight's the night!

I'm so excited to announce that Sarah Hurley's chosen me to be a guest designer for her. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have this opportunity to work with her and her fabulous Design Team. I'm feeling very inspired and can't wait to get started. (I'm a bit nervous too!)

I hope you'll join me on this new journey.

I'm posting this over at Handmade Monday.I know it's not crafting but it's news!Pop over and see all the fabulous crafts and talented people there.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Birthday card-Gorjuss Girl

A quick make for a friend's daughter's birthday. Continuing my quest to root out long unused stamps I decided to give this one a whirl. I used a few scraps of paper as a bit of a background but in my rush stuck one of the musical pieces upside down!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Exploding box prototype!

I was flicking through a Craft Stamper last night and came across an exploding box by the fab Hels Sheridan.
I've never done one before but as my friend has a birthday coming up next week I thought it'd be a good idea to try a prototype to see if a) I could actually make one, b) how long it would take me and most importantly c) how stressed I'd be doing it!

The outside of the box

The lid


Centre greeting




Well I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and it hasn't really taken me more than a couple of hours on and off. Now I know I can do it, I can set about doing the real one in good time for the weekend!

I'm entering this in this week's challenge at the new vintage blog Vintage Artisans. Come along and join in!
 I'm also linking it to Handmade Monday-come and join in with the friendly crafting community there.