Thursday, 30 August 2012

ATC-Witching Hour Wall Hanging

There's something magical going on over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog! This month's challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen and there's a £10 online voucher up for grabs for the winner. Who could resist that?
I've made an ATC wall hanging using the new Witching Hour kit. Yes, I know it's a bit early for Halloween but I couldn't resist it. I love Halloween and this kit has everything I need!

Please pop along and join in all the magical fun!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Trying to declutter the kitchen yesterday I found some scraps of paper lying around that I'd used as a mat when making other things. Instead of scrunching them up and thowing them away (as usual!) I decided to use them to make a collage background. I stuck a bit of homemade washi tape at the bottom and used a scattering of embossing powder to add a bit of texture. The image is one of my favourite Art Journey stamps. 

I must remember to use my scraps more often instead of just casually thowing them away!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

ATCs-Fly High

This month's theme for the ATC swap over on UK Stampers is 1 2 3. I'd just got my hands on a brilliant set of stamps and couldn't resist using the air balloon. I painted the background with Cosmic Shimmer paint then inked over some sequin waste to make the circles. The air balloons were stamped on the ATC and the balloons stamped again on old map paper then cut out and stuck down. The words were highlighted with Glossy Accents.
Really enjoyed making these because I love the balloon stamp and I always enjoy sloshing paint around!

The set

I'm entering these in the Happy Daze Circling the World challenge. Please come along and join in!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Birthday card-Free to be 50

Things have been a bit hectic this month leaving me not a lot of time to do anything. My friend's 50th birthday came along and I realised I hadn't even had chance to make a card! I made this card using a new stamp (which I love and am now in danger of overusing!). As I had a spare image left over I made a notebook to go along with it.


I'm linking these to Handmade Monday-please follow the link and join in.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Christmas Card and Tag

Last week I made a Christmas card and tag (well, it's getting very close!). I used Santa's Workshop CD by Sarah Hurley which was released last week. It's just perfect for all types of cards and Christmassy things! It's certainly helped me get a good start, although I must admit it's a bit weird getting into the Christmas spirit when the sun's shining outside!

I love the Jingle Bells sheet music and the snowflakes. I distressed the edges and rubbed them with copper ink to give a distressed look. I added a 3D sentiment and well, couldn't resist a bit of glitter!

Love this backing paper and all the lovely bright toys. I made this when I was staying away from home and all I had were the printed sheets.No glitter,no foam for layering but I have to say I really like it!

I'm linking over to Handmade Monday which I missed last week and can't wait to get back and see what the talented crafters have been up to.