Saturday, 26 January 2013

ATC-Teacher's Pet

There's a new challenge over at ATCs with Attitude. It's all about ATCs and we're so lucky to have the fabulous Hels Sheridan as our guest designer. A year ago I was lucky enough to win a tag in Hels' blog giveaway and her work is even more stunning in the flesh!

The theme is Ribbons and Lace and I had a lovely image to work with. It's Academic Adel from CDee Designs and I really enjoyed colouring her.(Promarkers again-I just find myself coming back to them time and time again!) As soon as I saw her, I knew exactly what background I was going to use. Sarah Hurley has a fabulous digi kit called Back to School. Perfect!

I'm entering this ATC in the Anything Goes challenge over at I Love Promarkers.

Thursday, 17 January 2013


Fun With ATCs is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this week. It seems a bit odd to be making an ATC for this seeing as I only just found them last week but I couldn't resist!

I coloured the card with some distress ink and stamped the background from a set of Inkadinkado stamps I've had for ages. Then I embossed the guitar with glittery black powder which as usual doesn't show that well on the photo. The sentiment is held in place by a star stud.
I'm entering this in the Celebration challenge at Fun With ATCs. Come and have a look-there's a blog hop to join too!

Friday, 11 January 2013

ATC- Believe

A new challenge is up over at ATCs with Attitude. It's an Add a Tag/Sentiment theme but it's also Anything Goes so plenty of scope! There are some lovely digi-images up for grabs for the winners so well worth a try.

For my ATC I've used a gorgeous digi frame from Meljen's Designs. I printed it out on acetate (on a whim-never tried it before but will definitely be doing it again!) and then stamped an image and coloured it with promarkers. It's backed by a piece of lilac vellum with a bit of glitter too but it doesn't show up very well. To tie in with the challenge I added a sentiment and a little star embellishment.

I really enjoyed making this out of acetate and as I have lots of different coloured vellum I can see me making a set!

I'm entering this in Meljen's Challenge and Fun with ATCs Challenge Blog
I've just had a lovely comment from Sue at Creative Craft World telling me about the Mini Challenge so I'm going to enter this over there too.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Year Older Me!

Happy New Year!

I can't believe 2012 came and went so quickly. It's been difficult at times,challenging and stressful but a great year nonetheless! A lot of things happened but mainly I'll remember it as the year I turned 50-and with it developed a more confident me!As a woman of a certain age I think I'm entitled to wear what I want,say what I think and do things I want to without owing an explanation to anyone!

Resolutions-well they went by the by of course but one thing I did achieve was my dream of joining a design team. What started as a three month guest spot with Sarah Hurley turned into a permanent place and I'm so glad I got to  stay. I love the kits, there's something for everyone and it's really opened my eyes to a world of  digi/hybrid crafting.

This month's challenge over on Sarah's Challenge Blog is all about celebration. A new year, a birthday or anything else you want to celebrate! I made a birthday card for my friend who's mad about Paris using the fabulous I Love Paris kit. There's some gorgeous papers and embellishments-I love it!

Come along and join in the celebrations!

I'm entering this in the Cute Card Thursday challenge. I just came across this and as it's Thursday,the challenge title is New and the I Love Paris kit's new,well why not play along?!
I'm also playing along at The Crafter's Cafe and the Cards Galore challenges.