Tuesday, 21 October 2014

It's Spooky Time

Not long to go till it's Halloween,  being a grandmother of five boys, I have a few projects to make.  So our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is - It's Spooky Time.  I really like these pop up boxes, they can be time consuming but they can be kept standing in the boy's bedrooms as a keepsake.(Hopefully) !If you fancy having a go, look on You tube or Pinterest,  I used papers from a paper stack Monochrome by Dovecraft. The stamps are from my collection of Halloween stamps - Exhangables, Inkadinkado and Tandastamps. I used thin strips of acetate to suspend most of the embellishments.  This pop up box/card  folds flat and fits into an envelope. 
Here is a close up of the 'floating'  embellishments

Please  be sure to pop over to the  challenge blog Cardz 4 Guyz  to see how the Design Team and Guest Designers have inspired you with their Spooky Time. Have fun and happy haunting times.

Sunday, 19 October 2014


For the next two weeks at CD Sunday Challenges we would like to see Silhouettes. Amongst my ever growing CD collection, I found I don't have any with Silhouettes, I thought this also may be the case of others, but remembering the rules of the challenge blog, as long as something is used from a CD it doesn't have to be all of the project. The background sheet was printed from a Debbie Moore - Lizzy Lu CD - there are some wonderful sheets there for lots of uses other than those planned for the CD. 
I then cdreated a scene with silhouette stamps, all from Lavinia stamps. I'm not sure the source of the sentiment, I was given a few of these in a swap. I look forward to visiting you over the next few weeks. Have fun and hopefully stay well. 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Tag It!

For the next week at My Time To Craft we would like to see a tag, the challenge being 'Tag It!'. It must be a loose tag or tags, not to be attached to a greetings card. Tags are a wonderful way to experiment with techniques, they can be a very personal gift tag, or something to make just for the fun of it, example of this being above, though I wull be adding it to a gift this Christmas. I used paper from Papermania 'Twelve Days of Christmas' paper pad, the reindeer was given a new life, it once existed on an old ATC. A die cut added, at last I have used some Washi tape which I have had for over a year ( he he ) The small greetings tags are from LOTV - stamp set. have fun making your tag.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Use your Freebies or Prizes

For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow, you have an opportunity to show us your prizes or freebies, for this is the next challenge. It doesn't have to be stamps, it can be dies, papers, anything you can use to create a project, but we need to know how you won it or it's origin as a freebie. A great challenge, something different.  I have used for the background of my project a sheet of designer paper from a Debbie Moore CD - Lizzy Lu. Every stamp I have used was on a Freebie sheet of Lavinia stamps with a magazine. I have added some Crystal glitter in various places and of course on the wings, I hope this will show when highlighted. Have fun everyone. 

Fall/Autumn Colours

For the next month at Sparkles Forum Challenges - the challenge is Fall or Autumn colours, these are my kind of colours, I love them all. I usually throw as much on a card as I can get away with, especially colour, but for this challenge I went with the Less is More attitidue. I used a Kraft card, gold mirri card to add some brightness against the resist technique panel. Leaves stamped with Versamrk, clear embossing powder, allowed to cool, then I added various Distress Inks to colour the panel. When dry, I buffed up the leaves. The additional leaves were created by first colouring some card with various autumnal colours, then I stamped with a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, adding 3 to side of the card. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft. Happy stamping everyone.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

An Easel Card

Starting today over on Cardz 4 Guyz for one week the challenge is An Easel Card. For athose not sure on how to make one, there is a link to a tutorial on You tube or alternatively you could search for Pinterest and find a tutorial on there. They really are easy to make and make such a different type of card. Please pop over to the blog to check out the amazing inspiration from the Design Team,  for two of them this was a first attempt, so well done ladies. Accepting challenges is what challenge blogs are all about.  For my card, I was challenged by a member of my class with a stamp she had recently bought and needed ideas on how to make a card - result is my card for this challenge.  This card will be perfect for my 18 yr old grandson, I think it says a lot!! The papers are from a Dovecraft pack - The 12 Days of Christmas - the stamp, apologies I forgot to get the details, I believe it is an American stamp. Have fun, I hope you find inspiration to give it a go. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Time Flies

For the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers the theme is Time Flies - so many ways you can interpret this challenge. Why don't you pop over to the blog, to see how the design team have been inspired with the title of Time Flies. I have chosen some old stamps from my collection. Old but gold stamps. 
I created the bckground blending several shades of Distress Ink blues, including the gorgeous Peacock Feathers. The background clock stamp is from Creative Expressions - Time set. The main image is from Clocks 1 Paperartsy, along with the lower sentiment. The Time Flies sentiment is part of a Stampendous stamp. I used  Spellbinders dies to mat the image, the outer coloured with Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers. I am looking forward to seeing your creations, have fun.