Sunday, 30 June 2013

Dance at CD Sunday

This week at CD Sunday Challenges Carol has chosen Dance, this give loads of scope for the challenge. 
I decided upon a Cabaret form of Dance, which is from a Maria G Design CD Fashion. I am hoping the close up will show the glitter I have added to the Dancer. I made a step card, I really do not get along well with measurements, I find if I draw lines and cut on a sheet of copy paper, score and fold till I get what I want, then I have a copy for my card. I used gold mirri card, black and cream for matting and layering. The greeting is from Time Flies a Debbie Moore Shabby Chic CD.  Flowers and leaves from stash. 
Hint re - the flowers. As with everything that has the word craft attached to it, the item is pricey, so if you look around where artificial flowers are sold you can often pick up some bargains, as I did with the flowers I used.  I love the challenge this week , so I will be even more thrilled to be visiting you to see which form of Dance you have decided upon. 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Girl Power

This week at Crafty Sentiments their challenge is Girl Power. I used papers from Daydreamer Design papers, added a die cut scroll and flowers. The main image is a Crafty Sentiment stamp called Jasmine - Feathers. I think she has such an endearing look, a little bit of attitude in this minx. I used Promarkers to colour, adding some glitter to her hair band and beads.
NB Thrilled to add this card was chosen as the winner for this challenge, how exciting is that? Thanks to the DT. and Crafty Sentiments.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Create a Summer Scene

Hello everyone, I'm back to crafting. I have so missed being able to create, but my mind has been elsewhere.  My husband has recently been very ill, but after heart surgery he is now recovering and will hopefully be able to return home soon. My mojo has returned. I would like to thank Jacqueline and the girls on the MMM Design Team for their support and understanding during the last month or so. Back to Business.
This week at Make My Monday,  the challenge chosen is for you to Create a Summer Scene, thank goodness we in the UK are experiencing some warmer days. I made a wall plaque recently for an arranged swap, which I am using for my DT piece, for it's first outing onto my blog, I created this onto a piece of mountboard,  which is the material used when framing pictures etc. I used several of the yellow - orange colours of Distress Inks, stamped for the background a crazy pavement background stamp. and also rubbed  Distress Ink over a piece of bubble wrap, which I pressed onto the board. After drying I started adding the stamps. I used black, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, I added a small piece of mountboard to lay on a  butterfly. All, escept the bees, are from Inidgo Blu Meadow and Nature 1. The flowers were made with both a Spellbinder die and a Marianne die for the smaller flowers. Have fun with your project, remember to create a summer scene, which can be any project you wish and of course any size. For fun here is an extra project, 
as an example of a small sized scene. All stamps used are from Hobby Art  Coastal set.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

S is for ..............Steampunk

This week at CD Sunday Challenges Beryl has chosen S is for.................whatever you want it to be, the design team have such a varied selection, still leaving many choices for the letter S. I decided to choose
STEAMPUNK. Okay, I think some of you may be saying 'What is Steampunk'?  This is an excellent explanation from the CD I used from Jem's Designs - Steampunk Fairies and Friends. 
' Steampunk is set around the Victorian era. You could liken it to a novel by the great author Jules Verne 20, 000 Leagues under the sea, It's all about Trains, Airships, Airplanes, Cars, Bicycles, Machinery, and anything else that could (or could be imagined) to be run by steam, looking old and rusty. The clothing is just as weird, and wonderful with Hats, Goggles, Boots, Jewellery, Glasses, Keys, Clocks and Cogs.'
The Butterflies and sentiment are from Debbie Moore Shabby Chic - Time Flies CD, the remainder from the CD mentioned above. For the main body of the card I used black card, a layer of silver embossed mirri card then a layer and main image from the CD. 
Steampunk is an acquired taste you ether like it, get it or the you don't. I thought I'd try something different. Me, I like Steampunk, took me a while to get it but I'm a devout follower know. Waiting for another CD to arrive, can't wait for it landing on my doorstep. I'll be around to see what you found to do with the letter S.Most of all have fun everyone. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Boys Will be Boys

At Cards for Men they have a super title for their challenge this week, ' Boys will be Boys' and as we know Men are just little boys in disguise. For my card I used some My Minds Eye papers, along with some from my stash. The main image is a LOTV stamp which I love, so typical of all boys. Thanks for visiting me, I am slowly starting to get back into making cards again. 
I am also entering this card to apply for a DT post for a new blog, The Male Room, which will also be concentrating on male cards challenges. There are so few around, another will help to promote what most crafters find difficul, making male cards. 

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Hello everyone, I am sorry my picture is not to the usual standard but my photographer and editor is still in hospital as I prepare this page to be scheduled for 16th June for my choice of Kimono for your challenge this week at CD Sunday Challenges. I chose Kimono for I have always enjoyed making Oriental cards and there are many good Oriental CDs around to choose your images. Did you know that    "The kimono (着物) is a Japanese traditional garment worn by men, women and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear".  For my card the main image is from Joanna Sheen Oriental Dreams, which is matted onto black and gold card. The overlapping fans are from an Oriental set of stamps from See D stamps. The string of beads are a mixture of varied beads from my stash and some paper beads, which are so easy to make and very effective.  I found this You Tube video , if you want to give it a try.
I look forward to again visiting you to view your Kimono projects. Thanks for visiting me and for any comments you leave.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Taking a Break

Hi everyone, I thought maybe it's time I explained my neglect of my blog. Due to a family illness, I have decided to take a break from blogging and sadly from the Design Teams which I am part of. I would like to thank everyone who I have discussed my break with,  for their kindness and understanding. All being well, I should be blogging again before the end of June. Take care of yourselves and hopefully enjoy the wonderful summer weather we in the UK are all hoping for.