Saturday 13 September 2008

Distracted ...

I have a million and one things I should be doing but I just couldn't put that leaf stamp down! I ended up buying this gold and brown dish with the large candle in the local town yesterday so I could make a candle with the stamp and some copper and brown Brilliance.

I have also been waylaid with my first every venture into jam making - well the brambles (blackberries) are in such abundance it was a shame not to pick some! Ben, my mum and I got two huge ice cream tubs yesterday afternoon and they weighed 4lb exactly and to my shock made NINE jars of bramble jam. Not jelly - we like the seeds :)

I am feeling extremely housewifey and am polishing my halo as I speak but this hasn't helped with the pile of crafting chores I have to do before we go way in 2 weeks ..... oh well, there's always tomorrow!

Friday 12 September 2008

Rainbow Lady Challenge #30 - Autumn

What a great theme this week from Cythia aka Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog. I absolutely love these colours and I never need much of an excuse to delve into the brown side of the colour spectrum!

This is my first attempt at metal embossing (without using the Cuttlebug anyway!). I have started off nice and easy as you can see but I am please with the result. The leaf stamp by Creative Stamping and I have used Stazon onto the copper sheet. I have stamped the brown background card with the same stamp using Versamark to leave a watermark effect and over-stamped some homemade Luna Lights paper with the same stamp again in Adirondack Ginger ink and then added a few other little stamps in black and white. The beads are mounted onto copper wire and I have matted the whole lot onto a piece of copper mirror board. Thanks for looking.

Thursday 11 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday #27 - Cats and Dogs

Gosh how late am I today? My internet has been off all day for reasons only known to itself and has only just come back. Arrgghhh! Anyhow we are up to Challenge 27 on Cute Card Thursday - where has the time gone?! The theme this week is Cats and Dogs and the Design Team has come up with some absolute beauties - plus there another fabby prize to give away to pop on over and check it out!

This lovely High Hopes image was sent to me by Suzanne and I have coloured it with Promarkers and Sakura pens. Background papers is Basic Grey, flowers are Prima, sentiment is from a Studio G set and other bits from the local florist. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - New Beginnings

We have another fabby Guest Desginer this week at Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges, Steph aka Southern Fairy, and Steph has set the challenge this week with the theme of "New Beginnings". Pop on over to the blog to see Steph and the other DT's creations and see what Steph has to say!

This is Tilda with baby Tingla and I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Sakura pens. The background card has been stamped with Magnolia summer swirl in dye ink and I have hand stitched it onto a piece of denim and added a little metal charm. The flowers are a Magnolia stamp done on shrink plastic coloured with Sakura pens. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 9 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar #16 - Sketch

I have abandoned all hope of getting caught up with last week's Challenges and am not allowing myself to get stressed over it so I am starting afresh this week with the fabby sketch from A Spoonful of Sugar which has been created by Nikki.

This is one of the wonderful Whiff of Joy stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell. I have coloured her in with Promarkers and Sakura pens, with a chalk background and a couple of add ons. Paper is K&Co Hopscotch Girl, card is Bazzil and SU. The flowers are prima and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. I have dyed it with pigment ink and triple embossed with glossy clear EP. I got this great twill from Scrapz - they have the most AMAZING ribbon, lace and bits and a lot of it is on offer - as low at 10p a metre! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

I hope to get some serious computer time in the next couple of days - thanks so much for stopping by! I am trying to get in front with my DT work to leave free time for all the birthday and Christmas cards/presents I have to make in the next 2 weeks before we go on holiday!