Saturday 7 February 2009

Small World of Inchies & Twinchies - Pink

I found the challenge site Small World of Inchies & Twinchies on Sandy's blog. I do love a challenge! I haven't ever made a "Twinchie" before (2 inch x 2 inch). I hope I have got it right that you can make either/or both sizes. Anyway I have just done a Twinchie this week so I hope this is okay.

I have used Trees Pad by Crafty Individuals and taken the couple off their bicycle from CI186 and put them into the grass instead! I really must start using my stamps more in this way - looking at them differently and just using part of them sometimes for a completely new look. Anyhow a bit of Sparkle & Sprinkle EP along the left side, a metal charm from Scrapz with its top cut off and some bright pink card finish it off.

I really enjoyed playing with this. Think this would be a great size for UTEE pieces so I know what I will be doing tonight!

Thanks for looking.

Photo tag

I was tagged by Sue to show you the fourth photo in my fourth file. It's not very crafty I'm afraid - it's DH's oil rig in mid-tow when it was en-route to Ghana. I think it's a really good picture actually but you don't get any real perspective - it's ENORMOUS in real life!

I think just about everyone has had this one now so I'm going to be my usual spoil-sport and not pass it on!

Friday 6 February 2009

Rainbow Lady Challenge #46 - Monotone Rainbow Colours

Cynthia has set a challenge of "Monotone Rainbow Colours" this week on Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog. This is an ongoing challenge over the last year and you are to chose a colour of the rainbow (plus black if you are stamping)- the idea being you will have done them all by the end of the theme.

This time I have chosen blue and this stunning stamp by Crafty Individuals has been stamped onto card brayered with "Shades of Blue" Dee Gruenig Marvy Ink Pad. Paper is from an old Joanna Sheen collection, card is Stardream and I have used more paper from the pack in a Cuttlebug border embossing folder and popped a couple of Dovecraft brads on to hold it in place.

Thanks for looking!

Penny Black Saturday #34 - Circle Card

WOW I got a challenge done!! Admittedly it IS a quick card using Penny Black's "Crush" who is quick and easy to colour with my Promarkers but still it's a step in the right direction!! Loads of Bazzill card using my nesties and a bit of ribbon with a Dovecraft Decorative Staple make this circle card for this week's theme on Penny Black Saturday.

Thursday 5 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday #46 - Metallica

This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is "Metallica" - use some metal on your card i.e. charms, wire, spacers, eyelets, metal coloured card, fabric or paper etc.

I so love this Tilda and even got my Polychromos Pencils out to colour her. I know!! It's been a while. Loved using them again actually. I have used Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Backed Canvas sprayed with Adirondack Colour Washes and Glimmer Mists for the red background. It's also really sparkly gold but the photo hasn't picked it up (I should have used my Photographic Studio!). Paper is Basic Grey Bittersweet and I have used Sizzix Swirls die to cut the gold accents, Prima flowers, some Anita's Ribbon and a little charm from Scrapz(which I coloured with Sakura gel pens)for the embellishment. Sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.

We have the lovely DawnyP as our GD too so you need to pop on over and check out the loveliness on the CCT Blog!

Wednesday 4 February 2009

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Warm it Up!

As it's so cold just about everywhere in Britain this week the theme over on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges is "Warm it Up", which can consist of warm colours or just about anything warming.

I was thinking of a lovely sunny holiday when I made this ATC!! This Cuddly Buddly stamp has been coloured with Promarkers and I have put him into K&Co Urban Rhapsody paper with a lovely warm Sugar Nellie sun.

We have our new guest designer, Beth, joining us for the month of February so pop on over to the blog and check out the beautiful creations on there!

Monday 2 February 2009

Baby it's cold outside!!

We don't have any horrid white stuff here but goodness it's a bit chilly. Of course this is the day we decide to go and fly kites on the beach. We are a bit mad us you know!!

We found quite a lot of Spiny Sun Starfish on the beach, unfortunate casualties of the very rough sea. Ben was so wrapped up he couldn't get back up when he fell over!!

DH is going back to work tonight so I will actually doing some crafting and blogging this week!!