Hello from a sunny Scotland (well it is whilst I am writing this post – bet it wont be when it goes out, but I can live in hope) Today is time for a new challenge over at the ABC challenge blog and I have made a fairly simple card using an element kit I am about to start selling. Our sponsor this fortnight is My Favourite Things who do a fabulous range of Die-namics dies amongst other things.
I’ve made this wall hanging to go into the fabulous Hels Sheridan’s challenge, the theme this time is Purple Haze, as it is my favourite colour I just had to have a go didn’t I?
I took inspiration from the hanging that Hel’s made on air last week on Create and Craft, it turned out a little more pink than I would have liked normally but then you have to go with what you have (it definitely said purple on the pot of paint!)
I used the mask that came with Ali Reeve’s DVD and some texture paste I bought in my local Lidl’s quite a while ago, I then painted with said purple paint and used a Cut and Dry sponge around the edges, The silver is distress paint and the sentiment comes from Personal Impressions Creative Thoughts set (one I go to over and over). I cut the flower out of some mount board with my new Big Shot (anniversary pressie from hubby – thanks Roddie)and tattered florals die, painted and stamped it with an indigo Blu script stamp (another “go to”). The butterflies are made from Martha Stewart paper clay and mold then painted with the same “purple” paint.
I cannot believe that it is June 1st already, where has the time gone?? This time last year our lives changed forever with the loss of my Dad who left us far too early at the age of only 62. We still miss him, obviously, but if there is one thing I learned it is that life is too short and you only get one chance at it! With that in mind I was determined to try my hardest to get onto one or more design teams. Here I am now, a year later, on 2 challenge blog design teams and on the DT for a super company called Splodge Away that makes some wonderful products that are great fun to work with.
Around the same time, we started on the long road of trying to get a diagnosis for our son who we think has Asbergers (still on that long road but getting closer to an answer there). Whilst we don’t have a diagnosis as yet, or even bothered what the “label” is, we are finding it a lot easier to deal with his “quirks” and his special way of doing things. The same son has taken up playing the tin whistle and is loving it. Our younger Son has started with a local theater group and has just performed his first play, outside of school, in which he was a natural.
All in all I think we have had a year that Dad and Grandad would have been pleased with, I do believe he has been watching and is very proud of what we have all achieved.
I used one of my Gelli plate printed Backgrounds and an image from the Paper shelter called Spring Swing II
Hi there blog followers, its time for a new challenge over at the ABC challenge blog and the Challenge for this week is‘N for Not Just One’(Make a card with 3 or more embellishments)
I used a Stamp Fairy image for my card
I am delighted to say that I have been asked join the design team over at the ABC Challenge blog and this is my first post with them.
I made a wine bottle holder and decorated it with gilding flakes and some gold mirror card cut with one of my new E K Success punches.
Hi there bloggers, today it is my turn to make the sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge so here it is:
I have made my Mum’s Birthday card so lets hope she doesn’t read this (I don’t think she will as last time I spoke to here she didn’t have a working PC) I used the Hunkydory Lovely Ladies collection for the topper and the two panels. I stamped the background of the card with a free stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine.
Here we have this weeks card made for the Friday Sketch Challenge featuring Tommy Wizard, I think he is so cute.
Tommy Wizard digital stamp (link above) coloured with Copic pens
B21, B23 and B26, Y35 Y38, E000, E00, N3, N5 and N7
Orange card from stash
SplodgeAway Dotty the Lot mask
Ribbon from Stash
Today I have an engagement card for the Friday Sketch Challenge, made with the S.W.A.L.K. digi stamps from Crafters Companion. The papers are all from a freebie paper pack I have had in my stash for quite some time. The copics used to colour the image are E000 and E00 for the skin, B21, B23 and B26 for the clothes on the chap and R81, R83 and R85 for the lady’s dress. Hair colour on the lady is E011, E31 and E33, the man is E31, E33, and E35