Last week I was nearly last to enter the challenge, so this week I thought I would be FIRST !! The Crafty Pad Challenge this week is "Distressing and Tearing" right up my street !! The image I have used this time is "Shelly Sheep and Twitter" by Debbie. Torn round most edges and inked or distressed with a knife. Embossed a piece of whitewash core`dinations and then sanded and then put behind Shelly and Twitter. Then decoupaged Shellys head and Twitter just to raise them a bit..... And yes more rosette flowers because I like them !!
The Crafty Pad challenge this week is a "Shaker Card". I`ve used Debbies "Penny Pamper" image and made it very girly !! I think it was worth cutting out all the acetate circles and glittering them with stickles to make tham look like bubbles to go in my shaker card !! The paper is by Wildrose Studio and I have cut out some of the roses and decoupaged them and put some on the shaker frame. I think the lovely colours make this card !!
This is a "Funny Fold" because it`s really an envelpoe and a card all in one !! I used Woodwares stamp sets "Gone Fishing" and "Lazy Days" both by Francoise Read. I`ve stamped Pike and Perch over the paper. All the images are coloured in with promarkers and paper is by Basic Grey. A fun card for the man who loves fishing....
What do you do with an empty Bazoo Box......turn it into a lovely Molly Bloom photo frame with calendar and draw underneath !! A few of us were challenged by Christina to turn these empty boxes into works of art !! The box is the normal lift off lid type, but made mine into a box with a pull out draw !! Wish now I had taken photos as I went along, but I was enjoing myself too much to stop !! And yes....yet more rosette flowers !! The paper I have used is called "Sew Cute-Nothing But Buttons" by my Little Shoebox.
Would like to enter it into The Paperlane Challenge which is Shades of Sunshine.
The fun challenge this week at Woodware Uk is "Take 2 Colours". As you can see my colours are white and blue !! I love my polar bears who come from the Woodware set called" Polar Bears" by Francoise Read. You punch holes in the dark blue card for the snow and then mat on your white card base.I have then glittered them. Then you rip and tear white card and put several layers for the snow at the bottom and then glitter the edges. The bears have been stamped on white card and then cut out and decoupaged on the card. Then I have just punched out three snowflakes and glittered then as well ( can`t have enough glitter on a Christmas card !!)and then put a little gem in the centre.
Check out the challenge at www.woodware.co.uk/blog/
Made this lovely easel card for "Little Claires" challenge which is "Wedding/Anniversary" theme. I love making the rossette flowers and have gone a bit over board with these !! The wheelbarrow image is a stamp by Little Claire and is coloured in with promarkers and decoupaged up. In this stamp set you also get a flower pot with flower and a hedgehog in a boot !!
Yes I`m ALWAYS in a pickle, but this is "Pickle" one of the new christmas stamps from Wild Rose Studio. I have just made a very simple card as he is so cute you don`t really need anything else !! Thanks Julie for letting me borrow your stamp (I`m lucky, I have lovely crafty friends who share !! )
Now I know I said this last time I went to a Stampin up party, but I`m going to say it again, if you get a chance to go to one then do. Better still hold a party yourself !! Went to one last night at a lovely friends house and it was great fun !! We made this lovely card which I think is just FAB !! Can`t wait till the next one......
For me "White on White" spells Christmas !! So the lovely Pink Gem Snowman was a must !! I`ve put my card on two backgrounds because the blue one you can see the detail a bit better. My snowflakes were cut on the cricut and then glittered. The snowman/snow-woman was coloured in with promarkers and then 3d. The four background squares have been put through my cuttlebug with the large dots and the smaller dots folders.
Yesterday at Scrap Club we made this fab layered LO !! The photo is of my brother and our other brothers boys. On the LO we had to use a mask, mists, stamps, punches and do a corner !! Lovely and messy using the mist and everything got truely covered !! Anyway its a bit hard to see all the things in my photo`s. We all had two pieces of white card and then had to choose another piece of coloured card. Great fun !!
As usual made the tags with what I had left over...its amazing what you can make with little bits of white and blue card !!
I love working to a sketch and for the challenge this time at A Gem of a Challenge its a this lovely sketch !! I used for my card the free digi stamp that Janet is giving to all who would like her called "Clara Cow". The paper used are from a paper pad by Basic Grey and called Pyrus.
The challenge can be found HERE Check out all the lovey DT cards for great inspiration !!
Didn`t enter any challenges last week as I had my own challenge.....to make some MEN`S CARDS for a friend. I know alot of you have a real problem with this, but I love making them !! So this is what I have come up with....
I think these two photo`s say it all today with the heat !! This is my boy Hugo after an hours walk !! It`s a good thing nobody was at home to take a photo of me, spark out with my mouth open, snoring !! Would have been funny, but not as cute as Hugo......
I am a very lucky girl to have won this lovely stamp from "Little Claires". Its called "Cold, Crisp Kisses" and is by Red Gingham designs and can be found HERE
My card has been paper pieced and then glittered. Then I decoupaged the middle tree. The stamp is very detailed so I will try next time just colouring in the tree and then glitering, you`ve got to have some glitter on a christmas tree !!
Hi, I`m Diane and I have been a crafter all my life. I live with my brother and two dogs, Hugo and Taz. I love alsorts of crafting, but mainly now paper crafting !! I am a mobile hairdresser and love my ladies as they all have a story to tell ( as well as all their moans and groans !!) Hope you find something of interest on my blog. Happy crafting !!