Sunday, 28 September 2008

Kaboodle Doodle meets Lots To Do!

Wahey so here's another bit of DT work that I've done and it's another doubled up piece.. this time it's for the Kaboodle Doodle challenge to use the free download and Lots To Do where Alison chose the theme 'Vintage'. So i made a fat page :)
I've used:
  • Card
  • Kaboodle Doodle free download paper
  • Vintage air girls image
  • Vintage dictionary paper
  • Red flower eyelet
  • Gold ribbon

Saturday, 27 September 2008

PB spring candle

Hi everyone I am still here, thanks for the messages of concern.. i've been overloaded with uni and then working virtually every night this week and most of today, but hopefully i'll be around a bit more as of the next the few weeks...
So anyway here's my entry for this week's Penny Black challenge where the theme is 'Seasons', i picked spring as i wanted to give this stamp another airing.
I've used:
  • Good ol' 99p ikea candle
  • Pb stamp 'embraceable'
  • Marvy pens
  • Whispers words 'lots of funky love' stamp
  • Prima flowers
  • My fabby new hairdryer lol

Monday, 22 September 2008

Double DT piece

So here's a double DT piece I've done... yes it's cutting corners a little but when uni takes up so much of my time i'm tyring to not lose out on crafting too much... So this is for the sketch challenge over at Cupcake Craft where I was asked to be guest Dt this week and also for this weeks Kaboodle Doodle challenge 'Non-traditional'.
I've used:
  • 5"x7" canvas
  • Kaboodle doodle kit 'mini boys kit'
  • Big primas (thanks donna)
  • 3 yellow buttons
  • Variety of stamps
  • Variety of inks for the bandana technique background
  • Dottie rock and roll image
  • Marvy pens
  • Safety pin
  • PVA glue to give the canvas a gloss finish

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Lots To Do- Red & White

This weeks challenge over at Lots To Do has been set by Andrea and she picked the theme 'Red & white' so i bought out the dahlia folding technique again.
I've used:
  • Red ink
  • Red dotty ribbon
  • Red gems
  • White ribbon
  • Red button
  • White card
  • White paper

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Finally got a candle to work!

Wahey i'm dead chuffed with this one! So attempt number 3 at a candle and it finally looks good! i blame the old hairdryer i used as this is attempt one with my new hairdryer and it's worked :)
I've used:
  • tissue paper
  • greaseproof paper
  • stazon for the main image
  • PB image 'Embrace'
  • colouring pens and pencils
  • 5 primas
  • whispers stamp 'lots of funky love'
  • pink ink pad

Bright surf necklace

So i didn't like the beaded chain hung on the side of my new Billabong trousers or the tassle so i took them all off... the beads have been recycled into this brightly coloured beauty to make me a great new surf style necklace... yes i have lots of surf bead type necklaces now but i love them they are just so versatile :)
I've used:
  • Tiger tail
  • Silver clasp
  • Variety of wooden beads
  • Blue plastic beads

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I is for individual

This week's challenge over at ABC challenge the theme is I is for individual... and there's a double prize available... up for grabs is a mikey stamp from inklebod and the other prize is a permanent position on the ABC design team!
So i've made a funky pocket as my piece.
I've used:
  • Kaboodle doodle 'Berry Bright' kit
  • Orange circle pattern ribbon
  • White dotty ribbon
  • Orange, pink and purple ink pads
  • Orange button
  • 2 orange primas
  • 2 pearl bead centres

Thank You challenge

It's my turn to set the sbs challenge and as it was my birthday yesterday i've picked the theme 'Thank You'.
I've used:
  • Coffee marble card
  • PB image coloured with marvys
  • Flower paper
  • Bohemian green ribbon
  • Thanks embellishment (from tesco)
  • 3 prima flowers
  • 3 pearl bead centres

Monday, 15 September 2008

Xmas Canvas

Here's my entry for the Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge 'christmas is coming'. Had another play about with a mini canvas this evening with some bits and pieces that I found during a big clear up of my stash during the last week... and of course i had to have a play with my new spiral whisper stamp that donna got me for my birthday :) thank you!
So I've used:
  • 5"x7" canvas
  • White and blue acrylic paints
  • Spiral whisper image 'Milly on reindeer'
  • 3 fabric snowflakes
  • 3 snowflake brads
  • Watercolour pencils and marvy pens
  • Xmas tree die cut inked with silver
  • Metallic silver star
  • Green snowflake ribbon (poppicrafts)

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Edwins dog ATC

Here's a double challenge ATC i've just made. It's for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Cats or Dogs' and the Tilda & Co challenge 'Chocolate, pink & white'.
I've used:
  • Pink ink pad smeared over whire card
  • Paw print stamp
  • Edwins dog image
  • Brown ribbon
  • 2 paw print brads (poppicraft)
  • Marvy pens (to make the dog look muddy)

Double challenge alterni card

Here's a double challenge card that I've just finished making. It's for.. the Stamp Something challenge 'Cherry Somethings' and the Dutch Dare challenge which this week was a sketch... ok so i altered the sketch a tiny bit lol!
I've used:
  • Daniel torrente image (thanks jen)
  • Black CS
  • Cherry red paper
  • Cherry red voile ribbon
  • Vanilla flower (poppicrafts) altered by rubbing a red ink pad over the ridges
  • Black button
  • Marvy pens and watercolour pencils

Lots To Do- Numbers

This weeks challenge over at Lots To Do has been set by Hilda and she's picked the theme 'Numbers'.
I've used:
  • A beermat
  • Blues, yellows and gold ink pads
  • Butterfly stamp
  • Image from donna
  • Gold eyelet
  • Gold ribbon
  • Brass brad
  • Marker pens
  • Wire for the clock hands
  • Butterfly stamp

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #3

This week's challenge over at Kaboodle Doodle is 'Tear It Up!' and with the music i was listening to at the time (punkorama 8) how i could resist using this George image on my fat page?!
I've use:
  • Charmed download image of george from the rock & roll kit
  • Papers from the boys mini kit from kaboodle doodle
  • 3 safety pins
  • Gold eyelet
  • Green star brad from tesco
  • Red, yellow and green ink (to colour the mini kit skulls paper)
  • Marvy pens to colour in the image

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Cupcake challenge sketch

Here's my entry for this week's Cupcake challenge sketch challenge.
I've used:
  • Winter gifts papers
  • Merry christmas banner
  • PB 'Cozy!' image
  • Marvy pens
  • Blue glitter gel pens

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Santa... define naughty!

Double challenge card again... This Thursday challenge is 'Stashbuster raid'... This week's Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge is a sketch by Nikki... and here's my christmassy take on them. The image has been buried deep in my images drawer for yonks!
I've used:
  • Winter gifts paper
  • Skinny card blank
  • Chunky green ribbon
  • 2 tesco star brads
  • Santa define naughty image (not sure of the manufacturer lol, but it seems a stereotype essex girl image lol)
  • Hand drawn sentment
  • Olive paper
  • Marvy le plumes to colour in (the blue edging around the image makes it look much softer)

Tilda & Friends- new beginnings!

Oooh it's exciting i'm guest DT this week over at Tilda & Friends and i've set the theme of new beginnings.. i'll be giving a prize to the winner, including; ribbons, charms and some stamped images (spiral whispers, Pb, etc)... so come play along!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

H is for..... Holidays

This week's ABC challenge is H is for Holidays... so xmas, halloween, religious holidays, summer holidays, ski holidays... any holiday!
I've used:
  • Winter gifts paper kit
  • Ribbed card
  • Merry Christmas banner
  • Snowflake embellishments
  • Green dotty ribbon (srcummy stash cafe)
  • Spiral whisper image- Little gem with bauble, coloured in with marvys
  • Red ink around the edges

Autumn/Fall challenges

2 of this week's challenges are autmn/fall so wahey a double whammy challenge without combining ideas! Stamp Something challenge 'Fall Somethings' and Papertake Weekly with the theme 'Autumn Haze', so i've made this little ATC.
I've used:
  • Sugar nellie image (from donna) coloured in with marvys
  • Autumn colour inks for the background
  • 2 gold eyelets
  • Lilac jigsaw piece
  • Bronzed up chipboard leaf
  • Wired up wool

Monday, 8 September 2008

Altered Drawers

Last week's Arty Girlz challenge is 'Alter it', so to get mine in just in time i've literally just finished it! Here's my set of Ikea drawers that I bought last night to organise some more of my stash, i'm fed up of digging through deep plastic drawers so perhaps little wooden drawers will make it easier.
I've used:
  • Ikea Firma drawers
  • Creme Caramel and Rock Salt emulsion paint
  • Stazon ink
  • Doodle heart stamp
  • Swirl and corner swirl stamps

New award!

Wooo another new award! thanks Vicky for this one! So following the good spirit I'm gonna pass this onto the Kaboodle Doodles DT as they are a fab bunch of ladies, and to the newest member jen who joined us last night :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Double Dare Card

So here's a card I've made for 2 of this week's dare challenges... Dutch Dare with their theme 'buttons' and Daring Cardmakers where the challenge was a sketch.
I've used:
  • White ripples card
  • Deep pink paper
  • Kate Knight 'hint of pink' DP
  • Dash black ribbon
  • Pink ribbon
  • Candy print button
  • Pink button (scrummy stash cafe)
  • Whispers sentiment stamp
  • Dhalia fold flower (from Dawn's tutorial video)

Lots To Do- A Recipe

This week's challenge over at Lots To Do has been set by Alison and she pinked a recipe 'striped paper, one brad, two buttons, a piece of ribbon and a stamped image'. So here's my card.
I've used:
  • All star paper (kaboodle doodle kit)
  • Red dotty ribbon (hobbycraft)
  • Sugar nellie image coloured in with marvys
  • 2 chunky blue buttons
  • One blue gem brad

Kaboodle Doodle challenge #2

Woo so here's to challenge number 2 for Kaboodle Doodle and this week the theme is spotty! So i made myself a mini backpack after I'd seen them on so many people's blogs recently, I had to give it a go.
I've used:
  • Berry Bright kaboodle doodle kit
  • Plum paper
  • Pink paper
  • Orange inked circles
  • Velcro pads to seal the flaps
  • Orange circles ribbon (hobbycraft)

Saturday, 6 September 2008

More little gem!

Here's my entry for the first Spiral Whisper challenge, which is a sketch.
I've used:
  • Little gem with flowers, coloured in with marvys.
  • Greens, bronze, back and pink inks for the background
  • Original artwork, stamps away stamp
  • 3 red primas and pearl bead centres
  • Gold eyelet
  • Red scruffy ribbon
  • 4 bronze gems for the fingerprint flower centres

Another cupcake sketch

So here's my take on this weeks Cupcake Challenge sketch by Taylor. Yes i'm on an xmas card bashing mission today so here's another...
I've used:
  • White ripple card
  • Winter gifts kit papers
  • Little gem with wreath, spiral whisper stamp
  • Merry christmas banner
  • Foam pads
  • Snowflake embellishments
  • Snowflake brad

Papertake sketch

This week's Papertake Weekly challenge is another beautiful sketch from Katharina and the prize is a lovely whiff of joy stamp. Had to give it a go, and got another xmas card made at the same time :)
I've used:
  • White ribbed skinny card
  • Merry xmas banner
  • Penguin tissue topper
  • Winter gifts backing paper
  • Star brad (from tesco!)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

One Sheet Box

This week over at 3d design challenge the challenge is to take the free template and make a one sheet box. Another dead useful project as it makes a great gift bag and it's so quick and simple to do too!
I've used:
  • One sheet box template
  • K&Co- Sola Dancing Mums Flat Paper
  • 5 gold eyelets
  • 2 khaki primas
  • 2 pearl bead centres
  • Brown checquered ribbon (scrummy stash cafe)

SBS challenge- Relax

This week's SBS challenge has been set by kes and she's picked the theme 'Relax'... not exactly something her or I are going to be able to much of for a while as we are both heading back to work and studying for uni lol.
I've used:
  • 4"x4" card
  • Distressed paper, using greens, tan and yellow ink
  • PB image 'Arrangement!'
  • Red felt flower
  • 2 yellow and 2 red primas
  • 4 pearl bead centres
  • Foam pads

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

G is for Gift!

Yay so we are back onto weekly challenges over at ABC challenge... and this week it's 'G is for gift'... so I made a slender envelope which doubles as a funky nail file holder.
I've used:
  • Kaboodle Doodle 'grey kit' paper
  • Eyelet
  • Black ribbon
  • 2 black chipboard flowers

Woof Fatpage

So here's a rather cute fat page that I've just made. It's for 2 of this week's challenges... My Time To Craft 'animal antics' and A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'No Cards'.

I've used:

  • Distressed paper using blue inks
  • Stamps away pawprint stamp with brown ink
  • Little Gem Twins spiral whisper stamp
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Tan scruffy ribbon
  • 2 gold eyelets

Monday, 1 September 2008

Cupcake craft challenge

Ooh I do like finding new challenges to play along with.... this is for the Cupcake Craft challenge where this week the challenge was to make an ATC.
I've used:
  • Scrunched up paper
  • Shades of blue ink to distress the paper
  • Hero Arts penguin stamp
  • Cool blue primas
  • pearl ball beads

Quick and simple but still very cute :)

Risque Fatpage

Wahey first day of uni cancelled as the builders next door cut off the running water lol so here's the result of my craft afternoon :)

This is my risque fat page made for 2 of this weeks challenges... Guttergirlz challenge 'Es Ee Ex' and the Ooh La La challenge 'Words of wisdom'.

I've used:

  • 4x4inch card
  • Yellow, gold, bronze, tan and black ink for the background.
  • Burlesque dancer image for the 'get naked hint'
  • Red ink fingerprint flowers 'fingerprint hint'
  • Quote 'prompt hint' reads 'I believe in love, lust, sex & romance. i don't want everything to add up to the perfect equation. i want mess & chaos. I want someone to go crazyy, out of his mind for me. I want to feel passion, heat and madness. i want it all'.