Saturday 11 April 2009

Spring into Easter

This is the theme for the Tanda Teaser this week. The image used for decoupage and the background paper are from The Cardmaker's Year CD by Joanna Sheen. I thought something bright and cheerful was called for especially given what a grey and wet day we had yesterday - thankfully the sun is shining today.

Friday 10 April 2009


This was my first attempt at making a bead flower. I found it slow and fiddly to make but perhaps if I made a whole bunch I might get quicker at making them!!

The weather has turned unpleasant and it is a very grey and wet morning - hope it improves for the rest of the holiday weekend. I might just have to spend the whole time indoors 'playing' with my craft materials LOL!!!

Thursday 9 April 2009

Spiral Bracelet

The offering for today is a bracelet made using beads of the same colour as for the necklace. I still have a few of the drop beads left so perhaps some ear rings...

Wednesday 8 April 2009


This card was made as part of a challenge to use a stamp from the Damask range of stamps by Elusive Images. The background was stamped on white glossy card using Versamark and clear embossed. Various fluid chalk ink pads were then sponged and blended until the effect was pleasing. A simple saying from Craftwork Cards with a ribbon and some dot embellishments completed the card

Tuesday 7 April 2009

Teardrop Necklace

Some jewellery this morning - a necklace made using size eleven beads and magatama drops. This is a variation on one seen in issue five of Bead Magazine which is a great British bead magazine. I think I will make a bracelet to match with the beads left over from this project.

Monday 6 April 2009

A Challenge Card

The challenge this week on the Tanda forum was to use vellum on a card in some way. This used stamps from a Tanda Mackintosh set. The main image was stamped using Brilliance white ink pad and the one on the background was stamped with Versamark and clear embossed.
I'm planning to use this fairly plain card as a reply to a wedding invitation.

Sunday 5 April 2009

Mona Lisa Canvas

I've not posted for a couple of days because I was demonstrating inky, stampy things at a show. This morning I managed to finish off a canvas which was started yesterday as a demo using Adirondack dye inks, stamps by Tim Holtz, Paperartsy and Elusive Images, with some chipboard letters and Tim Holtz grungeboard pieces.