Friday 19 March 2010

Another Dog

I've used my free dog stamp again to make this card. Background paper is by K and Co and the smaller pieces of paper and card are from my oddments box. I built up the flower with a layer which I made with a scalloped circle cut from a scrap of hand made paper, an odd purchased flower and another little rose made using coloured paper punched with a small flower punch. Punched leaves and pearls finish this off.

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Pollycraft Challenge 36

Challenge 36 at Pollycraft is sparkle so this digi image was run through a Xyron machine after colouring with Copics and glittered with sparkly Glamour Dust glitter - then mounted on some holographic silver card. The silver ribbon is sparkly and the flowers are made up from purchased flowers, two Suffolk Puffs which I made from wide organza ribbon circles and tied together with silver thread and a couple of buttons from my box. Background paper is also from Pollycraft.

This card is more sparkly in reality than it shows on the scan

Tuesday 16 March 2010

K for Kraft

The final challenge from Craftwork Cards is K for Kraft - using their kraft range of products. I scored and pleated some of their kraft paper and added some punched borders of Ritzy card and more kraft paper. Background paper is also kraft and the flowers were punched and assembled using a mixture of kraft and ritzy with some card candy and a pearl.

Monday 15 March 2010

Bah Humbug 9 Cool Combos

This week the challenge at Bah Humbug is to make a card using at least three of the previous eight themes and perhaps all of them. With a little 'crafty licence' I think I may have managed all eight.

Background paper has FAUX STITCHING around the edges in gold pen; green paper is a left over scrap from my oddments box so RECYCLING; the TREES can be seen on the brads which with a bit of imagination look like BAUBLES; these brads were bought at Christmas but as I only opened the pack yesterday they could be NEW STASH; the SNOWMAN is shrink plastic on a spirelli oval; the HOLLY was stamped, coloured with Copics and cut out - I then added Glamour Dust GLITTER. I wouldn't say this is the most exciting of cards but I think I managed to meet the challenge and I have another seasonal card to add to my growing pile.

Sunday 14 March 2010

Chicken Doorstop

Yesterday I went to a class with Dee Wallis to make a fabric chicken which could either be filled with sand to make a doorstop or to be seasonal it could be filled with Easter eggs. The class was organised by Bower Hinton Workshops (check out their website for details of other great classes available). Dee provided us each with a kit which included everything we needed to make this patchwork chicken and because the Hall is not blessed with sufficient power points we used some lovely old hand sewing machines - a bit of a culture shock after being used to the all singing all dancing models we have nowadays but they worked so quietely and smoothly they were a pleasure to use once I got used to turning the handle but I still had the tendency to press my foot onto an imaginary foot pedal!!