Thursday, 31 January 2013

Craft Barn Letter C

So here is my entry for the letter C. I have tried to keep it simple this time.  Originally I decided on Candles, then when I dug out my candles stamps saw the word celebrate as well, so I used both as they seemed to fit in so well.   For the background I used Fresco Paints Mermaid, Limelight and Inky Pool.
The lettering is some new stamps from Dylusions I love these letters they are so clear and will be really useful. So there it is better than last weeks I think.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Paperartsy Suzz week

Well here is my first attempt this week. I did not have a frame or anything,  so just used a piece of Paperartsy metal on card, now, not go much left, thats another thing for my shopping list. But I really like to effect.  I used Mermaid on top of the crackle medium and stamped using Jo Firth Young's stamps which I love and stamped in my all time favourite colour Inky Pool. a bit of Inky Pool round the edges and there you have it.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sunday Stamper - Birds

Here is my little jewelled Bird, not as much stamping as I would have liked but got carried away with the texture paste, liquid gold, jewels etc etc.

Jo Firth Young Stamps

These recently arrived in the post they are really great and I know I will use them loads they are just up my street.   I made a splatted back ground using H2Os and Distressed Stains, stamped in Brilliance Brown Pearl and embossed.  I shall finish to off soon, but had to show the stamps.

Paperartsy Challenge Week 3 version2

I am putting another entry in this week because I so enjoyed using the texture paste and the gorgeous Jo Firth Young stamps which I recently purchased they are lovely and looking forward to more!!!! it is very simple but I am pleased with the effect. Thanks Linda for the inspiration.  I have used mainly Paperartsy products but have to improvise on one.  Also used my favourite Liquid Leaf.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Paperartsy Challenge Week 3

So mine may be a little different, I dont have a great range of paints, must get some more soon.  But what really inspired me was the white pen edging on the tag. I think this is a lovely effect, Thanks Linda.  The cord I have used is the left over bits from my jewellery making and a bit of shrink plastic to finish off.  The paints I used were Mermaid, Pea Coat and Vintage Lace, and I stamped with Chipped Shappire Distressed Ink.  I am pleased with the effect.  Very much my style, Ha Ha!!!

H2Os and Distressed Stains

Here is another card I made today using my little pots of H20s and splats of Distress Stains, get great satisfaction from doing the splats.  This one is done on watercolour paper.

Using Luminarte H2Os

Have been inspired to dig out the H2Os.  I have had these little pots for years and years, and every so often revisit them, I really do love them. Here are two cards I have made.

Time to play!!!

Here are a few jewelllery items I have completed, for commissions and presents.


Snow time projects

Have had snow for over a week now and all the things I usually do during the day being cancelled this has given me loads of time for crafting.  Here are a few of the things I have achieved.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sunday Stamper Dream

Here is my version for this week's challenge, I have done this in portfolio oil crayons, stencils and Paperartsy stamps again favourites of mine.

My favourite Stamp Challenge

This is my favourite stamp its from Hobby Art, wood mounted so you can tell how long I have had it. It has a mini version which is very useful.  It is the sort of stamp that I go back to time and time again for whatever occasion and use lots of  mediums to create different effects. I had put on two pictures, it is so useful.

Friday, 18 January 2013

More Portfolio Pastels Inspirations

Here are two more of my inspirations thanks to Helen and Paperartsy.  Good job its cold as that means there is nothing else to do but stay indoors and craft. I loved the sandpaper idea, but as I was too lazy to go and look downstairs for sandpaper, I know there is some under the sink but I was on a roll so used my sanding block instead.  Well cool. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Playing with Promarkers

Having watched the TV and seen the exciting things that can be done with Spectrum Noir pens, I thought I would have a play with my promarkers and see if I could get similar results, here is one which I am pleased with that used coated semi glossy card, and Paperartsy stamps.

Using Portfolio Oil Pastels

Well this week I am not going to "miss the boat".   Last week I did a few bits inspired by the Paperartsy Blog but being me posted then too late.  So all change this week.  I love the Portfolio Pastels so dusted them down off the shelf and dug deep in the Paperartsy Stamp Box. Copied Lin Brown's idea with shrink plastic, and here you have it!!! Quite happy with this one, but will try to do more, hope I am allowed to put in more than one!!!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Butterfly giftbag

Thought I would enter my Butterfly gift bag into the Anything But a Card Challenge. Things with wings.  As part  of my New Year plan - enter more challenges.  I have a friend with a birthday early February so this will be ideal .Hope you like.

Inspired by Paperartsy

Have been following Paperartsy blog this week and admiring the fab posts, so here is what I have achieved.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Alpha Challenge

V is for Vintage Vixens - I bought these stamps before Christmas and had not had time to play till this week, and they fit in perfectly with the 2013 challenge.  I had my old school dictionary and have used several of the pages but luck was with me and I had yet to use any pages for the letter V.  So here is my journalling page for this challenge

Sometimes Simply is Best

I have spent a little time this week making very simple and stylish cards!!! Just for a change.

Sunday Stamper Week 239

Well two weeks in a row that is good!!! Here is my contribution to Come Fly With Me.  It is a bit different a very cute little gift bag covered in butterflies and ribbon, probably went over the top with the embellishments, but I never do know when less is more!!!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Liquid Leaf from Paperartsy

One of the things I did treat myself to for Christmas was Liquid Leaf from Paperartsy, watched the UTube video and it is amazing stuff, here is one of the cards I made.   I have now purchased a couple of other colours so have now done three posts I feel I can have some "play" time.

Be back later to show results, hopefully.

Melting Pot

After watching the Melting Pot Show, I decided to dig my melting pot out from under the bed and here are a few of the results.

Thursday Craft

Have been doing a bit of preparation for my Thursday crafting sessions, here are a few of the things I hope we will be making over the coming weeks.

Sunday Stamper Week 238

Well it is ages since I did any challenges etc and nearly as long since I did any blogging, but its January now and I plan to try again.  Since Christmas have had a little time to play with my toys.

Here is my contribution to the above, you will see I did watch your  Melting Pot Show, Hels, so dragged it out from under the bed and started playing again.   As well as this little piece I have done some cards will blog those later.