Friday, 30 January 2009

Puppy love

Vintage love is the theme again - this time on the Make a Moo or Two challenge.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Crowned heads

Some inchies made for the Small world of inchies challenge: kings and queens.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Cute as a button!

An inchy made for this week's Inchybyinch challenge - buttons.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Four Bathing Beauties

This is a tag made for the current Tag You're It! challenge on the theme of numbers. The stamp of the bathing beauties is by The Queen's Dresser Drawers and the 'squares' at the top and bottom were created by stamping Tim Holtz's scratches horizontally, and then again vertically. I got the idea for this from Hermine Koster in her new book Hermine's Choice. I love her work, she is a real inspiration! The number 4 is grungeboard which I have painted with acrylic paint and then added crackle accents.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Make a Moo : buildings

I'm very early this week for Make a Moo or Two as the challenge doesn't actually start until tomorrow! The image of the girl is from the free stamp plate that comes with Hermine Koster's new book Hermine's Choice. I only got it yesterday, but couldn't wait to try it out!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Vintage Love Twinchy

Made for the Small world of inchies challenge this week of 'vintage love' and for the Wednesday Stamper challenge - to use lace.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

When I am old I will wear...

... a purple hat! I was really pleased to discover that the Inchybyinch challenge theme this week is FACES. It gave me the opportunity to use a stamp by Rivercity Rubberworks that I have just bought.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Two more butterflies

Sugar Candy Kisses...

... is the theme this week on the Tag You're It! blog. Here is my effort - some embossing and I've used some 'Iced Gems' which I recently bought from Craftwork Cards at the bottom.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Make a Moo: circles

Well, believe it or not, I am actually early with a challenge for a change! The new challenge theme on Make a Moo or Two is CIRCLES. I have used real coffee to stain the background of my Moo, and then stamped the text, the 'rings' were made with the top of one of my mini misters, and the cup and saucer was stamped and then coated with Ranger's Sepia Accents.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Butterfly Project

Members of Craft Swap Forum are currently involved in making butterflies for a very special project at the Houston Holocaust Museum. The museum's aim is to collect 1.5 million handmade butterflies in memory of the 1,500,000 children who died in the Holocaust. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012. Further details can be found on their website at:

This is my first butterfly - made using stamps by Paper Bag Studios, Tim Holtz & Hero Arts, and Distress Inks.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Blue Twinchy

Made for the new challenge on the Small world of inchies blog... Blue Colours. I've used another stamp by paper Artsy.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Stripey Tag

Stripes is the latest theme by Tag You're It! - I decided to go for wonky ones! Stamps used on the tag are by Paper Artsy and Crafty Individuals, and the background was created using chalk inks.

Winter Frost

That is the theme on the Make a Moo or Two challenge this week. For this one I have used part of one my Christmas cards for the background, the image of the girl is by Paper Whimsey, and I've added some crystal ice stickles. I've also added an acetate snowflake at the top, but unfortunately this can't be seen on the scan!

Oooops! I have discovered that the reason the acetate snowflake did not show up in the scan was because it had dropped off - oh well, you will just have to use your imaginations!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Anything Goes challenge

A card made for the Anything Goes Challenge on Craftswap Forum... to use black and white plus one other colour. I've gone for my favourite pink, surprise, surprise! I've used a stamp by Laura Ashley for the background and an Anna Griffin stencil for the embossed centrepiece.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

New beginnings...

... is this week's theme for Florrie's ATC challenge over on Craftswap Forum. I've called this one "First Day at School". Stamps used here are by Tim Holtz and Paperbag Studios.

My little ponies

This week's challenge theme on the Inchybyinch blog is horses... and to make your inchies into a cube!