Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Monday, 30 March 2009


Another card using my current favourite stamp by ISC! I wanted to try out a technique that was in a recent edition of Craft Stamper using Castaway Ink - the background was created by covering the card with various colours of pigment ink and then covering with dye inks. I stamped the flourish (Stampin' Up) with the Castaway Ink and then ironed it to activate the 'bleaching' effect. I used the same technique on the background of the skinny below.

A for Art

I made this skinny for the new Alphabet Challenge Blog - and being the first one, it is A! I decided to use another stamp that I haven't used for ages - 'Arty' by Janet Klein for Stampotique Originals, and the 'art is just a pigment' quote is by Elusive Images.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Yesterday Moo

Here is my Moo for the latest theme by Make a Moo or Two . I've used a couple of vintage images by Paper Whimsy plus a little bit of stamping.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Triple Embossed Inchies

That's the challenge this week on the Inchybyinch blog. I've embossed mine with a little bird and mouse stamps.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Flower Twinchy

I made this twinchy for the Small world of inchies challenge - flowers. The main image is a small stamp by Crafty Individuals, and I've used gold leaf rub-ons on the background card.

TYI: Easy as 1, 2, 3

A recipe challenge from Tag You're It! this week - to use 1 piece of ribbon, 2 buttons, and 3 brads or eyelets. Here on my tag I have also used a flourish stamp by Inkadinkado on the background, the Chinese text is by Hero Arts, and the main geisha image is a stamp by Crafty Individuals. The flowers were made using Cuttlebug dies. While I had these stamps and dies out, I decided to carry on and make a skinny with them, but in a different colour scheme.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Postage Moo

I'm early again! Tomorrow's new theme on Make a Moo or Two is postage. The image of the girl is courtesy of Old Photo Album and the other images by Paper Whimsy.

MTTC Challenge: Nature

An ATC for the latest My Time to Craft challenge theme of nature. I've used some lovely background papers by Crafty Individuals, a butterfly stamp by Hero Arts, and the leaf stamp is by Stampendous.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Spring Inchies

These inchies are for two challenges this week - the Inchybyinch theme is to include some yellow and the Small world of inchies theme is Spring. I don't feel too guilty combining the two challenges as I have made six!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Green card

I seem to have used lots of green lately and seen lots of other people's work also in green! It must be the thought of Spring on its way. Anyway, I made this card for the Wednesday Stamper challenge using a stamp by The Queen's Dresser Drawers for the main image, and another of Tim Holtz's Slight Alterations stamps on the background panel. (By the way, is it just me or does The Queen's Dresser Drawers sound slightly rude? LOL)

Everything stops for tea!

Made for the Tag You're It! challenge - Time for Tea. The clock stamp is by Heidi Swapp and the teapot and cups by Clarity Stamps. This clock stamp is great because the hands are separate so you can make it any time you like!

Jigsaw Moo

The challenge this week by Make a Moo or Two is to incorporate a jigsaw piece into your moo. Here I've used a little lizard stamp by Clarity Stamps.

Friday, 13 March 2009

MTTC Challenge: Woman

Another card, this time for the My Time to Craft challenge. Poor Mona, I haven't used this stamp by Tim Holtz for ages! But I decided she deserved an outing for this 'woman' theme. For the background I tried out a technique demonstrated by Jo Capper-Sandon in the April edition of Craft Stamper, wrapping raffia around the card before spraying with Glimmer Mist. Other stamps used here are the flourish by Stampin' Up and flowers by Tanda.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Easter card

I wanted to make a card for the Anything Goes challenge theme of Easter on Craftswap Forum, and also decided to try out the sketch challenge on the Craft Stamper blog. In the magazine blue and yellow were used and I went along with that colour scheme, partly because I rarely use yellow, but also because they are good colours for Easter. I've been 'cuttling' again - this time I used the Swiss Dots folder and Distress Ink in Faded Jeans to make one of the panels. On the other two I have used some of the new Tim Holtz stamps (Slight Alterations) to create some background colour and texture. The boy and eggs are stamps by Art Journey. And yes, I have used a peel-off! I have got a 'Happy Easter' stamp somewhere but could I heck find it!!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Birthday Boy

An inchy made for the latest challenge theme by Inchybyinch - BIRTHDAY.

Monday, 9 March 2009

TYI Challenge: Wings

I was really pleased to find out that this week's challenge by Tag You're It! is wings - it gave me the opportunity to use another of my new bird stamps by Katzelkraft! I had also been asked by a colleague at work to make a birthday card for her mother so decided to incorporate the tag onto the card. As well as the Katzelkraft birds, I've used a stamp by Art Journey to add a few more 'branches' and the trees by Whispers. The 'cuttled' panel on the left was made by applying chalk inks to the embossing folder and then running white card through.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Wednesday Stamper Challenge...

...this week is to make a skinny, so I've made two! I do love making skinnies. For the one on the left I have used Distress Inks for the backgound and then sprinkled a few drops of water over, the flower border stamp is by Tim Holtz, the bird and quote stamps by Katzelkraft. For the other skinny I used gesso and Distress Inks on the background and the main image and quote are stamps by Art Journey.

Little sprout

The challenge theme on the Make a Moo or Two blog this week is fruit and vegetables. I've used an image by Paper Whimsy here (the girl, not the sprouts!). It's funny how your tastes change over the years isn't it? I used to hate sprouts and cabbage when I was a child, but I love them now.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Silhouette ATC

Silhouettes is the theme of the March ATC challenge on Craft Swap Forum. Stamps used here are by Katzelkraft.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Viva Espana!

Spain is the challenge theme for Make a Moo or Two this week - I have used an image courtesy of art-e-zine.

Fishy tails!

A couple of inchies made for this week's theme by Inchybyinch - Fish. The little fish and sea horse are stamps by Linda Luckin.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Fabulous diamonds

The Tag You're It! challenge this week is 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend'. Unfortunately I couldn't afford to add real diamonds (in my dreams!!) but I have used some crystals and stamps by Heidi Swapp (fabulous) and Viva Las Vegastamps (face).

Doll Twinchy

'Dolls' is the theme on the Small world of inchies challenge - I have used another lovely image by Paper Whimsy here... oh yes, and a bit of shrink plastic.

Monday, 2 March 2009

MTTC Sketch Challenge

The latest challenge by My Time to Craft is to follow the above sketch. I made a card using Glimmer Mists, a bit of 'cuttling', and a stamp by Crafty Individuals.