Saturday, 21 November 2015

Brusho Love

We've been having some internet issues lately so there's been very little blogging opportunity for me. 

I made this one a few weeks back and I have to say I rather love it. I had the idea in my head and just went for it. Initially the heart focal was going to be just the lined paper that I had been ripped out of a little scrap book to make space for thickness of the papers and photos. I die cut lots of hearts, folded them in half  and glued them all together using only a thin line of glue down the centres. I inked the edges and placed them but wasn't happy with the look so I  decided to spray them with water and sprinkle with red brushos. Then the magic happened purely by accident, I got out my heat gun to dry them quickly and the heart really puffed up giving the perfect look. I faked the stitching down the centre by piercing with my pattern makers tool and adding the inky stitches.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
TCA4, Die cuts,
CCC100, Sprinkle.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mixing It Up! With A DT Call

Good evening crafters, I'm here this evening to share with you the latest challenge at Southern Girls.
 The theme is 

Now if you know me, you'll know I don't tend to use a lot of patterned paper, I'm more of a CAS kind of girl but I have to say, I rather like it.
The image that I used is 
It's by one of today's sponsors All Dressed Up, please check the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

A Snowflake Promise, Winter/ Christmas,
Inky Chicks 59, Silent Night,
Papertake, Let it Snow,
Unicorn 3, Christmas.

Here's Some Information For You!
Do you fancy joining the Southern Girls?
We are having a little Dt call at the mo!
If you want to find out more, make your way 
 for full details.

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Monday, 2 November 2015


It's time for Lavinia's new challenge theme today, and to get you started on those Christmas cards, the theme is 
For my first card I used the Holly stamp, after several attempts at creating a wreath with the sprig, I ended up drawing around the inside of a circle die, adding a freehand doodle then tapping the stamp with two shades of green ink pads to give a more variagated look. A twine bow twisted amongst the leaves and glitter to the leaves completed the look.

For my tag, I masked the top and bottom sections, lightly adding colour to the background using pale pink and blue, I then randomly stamped the beautiful "Zen snowflakes" in pink, lilac and blue adding the seasonal words, I wonder why I ended up singing songs from "Frozen" .
A pierced edge, a bit of bling and glitter complete my tag.

Now, I struggled a bit with my final card, I toyed with not sharing it but I just love this Santa stamp! The card originally was just the Kraft section but a longer piece of card, then a little voice in my head said,"how can a brown card with a bit of gingham ribbon say Christmas?" so I trimmed it down and mounted it on a red card base, still wasn't happy so I cut off the back and mounted it on a white card. Am I happy with it? no! I wish I'd not listened to that little voice and left it as a longer Kraft card.
For future reference, what do you think, is a Kraft card acceptable to send at Christmas?

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Allsorts 335, Christmas,
C4C310, Christmas,
Polkadoodles, Sparkle Bling or glitter,
RRR128, Christmas,
WW, Christmas.

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Rocking The Stripes.

I'm feeling mighty guilty, we had internet troubles last weekend and I forgot to check the date of team Lou's challenge, how bad am I, I'm almost a week late with giving it a mention and I completely missed adding my card.

So just to let you know, the theme for the Southern Girl's present challenge is 
As usual there are some great sponsors this month, check out the challenge blog for full details.

I'm using this card for the following challenge:-

CCC, No stamps,
SPC16, Anything goes.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Cover Up.

I thought I'd share a little something that I made for a gift. 

I picked up some little notebooks in the reduced basket in the local chemist last year, I wish I'd taken a photo of the original, it already had a little fold over cover in a matchbook style with a nice strong magnet fastening.

I just felt that by covering it would make it look nicer and slightly more classy that the black and white polka dots it came with.

Now, I don't know about you but I love to look round the Pound shop, a while back this hair accessory  caught my eye, the jeweled flowers are in fact rather lovely but I can't imagine that the flimsy comb that it came on would ever be strong enough to hold it in anyone's hair. 

The Kraft card looks good with the black embossed card, I can't remember what I used to highlight the embossing, it may have been a gold ink pad or some gilding cream, I did make it a couple of months ago so I've forgotten.

I'm using this notebook for the following challenges:-
WLTC, Mixed media,
Altered Eclectics, Mixed media,
RCS, Mixed Media.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Razzle Dazzle Em!

It's time for the new challenge theme at Lavinia today,

For my first card I rubbed over my white card base with glycerin before sponging over red, yellow and pink inks, I don't know if you've ever tried it but it gets the inks moving a treat, the colours blend together beautifully. I used  the background script, ivy border was stamped onto the inked card that backs the sentiment and I finished the card off with the stunning Zen butterfly. I added stickles to the edges of my card and the butterfly wings and tiny crystals to the centres of my punched flowers.

For my second card I used the gorgeous Celtic Dreams butterfly die, cutting it 3 times to create the inlays of the wings which I stamped with the background script, the glittered green background and the white outlines, I added some gems to the body of the butterfly.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
CFAS 111, Autumnal Hues,
CM78, Autumnal colours,
MSCB, Wings,
CIO, Glitter,
DCD235, Die cuts.

If you fancy joining in with the challenge you could end up with a £40 voucher to spend on more Lavinia stamps to add to your collection. All you need to do is get creative using Lavinia stamps or dies, you don't even have to have a blog to enter as we accept email entries.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Southern Girls Go Cute, Fun And Whimsical

It's just a shame that I didn't quite follow instruction.
My image is rather cute though, it's by Zuri, one of the challenge sponsors this time, they also have a sale on at the moment if you fancy treating yourself to Chise or any of the other cute digi images available.
Please check out the Challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time.

This is the first time in a while that I've got out my Copics, I really enjoyed colouring her, I even did a little fussy cutting of the legs, allowing me to do a bit of Out of the box die cutting, not done this in a while either.

I also did a bit of patchwork with my punched flower adding some inky blanket stitching to tie in with the lovely design paper.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
FBD, 3 or more papers,
GCC24, Fantasy,
House Of Cards, Stitch it up.

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