Friday, 31 October 2014

Sneaky peek on Francheska , dragons lair designs

this Francheska range is gorgeous and launching tomorrow! This is a sneaky peek of a
Little bit used on a gift bag . Find it at the store here
And join in with the fun on the fan page here

 I used a plain white gift bag

I printed out some of the Francheska  design elements 
And some papers

Wishing on a star - Hel's sheridans Sunday stamper challenge

here is my card to go to Hel's Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge, wishing on a star
If you want to join in, it's here :-

I love this little Gorjus girl stamp. I used her with a tonic die 

I would also like to enter her into the Dragons Lair designs challenge, just for fun
& loyalty points using the vintage sparkle colour palette mentioned

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Crafting cafe 'think pink' challenge

hello everyone, this is my DT card using one of he lovely images from our sponsor Aurora Wings
for this months
Think pink challenge on the crafting cafe blog, find it here :-

And find the images from Aurora wings here

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Halloween Lanterns - Dragons Lair

good morning, I managed to finish my Halloween lanterns using the Tim Holtz Lantern die
And The Dragons Lair gorgeous Halloween range , find the papers and more at the shop

Find fun and inspiration at the Face Book page too, here

Monday, 20 October 2014

Wow embossing powder challenge. One stamp 2 ways

this is my entry for the WOW challenge , use one stamp in different ways
I have made a card and a tag with one kanban stamp and WOW embossing powders.

This card background is stamped and embossed with WOW powders and coloured in with
Pro markers , some extra flowers cut out and 3D'd on top of the others. The hummingbird is also stamped embossed and coloured in in the same way.

The tag below was swiped over with distress stains first, then stamped with
The same flowers on the stamp , I added some paste through a stencil to
Add dimension , 

I then used my tim holtz frameworks die to make the frame which was inked in clear
And embossed with the WOW powders.
The humming bird and some extra flowers stamped coloured and
Cut out. Finished with some glossy accents on the bird some adhesive
Stones and a pretty bow
Products below

Dragons lair - think pink

This card is made for dragons lair face book fan page , just a bit of fun for us all
To do a 'think pink ' card
Find the FB page here :-

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Catch a falling star- Hel's sheridan Sunday stamper

hello, another quick card from me, busy old week! Didn't get home from anglesey until late Tuesday
And then Wednesday it was a new boiler day ! Thursday was grandchildren day !!!
This is for Hel's Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge ( not that I very often get it done on a
Sunday ! Find it here if you want to join in

Below are items used , I am rushing out now for a meal cooked by a lovely friend !

Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween project for Dragons Lair designs DT

This is my lovely mate Laura on her 40th Birthday. She is a Halloween baby and; decided to have a party, which was great fun !
I used the really fabulous Dragons Lair Designs Halloween set.
Find the shop , fan page on FB links below

This is a new way to scrapbook for me, part digital , but great fun and useful as you can
Add things before you print out and use :-)
I started out with a lime green 12x12 and distressed, inked and sprayed
With orange and purple smooch sprays

I printed put lots of flowers, you can 3d them by snipping as shown below

Then gluing the next petal over the snipped one . See below

In my local Tiger store I bought these beads in bottles, really cute eh? 
I poured in a dollop of glossy accents and then added the beads to make a 
Pretty centre to my flower. I also used the beads in the centre of my pretty moth.

I printed off an A4 piece of purple, cut in half and punched edges, placed as shown 
Overlapping with ribbon on the top for interest.

All of the above orange piece was done digitally (except Laura in the frame)
And then printed off so I was able to get the 'rain drops' over the blue and orange, plus the text in a vellum style. Laura in the frame printed out and 3d'd on top. 
I had some raindrops printed on vellum left over from my Halloween lantern project
So I used it over the witch topper with a BOO rub on

I finished off with lots of great embellishment from the Dragons Lair , bats
Flowers, lace and borders. A bit if real lace too. I hope you like it 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Autumn leaves, Hel's Sheridan's Sunday stamper

morning all, this wet and windy Monday ! & guess who is going to Anglesey tomorrow for a weeks break ! Packing my thermals me thinks !
Anyway, I wanted to enter my Sunday stamper before I went & sneakily used do crafts stamps so I can also enter it into #docrafts Monday . Find Hel's sheridans page for this & other amusing bloggings
On here :-

This card is also for lovely friends who took us out to the Clos du marquis in Stockbridge yesterday
For Adrian's birthday treat :-) fabulous restaurant !

It's 2 x Gorjuss girls stamps on capsule background stripes.
I used the leaves and corner border from the stamp below, love
That one and use it lots

The stamp above is the one I used for the little girl, and stamped
Her in black memento ink

See above corner stamp used with brown memento 
And on the leaves I used artist pens to get my autumn leaves

I then coloured my image in with the same pen set, stamping the leaves again over tag 
To match the stamp below the tag on the corner.

As you can see above, I finished off with a Gorjuss girls ladybird brad, coloured with red 
And brown permanent markers to match, and added some red berries
I stamped some extra leaves from the stamp set around card, stamping some
On white card, cutting out and 3D- ing them on the card 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Compendium of Curiosities challenge 12

Welcome to the newest challenge (Challenge #12 is Distress Photo Tinting) celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  The new theme is Distress Photo Tinting (found on page 41 – if you still need a copy, you can get one autographed by Tim right here.)
Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and there are fabulous prizes available from Tim and Mario as well. You can find the Rules and FAQs at Linda’s site… please take a moment to read these so you are definitely in the running for the prizes which are brilliant !
 This is my entry , it's my Mum & her friends on VE Day 1945, written on the back is 'This was taken
By a sailor on VE Day !'  What a wonderful snapshot in time !

I bought an oval canvas and covered it with tissue paper

I used some pretty flower paper from Tim's wallpaper pk
& watercoloured them to blend with the colours on my photo.

Then I added some Union Jack type paper from portabello road

As you can see above the photo is mounted on the reverse of the flower paper & stamped
In black over my mums jacket & red 'vintage treasures!'
Below is a close up of the details 1945 is cut from Tims paper

VE Day is stamped with DoCrafts typeset alphabet & punched out with a round punch. I
Rubbed blue ink and treasure gold around the edge of frame.
The Crown shape was painted in black then I used green distress glitter & treasure gold over that
Then I added the bow

Friday, 3 October 2014

Hels Sunday stamper challenge - Hazy shades of winter

hello, been away from here this week . Hubby's birthday etc etc
Anyway, it's time for Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper challenge, it's fun so why not join in
I made a card for craft stamper January warm and fuzzy challenge & there is some shadowing
Around the little girls Raincoat & the puddle etc so I hope it will qualify .

I used a 7 x 7 blank white card, I am liking this size at the moment.
I used a yellow 6 x6 coredinations for the backing card which I embossed
In a 6 x 6 mistletoe embossing folder (DoCrafts) which I sanded and inked
In barn door distress ink. I also used the barn door around the edges.

My little girl stamp is a wooden one by John Byers for DoCrafts
I coloured her in with pro markers and a little water coloured
Yellow & grey for umbrella & shadows

I cut my stamped image  in a circle to fit inside the embossing folder
Circle with the circle cutter shown below

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Halloween lantern, launch, brand new kit

this is a sneek peek at the Halloween set of scrapbook/card making papers from the dragonslairdesigns shop here :-

I used my Tim Holtz lantern die with the dragons lair papers.
I found some nice pale green vellum and printed off the golden raindrops
On it for the see through windows.
The witch and all the embellishments (except happy haunting) are from the dragons
Lair :-) I put a little battery operated candle inside too.
I am going to make a set of three for my Hallowen window display.
Watch this space !