Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Tag book

This little book is made from brown money envelopes & luggage tags. The tags fit perfectly inside the envelopes which have been stamped with Versamagic inks.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Altered tin

The tin contained a well known face cream in its former life! I painted it with several coats of black acrylic paint , stamped & heat embossed round the edges of the lid then rubbed over with silver wax. The embellishment in the centre is made from Das clay which has been stamped into , painted with back acrylic paint , rubbed over the raised pattern with Versamark & heat embossed with silver then rubbed with wax which gives it a sort of distressed silver look.

Collage on canvas - another oriental!

Very plain and simple this one! The background is printed onto hand made paper which gives it a soft fuzzy texture, the image added on top and the edges sponged with acrylic paint with just a smidge of glitter in it. The foremost images are highlighted with 3D gloss.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Fridge magnet

The base material is perspex with several colours of embossing powder then copper utee on the left side stamped in black, embellishment added then the edges dipped in copper utee to frame.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

collage on canvas - oriental

The background & image on this canvas is from the Oriental Dreams cd by Joanna Sheen. The main image has been torn, edged with gold Brilliance ink & highlighted with 3D gloss finish, the edges of the canvas daubed with glue stick and heat embossed with oriental red powder to give a distressed effect. The "coin" is made with utee & a stamp then attached to some raffia.
Photo is a bit fuzzy, sorry!

Frame - Lots to Do weekly challenge

This weeks challenge was to frame something. I have made a little collage (2"x 2 1/4") set behind a piece of thick perspex, "framed" it with gold utee & added the hanger & ribbon.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Birthday card

This card is for OHs Nan - she is in her 90s. I used K&Co paper, some sticky ribbon, greeting and vintage image then added a bit of glitter glue to the flowers in the picture.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Variety swap - Wish I was here!

I am hosting a monthly swap on Crafting Corner (my first one, scary!)where a different item is swapped each month. The first one ( for February) is called "Wish I was here!" The idea is to create a "postcard" of a place or holiday destination where you would really like to be.
This is mine!

Fat page swap - anything altered

"Anything altered" fat page swap hosted by Monalisa on Lots to Do. The first one has an altered mini domino, the second a leather label, third jigsaw pieces, fourth bottle top & fifth bottle top & a piece of thin wood. It was a bit of a challenge............!

Fat page swap - Art Deco

Art deco fat page swap hosted by lil'sis on Lots to Do

Monday, 19 January 2009

Skinny - Keys

This skinny is for this weeks Lots to Do Challenge, the theme is keys.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Birthday card

Made this card for my sisters birthday. (Hi sis! I know you are out there!) I used some lovely K&Co paper, chipboard greeting and chocolate coloured ribbon.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Altered match boxes

Altered matchbox swap hosted by Sam on Lots to Do.Theme was distressed/Tim Holtzy! Dont own a lot of TM stuff(although I will work on that!) so have improvised!

Its a wrap!

Made this just for fun, using an A4 sheet of handmade paper, folded the long sides in about 7cm glueing them down at the ends then the one end corners to middle to make the flap. Added some braid & a button, made a small slit to tuck the flap in & voila! it is done! Add little treasures, perhaps from a day out or just some favourite bits like I have.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Technique swap

Have done these for a "technique" swap on Lots to Do. I have chosen masking with peel-offs (skinny) & the bandana (arch) techniques.


3 Arches required for this swap hosted by Sam - 1 man 1 woman & 1 child.


Skinny swap hosted by Andrea on Lots to Do - theme is "brown".


Atcs for a swap on Lots to Do hosted by Sam. 1 brown 1 purple & 1 green.

Tag & bookmark swap

Tag & bookmark swap on Lots to Do - the theme is "faces" - ok I guess they were meant to be human ones but couldn't resist the white tiger! I used paper images as I dont have many stamps with people on - I shall work on that!

Monday, 5 January 2009

Mega Challenge

Mega Challenge on Lots to Do - I had to make something using card, 1 eyelet, ribbon and something orange, no words allowed!
Sooooooo.........made a notebook using card covered with orange and blue paper for the cover, an eyelet in the centre with a blue ribbon as a closure then overstamped with the swirls.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Tags & tiles

I have been playing with the melt pot again - definately not as easy as it looks! More practice required! I find the clear utee goes a bit yellow if it is reheated for one thing and boy doesn't the utee set quick once it is out of the pot!! Anyway made the tags for a swap on Craft Swap Forum, the first one melting platinum & inter blue utee then adding gems and stamping into it with the butterfly stamp. Middle one has an image dipped in clear utee & the last just the edges dipped to give a "frame". The squares at the bottom of the picture are little tiles made in a silicone ice cube tray - I quite like those!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Map challenge - Xmas 2008

Made this scrapbook page for the Map Challenge on Crafting Corner, the theme being Christmas.The photos are of my youngest gransons who are both 4yrs old (cousins)They dont get together that often but had a great time on Christmas Eve as you can see!
The strips of paper are from a Anna Griffin kit along with most of the embellishments. The "stitching" is done with gel pens.