Friday, 27 July 2012

Red white & blue..

I have made this card for MerlyImpressions Card Challenge - Red White & Blue.
I used Memento 'Paris Dusk' & Brilliance ' Rocket Red for the colours and various stamps for the sentiment & stars then highlighted with a white jellyroll pen.

Thanks for looking x

Image transfer

I wanted to try using an image tranfer technique...tried it before with dodgy results lol ! I think this one worked out quite well.
Cant remember where I got the image from, sorry. Anyway, I used a piece of satin lining fabric, tore round the edges of the image and then painted on an even coat of pva glue, put it face down on the fabric and rolled over it with a brayer to ensure it was well n truly in contact with the fabric. I then got called away to do something else so it was several hours before I came back to it....which is probably why it worked so well, normally I would not have the patience to leave it so long!!
I then spritzed the back of the image and rubbed with my finger to remove the paper backing...a slow job....spritzing as required until the image revealed itself, then dried it off gently with a hairdryer. Finally I stamped and inked around the image, frayed the edges and added the embellies and attached to a coordinating card blank.
Thanks for looking x


I have made this tag for the Dragonsdream Tag it On challenge - Alice & the rabbit situation !
I used a plain manilla tag, Broken China & Frayed Burlap Distress inks, spritzed and blotted then ran the tag through an embossing folder to get the clock impression. I used mini playing cards, tree embellishment and stamps from Alice quartet stamps.
Thanks for looking x

Friday, 20 July 2012

Ok.....this card was made for the Vintage Artisans 'Steampunk' Challenge.
I have used stamps from Paper Artsy, Club Scrap, Indigo Blu with black Stazon and Weathered Wood inks. The lightbulb image ....well I think it was from the Vintage Fairy...apologies if not! I stamped the butterflies into the bulb and coloured them with Distress Stickles then used 3D gloss over the top to give a glassy look. The cogs & chain are carboot junk finds.
Thanks for looking x

This is my second entry into the 'show us your twinchies' Summer challenge.
The background is stamped with the sunray then the children, the sea and sand are Brilliance inks and a bit of glitter. (Cant remember where I got the stamps from, sorry! )
Thanks for looking x

Entering this twinchie into the 'Show us your twinchies' blog challenge. The theme is 'Summer'. background is Brilliance inks, the seagull and anchor rub-ons , the seashells stamped , coloured and cut out. There is a little bit of glitter glue too.
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vintage card..

Made this card today with papers from 7 Gypsies, stamp from Papermania Urban Stamps range and embellishments from my craft stash. The image is courtesy of Dezinaworld.
I hope to enter this card into 2 challenges - Stellas' Sketch Challenge
 and 'Anything Goes' at
Thanks for looking x

Monday, 2 July 2012

The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge

I am very pleased to be part of the Design Team (scrapbooking) for the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge blog, these are my DT pages. Please drop by and take a look at the challenge...even better have a go !! 

The theme for the first challenge is colour palette, using a minimum of 3 colours from those given.
The top page is conventional scrapping with embellishments etc from American Crafts & other stuff from my stash and the bottom one is digital, created with Craft Artist. Thanks for looking xx


One of 3 twinchies I am going to enter at Show us your Twinchies Challenge Blog..the theme is 'Anything Goes '.

A chance remark made me think that I should describe what has gone into these here goes !
The base is mountboard covered with some pretty washi paper, the edges are embossed with copper embossing powder. The photo which has been torn round the edges is I think from Darkroom Door (not certain!) has been covered in clear utee and cracked. There are micro beads down the one side of it and some gems to finish.


One of 3 twinches I am going to enter in the challenge at   The theme is 'Anything Goes '.

This base on this is mountboard, inked with frayed burlap distress ink & stamped with Indigo Blu cogs from 'Take the Time' set and embossed in gold. The nelliephant I made from utee in a little mould salvaged from a childs play set! The cog is an old watch part.


One of 3 twinches I am going to enter in the challenge at   the theme is 'Anything Goes' .

The background is a piece from a paper napkin, the crown from Pandurohobby (cut n half )and the sceptre is a 'nobby' pin .The wording is my you can tell that lol..the edge has Stickles around it.

Fat page..

This was for a quickie challenge in the CC......and I won some promarkers ! The theme was 'rain'.

Encaustic pic...

Just a quick one lol..a little A6 flower painting .