Friday, 22 July 2011

Craft US Crazy Challenge 13 - Anything Goes (Sorry it's late)

Oh I'm late again - set the post for scheduled posting and it didn't happen so sorry about that .

This weeks challenge is everyones favorite...ANYTHING GOES!!!! That means anything your heart desires!! So lets see what you, altered projects, Christmas, Halloween, whatever you feel like creating...we want to see it!!!
We want all crafters to feel welcome, so if your crafting medium fits our challenge, then we welcome you to join! We hope you'll be joining us!!

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So here is my card this week.

Ok so the stamp and sentiment are from the Tatty Button range available here .  Coloured with pro markers.  The papers are from Bo BUnny's Flutter Butter range.  The lace and pins are from my srash along with cream seam binding that I coloured with distress inks to match.  The circles etc were all cut with Spellbinders nesties.  Hope you like it and apologies for the quick post.
I'll be back soon Promise ;o)

Monday, 18 July 2011

Finally ...

I have got around to draw a winner for the Humphrey stamp.  I'm sorry it has taken so long - my health has been worse than usual and I've had some crummy news from the doctor but I'm getting over i now so should be back to normal soon!  Anyway the winner is...

Frea.  Congratulations.  If you email me your address at; I'll pop it in the post.

I have another stamp plate to give away so will be back later with details.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Problems posting comments?

Is anyone else having problems posting comments?  I keep trying but it just keeps referring me to the sign in process and I can't get out of the loop.  It's really frustrating me now as I can't post comments from my design team commitments!  If anyone has a solution I'd be really grateful


Some SWALK cards (Oh and a couple Humphrey cards too!)

Hello again, I am determined to blog more often and have lots of cards to make so will definitely share them here ;o)
Anyway here are a few SWALK cards and a couple of the 'Humphrey' range of cards by Crafter's Companion.
They were already in cellophane bags when I remembered to photograph them so I hope they show up ok.

Hope you like them


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Craft US Crazy challenge 8 - Vintage and/or Christmas

Hello all - where is the time going?  We're up to challenge 8 at CUC already!!
This week our challenge is... CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND/OR DISTRESSED/VINTAGE! So lets see what you can do with that theme!! Remember that you don't have to do both themes posted, you can do one or the other, but if you're feeling up to an extra challenge, try doing both!! Also don't forget that EVERYONE is welcome to play along with us!
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I tried to do Christmas but just couldn't get the Christmas feeling (even though I must start my Xmas cards soon as I haveloads to make!) so I have gone with Vintage/distressed.  I have to thank the amazing Debbie Dolphin for the inspiration for mr project this time as her 'box card' that featured in the August issue of The Craft Stamper magazine amazed me so much that I just had to give it a go!  I took Debbie's measurements for the car etc and then gave it my own spin as I had some papers that I really wanted to try.  So here it is;

SO I made up the box parts and the cover and covered with papers from Raspberry Road.  Theses are from the Feathered Nest selection.  I just love Raspberry Road - the prices are great and you can print them out again and again an there are so many to choose from.  All the little extras like the butterflies, the little bird, the corners and the flowers are from the Feathered nest add on kit.  I have crackle accented them all and then distress inked over the top.  I inked everything to within an inch of is life (LOL) with Brushed Corduroy.  The stamps are also Tim Holtz from the Stampers Anonymous range.  The seam binding and brad were from my stash. Oh I added a hitch fastener as well but I added some fibre around the Book/box to keep it closed. I used a Martha Stewart lace edger punch for the borders.  The little Dragonfly on the front is made from a plastic that molds when you heat it up.  So thanks again to Debbie Dolphin for the brilliant inspiration  I hope you love it as much as I did.