Thursday, 27 September 2012

Craft Us Crazy challenge is back!!! Challenge 27 - Halloween and/or anything goes.

Well the Craft Us Crazy challenge is back  -  HOORAY!!!  There are some new faces on the design team (and a couple of oldies too ;o)).  Please check out the design team as their work is just great!!  You can find links in my sidebar in the CUC DT blog roll.

So, the challenge is Halloween and/or Anything Goes and we have a great sponsor this month;

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The winner will receive their choice of any THREE printable stamp sets.

I have used the fabulous 'Fun with Owls' to do a little Halloween card - here in the UK Halloween isn't as big as in the States but I just love all the bright Halloween colours and some of the images you can get for this are amazing so I'm glad to have an excuse to make a Halloween card;

The papers are from DCWV - Midnight Spell.  I used Copics to colour in the owls and cut them out and gave them a little witches hat each ;o)  I cut the tree out on my Cricut and added a branch from the owl set for them to perch on.  I made a little rosette for the corner and added a button and some punched leaves.  I matted it all onto a black card base with some kraft card.  I hope you like my little owls and I really hope you'll join us at the challenge - it runs for a fortnight.  You don't have to do a card - anything you have handcrafted is more than welcome.  We can't wait to see what you make ;o)


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Guest blog spot!!

Hello everyone - this is a very late post as I meant it for Wednesday but I've had a wicked migraine on top of one bug after another.  Still fingers crossed that the worst has passed now.

So, on Wednesday I was guest blogger at the Crafty Bloggers network on their Guest Blogger Wednesday .
There's a piccie of little old me (LOL) and a bit about me and then the important bit - a card made for the Autumn season.  So I thought I wuold share it here too ;O)

I used a Creative Expressions stamp plate for the sentiment and the trees and the leaves.  The leaves were stamped and heat embossed on acetate with Cosmic Shimmer powder.  I then turned them over and covered the back in Zig two way glue and let it go clear.  I then dusted Cosmic Shimmer pearlescent powders over the glue to make the leaves look autumnal.  I then cut them out.  I used a black base card and added a strip of autumn acetate across the centre.  The topper was coloured with distress inks and then I flitter glued the sentiment and used gilding flakes.  The little trees were stamped and heat embossed with cosmic shimmer.  I added some crinkle ribbon and then the acetate leaves.  I went around the edges with a Sakura Gelly Roll silver pen.  I did the inside to match.  I really love the Autumn so this card really pleased me ;o)  I hope you like it too.