Thursday, 29 March 2012

I'm sooo late for the Craft US Crazy challenge

I've lost a day somewhere!! I've been busy trying to decorate and we're waiting for 2 new sofas to be delivered so I totally forgot to post my effort for the Craft US Crazy challenge.

This week our challenge is ALTERED ITEMS and/or ANYTHING BUT A CARD!!!!! Just remember that it doesn't have to contain both themes, just one of them! But of course if you're up to a real challenge we'd love to see you use both!!
You can accomplish this with stamps, embellishments, thread, anything!! We want all crafters to feel welcome, so if your crafting medium fits our challenge, then we welcome you to join! Whether it be sewing, scrapbooking, altering, cardmaking, candle making, whatever!! We hope you'll be joining us!!

We have a fabulous sponsor this challenge....

I have done an Easter basket ;o)  I have loads of items to alter but thought this basket was really cute ;o)

I just love this zingy orange, green and yellow colour theme - the light in these photos is terrible but in 'real life' this basket is super bright and cheery ;o)
The duck is from Meljens designs and I made him more of a Springy Easter duck rather than a love duck LOL.  He is coloured with Prisma pencils.
The basket is from a Canon website and I took it and converted it into what I wanted. The papers are from my stash - I've had them ages and I love the colour combo - I've nearly used it all now and I'm gutted as I don't know where they were from originally and I want some more !!!
I cut the flowers out with my Spellbinders and inked them up and then layered them.
I hope you like my ducky basket ;o)

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Fergus ;o)

Hello everyone - well it looks like Spring has sprung - I just hope it lasts as it is so nice to see the sunshine ;o)  I thought I'd pop a card on this morning using a beautiful Fergus stamp from Wild Rose Studio, available here .  So, here we go;

This is Fergus with bouquet and I have coloured him with distress inks.  The papers are Butterfly Garden also from Wild Rose, which I have inked around the edges.  I have layered Fergus onto a splendid circle Spellbinder using some Bazzill card.  The ribbon is seam binding which I coloured with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I then added a few flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is also a Wild Rose stamp from their Birthday Circles, which I heat embossed.
I hope you love Fergus as much as I do ;o)


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Craft US Crazy challenge - EAster ;o)

Well I don't know where this year is going, with Easter being just around the corner now!!  Anyway it is time for a new challenge over at Craft US Crazy

Our challenge theme we have for you this time is RELIGIOUS/EASTER and/or SOMETHING SWEET!! So if you've got a project for us that fits either of these themes, we want to see it!!!!!

Our sponsor this week is the amazing...
I have done an Easter card with a bright, Springy colour theme of green and yellow!

The Easter basket is from the Cutting Cafe's Easter Set 2. 
The bunny is a stamp I have had for ages that came in a box full of bits and bobs that I bought for only a few pounds, so I am not sure what make he is but I think he's real cute!  He is coloured with Prisma pencils.  The leaves and the ribbon buckle are Spellbinders.  The card is just stuff from my stash that I've had forever and I am trying to use LOL. 
I am loving the zingy colours ;o)
Anyway I hope you will join in at Carft US Crazy - remember that it doesn't have to be a crad - it can be any crafty project that is Easter or something sweet themed.  Look forward to seeing you there

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Spellbinders card

Hell everyone - I don't seem to have achieved much this week (or last week actually) but I tyhought I would post a card I did using spellbinders and an unusual colour combo (for me) of tangerine and black.  So here it is ;o)

So, the card stock is core'dinations - the black is Black magic sanded back to reveal it's lovely tangerine core ;o)  The Spellbinders are Labels 25, then there are the Lattice motifs and accents and the Damask Motifs.  The tangerine card at the back is embossed using one of the new Spellbinders M-bossabilities.  The spotty paper is from Graphic 45.  The little flower is made using wax paper which I crumpled up and then inked with dried marigold and stamped with the large stamp from Studio 490's  Lower case art set.  I then heated it up so the inked sank in and got trapped under the wax.  I then cut out one of the Spellbinders layered flowers 10 times (actually I just cut it once but with 10 layers of the wax paper - it went through just fine ). I punched a hole in the centre and added a brad and just crumpled each layer to make a tatty flower.  The ribbon is some vintage ribbon from my stash.
I stamped and embossed my sentiment and then stuck it all together ;o) 
Simple but I like it ;o)

Don't forget to pop over to my store blog and enter your cards for a chance to win the cute Wild Rose Studio stamp and paper pad - you can enter here !!

Back tomorrow with the Craft US Crazy challenge

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Win some Wild Rose studio goodies ;o)

Hi everyone - well it is a rainy, dull and miserable day here but I have lots to do in my craft room.  Just thought I would point you all in the direction of my shop blog Ladybug Crafts where there is the chance to win a Wild Rose Studio stamp and paper pad ;

This is to celebrate the fact that I have just started to stock the beautiful stamps and papers by Wild Rose Studio - they really are lovely images and the papers are lush ;o)  For a chance to win pop over to the blog and enter the challenge to make a card with the theme flowers and butterflies - just add your name and blog post to Mr Linky and the winner will be drawn on the 1st April.

Bye for now xxx

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Design team call

Did you know that designer Jinger Adams , previously of Cricut fame, is having a design team call for her own product line.  I thought I might enter for a bit of fun and just see if I get picked ;o)  I thought I'd use my new Wild Rose Studio stamp for one card so here we go;

The stamp is Bella with flowers and she is coloured with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I cut her out and layered her onto a Spellbinders Butterflies circle which is cut in core'dinations cardstock.  The papers are Vintage rose by Wild Rose Studio and I am just loving the pinks, browns and turquoises.
The ribbon is crush ribbon by Creative Expressions along with the organza rose and bakers twine.  The hatpins are from my stash.  The stamp, papers and twine are available here .

I hope you like my card and I hope Jinger likes it too ;o)  Why not give it a go ;o)


Craft US Crazy challenge

Well it's that time again - I say it every time but I can't believe how fast the time goes!! Anyway why not pop over to Craft US Crazy and give this fortnights challenge a go?
Our challenge theme we have for you this time is COLOR ME INSPIRED!! We want you to use the picture below as your inspiration for this challenge! However you see this picture, we want to see it in your work!

We have a lovely and always fun sponsor with us this challenge! The one and only...

Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 5 digital stamps.
I have done a scrapbook page - Now I am really new to scrapbooking but I bought the Serif Craft Artist programme so I could put together an album of our wedding photographs but I still haven't gotten around to it - I thjink my confidence is a bit shaky over it but I thought that this color picture lent itself to a scrapbook page so I gave it a go.  SSo here it is;
It's quite basic but I am a beginner so I hope you'll forgive me ;o)
Anyway I hope you will give the challenge a try and pop over and join us