Monday, 31 March 2008
'LONG TALL SALLY
Make something tall and skinny (like I want to look). It can be anything you like as long as it is long and slim.'
Here is my long, tall 'hangy thingy' (see Shaz...I told you they'd catch on!! ^.^)
We are about to embark on our annual birthday run of 11 family birthdays in 5 weeks!!!! One of which will be my eldest DD's 18th! By the time we get to the last one, I think we're all pretty glad we don't need any more birthday cake until September ^.^
Anyway...this is for Emily (she'll be 13) ...I thought I'd make it instead of a card x
I have used a new set of papers from Funky Fairy's papercrafts - 'Girls' - to be released soon ^.^
Jo has also included blog candy with this to mark setting her first challenge! The only stipulation to winning the blog candy is that your card (or crafty creation) MUST be made for this challenge only...it can't be for anyone elses.
Everyone who enters, by the deadline of 6pm on Sunday the 6th April, will have their name put into a hat and Jo's DD Abbi will pick a winner. Good luck x
Thursday, 27 March 2008
It's been a little while since I made a 50th birthday card...and over the last week I've made two...both for today ^.^
The orange paper is from the Cool Co-ordinates range from Funky Fairy's and has been mounted onto silver mirri card. The very lovely Lotus car is a printed image...I hope they don't mind...but hey...I'll not charge them for advertising ^.^
This one has a gorgeous black and white striped paper from ....... my desk *.*
I'll get back to you with that! ^.^
...and the flower has been made with the Funky Fairy 'Build a Flower' stamp set.
A VERY Happy 50th Birthday to both...
And a Happy Birthday to Lesley for today too xxx
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Anyway...this weeks challenge... which can be found on the challenge blog along with the DT cards...was set by Han and it's this...
'For the challenge this week I decided to go with Bling - as I love anything sparkly - the more bling the better. Anyway the challenge this week is to use Bling anywhere on your project. Have fun xx'
I made two different sized dresses that I covered in papers from the Funky Flowers range...then made ickle aprons from vellum, printed with the daisy flowers from the Meadow range.To finish I've added 2 crystal brads to each, self adhesive stones and bows :o)
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Soooo...purple it most definitely is!! ^.^
The background is Dusty Concorde on a glossy card base...then the lady has been stamped with Royal Purple Stazon.
I have edged the ATC again with Stazon, then a gem brad and bow added to finish it off.
Watch out for this Friday's challenge as it will be a special one for week 100!!! ^.^
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Now I have to be honest again, as I still don't actually know who these papers are made by. They were sent to me as part of a fabby prize from Sugar Nellie, a little while back.
Anyway...they have been layered, having torn the top one. I have then doodled a running stitch round the edge
The large flower has been inked with pink chalk ink and a brad added for a center, then the butterfly put carefully on the edge of the petal to finish.
Monday, 17 March 2008
And this week I decided to get scissor happy *.*
'Not so long ago we had our scissors confiscated, life was tough! ...now you need them for sure! This weeks challenge is to 'Cut up Your Cards' ... literally!!! *.* Anyway you want to, just so long as it's been cut! Oh but...please be careful with those scissors in all the excitement!' ^.^
I have made two cards...
The first one has been sliced diagonally, and then the cut piece has been turned and used as a pocket for the tag...
The second is a twisting cut frame type card!
There are heaps of new FREE papers on the 'Inspiration' blog and a link to even more freebies!
Friday, 14 March 2008
I did however go on a quick blog walk earlier, with cup of tea in hand, and nipped onto the forum challenge blog.
Shaz, has set this fortnight's Fat Book Challenge and the theme is...Easter!
I decided to go with the traditional side of Easter as I adore this stamp image... Thanks Shaz x
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
The challenge theme from My Time To Craft this week is 'Tickled Pink'! 'This week's challenge is - Ticked Pink! So add plenty of pink to your projects!'
So, while I was getting messy with inks for the Sunday Stampers challenge I decided to make some pink mess!! *.*
The large tag's background is a mixture of Pink Brilliance and 'Worn Lipstick' pink distress ink...then the flourishes stamped with Fuchsia Pink Stazon. I have doodled a running stitch round the edge in a pink Gelly Roll pen.
The small tag has been stamped with a Bella image and coloured with pink chalk. I've then coloured Bella with pink Sakura pens, and smudged the edge of the tag with a pink chalk ink pad and again, the pink running stitch. Oooh...and not forgetting pink eyelets and pink organza ribbon!!! ^.^
I hope that my pink tag, on pink tag, will be pink enough for the pink challenge!!! *.*
The photo doesn't really help my case either I'm afraid, as the background has Galaxy Gold Brilliance wiped randomly over the Fired Brick distress ink, and Galaxy Gold Oriental butterflies stamped on too...but you can't see it! In the flesh, it does actually break the red up, so you'll need your imagination for this one!! ^.^
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Florrie's ATC Challenge on Craftswap this week was set by Shazza... and the theme is 'Furry Friends' ^.^
I have used some of my favourite furry friends...the House Mouses!!!
The background has been 'splodged' with a yellow chalk ink pad, and the image stamped with Jet Black Stazon.
I've then added a bit of colour to their hats and candles with Brilliance ink pads. The lickle one in the corner is the same image stamped onto Shrink Plastic and again the hats and candles coloured as before. I have gone round the edge with the pink Brilliance to finish it ^.^
Monday, 10 March 2008
The challenge is here...the theme is 'Springtime'
This was white cardstock cut and folded per the instructions given by Simon. The inside was covered with Brilliance ink pads, then rubbed with a cotton wool ball to give the high sheen. The images have been stamped on using Timber Brown Stazon.
The outside has been covered with two designs from the Funky Fairy 'Meadow' range of papers and a piece of organza ribbon is tied round to finish it off ^.^
This weeks challenge is as follows
In with the OLD
Out with the new
Create an Item
That's just for YOU
Go through your stash
That you've had packed away
And fetch out those Goodies
To have a little play! :)
Well, off I went for a rummage in the depths of my craft room!! Not too deep mind, or I might not have got back in time!! *.*
I found some gift boxes that hadn't seen the light of day for a long time and gave one a 'makeover'!
The papers are from the 'Do Ya Doodle' range from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts...
I also found some mobile phone lariats and good old shrink plastic ...and made some Funky Fairy phone charms!
Saturday, 8 March 2008
A huge thank you to Karen (Funky Fairy DT), Ann, Shaz, Lesley, She, Karen (Pickleypoo) and Bee for making MY day too x x x x x x xI'm going to send right back to those who have sent to me, as you are all great people who make my day...everyday xx
Also to Fabrizio, Andrea, Linda E...and I can't possibly forget daisy, so sshhhh I've got 11! ^.^
Thursday, 6 March 2008
'Use flower embellishments, rubber stamps, perhaps floral paper, or anything you can think of to do with flowers.'
I'm actually quite pleased with this, as quite often when I triple emboss, I get right to the stamping bit and it goes ermm...'pear shaped' !!!
Anyway...it worked out ok'ish'! ^.^
The base is glossy photo paper coated with Nick Bantock's Chrome Yellow...( I have to confess I prefer Nick's ink pads for this as I find it dries quicker) ... I've then wiped Jade Brilliance ink across the other way, making a chequered effect and stamped the daisy images randomly over the top in Yellow Brilliance.The topper is made from mountboard...embossed once using a Versamark ink pad and clear UTEE, then Jade Brilliance and another layer of clear UTEE and a final Versamark and UTEE layer. As soon as the top layer had melted I stamped the daisy image into it, having first inked it with Brilliance.I have mounted it onto foam pads for a bit of dimension... added the Happy Birthday words and a piece of yellow organza ribbon to finish it off. I have taken another picture, in better light, as the other one is a bit dark ^.^
'Do something yourself on your fat page, i.e. handwrite your own message/sentiment, do a little bit of doodling or a little drawing! It doesn’t matter how little or how much!'
Well...I can copy draw things like cartoon and animated characters...ie look at a picture and copy it larger or smaller, but I can't in any way just draw things off the top of my head...so's to speak! So I decided to go for the 'simple side of life' !!
The backing paper is from the FREE 'Blue' download kit from Funky Fairy's...to which I have added flourishes from Autumn leaves and doodled round them. The flowers I have made using 2 sizes of the daisy paper punches in the same blue paper and also green from the free green set. These have been layered and doodled round too...oh...and the same with the leaves ^.^
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
I have made a card for the challenge using backing paper (printed on pearlised paper) from the new 'Do Ya Doodle?' kit from Funky Fairy's...along with tags from the Birthday kit . The flower is made from the 'Build a Flower' stamp using a Sky Blue Brilliance ink pad onto pearlised vellum. Oh...and there's a couple of eyelets and some ribbon on there too!
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
I have won a place on the Funky Fairy's Design Team!! YEAHHHH!!!!
Huge Thank Yous to Shaz for choosing my 'creations', and hope I can do you and your wonderful 'Funky' products proud!
Can I also say HUGE well dones to my good friend Jo, and also to Hannah...who must also be a fab person as she lives where I used to!! ...for winning places too!
Meayla, Lulu and Karen...Shaz too of course !!...are fabulous girls, and I am so pleased to be part of such a great team xx
'WE'!! ... have a new blog which Shaz has put together, with links to Funky Fairy products, and for inspiration in using them all. You can go and have a peek here
And of course the Challenge blog, from which a weekly challenge is run on a Monday ^.^
Well...I'm off now, as I need to get used to these new wings and learn how to fly properly!!
'MrsSpook' - otherwise known as June, set this weeks challenge of 'Black & White' ^.^
It was a bit late when I put this on last night (ok, early this morning *.*) so thought I'd just leave the details now.
The backing paper is another gorgeous design from Raspberry Road Designs, and the stamp is from Stamposaurus ... one of two named 'Ladies in Hats' ^.^
These were stamps given to me by a dear friend, who is sadly no longer with us...this is for Tracy...miss you xxx
Monday, 3 March 2008
The Sunday Stampers challenge is to... ''Make a card, ATC, Fat Page, Moo, Skinny, tag...in fact, just whatever you wish....but you must use an image of a man or of men.''
I've made a fat page using wood veneer as the main background...Yes, REAL wood ...and stamped the image using Stazon. The wording is also stamped, and the outside edge of the page has been inked with a Charcoal fluid chalk inkpad.
I have used two pieces of Stampbord and covered it using a mixture of Charcoal and Chestnut Roan chalk ink... Stamped part of the images and using silicon glue, stuck them in place.
- What were you doing ten years ago? Cross stitch was my passion.
- What were you doing a year ago? I swapped my fabric and threads for scrummy papers and glue!
- Name your 5 favourite snacks! Ermmm...toast and marmite, toast and salad cream, Wotsits, choccy biccies and grapes!! See...I do have one healthy option ^.^
- Name 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire! Faint!, buy a house by my parents, pay off my sister's mortgage, have a fab holiday with my girls, buy a new car so I don't have to keep paying repair bills!!
- Name 5 things you like doing! Seeing my girls smile, crafting, crafting with my girls, chatting to my friends online and listening to music.
- Name 5 things you will never wear again! A wedding ring, dungarees, leg warmers, blue eye shadow, my most favourite pair of Levi's ever! :0( They were more holes than jeans in the end. My Mum threw them out more times than I can remember, but I kept getting them back! :0)
- Name your 5 favourite things! My girls, my computer...as those on Craftswap know...my signature message reads ' I love my computer, all my friends live inside' , my lickle teddy, who I've had since a baby, all my craft stuff...and being a Funky Fairy!I now have to tag 5 more victims...Oh...I mean friends ^.^ They are...craftyc - Vanessa - Clairabelle - Fabrizio and Wendy
The challenge is this...
...As its coming up to Mothers day in the UK here’s a chance to make a card that celebrates women and girls . So I’d like to see a card with at least one feminine image on it .
I have used DCWV 'The Luxury Stack' papers... and a stamp from Personal Impressions...the brads and ribbon are from Dovecraft.