Sunday, 20 April 2008

I've been tagged...

... by Ang & Claire

I have to tell you 7 things about myself you may or may not know.

1. I have 5 siblings
2. My favourite colour is blue (sorry Sam)
3. I am obsessively tidy (Yes, even my craft room)

You still interested?

4. I am scared of moths
5. I love Chinese food
6. I don't like rhubarb
7. I would like to own a pair of Jimmy Choo's (and if I stopped buying craft stash I could probably afford a pair!!)

I now have to tag 5 friends

Patsy - Devon Maid
Jenne - Crazylady
Gail - Galoo
Fran - Frantastic
Nickie - Tessmatt

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Sunday Stampers #11

The theme this week on Sunday Stampers is 'A ticket to ride'-to use a stamp that features any mode of transport. I have made a fat page featuring a boy and his bike. The checked background is done on glossy card with 3 colours of alcohol ink swiped down and across. The numbers 5 & 6 are randomly stamped over the top with stazon. The boy was stamped with brown stazon and the background done using distress inks and a water spritzer on a craft sheet, this was then mounted on to brown card stock and then onto the background. I highlighted the 56 on the image with white pen added a few gems to the bottom and added an arrow hand cut from gold card.

Monday, 7 April 2008


The new challenge over on Lots to Do Challenge Blog this week is 'collage'. Well I've cheated a bit this week as I won't have a lot of time over the next few weeks! My friend has had her triplets so I'm helping out whenever possible, mainly looking after their 2yr old big sister while my friend goes backwards and forwards to the hospital. I actually made this arch a week or so ago for a swap on Lots to Do Forum but hope under the circumstances that this will still be allowed ;o). As with all my collages I just stuck on whatever took my fancy that fitted into the colour scheme!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

A Matter of Time

The challenge on Lots to Do Challenge Blog this week is 'a matter of time'. I've just managed to get mine in before their new challenge is set tomorrow (Sun) phew! I've made a very simple ATC this week. All the elements are from the 'Making Cards for Men' magazine.

Friday, 4 April 2008

'Shrink to fit'

The dare at Daring Cardmakers this week was 'shrink to fit' - you are not allowed to cover more than 5x5cm of your card with paper or embellishments, the rest of your card must be left plain. Mmmm that is quite a challenge!! This is my attempt, I was going to add a greeting (which is allowed) but I quite like the simplicity of it without one, what do you think?

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Sunday Stampers #10

This weeks Sunday Stampers Challenge is 'Going for Green', to use green on your project. I made a fat page with a 'child' theme which is for a swap on Lots to do Forum. Using a baby wipe I inked up a piece of card with peeled paint distress ink then embossed it with the script folder in my cuttlebug. I highlighted the raised script with olive green stayzon and mounted it onto a 4x4 piece of mount board. I stamped the boy image with olive green stayzon twice onto card and once onto stamp board. I cut around the images stamped onto card and inked the background with peeled paint distress ink. I washed over all three images with an iridescent medium and positioned them onto the base. The corners looked a bit bare so using my crop-a-dile I set three green eyelets in the two opposing corners.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge

The challenge on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog this week is 'I quote', to use a quote/saying/proverb on your project. I have made a frame card with a quote stamp from Crafty Individuals. I've stamped the quote and greeting with milled lavender distress ink, mounted both on to silver mirror card. I've dotted silver liquid pearls around the frame and as a final touch put silver heart peels-offs into each corner.