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Friday, 31 May 2013

2 or more Designers papers with Left of Center

Wow there were some fabulous enteries for the last challenge. For The current challenge at Left of Center we are being sponsored by A and T digital Designs. The image that I got to use is seriously gorgeous, it's called Ebony and can be found here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used several papers from First Editions Desert Blooms stack, Prima and Laura Ashley.
The flowers are from my stash and came mainly from Wild Orchid Crafts, the Twine is from American Crafts.



Delicious Doodles White on White

I have to say when I first saw this theme I was in a bit of a panic. I really love the look of white on white but I find it scary to do.
For my card I ran a couple of pieces of white card through some embossing folders. I then ran some more through with some dies. I used some lace trim and flower trim to give it some more texure. The image that I used is called Vintage Wedding Carriage. I do hope you will come and join in our challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Couple of tags

I've been doin a bit of crafting today and wanted to share these 2 tags, I've made them for a FB challenge which can be found here

The challenge is to make a tag with words that match the theme and using ink.

The first tag i sprayed with inks then stamped the flowers, butterflies and the sentiment in black ink





The second tag I poured Utee over the botom half and stamped the background stamp from stampotique into it, when it was hard I rubbed over it and the rest of the tag with some pearl mint green paint. I then stamped another stampotique stamp and coloured it with a combination of promarkers and distress inks. The words I wrote, cut out and stuck on.

I'd like to enter these tags into the following challenges.
http://useittuesday.blogspot.co.uk/  - Hoarded items are the tags, they have been hiding in my stash for well over a year!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Week 2 of fur and feathers with Smudgy Antics

Welcome back for the second week in our fortnight challenge 
with Smudgy Antics!  You have one more week to play!
For this challenge we want to see more than just paper, glue and ink.
We want to see feathers or fur or a combination of the two.  We want to you guys and gals to create projects that make us want to reach through the computer screen and touch everything we see!  The more creative the better.  We love it when you guys and gals think outside of the box and make something with that extra "WOW" factor.

Of course we must address the fine print.  Although the focus of the challenge is to use FEATHERS and or FUR, you must still use a stamped image (real or digi) and you must follow the rules posted on the left sidebar of the challenge blog to be in the running for a prize.  Collage sheets may be used to enhance your project, but they do NOT count as a stamped image so make sure you use a stamp of some sort in your final piece.

this is my DT piece, I have made a hair facinator. I've used ome beads, a clear hair comb, a peakcock feather, a black frame embelishment and a mask stamp from the Femdom rubber stamp set.








If you have the time please go and look at the DT pieces they are truely amazing, and we all love looking at our blog to find we've been left a bit of love.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.uk/
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/my-all-crafts-challenge-5.html
http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/may-challenge.html

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pop Art inspired

I found a bit of time this morning to craft so I made a card for the very sketchy challenge on the Smeared and Smudged forum.



The papers I have used are all Bazzil, the face stamp is from smeared ink's Prints rubber set and the splotches from their iny dreams rubber set. Both can be found in the Smeared Ink rubber club here. the other stamp that I have used on there is a Tim Holtx one.


There are many fun challenges on the forum so be sure to drop by and have a look :)

Also there is still time to get your entries in for the alter a box challenge at Smudgy antics http://smudgyantics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/alter-box-with-smudgy-antics-and-sad.html

Friday, 17 May 2013

Lace with Delicious Doodles

For a last minute make I am really pleased with how this turned out. I coloured in the gorgeous steampunk Sally in with watercolour pencils ages ago and she has been sitting in a box waiting for the right project to come along. I thought there is no better time to use her than on a lace card for the new Delicious Doodles challenge. 




All of the bits and pieces I have used on this card have come from my stash apart. 

I do hope you will come and join us in this weeks challenge.

Left of Center Red and Black

Today begins a new challenge at LOC with a new sponsor, LEJ Designs!  We are so happy to have you sponsor us!

Be sure to stop by and check out the store! 


Our challenge is to either create something with a LOC theme and/or make your project primarily red and black!

I have used one of the digi's from LEJ Designs to make this journal page.




I do hope you will pop along and see what what all of the other ladies have made and join in with our challenge.
I am going to enter this into the following challenges
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.no/

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Smeared and Smudged Member blog hop

Oooh I do love a good blog hop and I just know that this one is going to be awesome! There is so much talent over at the Smeared and Smudged forum I have been looking forward to this hop so I can see smoe of the great things being made.
If you haven't started at the top of the blog roll you might want to just to be sure you don't miss anyone out.


Black Dragon
Laura
Kristy
Kapree
Hazel
Kay
Rick
Monique
Rocio
Jane
Shell
Lady Brayton
Fiona
Ike


I have made something a bit different for this hop, the theme is anything goes so I thought what shall I make? Should I do something I've done before and I'm comfortable making? should I keep it simple? or should I do somethin totally out of my comfort zone and that I have never made before? and should I decide to do that just the day before the hop?

Of course you just know I did lol!





I got my sewing machine out and I made me a bag/pouch to keep my markers in when I am on the move.

I started with a piece of fabric from my massive fabric box, I used the sewing maching to put it together so it sort of resembled a bag. The stitches are terrible, not only can't I not cut a straight line I can't sew in one either! When I had stitched it all I added some lace and the fabric flower which is a broach that I made a while ago. Although my stitches aren't exactly pretty they are doing their job and holding the whole thing together nicely. To finish it off I coloured in the Rusalka stamp from smeared ink and stuck it to the front with a bit of lace to frame it.

I do hope you will check out what everyone else has made for this hop.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Smudgy Antics alter a box


Welcome back for another fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
For this challenge we want to see more than just paper and glue.
We want to see dimension and lots of it.  
The Smudgy Antics team wants to see you guys and gals
ALTER a BOX.  
This is the last week of this challenge.


I have altered a domino box for my piece, I’ve used Tim Holtz craft resist Halloween papers, distress inks and stains. The bats are from smeared ink and can be found here. The other bits are all from my stash.








I am going to be giving this box away along with a few little goodies that I will put inside it.  If you’d like to be in with a chance of receiving this please say so in the comments below.

I do hope you will be able to alter a box and join us with this challenge.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Left of Center use a digi

Time for a Challenge here at Left of Center Creative Challenges As always, you can make anything with an LOC theme OR simply use a digi image for this challenge!  Super easy this time!

Our sponsor for this fortnight is Delicious Doodles!  They have such a fabulous selection of images and styles!  You will find something you just have to have!

 There is still a week left to get your entries in.

I have used Mermaids revenge to make this card, I have kept the layout pretty simple and I wanted this stunning image to be the main focus.


Thursday, 9 May 2013

Quoth the Raven Anything Poes

Hello Beloveds and welcome to Quest 21 over at QUOTH THE RAVEN ....... ANYTHING 'POES'.
Before I show you my project I wish to say huuuuuge CONGRATS to our Winner - FIONA aka Anubis and our Top 3 ... Croms, Julia and Keren.

I decided to make something useful for once lol I have made a set of note cards using the Poe rubber stamp from Smeared ink and a just a note stamp from hobby craft. On the envelopes I have used the raven stamp for the smeared ink Poe set.





Sunday, 5 May 2013

Pretty in Pink

I think maybe I'm coming down with something as I have had this crazy urge to do pretty and pink :) This piece I have made using papers from first edition, I can't remember which pads though. The flowers are from my stash, the Washi tape I got at the Range today, I have never used it before and the image is from Ike's art. 




I am entering this into the following challenges.
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/use-stamped-character.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/dlart-thankful-thursday-linky-challenge.html
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ (Pink and Cream)
http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.co.uk/
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/its-girly-challenge-theme-on-jellypark.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/challenge-169-lots-of-pink.html

Ike's art

This post is all about my friend Ike :) She draws such beautiful digis which I often use but don't always share so I thought I'd share some of those pieces and give Ike a bit of a shout out. If you want to check out Ike's Digis head over to her shop  or her blog .







On the thimble holder I have also used some stamps from smeared ink who Ike has also drawn some fab stamps for. I am going to be doing a couple of other posts with some of Ike's stamps but as I wanted to use the pieces for challenges I will show them off separately :)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Something For the Boys


IIt's challenge time again at Delicious Doodles

This week's theme is:
"Something For the Boys"   

Speaks for itself really!!

We would love to see Delicious Doodles images on your creations. If you use a Delcious Doodles image you can enter TWICEAnd you get to be spotlighted next week! 


If you do not use a Delicious Doodles image you can enter the challenge only ONCE please. 
Sorry folks, in the interest of fairness to all we only allow ONE ENTRY per person, unless using a DD image. You can combine entries with as many other challenges as you like.

For my piece I have made a really simple card it could be used for Fathers day or a make Birthday. I have used the vintage Spitfire digi and layered it up with papers from my stash. I've also used some buttons from my stash.





I do hope you will come and join us with this challenge.