Thursday, 24 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
You can find Dana's blog here Thank you Dana I can't wait to get my goodies.
On a not so postive note - I recently entered a blog where they were offering goodies as a PIF - the first three people were to put their names down, get their goodies and then do the same on their blog. Well I was one of the three, sent my address off and never did get them. Trouble is, as so often happens in blogland - I can't remember where the blog was. It would be nice if people could honour what they say they are going to to save any disappointments for people.
I'm not sure if I'll get much crafting done over the weekend as I have my mil and sil down for a few days. And I'm so busy trying to get all my Stampin Up projects finished in time for the Newbury Rubber Show next week!
Do you all know about the show - Its considered one of the best for rubber stamps and its such a treat that its near me - Newbury Race Course to be exact Sat and Sun 26/27th July. If you'll be there come and say hi to me at the Stampin Up Demo's stand, maybe sign up for a workshop and tell me you saw me on my blog. What a hoot!!!
I don't often post my Stampin Up stuff on this blog as I like to keep it separate and not let you think I'm stuffing SU down your throats - but here are some of the things I'm making for the show - the notepads and bookmarks are going to be part of our Goody Bags! I just love this colour combo - Rose Red and Sage Shadow. Right enough - I'm off for a cuppa as its still early.
Catch you all later crafters...............
There's a chance for some lovely blog candy over here - do check out her blog - there are some fabulous pieces there.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
This first card I changed it to a negative and then added the jewels to make it a bit more striking. I nearly put some in her eyes but then she just looked too weired!!! LOL!
The second card used the downloads in a pyramage style and I added the butterfly cause she is a butterfly and its the one insect that really does CHANGE.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Here's are some images of my Design Team pieces for this week.......
Yes, you could win all THREE of these CDRoms from Cheapdies valued at £44.97.
the discs contain gorgeous Backing papers, decoupage and toppers to print off at your leisure.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
For my inchies this week I chose a Cherry Pie Art Stamp again and this one is of the Coliseum in Rome (where I went in April)! I've made three inchies which, put together, make up one side of the Coliseum and then added them to a Bon Voyage card, though I put it in Italian. I hope the Italian is right - I'm sure Marina of CP will tell me if its not! I've repeated the Coliseum stamp on the card - which ws covered in Tim Holtz distress inks and I added gold foil to it. This is the first time I've worked with this - as it was sent to me in a kit the other day and its great - I'm going to be adding this a lot more to my projects.
Isn't it fun to find new things to do with our crafting? What new thing have you tried this week - do leave a comment and let me know!
PS - don't forget that over on This Thursday challenge there is a chance to win a set of Cherry Pie Stamps - all you have to do is join in!
It also fits in with another challenge on One Powerful Hour which is asking for food and/or beverage.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
NOW IF THAT DOESN'T GET YOU JOINING IN WITH THE CHALLENGES I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD!
I'M LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE LOTS OF CP IMAGES SO MARINA LET ME CHOOSE WHICH ONES I WOULD LIKE FOR THE CHALLENGE - I CHOSE OLD NOTES BACKGROUND AND PENSIVE WOMAN.
These two are separate cards - one showing the angel and the lighter side the other the darker side. I didn't really want to put horns on her - too corny!!! LOL
This door hanger has both sides for our creative moods - the lighter side of Diva At Work for when we're inspired and the darker side of Mojo Gone when we're stumped. Guess which side is hanging most often on my door! Yes, the Mojo Gone!
This card was difficult to show as it actually folds over and you have the images on both sides of the card. I thought that the back of a card often gets overlooked so thought I'd decorate both sides!
We're looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the challenge over at This Thursday.
THEME THURSDAY is asking for Love and Romance this week - here's a card I've done recently. The image is taken from one of my photographs from a holiday we had a few years ago in Mexico. The images are Stampin Up.
Arty Girlz challenge this week is to follow a sketch. Here's the sketch :
Here's my card - the Stamp is a Third Coast stamp I think and it reads:
"It is your art that reflects your soul - not a mirror"
Created by Hand Challenge want to see pastel colours. These are definitely not my favourite colours to work with as I prefer my earth colours but I've had a go.
I joined in with a new challenge today - Dans Ma Maison Il y a
I used Fresco Flakes on the top and an assortment of Stampin Up stamps. The background pink was made using Moon Glow's Starburst Stains ink in Alpine Ice Rose which has a nice shimmer to it.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
That's right - the winner gets to choose a whole plate of Cherry Pie Art Stamps of their choice. Marina is so generous - I have most of these and they are so great to work with. Here's a sneak preview of my designs for tomorrow's challenge.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
You can find me here - or on my Stampin Up blog as I'm a SU demonstrator, or on my inchy challenge blog, or as part of the Inspirational team set up by the fabulous Julie or as part of the Design Team on This Thursday. I do so much on the computer now I don't get that much time to craft anymore! And I'm sure I'm getting RSI from using the mouse!!!
I'm off to say hi to you all on your blogs.
This weeks challenge is Clearly Clever . You can use anything that you can see through, You can use the title - You can use any technique you think is clearly clever as long as you tell us how to achieve it. You can do something about about someone or something that is clearly clever . Whatever the title says to you ,
This one I had a go at drawing my own flourishes - yes I know I need some more practice! LOL! The backing paper is SU. The Happy Birthday stamp behind the acrylic is also one of the stamps we were given.
This one didn't photograph as well as I would have liked as its a pure white card - I wanted to show that it was clear with no other embellishments or papers on it. The Happy Birthday stamp was used and the acrylics. The other stamps are SU.
So for your chance to win some of these fab acrylics - pop along to This Thursday - you have to be in it to win it and you know what they say
IT COULD BE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
This is the fabulous prize you could win - donated by Tanda Stamps - over at the inchy challenge blog - You have until next Monday to submit your inchie - the theme this week is "Thanks"
Don't forget that over on This Thursday we have this fabulous set of beads as our prize kindly donated by Daisy Chain Beads. You have until Wednesday to be in with a chance of winning.
And just to whet your appetites for the next challenge ...........Clearly Clever??????!!!!!!!!