Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This coming weekend my mother and I are going to be taking part in a craft fair in our town, so I will be busy gathering all my dodads for that. I will be seeing you on Saturday I hope for another challenge from Let's Ink It Up! All I can say is dig out your glitter, it should be a fun one!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This week at Let's Ink It Up the challenge is to recycle something. In case you haven't heard, the challenge is going to run for an entire month now, so you have until the 30th of November to get your creations in!
Our sponsors for the month of November are Whimsy Stamps and Wags 'n Whiskers! Yes two sponsors means two winners! Head on over to the challenge blog and see the spectacular prizes they have in store for you guys!
For my project I altered an old square shaped canning jar. I picked up some great paper at my local crafting store, and this seemed like the perfect place to use it. I paired that with a tag I made out of a sizzix die cut and Stampin' Up stamp sets. The sentiment is from the set called Snowy Play, and I filled in some extra snow with the set Itty Bitty Backgrounds.
I'm not sure yet what I'm going to put in it, but it will probably be a Christmas gift for someone!
I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - use red
Pixie Cottage - recycle and/or sketch (I recycled!)
Craft your Passion - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges - circles
Charisma Cardz - with love at Christmas (does it work???)
Raise the Bar - Curves (Scallops)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted! It's almost been 2 weeks! I have finally dug around in my crafty bin and created something!
Here's a simple card I have made for a friend who's father has recently passed away. I love the sentiment, and I hope it brings her some comfort.
Image is from Inkadinkado and is colored with my copics.
I have entered this into the following challenges:
Oh La La - remember, remember
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - use red
Best wishes for a great week everyone!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Was the challenge easy to guess this time!?! Yup this week at Let's Ink It Up we want a scene. No twist this time, just interpret it any way that you want!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Tickled Pink Stamps.
They are supplying the winner with a $10 voucher to their store which you can find here.
"Tickled Pink Stamps is based in Australia and is the home of the Lil Lolita and Lil Lads Stamps. They are everything quirky and sweet all in the one stamp and perfect for any occasion. Tickled Pink Stamps also has a range of sentiments and images to match with the gorgeous Lil Lolita and Lil Lads ranges. With new images coming all the time there is always something there to suit everyone and help bring out the quirky in us all...."
So for my project this time I made a scene out of Stampscapes stamps, and adhered it to this wooden box that I had stained. I took a few pictures so that you could see the details. I have included the supplies list below.
Stamps: All Stampscapes - Cumulus Clouds, Reeds lg, Bear, Waterside Bluff left and right, Twisting Pine, Crooked Limb
Ink: Stampin' Up
Tools: Blender pens and Colorbox Stylus
I have entered this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - anything but a card
The Stamp Man Challenge - For a man (mine's not a card, hope it's ok!)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hello and happy Saturday/Sunday to you all! This week at Let's Ink It Up the challenge is to make a card or a project with Halloween colors, but it doesn't have to be a Halloween theme! Of course if you'd rather make it for Halloween, that's fine too!
This week our sponsor is Bizzy Becs Online Store. The prize package is a goodie bag valued at $15 that will be made up to suit the winner's taste! Here's what Bec has to say:
For my card I used Stampin' Up set Autumn Harvest and colored the pumpkins with my copics. I love the shading the copics gives it don't you?
I have popped up the pumpkin on the far left, and the top one that I cut out using the spellbinders nestabilities. The stitching I added in with a pen and ruler. I'm actually happy how it turned out this time!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Papertake Weekly - 3rd B-Day Celebration - Black and White Plus 1 (or stitching if you like! :)
The Crafty Pad - spooky - ugh I was too late!
One Stitch at a Time - Spooky Halloween - too late here too
Cowgirls Stamp'en Challenge - anything goes - and another one! oh well
Wild Orchid Crafts - stitching
Kaboodle - colors of fall
Oh La La - nothing floral
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I have colored her with my copics and decided to showcase that by making a white on white card. The embossing was achieved with cuttlebug embossing folders used on the big shot. I've also used the circle nestabilities for Tilda to sit on.
I have been playing with the new camera my husband bought! I have to say it takes great close up pictures! Let me know what you think of the photos! Do I need a different background? Something lighter?
Ok, I've also entered this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - something from your stash
Crafty Creations - sketch
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate
SSDS - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenges - Christmas
Just Magnolia - anything goes
Phew! That's a lot! I will be back Saturday night with a post for Let's Ink It Up! Check back soon!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Today is my final post for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays. Our DT term is up. (Sniff) I would like to thank Regina for the wonderful opportunity she has given me! She is a doll to work with, and I will miss the rest of the team immensely as well!
This week we are looking for some kind of stitching on your project. Our sponsor is Paper Cupcakes, who has kindly donated 2 free digis of the winner's choice! Be sure to check them out!
For my project I have made a mini backpack. You can find the template for it here. The only modification I made to the directions was to stitch with my sewing machine before I added all the brads. Well, my sewing has improved somewhat, but I still have a long way to go!
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Cute
Make it Crafty - anything goes
Cowgirl's Sunday - Hip not to be square
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Sweet, Metal, Ribbon
Don't forget to come over to SSDS and show us your stitching!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I have been designing rubber stamps for well over 20 years and have written for many magazines over that time. I live in Liverpool with husband and son...my daughter left home about a year ago.
As well as stamping and crafting I enjoy gardening (when it's not raining) and oil painting. I have recently started designing digistamps. I am looking forward to sponsoring the challenges and to seeing all your artwork.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
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