Tuesday 31 January 2012

Gift card for a friend

Here is a rather traditional stamped card. (Not often I make cards with just stamping on them...). The friend it's for is not really into hand made cards I don't think, - I wonder what she will make of this..

A new freebie and some samples

Here is another free printable background paper and this time round I thought I'd show you a couple of card samples I made with it.
The paper is 8 x 11 (A4)

I printed it full size and then cut it to create two 6 x 4" cards adding various bits and pieces I had flying around on my desk to embellish them.

I cut a tag shape out of the first card with one of my Spellbinder dies (Labels Four) which I then used to embellish the second one. The image of the girl was simply glued behind where I cut out the tag shape.

Monday 30 January 2012

First Challenge at Snazzys

Today the first challenge over at the Snazzys DT blog is starting. The theme is "Romance", very suitable for this time of year.
Each of the DT members have made sample projects to give you inspiration to join in and there is of course a fabulous prize to be won for one lucky winner. Here are some pictures of the sample I made:

I first covered a heart shaped box in Gesso and when that was dry in Titan Buff acrylic paint. The roses in the corners are from a paper serviette that i tore and then glued on with matte medium. I covered all the edges of the box with some Tim Holtz tissue tape and then stamped the words of a Darkroom Door word block stamp in vintage photo all over the top and the sides of the box. I glued lace around the sides and further embellished with one of Tim Holtz's dress form dies covered in various papers, a stamped andpunched out butterfly and some pearls from a Viva decor pearl pen. Finally I stamped the word block stamp in black archival, cut out three of the words and distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

Hope you'll head over to the Snazzys DT blog and join in for a chance to win the fantastic prize!

Sunday 29 January 2012

Last Calendar pages and an announcement

Some of you may remember that I was in the process of making a desk top calendar. Each page can sit in a little holder that I also made. Well here finally are the last 4 months:



and finally December
Here is a picture of all 12 months together
Now for the announcement:
Snazzy's has a brand new challenge that will run every month that has 5 weeks in it.
So starting Monday {as January  has 5 weeks} one very lucky winner could win the same DT goodie pack that we've had to work with all month.
Here's a peek at the prize:
So make sure you hop on over to Snazzys DT blog tomorrow for all the details!

Friday 27 January 2012

Final DT projects for this week.

Here is my final little project for Snazzys this week, showcasing the beautiful Dreamer Collection papers from 7 Dots Studios

 Next week the team will be hosting our first challenge, with a great price to win. Hope you will visit the blog to get the details. Just click here

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Triptych using "Dreamer Collection"

Here is a sneak peek  of my second project for Snazzys. If you want to see more head over there by clicking here

Monday 23 January 2012

A couple more freebies

Here are a couple of new 8 x 8 background papers for you to use if you like. I think they would work well to decorate the top of a box or something.

The image on the second one is a freebie provided by Artfully Mussing.

Snazzys DT Project sneak peak

This month we are featuring the amazing 7 Dots Studio "Dreamer Collection" papers and Creative Expressions "Tickets" stamps.
Here is a sneak peak of my first project this week:

Hope you'll take a look at the whole project and leave me a comment. All you need to do is click here

Thursday 12 January 2012

Wedding Card

Here is a card for a wedding, it's a double diamond card. A bit over the top I think and not my usual style. I think I got a bit carried away...
Sorry for the bad photos, it was rather dark, so too many shadows...

Monday 9 January 2012

Exciting News!

I just heard that I made it through to the third round for the Spellbinders DT contest, I am so excited!! Even if I don't make it through to the final round I am very happy I got this far. For this last round we will be sent some of the new dies to make a project which in itself is amazing as they won't reach the market until well after CHA. Anyway keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

Sunday 8 January 2012

A quick Thank you card and a gift

After all the festivities, I needed several thank you cards, here is a quicky I made yesterday. I also wrapped a little soap with bits and pieces from my own free printables. Next on my list of things to learn is how to make the soap!! Any tips, please be in touch lol.

Thursday 5 January 2012

More freebies

I am hugely enjoying playing with some digital work. So here are a few more freebies for you to play with if you wish.
Most of the graphics from the Graphics Fairy, thank you!

3 more calendar months and shabby chic play

Here are the next 3 months for my desktop calendar. Only 4 more to go pfew...
And here are some little shabby chic projects, I seem to be in love with that style at the moment

Wednesday 4 January 2012

More shabby chic

Here is another shabby chic tag I made. Graphics are from the Graphics Fairy. Stamps Tim Holz and some I can't remember...

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Shabby chic

A blog friend is hosting a swap in one of my art groups for a shabby chic mini book. Each participant has to make a skinny every month to the theme of shabby chic. This month the challenge was to use lace. Here is mine
Making lace flowers has become a new craze, love them. There is some lace around the bottom of the card too even though it's hard to see on the photo.

Monday 2 January 2012

Some freebees

It has been ages since I last posted some freebies so I thought it was about time I did again. Images used for these background papers came mostly from Dover and the Graphics fairy.
Hope you find some use for them.

Sunday 1 January 2012

Calendar, the next installment

Happy 2012 Hope you all had a good new years eve and that you will be able to keep any resolutions you may have made. Mine is to learn a new technique of some sort at least once a week. Here are my next two calendar pages plus a box to keep them in. April: I think this is my favourite so far
And here finally the box to keep the individual cards safe
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