Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Bingo Wings!!!!

Well.....I am on a roll..... I have managed to combine todays card with three challenges, all three are fabulous outlets for wonderful crafty stuff.  Firstly, the  That's Crafty Challenge is all about numbers, the Designs By Ryn Challenge is anything, I have used the fabulous Moon Wings stamps of hers, and lastly, the SimonSaysStamps Wednesday challenge is all about stencils, I have used The Crafters Workshop mini bingo stencil. the background is created using the gorgeous Brushos....ooooh I love that stuff.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

That's Crafty...Tag Along!!!

Sommmmmmebody stop me!!!!! I can't stop entering challenges!!!! LOL.  I am entering this tag in two challenges this week, the That's Crafty Challenges blog has a steampunk challenge, and I was inspired by the gorgeous tag Kay Wallace had made for a challenge over at the Tag Along Challenge blog where the subject was metallic. so I combined the two. You got to be in it to win it!!!..(or at least have a chance!!!)


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Bun In The Oven!!!

Yaaay I won the Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers Challenge with my Monochromatic Mama card, so I get to be their Guest Designer in the next challenge, but the challenge that is going on now at the Sisterhood is "C is for Cake"!!!.....so I thought I would join in with that one too, and the one thing that came to my mind is the Lawn Fawn "Plus One" image of an oven with a bun...(I think my American friends would call it a muffin!!!) inside. This is the second card in a row that I have made that has a clean and simple design!!! simple but cute!!, I decoupaged the oven to give it some dimension, the inside says "you have a bun in the oven".

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Quintessentially English

Well...I know I said that I wasn't active enough in doing challenges, but now all my waking thoughts are about challenges and ideas for them..... like it wasn't before!!!!!!!... I think I can remember reading somewhere that being a crafter is like having a thousand tabs open on your window at the same time!!! tis true!!!.
 So this leads me onto the next challenge I am entering... the Indigoblu just one layer challenge, I only have a few Indigoblu stamps to choose from and also one layer is just so hard for me. I started by stamping the Quintessentially English sentiment, then Sleeping George, I mean..how cute is he!!!  I masked him off, then loaded up the Union Jack with acrylic paint and stamped that.  I hope I win the challenge because the prize is more Indigoblu stamps, and I am totally adoring them!!!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Little Hoo Hoo's tight pants!!!

I love playing along in the Stampotique Designers Challenge, and this week the deliciously gothic girl  Arwen McCullen has set the challenge to combine an animals head with a human body!!!! oooohh great challenge....except that I don't have any Stampotique animals...YET... but |I do have the LITTLE HOO HOO monster that is quite animalish!!! and also he is clutching an owl...so I thought that he would qualify...improvisation and all that!!!  Anyway, I have paired him with ARE MY PANTS TOO TIGHT, and just used half his body as Little Hoo Hoo already has arms. et voila!!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Monochromatic Mama

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are having a  challenge to make a monochromatic card, or a card with one dominant colour, and as it is Mothers Day in America, it has to be a card for Mom. Well I like doing lots of different layers on my cards now so this certainly was a challenge for me.... I mean... you cannot have layers of the same colour can you!!! in the end I made the background by spraying one of my stencils with pink ink spray, then laying the cardstock on top of it...background done!! then I just added the wonderful Moth Fab stamp by Stampotique and printed out the sentiment on my computer... which is absolutely true for me, or when I look down at my hands and see my Mother!!...not that it is a nice thing!!...she has horrid boney fingers, much like the wicked Queen from Disney's Snow White...freaky!!!!


Monday, 11 May 2015

Stencils

This week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blogspot, the amazingly talented Corrrie Herriman has set this weeks challenge to use your stencils,  use them with paint, ink, modelling paste, or even gesso!!. well....as usual, I have a huge supply of stencils, and like always, too much choice leaves me with brain freeze!!! and then...which fabulous Stampotique stamped image to use with which stencil???....oh my Lord...the options are endless!!!! I finally chose to use the Memory Box Honeycomb stencil on some corrugated card, I had a riot with spray ink, brushos, acrylic paint, until I got the desired look.  To place my Stampotique MEDIUM BEES on the very uneven surface, I stamped them onto tissue, then adhered them to my surface with matte glaze, then stamped the wings onto parchment paper, cut them out and added them onto the bee image. The sentiment is computer generated.


Friday, 8 May 2015

Pink and Blue

While I was surfing around the net this week, wasting away a few hours, I came across the Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog where their challenge this month  is "pink or blue or both!!"..... well, I can remember that a few years ago I went to the Doncaster Craft Show and bought a Lavinia Stamps clear stamp set called dandelions, I loved it, then did the usual.... got it home, played with it, put it in the drawer and ......forgot all about it. So coming across this site jogged my memory of this lovely stamp set, so I dug it out, made a background by spraying pink ink onto my craft mat, adding some water, then smooshing and mopping up the  ink with the paper, once it was dry I splattered blue ink, then stamped the beautiful dandelions then added some clear star gelli roll pen on the fronds to give a shimmery effect that you cannot see on the photo). I couldnt use any more stamps as I dont have any more Lavinia Stamps.....YET!!!!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

2.3.4..tell the people what she wore!!

I really look forward to Wednesday mornings because there is always a new challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blogspot, and this weeks challenge set by Sam Read is all about polka dots!!!..... soooooo I know this is probably the first thing that comes into everyone's mind...and sorry for being so predictable..... but it did make me chuckle when I made the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini for REAR VIEW MIRROR to wear. :) :) :)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

keeping it simple

My new favourite shop is That's Crafty.....because they stock my new love.....Carabelle Studio Stamps, especially the Birgit Koopsen Stamps.....ooooohhh they are so yummy, and the beautiful art she does to show off her stamps is amazing!!!!. I recently bought one of the XXL stamps, the art journal dream stamp which is so big that it comes on its own A4 acrylic block, it is a giant and I adore it. While I was browsing the That's Crafty online shop, I noticed they have a blog and also a fortnightly challenge blog where this fortnights challenge is to keep things simple, so I got my new stamp out, spritzed it with spray inks and placed my cardstock on the stamp, then dried it with my heatgun, then stamped the dragonfly stamp with stazon and added some stickles to his wings......simples.
I am feeling like I need to do more challenges now, I generally need a theme to get my brain whirring into action, it gives me a starting point, otherwise I feel like the proverbial author with the first blank page staring up at me!!! I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is an anything goes week.