Saturday, 29 November 2014

Beautiful Brusho

I have recently discovered two products that I absolutely adore, one being brusho colour crystals, and the other being stamps from Designs By Ryn. The water droplet stamp I have used on this card is just stunning, I have paired it with my other love...Stapotiques Large Butterfly....my oh my I have so much love at the moment!!! I have entered this card in the challenge going on at the Designs By Ryn Blog  for a chance to win some more yummy stamps of hers.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the words of Edgar Allan Poe!!

This week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge, Kay is challenging us to use a quote from Edgar Allan Poe on our project, I love having to do homework first as I don't know one quote of his, but learned that the man was a poet and writer and only lived for 40 years!!! I feel with his quotes that he was a bit of a crackpot!! and all the imagery concerning him is quite eery and gothic....which I do love, being a closet goth!!
Anyway, I chose this quote, and I paired it with the " Are My Pants Too Tight" Stampotique stamp...cos it is the weirdest (in a nice way!!) image that I own...YET,   I think I will save this card for my friend's birthday...as she is a bit of a crackpot too, that is her charm!!!


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bling Bling

Phew!!! talk about last minute Lizzy again!! I have been gonna do this weeks challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog all week, especially when craft royalty France Pappilon is hosting this weeks challenge, and it is all about the "bling".  Anyway, I have had this in my head all week and was so excited the be using one of my newest Stampotique Stamps called Large Butterfly, isn't it beautiful!!.
I used a few brusho crystals on an old book page for the background, then added some nail polish with silver glittery bits to some places, on a separate piece of paper I sprinkled some more brusho crystals then spritzed it with water, once dry I stamped the butterfly, cut it out and then applied some stickles glitter to it. You should see the Bling on this in real life, if I say so myself it is gorgeous, but as usual, the camera can never catch the sparkle.

Thanks a Ton!!

The challenge this month at the Hambo Hoedown is all about giving thanks, not necessarily Thanksgiving...tho I suppose it could be any sort of card to show your gratitude!!. For my card I have chosen to use the ELEPHANT rubber stamp, and the SIGN POSTS digi image, both from Hambo Stamps.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

SDC 170

I have made this card for this weeks Stampotique Designers Challenge where Kristen is hosting the challenge to get your spook on!! I have used the wonderful Daniel Torrents "Oh Boys" stamp, with a Spellbinders die cut, a couple of Hambo Stamps spiders, and a piece of corrugated card. I am also gonna apply for the Guest designer for the Stampotique blog, sooooooooo wish me luck guys!!!...I have already noticed that the competition is fierce!!! but as the saying goes...nothing ventured!!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A lesson on Spanish!!!

The Hambo Hoedown  challenge is half way through and to celebrate the Hogtoberfest Sale that is going on at Hambo Stamps, the challenge is all about the Piggies, so I have combined this weeks sample with another challenge going on over at the Naughty or Nice challenge blog which is all about giving thanks!!!...as usual, I am doing the naughty part of the challenge!!  Hope you get it!! if not.. then I will give you a very short lesson in Spanish !!!!LOL.



Sunday, 12 October 2014

I like BIG BOOKS!!!!

After winning a $30 voucher over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blogspot last week,  I hopped straight over to the Stampotique Store and ordered myself some more fabulous stamps....so I cannot wait til they arrive...eeeeeekkk!! I love joining in on their challenges, and this week the fabulous Corrie is challenging us to use book text on our project, well I not only used a book page for my background, I made a little book for the "Little Hoo Hoo" monster to hold, I masked off the owl that he is actually holding, and decoupaged another arm to him so that he is holding the book under his arm. I was gonna use the quote "I can read you like a book"... but when I saw how big the book was in comparison to Little Hoo Hoo, I decided to go with this sentiment instead.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hogtoberfest

It is that time over at Hambo Stamps as the new Hambo Hoedown Challenge is on, and as there is a Hogtoberfest sale, the theme is all about the PIGS. Hambo pigs are the absolute best, and just as you think it couldn't get any better, they went and got a sale on!!!...30% discount!!! so trot on over to their site and grab yourself a bargain. 
For my sample I have used the Ham On The Run pig, isn't he just the cutest!!!


Friday, 3 October 2014

A Real Fun-gi!!

Over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week is all about masculine cards!!! yes....the dreaded male cards!!! I thought I was going to be really challenged with it this week but no!!!...I know it is a bit cheezy and has probably been done a million times before, but it was the obvious thing that popped into my head when I was looking at my small stash of Stampotique stamps......soon to be a bigger stash as I won a $30 voucher this week from them....Yipeeeeeee!!. Anyway I had soooo much fun coloring in this gorgeous giant shroom, and just love how the background came out, blending ink through a stencil on glossy paper, then running it through a pool of distress ink.....loooooove that technique, then after a few splases and a computer generated quote....bob's your uncle!!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tim's September Tag

The technique for Sir Tim's September tag is all about ghosting, using  blending solution through a stencil onto glossy paper, then running it through some alcohol ink from your craft mat, where the blending solution is there will be a slight resist to the alcohol ink. another fabulous tag by Tim!!! I mean...seriously!! where does he keep getting these fresh new ideas from?? bet that man never ever sleeps!!! Anyhow... this is my take on his September tag. PS.....has anyone got any tips on photographing glossy paper??? my tag is so much more vibrant and clear in real life!!!! I kept it away from the light and took a million photo's before just having to settle with this one.....sigh!!!