Monday, October 31, 2011

Take A Leaf

Good morning and Happy Halloween! Hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for a new challenge at Cupcake. Our lovely teamie Shelly has chosen us the theme, Take a Leaf out of my Book! Use Leaves as the main interest on the project, either in the image, embellishments or the papers you're using and you'll have a chance to win!

We're being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps who are offering a lucky winner either one rubber stamp or two digi images. Our special monthly sponsors are: Polka Doodles who are offering a Pretty Sweet- Mini CD Collection and Scrap Affair who are offering a five pack of ProMarkers.

Tickkled Pink Stamps kindly offered the team digi images and the choice was easy as I fell in love with Zombie Kellita! She's so perfect today! And can you spot the leaves? Yup, they are right there, I used the leftover from die cutting QK leaves as a mask :)

I also used:
Aqua Markers
Derwent watercolour pens
Prima text stamp (Jill and Jack?)
Penny Black Simple Swirl
Tim Holtz corners
Distress Inks
Distress Embossing powder
Micro Beads (just plain awful, but they do look great)
Exchangeable alphabet stamps

I'm entering:
DYSU Challenge: Halloween

Have a wonderful week full of fun!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Hi there friends! Hope you're having a good week. I've been spending time making pearly swirls and creating the vintage style, not in my comfort zone at all, but as I admire the style I just had to have a go!

I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: Vintage Christmas

I used:
Bits and pieces from the scrap box
Penny Black stamps
Prickiformar sentiment
Distress Inks, Stickles
Bosskut flourish die
Cuttlebug snowflake die
Nestie oval

Many thanks for visiting!

Warm hugs

Monday, October 24, 2011

Denim and Lace

Good morning all! Hope you're ready for a new week, we at Cupcake have a fab theme chosen by our lovely Sunshine, Sari; Denim And Lace! You can either use the real deal or the colour.

We're being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store who are offering a £10 Gift Voucher to one lucky winner. And our special monthly sponsors are: Polka Doodles who are offering a Pretty Sweet - Mini CD Collection and Scrap Affair who are offering a five pack of ProMarkers!

I had some kind of vision of a blouse with lace trimmings and a pair of denim jeans on a summers day...a girl has to survive the autumn and winter darkness and cold in some way! Well, this is what I came up with, lot's of blue shades and a fab lace.

I used:
TH flower die
Perfect Pearls
Distress Inks for the flower and dark blue ribbon
PB sentiment from the Clearly In Love set
Cuttlebug die for borders (Baby Face)

I'm entering:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Lace It Up
Lexi's Creations: Just A Sentiment
One Stop Craft Challenges: No Designer Paper

Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Never, Nevermore

Hiya, hope you're having plans for a great weekend. I'll pay the shopping mall a visit; youngest son is a fast growing teenager and he needs some new clothes for the winter. He'll do the shopping and I'll have a coffee, not so bad at all!

I'm often checking Gingersnap Creations for inspiration and I've been admiring their Edgar Allan Poe themed work this month. He's perfect reading and inspiration for October; the words on the card comes from "The Raven".

I used the alco inks resist technique on acetate. Archival ink pulls off the alco ink, but you have to be quick with the tissue paper, the archival ink needs to be removed before it dries.
The acetate was tricky to take a pic of, it has a zig zag edge, part of the image is under it and the raven and the frame is above it. Can't remember where the image is from, but whoever you are, thank you very much for sharing it!

I'm entering:

I used:
Butterscotch and Cranberry alco inks
TH script stamp
Distress Inks
Golden and rust Perfect Pearls
Distress embossing powder
Stampscape tree stamp
Excahngeable leaf stamp
Sun shaped punch for flowers
Nestabilities circle die
Hole punch

Thanks for visiting, come back soon again!

Warm hugs

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enough Distressed!?

Yup, for this week it's enough! I've got in to the work mode and am trying to squeeze in time to craft when at home, it's a slow progress but it does good to the soul!

Here's another one of my Stampscape scenes, but for me different colour scheme; blue and bright yellow. Still not sure about it, but it's a striking combo! You might need that after the monochrome card in the previous post :)

The dry embossing was made with a Cuttlebug and a folder. The embossed parts and all the yellow edges were distressed with ink. I even used a paper scraper to get a worn look! The corners are also Cuttlebug.

I'm entering:
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Distressed or torn
Creatalicious Challenges: Distress your edges

Hope you're having a fab week full of fun crafting. I'm so glad that you popped in for a visit.

Warm hugs

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free As A Bird

Good morning friends! Hope you're ready for a new week, I'm a tad excited, it'll be my first day at work today! This is also the day for a new challenge at Cupcake, I'm certain that Rachel's fab Buttons and Bows theme will blow any Monday blues far away.

We're generously being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 Gift Voucher and our special monthly sponsors; Polka Doodles who are offering a Pretty Sweet - Mini CD Collection and Scrap Affair who are offering a five pack of ProMarkers! Please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams gorgeous projects!

The team were also generously sponsored by Digi Doodles and I did choose the Thunderbird image; I was once lucky enough to get a ride with an aqua coloured T-bird, a real beauty!

I also used:
Alpha Markers for colouring
White Uni Ball pen for highlights
Metallic Sakura pen
Glossy Accents
Vilda Stamps Owl'n'Clock
Crafty Individuals Crackle background
Platinum embossing powder
Cuttlebug tiny tag die
Exchangeable alphabet stamps

I'm entering:
Southern Girls Challenge: Slugs and Snails...

Have a fabulous week and many thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you're having a great week. I thought that I would join the Wednesday fun at Julia's place today. I've been snooping around the desks without showing mine for a long time, so here we go; the usual cardmaking clutter, two pairs of scissors (love the aqua coloured), a music device in it's felt cover and a diary. There's a job contract hidden in the pile too, I should really put it away before I accidentally cover it with inks. I've been job hunting and will start working part time at a fab school for adults next week!

I also have a card ready for the challenge at Less Is More; one layer cards with hearts.

I made a mask for the heart and applied Distress ink with a sponge and stamped it with Penny Black's Paisley Pattern. The sentiment is from the PB Illumination set. I added some paper piercing, a half pearl and cut corners to finish it off. The coloured edges have the same colour as the heart in real life. My thoughts must be on something else than managing the camera today.

I'll better start preparing for the lessons and have a cuppa, have a fabulous week! Thanks for visiting!

Warm hugs

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cute as a Pumpkin

Good morning Star Shines! Hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for a new week.
I had a fab family weekend with good food and all the usual stuff; shopping, laundry and cleaning. But as I managed to fit in some crafting...all is good in the world!

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges the lovely Louise has chosen us the theme to be Halloween. I love to make pumpkin pies (and to buy candy!) for Halloween. It's a great way to bring some warmth and spice into the chill of October, even though the celebration in itself isn't big here.

We're being generously sponsored by Cupcake Cards and Crafts with a paper collection of the winner's choice and by our special October sponsors; Polka Doodles who are offering the Pretty Sweet - Mini CD Collection and Scrap Affair who are offering a five pack of ProMarkers!!!!

Check our blog for the details and to see the teams fantastic work.

I'm entering:
For Fun Challenges: Must Have Leaves
Stampin' for the Weekend: Colours of Autumn

I used:
Magnolia pumpkin
Alpha Markers for colouring
White Uni Ball pen
Distress Inks and masks for the background
Exchangeable Alphabet and Numbers

Have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For Your Eyes Only

Less Is More has a fabulous challenge this week; to use the colour of your eyes! Mandi had a lovely pic of her eyes and it gave me the courage to show mine:

I'm also entering:
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Die cuts or punches
Crafty Cardmakers: Anything Goes

I used:
Creative Expression Medallion
Inkido greeting (Thousand Thanks in Swedish)
Distress Ink
Alpha Marker for colouring

Thanks for visiting, it means the world!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ebony And Ivory

Good morning fellow crafters and friends! I hope that you had a lovely weekend, mine was filled with sunshine and relaxing walks. I'm feeling ready for a new week and as ready you can be for a Monday; it's time for a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges. I sure loved to see all the most adorable Teddies last week!

Our competition winner, the lovely Sandra, has chosen us a fabby new theme; Black and White Christmas.

We're being sponsored by the generous Simon Says Stamp with a $20 Gift Certificate and our equally generous special monthly sponsors; Polka Doodles who are offering a lucky winner the Pretty Sweet - Mini CD Collection and Scrap Affair who are offering a five pack of ProMarkers!!!

Check our blog for all the details and to see the sweet teams and of course Sandra's gorgeous projects. Maybe you can visit them and spread some well deserved love.

I used:
A retired Prickiformar stamp
Nestabilities oval dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
MS score board for lines
Perfect pearls for some shine

I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

If I had a farm...

...there would most certainly be a cat or two! This cat is from the Penny Black Hugs clear set, coloured with Derwent pens. The dotty background is made with Hero Arts large raindrop stamp and Distress Inks.

I also used:
Colourbox chalks
MS edge punch
Cuttlebug flower dies
Sizzlits alphabet
Stitchy Bear digi paper
Sketch inspiration from Just Us Girls

I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumnal Joy

Already October and we're enjoying a few warm and sunny days and the leaves are turning into beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. I love the colours and the crisp air, but I wouldn't mind if the daylight stayed a few more hours.

The background for the image is made with a layer of gesso on paper and wiped and dry sponged acrylics. Perfect Pearls were added for a bit shimmer. The PB image is stamped with Memories Ink. The bird is outlined with a black glaze pen and the berries did get a coat of red Stickles.
The patterned paper is made with Distress inks, Perfect Pearls and Exchangeable leaf stamps. The heart button is painted with Rangers Crackle paint.

I'm entering:
Our Craft Lounge: Fall Foliage
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes
Stamps 'n Fun - Creativity: Anything Goes
Critter Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Enjoy the glorious Autumn days,