Sunday, 30 October 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenges #5 - Halloween or anything but a card

Hi everyone, I've been really bad this week.  I got all my days mixed up and forgot to do my  DT for Crafting When We Can Challenges.  I always have good intentions of doing it early but something always seems to happen and I end up being a last minute loony.

This week we are asking for Halloween or Anything But A Card.  I have had this idea since I saw the image I was given.  I am hoping to hang it on my back door just in case we get any little callers.  (We haven't had any trick or treaters for about 3 yrs my kids think it's great as they get to share the sweets).

Our Sponsors this week is Poodle Doodle and you can get their stamps from
My image this Challenge is Elsie Halloween 002  I know Elsie is holding pumpkin and a bird but I wanted to hang something on the door for Halloween and so I coloured her green and stuck her on a cobweb with some bats and 'trick or treat', all cut on my Craftrobo.  At the mo it is stuck on my living room wall until I can think of a way to stick it to the door.  I think I can find one of those sucker thingys off an old car child shade.
Crafty Catz Challenge #106 - Halloween
Anything Goes Challenge 52 - To the Letter
Shopping Our Stash #25 - Using old stash (the black and orange card for the web, bats and letters are at least 3 years old)
Kaboodle Doodles #90 - Halloween/Fall
FF #94 - Spooky Fall

Friday, 21 October 2011

Blakeney Point

I've been having another go with CraftArtist digital scrap-booking and here is a page of my children (when they used to get on) looking at the flora and fauna on Blakeney Point just off the Norfolk coast.  I added the large cut out photo of the kids after I had used one of the templates from the kit but I couldn't get it to stay on top of the pebbles so I just sat trying buttons when I found out it would stay if I added it as another layer and then added another piece of driftwood over his legs.  I still don't really know how I did it but I like how it looks and I will keep trying and eventually it will sink in.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to hop over and enter the Crafting When We Can Challenges #4 - Christmas Come Early

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenges #4 - Christmas Come Early

Thank you to all who entered last week challenge, I hope you enjoyed the bingo card as much as I did.  

This weeks challenge is 'Christmas Come Early'.  I'm hoping this will give me the kick start I need to start mine earlier this year.  I am one of those who tend to leave it until half way through December before I start, then I have to post them 1st class to make sure they get there and that cost me a fortune last year.

Our sponsor, Tickled Pink Stamps, let us choose our own image for this challenge and I chose 'Lil Victorian Christmas Lolita Kellita' I think this is such a versatile image and cannot only be used at Christmas.

Our Sponsor this week

This week my card was a joint effort by my daughter and I.  When my daughter saw the image she just had to have a copy to colour in.  She used Promarkers and chose the colours herself.  I decided to try watercolouring in my image, big mistake, the inkjet edges bled an spoilt the image so as my daughter had made such a good job of colouring in her image I asked if I could use it.  The background papers are from Dezinaworld and look much more vibrant IRL.  I used stickles to highlight the flourishes and lights.  I think this image is so versatile it could be used for loads of things, get well, happy birthday, love you.

Hop over to the Challenge blog and join in I'm sure in the next 2 weeks you'll be making at least 1 card you will be able to enter.

Monday, 10 October 2011

OH NO I've been podded!!!

Do you remember 'Invasion of the Bodysnatchers' where people were cloned by the aliens and kept in cocoons or pea pods as we called them.  Well I think this must be the clone me as I have posted 3 times in as many days and the real me would never do that.  I know 2 have been scheduled but at least it means I have 3 things to show which is a minor miracle in its self.

Today I am entering a scrapbook page into Sketches by Carly as usual I used various papers from various digikits in the CraftArtist program.  This time I was practising with cutting shapes.  Carly is having a DT call at the moment if you want to enter hop over here.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

2 in a row, what's happening???

As it says in the title I have managed to make 2 posts in a row.  I am not making the same mistake I made last week when I thought I had posted and didn't so I am scheduling this post and hopefully it will remind me to enter my card into the challenge over at Paper Pad Challenge.

This week Pascale has given us some really nice Steampunk pages to use.  I used my CraftArtist program to lay one page onto the other and then play with the transparency button so you could see both papers.  I then used the cutout studio to take the background from a Dustin Pike image called Steamdudley, then skewed a clockface from a digikit called 'kicking the leaves'.  I used promarker and copics to colour in Dudley and black soot DI to colour the base card and edge of the mat.  I highlighted the edge of the mat and clockface with a Sakura calligraphy pen and then rubbed it with my inky finger (I always have inky fingers after using any type of ink) to dull down the gold.  Here is the result I just need to think of something witty to put as a sentiment, any input will be gratefully received.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Where did last week go?

Where did last week go, I don't seem to have done anything but haven't had time to do anything either, I don't know where the time went.  

Today I am going to post a scrapbook page I made using the free papers from Paper Pad Challenge which Pascale gave us last week.  I thought I had already done this and when I went to check on this weeks challenge I found I hadn't.  Anyway here it is, the photo is from a Geocaching trip we had to York last year.  Isn't it amazing the things you don't look up and no-one points them out to you.  This little devil is at the side of a shop door on Stoneygate.



Sunday, 2 October 2011

Crafting When We Can Challenges #3 - Bingo Card

It's challenge #3 over at Crafting When We Can Challenges and I hope you will be able to join us.  The theme for challenge 3 is a Bingo Card.  The idea behind the bingo card if you don't know is you chose 3 items off the card in a line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal).
click on card to go to challenge
Our sponsors

This week our sponsor kindly let us choose an image from their store and I chose Halen in Wreath.  I was going to make him into a wreath to hang on the door/wall but as other members of the DT chose the same line I decided to make a card instead using the vertical centre line 'Happy' sentiment, distressing & pearls.
The plain green and red paper is from my stash I don't know the manufacturer but I got it from a local craft shop (who also does online sales) Craftden Studios, the patterned paper is from K&Co. the sentiment is from Craftworks and I used Copics and Promarkers to colour the cute image.  I used my Craft Robo to cut out the poinsettia in the corner and put yellow pearls (which came in the drawers of a white spinney pen holder from Create and Craft).  I popped up the wreath with pads and layered up Halen and the bow then stuck the sentiment as if Halen is holding it.  

I am really enjoying making cards again, being on the DT has really brought back my enjoyment in crafting.  

Today me and my OH should be sorting out some more stuff from the bedroom so I can put my new desk up and hopefully move some of my craft stuff up there.  My Craft Robo and Big Shot are already there and now I don't have to keep stretching up to get them hopefully they will be used alot more.  NO not HOPEFULLY, they will DEFINITELY be used more. 

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, it's been one of my best for a long time.

Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge #17 - Too early for Christmas
OLLCB #89 - Punches/dies (I've used a Craft Robo don't know if this counts)
Anything Goes Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - make your own embellishments (poinsettia on Craft Robo)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #28 - anything Goes (with bonus)