Sunday, 13 April 2014

An Easter treat!

Well I am recovering from visiting  the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and met up with some fabulous crafting friends, Gemma, Tamzin, Jean and Louise!
Once again it is time for the Scribble and Scrap and challenge, which is always anything goes.
I am particularly excited this week as I have actual designed my own Silhouette files!
I wanted to create an Easter treat bag and to incorporate the lovely Archie digi stamp. I used Serif draw to create a top and bottom to my bag, and also the mats. I drew the flower, egg and zigzags myself in the program and exported them. 
I traced the Archie digi, used print and cut and then coloured using my copics.
I measured a piece of cellophane to the width of the bag and adjusted the height to suit the number of eggs that I had to wrap. I created a tube with double sided tape running down the middle at the back (the bag could be made from Acetate!)
The top part of the bag features a v shaped (book cover)piece of card and then the handle piece (which sticks on to the v shaped piece). The bottom of the bag is just a v shaped (book cover) piece with a mat. I decorated with my flowers, which were printed from the Scribble and Scrap papers, One for the Boys (I LOVE that paper pack!) and Soft Lemon and White 
So here is my Easter treat bag, with for the very first time my own Silhouette Files :)
Happy Crafting!
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for:-
Cameo with Carley Cute or Whimsical (you can't get cuter than Archie and I designed and made everything else to cut  on My Cameo)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Saucy Susie!

Another month has flown by and it is time for the next Crafts Galore Encore Challenge! The theme this month is to include your favourite colour (how easy is that) and it is sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K. If you haven't checked this brilliant source of digi stamps out yet, then you need to!
There are two prizes of two digi stamps each, one will be drawn at random and one will be picked on merit!

I chose this amazing, vintage/western image and have named the character, Saucy Susan. She lives in a bordello on the edge of town and has recently discovered that selfies (with a hint of a garter) can achieve good prices in the G-Hay auctions, at the back of the barn!
I coloured Susie with my copics (I just love turquoise) and used a fab paper from Scribble and Scrap (One for the boys) as my background "wallpaper". The tickets, image, mats, chandelier, hole reinforcers and wain skirting were all cut on my trusty cameo and I finished it off with some screw type brads and a vintage looking pin.

Happy Crafting!
Denyse x

Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 March 2014

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles!

Couldn't resist that, being a lifelong West Ham fan ( I appeared in the newspaper having just turned 5 years old, for singing it in a talent competition!)
Well life has been a little hectic for me, which has meant my blogging has been put on the back burner for a while, so I am pleased to say that I am getting back into the swing of things and returning to, "Duties", for the Scribble and Scrap Design Team. Whilst I have been away Lexie has been busy designing some really fabulous paper sets. I love having lots and lots of digi papers as they are always there when you need them and don't take up space!!
For my project I decided to use the "One for the Boys", paper set, for £5 you receive 62 patterned 6 x 6 papers and 8 plain papers!
As you can see the papers are extremely versatile and not just for the boys (girl power too!) I used a digi by Miran (her work is so fabulous and exceptionally colourable) which I just love because of the bubble blowing.
As always the theme of the challenge is, "ANYTHING GOES", and there are £15 worth of Scribble and Scrap vouchers available to the winning entry :)
I cut the papers on my Cameo and coloured the image with my copics, it was a challenge to try and get the right effect where the bubbles are in front of the hair. As an embellishment, I made a bubble wand from wire. I twisted it into shape added beads to the handle and glued tissue paper to the head. I typed "Make a wish", in Silhouette studio, reversed it and cut it in vinyl. This was then stuck on the back of the tissue paper. The front was heat embossed with UTEE and some frantage glitter was sprinkled in before it set.
Hope you like it!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A New Challenge!

Our third Challenge has just gone live at Crafts Galore Encore and this month there needs to be a stamped element in your project. It can be tiny but it has to be there!
I chose to use the Skull-tastic stamp set from Stamp Addicts. I stamped the hat using Stazon ink, on to shrink plastic masked it and then added the top hat. I cut them out, punched a hole  heated them with my heat gun and added earring findings. I made the box and inserts on my Cameo, stamped & inked the flat cut out before assembling the box and adding a ribbon pull. 
The challenge is sponsored by Glamoureyes and the prize is 5 digis and a surprise clear stamp!

Happy Crafting!
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for :-

Friday, 28 February 2014

Happy Birthday Tamzin!!

My lovely friend Gemma's daughter Tamzin,  is 12 today so I would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday! A little birdie told me that Tamzin likes owls and the colours purple and pink, so I made her two little needle felted owls and an owl themed card. I was pleased with the card as I found an owl shape and then altered it and turned it into a silhouette sketch file which I coloured in using my copics. The patchwork , mats and letters were all done on the Cameo and I heat embossed the letters.
I haven't blogged much lately as I have found time management a little tricky lol! I hope I will pick up with my blogging and crating now :)
Happy Crafting everybody,
Denyse x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Love is in the Air!

February is here and that means that we start a new challenge over at Cards Galore Encore. This month you need to add an element of bling, how much bling is up to you but if you include just one tiny gem/pearl/blob of glitter you fit the theme!

Our sponsor is the fabulous Scrappers Delights and the prize is 3 digis of your choice from the Scrappers Delights Store.

I chose the beautiful Rose and Tag Digi which is only 80p at the moment!
For my card I printed the image on my laser printer and then foiled it in black (as my inkjet printer is refusing to print black). It was cut using print and cut on my Cameo then I coloured it using my Copics, trying to get a pale washed out effect. The papers I used to mount the card are from Craftwork Cards and the doily was cut from Kraft card using a Cheery Lynn Die.I added 3 gems and some shine to the petals for 
Happy Crafting!
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for:-

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! Happy New DT!

I haven't been in blog land much of late so I apologise for that but to make up for it I have some very exciting news! Isobel Hunter and I have taken over the Cards Galore Challenge Blog as of today!

We have renamed it Cards Galore Encore, although the blog address remains the same.

Our first challenge is, "Anything Goes", and is sponsored by the fabulous Lexie at Scribble and Scrap. Lexie has generously donated a £15 prize for the winner and there are blog badges for the top three chosen projects.

As I have been otherwise engaged I am going to show you some work that I previously created using Scribble and Scrap digis.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and if 2013 was a bit of a 13 for you, I hope that 2014 isn't!!


Happy Crafting,

Denyse x



Monday, 16 December 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10!

There is a Fabulous Twelve Days of Christmas happening at Scrappers Delight. To celebrate the launch of the Scrapper's Delights Fan Group we are doing a Count Down to Christmas and every day there is a free gift to all fans in the group!! 
Today is Day 10 which is my day to showcase this beautiful Harp playing Angel.
I used printand cut for the angel and coloured with Copics. I cut the wreath and Merry Christmas on my Cameo and added pearl drop points. The doily is from a Cheery Lyn die. I wanted to keep the colours muted and deliberately chose to have the Merry Christmas as more of a texture than an obvious sentiment.
If you join the Facebook group HERE you can get this lovely angel FOR FREE! 
What are you waiting for?
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x