Monday, 16 December 2013
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?
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
I think I am measuring my life in fortnightly stretches! Another fortnight has passed and once again there is a new challenge at Scrappers Delights The theme is, "Bling it up!" Which is a great theme as you can choose anything you like provided it has some gems and or sparkle!
I chose the lovely Winter Elf digi and coloured her with my Copics. I designed the background panel myself and cut it on my Cameo. The other backing was embossed and sprayed with Crafters Companion pink glitter spray. I added some bling and here she is ....
Sunday, 24 November 2013
I managed to capture this sneak preview of the venerable gentleman , in his shirt sleeves, helping out with the UK sledge shortage.
The image is from Scribble and Scrap and can be found HERE .
As usual I cut everything on my Cameo. The image and picture frame using print and cut and the rest on a normal cut. Coloured with Copics, Graph'it and Kuretake Alcohol markers and a bit of glitter for a twinkle!
Sunday, 10 November 2013
As usual I cut everything on my Cameo (card, mats, lettering, birthday badge) the monkey was coloured in using Copics AND Graph'it pens. I treated myself to the skin tone set and also some reds. I have to say that they are a quality pen. I love my Copics and work well with the brush end but there are times when you could do with a fine bullet end (and the colours in the anniversary set are limited in number) and that is where the Graph'its step in for me! They are beautiful to hold and very juicy, I just need to understand how the numbers work as the colours aren't quite blending how they should for me yet!
For my project I used the Vintage Steampunk Car SKU 0020 . I printed the background paper and foiled it in silver using my Letraset hot foil machine. I used print and cut on my Cameo to print out the vintage car and cut it out. I then foiled the car in black. I cut my mount pieces on the Cameo (I am hopeless at cutting a straight line!) and cut the letters out of vinyl on my Cameo.
I thought my dad would love this for his birthday!
Crafty Ribbons #69
Stampavie & More "Die Cuts & Embellishments"
Three Muses Grunge print Background
LEJ Designs "Monochromatic"
Friday, 1 November 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Finally I layered it all up and added a washi tape, tape measure, some pins, tulle and a button.
I hope you like the effect!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
For this project I cut my Halloween basket, pumpkin and Sabrina witch and the word "Treat" (out of vinyl) using my Cameo. Colouring was down with my Copics. I used twisted craft wire for the handle and to attach the tag. I am excited to say that this project featured on the Silhouette Cameo Show on Create and Craft TV on Saturday!
Monday, 21 October 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
To create my card I sponged dusty concord distress ink through punchinella to give a Halloween coloured background. Spritzed a piece of white card with water and then added various Dylusion sprays. Then I applied stencils and spritzed through those with more inks and then water.
The frame was cut on my Cameo and the image was cut using the print and cut facility on the Cameo. Finally I coloured in the image using my Copics and a Tria marker (lol!) I used the blender pen to leech out some colour on the kitten to give some texture to his fur.
I would like to enter this for:-
Polkadoodles Digi Tues #1
Di's Digi Halloween Challenge
Simply create Challenge Halloween
Left of Center #16 Halloween/Orange/Black
Cardmakin' Mamas CMM 75
Boo To you Challenge Lisa Somerville
Card Crafters' Circle in the Pumpkin Patch
Craftitude #51 Spooky/Anything goes
Delicious Doodles Non Scary Halloween
Cut it Up Challenges Halloween
Digitally Sweet Halloween /Scary
Aloha Friday Challenge #10 Halloween
Patties Creations #78 orange and black
QKR Halloween Fun
Simply Create too #48 Halloween
Totally papercrafts #18 too cute to spook
Savvy Handmade Cards Photo Inspiration (I used colours & Pumpkin for inspiration)
The Alley way Be Inspired Mix Up Photo Inspiration
Your Next Stamp Challenge Photo/Colour
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
It's challenge time over at Scrappers Delights and once again you can win a $10 voucher to spend in the Scrappers Delights store! The theme is, "Decoupage", and the Digi I used is called Tears of a Clown (although it reminds me of a little Madam possibly being somewhat stroppy!) I think it shows just how versatile the digis are in the Scrappers store.
I used the print and cut on my Cameo to create my own decoupage layers, each layer was coloured with Copics and I kept to a simple colour palette.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
1. Each team member must have a blog and post regularly. You will also need a Facebook account. You are required to blog your project on the day that the challenge goes live and your post must include links to both the Challenge and the Sponsors website and would usually include a badge provided by the Sponsor.
2. Each team member is required to produce one project a month based on a particular theme and using Sponsors' products when provided. The project must be photographed and uploaded by the 28th of each month. If you are going on holiday please let us know in advance so we can get a Guest designer in.
3. Each team member will be given a number to comment on, please comment before the end of the challenge.
4. We would also ask you to enter other challenges with your projects so that our Challenge reaches different audiences!
5. Most of all we want this to be a fun, friendly group with good communication so we want you to be HAPPY to be on the team x
If you would like to apply for a position please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your blog and a little bit about yourself.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
I decided I wanted to make it look as if the image was printed on to wood, so I used the techniques I learnt at my last workshop at Sugar and Spice.
I painted a piece of chipboard with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk paint in Baltic Blue. Once it had dried I smoothed a very thin layer of their crackle glaze across using a spatula. Then I painted over the piece with Nougat fresco paint (at this stage you have to move quickly and in one direction as the crackling starts immediately and you can just pull the paint back off!)
I wanted to transfer the image so at that point I sealed the chipboard with some acrylic varnish spray. I printed the image on my mono laser printer tore around the shape of the image (tearing allows you to transfer more easily as it gives a raw edge to rub away) and painted it with matte medium. I placed it on to the painted chipboard, smoothed it and left it to dry (always reverse an image before printing if it has letters or numbers on it as it will be placed face down on the card).
Once dried I sprayed it with water and gently rubbed away at the paper. Eventually the paper came off leaving the transfer image behind, I like the fact that the image is rubbed through in some places as it gives a vintage feel and definitely looks like wood! I finished it off by rubbing some Treaure gold into the cracks.
To mount the image I embossed a piece of pearlised card rubbed with treasure gold, I then cut four border strips from Kraft card on my Cameo and added them and some blue pearls. A tulle ruffle finished it off!
At Scribble and Scrap the theme is always, "Anything Goes", and the prize is a massive £15 (OOPS! I put £10 but it is £15!!!) to spend in the digi shop so why don't you join us? You have a fortnight to enter!
As an added incentive there i a 7 Day sale on now so click the image below to go to the shop :)
The code for the 20% discount is X5MV9MZHVU2G
The code for the 25% discount is 5QZWSYCNY3KY
I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
Challenges and Candy Challenge #17 Romantic
Crafts 4 Eternity R143 Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet DSC55 Anything goes
A simple 5 Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
Simply Steam Punk Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#19 Womens' Friendship Day
Always Something Creative Challenge #59 Everything but Colourful
Card and scrap Shabby Chic
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 5 Vintage
Just Inspirational Bingo Challenge using Vintage, Lace (I used a lace pattern for the kraft card borders) and pearls x