Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Sunday Stampers, Stamp Something

This is a double whammy for me this week, as the theme on Sunday Stampers is cats, and on Stamp Something its 1st's. Well this Daisy Cat stamp is the first I ever bought. She came previously owned from e-bay, the wood is covered in ink, and it's obvious she had been well used, and I love her to bits. How someone could part with her I will never know.:o)
The background paper has been in my stash for a couple of years now. Daisy has just been stamped and cut out. Her flowers have been coloured with Glaze pens and a little bit of diamond glaze.
The love stamp is one of a set of clear stamps, and a couple of prima's and a button finishes it off.
She may be old and tatty but I love her!!
Thanks for looking xx

Lots To Do Challenges - Decoupage

The theme on Lots to Do this week is decoupage. Now the very word sends shivers down my spine as my cutting out leaves a lot to be desired, and silicone glue does my head in. However this stamp by Stampotique is great for decoupage as it's full of straight lines, and the layers you can use are pretty obvious.
The background paper and rub on's are by Creative Imaginations, and I love 'em to bits. I've stamped the stamp on several different coloured cards and cut out her clothes, socks and hair.
I'm quite pleased with her - wish I was as thin!!
Thanks for making me decoupage, and thanks for looking.xx

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Saturday Workout Challenge 4 - The Linen Look

This weeks challenge is a lovely technique that I havn't come across before, it's to give your piece of work a 'linen look' This is achieved by sanding a piece of glossy paper horizontally and vertically, and then rubbing your ink pads on the surface.
How many times have I said 'it doesn't show up too well on the photograph, but this time it really doesn't.
I have coloured the background with blue and green chalk inks, then stamped with MSE clear stamps in glue and green Stazon.
There is a little bit of diamond glaze on the seaweed, and the stampboard sentiment is there to (a) finish it off or (b) cover a bit of bad stamping. You decide :o)
This was a lovely challenge and I shall definitely use this technique again.
Thanks very much for looking xx

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge -19 - Going Dotty

Hi, here is my entry for this weeks Funky Fairy's challenge.
The dotty paper is a lovely free download from their inspirations site.
Dots always make me think of my Pink Cat poodle and cat stamps, so I had to use these.
There is also my one and only Tilda and Penny Black hedgie stamps.
They've been coloured with stickles (very bling) water colour pencils and glaze stamps. I've also added a bit of diamond glaze here and there.
I had such fun making these, it was nice to get away from my 'brown' mood of late, so thanks for a great challenge.xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Saturday Workout Challenge 3 - Alcohol Inks

I must admit to being a little dismayed when I read the title of the weeks challenge. To start with I didn't know what AAI's were, and then when I twigged that they were alcohol inks that made it worse. Not because I havn't got any, of course I have, I buy everything thats going - but because I have very little success with 'em. I've bought all the correct kit, watched the tutorials, but still end up with bright dots of colour surrounded by er, paler bits of colour. But the challenge said go and muddy, so go and muddy I did!! I've used expresso, latte, and some other brown who's name escapes me. This looked a bit boring so I added a teeny tiny bit of cranberry(!!) and the bright blobs were back. Reading this there are clues to where I am going wrong lol.
I stamped the Tim Holts 'Environs of Paris' map with stazon, thought it didn't look too bad, so left well alone.
I then stamped the Hampton Arts lady, and watercoloured the background, and coloured her with glaze pens. Working with the rule that more is always more(doh) I covered this in acetate, the used the Stampers Anonymous Paris stencil.
Staying with the French theme, I used red white and blue brads, ribbons and eyelets, though the colours don't show up too well.
As always, I enjoyed making the card, and thank you for looking x

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Challenge Ismaki - 18

This is my entry for this weeks challenge. The stamp is by Hero Arts, and is very pretty.
It's a very simple card, bit of gold matting and layering, some brads and a K & Co embellishment.
The paper is by Papermania, and is very subtle and pretty.
Thank you for a lovely challenge xx

Monday, 5 May 2008

Sunday Stampers & Lots to Do Challenges

I've cheated today and done a combined challenge. The Sunday Stampers challenge is Boys, and on Lots to Do it's to make a 3x3 ATC collage. This is something I havn't even heard of until today, so that's my excuse!!
I've stamped and embossed various 'boy' images, then inked over the background with so cats eyes chalk ink pads, then overstamped with whatever took my fancy.
The fun part was cutting it up then seeing what it looked like. I enjoyed making this - don't know what to do with it now though??
Hope it's ok, and thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge -18 A Recipe

This is my entry for this weeks Funky Fairy Challenge. The recipe is for 3 colours only (as everyone knows gold is a shade of brown) a piece of ribbon, three buttons and a punched shape.
Doesn't show up too well on the photograph unless you go in close, but the flower stems are gold wire.
Thanks for looking x

Can't Seem To Get Much Done Today!!

I wonder why that is???

This is Misty (remember Pokemon :o)) aka Fat Cat and Bl@@@y Animal!! She's purely decorative, doesn't do much except get under the feet, and at this time (or anytime come to think of it) of the year SHED HAIR!!
She's a total pain but we love her to bits really!!