Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hoppin' On By

Here's a teeny look at today's piece for Sam Poole's Creative Studios. Hope you can hop on over to see it :-)
Have a good day, and I hope you don't get too wet! xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Back In Time For Stampotique

It's challenge time again over at Stampotique, and the lovely France has chosen a vintage theme. I love vintage, but it's not my strong suit lol so here's my retro/vintage piece.
The background is mainly designer paper that I've chopped up and distressed. My Stampotique Courting couple are my go to stamps for anything vintagey They are one of my first Stampotique stamps and if I really had to chose a favourite I think it would be this one (I'm so glad I don't have to chose though)
I've stamped them onto watercolour card for some texture. Arn't they the perfect couple!
Please check out the challenge blog where you can see how vintage should be done :-) and then join in the fun.
Hope the sun is shining for you, and thanks very much for looking x

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A JOFY Masterboard

Over at PaperArtsy Jo has created a gorgeous masterboard, and this has inspired me to get out my stamps and pencils and have a good old colour.
I've used stamps from JOFY 9, 12, and 15.
I had such a good time making this and will definitely make more. Don't know if I'll be that happy to cut it up and use it though lol.
Hope you are having a good weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Going All Manly For Stampotique

This challenge this week has been picked by the lovely Maria and she has chosen a masculine theme. Here's what she says.
''How many masculine cards did you make in the last month? I personaly made zero cards. Masculine creations can be a real challenge. I challenge you to create something using the masculine theme. Keep the cuteness and blings away this time. Lock them in your drawer. Let's make men feel special at least once in a while with,  something made only for them''.
 So here's my big butch manly card lol.
No bling, but plenty of cuteness with the wonderful Gentleman Fox. He always reminds me of Rufus Hound - what do you think?
Foxy is stood on France's Stacked Suitcases. He's been stamped a few times and paper pieced. 
I bit the bullet and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment straight onto the card.
Thank you Maria for making me make a man card, this won't be in the drawer for long :-)
Please try and join in with our challenge - you know you need to make more mens cards.
Hope you like mine, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Curiouser And Curiouser

The challenge at Indigo Blu this month is Going for Gold, so here's my bit of gold.
I started with the pocket watch from the MDF Man and gave it a coat of gold paint. Then loads of Kroma Crackle mixed with some gold too. Then a layer of Slap it On to hold it all down, and finally different shades of Treasure Gold.
You can see the texture here but it's hanging in there because of the Slap it On. My white rabbit is from the Alice 1 plate.
Alice and white rabbit have been coloured with Distress Markers.
Curiouser and Curiouser is also from the same plate. It's been stamped onto a Tim Holtz fragment charm, and the back has had gilding flakes applied.
I've put a piece of acetate on the back so I could attach the charm and clock hands.
The 6 and 12 have been stamped onto cork stickers and are from the Circus Alphabet.
Hope you like my curious pocket watch, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Surprise Surprise

Come and see who's down in the woods today at Sam Poole's Creative Studios.
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Everything Has Beauty

It's Kristen's turn to host the challenge this week at Stampotique and she has gone with a green theme. This is what she says.
Hello there, Kristen here, and I am the host of this week’s Challenge.  
I am a huge fan of using Primary colours in my projects, with Red being my favourite, but since it is March, and this month the month of the beginning of spring and St. Paddy’s Day. I am challenging you to use GREEN as the main colour in your project.  I can’t wait to see what you create. Have fun and have a great week!
So here's my piece of Spring greenery.

I've used lots of paints and inks and my lovely new Stampotique stamps (and of course the usual copious amounts of embossing powders)
Stamps used are
All by the wonderful Jo Capper-Sandon
Please try and join in with our challenge, it's great fun, and there's a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.
Thanks very much for looking x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

There's lots of inspiration over at the PaperArtsy blog this week, and I've made a little ATC book after seeing Clare's on Tuesday.
I've stamped the leaf from JOFY 12 in black archival and masked. I've used watercolour card so there's plenty of texture.
I've also used another stamp from the same plate and stamped in Versamark and clear embossed. There's also the bubbly stem from JOFY 09 here.

Over the top now with various TH Distress stains.
And finally stencilled the new JOFY paints through her stencils. LOVE these new paints! To finish I've added words from JOFY 09. This was great fun to make, especially as the sun was shining.
I hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Once Upon A Time

Here's a little look at this weeks piece for Sam Poole's Creative Studios. Hope you get chance to take a look.
Have a fab day :-) xx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

I'm A Bright Bird!

The wonderful Kay is our hostess today at Stampotique and she has challenged us to use our 'signature' textured background. For me this means stencils and paste and lots of embossing.

It's been a while since I did a page in my Stampotique chipboard album, so I thought this was a good time.
Fresco paints for the background,
Then some stencilling with Pan Pastels and a bit of stamping. I've used Test Block 3  and embossed.
Next I've stamped Fax To Wolfgang over the flowers, then embossed parts with clear embossing paste, and sprinkled Frantage glass glitter before it dried.
Next came some crackle glaze over the clouds, and my bluebird of happiness (France's Birdy) I may need to apologise to Roc for what I've done to her Flying Bird, but I thought she would look nice in felt (and she feels really nice) :-) The sentiment is part of Maria's Enjoy Today, and it just fitted in nicely.
Finally my black and white frame so that it fitted in with the rest of the album.
Here's how it looks in the book, still got loads to go, but I don't want to rush it.
I hope you will join in with our texture challenge - it's a lot of fun.
I'm also entering this into the PanPastel challenge which is Frame It (I hope my black and white frame counts)
and use a stencil 
I hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x