Saturday, 29 January 2011

Spots and Stripes

Either or both. I chose both. For the Delicious Doodles challenge this week that is.
I'm back at work tomorrow so might not have much time before next friday so hoping the light on this is ok.

Spots and stripes were my choice. Well they were on the image so went with that.
The image is "Winter's Wonder" from Teri's own fab collection.

Coloured with watercolour pencils with a bit of ink distressing with "barndoor" DI to highlight. The sentiment is from TLC.
This being in PNG format, allowed the placement before printing. The image was layered onto some swirl embossed black CS to match the swirls in the dress. This in turn was layered onto some red CS that I put strips of narrow DS tape on and rubbed fine black glitter on. Then onto the dotty paper. then the plain red paper. Where the two joined, more DS tape and more glitter.
More swirls, this time with tiny black gems and a little posy of red and black roses in the corner.
Then onto a black CS base.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Delicious Doodles challenges - Spots and/or Stripes
Digi Doodle Shops Best challenge - Swirls. There are swirls on the image, on the backing card and mini gem ones
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes (GDT)

Shades of Copper

A glittery, glitzy card. For me that is. I'm still practising this girly side of card making. This time my attempt is in lots of shades of copper. From the copper gel pen on the image through the copper cosmic shimmer on the dark amber card and pearlised copper to the ribbons.

The SweetPea image itself is coloured using promarkers for the main part with just some hints picked up in the copper gel pens. The body seems not to be coloured but it is. I'm blaming it on the light at the moment.
This is layered onto pearlised copper with a piece of the glimmer misted card. The hand made paper beads have been painted with a shimmer as well.
Copper/bronze metal ribbon and copper organza added.
Some coppery brads in the corner
The sentiment reads "follow your dreams" was stamped onto a scrap and has some little gems in the corners.

I took a pic from a different angle to give an idea on the glitz on here.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers - Glamour and Glitz
In A Sweet Pea Dream - Talk To Me

Friday, 28 January 2011

Feeling Loopy

As Barb over at Stamp It Crazy rightly says.... there're times in our lives when insanity takes hold and a loopy phase takes over.
My entry into her "Feeling Loopy" challenge is this page in my art journal.
Great fun making the noose!

Using a variety of papers from different sources, chosen for the loops and swirls, I settled on this LO.
The image is Zambie from Stamp It Crazy sitting on a suitcase from Nana Vic's coloured with promarkers.

Challenge entered
Stamp It Crazy - Feeling Loopy

Our own Heros

Yep merry bloggers, it's Friday and time for a new challenge over at Tellen's Place.
This week it's all about those special males in our lives. Whether they be husband, son, dad, uncle etc or just a special friend. We want you to make a card, or any other project you want, for them.
My card was made with my grandson in mind. He just loves dragons, dinosaurs ..... anything big that ROARSSSS.

Made with cream and brown cardstock, I edged 3 sides of the top layers and matted these onto the contrasting bases. With an unpunched section at the bottom to add emphasis. the front panel featuring Dragon Warrior lifts up to reveal the sentiment behind it.

This was achieved by scoring and folding the top of the front panel, two lines about 5mm apart to form a gusset. The back layer was carefully cut to allow this to be inserted to form the flap, securing at the back wth tape.
On this card I also cut a slit in the front panel along the back fold to allow the sentiment panel to be poked through and show on the front.

The letters are from a sheet of die cut letters that were in a kit I recieved as a gift.
I also tied some raffia to the front panel. This acts as a place where the detachable rosette can be hung from.
This was cut from core-dinations and I glued a button with a star on it as a centre and attached a pin on the back so it can be worn.

Well that's about it for my card. Now we all want to see your "Male cards". Terry has even provided everyone with a great little freebie to get you started. Hop on over to Tellen's Place and have a look at the delights made by the other divas, grab an image and make a something to show us.

I am entering this into the challenge over at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - Card for a child. This is for my young grandson.
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Card for a Guy
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Male Card - Cards for men or with men on them - this has one on it
Gingerloft Challenge - Something That Flies

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Another SweetPea

Nearly all WHITE. A tall order for images that are normally so colourful. That's the challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers Blog.
I'm still trying to stockpile a few birthday cards for those "In a hurry" days. This challenge appealed to my "let's try this" side.

I don't have much in the way of white embellishments so was raking round in my stash for a while trying to think what to use.

The card itself is a stepper card with the centre panel cut to form a hexagon just to give it that bit more interest. The main image was coloured with pearlised watercolours, well watered down. This was stuck on some butterfly embossed pearlised CS that I had attached some lace to. The little gems are stuck on the little dots on the pattern. Some more of that embossed CS was used on the sides and bottom matted with some lightly glittered paper. The bottom panel has some gathered organza ribbon sewn to it. The butterflies are die cuts with a touch of crystal stickles glued to the flowers held on with white brads.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers - All White except the image
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday's - White on White
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Butterflies
The Creative Cottage - Shaped Cards
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything goes (GDT)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


I was so lucky to be one of the winners in the "In A Sweet Pea Dream" blog win. One of the items in there was this gorgeous stamp. Now I had to ink it up, didn't I?
The challenge for "Under the Sea" is still going on and they don't mind more than one entry. This seemed the ideal challenge to enter it.
The ribbon flower is inspired by Ira Huberts. She makes the most amazing creations of all sorts.

The sketch followed was that of Card Patterns #99.
The image is coloured using promakers
I used papers from Crafty Chaos, and some hand made paper behind the mermaid and for the stamped sentiment plus other bits in stash.

The ribbon was gathered up on thread before sticking down.

All mounted onto a white card base.

I am entering this into the challenge over at In A Sweet Pea Dream - Under The Sea
Card Patterns - Their sketch #99
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers. Not only have the image and papers got flowers - there's 1 big one as well
Magical Monday Challenges - Flowers plus fantasy image
CraftYourPassion - two patterned papers.
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Ribbons and Pearls
The CityCrafter Blog - Stitching. The ribbon flower was all stitched together and the ruched ribbon was gathered on thread.
The Crafty Pad - Girly Theme - Can't think of anything more girly than pink

Monday, 24 January 2011

Card for a Bloke

I have some bloke birthdays coming up soonin the family. I have a few days break from work so am taking the opportunity to get a bit of crafting done as well. This one is using the otters from Delicious Doodles. One member of the family in particular has always liked the water. Co-incidence he's a piscean?

The sketch followed is that over on Crazy 4 Challenges. The otters were coloured with pencils. Backed onto pale green. The embossed brown panel at the bottom has a slight golden sheen. I had some "rocks" left over from a project last year. This seemed the ideal place to put them.
The sentiment is stamped in green and brushed over with a brown pigment ink after edge punching it.

I am entering this into the Crazy 4 Challenges as it is their sketch.
I am entering this into the challenge over at Creative Card Crew - Card for a Male
At Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - Anything Goes - as long as it has an animal in it
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Clear As Mud - Brown plus one other colour. Mine is green
The Allsorts Challenge blog are having a "Guy" challenge as well

Sunday, 23 January 2011


ABC of Christmas that is. I know, I've hardly got over making cards for last year but this year I'm starting early. So much got put on hold last november and december, I don't want that to happen this year. The challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog might help me get closer to my goal.
This week it's B for Black and White. Even got a freebie to use donated by Dustin Pike.

This is my take on it. I was following the sketch over on the group "Craft Mad and Loving It" in the Craft Bubble. It is white - but even with my light box - everything changes colour slightly.
All the BP were donated last year by a friend so have no idea where they're from.
The image was coloured entirely with black watercolour pencil, matted onto black then more white.

The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You. The snowflake is a punch and emboss in white mounted onto black.

Entering this into
the ABC Christmas Challenge - The theme and image
Crafts And Me Challenges - Monochrome
Easy Craft Projects - Black and White
Crafty Cardmakers - Use only pencils
The Make It Colourful section of Make It Crafty - Monochrome

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Gothic Fairy

A bit of a rush job on this one. I nearly forgot my Stamp It Crazy card.
Using one of the gothic fairy stamps from Stamp It Crazy, Pink backed black core-dinations, a length of ribbon and some glitter I put this all onto a card.
The light doesn't show the colours up very well unfortunately. As I said, the core-dinations has a pink core which the black was sanded off to expose after embossing and round the edges for good measure to distress.
The fairy was coloured with water colour pencils with some glittery gel pen on the wings and just a touch of glimmer dust. I fussy cut her out and attached to some card that I had dunked in watered down DI's in blue (Stormy Sky), purple (Dusty Concorde) and red (BarnDoor) and then finished off with black soot.
The ribbon is actually a very deep red but looks brown here. Some dewdrops in the corners are black, blue and purple but the red kind of hides the colour until you look from another angle. all layered onto lilac then black CS base
So this is being entered into the challenges at
Stamp It Crazy - the recipe
I was following the sketch over on Fairy Moon Crafts so will enter this there as well
Also at Aly's Sunday Challenge - Things with wings. We have the fairy and the butterflies.
Over on Magical Monday Challenge Blog they have a Gothic Angelz challenge. I don't know if this will qualify as she's a fairy not an angel but I'm going to give it a try.
Paperplay challenges have a "Back To Black" challenge. This not only uses a black base card but has plenty of black on the card so I am entering this card into this challenge
Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge this week is a free for all, as long as there is a fairy, angel or butterfly in there. This card is also being lined up there
Then there's the challenge over at Crafty Emma's challenge blog. This week is Angels and Fairies. This fits in just nicely.
Wags 'n Whiskers have a Fairy or Angel challenge as well to highlight their new releases
Stamping Royalty Blog Challenge is for "Things With Wings

Bloke Card

Not the easiest card to make for loads of us. There are so many images suitable for only the girls.
Whilst having a look round a craft shop a couple of weeks ago I found this stamp. In the sale as well! £2.50 for a big wood mounted stamp and an image I like. I've just got round to using it. Been sat on the desk just looking at me.
I coloured it using my pencils - easier for me to get the double limbed look.
I was following a sketch over on Sweet Sunday Sketches but I missed the deadline. This is becoming a bad habit. Oh well.
The BP is a sheet from a fab Rak from a dear friend but I have no idea of the origin. The circle is embossed then gone over with DI .

I am entering this into the following challenges
Totally Stampalicious for any card for a male
Creative Card Crew for Men

Get Well Soon

This is 2 weeks on the trot that I've managed to get my entry done on time for Delicious Doodles' challenge. We're on a roll.
This week it's a "Get Well Soon or Cheer someone Up" theme.

I chose the image Rose Corner to work with and made a double pocket card secured with a couple of gold glittery brads with a couple of tags.

I decoupaged 3 more layers for the roses to give more dimension after colouring with promarkers and adding some DI to take away the glare of white. Added just a touch of glimmer dust and a few dots of gold glitter dust. This matched with the gold dotted net that I made into a bow and added to the first tag covering the staple with a little ribbon rose from stash.

The tags were made from the same core-dinations and DCWV papers as on the card, run through a swirly embossing plate and highlighted with gold. Some gold line peeloffs completed the look. The sentiments are computer generated and have the same rose corner added.

The tassel on the second tag was made using embroidery silks from stash.

Inside the card reads

This is my entry this week into the Delicious Doodles "Get Well Soon" challenge
I am also entering this into the Anything Goes Challenges for their "Eyelets and Brads" challenge. Brads keep this card together and an eyelet on the 2nd tag
One Stop Craft Challenges have a "More than one fold " challenge. This has 5.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Polka Dots

It's Friday. Another challenge over at Tellen's Place. This week we want you to go dotty on us. Polka dots on your papers or embossed dots. You choose.
The Divas have all been busy and have produced some fab examples so don't forget to go see them.
There is also a great freebie, one that will be just right for those of us in our "golden years".

This is my little project.

Sheskuller and Hunchgore. Both with their respective snacks on bigger "dots" that have been distressed both with my trusty sandpaper and distress inks. But the grass is always greener....
The papers, from Crafty Chaos, separate our two characters. The purple has been edge punched with a fence. The chip board letters from stash. I'll leave you all to decide whether it's food or corner that is swapped.

So get on over to Tellen's Place and show us your dots, please.

My Time To Craft are having a dotty challenge this week so this is being entered into that challenge

Under the Sea

In A Sweet Pea Dream challenges set the challenge of "Under The Sea". I am trying to stock pile a few birthday cards for those "in a hurry" times. The stamp is the only mermaid one I have from SweetPea and although I used it a few weeks ago, I have changed both the colour scheme and layout.

To emphasise the "Under the Sea" of the challenge, I have used a recessed window in which to site the main image.
She is coloured primarily with promarkers with just a hint of pearlised paints to highlight.

The main BP is from the Mint Choc Chip Muddle set of Crafty Chaos' delicious papers. (Slightly digitally changed to get a colour I wanted better). The lines are so similar to the tail of our mermaid, it screamed "Use Me".
The two octogons were cut from half a sheet of a DP recieved in a RAK so do not know the origin - sorry. These were backed with some holographic miri as was the sentiment. That was stamped in green stazon on a scrap left over of the main BP.

The recipe I followed was that over on Sparkles Forum Challenges. 5 Gems, 4 Brads, 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons, 1 Ribbon/bow. The buttons are used in the middle of two of the flowers (all home made)

The whole thing was then finished off with some wavy line peeloffs.

The challenges I am entering this into are on
In A SweetPea Dream - the theme "Under Water"
Sparkles Forum - The recipe
The City Crafter are wanting to see our hand made flowers - well there's 2 different sorts on here so I' entering that challenge as well.
Pixie Dust Studio are also wanting a button or few for their challenge this week. My buttons are on my flowers.
2 Sisters Challenges are having a flower request so am entering this into that challenge

Thursday, 20 January 2011


OK cute is becoming more common place of this blog of late. Ihave been trying many styles in the year and while I prefer the dark, the lighter side pops it's head up from time to time.

On to this next little card.
Lulu, the fashion Diva. That's her name and (pre)occupation. She is just one of the images available from CSDesigns. There are different types of stamps available from Arty Montage to Cute and Whimsical plus other bits and pieces.
The diamond shapes are all inspired by Lulu's earrings.

I paper pieced the dress on the main image after colouring the rest of Lulu with promarkers. The hand was fiddly to piece ontop of that, as you might well imagine.
A touch of glitter on the wings and dress and glossy accents on the shoes and earrings. The other 2 dresses were printed onto papers from Crafty Chaos' Dancing With Fairies set and cut out. Each was backed with butterfly embossed white CS then the same design paper to back. The other patterned papers are from that same set, the main base diamond was punched with a diamond lacey punch.
The SA ribbon on 2 edges was from a fab blog win last year, pearls already attached. Various buttons from my tin were also stuck on in verious places. The little handbag was a clear button until the alcohol ink was used.
The sentiment is a stamp in a freebie set in a mag sometime last year (Docrafts I think).
All this on plain lavender paper then pale pink then hot pink base.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams - Use a digi and a real stamp
Also entering this into the challenge over at The Crazy Challenge Blog where it's buttons this week. Craft Your Passion also have a yen for seeing buttons on the projects so this is being entered into that challenge as well.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Blop Hop For Smeared and Smudged

OK I know I'm late - not had that much time on my hands this week. But I got here.

Smeared and Smudged is a forum that welcomes different types of art work. They especially cater for those of us who favour the dark, gothic, vintage and alternative forms. There is a great collection of both rubber and digi stamps as well as a few other bits and bobs available in the store.
Today though we are getting together and having a member bloghop. The theme is NEW. A new technique, stamp, colours, anything that is new to the individual.
This is my bit.
Scrapbooking - a new thing for me. I know many of you out there do it as second nature. Not so in this little cubbyhole.
Stamps - Both the little sentiment in the middle and Thurston the Gargoyle are new to me. The sentiment is rubber that I picked up in a sale for about £1 and Thurston is a digi from Smeared Ink.

The LO is taken from the January challenge over at Smeared and Smudged. The sponser this month is Delicious Doodles.
This is the list of members that have taken the plunge and decided to join in. If you've come from Tori's blog your on track - some like me are a bit late posting because of other commitments. Please take a look at all the marvellous works of art these girls produce.



me ---> Helen


Black Dragon










Paper Addict Catherine



Lady Brayton




Saturday, 15 January 2011

Use Three Colours

Well after yesterday's mishap on missing the deadline for the challenge at Delicious Doodles, I'm getting this one in quick(ish).
The colours I have used are Red, White and Silver. I had to make a 25th wedding anniversary card so this fitted perfectly. I have used the Loving Corner from Delicious Doodles. The centre heart idea is from the CDAC current project of heart pockets and using the sketch over at Midnight Madness #86.

The image itself was embossed with silver and touched up with PM's and red glittery gel pen. the top layers of red card and silver/white paper were cut away to show it. The edges lined with silver peeloff.

The same red CS was used for the tag and the front of the heart pocket. The pocket fronts were edged with silver ribbon before adding to the main body with Happy Anniversary heat embossed in silver on it. Secured with a silver brad. Both heart and tag were layered onto silver holographic miri.
The swirls are red beads stuck on, threaded with silver wire to secure. Because the card is for a bloke as well, I didn't want it too flowery or glitzy. The same silver ribbon used on the heart, also acts as a "tie" on the tag and runs at an angle under the pocket.
The pocket is attached to the card top with matching silver brads. The tag can go into either the pocket or behind as here.

Silver peel off lines were added to all edges.
The tag will have the names of the couple on eventually of course.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Delicious Doodles - Use 3 colours
Midnight Madness #86 - Their sketch, although I know I won't stand a chance
One Stitch at a Time - love theme. What can be more fitting than being married 25years?
Lexi's Creations - Sponsered by Letraset no less - Say It With Love challenge
The Secret Crafter - also a With Love challenge

Friday, 14 January 2011

Ribbons for Tellen's Place

Show us your ribbons please. It's as Terry says, we use them a lot of the time when making cards so why not enter our challenge at Tellen's Place with yours?
Well my project is not what a lot would expect. (**evil laugh**). All last year I escaped the cupcake frenzy, now I have succumbed.
I used one of the dark images called Egreth. He reminded me of more than a couple of people with his pot belly. In this scene though, it's his birthday. Being the glutton he is, I have him with his b'day feast of cakes and more cakes. All layered onto a DI and water splodged pearlised diecut oval shape. With a red thong ribbon round the main cakes neck. These images are from a book called "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake" by Lily Vanilli and on her blog. Her blog is well worth a look round, it's not all gorey, there are some fabulous cakes on there. She even supplies Harrods now.
Egreth, himself, was coloured using promarkers and mounted onto the middle section of the side stepper card with a couple of red ribbons tied round and just a thin black one.
The main card was made from core-dinations, black with pale green. I dry embossed some cupcakes down the side and sanded down to show the core. A splash of red wirey ribbon threaded and tied at the top
The bottom layer has a computer generated sentiment, printed in red and distressed with black soot DI. a thin red ribbon to finish it off.
I suppose I'd better show what all this looks like.......

I am entering this into the challenge over at Haunted Design House, #71 - Bizarre Birthday.

Love you to death

I am such a numpty!!!!! I made this for the Delicious Doodles Challenge and didn't get it posted on time!
The light at this time of year is horrendous and I ended up taking over 50 pics trying to get it right. So please excuse the pic quality. These are the best I could come up with.

The challenge was to use your new stash/technique.
Well, the image from Delicious Doodles, Loves Faded Memory, I've had a short while but not used before. The flowers are however a new way for me. I also used my new big shot with embossing plates and swirly pattern stencil.
The flowers are fabric, and now the type has gone from my head. A chiffony type. I lightly singed the edges of some rectanges and stitched loads together to form a rose type flower.
The papers are all from Crafty Chaos, Halloween Bride and Decadent Grunge sets.
The swirly section is made from core-dinations cards stock, run through an embossing plate and sanded.
The sketch followed is that over on the Smeared and Smudged forum so I do get to enter it in there.

Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog wants to see "something new" so I'm going to show this over there. That'll be my flowers and the use of my bigshot.
There is a new challenge blog now as well - Sparkles Forum Challenges. They have a "New Things" challenge also.
I'm also entering this into Delightful Challenges who have an Easel card challenge going on.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Stamping Dragon

I couldn't resist this image. Dragon and a fairy. A fab combination. It's available from The Dragons Den for the DT call that's being run at the moment.

Also the sketch over at Corrosive Challenges just screamed at me to be used here. My colour choices might seem strange to some, but for me it works. Purples, greens, and oranges.
The image itself was coloured with promarkers with just a touch of sparkly gel pens on the fairy.

The was attached to textured orange card stock which in turn was layered on to green.
The panels are both papermania, distressed and matted onto pale green CS which was lightly ink distressed with DI dusty concorde after being attacked with my sandpaper.
Then comes the base layer which is a bluey purple, sprayed with copper mica and layered onto more of that pale green before attaching to the card base. The dew drops are orange, green and purple as well from Crafty Feeling. The chipboard letters from a blog win last year in just the right colours and the polka dots tie in as well.

So this is my entry into the call at The Dragons Den using the specified image.
Also entering into the challenge over at Corrosive Challenges - their sketch this week
I am also entering this into the challenge over at Aly's Sunday Challenge Blog - #33 Things With Wings

A Dude Card

A freebie digi!! Don't we all just love freebies? This one is from Bonibleaux Designs over on CDAC.
The sketchy over at Dude Time Doodles for Jan is followed here.
Very simple and quick to put together, and I just love that idea.

The ticket is a freebie as well from over on Sentiments 4 You. The bottom sentiment is computer generated by me. The image is coloured with promarkers. The BP is from a Dovecraft collection. The raffia and brads were from Crafty Feeling.
Everything was matted onto dark blue then onto a white DL card base.
The light is not the best I'm afraid. Not being at home during the day and the time of year are all conspiring against me.

I am entering this into the challenge over on Dude Time Doodles Challenges - their sketch
This also fits right in with the challenge over at Stamping with the Dragon being sponsered by Bonibleaux Designs so am entering it in there.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


I'm going soft in my old age I think. There's no need to agree with me.
Anyway I've started on my valentines cards. I know there's ages but I want to be ready and I'm not sure what time I'll have between now and then. Also it's my wedding anniversary just before as well. I daren't not have a card ready for that!!!
Following the sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and using a Kenny K image, the freebie for this month, I have this to put away for a month.

The BP is actually red with white polka dots, but try as I did, I cannot get the light right to show it properly. This was matted onto some apple green then moss green card base.
The heart die cut and the image section have been distressed with barn door DI and the decoupaged image coloured with promarkers. The image section was layered onto distressed core-dinations CS. The sentiment was computer generated and covered with a dotty net fabric. The ribbons (sage green with bright green spotted layered on) and little jewels also from stash.

I am entering this into the challenges over at
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz #25 - theme is hearts
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #44 - their sketch
WinterWonderland - Let's go Dotty

Friday, 7 January 2011

New stash

I was lucky enough to find a couple of core-dinations stacks going cheap the other day, as well as a couple of new stamps and bits. This is the first day I've had a chance to play.
While I was looking at the Sweet Pea stamps, I did a little detour into Ching-Chou Kuik's website.
There are a couple of freebie images that I downloaded. The angel policy states no selling on, but that's not the purpose I wanted them for. I wanted to try out a new way of colouring hair. This image seemed ideal for my purpose. Also I got to play with one of my new stamps :)

Next was to actually put these onto something. Following the sketch over at Diva Coffee Break Designs this little card was born. Another new thing for me - a DL sized card. Not sure if it entirely worked with the sizes here, oh well.

You can just see the sketchy in there
I'm entering this into that Diva Coffee Break challenge

Tellen's Place is Back

Hope this year has been kind to you all so far.
Tellen's Place Design's are back with a brand new challenge for you all. Easy one to start your year off, all you have to do is use at least one punch.
The divas have worked their own kind of special magic and created some beautiful and striking works of art so it's well worth you going to look at them all.

For my project this week I have used 4 punches.

Wavy line for the roof, lace for the curtains, corner rounder on the door and drippy goo for the "sugar" dripping from the eaves.
The entire box was made using thin chipboard then covered in a variety of plain and patterned papers, the 2 DP were the spiders web paper on the sides from Crafty Chaos and on the back from the Angel Company.
Where is my TPD image? Round the back.....

one of the new images available from the store called Witch Hansel. Coloured using distress Inks for witchy and promarkers for Hansel.

All this "effort" into producing a box to house some gingerbreadmen as a gift for a friend.
There were a few casualties which were gobbled up by my big kids here, which is why I always make a "double batch"

Now it's your turn to "Show Us Your Punches". Create something to show us and be in with a chance to win 3 images of your choice from the store. Terry has even provided a gorgeous little fairy freebie to get you started. Can't wait to see your projects.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Craft Your Passion for their "Anything Goes" Challenge.
Also into the challenge on Fab 'n' Funky make some thing that meets a need - I needed a gift box for the gingerbread men for a new year gift.
I am entering this into the challenge over at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog - It's all new to me. This is a new digi. Also used a new hot glue gun. I also used choc chips in the gingerbread men instead of my usual currents. The intended recipient doesn't like vine fruits!

Saturday, 1 January 2011


May this coming year bring health and happiness to you all.

Just a short post today, I have a very dear friend with me to greet the new year in.

Tellen's Place Design's are wishing everyone a happy new year and as part of the fantastic DT, I also made a little card for you all.
The dragons are "carrying" the banner and inside

The party people seeing in the new year as well.

Don't forget, the challenges start next week - Jan 7th - put it in your diary to come join us. If you pop on over to Tellen's Place - Terry has a great little freebie for you to play with as well, just right for next week's challenge. *wink* and you will get to see the fab projects the other divas have created for you all.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Ooh-La-La-Creations challenge for - A Toast to 2011.