Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Hi, just a little note to wish you all a Very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #154- Snow

 Hello, today sees the start of the last challenge of 2015 over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Lin is the host for this month long challenge and she would like to see your projects that feature snow.

   For my card I decided to try a new card shape for me. I don't know if this shape already has a name, but I am going to call it an aperture double gatefold card. The above picture shows the card as it is stands open to reveal the full scene.
   The log cabin stamp is a stamp from Hobby Art's 'Country Walk' clear stamp set and has been stamped with London Fog ink and coloured with Copics. I also used the two tree stamps that come included in this stamp set with some Versamark Ink and decorating chalk to add some more dimension to the backing paper behind the cabin. I then cut a landscape out around the cabin and added some of Woodware's 'Fluffy Stuff' and glitter before heating to turn it into snow.
    The sentiment stamp is also by Hobby Art and is from their 'Merry Little Christmas' sentiment set and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink.
    The 'sky' is one sheet of 6 x 12" paper from Joy Craft's 'Be Merry' paper block. I inked the edges with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink and added clear glitter using a Quickie Glue pen.
    The Birch Trees were cut using my Silhouette and have been coloured with 'Vintage Photo' and 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink I also added some white acrylic paint for more snow and doodled some leaves and vines with a black micron pen and a green gel pen.
    The male deer has also been cut with my Silhouette and the rabbits, squirrels, skunk chipmunk and owl have been cut using a die from Cheery- Lynn. I then coloured the animals with Spectrum Aqua markers and details added with a black micron pen and white acrylic paint.

    The left panel of the card has the male deer, a rabbit, a chipmunk and a red squirrel. 

     The middle panel has the log cabin, sentiment, skunk, owl and grey squirrel. 

    The right panel has a rabbit, chipmunk and a red squirrel.

    The card fold up to fit inside  6 x 6 box, but the aperture allows you to see through to the log cabin, as though looking through a wooded area. 

    I hope you like my card and take on this month's Snow theme. Please check out my fellow DT''s blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for taking the time to visit.
     Sally.x.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #153- 'Twas The Night Before Christmas


    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more started yesterday. Lin is hosting this challenge and she would like to see cards the have been inspired by the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' poem by Clement Clarke Moore. Please can you include in your posts which part of the poem has inspired your card.

    For my card I chose the line 'The stockings were hung by the chimney with care' as the inspiration. The fireplace was cut using my Silhouette and a file from the Silhouette store. The mantle piece   cutting file came with the brickwork also as part of the file, but I decided to eliminate those and replace them with the 'Bricks' stencil by Dutch Doobadoo and texture paste to add a bit more texture. I then coloured the bricks with watercolour paints and Distress Inks. I then cut out another mantle piece from white card stock and used my grey Copic's to add shadows and tiles.
    The fire itself was a weekly freebie shape also from the Silhouette store and I cut it out on Orange card and added gilding flakes and glitter to make it look like it is burning. The garland is a stamp from Dimension 4th and was on sale in my local craft shop, and was heat embossed with 'Topiary Dark Green' onto acetate and gems added.
    The stockings are from the Molly Blooms Christmas Carnival magazine. I stamped the stockings onto white Copic card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I then cut out the stockings and added them with 3D Foam onto the hearth.
    The wood effect paper is from a paper pad by Joy Crafts and the blue backing paper is from Kanban.
    The cat came included with the mantle piece cutting file and has been cut from white card, double sided adhesive sheet applied, then some Black 'Fun Flock' to create a Furry feel.

   I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #152- Winter Birthday


    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more starts today and Josephine is our host for this challenge. She has chosen the theme of Winter Birthday.
   
    For my card I didn't want to have an overly Festive feel, but I still wanted to include aspects of winter, such as the cool colours and snowflakes. I also new that I wanted to include some handmade flowers and this Hobby Art sentiment.
    I started with my card base, which is a new size for me at 5 x 8 inches. The background was made with 'Weathered Wood', 'Tattered Rose' and 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and some Pearl Mica Spray. I then used some home made texture paste and the 'Bricks' stencil by Dutch Doobadoo. When the paste was dry I used some 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax by Cosmic Shimmer to give the bricks a Frosty feel. I distressed the edges and added some glitter.
    I added some white organza ribbon, some grey gross grain ribbon and some seam binding that I coloured with the same colours of Distress ink that I used for the background to a strip of white card that I had also edged with glitter and used as a band across my card.
    The dove is from a stamp set from Woodware and has been stamped with a Dark grey ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir blend able Pencils.
    The birdcage has been cut using a Prickly Pear Die and embossed with Silver embossing powder.
    I have used the 'Fancy Flourish die' by Cheery- Lynn and coloured it with 'Bundled Sage' DI for the base of my floral display. I then added some grey twine underneath the roses and for the rope on the bird cage. The large white rose was made with the 'Floral- STL039' die by Pinflair. The two largest pink flowers (which were coloured with 'Tatered Rose' Distress Ink) and the three smallest white flowers are made by a set of flower dies by Elizabeth Crafts Designs and the two smaller pink roses were made with a Petal Pairs punch from Tonic.
    The snowflakes are from a stamp set by Hobby art and have been stamped with Versamark onto acetate and embossed with White detail powder and cut out. The sentiment is also from Hobby Art and has been embossed with Silver onto a Distress Ink coloured panel.
    I finished the card with some clear gems in various sizes and more glitter.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful cards.
    Thanks for taking the time to visit.
     Sally.x.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #151- Thank You


    Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Julie is this fortnight's host and would like to see your 'Thank You' cards.

    For my card I started by cutting the butterfly frame using my Silhouette and a cutting file from the Silhouette Store. I cut the frame from thick white card and used some 'Dusty Concorde', 'Stormy Sky' and 'Bungled Sage' Distress inks over the frame. I then added some DoCrafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' and White Acrylic paint to create a crackle effect. I then added some Artiste 'Glitter Glaze' by DoCrafts.
    The background was made by using the same colours of Distress Inks over another piece of white card. I then applied a coat of White Acrylic paint through the 'Flourish' stencil by Tim Holtz. I then watered down some more of the Acrylic White paint and painted it over the entire background paper to mute the colours slightly and used some gold gilding wax on the edges.
    To accent centre of the butterfly frame I painted some paper roses with the White Acrylic and added some Distress Ink to the edges of the petals. The leaves were cut from a Crafts- Too die and coloured with some 'Bundled Sage' ink. I also added  a torn strip of the backing paper and some lace. The sentiment and butterflies were stamped with Versamark onto Acetate and embossed with Ranger 'Queens Gold' embossing powder. I finished the card by adding some Aurora Borealis effect sequins.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #150- Autumn Colours


       Hello, well I can't believe where the past month has gone. It seems like only yesterday that I posted my last card. Today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more and this time around Jackie is our host and she has chosen the theme of Autumn Colours.
   
    For my card I started with some of the backing  paper which is from Joy Crafts 'Owls Field' 6 x 6 paper pad. I used Versamark ink and some 'Enchanted Gold' embossing powder from Papermania to add some shimmer to the edges and stamped one of the large leaf stamps with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink over the background.
     I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the frame out of the middle of the paper and added the leaf frame. The leaves, lamp post and pumpkins were all stamped with Versamark onto Kraft Card and embossed with either gold or copper embossing powders from Stampendous. I then used Twinkling H2O's to colour them before cutting out.
    The owl was cut from another sheet of the backing papers and decoupaged over the top corner, and Glossy Accents applied to the eyes and beak. The sentiment was embossed with copper onto another patterned paper from the same paper pad and the pearls were coloured with a Copic marker to match the card.

    I hope you like my take on this fortnights theme and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous projects.
    Thanks for stopping by.
     Sally.x.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #148- Make It Sparkle


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more, but first I would like to welcome the new Design Team members Ina, Maike, Jenn,Nessa and Pam to the team. I am hosting this challenge and would like to see you 'Make It Sparkle', so this means another excuse to get out those glitters, gems, pearls, mica powders or other products that add glimmer and shimmer to your work. 
    
    For my card, given the theme of this challenge, I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards. The image I have used is called 'The Most Adorable Snowmen' digi stamp from The Paper Shelter, which I printed out onto lightweight white card stock. I then coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, paper stumps and Gamsol. I used the White Zig Woodcraft marker to add white highlights and the Clear Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the snowmen. 
    The background was made by using Cut n Dry Foam to apply 'Weathered Wood', 'Broken China' and 'Stormy Sky' Distress Inks. I then sprayed some Pearl Perfect Pearl Spray over the top and dried with my heat tool. I then stamped some Snowflakes by Hobby Art with the 'Weathered Wood' Ink to create a frame. I painted some White Acrylic paint along the bottom of the card where I wanted my snow to be and splattered some more White paint across the whole of my background, while this was wet I covered the paint with Fine iridescent glitter. I then attached the snowmen, which I cut out, with 3D Foam to the base. I then used my finger to apply some homemade texture paste around the snowmen for the snowy ground and added some Chunky iridescent glitter. I also went over the dried texture paste with the Clear Wink of Stella to add more shimmer. 
    I finished my card by stamping some more snowflake onto Acetate with Versamark and embossing with White Detail Powder. I also added some glitter and a sequin before cutting them out. I added an organza bow and the sentiment if also from the Hobby Art Snowflake stamp set. 

    I hope you like my inspiration for this fortnights theme and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous projects.
Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Happy Birthday Vintage Florals


    Hi. today I have a card to share with you that uses some more of my own hand drawn images. I sketched out the flowers onto some white card, then used a Black Micron Pen to Ink the flowers. I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Paper Stumps and Gamsol. I then added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, before cutting them out.
   The pink background was made with Homemade texture paste and the 'Flourish' stencil by Tim Holtz. While the texture paste was still wet I covered it with Stampendous Clear Pearl embossing powder and heat set when the paste had dried. I added 'Tattered Rose' and 'Victorian Velvet' Distress Ink over the background and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Spray.
    The white layer was made by running some white card through the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and spraying with the Pearl Spray.
    The green card that I used for my layering was made using 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink. The die cut sentiment was cut with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs from black card and Clear Wink of Stella added. I finished my card with some clear gemstones from my stash.
    I hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #147- Flower Embellishments


    Hi, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Julie is hosting this challenge and she would like to see your creations with dimensional flowers, either handmade or bought, but no flower images.
 
  For my card I decided to make some Hibiscus flowers to go with the Craftwork Cards 'Paradise' paper collection. The Hibiscus flowers were cut form some bright pink, orange and cream card in three different sizes using the 'Floral- STL039' cutting die by Pinflair. When cut, I sprayed the card with some Pearl Mica Spray to add some shimmer and soften the paper so that I could mould it into the flower shapes, then left to dry. I edged the petals with 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink and then glued together with hot glue. I added some pearl flower embellishments to the centres of the two largest sizes of the flowers and some Mica beads to the middle of the smallest flowers. I also added some gems on stick to the flower centres and around the floral arrangements.
    I stamped some postmarks to the ink background paper, before embossing with the 'Trellis' folder by Couture Creations and highlighted with gold gilding wax. The sentiment tag came with the paper collection and had been edged with 'Walnut Stain'. The large butterfly is a chipboard cut out, which I have heat embossed with Ranger's 'Queens Gold' powder. I finished the card with some small butterflies, which I cut out from the backing paper and added clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

    I hope you like the card I have made for this fortnight's challenge, and I hope you decide to play along. Please check out my fellow DT's blogs and check out their beautiful cards.
     Sally.x.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Try it on Tuesday Guest Design Team Spot


    Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have made for my Guest Design Team Spot over at Try it on Tuesday.  It was a real honour to be asked to be a Guest DT for this fortnight's challenge alongside such a talented team. The theme for the challenge is 'Try Something New'.
 
    For my project I decided to try drawing my own image, instead of using a stamp. I sketched out my poppies first with a pencil to get the initial design that I wanted before using a black micron pen to outline the image. I decided to add some more lines and blocks of black to add a Zen-tangle style to the image. I then erased my pencil lines, then coloured my image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils and Gamsol. I added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to the poppies petals and some black Micro beads to the flower centers.
    The poppy in the top left corner was a metal 'Foliage' embellishment by Tim Holtz, which I painted with white Acrylic Paint. I coloured these with the Spectrum pencils also, and added some black lines and micro beads.
    The background paper was made by embossing a sheet of black card with the Damask embossing folder by Crafts-Too. I then sponged white Acrylic paint over the surface. I had intended this to stay white but the paint lifted some of the black from the cardstock and turned a pretty shade of grey. I then gave the paper a light sanding to bring out a touch of the black underneath. I finished this layer by spritzing with some Pearl Mica Spray and edged with a black Permanent marker.
    The heart insert paper was made by applying some home made texture paste through Tim Holtz' 'Flourish' stencil. When the paste was dry I also spritzed this with some Pearl Mica Spray.
    The butterfly is a Inkadinkado stamp that I stamped with clear Versamark ink and coloured with red chalk before adding some definition with the black micron pen and some Wink of Stella.
    The heart and it's frame were cut using dies by Marianne Designs and I finished the card with some lace, gems, a handwritten sentiment and some Stickles glitter glue.

    I hope you like the way I have interpreted this theme and check out the rest of the TioT Design Team's blogs for some wonderful inspiration and I hope you join in with the challenge. Thanks for visiting.
        Sally.x.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 146- No Patterned Papers


    Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more and the theme this time around is 'No Patterned Papers'.

    For my card I decided to use this stamp set by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen called 'Retro Rose'. I have had this set for quite a few years now, but have only ever used the little swirl stamp, but I thought it would be perfect to use for this challenge. 
    I started by stamping the main image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink into the bottom lefthand corner. I then applied a Sticky- Note mask over the image and masked a frame around the outside. I then stamped the border with Versamark ink and applied 'Queens Gold' embossing powder from Ranger. The Hibiscus were also embossed with 'Queens Gold'and cut out.
    I coloured the Hibiscus and the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Gamsol and Blending stumps. I added used the swirly stamp, Versamark ink and some pale gold decorating chalk to add some interest to the background. I then stamped the Hobby Art sentiment with Black Archival ink. I finished by adding some gold micro beads to the centres of the flowers.
   
    I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow design team mates blogs and check out their gorgeous projects.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #145- Warm Summer Colours


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more and Bec is the hostess for this fortnights challenge and the new theme is Warm Summer Colours.

    For my card I chose to make an Indian Summer inspired card which uses rich, warm golds and oranges. All the stamps I have used for this card are from the 'A Taste Of India' stamp range by Sheena Douglass.
    The archway scene was stamped with Black Archival Ink onto some watercolour card and painted using Spectrum Aqua markers. I also used the White and Black Spectrum Noir pencils to add a bit more shading and highlights to the picture.
    The Tiger was stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink onto some white card stock and coloured with the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, some Gamsol and a paintbrush.
    The ornate frame and leaves were stamped with Versamark ink onto some black card stock, then cut out, as was the sentiment.
    The backing paper was made by applying some texture paste through Tim Holtz's 'Flourish' stencil. When the texture paste is dry I covered the surface with yellow and orange watercolour paints. I then added some gold gilding wax to the raised areas and buffed this to get a good shine.
     I added this onto a black card base and added some gold beads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try it on Tuesday- Use Stencils

   I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please pop over to my fellow DT's blogs and check out their gorgeous cards.
      Sally.x.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

King Of The Jungle


    Hello, today I have a card to share with you that was inspired by the current challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, which is entitled Hot and Wild. For this challenge I was originally going to make a card using an elephant image, but the Design Team samples are stunning and the Lions especially appealed to me, and then with the very sad news recently about Cecil the Lion, I decided to use this image instead in memory of him.
    The Lion image is a wood mounted stamp from Stamps Happen Inc. and has been stamped with London Fog onto Watercolour card and painted with Spectrum Aqua Markers.
    The brown background was made by adding a thin coat of Gesso onto some white card. I then added some brown Water Colour paints to the background before over stamping with a Woodware stamp and 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink.
    The leaves were made by sticking some tissue paper onto some more white card with watered down PVA glue. When the glue had dried I added some 'Peeled Paint' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Ink and sprite with water to blend the colours. I then stamped the leaves with 'Peeled Paint' and the leaf stamps are also from Woodware.
    The flourishes were made with texture paste and the 'Flourish' stencil from Tim Holtz. I then coloured this with 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink and cut out.
    The 'Roar' sentiment was made with a scrap of the background paper and the Tim Holtz 'Schoolhouse Alphabet' stencil and a black fine liner pen.
    I have also added a scrap of Hessian behind the image, some black card for the layering, bronze brads and some African themed buttons from my stash.
   
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday- Hot and Wild

Love To Scrap!- Anything Goes

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #144- Anything But A Card


    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more starts today and Carole is our hostess for this challenge. Carole's theme for the next fortnight is 'Anything But A Card'.
   
    For my 'Anything But A Card' project I decided to decorate a black frame which has been taking up room in my craft space for quite a while now. The frame was bought from my local £ shop and I have covered it with some gold Gilding wax and some Spray And Shine from Crafters Companion to seal the wax.
    The picture was created by printing out some book effect paper onto some cartridge paper that I took from my sketchbook. I then over printed the roses which is from a colouring page. I then stamped the Hobby Art butterflies with black Adirondack Ink. I then coloured the images with Copic markers and a hint of clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. I also used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil to colour through with my Copics to create the brickwork. I finished by adding a few sequins.

    I hope you like my Picture frame and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous projects.
         Sally.x.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 143- Water


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Lyn is our hostess for this fortnight and she would like to see your creations that include water.

    For my card I have chosen to make an Under The Sea themed card. The stamps I have used are from Creative Expressions and they have been stamped in Black Archival Ink onto Watercolour card and painted with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I also added some clear Wink of Stella onto the mermaid's tail for some added shimmer.
    The patterned papers I have used are from Joy Crafts 'Under The Sea' paper block. The sand was made by covering a piece of card with Versamark ink then heat embossed with some Stampendous Jeweled Gold embossing powder.
    The sentiment was floating around my stamp box, but I think it is from Personal Impressions and the circles were all cut using Spellbinders dies.
    I finished the card with some clear glitter, some fish buttons and sequins from my stash.

I hope like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous creations.
       Sally.x.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #142- Sentiment


    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers starts today and the lovely Jackie is the host for this challenge. Jackie has chosen Sentiments as this fortnight's theme.
   
    For my card I have stamped some flowers stamps from a Autumn Leaves stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed them with some 'Crystal' embossing powder from Stampendous. I then painted the background and flowers with Spectrum Aqua Markers.
    I then created the frame with some Spellbinders dies and black card. The sentiment is from Hobby Art and had been stamped with black Archival ink onto the middle of the water coloured panel and stuck back in place underneath the frame.

    I hope you like my inspiration for this fortnight's challenge and please stop by my fellow DT's blogs to check out the wonderful projects.
    Sally.x.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Tea Cups and Roses


    Hi, today I have a little paper Tea Cup to share with you. This project was inspired by the new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday. I had  lot of trouble with taking the photo for this and I am sorry to say this was the best I could achieve. My camera doesn't seem to like glitter glue for some reason.
    For the Cup and Saucer I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes and the paper layers, which are from K and Company. I edged the paper pieces with 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink and glued in place. I then added a coat of Artiste Glitter Varnish over the top to add a sheen and make it feel more like porcelain than paper.
    The roses I made by hand using some Artista Superlight Clay and coloured them with some decorating chalks in pink and yellow. I then added some Stickles glitter glue and allowed them to dry.
    The leaves were made by stamping an old wood mounted stamp that I have had for a while, but it doesn't have any writing on, so I don't know who's company it is from. I stamped the leaves with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and coloured them with 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink. I then cut them out and glued them to the back of the clay roses, before attaching them around the Cup.
    I finished my Tea Cup with a sentiment form Hobby Art's 'Birthday Collection' stamp set and filled the cup with some Tea Bags.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try it on Tuesday- Tea Cups

I hope you like my Cup and thanks for taking the time to visit.
       Sally.x.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Birdsong Notebook


    Hello, today I have a Notebook I have made to share with you. I have used the 'Birdsong' stamp set from Hobby Art for the birds and branches. The birds were stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink onto white card, then coloured with my Copic markers. The branches however were stamped onto a piece of cardboard that I had painted with a coat of white Gesso. I then cut around the branches and painted them with watercolours.
    The background papers are from my all time favourite paper pad, K & Company's 'Que Sera Sera'. The pink layer was originally red, so I covered it with some white Gesso to tone it down. I also added a watered down layer of Gesso to the top blue layer. I added a layer of white card, which I had painted with Gold Acrylic paint and made a couple of tears, before attaching all the layers together with some stitching.
   I added some swirl, ink splatter and ring stamps and also some 'Shabby White' Embossing Enamel to the background. The brickwork was added using some homemade texture paste and a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo. I then added some colour to the bricks with watercolour paints.
    The frame was made by sticking three frames together that I had cut from thin cardboard using some Crafts- Too dies. I then added some white Acrylic paint, Glitter Varnish and Gold gilding wax, until I achieved a porcelain type effect. The 'Notes' text was hand written.  
    The flowers were made using a Tonic punch and have been coloured with a Copic marker and added some gold Perfect Pearls for the centres. I finished by gently spritzing some Gold mica spray over the cover to add some more shimmer here and there.

I would like to enter this Notebook into the following challenge: Love To Scrap!- Anything Goes

I hope you like my Notebook and thanks for taking the time to visit.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #141- For A Man Or Boy


    Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. This fortnights host is Vania and she would like to see your creations for a Man or Boy. 
   
    For my card I chose to make a card for someone to give to their Handyman Father. I started my card by making the tools, and for this I used the 'Tool' mask by That Special Touch. I used the mask to draw through and cut  out the tools. I then inked the tool shapes with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. I then traced the tool shapes again with a fine liner and added some hand drawn details to them, before colouring them with Copics. I then cut out the detailed parts of the tools and overlaid them on top of the embossed ones before adding some Glossy Accents.
    The sheet metal effect background was made by running some black card through the 'Heavy Duty' embossing folder from Couture Creations. I then covered the whole surface with some silver gilding wax. My wax had started to dry up in the tub, so I added a tiny amount of Spectrum Noir Pencil Blending Solution, which revitalized the wax. I also found that this made the was blend more evenly over the surface of the card too.
    The brickwork layer was made with a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and some of Pamellia Johnson's homemade texture paste. I then coloured this with some water colour paints.
    The woodwork was made with PVA glue, 'Brushed Corduroy' and Walnut Stain' Distress inks and an EB7 Spectrum Noir marker  I then cut the panel into strips and added to the card in different lengths to achieve a patched look. I also used a silver gel pen to add the effect of small nails.
    The stencils Dad was done with the 'Schoolhouse Alphabet' by Tim Holtz, a Ranger embossing pen and some Black Distress embossing powder onto some more brick background. I then cut out around the brick and layered onto the card with 3D Foam.
    The stamped sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Sentiments' clear stamp set.

I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow Team mates blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge: Anything But Cute- Make It Masculine

Thanks for stopping by.
          Sally.x.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Monochromatic Father's Day


    Hello, today I have a Fathers Day card to share with you. I don't really make any Father's Day cards, I think this being only the second one I have ever made. I didn't want an overly fussy sentiment so I opted just to stamp Dad in the corner.
    The main image stamp is from an A5 stamp sheet by Kanban 'By The Sea' and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink and water coloured gently with 'Black Soot' Distress Ink. I then added some Glossy Accents to the water, lighthouse and Sun. I then used two Spellbinders Nesting dies to cut out the image and frame. The main image is raised on 3D Foam.
    The backing paper was made by stamping the compass and anchor stamps that also come on the Kanban stamp sheet. I also used a swirly flourish stamp that is from Inkadinkado and a script stamp that was from a stamp sheet I bought from my local supermarket and all were stamped with Black Archival Ink. I also heat embossed a flourish design over the background using clear Versamark Ink, Pearl Stampendous Embossing Powder and the Flourish mask from Tim Holtz.
    The flowers have been made by using a matching set of stamps and dies from Prickley Pear. I stamped the flowers, which have a nautical pattern on them, then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I added some black Perfect Pearls to the centres and some leaves from a Crafts- Too die.
    The shell, starfish and seahorse are clay embellishments that I painted with a white ZIG Woodcraft marker and added 'Black Soot' over to reveal the detail.
    The sentiment is from Woodware and the bird also came included on the Kanban stamp sheet. I have added some white ribbon, a triple bow and some lace. I have also used some black Core'dination card stock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly- Something For The Boys

Fantasy Stampers- Father's Day

Love To Scrap!- Male Call

Frilly And Funkie- Monochromatic

I hope you like my Father's Day card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Floral Cuckoo Clock


    Hello, I enjoyed making yesterday's card so much that I decided to make another clock inspired project.
     For the base of my Floral Cuckoo Clock I have cut the clock itself from chipboard using my Silhouette and a cutting file from the Silhouette store. I then cut it again from paper so that I could do some different techniques. 



   For the brick effect on the base of the house I first applied some of Pamellia Johnson's homemade texture paste through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil on to the card. I dried it quickly with my heat tool, before adding splodges of Winsor and Newton water colours in splodges. I then gave it a little spritz with water to blend the colours and allowed it to dry. I also cut some small strips from a spare piece of the wood effect paper and added them around the house for a bit more detail
    The wood effect was created using PVA glue and 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Walnut Stain' Distress Inks and a EB7 Spectrum Noir Alcohol marker.
    The clock face was made by triple embossing the piece of card with Silver embossing powder and while the enamel is still warm, I stamped into it with a Crafty Individuals stamp and Black Archival Ink. The hands were coloured with a black marker and added with a grey brad. The chains at the bottom have also been embossed with silver embossing powder.
    The birds are from an old stamp set by Woodware and have been coloured with Copic markers and white highlights added with a ZIG Woodcraft marker.



  For the flowers I used a variety of dies and Distress Inks. The largest yellow and pink rose was made using a Pinflair die, 'Wild Honey' and 'Worn Lipstick' Ink. The smaller light pink roses were made using a Tonic Petal Pair Punch and 'Tattered Rose' Ink. The brighter pink flowers use two Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and 'Worn Lipstick' Ink. The yellow rose buds use a small five petal flower punch, from Tonic and 'Wild Honey'. The daisies also use a punch from Tonic and I have added some yellow seed beads to for the centres of these and the brighter pink flowers.
    The flourish vine is a die from Cheery- Lynn that has been coloured with 'Peeled Paint' Distress ink and the smaller twig like greenery uses a Marianne Designs die and 'Brushed Corduroy' and 'Peeled Paint'.
    To finish I added touch of clear Wink of Stella to the tips of the flowers for a bit of glitter and some green organza ribbon to hang it by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge: Try It On Tuesday- Watches and Clocks

I hope you like my Cuckoo Clock and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Making Your Birthday A Wonderful Day


    Hi, today I have a card to share with you that is a bit different to the style that I usually make. I bought this lovely clock face die from the Silhouette store a while back and have been waiting to use it on a project, and this fortnights challenge at Try It On Tuesday is the perfect opportunity.
    My card uses a digital stamp 'Vintage Floral Frame' from The Paper Shelter. I printed the image and coloured it with Copic makers before using a white ZIG Woodcraft marker for highlights and a clear Wink Of Stella for a bit of shimmer. I then cut out the centre of the image and added the clock face.
      The clock face was cut using my Silhouette and then covered with Tim Holtz Black Distress Embossing Powder. I then cut two Matt's, one I also covered with the Black Distress Embossing powder, the other from patterned paper and placed them underneath the clock face. The hands were cut out again and covered with gold gilding wax, before being attached with a brad.
     I have used some backing papers from Craftwork Cards 'Butterfly Parade' paper pad and another Matt made using the Black Distress Embossing powder. I added some Pearl Stampendous embossing powder to the background after sponging some clear Versamark ink through a Flourish stencil by Tim Holtz. I also added a scattering of Shabby White Embossing Enamel to the background papers.
    The damask shapes behind the sentiments were cut using my Silhouette and have been inked with 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink and Wink of Stella applied. 
    The swirls are a chipboard border from my stash, that I covered with the white ZIG Woodmarker and rubbed some gold gilding wax over the surface.
    The sentiment is a Hobby Art stamp from their 'Birthday Collection' stamp set, which I stamped with Black Archival Ink and the butterflies were cut out from some of the patterned papers. This card is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try It On Tuesday- Watches and Clocks

I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making something that was a little bit different to my usual style. And thanks for taking the time to visit.
        Sally.x.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Birthday Butterflies


    Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses some butterfly stamps from Hobby Arts 'Butterflies' stamp set.  I have stamped the butterflies onto Vellum with Versamark ink and embossed them with 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder from Stampendous. I then coloured the back of the butterflies with 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink, cut them out and layered them for some dimension.
     For each of the backgrounds I have started with a base background that I made with 'Dusty Concorde', 'Bundled Sage' and 'Antique Linen' Distress Inks and some Pearl Mica Spray.
     For the large background layer I ran the card through a butterfly design embossing folder by Crafts- Too. I then applied some more 'Dusty Concorde' Ink over the raised butterflies, before outlining them with a Quickie Glue Pen and adding some Silver Gilding Flakes.
     The strip background was made by applying some Versamark Ink through Tim Holtz's 'Flourish' stencil then adding some 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder. I finished this panel by adding some more silver gilding flakes around the edges. 
     For the sentiment panel I stamped one of the Flourish stamps from Hobby Arts 'Flourishes stamp set with 'Bundled Sage' Distress ink around the sentiment but it is quite hard to see in this photo. The sentiment is from the 'Birthday Collection' stamp set from Hobby Art and has been stamped with 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink. I also added a frame of silver gilding flakes.
     The purple card that I used for my layering was made with just the 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink and the Pearl Mica spray, then I stamped the same flourish stamp and 'Dusty Concorde' Distress Ink for a bit of detail.
     I finished the card with some clear gems and green ribbon organza ribbon from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 




I hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making this one and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
              Sally

Monday, 1 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #140- Stitching


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. This fortnights challenge is to make a project that uses some stitching or faux. 

For my card I have used an oriental stamp set that came as the free gift with this months Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine. I stamped the images onto watercolour card with Archival ink and painted them with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I cut a frame from Kraft card and added some pink floral patterned paper before piercing two rows of hole around the frame. I then used some green embroidery floss to Cross Stitch around the frame. I then cut out the fan and some cherry blossom that I had stamped and coloured and attached them around the frame. Both of the backing papers I have used also came free with a magazine, but I can't remember which one, but they are a sample of Do Craft's new designs. I finished the card with a Thank you sentiment that also came with the stamp set and some crystal glitter.

I hope you like my card, and please take the time to visit my fellow DT's blogs to check out their beautiful cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:Creative Inspirations- Pastel Shades
             Sally.x.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Crafty Cardmakers And More Challenge #139- Shaped Card


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more and this weeks challenge is to make a shaped card. 

For my card I have cut a birdhouse shaped card base using my Silhouette and covered the base with some wood effect paper and some pink paper from my stash. I have used some stamps from Hobby Arts 'Birdsong' stamp set. I stamped the images with 'London Fog' Memento ink and coloured them with Copic markers before cutting them out. I attached them to the card with 3d foam. I added some Glossy Accents to the bids eye, beak and feet. The sentiment is from the 'Birthday Collection' of stamps, which is also by Hobby Art and had been embossed in Gold. I finished the card with some Stickles glitter glue.

I hope you like my card, and please take the time to visit my fellow DT's blogs to check out their beautiful creations. 
     Sally.x.


Monday, 4 May 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #138- Make Your Own Background


Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Pamellia is hosting this fortnight and has chosen the theme of Make Your Own Background. 

For my card I have used an embossing folder by Crafts- Too to emboss a piece of Crafters Companion. I then used Spectrum Aqua markers to paint the feathers, before applying gold gilding wax over the raised areas. The stamp came with this months issue of 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine, and has been stamped with Black Archival Ink and also water coloured. I used a sentiment that came with the image and heat embossed it in gold. The scalloped frame was cut with a Spellbinders die. I also cut two feathers from the background underneath the image and added them with 3D Foam, along with some ribbon and a flower from my stash. 

I hope you like my card, and please take the time to visit my fellow DT's blogs to check out their beautiful creations. 
       Sally.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Clean and Simple Butterflies


Hi, today I have made a Clean and Simple card to share with you. I have used a sentiment stamp from the 'Birthday Collection' stamp set by Hobby Art. I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink onto some Crafter's Companion watercolour card. I then stamped three of the butterflies from the 'Butterflies' stamp set which is also by Hobby Art again with Black Archival Ink. I coloured the butterflies with my Spectrum Aqua Markers before adding a layer of Do Crafts Artiste Glitter Varnish to them. I layered the stamped panel onto some Kraft card, before adding this to my base card to finish.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



 I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting. 
         Sally.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #137- Dots


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. I will be hosting this fortnights challenge and Dots is the theme.

For my project I have made a birdhouse that holds a little card in the base and also has somewhere to put a small gift or as I have chosen, some Chocolates. The birdhouse itself is a cutting file for my Silhouette that I bought from the Silhouette store, which I cut from 300gsm Kraft card stock. I then adapted the design slightly by adding some tabs to the roof so that the roof could be removed instead of stuck down and added a small card to the box base. I then painted the inside of the house and base of the roof with some brown acrylic paint. The outside of the birdhouse and the post was painted with some white acrylic paint before sponging some of the brown paint through a dotty stencil. When these paints had dried I added some Crackle Medium and another coat of white paint before drying with my heat tool. to reveal the cracks. The base was covered with some dotty green paper from My Minds Eye's 'Bright Dots' paper pad. I then die cut some grasses using a Crafts- Too die from Kraft Card and covered both sides with the dotty paper before adhering around the base and post. The roof used some red and blue dotty paper, also from the same paper pad, which I stuck to the pieces of the roof. I then cut between each scallop to create a bit more dimension.  The bird and branch are cutting files that also came with the birdhouse and the branch has been embossed with a wood effect embossing folder from Provo Craft. The bird and leaves were coloured with Copics. The sentiment stamp is from Hobby Art and has been stamped with Archival ink onto white card. The Blue Titmouse is my first attempt at Needle Felting and has been attached to the house with Pinflair Glue Gel. I have added some more of the grass die cuts to the top of the birdhouse and some Tonic punched flowers, some gems and ladybird and bee buttons from my stash. 


A top view of the roof with all its embellishments.


Inside the birdhouse with the chocolates.


A view of the birdhouse with the roof off and the base removed with the little card inside.


A close up of the card.


A view of the complete birdhouse.

I hope you like my project, please do pop over to the rest of the Design Team's blogs for some fabulous cards and I hope you can play along.
         Sally.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #136- Wings


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Mary is hosting this fortnight and would like to see your creations that includes something with Wings. 

For my card I decided to make a Criss Cross card and I have used an older stamp set from Personal Impressions. I stamped the owl with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured her with Copic Markers and added a touch of shimmer with a Sakura Stardust pen. I also added some Glossy Accents to the eyes, beak and feet. The paper I have used is from the 'Owls World' paper pad by Joy Crafts. The leafy flourish is also a stamp from the same stamp set and I have used a Hobby Art sentiment on the insert. I finished the card with some glitter,ribbon, gems and clay roses. 


Above is a close up of the insert and below is a picture of just the band that goes around the card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge. Please stop by the rest of the DT's blogs for some great inspiration. 
     Sally.


Monday, 9 March 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #134- For A Special Woman


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Pamellia is this fortnight's hostess and her chosen theme is 'For A Special Woman'. 

I chose to make a wall hanging for my Mum. The heart I have used is an MDF blank that I bought from my local craft shop. I first painted a layer of white Gesso, to prime the MDF, then when that was dry I added a thick coat of Do Crafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium'. I dried this with my Heat Tool and applied a thick coat of Do Crafts Artiste 'Blanc' Acrylic paint and also dried this with my Heat Tool. This resulted in small cracks, but if I had allowed the Blanc paint to air dry the cracks would have been larger and more defined. I then added some 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Ink over the top of the paint to create a pale pink hue. I also used the 'Latticework' mask by Tim Holtz , some Tacky Glue and Cosmic Shimmer 'Silver Dream' gilding flakes in areas around the heart. I finished the base of the heart by edging the heart with glue and covering this with chunky clear glitter. The flowers were cut using some dies from Elizabeth Crafts and Pinflair, which I cut from white card. I then repeated the same steps with the Crackle Medium', the 'Blanc' Acrylic paint and Distress Ink to colour the flowers. I then edged the flowers with 'Mushroom' Adirondack Paint Dabber and fine clear glitter. I also added some stick gems to the centre of the flowers after layering them together. The dragonflies are a stamp and die set that came free with this months Simply Cards And Papercrafts magazine, which I have heat embossed in silver and added glitter and Inkssentials 'Crackle Accents' to. I finished my project with some more stick gems, metal alphabet tiles, string, ribbon and gems from my stash.

I hope you like my project for this theme and please check out my fellow design team member blogs from some more brilliant inspiration.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:


    Sally.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Monarch Butterflies


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses some of the beautiful butterfly stamps from Hobby Art. I have stamped the butterflies with Archival Black Ink onto Crafters Companion watercolour card, then painted them with Spectrum Aqua markers (brilliant pens). I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Glitter Varnish' over the top. The patterned paper was made with a Tim Holtz stencil 'Latticework', some more watercolour card and my Aqua markers. The crackle effect background was made by applying a coat of gold acrylic paint to some plain card and drying. I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' and a thick covering of Artiste 'Blanc' paint and dried with my heat tool. The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders die and the scalloped border and ribbon border have been cut with an old Marriane Designs die. The lace is new and from my local craft shop and the buttons, ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 square.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 


http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something Old - Old Marianne Designs Die

Hope you like my first attempt with the Spectrum Aqua markers, I really enjoyed using them, they are lovely to use. 
        Sally.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Best Wishes, Buttons and Lace


Hello, today I have another card to share with you that uses an image from a Hobby House Art Book. This one is from the 'Merry Weather' book ad I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The backing papers I have used came free with an old issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I have used some cream card stock for the layering and added some faux stitching with a brown Gelly Roll pen from Sakura. The ribbon, lace and buttons and glitter are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
      Sally.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Hobby Horse Boy


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses an image from the 'Summer Daze' art book from Hobby House. I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The patterned background paper was made by running a piece of cream card stock through a damask embossing folder by Crafts- Too. I then added some 'Faded Jeans' and 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink over the raised areas to reveal the pattern. The shabby background paper was made by painting a piece of Kraft card with a thick layer of Do Crafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' (love this stuff). I dried this with a heat tool, then added a thick layer of Do Crafts Artiste 'Blanc' (White) Acrylic paint, then too dried this with the heat tool. I added some of the same blue Distress Inks over the top of the dried paint. The sentiment I have used is from Hobby Art's 'Birthday Collection' stamp set. I have also used some more Kraft card and Cream card stock for the layering and some satin ribbon, buttons, blue Distress Stickles and a charm and brad from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope you like this card, it was really fun to make.
       Sally.


Saturday, 28 February 2015

February 12 Tags of 2015


Hi, today it's time for my attempt at Tim Holtz's February Tag, his version can be found here on his blog.  I didn't have all of the materials that Tim used, and as how the theme for this tag was the love of making things, I have improvised and included some of my favourite things to craft with. I have used the heart die, which is one of my new favourites and some lace and pearls. I couldn't find where I had put my felt, so I decided to make a flower from some scraps of fabric and wadding. This also incorporates my love for patchwork quilting that I first started last year and adore. I also used a heart shaped quilting pin to which I added some alphabet beads and a flower charm. I hope you like my take on the February Tag.
         Sally.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #133- Stripes


Hello, today sees the start of a new fortnightly challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more. The challenge this time around is hosted by Leslie and she would like to see stripes on your projects. 

For my card I used some papers from Kanban's 'Vintage Tapestry'. I have taken four different background papers and cut them into diagonal strips in varying widths. I inked the edges with 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink and glued them onto a fifth square of patterned paper to create my background design. I then stamped a sentiment from Hobby Art with 'Walnut Stain' onto the raised paper panel. I also added some damask ribbon and lace. The butterfly has been cut from one of the sheets of paper and colour has been added with Copic markers and 'Crackle Accents' applied. I have finished the card by adding some tiny gems from my stash.

I hope you like my interpretation of this weeks theme, and please take the time to pop on over to my fellow Design Team blogs to check out their fabulous creations. 
            Sally.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

With Love Tag


Hello, today I have a love themes tag to share with you today, as it is Valentines day. For this tag I have used Cheery- Lynn dies to cut the wings and flourishes. The heart was cut using a Marianne Designs die from patterned paper, before being torn apart and being stuck onto another heart cut from white card. I then pierced some holes and added the stitching. The sentiment, Paris stamp, postmark and musical note stamps are from my stash and the wire stamp is from Hobby Arts- Cockadoodledoo stamp set. The papers are from Craftstyle and I have also used 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink for edging and stamping. The flowers were made using paper clay and a silicone mould and the key and lock brads are from Creative Expressions. The ribbon and lace are from my stash, as are the pearls and Stickles. Hope you like my tag.
        Sally.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #132- Love, Love, Love


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more. The theme this fortnight is Love, so we would like to see your Love, Romance, Valentines, Wedding, or Engagement themed cards.

For my card I have used some Marianne Designs Craftables dies to cut the heart frames and aperture in the card. The papers I have used are from a 'Paper Maker' pad from Craftstyle and I have also used some white and cream card stock. I used some tag stamps and a sentiment from Inkadinkado to create the tags. The heart lock is a stamp that was floating around my stamp box. All stamps have been stamped with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento ink and I also used this ink to edge all my papers. The leaf flourish is a die from Cheery- Lynn and I have also used some wired gems. The roses have been made using paper clay and a mould, and they have had some 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax added to the petals. The ribbon, twine, pearls and Cherub charm are from my stash.

I hope you like my interpretation of this theme, and take a look at my fellow Design Team members blogs as they have made some beautiful projects. Bye for now.
         Sally.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January 12 Tags Of 2015


Hello, I really enjoyed making those Autumn Leaves tags yesterday, so much in fact that I couldn't wait to make another tag, so I have decided to have a go at Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 challenge.  I only had the printed tissue, Distress Paint and Distress Stain that he used to create his tag, which can be found on his blog. My version, isn't too far from the original, but I didn't have any of the Chitchat stickers, so I made my own, and I also made my own numbers and arrow from three layers of Grunge paper that I stuck together. And instead of the paint and Krylon pen, I used a bit too much Fran'tage.
I really enjoyed making this tag too, and I am thinking I might have a go at February's tag as well. 
     Sally.x.