Thursday, 30 August 2012

Fab Candy at the Craft Barn

Hop over to the Craft Barn to have a chance of winning this fabulous candy.

Its an absolutely brilliant blog.  The Design Team are fabulous and the projects are varied and you get so many ideas - definitely worth a look xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 169

Its Wednesday again! Time to visit those crafty desks so pop over to Julia's Place to join in.  I snapped my desk this morning as I left it last night.

The stamps are Kanban and Clarity and there are the fabulous, can't possibly live without, Distress Inks and Grand Calibur.  Brads too make an appearance - I have loads and they usually get forgotten. You can see the card I made here if you would like to take a look.   Anyhow, I will  keep it short as you have many desks to get round.  Have a fab day. I will see you later.  Take care.  Christine xx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Special Day

The current challenge over at Artful Times is 'Using Acetate'.  For my entry I stamped the frame and the flower clear stamps from Kanban and the sentiment from Clarity Stamps, in Archival Ink onto Acetate.  The coloured background is made using white card and blending Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac Distress Inks and edged with Black Soot. I also lightly spritzed water over the ink and let it dry naturally. To give the background a more muted sparkly look, I cut a piece of garden fleece then added a squirt of Stardust Stickles and screwed it up so the fleece is delicately glittered and has a crumpled look.  I then layered the fleece over the inked card and the stamped acetate over the fleece and attached together with brads.  The corners I have used above and below the sentiment are Spellbinders Parisian Accents and have been cut out of black card then double embossed with Versemark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to make them shine and attached with brads and Pinflair Glue Gel  The whole thing has been attached to a black card blank again using Pinflair Glue Gel.

I stumbled across the Garden Fleece when looking round a local hardware shop.  It comes on a big roll and you buy it in metre lengths.  I think it is for keeping frost from plants.  It looks fab over silver or gold mirror card too.  I will be using it for some of my Christmas cards - I love it when you find something that is cheap and cheerful you can add to your stash!  I hope you can see the effect ok. Please pop over to Artful Times and see all the wonderful entries and Design Team Projects. Take care, Christine xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 167

A very short post today as I am not feeling too good  (sorry to moan!).  Here is my desk as I left it yesterday.

The image is a gorgeous stamp I won from Anne at Learning to Jive which is a fabulous blog.  Thank you Anne.  I have never been able to colour in hair and Sheena Douglass was on Create and Craft this week using Distress inks to water colour so thought I would give it a try.  I still need lots more practice but will get there!  Sorry about the glare off the tile I am using as a pallet (another Sheena idea).  To join in with WOYWW hop along to Julia's place.  Thanks for visiting.  Take care.  Christine xx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Butterflies Galore!

Over at Hope and Chances where the very talented Christine Emberson has her fabulous blog, it is August Inspiration Day.  Each month Christine shares some piccies with us and if we are inspired, we create a project, send her a photo and she shares a gallery of them for all to see.  I was inspired by a picture of a big pink butterfly and this is what I came up with.

The stamp is from a clear set called Butterfly Tree from Little Claire and the sentiment is Penny Black.  The die cut butterflies are a from a Stamping up cut and emboss folder made by Sizzix and I have used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, Small Scallop Circles and Small Circles.  I coloured the butterflies with Promarkers and the papers and button are from my stash. There is lots of glitter too which I hope you can see.  You must have a look at the other projects Christine is showing, they are fabulous!  So is Christine's blog - I visit it every day!  Thank you for stopping by and have a fab rest of the weekend.  Take care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday, 165

Wednesday already and unbelievably, 1st August too!

My Spring Distress Inks were delivered by Mr Postman this week and today I am trying them out.  No plan, just playing for now.  Added to the mix are my water spray , glitter, liquid pearls and Lavinia stamps.  I am just going to see what comes out at the end!  To see what everyone else is up to today, why not pop along to Julia's place to join in the fun.  Have a fab day and enjoy the Olympics. Take care and thanks loads for visiting. Christine xx