Friday, 26 April 2013

Alpha Challenge 'W'

There is a twist with the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn this fortnight.  The letter is 'W' and we have to include circles in the background.  I have left my entry until the last minute yet again and had to rush - I do it every time!

The owl is from Inkadinkado Patterned Birds and Bugs and is stamped in Black Versafine and coloured with coloured pencils.  The circles are stamped with Spice Big and Juicy using stamps from the Creative Expressions Button Floral stamp plate.  The moon is achieved by lightly brayering with Stonewashed Adirondack using a punched circle for a mask and the letters for 'WISE' and the crown are die cut from a Cuttlebug alphabet set.  The writing is with a glaze pen cause its the only brown pen I had!  Thank you for visiting me and please pop over to The Craft Barn to take a look at the other entries and the DT work.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything, This post is a bit rushed I am afraid.  Take care. Christine xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 203

Its that time of the week again - yes - time to have a nose around and see what other people are doing in their craft space!  To join in the fun - hop over to Julia's.  Go on, you know you want to!

I am  trying out one of the stamps on a new stamp set I received from Inkydoodles yesterday - I just love those flowers!  This set and the Christmas set you can see are both half price at the moment so I just had to have them!  There are a few Promarkers and Copics to the right, various other bits and bobs and an empty cup that was full of tea!  The card stood up towards the left at the back was sent to me by the lovely Darnell. Here is a closer picture of it - its so gorgeous. Thank you so much Darnell!!!

What a lovely keepsake to have.  If you haven't already visited Darnell's blog, you really must - it is brilliant! Her cards are fabulous and her posts are so cool!  Thank you for dropping by my desk, have a fab day and take care - Christine xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Another Flower Card

Here is the second of my flower cards.

This is made in the same way as the Flower Power card on my last post but with a different layout, Sheena's Always Floral Stamp set and Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Inks.
I am very excited cause I got chosen for the Wall of Fame at the Craft Barn for my Repeat Page submitted for their Alpha Challenge.  Its the first time a project of mine has been chosen for anything!  Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day whatever you are doing.  Take care.  Christine xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Flower Power!

It was my friend Susan's birthday recently and here is the card I made for her.

Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Pickled Raspberry and Mowed Lawn have appeared again - I just love them!  They are blended together with a blending tool, spritzed with water and sprayed with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist. I have added Glamour Dust for sparkle and the flowers are raised up with Pinflair Glue Gel. The stamps are by Sheena Douglass from her Little Bit Sketchy range - Flower Power and the words are from a clear set by Hobby Art - Birthday Collection.    I did a similar card with a different set of Sheena flowers - I will post that another day.  I hope you are having a lovely Sunday.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my simple little blog, it means a lot!  Take care, Christine xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Masks at Artful Times

Over at Artful Times the challenge at the moment is to use masks and/or stencils.

For my entry I have used masks.  The large butterfly is created by inking through an aperture from Stamps Away Aperture Set 2 and the background is a Splodgeaway mask.  I can't find the name of it anywhere on the packaging but its an 8 x 8 frame and I just used parts of it.  The colours are Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Pickled Raspberry and Peacock Feathers.  I have thrown drops of water all over and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. The fairy stamps are Inkylicious and Sheena Douglass and the stars are Inkadinkado.  The sentiment is from a set that I think was free with a magazine ages ago.  I added pink pearls from my stash and lots of sparkle with Glamour Dust.  Please pop over to Artful Times to see the other fab entries and Design Team projects.  I have been trying to post this for a few days but I thought Blogger wasn't letting me.  It turns out its my computer that is the problem!  I am posting this on my husband's with no problem at all!  Hopefully I can sort it out soon, technology drives me mad when it doesn't do what I want it to!  I hope you are all having a lovely day - its bright and sunny here in Bournemouth.  Thank you so much for visiting, Take care, Christine xx

Friday, 12 April 2013

Alpha Challenge 'R'

The Alpha Challenge letter over at the Craft Barn is currently 'R'.  Please pop over and see all the Design Team projects and other fab entries - here is my effort.

The image is from an Inkadinkado inchie set stamped in black Versafine on coloured card and punched with a one inch punch.  I just had the work 'repeat' in my head so that's what I had to do!  I love that little image, I used it ages ago on a card for my daughter when she got a new job.  Sorry I haven't been around much, will try and do better!  I am always promising that but I do struggle!  Life just gets in the way!  Anyway, thank you for visiting me and for sticking with me when I don't do so good with my blogging, I really appreciate it!  Take care and have a good weekend.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 200

I haven't joined in with WOYWW for a while but had to be there for number 200!  If you want to join in too, then pop along to the fabulous Stamping Ground.

I am hoping to be crafting later but this is what my desk looks like at the moment.  There are some bits and bobs in the centre which are new purchases.  The biscuits to the right are to take with me tomorrow when I meet up with some good friends to craft. To the left are some serviettes that I picked up from a cheap shop and I thought they would be fab to incorporate in my crafting.  Behind them is a box that my niece Meg gave us for Easter.  It was filled with home made chocolates that were gorgeous!  Its a fab box that cries out to be altered.  At the very back is my art journal still open at the last page I made for the Alpha challenge at the Craft Barn.  I hope you are having a lovely day today.  I had the dentist this morning, just a check up thankfully!  Thank you for visiting, I really look forward to your comments and I look forward to visiting all of you too!  Take care.  Christine xx