Thursday, 18 July 2013

Create Your Own Sunshine

Come Rain or Shine is the challenge over at Artful Times and I have just got in with a couple of hours to spare!

I saw this stamp set which is called Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish by Stamping Bella, when I went to Newbury show a couple of weeks ago and I loved it and it was perfect for this challenge.  I tried to make it look like the rain was falling round her and she was in the sunshine she had the created to go with the sentiment - I hope you think it works?  The paper I paper pieced for her clothes and is also the mat for the sentiment is Bo Bunny Isabella 6 x 6 pad.  I used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, Small and Classic Circles and the grass and foliage are Inky Doodles and Marion Emberson clear stamps.  The inks are Tumbled Glass, Mown Lawn and Sqeezed Lemonade Distress Ink along with Black Versafine and the hair, skin and shoes are coloured with Promarkers. Not forgetting, of course, the Card Candi!  Please visit Artful Times and see what everyone else has been up to.  As usual, I am behind with my visit - but I will catch up I promise!  Thank you for visiting me and take care! Christine xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Alpha Challenge 'Y'

The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge this time is 'Y' but with a twist - we had to use yellow.  Now I failed to read the 'yellow' bit  (silly me) so I made a page in pink and blue!  Whoops, I had to start again!!  The word I chose was 'You' which my husband actually suggested.

The mirror is made with a frame stamped from the Vintage Photography Creative Expressions stamp set - I stamped it in Sepia Versafine, embossed it with clear powder then added highlights with Patina Creative Expressions Guilding Wax.  I then attached it to a piece of mirror card to make it into the mirror.  The photo doesn't really show that very well though, sorry!  The pink background is a fabulous Special Touch mask that was a pressi from my friend Marl, that has been inked through with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The flowers are cut using the Cherry Blossom Spellbinders set inked with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and the same ink has been used to frame the page.  The writing is done with a brown Promarker on yellow card from my stash and the 'YOU' is stamped, embossed and cut out and highlighed with the Patina Guilding wax. Please visit The Craft Barn and see all the other fab pages and maybe enter yourself, its great fun!  Its been very hot here in Bournemouth again today.  The outside of my house is being painted at the moment and the man doing it must have fried! Thank you for visiting me, I really do appreciate it! Take care.  Christine xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Embossing Paste Tree

I made this card for My Father-in-Law, Roger's recent birthday.  I used Dreamweaver stencils for both the tree and the sentiment.  The embossing paste is Dreamweaver Gold but then I sprinkled it with various autumnal shades of Perfect Pearls then heated it up with a heat gun - its gives a lovely texture.  The background is embossed with a new Anna Griffin Chicken Wire embossing folder - I think it is going to be one of my favourites!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I will be visiting you all over the next day or two.  Thank you so much for visiting me.  Enjoy the lovely weather (if you are lucky enough to have it) and take care.  Christine xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

Alpha Challenge 'B'

The Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn is the letter 'B'.  It had to be 'Blues'.

This is quite a straightforward page showcasing some of the blues greats.  Magic Slim is not as well known as the others but I saw him at a festival a few years ago and he is amazing!  Real true blues music!  The background is Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Inks blending over clear embossed music notes.  The letters are Cuttlebug and the treble clef is a die cut my friend Marleine gave me.  The pictures are various album covers from the internet.  We have loads of pictures we could have used but it was easier to download them cause they were already the right size.  Please pop over to The Craft Barn to see all the wonderful pages.  I am off to Artstamps show at Newbury tomorrow, I can't wait!  Whatever you are doing, have a fabulous time!  Thank you for visiting, I am so grateful!  Take care.  Christine xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

All White Christmas Card

Over at Artful Times the challenge, which ends in a short while, is to make an all white card.  I thought this ended tomorrow so have had to really rush!  Luckily I had already done the main image a couple of days ago.

The tree is a Dreamweaver stencil and I used white paste sprinkled with glitter.  The flowers I made myself with punches, glitter and pearls and the sentiment is a Sissix embossing folder borrowed from my friend Claire.  I hope you can see this ok.  Sorry I have had to rush but am expecting my Mum and Dad in-law round any second for a chinese and I haven't got my make up on yet!  Its my Dad in-laws birthday today so we are celebrating!  Must dash.  Thanks for visiting and please pop over to Artful Times and see all the other fab makes.  Take Care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 214

Its Wednesday!!! Time for the weekly desk peek!  If you don't know what I am talking about, pop over to Julia's Fab Blog to find out and join in the fun.

As you can see, my desk is covered with goodies!  All purchased on Sunday at the Portsmouth Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show.  I went with my friends Marl and Lizzy, we had such a laugh!  Marl and I both had to get the Jofy stamps you see at the front - I think I may have persuaded her she needed them and it took Lizzy and I ages to decide which sale dies to buy.  Sitting at the back on the left is Featuring Magazine - it contains an article all about Julia and WOYWW - its brilliant!  The magazine concentrates on art journalling and mixed media and is full of really cool stuff!  I will keep this short for now.  Hopefully next Wednesday I will be able to post a desk of more goodies as I am off to Artstamps at Newbury on Saturday with my friend Julie.  Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Have a good week and take care.  Christine xx