Saturday, 31 August 2013

Alpha Challenge 'O'

The current letter for the Alpha Challenge over at the Craft Barn is 'O' and as usual, I am entering very close to the closing time!  I haven't posted since the last entry for this challenge - I must craft more!  I chose 'oodles' cause I love that word and luckily it was in the dictionary though it has a very small definition!

The background is Tumbled Glass Distress Ink sprinkled with water then dabbed with kitchen roll.  I then inked through a Clarity Stamp Dotty Stencil with Festive Berries Distress Ink and put a dot in the centre of of each red dot with a white Inkessentials Pen.  The dots behind all the letters are done with a Promarker and everything is edged with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I then  added dotty Card Candi to finish the page.  I always use Pinflair Glue Gel to stick Candi rather then foam pads.  So there you have it, oodles of spots and dots! Please pop over and see the other fab entries and brilliant Design Team pages here. Thank you so much for visiting, I really appreciate it.  Have a lovely weekend and I will try and blog again soon!  Take Care, Christine xx

Friday, 16 August 2013

Alpha Challenge 'D'

The letter for the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn this time is 'D' and I decided on 'Dandelion'.

I love these Dandelion and extra seed stamps - they are from a set called Dandelion Wishes from Creative Expressions and I have stamped them in Black Archival Ink embossed with clear embossing powder. I can't remember where I got the 'he loves me ,  he loves me not', stamp but it just seemed to fit the image. The background is Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Pickled Raspberry Distress Inks splodged with water, dabbed with kitchen roll, dried and then sprayed with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist.  I then used an aperture from Stamps Away Apertures Set 2 and inked through with Pickled Raspberry Ink as a base for the main image.  The letters are made with Cuttlebug dies and I have edged everything with little dashes using a thin permanent marker pen.  The whole page really glimmers but you can't see it too well as my photography skills are not very good!!  I hope you have a fab weekend.  Thank you so much for visiting and if you can spare the time, it would be fab if you could pop over to The Craft Barn and see the other entries and DT pages.  Its also just a very cool blog to visit!  I always find loads of inspiration there!  Thanks again and take care.  Christine xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Gilding Flake Crazy!

It was our 9th Wedding Anniversary yesterday and this is the card I made for Darren, my husband, I went a bit crazy with the Gilding Flakes!!

The stamp is from a tree set by Creative Expressions, the Hexagon's are a Sissix die set, the Gilding Flakes are Lancashire Rose by Indigoblu and the letters and numbers are Cuttlebug dies  The photo doesn't do the Flake justice, they shine amazingly and the colours are gorgeous!  We didn't go out to celebrate as Darren is poorly at the moment but we did have a yummy Indian takeway.  There was so much and we ate the lot!!  I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it.  Take Care. Christine xx

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Alpha Challenge 'T'

Its time for the Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn and its 'T'.  I chose 'Tree'.

Its a very simple page but I just love this tree stamp and didn't want to clutter it up too much.  The large tree and leaves are from a Lavinia clear set and are stamped with Coffee Archival ink.  The background is Peeled Paint, Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks which were randomly applied then spritzed with water.  I then just dropped on some blobs of Cut Grass Dylusions Ink Spray and dabbed it around with a piece of kitchen roll.  The letters are Cuttlebug dies and the curly font reminds me of branches - and the tiny tree is a punch.  If you have time, please pop over to the Craft Barn and see the fab DT pages and other cool entries.  I am always in awe of everyone's wonderful pages!  Have a brilliant weekend whatever you are doing and thank you so much for visiting - its so lovely of you to take the time!  Take care.  Christine xx