Thursday, 19 August 2010

Penny Black @ Allsorts

The title of this months challenge over at PennyBlack @ Allsorts is Glitter and Glitz so I have put this card into the challenge. I hope that the photo has picked up all the gliter!! I decided to leave the stamp black and white - it's such a small stamp and was lost when I coloured it in.

I have made a little 'me' time over the last few days and spent time in my craft room. It really is very relaxing!!!
I have made this card which I am entering the following two challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - Flower Power

Anything Goes Challenge - Three Layers

At the moment I don't have many Magnolia's so this is the girl on the bike again - but I do like so much.

Thanks for popping by,

Jo xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tim Holtz

Good afternoon everyone in Blogland. I have been playing with Tim Holtz this morning - or should I say just a few of his products! I bought some Gesso a few weeks ago so had to experiment with it. The background has been done with distress inks and then stamped on with Stazon. Then I applied the Gesso and then rubbed off with babywipes left it to dry and then stamped on top with stazon. It gives the background an old faded effect which I quite like.
I also have some clear crackle glaze so I'm going to have a play with that now!

Bye for now Jo x

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sir Stampalot August Challenge

Hello everyone! I have decided to put this card into this month's challenge at Sir Stampalot entitled 'Bring on the Bling'. You should be able to see the gems on the scroll which I made using a diecut from the cricut,used as a template and then inked over with distress inks. Tilda has been painted with distress inks too, just 'Black Soot' and 'Faded Jeans'. I hope you like her xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Hello everyone, hope you all have been busy crafting. I have decided to enter this card into The Fab 'n' Funky weekly Challenge. This week is for fancy edges so thought this would fit in nicely!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sir Stampalot May Challenge Card

Good evening everyone hope you are all well. I've had a little time in my craft room over the last few days and have decided to put this card into the Sir Stampalot May Challenge. I have had a go at a ribbon flower which my friend Chris gave me instructions for last week and entwined some gold thread with the gold ribbon. I have also dusted down my zutter and added some ribbons. Gold isn't a colour I have used lately, but I thought it brightened the card up especially with the beads on the butterfly. Brenda is so right that it is easy to get addicted to Tim Holtz products, as yet again I have used them to distress the background!

Happy Crafting
Jo xxx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Sirstampalot May Challenge

Hello everyone. I have been a bit busy over last few weeks so have been a bad blogger. I have been at work a lot and my teenage daughter has started her GCSE's so our house is a little stressful. Speaking of which, Zoe my daughter, has just completed her Art exam and as a normal teenager, has left all her paints for me to put away! Which I have used on this note book which I am entering into The Sirstampalot May Challenge. I have used acrylic paint to paint the notebook and the chipboard along with French verse. I have then used Tim Holtz China Blue around the edges.I have become addicted to Tim Holtzs' products so the wonderful prize on offer this month is a dream.

I plan to pop around to see what everyone's been up to later.

See you soon x

Friday, 16 April 2010

Distressed Inks

Hello everyone. I have recently discovered Distressed Inks and I am loving having a play with them! I think everything I produce from now on will feature them in one way or another. This is my first card and I thought I would enter it into The Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge. Happy Crafting everyone. xxx

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge

This is my entry into The Sirstampalot new monthly challenge. The theme is Fantasy which has been a real challenge for me.
I have used Woodware stamps for the images called Fairy Tots.Also, I have used glossy accents on the mushrooms/toadstoals, butterfly and some of the fairy's clothing so that they stand out more but the picture hasn't picked that out too well!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. I have made this card for the C.R.A.F.T challenge in which you could make anything as long as there was a button somewhere! The image is a 'Stick Chick' and the border is from Hero Arts. Enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Thank you all for all the lovely comments on my first card - you have all made me feel very welcome in Blogland ! Thank you also to Chris who has helped me to get started. I've been looking through some cards and have come across this simple one. The image is from Garden Tots from Woodware. Not normally an image I would go for but I have surprisingly fallen in love with the set. The photo doesn't do it much justice though, so I think maybe a new camera might be on the shopping list soon!
I hope to pop over to everyone's blogs soon to have a peep. I wish I had discovered this sooner. xxx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The first card on the blog

Well I never thought that I would get this card on here! It has taken a while but hopefully it will be the first of many.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Welcome to my blog which is presently under construction! I am new to all this but learning very quickly. Maybe soon I will find out how to post pictures of cards which I make but am going one step at a time. Please pop back soon.

Thursday, 25 March 2010