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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Alter Anything

Try it on Tuesday say we can alter anything this week so thought I would try to alter something I haven't tried before. I tore two pages from an old book that I keep for craft projects. The paper is really thick and suitable for inks etc.

Here is the piece of artwork I have made using the pages.

Bed of Roses

Wonderful samples for this challenge at Dragon's Dream TIO  -what a wonderful challenge and I have so enjoyed making this tag

I left the 'you' out of the words from the song as this quote seemed more appropriate for my dream. I suppose you have to know the song to know what I mean by that.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Christmas Card for challenges

I have decided to make a Christmas card that fits in with 2 of the places I like to do challenges. The Shabby Tea room has birthstones and mine is the garnet, Fashionable Stamping Challenges has Ribbon and Lace


I made the two backing papers in garnet and white spots and coloured the poinsttea with shades of garnet -added a lace embellishment and some ribbon.  The image is a stamp I have had for a long time and is called Medallion Bordered Poinsetta J1404G.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

White, black silver and another colour at Just for Fun

Here I am back to crafting after a week away and I was feeling sorry for myselmissing last weeks challenge at Just for fun. I needn't have been sad cause it is almosthe same this week but with an extra colour to play with here.

I had this idea for some of my Christmas 'Cards' cause I am fed-up of the same old thing. So I thought I would make a smaller version for this challenge but make it a birthday card instead.

Here is the card as you would send it--the charm isn't one I made I got it in a charm swap a while ago. I did stray a bit with the mauve on the umbrella--sorry. My added colour is dark pink.


Inside of the card with room to write a message--hopefully lol


And now for the real difference--you can hang it up somewhere--not on a door handle really :)


Here are some of the Christmas ones I have made-they fold up to send and haveo match so you can write a greeting. The silver bits are a pack of muffin bases I bought for 50p at the car boot sale--still a lot left yet.

Birdies ar Moving Along with the Times

Here I am back to crafting after a week away and my brain seems to be on another planet at the moment. Nice to have a challenge that is a subject I love here at MAWTT.

I made the picture in psp with a digital freebie and some music background then coloured them with Promarkers and cut out another of the birds to add some depth to the card.

Beautiful samples by the team to give me inspiration

Travel at Dragon's Dream TIO

Just back from a week away and trying to get back into crafting so what could be better than a travel challenge like the one at Dragon's Dream TIO.

Mine is to travel back in time in a van with flowers painted on it--those were the days and I am old enough to remember them :)

Thank you for the challenge and the great samples to inspire.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Black and White at Just for Fun

Another interesting combo to think about this week at Just for Fun. Whenever I think of Black and White I think of Freddie Mercury in his white and black clothes on the last album he made just before he died. I thought his music was amazing and particular the Bohemian Rhasody. Where am I going with this you may well ask?

I decided to use an old frame that was in the shed and paint it white--just a rough coat of paint to make it look rustic, then I made a few things in PSP and juggled them about a bit to make a picture to add to the frame as a tribute to Freddie Mercury. The backing paper is some old music that I bought at the charity shop and scanned into my computer. It was very brown but it wasn't too difficult to use an effect to make it Black and White. The text is from the Bohemian Rhapsody.

My husband just loves the picture and can't wait to hang it somewhere :)



Thursday, 11 August 2011

Trees for Try It On Tuesday

Trees are a wonderful subject for a tag so the challenge at Try it on Tuesday is a must. I kept my tag simple and enjoyed making it.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Black and White Challenge with a sketch

Here are two challenges in one card. I love to enter the Sketch Saturday Challenges so used this week's sketch and made this Black and White card for the Magnolia-licious colour challenge. Who would have thought that the beautiful little girls could look so wonderful without any colour.



Tea For Two

It is Tea for Two at the The Shabby Tearoom with wonderful examples by the design team.

Here is mine

Not colours I would normally use but thought I would have a change from mauve and purple lol.

Monday, 8 August 2011

New Challenge Blog

It was nice to hear of the new Fashionable Stamping Challenges and, although I am not yet very good at stamping, I decided to join in. I stamped with some very pale ink onto white card as a background then stamped the lady in black and masked that and used a pale green for trees and pink for the medallions. Didn't know what to do with the 'art' so made it into a card.



Friday, 5 August 2011

White on White

The challenge here at Just for Fun sounded as though it would be quite easy. How wrong can I be! The examples were beautiful so, with those in mind, I started a project. I made a card and when it was finished it looked awful--I had added everything and the kitchen sink to it lol.

Back to the drawing board and I made this 'wedding favours' bag. Only another hundred to make and I can give them to a friend for her wedding day--definitely NOT! Vic said it would have to be for a couple with only one guest at the wedding :(.

I bought the beautiful lace on e-bay and was wondering how I could use some of it.

Nature's Bounty

What a lovely subject to chose here at DragonsDream so many nice tags by the design team for this and every challenge

Here is mine and my dream is that the 'thorniest' individuals may make themselves a better life at some point.

Monday, 1 August 2011

First Christmas Card

It was my intention to make at least one card every week straight after Christmas but it never happened so I am going to try to use some of the challenges to fit in Christmas Card Making.

A great place to start was the Saturday Sketch as the sketches there are always a joy to work with. Then I saw a lovely Mix and Match challenge at The Shabby Tea Room -you could make you own papers which is something I love doing. Last but not least it is 'anything goes so long as you made it this week' at Come and Get It so here I am with a ,three in one, and a card for Christmas so life can't be bad.

Here are the papers that I designed for the card and some little flowers to match-I had the flower image in its large form on my computer and it was a freebie from a long time ago-the original was red so maybe a pointsetta-I changed the colour to match my card.


This is a freebie digi image that I coloured in PSP and printed onto one of the papers.