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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Lovely to find somewhere to be able to use a digital stamp in a challenge.

I have used this Pink Gem Summer Milly Digital stamp. Lovely simple sketch to follow--thank you.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Black and White Challenge

Here at the Craft-room the challenge is Black and White. Always love to see what the DTS come up with and also what other people make. I think I may have overdone the distressing a bit on the image but I did enjoy making the card.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sketch Saturday 178

Lovely sketch to work with here at Sketch Saturday-they always are :)

Still making Christmas cards at every opportunity.

Autumn and Sewing Box Challenges

Love Autumn shades so made this card for the C-R-A-F-T Challenge 125 where they have Autumn as the theme.

Also it is for the Just for Fun bedroom or sewing box challenge. I have already raided the bedroom and made something from there but my sewing box didn't seem to inspire me at all. I did find some lace which I coloured with Promarkers and 5 red buttons and I think they go nicely with this card.

The good, the bad and the ugly

A tough challenge at Dragon's Dream TIO this week. I had to think long and hard to find an idea.

So----

It's almost time for Pantomime! 'Oh Yes It Is', I say
Where good and bad and ugly come together in a play.
We shout and cheer, we sing and jeer but always at the end
Everyone is happy because it was all just pretend.


The good fairy, the wicked queen and the ugly sisters and my new little alpha set :)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Vintage

Moving Along with the Times has vintage as the theme this week. There are some lovely samples and entries already so I felt inspired to have a go.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Bedroom or sewing box recycling

Recylicng still at Just for Fun and this week it is the turn of the bedroom or sewing box.

Well this was difficult for me as our bedroom is shoe box size and no room for much at all except the bed -well that's all you need in a bedroom really :). We do have a curtained cupboard built into the wall that holds hundreds of things so I decided to see what treasures may be hidden in there. Not many for sure lol. I did find a cardboard box that had held my new slippers and for some unknown reason I had put my old slippers in the box and kept it. I get dafter in me old age!

Here is the box-now what shall I do with it?

Here is what I did with it. I shaped it and then sprayed it inside and out with gold paint--stamped lightly on to it to make it look old and added some things I had embossed. Not pretty but functional for a change.

It is a great  holder for all of the Christmas cards I have made so far and doesn't take up too much room at all. Off to find some more boxes to hold more stuff as they will fit neatly on a shelf I reckon.

Now I wonder what is in the sewing box that I can recycle?

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Peace and Tranquility

At Try It On Tuesday the challenge is to make a tag showing peace and tranquility.

I used one of my own photographs taken at Cannon Hall near Barnsley in Yorkshire UK. There are lots of places in the grounds that are peaceful and tranquil but this is my favourite.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Kitchen Finds

Some fun recycling challenges at Just for Fun this month. This week it is to recycle something from the kitchen.

I keep saving the plastic boxes that veggies and fruit are packed in at the Supermarket. I hadn't a clue why I was saving them until I saw this challenge.


Instant use for the largest box as it holds my Cuttlebug plates, folders and die cuts instead of them getting lost in the drawer, they are now all together and fit in the same drawer as the Cuttlebug-why didn't I think of that before I wonder??


I cut up the white lid, the black box and the blue box and ran the pieces through the Cuttlebug in a Paisley folder. Then used them to make a piece of 'what used to be called' modern art in the 60s and I always wondered if it was art at all lol.

Lots more things in the kitchen that I could recyle. Have great plans for the very big cornflakes box when it is empty :)

Thanks for the challenge.


Magnolia-licious colour challnge

I do love to enter colour challenges and this picture at Magnolia-licious has such beautiful colours

I have had this little blue box for ages so decided to decorate it and use it to send a birthday gift to a friend


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Ticket to Ride

Lots of things sprang to mind when I saw this challenge at Dragons Dream TIO this week. The Beatles always seemed to introduce some humour into their songs and I thought this stamp of the little Christmas Engine might go well on a tag. I got the stamp in a bag of stamps from a carboot sale and never thought I would ever be able to use it--just shows you shouldn't throw anything away. The train at Ryde in the I.O.W goes almost into the sea on the pier so used that 'Ryde' instead of just the word 'ride'


I would also like to enter this for the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where you can enter anything but a card

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Books Mags or Brochures challenge

I had to think a lot about this for sure as the crafty bit of my brain seems to have been left behind in Skegness and the sunshine.

I used this brochure

and made a little woven basket--something my gran taught me to make from newspaper about 60 years ago. I put in a piece of very old tissue paper and made some flowers from book pages. Not sure it would have passed my gran's critical eye but my fingers aren't as nimble these days as they were years ago.


The Whole of the Moon

I am finding it hard to get back into crafting after my holiday and I think my brain is still enjoying itself  in a far off place.

Thought I would have a go at this challenge at Dragon's Drean Tag it On as I love the challenges there


Minimal

At Try it on Tuesday the challenge is minimal. I have never been good at this sort of card but I thought I would have a go.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Felines at the Craft-room

This week the Craft-Room Challenge is featuring Felines.

Here is the card I made this morning

Cats are very much on my mind at the moment as my daughter had one her 17 year old cats knocked down by a bus recently  and we were all very upset especially her other 17 year old cat, Bert, who was lost without his mate Casper. After some thought they decided rather than being sad forever they would get a new kitten. When they saw these two brothers they thought they would have both of them and now Bert has found a new lease of life taking the kittens under his paw and teaching them tricks-Dylan and Felix have learnt very quickly that the bed is the nicest place to have a nap with Great Uncle Bert.