Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Right back to the reason for this post. It's Tuesday so that means it's time for another challenge over at Tuesday Taggers. This week the challenge is to create something using a jar or bottle and there's a tutorial to help get your crafting juices flowing. The DT have come up with some great ideas so why not pop over and check them out. To tempt you the challenge this week is sponsord by the Craft Barn who have generously donated a £15 voucher, the winner will be chosen randomly.
Here's my little number.
Sorry the picture's not too good as the light is poor today and I'm working under difficult conditions with the workmen here. Anyway basically I took an old bath oil bottle that I had kept just incase I "needed" it and it's a nice shape. I filled it with some bath oil and added some dried stems to look pretty. I stamped this lovely fairy image (one I got for 50p from Gail of Circa Design) onto silver paper and embossed with ultra fine gold embossing powder. Sorry the picture doesn't show it too well but take my word for it it's pretty. Cut the paper to fit around the bottle and added some silver and gold curling ribbon and a bow from ribbon in my stash.
Well that's it from me for the moment, thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Well Betty & Anne guessed correctly who the other young lady is on the 60's theme card, drum roll..................
It's Jean (the Shrimp )Shrimpton, well done Betty & Anne.
No cards to post today although I have been creating but not able to post pics yet as they are for another "project".
I managed to pick up a couple of bargains today while I was out at Telford. I got some corner round scissors for £2 and a Fiskars large circle punch for £5. Mind you I spent what I saved if you know what I mean. Popped into Marks just for a look around and came out £100 poorer. I got a corduroy jacket and a lovely jumper so I'm starting to get my Autumn/Winter clobber together, well I'm certainly not buying any summer outfits.
Well off now to print some papers and finish off a couple of cards and then I'm gonna settle down and watch the Xfactor.
Love, Pat xx
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Right here is the card that I made for my SIL's birthday today. He reads loads of books so when I saw this bookworm image on Michelle's blog I thought it would be ideal for Stuart. It was downloaded from here Elizabeth O Dulemba. Thanks Michelle for the inspiration.
I coloured the image with copics and layered onto gold mirri. The rest is pretty self explanatory
Well please let me know what you think, I'd really appreciate it and I'll come and visit you.
Bye for now
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Love Pat xx
Here it is............
The paper at the back is retro flowers by Dovecraft, I think. The pictures and the swirly image are all images I found on the net and the brads are from stash. For the 60's I put peeloff numbers onto white card and brushed over with worn lipstick distress ink then removed the peeloffs and voila! That's the only real crafty bit, bit of a print & stick one but having said that I'm pleased with the result. Well it's my era and I loved being young in the 60's.
Ok tha's my take on retro, so let's see yours. Catch you later,
Love, Pat xx
Monday, 17 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Twisted stackerpage topper and matching design paper. The charm was made using printable shrink plastic. I cropped one of the images and opened it in word to print onto the shrink plastic then cooked it in the oven.
This is a flap card, one side opens out the other lifts up. The iamge is stamped and coloured with copics
Another stamped image coloured with copics. The paper in the aperture is vellum
A twisterpage image on this one and again a shrink plastic charm. The paper is from the co-ordinated papers but the pattern doesn't show on the pic.
This is a pizza box containing notelets & envelopes
Lid of pizza box
This basket is made from bazzill card with pockets made from images on the CD. Tags added to each pocket. There is also a smaller basket inside too.
I'm sure you'll agree that this is a fantastic collection and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.
Hope you are all having a good weekend, we've had Jessica today so we took her to Telford shopping centre and she got an outfit for her bear from the Bear Factory. When we got back she made biscuits and even did the washing up after.
Well here are the cards..........
A waterfall card printed from the CD
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Hope you enjoyed the Popcorn shows and the lovely creations my fellow DT members have created.
Well I'm off now and I'll try again tomorrow to get some pics loaded.
Bye for now
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
So I'll try just a couple of pics and maybe try and put more tomorrow.
Enjoy the show and I know that you are gonna love this fantastic collection, if you don't want to spend you'd better get someone to hide the plastic.
Love, Pat xx
Sorry I've had to give up on the pics.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
This is quite a simple card using 2 DPs which has a pearly sheen to them. The flowers & ribbon are from stash.
Right back tomorrow,
Goodnight, Pat xx
Right now as it's Tuesday it's time to post my creation for the Tuesday Taggers challenge which this week is Birds & Bees. I won the GD spot for this week before I became a DT member and have really enjoyed the challenge this week. So may I suggest you pop over and check out all the fabulous DT creations and believe me there are some little beauties. I'm sure you'll feel inspired and want to join in, and don't forget you can create anything that takes your fancy and in any style.
Here's it is.....
I used Basic Grey DP and Cuttlebug folder to emboss onto thin metal sheet and the onto green pearl card and trimmed around the image. Stamped the bees and coloured with Whispers. Cut the flowers with retro die on the Bug and added gem brad from stash. The watering can in from stash and the sentiment computer generated.
Well hope you like the result and please let me know what you think.
Well must go got to do some retail therapy but I'll probably be back later with a reminder of the POD show and Popcorn the Bear.
Love, Pat xx
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Anyway I've just popped on before lunch to post my creation for the Colour Create challenge. I haven't been keeping up too well with the challenge of late but I saw a little window of opoortunity this morning so decided to go for it. The challenge this time is Orange Pink and Green, with option of including hearts.
I used some Tutti Frutti paper by Craft House and the pink is printed from the Cute Companions Cd and fancy edged with the MS doily punch.
The stamp is Kitty by Sugar Nellie coloured with copics.
The largest flower, which doesn't show up too well on the photo is made up of layers of retro flowers cut on the bug , the rosebuds and spikey flower are from stash as is the ribbon and heart.
The butterfly sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
Well must fly got to collect Mum for lunch.
Friday, 7 August 2009
I had a lovely little package today from Betty who has kindly sent me some of the crochet flowers that she's made and I am thrilled to bits. I had been hoping to make some myself but because of the eye problem it was proving difficult. Anyway my very kind friend Betty came to the rescue. Keep a look out as before too long I hope to be posting a little number including some of the crochet flowers. If you haven't visited Betty yet you might like to pop over and visit 'cause she makes some wonderful cards and always has something interesting to say. Thank you Betty.
Sorry I haven't got a card or creation today but I've been busy on a project which is now complete and that I'll be able to display next week. Wish I could manage to fit as much as Jacqui, how she does it all I shall never know.
Well I've had my rest now so I'd better go and and sort the ironing but I might have to make a slight detour via the craft room.
Catch you soon,
Love, Pat xx
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Well it's Tuesday and that means Tuesday Taggers challenge and this week the topic is flowers.There are no restrictions on what you create along as there are flowers somewhere in the design. As most of us seem to use flowers in our project I don't think this will be too difficult to achieve! Why not pop over and take a look at all the DT fantastic creations and then I'm sure you'll feel inspired and join in this week.
Well here's my little number............
I found a template on my computer that I had scanned in some time ago and decided this challenge was the ideal time to use it. I used basic grey paper for the background edged with brushed corduroy distress ink and for the two larger flower layers which are hand cut. The flower centre was made by stamping (Cute Companions stamp set)onto an odd piece of paper from my box and a jewelled brad added in the centre. The ribbon is from stash. Quite a simple card to make but I'm pleased with the result. Hope you like it too.
Well better go and get some food shopping done , boring!
Catch you later
Sunday, 2 August 2009
If you take a look on my sidebar you will see two awards that I've been given by the lovely Linda. I really feel honoured that she passed them on to me. If you haven't already please take a look at Linda's blog. She does some fantastic creations and is a great blogger.
I would like to pass these awards on to the lovely people out there that follow my blog because I really appreciate your kind support.
Enjoy the rest of the day,