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Sunday, July 31, 2011

'tagging'

This is the first of some tags I have been making. I used distress inks for the background and then edged it with gold paint. The wee stamp is by Magenta. I restamped the cat on to plain paper and glued him over the image. Finished off with a circle cut from a gold doyley, and a decorative button.
I would like to enter the following challenges.
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ 'use a tag'
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/  'tags'
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/  anything with 4 legs

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fluttering By

I have made this lovely butterfly from a template provided by Sara at
Cardmaking Paradise (see link on my sidebar)
The front is embossed with Tim Holtz Damask folder. and then heat embossed with Winter Illusion ep. The body is made from little beads and the antennae are flower stamens which just happened to be a matching colour.
There are a number of challenges I can enter this in.

http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.com/  - things with wings 
http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ -wings 
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/- shaped cards 
http://magicalmondaychallenge.blogspot.com/-use some texture
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/-embossing


I hope you like it - I do!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Playing with alcohol inks

I have been following with interest, The Craft Barn blog this week, which is all about alcohol inks. I tried Andy's technique, and this is the result, which I have made into an ATC. I am sorry the colour does not show up very well. I would like to enter it in
http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.com/
and also at
http://atcchallenges.blogspot.com/
 for anything.
Thanks for looking, and thanks for your lovely comments

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Circles

There are a couple of challenges I can enter this card in. I have used Spellbinders scalloped circles, standard circles, and the stamp is 'Lola with bird' from Sugar Nellie.
http://blog.therubbercafe.com/2011/07/26-spellbound-by-spellbinders.html
for Spellbinders.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
going round in circles
http://alotarubberstamps.blogspot.com/
circles.
I hope you like it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Stampman Challenge

The challenge at The Stampman    
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/currently is 'Anything By Tim'
I have used my new stamp COMO33 birdsong, stamped it again, and cut out the bird and layered it.  Also the words are from another Tim stamp set., stamped in distress ink (weathered wood) Part of the background was done with distress inks also.

I can also enter it at
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
where the challenge is 'Anything Goes'
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
                                        for "Free and Easy

                                       Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm back again

After a long overseas trip, it is good to be home again.
I have made this Christmas card - first for this year for the challenge over at 
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
They are wanting 'Christmas in July"
I also followed the sketch from
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/

I hope you like it

Promarkers and a cricut cartridge

Enfys at
http://going-buggy.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-cricut-cartridge-and-promarkers.html
has some wonderful candy on offer.
Why don't you check it out