Friday, 30 September 2011

Are You All Ready?

Have a look HERE and make sure you take part : )   Lots of inspiration provided by the DT (yours truly included) and some FABULOUS prizes up for what are you waiting for...join in, and help Nicole and the team celebrate five years of supplying us with beautiful buttons, riveting ribbons and all manner of crafty items...See you THERE

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Hello Sweety...

I had the chance to make a couple of cards this afternoon while watching a Doctor Who DVD with DD, & if you are a Whovian, you will get the reference in my title...
Anyhow, here is my entry for Stampotique's challenge blog, last minute, but at least I made it LOL

I started with a white card base, doodled in the B&W edge, stamped Miss Snottie (one of my newest purchases, this was her first outing!) onto a piece of scrap white cs & cut out,and as the theme calls for B&W and a hint of colour, I added a painted piece of mesh (I think it's called plasterers tape?)  and the sentiment (Carolee's red letter stickers)  I used some foam tape for added dimention...I hope the school holidays are being kind to you too  : )

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Hanging By a Bit of Wire...

If you are a jewellery maker, look away now LOL, I think I may have broken some kind of law!

Here is my interpretation of this month's great theme over at Crafty Individuals challenge blog...there's still a couple of days left to join, so if you get the chance, why not give it a go?   
I stamped the bodyform from this SET onto some shrink plastic, masking it, and stamping the smaller butterfly from this SET.(I used Archival ink)     I coloured the images with wc pencils, then carefully cut around the images, punching a hole with my crop-a-dile, and then, using my trusty heat gun, shrunk the image to a cute little size (I placed the shrunk images next to their original counterparts for reference)    I added the shrunk bodyform to some broken bits of jewellery I had picked up at a garage sale, and added that to a piece of suede, stamping onto it using the images from this SET, and adding some KG as a finishing touch.     I hope it qualifies for the theme of "hanging about".       I hope you're having a great weekend, and if you follow the footy, I hope your team makes it to the finals next week (DH is watching the semis ATM)    Thanks for visiting my humble palace, now, go ang get messy : )

A Majestic Birthday...

A certain member of Crafting Royalty will be celebrating her FIFTH birthday next month, and has a whole lot of fun activities and competitions, with some fantastic prizes planned for her loyal subjects!!!     STAY TUNED for more information as it comes to hand...       I have heard in the royal court rumour mill that one of the activities may have something to do with CERTAIN COLOURS, and at the risk of being thrown in gaols for insubordinate behaviour, I'm sharing these sneak photos...shhhhh, don't tell Her Majesty you saw them here  : )

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

How Long Has It Been...

...since you used any eyelets?     For me, it's been forever LOL, so it was great to have a play this morning using some rather quirky shaped eyelets that I had forgotten were in my stash.    This is my entry to this month's theme over at Sarah's Inkurable Stampers challenge blog:

I started by cutting a tag shape out of purple cs, I stamped the Art Declassified image onto some white cs and stuck that to the tag, I then added the olive cs scallop edge (TH Alterations die), I was going to set the eyelets onto the orange strip of cs but thought they would look too plain, so I added bits of painted cs out of my scraps box and then set them with my crop-a-dile (which I use all the time to make holes, but I haven't used in ages to set an eyelet!!!)       The sentiment is a favourite of mine(and so true!) and it's from an ATC booklet I bought ages ago from The Stamping Queen., both the sentiment and the strip of orange cs were stuck on using foam tape for extra dimention.     I was going to leave it at that, but the purple section looked too empty, so I brought out some white acrylic paint and my favourite Darkroom Door b'ground stamp and voila! no more empty space : )  
I then added some orange and some red ribbon, as well as a white button, all from Craft Queen (because I like to rub shoulders with royalty LOL)      So now that I found my stash of eyelets, I wonder what else I can use them on?

Don't forget you still have time to join in with this fun challenge until the end of the month...

And you also have until the 18th of this month to vote for the top 6 entries to the Stampbord competition...You need to "like" Stampbord, and then go to the gallery and choose your favourite entry out of the 6 there...  Thanks for your visit, now go, create something  : )

Monday, 12 September 2011

Odd Family Tree...

A little while ago I bought one of these trays, and the hardest part for me was deciding on the look I wanted...would I go shabby chic?  or vintage?   or even Steampunk?'s a great design, so easy to work with, and I finally went with the family tree idea, prompted by this month's theme over at Alter-it-Monthly.   

I started by getting my scraps box out and choosing a variety of pps, I then traced the shapes I needed b4 sticking the layers (of the tray) together, and painted the whole thing with a nice chocolate brown acrylic paint.    I used images from Stampotique Originals ( Head, Gooseneck, Eric, Perl, Smile, Snooty, and Moth Fab (thanks Shirley for sending me some of Moth Fab's and Eric's stamped images for me to play with) , Tim Holtz (Mini Halloween), WRMK, and the bat at the top of the frame is by Imaginisce.     The tree was made from card, cut free-hand, and covered in "appropiate" text  : )    I added some Distress ink (Vintage Photo) and I also added some twigs all the way from my garden...  The Plaque is from a TH Alterations set, and the "family" is a stamp, but I can't remember the manufacturer, the lace was dyed with GM, and stuck to the back with ds tape, if you squint you may be able to see that I also added a couple of cobwebs stamped onto acetate (there's one behind the tree, and another sandwiched between Snooty and Perl)    I added some lovely red acrylic paint to finish it off (that was my DD's idea, and I'm getting worried about her, she's getting more like me with each passing day LOL)
So there you have it, the Odd Family tree, I hope you like it...and don't forget, you have until the end of the month to join in with this great challenge at Alter-it-Monthly

PS.   Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to vote for my entry to Stampbords Facebook competition, voting finishes on the 18th of this month...If you'd like to vote, you can find the details HERE

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Playing With Acetate

Stampotique's current challenge is "bookmarks", and I know that no matter how many bookmarks I have, I can always do with some more... 

  For this particular one, I started with a piece of clear acetate, cut it into a tag shape, stamped Gooseneck & Prom Queen on the reverse using black StaZon ink, and when dry, I added white and purple acrylic paint.     Once that was dry, I added the image of Head (stamped onto scraps of painted wc paper), the (old Collections) cs scrabble tiles, covered with a coat of DM.    I added the left-over oval center piece of a Sizzix Alterations die (folded in the middle over a piece of painted text paper)      The button is from Craft Queen, and so is the seam binding.   I also used a Souffle pen to accentuate the whites of their eyes  : )   I hope you're having a creative weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Stampbord Competition

Are you on Facebook?    If you are, check out the top 6 entries to the great Stampbord competition...I put in 2 entries, one got through, and you are able to vote for the entry you like by "liking" it on FB...   This is my entry:  I hope you "LIKE"it  : )
Enjoy your day, and thank you for visiting my palace...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Happy Father's Day...

Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there...Don't forget the old saying, "anyone can be a father, but it takes someone truly special to be a bank for the rest of his life"  : )

Cards made using THIS set of Darkroom Door stamps, THIS DD wordblock stamp, and THIS pp
Enjoy your Sunday...