Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween Mummy

Here's a new re-do on another Bratz doll...I've had the idea to do this for ages, and it's not as though I don't have other projects in my "to do" list, but I really wanted to have this done in time for Halloween, so here she is...I covered her face with matte medium, then painted her with white acrylic paint, and her eyes were drawn in with a couple of Zig pens (Zig Millenium 0.3 and 0.8)

 I tore a few thin strips of calico and used PVA glue to stick them in place, adding some acrylic paint in a random fashion  : )

And this is the family portrait, I hope you like my new addition to the family...Thanks for visiting and I hope your Halloween is a good one!

Friday, 28 October 2011

A Change is as Good as a Holiday

...well, not quite as good, but I thought I'd give my blog a bit of a facelift, and after spending way too much time looking at different backgrounds, I came back to Blogger...I will eventually change again, probably, but for now I like the messy look, it's sooo me  : )
Don't forget there's only a couple of days left to enter the Craft Queen Birthday challenge, there's some fantastic prizes, so make sure you email your entry in...for all the details, have a look HERE, the winner will be announced on the first week of November.
Sorry I don't have any crafty photos, but I promise I will have some for next time you visit.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Re-Altered Box

This month's theme over at Alter-It-Monthly is "boxes", and although I had lots of different boxes to choose from, I settled on this one, because frankly, it just needed a new make-over!!!!
So here is the "old" (It was originally a green metal, which I painted and decorated over 6 years ago!):

And after a couple of coats of matt medium, and some acrylic paint and some texture paste (using a 6"x6" Crafters template) :

Some more acrylic paint, and lots of drying time...

Now I don't have to hide it any more LOL...
Thanks for visiting, I hope you come back soon, until then, have a creative day : )

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Messy Fun

This is my entry to the latest theme over at the Stampotique Challenge Blog...lots of ink (Adirondack lettuce) lots of acrylic paint (red, purple, yellow) & some wc paints and wc pencils...

I've used a couple of my most recent acquisitions, Perl and Miss Snottie, some bubblewrap, some Kaiser tiny letter stickers, foam tape for Miss Snottie, a wooden heart-shaped button and some bakers' twine(button and twine are from my Craft Queen stash, thanks Nicole)
Tag measures about 6.5"x3" approx.
Now I better go and clean up my craft table, I hope you're enjoying your weekend, thanks for stopping by...   : )

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Winged Things

That's the current theme for October over at Crafty Individuals challenge blog , and here is my entry(with just 3 days to spare)    

I've used the smaller butterfly from THIS set as well as THIS image , to create my ATC, and as I was photographing it I realized I had made it in "landscape" form, which is most unusual for me... 
I started by stamping the butterflies onto an ATC sized (3.5"x 2.5") kraft coloured card, using black Archival ink, I then stamped "once upon a time" onto the same colour card and trimmed slightly smaller than the ATC, and stuck it into place with some foam tape for dimention.     I inked the edge of the card by running the stamp pad directly around all edges and I stamped the tiny butterfly from "once upon a time" a couple of times onto scraps of kraft cs, trimming the images closely and sticking them down with white glue, adding some KG (chrystallina) as a finishing touch.
I love the combination of black on kraft, don't you?    
My apologies if you have come around to visit me recently, I haven't been able to share any new work as my computer was playing up, but it's all good now thanks to my BIL who worked some magic (new monitor and added memory!)       I'm slowly catching up, and I hope to visit you soon : )
In the meantime, thanks for coming over, I hope you enjoyed your stay...

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Is Your Entry There Yet?

How is everyone going with their entry into the first ever challenge over at Craft Queen's challenge blog?      Is yours HERE yet?   Make sure you're in it to win it...Go HERE for all the exciting details and to find out about some seriously generous prizes!!!
And don't forget there's some great ideas that have been featured in the blog all week, here's a card I made using some fabulous seam binding ribbon...Have you seen all the gorgeous different colours it comes in?   Have a look HERE , and don't forget to join in the fun : )

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Problems With Blogger?

My apologies to all the lovely people who have left me comments here in the last couple of days, Blogger is not playing nice and when I try to comment in other blogs it does not allow me to sign in, and my comments disapper into cyberspace!!!   I hope they fix the problem soon..

  In the meantime, don't forget to visit Craft Queen's blog HERE, and for an added chance to win some gorgeous goodies provided by the very generous Nicole (Craft Queen herself) leave a comment in THIS post telling us what you think of the brand new beautiful header that Petrina created using a variety of snippets from the DT samples for our new challenge blog...You know the old saying, "you've got to be in it to win it" so go forth, comment and CREATE  : )