Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Card For Simon Says...



Quick post, as I'm again running behind for this great challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show but here it is, just in time (I hope!)
I've used some striped pp from my scraps box, the stamp is a Tim Holtz stamp coloured with Souffle pens and wc pencils, I also used an Alterations die for the flower (cut out of red vinyl) and one of Sandie's Petite Daisies (isn't it gorgeous?)    I added the Stickles as a finishing touch : )

Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Tag for Simon Says...

I decided to join in with this great challenge over at Simon Says Stamp... It's the first time I'm taking part in this, and I almost forgot the due date!!!    But I think I've just made it : )




I've recycled some cardboard, painted with acrylic paint, stamped the TH stamp using royal purple StaZon ink, and the tag was distressed around the edges.        The girl  was stamped twice onto some coloured cs, once with royal purple StaZon ink and then again with rusty brown StaZon ink, I then cut her out and layered her over the top of some spotty ribbon and a bit of cs using some foam tape for added dimention.     The tiny flowers stamp was inked with timber brown StaZon ink, the red flower was cut with a TH Alterations die, and I added the gorgeous wooden button.      As a finishing touch, I added some Ice Stickles (in blueberry ice) .         I really enjoyed playing along with this challenge, and if you get the chance, have a look at all the great entries posted  : )        

Friday, 18 February 2011

Love and Fabric

Love and fabric, that's the theme Sandie has given us to play with this month...and here is my card


I've used a kraft coloured card base, some raw silk fabric, Darkroom Door french script b'ground stamp (inked with Brilliance ink in pearlescent beige), WRMK clear stamps "buttons" (which was part of a CRAFT QUEEN card kit )    The sentiment is from a Darkroom Door word strip .  
Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to have a play : )

A Leathery Bookmark...

The new theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS for this month is bookmarks.    In our household there are three very avid readers, so there's always a need for bookmarks, though some of us do the folding-down-the-upper-corner bit (I'm sure I'm not the only one who does that, right?   : )      Anyway, I decided to have a look in my box of bits and pieces, and found an off-cut of grey coloured leather that I thought would make the perfect background for my new bookmark.




I started by cutting the leather to size, I then applied some white acrylic paint, and when dried, I stamped the following stamps using Archival Ink (jet black) masking as required: Victoria's Secret "art definition", Cats life Press "the answer...", Basic Grey "to do" clear stamps, and an oldie clear stamp from Studio Astarte "reading", I then trimmed both edges with an Alterations Die.      I then got a domino sized Stampbord piece and a 1" piece and covered them both with StaZon inks in the following colours: rusty brown, mustard, blazing red, and timber brown.    The images are from THIS and  THIS Darkroom Door sets of stamps, and were stamped using StaZon ink in black.    I then highlighted the images by scratching the tiles, and sealed them with a coating of Dimentional Magic.           The silver chain was salvaged out of a bag of broken/tangled jewellery which my daughter was throwing away a while ago, so that's my bit of recycling for the day  : )       
I hope you are having a great day, wherever you are   : ) 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

My First Tilda, and a Valentine...



Some time last year, my hubby gifted me Tone Finnanger's stunning book "Sew Sunny Homestyle" & a few days ago I finally finished my first Tilda cloth doll using one of the patterns included in this book...& I think she's beautiful, but that's just my opinion LOL.       She was hard to photograph, as she's not able to stand, but where there's a will, there's a way : )

And as you can see, she has just had a big shopping spree for ribbons over at CRAFT QUEEN LOL.
The velvet flower ribbon on her dress can be found HERE, the pink crochet flower is HERE, the ribbon on the tiny bag is HERE, & the ribbons inside her bag are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
Her hair ribbons are white cotton fabric strips hand-dyed with GM.(deep plum)

Now, if you follow the CRAFT QUEEN blog, you may have seen this card, if not, I'll share it here now.



I hope you all had a great Valentine's day yesterday, and even if you don't celebrate the day, do take the time to acknowledge that special someone in your life, because it's not the ride that counts, but the person that takes the ride with you  ; )   Don't you think so?      
Have a great day, wherever in this big, wide world you happen to be, and as always, thank you for your visit...


Wednesday, 2 February 2011