Saturday, 25 July 2015

Boys and their toys - Sweet Stampin' DT

Good morning Bloggers!

Are you ready for a new challenge? How about a masculine one? (I can hear some of you groan from over here!) But if you're anything like me, the Boys and their Toys theme at Sweet Stampin' is a welcome one.
I love making cards for boys, but don't seem to do many of them these days!

The image I used on this card is of course LOTV, and the paper is from Docrafts from the Wellington bear pack from three years ago. Wellington was who got me crafting in the first place, so I very much enjoyed digging the papers out from the back of the box! :-)

I hope you'll all find the time to play along!

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Saturday, 11 July 2015

Christmas in July - Sweet Stampin' DT

Morning all,

Well, I've been for my endoscopy, and have a stonking hiatus hernia getting in the way. So far medications aren't helping, and even plain water sets off the heartburn, so will have to see what the doctor suggests next. *le sigh*

In other news (whether it's better or not depends on whether you're ready to hear the dreaded "C" word yet!), there's a new challenge today over at Sweet Stampin'. The theme is Christmas in July, which may be a word non grata for some at the moment, but very welcome for me, as at least I've now made a start! So much for making Christmas cards all year round, like I promised myself...

But there was a very easy way to make this fun for myself, as I just so happened to have a voucher to spend on Amazon, which in turn translated into some shiny new Tim Holtz blueprint goodies.

I teamed the tree one up with last year's favourite Christmas paper, and this is what I came up with:

(apologies. I'm having some lighting issues at the moment...)

Now the eagle-eyed TH aficionados amongst you may spot the the sentiment doesn't belong with the set. It is in fact part of the snowman one, but I thought this one was more appropriate, as around here no-one I know uses "happy holidays". (I know my youngest's school tried making people use it one year, "so as not to alienate non-Christians", but no-one - including said non-Christians - took the blindest bit of notice, lol)

So there it is, my first Christmas card of the year. Fingers crossed I manage to get another couple done before December!

Your turn. You know you really should get started. And you'll get to play along with the cool kids to boot (that's us, in case you were wondering!).

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit DT

Morning all!

And here we are at the first of the month again! Time is just flying past. Of course it means that there's a new Anything altered art goes challenge starting over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and this month I have a set of drawers to show you.

I used some DCWV paper for this, which I just love...  The unit itself was painted with Frayed Burlap Distress paint before papering.

One side, with some Tattered Floral die-cut flowers and metal leaves.

The top. Another tattered floral flower and tattered leaves too.

The polaroid picture was part of the paper pad, and I embellished it with some goodies, including a filigree shape I cut in half.

The front has more filigree and some buttons pretending to be knobs :-)

I also used some alcohol ink on the sides of the drawers, which adds that little something when they are opened, I think...

I did have a "before" picture, which I took to show how drastic the transformation was. This came into the charity shop one day whilst I was working, and it was looking rather bedraggled and faded from being left out in strong sunlight. If I hadn't been there to intercept it, it would doubtless have ended up in the bin, so I'm glad I managed to grab it and give it a new lease of life.
But silly me, I can't find the before picture anywhere! I do have one taken after I'd gessoed the base unit, which was the most bedraggled of all, so it doesn't show the full effect...

Anyways, it's your turn. Come see what my fellow DT have made this month, and then why not play along?

Have a fantastic day!