Saturday 31 October 2015

Dies and/or punches - Sweet Stampin' DT

Hi all, happy haunting today!

A new challenge is happening at Sweet Stampin', and I suspect it'll be a popular one. We're looking for creations featuring dies and/or punches.

I decided to use a shaped base for mine, then want with a large scallop die and some snowflake dies...

For some reason, I can't seem to get blues and purples to photograph properly... Once my daughter starts her photography A level, I shall get her to assist, methinks, lol.

The image is an Aurora Wings digi, and the papers are Maja design. I made this one for my parents, as my mum really doesn't like green, so the shades of blue are perfect, as that's her favourite colour!

Hope those of you going out trick-or-treating tonight have a spooktacular time (mine are a bit too old now, so they'll be sitting by the door with the sweets instead... hope there will be some left for the little ones, lol!


Saturday 24 October 2015

More texture stamps - Crafters' palette DT

Morning folks,

I had a wonderful time with my parents and my twin nieces, who they'd brought along. Really looking forward to going up and seeing them at Christmas!

Now, I'd been having so much fun playing with the Kaisercraft texture stamps for Crafters' palette, that I played about with a second technique too. this time, I did some embossing.

If you'd like to see how I made this, please pop over to the blog. 

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday 21 October 2015

Texture stamps - Crafters' Palette DT

Morning all,

Ok, first of all... You all fail at guessing football teams (or in the case of my American friends, soccer). :-P
My wee brother lives up north in Scotland. Aberdeen to be precise. And yes, he supports the Dons. (That's Aberdeen FC to the layman, lol)
Of course, you can all be forgiven as red is easily the most common team colour out there it seems, but that's not going to stop me from eating the virtual cookie all by myself! *nom!*
My personal favourite team actually has one of the most recognisable strips out there, so keep an eye open for that appearing on a card one day soon...

Now, onto the business of the day:

The product of the month over at Crafters' Palette is Kaisercraft texture stamps. I decorated a wooden heart using one of them.

If you'd like more details, why not pop over to the blog?

I hope you'll all have a lovely day. My parents may be popping in today, as they're on holiday in Wales, so within day-trip distance for once. As we only see them a couple of times a year, this is cause for much jubilation from the kids and myself (hubby is working late, so it's not making any difference to him, lol), although also cause for a panicked "Why has my self-cleaning oven not cleaned itself" moment.

Until tomorrow!


Saturday 17 October 2015

Antiques Roadshow - Sweet Stampin' DT

Good morning bloggaroos!

Saturday yet again. Which means tomorrow is Sunday. I am determined to get a lie-in for once. Yes. Must locate duct tape for kids... ;-)
Saturday also means a new challenge at Sweet Stampin', of course. And this week's theme is antiques Roadshow.  So, this theme means I shall show off my husband dig out an old stamp for your inspiration.

Now, as I've only just been stamping for 2 years now, my idea of "old" is probably a little different from some of you who have been at it a wee bit longer! But as LOTV were responsible for my first (and second, third, fiftieth, etc.) stamp, I figured that was the way to go.

And for good measure I included papers from my first ever paper pad too! (Docrafts "Wellington" papers)

This card made its way north for my baby brother's birthday. Can any of you guess what football team he supports? None of my fellow Sweeties managed to guess, so there's still a virtual cookie in it for whomever gets it right, lol.

Speaking of the Sweeties... Don't forget to go take a peek at all the gorgeous old stamps they've dug up for this challenge!

Have an awesomesauce weekend!


Saturday 10 October 2015

Mixed media card - Crafters' Palette DT

Hi all,

I made a mixed media card following this month's page map over at Crafters' Palette.

This was sooooooo much fun to do!

There's a step-by-step tutorial over on the Crafters' Palette blog, along with products used, etc, if anyone is curious how I made it.

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday 7 October 2015

CAS birthday card

Hi all,

I made a card recently for a male friend who is fond of the minimalist look... I have to admit that although I've been making quite a few CAS cards recently, I still really struggle. It's so hard to resist the urge to throw embellishments at it! lol.

Anyways, this just uses some alphabet dies, a stamp, bakers' twine and a charm.

And that's about as CAS as I get! (let's face it, anything less and I'd be sending a blank piece of card in the post!)

Hope you're all having a lovely day!


Saturday 3 October 2015

Wheels - Sweet Stampin' DT

Good morning ladies and germs!

It's another Saturday (already!) which of course means another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. And this week? this week we're wanting to see your wheels!

I had a wee dig through my stash, and found a rather pretty bicycle stamp (a magazine freebie), which I used to make a pretty, girlie, shabby chic affair, because it'd been far too long since I last made one of those.

This is what I ended up with:

And now I'm out of bark hearts yet again! That's 4 bags now. maybe I should just order a dozen bags and have done with it, lol. I can't help it though, they're so pretty and go so very well with the shabby chic look!

So there be my wheels. Both of 'em! Now I strongly suggest you go take a peek at what the rest of the Sweeties have come up with. I'm actually very impressed. Without discussing it beforehand, almost all of us used a different thing with wheels on. Go us!  (although I'm hoping some clever person will enter a card with Wagon Wheels on... The biscuit, that is! lol)

Have an awesomesauce weekend everyone!


Thursday 1 October 2015

October Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Good morning folks!

It's official. This year is going way too fast! Hate to break it to you all, but it's the 1st of October already...

On the upside, it means a new month and a new opportunity to come and play at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. Just come on by with any of your altered art or mixed media. We'd be so happy to see it!

Some of you may remember the pen pot I altered for my hubby back in February. The result of this was that I was rather jealous of his fabulous pen pot, while I still had one sitting on my desk that I never actually liked to begin with! So for this month's challenge, I finally got around to making one for myself.

I grabbed a blank from the MDF man, and added my favourite papers, some inksplat stamping (because let's face it, *everything* I own is covered in inksplats already anyways...) and lots of other goodies.
This is what it eventually turned out like:

The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot portions of the leaf stamp I used for my sewing box recently on here as well... I really, really love that stamp! lol. What I did intend to do, was fill the frame with either Glossy- or Crackle accents, but unfortunately I've run out of both! (will be remedied at the Harrogate fair tomorrow, I hope...) So I may yet get 'round to doing so at a later point.

Hope you will all come join in the fun (because seriously, altered art is fun. It really, really is!), and come and see what the rest of our fabulous design team have made for your inspiration this month.

Have an awesomesauce day!