Saturday, 10 May 2008

Exciting news to be announced in a few days and 4 days to get your Competition entries in plus 4 days left on Blog candy

Hi All
I have an exciting announcement to come over the next few days. I can hardly wait to tell you all about it.

You have 4 days to enter the Dovecraft Competition to win

COMPETITION POST where you can find out how to enter and where you should post your entries
Competition sponsor is who have an amazing range of products and I will say that their prices are excellent as well.

You also have 4 days left to comment on my blog to win

I think both the selections are excellent and I know that I find both sets of stamps amazingy veratile and have used them on loads of projects.

If you like the Laura Ashley Range and want some cardmaking ideas Issue 45 of Simply Cards and Papercrafts is out now with a project consisting of 7 different cards. Project by myself
Finally for today I have a free paper for you. Hope you like it. It is an alternative version to photograph papers

if you like it you can download it free here

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Wednesday and thursday2 days of challenges

Hello all
I have decided that today and tommorow I am going to attempt to do as many challenges as I can so I have a list to start
My time to craft Ribbons DONE 2
Created by hand Charms DONE
Mixed media monday Paint DONE 2
artbuzz schoolgirl DONE
Cardvarks Hot DONE
daring cardmakers Wood or silverwear DONE 2
Gothic Arches Chair
take part tuesday Forest DONE
wednesday stamper Diva DONE
sketch this sketch 49 DONE
That was my starting list its now Thurday and I still have two challenges on original list,Gothic Arches and Artbuzz but I am off to find more challenges to do today. I will put the list below this

Artygirlz 3d DONE
Cardmakers United Paint chips and photo DONE
Lilypad challenge circles DONE
Funky fairies Going dotty DONE
Think Monday think atc. Black and White DONE
Paper minutes sketch 12
ISMAKI sketch 18 DONE
Theme Thursday Tea or coffee

So here is my 1st completed peice (sorry about the poor picture makes it look out of shape)

This is for Mixed media mondays paint, Daring cardmakers Wood and Take part tuesdays Forest
I used permanant marker and drew the shapes in dashed lines. coloured with watercolour paint. then wrote in permanant marker words that I associte with the shape For eg bark,brown, bough,tree,wood. on the trunk of the tree . Sun hot warm,sunny on the sun etc

Here ios my second peice

This covers challenges Mixed media paint, daring cardmakers wood, My time to craft ribbons ,created by hand charms
I used pearlescent acrylic paint in dark blue, aqua and green, watered down with lots of water in a small essential oil atomisers (bought from ebay in pack of 10) as a spray onto plain cardstock. then onto Pearlescent wave pattern card(same card used in Sundays free project download (shows through really well in real life) then on the wooden button. Charm is the fish obviously, ribbons I plated three ribbons and also used the ribbon in the button as fake stitching > I also used 3 sets of dovecraft alphabet stamps > I must admit that i always regreted not having more alphabets, but now Trimcraft and Dovecraft do small clear and woodblock alphabet sets for 99p Im going to have loads (so they can also work for examples for my competiton. LOL)
Well here is item 3

Thia covers Caardvarks Hot challenge and Wednesdays stamper Diva and Sketch this Sketch 49 .
Used Cherry Artes paper Image from Tuscan Rose collage art CD (1 I think) I used the trimcraft Studio G Alphabet stamps again and a Trimcraft Studio G clear stamp from a flower set for the embellishment. I did nt want to hide the paper so the writing is on dotty Vellum in child like writing it says mummy says when I grow up Im going to be a proper little

Here is thursdays 1st Item and 4th item in total

Which completes the challenges Artgirlz 3d,Artbuzz Schoolgirl, Ismaki Sketch 18 and Cardmakers United Paint chips and Photo

Here is item 5

Which completes My time to craft, Ribbon challenge again Lily Pad challenge Circles, Funky Fairies Going Dotty challenge and Think Monday Think ATC Black and white Challenge

Due to unforseen circumnstances I have to go out and don't know what time I will be back and I still have 3 challenges in my list. However if you include the challenges I have done more than once . I have completes 17 challenge items in two days although I did nt start til 12.30 on Wednesday and finished at 5pm and started at 12.30 today and finished at 5. If I get back in time to complete the remaining items I will . If not I think I have done ok with this challenge

Don't forget . I have free downloadable projects and free downloadable papers scattered through my blog. Also you still have 7 days to comment on my blog for the great blog candy prize and 7 days to enter the competition to win Loads of Dovecraft Laura Ashley Goodies including papers and stamps

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Free template and project download. Challenge Arty Girlz and Saturdays Workout. Plus miss on 4 by 4.UPDATEDplus Tag your it week 5

Well today I have managed to get my challenges a bit mixed up. I ment to do the 4 by 4 Friday challenge Vintage brides, Plus Saturdays workout Alcohol inks and tag your it challenge week 5 However managed to get last weeks Tag your it week 4 Photo slide and forgot the brides was a 4 by 4 so brides ended up as a tag not a 4 by 4.Fortunatly the only one I could nt mess up was the Arty Girlz as the theme this week was open Oh well/ I still love the result

So here is my entry for Arty Girlz Open theme and Saturdays workout Alcohol inks

I used alcohol inks and applied them in a wave motion across the pearescent wave card stock which also features in one of my project download cards.

So I have a free project download for you

The shabby chic card comes with a free downloadable template as well

anyway I thought that i would give you a project download and free template so you can download the case template and the handbag card and wavy card instruction sheet and any of my other instruction sheets You need to download the instruction sheet and the Visio bag and case template HERE

These two cards resulted from playing around with some card I recently bought from
ideas in paper an online shop which i tripped over ewhilst surfing. I especially love the card from the floral pad. it has an lightly embossed pattern which if you sand it makes the card look a bit like embossed suede. I also inked it and sanded it and loved the results it acheived.

anyway thats it for me for today and possibly also for tommorow. Being bank holiday monday I fancy putting my feet up and getting some just for me crafting done. so have a great one everyone and catch you later

Well I have nipped on to update have managed to do week 5 tag your it challenge Moo tag so here it is . I will also be using this as another Arty Girlz entry

This moo tag is for my friend her favorite colours are black and green and she loves arum lilies

So that is my Tag your it week 5 challenge and my second entry to ARTY GIRLZ
Dont forget you have 9 days left to enter the Dovecraft laura Ashley competiton and the Blog candy draw