Friday, 11 July 2008

This Thursday, Daring Cardmakers and Layers of Colour

Hi all
Have not been so well over the last couple of days but have managed to do a bit of crafting . So here is my peice that fulfils This Thursday opposites attract.( I thought the contrast between the coloured paper, and the black and white stamped image would work well.)
Daring cardmakers Cards with A peel ( I adore these peel off corners I bought loads of them. I used to be a peel of hater but for the last year I have found peel offs have improved and you can do some snazzy things with peel off pens and make some really doody butterflies see pic)

and layers of colour berries challenge
so this is my finished peice . The bird is actually on an acetate spring so that it trembles as if flying Which you can't see on a photo

I have also been playing with Fantasy Film dip kit that I got from Fred Aldous and I am really impressed. I created a daffodil. I am going to put this inside an explosion box card. Won't that be amazing to find this fragile daffodil inside

If you like the fruit background from the challenge card

you can download it here as 12 by 12 then print of at whatever size you like Free Paper Download

Thursday, 10 July 2008

This weeks This Thursday challenge plus Rainbow Ladys challenge

Hi all
This weeks challenge on This Thursday is Opposites Attract. The prize this week is the winners choice of 1 full plate of Cherry Pie Art Stamps . All stamped images in the projects are Cherry Pie Art Stamps to see the amazing range of plates the winner can pick from Click HERE

There are some really great examples from Susie, Fiona and guest Designer Vicki
Here are two of my examples from this weeks challenge you can see all the other challenge examples HERE

There is also a downloadable tutorial on an unusual melted baby wipe background on the This thursday projects page

and some free downladable papers on the download page

here are three of the papers fo download on my blog

which you can download here Free Paper Download

which you can donload free here Free paper download

which you can download free here Free paper download

There are matching papers on on tje download page.
thats all from me for this morning will be back this afternoon with some challenges

Thought you might like to see this. I was looking through Craftster and in their "What do I do with this" section someone asked about Cigarette cartons the big ones, and this led to someone asking what to do with cigarette boxes. So inspired by my unfortuanly bin full of cigarette packets I set to work
This is what I came up with

Hope you like it. It uses tissue paper and paint to cover the box . The sealed with glossy accents. The bolt is coloured with alcohol inks . Its says Trash or recycle reuse , Inside I am going to make a matching book all about recycling tips

Rainbow Ladys challenge this week was make something oriental .

I made these a little while ago but there is an available project download sheet HERE My favorite is the decoupage bird

Monday, 7 July 2008

This Thursday, Created by hand, Saturdays Workoutand Sketches by tamara challenge entry

Well I have combined a few challenges again. 1st of all This thursdays, Clearly clever I have used Starburst Stains and Moonshadow inks which I think fit the title Clearly Clever. If you like them you can buy them at I have had moon shadow inks for a while but today is my 1st time with Starburst stains and they are ace. I want them all . Plus I have used a Cherry pie art stamp , which the lucky winner of next weeks This Thursday challenge, will be able to choose a whole stamp plate of.

Created by hands challenge was pastel colours . so I created my main feature peices in pastel Starburst stains.

Saturdays workout was Raster backgrounds, so I used the stains to create a raster background to stamp on.

As the final challenge I fitted my four completed peices, into this weeks Sketches by tamarachallenge

So what does my completed peice look like

I wish it had photographed a little better the stamped images are a lot more defined in real like ans the whole thing shimmers
Oh well thats my Challenges for today.
bye for now. See you on This thursday this week for the chance to win an acrylic album and loads of great acrylic shapes

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Next weeks prize on This Thursday

Well all

We again have had fantastic entries on This Thursday, its going to be really difficult to select our favorite 15 again. But what a joy to look through.

Someone lucky person is really going to enjoy playing with all those wonderful acrylic goodies from our sponsor Clever Cut I really want the acrylic album so much

Anyway here is the preview of next weeks prize on This Thursday

Kindly sponsored by Cherry Pie Art Stamps owned by this weeks guest designer Marina

so here is the prize. Your choice of 1 of Cherry Pie Art Stamps ,stamp plates
To take a look at what you can choose from if you are this weeks lucky winner Cherry Pie Stamp Plates
I will be on later to upload some challenge entries