Thursday, 27 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 14

This week the challenge at C.R.A.F.T is embossing. For my DT card I have used the new Cuttlebug owl flourish folder.

For the card base I've used double sided pearl brown card. The leafy backing paper is from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies CD, printed onto pearl card. I punched flowers down one side and added sticky pearls to the centres.I rubbed brown ink over the owl, and green ink on the swirls. The leaves are stamped and heat embossed, and coloured with a mixture of brown and green ink, with some flowersoft added to the base of the leaves. I smudges a mixture of brown and green ink on the background too with tissue paper.The large flower I cut from Funky Daze backing paper. I then added some garden string, heart buttons, and punched out dragonflies and flowers. The sentiment I printed off the computer.
The prize this week is from Just Tracy's - go and take a look at her site for Tracy's own design rubber stamps and other crafting goodies.

Here is this week's prize, a plain tabbed journal and some surprise goodies.

Go and have a look and see what the rest of the DT have come up with, some lovely cards with different types of embossing.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Cross Stitch ATCs

I made these for the Drayton Lady swap on Trimcraft. I got the patterns for both from books by Jana Hauschild Lindberg.

The backing paper for both are from Funky Hand, with the addition of a few punched out flowers, sticky gems, beads and hand stitching.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Claire's Blog Candy & New Shop!

Go and have a look at Claire's blog Crafty Bitz by Hope Jacare where she's giving away some great blog candy, you have until the 19th September for the chance for you to have your own digi image designed by Claire. She's also opened a new online shop, Hope Jacare at Shophandmade, where's she's selling her gorgeous digi stamps.Congratulations on your new shop Claire and good luck! And a very Happy Birthday for you tomorrow!

Saskia's Summer Candy

Saskia has some candy on her blog Snippers & Co, this what what you could win:
You have until September 20th. Saskia has some lovely creations on her blog, very different and varied, definitely worth having a look!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 13

This week the challenge at C.R.A.F.T is to make a project using this inspiration picture:

And this is what I made of the picture, an ATC. The cross stitch crab is part of a seaside sampler from a book called Holiday Memories in Cross Stitch by Chris Timms.

I stitched the crab onto linen, and back stitched around it adding sead beads and shell star beads. I stitched the linen onto backing paper, a freebie from Tinker & Co, and added stitching around the edge.

This is what you could win, a Joanna Sheen book thanks to Anesha from the Design Team. Go and take a look and see what lovely projects the rest of the team have come up with!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 12

The challenge at C.R.A.F.T this week is to follow this sketch, and this is my first card as Design Team member.

The backing paper is from Funky Hand's Hearts and Flowers collection, the bird is from Polkadoodle's Candy Doodles CD, the twig is garden string attached with brads and some buttons and punched out flowers.

This is what you could win, a handy Basic Grey rub on roller!

Go and have a look at the lovely cards the rest of the Design Team have made!

Polkadoodles Sketch Challenge

The challenge this week at Polkadoodles is to make a round card according to a sketch, and here's my entry. The background paper and all the elements are from the Sugar Birdies and Candy Doodles CDs.

The challenge runs until Sunday 16th, and there's some lovely cards from their design team and also a great tutorial for a circle bag card using the sketch.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Cuttlebug and Buttons Card

I'm entering this card into two challenges, the Cuttlebug Spot which is to make a card with your favourite Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the Crafty Creations challenge which this week is to use buttons.

I used the allegro folder on cream speckle card, and rubbed over it with copper ink. The backing paper was a freebie a few weeks ago on Tinker & Co, and I used this to make the flowers too. I scrunched the flowers up and inked the edges to give them a distressed look, I got this idea from a card making magazine, and I attached the buttons to the flowers with hemp. The butterfly is embossed with the swiss dots folder and rubbed over with the same copper ink.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Good News!

I had some good news this morning - that I have been picked as one of the new Design Team members at C.R.A.F.T! I'm so pleased to have been chosen, and I'm really looking forward to starting work on the challenges!

Congratulations also to the other new members - Magda, Eiglas, Suzi, and the two new Junior Design Team members Enola and Jodie. I look forward to working with you all, and of course the existing Design Team!

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Pink & Green

The challenge this week over at C.R.A.F.T is to create something in pink and green, they are also looking for 2 new design team members -and here's my entry - a card for a knitter with a present attached - a set of pink and green stitch markers.

For the base I used pink pearl card, and the
backing paper is Wild Asparagus. The lettering is from Polkadoodles Sugar Birdies CD, with glitter added round the edges. The flower is die cut and embossed on my cuttlebug.

I knit the little jumper and made knitting needles out of cocktail sticks and beads.

The stitch markers are made from glass beads and silver plated findings.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge

The challenge on Crafty Creations this week is to make something based on the lovely artwork of Lauren Alexander, and for this I have made a fabric ATC.

I used iron on interfacing on 2 pieces of fabric, put a piece of wadding in between and oversewed them together, adding beads every now and then. The bird flower and sun are felt with a plaited wool twig at the bottom.