Saturday, 12 April 2014

Allsorts - spring blossoms

Saturday means a new challenge at Allsorts and this time the theme is: Spring blossoms.
I took some ordinary easter eggs, painted them with home-made gesso and added lots and lots of flowers.

This is how the eggs looked in original:

And this is the recipe for home-made gesso:
1/4 cup of baby talcum powder
1 tablespoon of white glue
1 tablespoon of white acrylic paint
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Friday, 11 April 2014

SFTW - Favourite stamp

time for a new challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and the theme is: Use your favourite stamp. Well, that's tricky cause I have so many stamps that I love, but I tend to go back to the Lily of the Valley-stamps over and over again so I ended up choosing one of the fantastic bear stamps. A small card, not overly decorated to keep the image in focus :).

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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Allsorts - No flowers

you really seemed to like our last challenge at Allsorts. Let's see if we can inspire you this week. I would like to challenge you to make a project without using any flowers - and with that I mean NO flowers; no flowers on the backing paper, not even flowers on the image. Gasp, can that be done? Well... if I can do it, so can you, cause I really, really, really love to use flowers :)

I used one of my favourite stamps, masked the butterfly so I could keep that white and coloured the rest of the image with Seedless Preserves and Tumbled Glass. And no, those are not flowers on the image, those are leaves ;)

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Allsorts - Use those dies

Hi all,
at Allsorts this week we want you to make use of all the dies you've gathered =).

And as my DT work I present the gift I made for one of the quartets in our chorus. Lots of dies used here; Spellbinders frame, Martha Stewart heart and Tim Holtz rosette. The rest are punches :)

Sponsoring us this week is Flonzcraft with their huge selection of awesome stamps.

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Friday, 28 March 2014

SFTW - Spring colours

It's my turn to host the challenge at Stampin for the Weekend this fortnight, so I'll try to keep up my end of the bargain :)
We are sponsored by Live and Love Crafts, a wonderful craft store, and the theme is Spring Colours.

I made a gift box in bright Easter-inspired colours, decorated with the image March Daffodil from Rick St Dennis, a gorgeous image with suiting spring flowers. But I might of course be biased cause I love all his ladies in hat-stamps!

Other challenges:
Scrap Creations - spring
Cute card Thursday - floral delight
All crafts - anything goes

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Allsorts - all about the boys

It's All about the boys at Allsorts this week. We are sponsored by Craft fairy.
I decided to make a clean and easy male card to have up my sleeve for a rainy day - who knows when you might need it :)
I stamped the sentiment in white on the tag, and then filled in some more with a white pen, which is why it looks a bit smudged, can't be helped. But if it's handmade it is :)

Other challenges:
Crafty ribbons - anything goes
Crazy4challenges -anything goes
Crafts4eternity - anything goes
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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Allsorts - pretty in pink

We have an awesome challenge for you at Allsorts - it's pretty in pink :)
I made an envelope card and since we are sponsored by Passion for Stamps and Nicecrane I decided to use one of the images from the Angels and Fairies series from Nicecrane.

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