Wednesday, 31 March 2010
The first one, the total flower explosion, is for the wee one - she's very girly and just luuuuuuurves flowers and bling and pretty stuff :)
The other one is for my older gem and therefor a lot calmer and more sophisticated ;)
If the cats don't kill these eggs they will hopefully be reused for Easters to come.
Challenges? Why not?
Creative Card Crew - vintage
Simon says - distressing
Cupcake craft - Easter + chocolate
Papertake Weekly - open theme
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - pink and green and flowers
Nope, two Easter eggs to be. I took two transparent plastic eggs, covered them with cotton compresses that I crinkeled, starched it with sugar solution to make it hard and painted with grey acrylic paint. As soon as they are dry I will decorate them.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
So, I found this wooden box and wanted to make something out of it. Things got out of hand...
I made the box into a flower pot,
I made a bottle tag cause I picked up a pink and gold wine bottle cause I thought it was pretty (might taste like crap, I don't know),
I made a basket for chocolate (it's nice with chocolate to wine... or beer... or milk...)
and a card to go along with it.
But even though the wine might be horrid, the chocolate will make you chubby and the flowers will wither it's still a pretty ensemble :)
I will enter this in:
Creative Card Crew - vintage
Cute Card Thursday - dimensions
Charizma cards - spring
Cupcake craft - spring or Easter + chocolate
Papertake Weekly - open theme
Roses on Paper - punch it
Saturday spotlight - coffee (aimed for the colour)
Magnolia down under - stitching
Spoon full of sugar - shaped card (the bottle tag or basket)
Kaboodle - shaped card
Simon says - it's so distressing
Monday, 29 March 2010
Since Simon says has a challenge for children aged 2-16 with the theme Anything goes she wanted to show a picture she made and the doorhanger to go with the one she got from me a while back. Her sign says Enter and Don't Enter - a must have for all modern girls ;) She just pushes the heart to the appropriate statement.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
I took this plastic IKEA box and decored it with stamped, distressed and ripped paper. The tag says "craft cash" and the intention is to keep the money I allow myself to spend on craft supplies here.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
The paper is from Creative Company and I think the texture is adorable.
I would go for the obvious challenges Stampin for the Weekend (Easter) and Allsorts (Spring) but I'm not eligeble ;)
A Spoon full of Sugar - Easter
Charizma Cards - something for the kids
Colour Create Challenge - mint, chocolate and cream (the mint is a bit far stretched but one of the eggs...)
Cupcake craft - food & drink
Our Creative Corner - Easter
Papertake Weekly - lilac and lemon
Roses on paper - Easter
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - Spring
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
I've added a new month to my birthday calendar since Easter is in April. I used a Magnolia image and the Easter egg in the corner is a stamp I got from Vikki.
Monday, 15 March 2010
it's Monday so it's time for a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams. This week the challenge is to use at least two different punches - shouldn't be much of an obsticle right? :)
We are sponsored this week by Di so I used one of her images on my card.
There's a MS flowerlace punch, a retro flower punch, a corner punch and a MS leaf punch - a total of 4 yey!
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Over at Susie and Vikki's Christmas club the theme is gift or present so I made a gift box - thank you Lotta for the lovely image!
I think boxes are really hard to take good photos of so you'll have to make do with this.
Yesterday I finished a card (yes a whole day of crafting and I have one card to show you, I know I talk to much on these events hehe) .
Image from Karen's doodles painted with vintage photo and tumbled glass, paper from the Luxury stack (the blue one), flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and sentiment from Skogstokiga.
Simon says - sketch
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Karen's doodles UK - anything goes
Saturday spotlight - slick
Saturday, 13 March 2010
I've been to the grand opening of Nettans in her brand new house - a day filled with crafting, laughter, coffee and stamps :)
But it is time now to put up my DT work for this week's challenge at Allsorts. Lisa has chosen a colour challenge of Pink, Black and White. There's a scrummy prize this week so hop on over and check it out!
I've used silver embossing on the image from Motivet, DP is from Quick Quote Paper and the pink paper is the inside of one of Amanda's books (oops mummy just borrowed) since these strong colours aren't normally my style.
Flutter by Wednesday - open challenge, just include butterfly, angel or fairy
Cupcake craft - flower power
Charizma cards - butterflies - no, she's not a fairy, she's a butterfly girl ;)
Spoon full of sugar - recycling (or in this case destruction of a book cover)
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Totally out of my comfort zone but I managed a bookmark that Amanda loved - cause the colours are very much in HER zone :)
Papers are Blossoms & Butterflies - the first paper pack I ever bought. A bit of a mark over how my style has changed :)
Now I think I must go downstairs and soak some papers and tags and stuff in hot coffee cause that gives a cheap and easy vintage look, just to get me on track again :)
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Of course I had to make a card just to use it :) For the dress and bow I used distress ink Tumbled Glass, worked nicely with the DCWV backing paper. The lace circle is a stamp from Skogstokiga.
I'm tossing it in to the following challenge:
Simon says challenge - mother's day/girly
Monday, 8 March 2010
I have used Magnolia stamps coloured with distress inks, punch from MS, alphabet is called Supermarket and backing paper is white paper distressed, glimmered and stamped with tattered rose.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
And this is how it looks today. Blimey, I had no idea there were so many angles and corners on a stairway, it felt like it went on forever...
See ya all tomorrow for a new challenge over at Die cut dreams :)
Saturday, 6 March 2010
and I made a christening card for my daughter's boyfriend's sister's baby boy (that sounded farfetched didn't it...hehe) using one of the Coco bears from our sponsor. Coloured with distress ink - mainly vintage photo. The punch is MS and the ribbon is a gift from Victoria.
Friday, 5 March 2010
The WoJ image is coloured with antique linen and vintage photo, papers are DCWV the Luxury Stack and the sentiment is computer generated.
WoJ - coffee and cream
Papertake Weekly - buttons, bows, brads or bling.
Creative Inspiration - lace, pins and pearls
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
And I surprised myself by not throwing myself over the Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss straight away. No, I decided to take the Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone for a test drive and I don't regret that.
It turned out as below, with a distressed and glimmered background, vintage embossing powder and some wild asparagus paper.
ABC challenge has P for paper piecing so I took a detail picture of that.
Papertake Weekly has buttons, bows, brads and bling (I went for brads) and if you liked the image you can get it (and many more adorable ones) from here.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday, papers are Wild asparagus (I love them, yes I do), the dew drops are a gift from Susie and Tilda is coloured with distress inks (the dress is a mix of peeled paint, weathered wood and antique linen to get the nuance to match the papers).
A spoon full of sugar - beads
Creative Card Crew - celebration
Just Magnolia - birthday
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - stitching
Creative inspirations - monochrome
The Pink elephant - add green
Monday, 1 March 2010
This week at Die Cut Dreams our very own Karen has made a fantastic sketch for you all to play around with.
The Prize this week is to be our Spotlight Guest Designer for 2 weeks (the challenges dated 15th & 22nd March).
I used a WoJ image and Wild Asparagus papers. Flowers from Tabby crafts, pistils from Tiimari and shabby shutters distress ink all over the place.
I'm adding it to:
The Pink Elephant (add green to your colour combo)
Simon says challenge (vintage with flowers)
Spoon full of sugar (distress inks and pearls)
And thank you Leanne for pointing out that it's also eligeble for Charizma Cards (birthday card with a candle)