Saturday, 12 January 2013

It's been a while

I'll start off with my apologies for not posting anything for ages!

And secondly I want to share a couple of things that I've been working on that are a little bit different. The first was a present for a friend when he became a dad, and the second was because I enjoyed making the first one so much that I wanted to make more!

I've got big ideas for these frames and there will be plenty more to come :)

I'm entering the train into the Button Up challenge over at

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Character crazy

I was honoured to be asked to guest design for a second time over at D.C.C. & Friends Challenge.
The theme for this month is character crazy, you can interpret this however you like so come along and join in the fun. We're sponsored this month by Papercraft Junkies who are offering the winner 6 digis from their shop. As an added incentive, if you use a Papercraft Junkies image in your design you will go into a draw to win a little craft prize courtesy of DCC&Friends.

Right, down to my offerings. I used 'Bolton' from the 'Meet the Rustins' collection. I stamped the cogs and gears using Kanban stamps and then used liquid pearls to add the detail in the background.

Don't forget you have until the 14th October to enter the challenge, so pop along and have some fun.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Back To School

The first challenge over at Aly's Crafty Challenges is now Live and the theme is Back To School, and I'm happy to say that I am on the design team alongside several talented ladies.

I had quite a few ideas for this challenge, but after starting them and getting frustrated because they weren't turning out how I wanted, I decided that I should stick to my own 'style' instead of trying to do something too different, and this is what I came up with

I used an digi stamp from Saturated Canary, the ruler stamps are from a Kanban set, the papers are K&co, and the lace, flowers and buttons are from my stash.

It would be lovely if some of you popped over and had a go. The challenge runs until the 6th October and you can enter anything crafty as long as it fits the theme. There's also a great prize up for grabs for the winner.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

DCC & Friends challenge 2

I was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest designer for challenge 2 over at D.C.C & Friends Challenges

The theme for this month is FAIRIES, MYSTIC, MAGIC, and we'd love to see your crafty creations for this theme. 

For this challenge we have two sponsors, so there will be two winners and a top three.

We are pround to be sponsored by Sharon Duncan Crafts who has kindly donated Home Tweet Home Cd Rom for one winner

We are also delighted to be sponsored by PaperCraft Junkies who has generously donated 6 digi images of your choice for one winner.

Challenge runs from 15th August to 14th September

I decided to go for a wall hanging for my piece. I printed out a digi stamp that I got from here, and coloured it in using my promarkers. I cut a circle and then a scalloped circle in a green pearlescent card, and added liquid pearls to each scallop. After attaching it to ribbon, I added the flowers and the metal butterfly charm.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Football Focus

I was asked by a friend to make a card for a 30th birthday, the only thing that I was told was that he was a fan of Aston Villa. I took an image of their logo, and then using Serif Craft Artist (my favourite programme) I created backing papers to match.

I'm entering this card into the Here Come The Boys challenge.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

A little birdie told me...

...That there is a colour recipe challenege going on at Tuesday Alchemy. The colours to be used are sea green, pink and brown. Here's my entry with as close a colour match as I could get:

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Gypsy dancer

For this card I used a Saturated Canary digi stamp of a gypsy dancer, I've also used some freebie Prima paper that came with the latest issue of Simply Cards. I've only recently discovered Prima papers but I'm already hooked, and I'm tempted to go and buy another copy of the magazine just so I can get another pack of the papers!

I'm entering this into the Mojo Monday 254 sketch challenge