Thursday, 29 April 2010

Second post because I fed up with having thirteen post every month lol

I mean it might be unlucky I might even go and  do something really bad like this lol Sue needs a long lie down followed by two or three brews

Can you make a heart shape flower?

Well I thought I might as well give it a go lol

  So what about a square ?    seems both are possible Not sure I like the square lol However it just goes to show that whatever shape punches you have a flowers is possible and if I twist it it will be more flower like I quite like the heart:)

     Some purple flowers made with scallop circles and buttons and ribbon for centres

         A light pink flower with a flower centre with a little feather on the flower and feathers added for leaves. I just love making these flowers :)


Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Experiements with different punch shapes to make flowers

I decided to have a little play with different punch shapes to find out what the end result would be with each one I also used thin pattern paper for one, a little thicker paper for two and old book pages for the forth I have misplaced my shimmer mists which I wanted to use so I improvised and used distress inks, vesta colour, pretty color ink pads in fact just whatever I had to hand I also tried spraying with micro powder just a little in a Ranger mister which became anyone know how to unblock it ?

My personal favourite is the bottom pink one on the middle image  My husband favourite is the yellow one which he thinks looks like a sunflower. I wonder what your favourite is ?

Monday, 26 April 2010

Hand crafted flowers

I love flowers so thought I would have a go at making some flowers from some pages of an old book that fell to pieces, so I been using it to craft with. I been so impressed by many of the flowers I have seen both in the shops and on blogs I wanted to try making some I used a basic scallop edge punch to make these.
 All ready for my next LO I also had a go at making a flowered brooch using wired ribbon I saw hoe to do this on TV I am not sure what the lady name is so if anyone knows who made them first please say so I can give them credit Updated Annabel Lewis of V V Rouleaux was on QVC and demonstarated the flowers which was where I saw them, also Kirsty Allsop of Location, Location, Location fame made a homemade programme at the end of last year and did a demo too, thanks Glen :)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

A free gift I made For my £10 and free challenge

Buttons in a recyled jam jar

I was lucky enough to be given some buttons I also cut some off items of clothes that were were no longer wearable I decorated the jar and filled with buttons

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Messing with backgrounds Tim Holtz method

Some time back I got a wonderful cockeral stamp (stampington & company) I have used it before but felt it would be better with a background I then stamped and embossed the cockeral in Detail Black stamp stuff.  I  then masked off the sun, and used distressed  inks as you would on a tag to make  the backgound I used torn paper to do edges to divide sky from earth. Then I added in the sun I added overhanging leaves and grass, using edge of card I thenmade the card backgound using same leaves, finally adding a chickend and ribbon to finish. I so enjoy messy play

Loving the blopping I will get to everyone I promise and leave comments.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mini Tag book

Saturday was my crop day, and in the afternoon we made from chipboard alphabet disks, they make a really cute mini book. I finished it off at home using just odds and ends I had in my craft room.

Found this while browsing Thought you might like to join in

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Playing with my Brayer...

I fancied another play with my brayer, mainly because I had treated myself to some BIG and Juicy pads (water and Hydranger) very yummy I love trees so decided to do a tree again with a sun setting. Messy play I just love it

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Altered matchbook

I came across a new challenge blog Every month they will have a new alter it challenge this month it was to alter a matchbox I love the site and the matchboxes altered on it are fab. So I decided to give it a go.
Thanks for setting the challenge Carol, Gillian & Zuzu.
 I also altered the other Jigsaw piece Kindly sent to me by Gina I aimed for  a vintage sewing theme on this one, so lots of lace, buttons,&  alter long sewing pin

Friday, 9 April 2010

Thank You for all the RAK and goodies ...

Yesterday and today I have receieved some wonderful RAK's from my do crafts buddies Sall sent me the most delieghtful Easter Arches I adore them and will be making a littlehole at the top of each so i can put them on a ring to hang them from my craft bag I hope you dont mind Sall?

This afternoon whilst I was listening to the bird singing in out back garden this very cute owl RAK arrived from Gill thank you so much I adore it, and look at that wonderful little envelope

Gina also sent me a RAK which is enttiled Dreams Itss a beautiful colours and dreaming of having more time lol oh wish I had more time also Gina sent a wonderful selection of goodies, dies cuts, tickets and jigsaw pieces I have altered one jigsaw piece one to go

Mandy and I swoped no sew dotees I adore the little dotee she sent me

And when I opened these from Carole I fell about laughing, she know me so well, I like nothign better that the a brew or six. In fact my name I sign with is tea_bag lol They have lavender in I believe as they smell very nice
Anyone for a brew? Thank you all so much you have certainly made me feel very special and give me a good giggle lol


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Been playing with embossing and ink pads

I just felt like playing and wanted to do something bright so made this cardLots of inking, stamping embossing and a final coat of clear embossing powder to finish it off

Also some quick cards I made a few days ago thanks to Sue for the die cuts

Monday, 5 April 2010

Reflection Technique My First Try

Yesterday I watched Barbara Grey on Create & Craft I was so impressed by her reflection methods that I wanted to have a go straight away The only big and juicy pad I own is "Spice" so that limited my colour choices. I located my brayer which just happened to be a speedball one, the one Barbara recommened more by luck on my part that design. So I then wondered what stamps I could use so I thought trees would works I had no grass, so used the side of a piece of card and generally improvised with what I had I know where all the faults are but now I have the general idear I will try again Now I,m wondering if I can use normal ink pads or would they be too dry ? Not sure guess it trail and error

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Spent all day making a male birthday easel style

I wanted to make a male easel card so after much  messing about I came up with a male birthday card I had done one similar some time back but just  a waistcoat so I wanted to see if I could make into an easel card and do as suit and shirt

I wanted the inside to look like the trousers of the suit   I wanted to line the jackket with an old newspaper but did not have one so used some pages from an old book I also made a birthday newspaper for the jacket pocket Called "Birthday News"   I added a belt and a buckle also a little key from a chain just fuse wire hanging from the belt I added some tags The bit that keeps the card up is another tag with a stamped pocket watch on it                  

Free items for 2010 christmas challenge

Cd cases decorated and altered maybe with photo and small layout in
altered wine holders from supermarkets altered to contain pens ...thanks to Sall for these ideas 

Altered Ikea frames