Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - Digi Choosday

It's Digi Choosday!  hi there, well it is Thanksgiving this week and I will be celebrating it with my husband who is American.  So bring it on!  The full works, roast turkey and all its trimming.
Any way, back to my challenge this week.  I chose one of Emma's digi images available at www.polkadoodles.co.uk. coloured her with my Graph'it markers added some glitter to her hair and boots, I also added some liquid accents to the turkey to give it a lovely glaze and then matted and layer her on to some backing papers from the Home for Christmas CD Rom and then added a sentiment.  That is it for today x

Friday, November 22, 2013

My first piece of Artwork.


Well, this is my first piece of Artwork! I saw this being demonstrated at a Craft Extravaganza in Wiesbaden, Germany a couple of weeks ago, and I was enthralled! I thought I could do that and I have got all the stuff she is using! So I went home and found a mount out of a picture frame and decided to embellish that! First of all, I got some corrigated card and ripped it into pieces, got my husbands gauze bandage and stuck that on, then I went into my crafty stash drawers, which I have many, and out came the flowers, leaves, heart, wooden butterfly from an old magazine and set to work. I stuck it all on randomly, (which I found quite difficult), washed it over with Gezzo and let dry overnight. Then I got out my cosmic shimmer sprays and blasted it all over, let it dry, blasted it again! Then I got out my pan pastels which just finished it off for me. Printed out a photo of me and my hubby at our Summer Ball and stuck it in the middle. Voila!! So pleased with the finish. What do you think?

Noel, Noel - Polkadoodles Challenge

Hi there once again.  It is Polkadoodle's Challenge time.  This week it is a card to be inspired by a Christmas Carol.  I chose this lovely image from the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk  of carol singers. I chose two papers from the CD Rom also and cut out a scalloped circle using my Spellbinders die. I matted it onto the other typography paper and then onto burnished silver card stock. I cut out a some music notes and added the first line of the carol at the bottom as a sentiment.  That is it! I love how this has turned out, don't you?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Miss you Sew Much! - Digi Choosday Challenge

Hi there folks.  What a weekend! I had a very successful Craft Fair this weekend on the Airbase I work on.  All my boxes sold out on the first day so I had to make some for the next!  I was certainly crafted out by Sunday evening. Anyway I made a little bit of cash so I can buy more bits for my every growing Craft Room!  Anyway, enough of that, it is Digi Choosday again, so here is my Design Team entry.  I chose one of Emma Canning's digi images and coloured her in with my Graph'it and Promarkers, then mounted her onto a Spellbinder die cut and then onto a easel card.  I used dotty papers from my crafty stash for the background and then cut out some hexagons to make a patchwork quilt, then I faux stitched around the edges.  Voila!  Here is my Miss you Sew Much card.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Scarves & Gift Boxes

Oh what a busy day I have had making all these boxes!!  Over the last couple of weeks I have been knitting these lovely bobbly scarves in different colours for the Craft Fair I have attending this weekend.  It takes me a couple of hours to make each one.  Then I decided to make a co-ordinating gift boxes for a few of the scarves and see if I get some orders!  Well I took one into work this week and got three orders!  They are made with 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock and papers and other embellishments as well.  They take an hour to make! Phew!  I think I need a cuppa now! x

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Owl Always Love You - Digi Chooseday Challenge

This week's challenge for Digi Chooseday is "Celebrations"  So I decided to use the digi kit called "Owl Always Love You" from www.polkadoodle.co.uk I printed off the papers and decided to do a gatefold card. I adhered the papers to the card, then cut out a spellbinder circle and scalloped circle and some twigs and arranged one of the owls on the front.  So quick and easy to make! I love digi kits!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mum to Be

Hello from rainy Germany!! Yet another day wet and windy!! So it is a good day to craft me thinks! I had a request from a colleague at work to make a card for a Mum to Be.  So I chose this image from Redonkulous and coloured her with my Graph'it markers and mounted the image onto some Spellbinder dies in various papers and cardstock.  Cut out flowers and a butterfly added a little bling and sentiment. I think this card is so pretty, what do you think? 

I am entering this card to : Creative Craft Cottage Blog - Anything goes.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas Tag

Oh I loved this challenge - A Christmas Tag! Well mine isn't a small tag by any means!  It is 5x7" size!  I took some papers and embellishments from Home for Christmas CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk  in to my Craft Artist 2 programme and made the background to the tag. Then printed out another Santa and embellishments and decoupaged them. I found a couple of wooden keys in a Home D├ęcor store here in Germany in the bargain bin, so I took one and covered it with flitter flakes and added Santa's Magic Key.  I attached it to the tag with ribbon. I also took a sentiment from the CD rom and cut it out using a Spellbinders die, distressed the edges using pan pastels. Cute eh?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Flatfriends Challenge - Christmas

Oops! This should have been posted on the 1st November but my schedule post didn't work! I know why now as I wasn't doing it properly! Lol!  So now I know for next time. 
Anyway, this is my Flatfriends DT Challenge card.  My Angel of Hope!  We all need an angel to watch over us, so I chose her for my design.  I coloured her with Promakers added a little glitter and gave her a dotty background using the promarkers also.  Cut her out on a Spellbinders die and matted that on another Spellbinders frame die. Added a sentiment on another Spellbinder die.  I love Spellbinders, can't you tell xx

The New Arrivals

These little keepsake boxes and card were made by using Mo Manning digi stamps. I printed them out and coloured them with my Promarkers and Graph'its.  I had the two boxes in my crafty stash and covered them with some papers from a Do Crafts paper pack.  I added bows and embellishment to finish the card and the boxes. These are made for my friend's grand babies. I hope she likes them.

Sassy Ladies

This is a card I made using a Sassy Design image for a colleague at work. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Graph'its, cut out and mounted on a Spellbinder's die cut frame added a couple of feathers and button. Voila! C'est Chic!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Autumn Colours - Digi Chooseday Challnge

This week's Chooseday Challenge is : Autumn colour.  I chose this image from Featherbird Digi Bundle available from  www.polkadoodles.co.uk and printed it out on cream cardstock.  I then used pan pastels to soften the edges, matted it on to a Spellbinders frame and then used pan pastel around the edges too. I matted and layered it onto brown, rust and cream cardstock and then onto a brown card. I added two die cut feathers from Tattered lace and a sentiment. That is it folks! Hope you like it x