Saturday, 31 July 2010
I've wanted to be able to put files on the blog to share some of the templates and such that I have but have not for the life of me been able to figure out how to manage Mr Blogger to cooperate with me. But today I read of an easy solution:
Just have a wordpress blog and upload your files there. Then you can just link to the Blogger blog, easy peasy! And since I started this amazing blogland journey on the Wordpress train I still got that old blog ready to be dusted off and used as a storage place, brilliant =).
So, the calendar page that I made for this box can now be shared with you. And with some complimentary tickets on the same page, enjoy!
Follow this link to get there.
I found the perfect paper for the theme (sent to me in a paper swap) and dedicated the card to my older daughter who lives and breathes fashion :).
Flowers from Wild Orchid and home made pins.
Monday, 26 July 2010
I made a tea bag holder using a template from My timeless templates with simple cardstock stamped with broken china. This is a very versatile template cause without the cut hole for the tea bags it makes a perfect gift box where box and lid is one piece.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
The winner of my stamped Hanglar images from the Die Cut Dreams birthday blog hop is:
Andrea - Wales, UK
Grats girl, send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post the images as soon as I can.
Monday, 19 July 2010
it's time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams and the theme is acetate. My DT collegues made fantastic samples, so hurry over and check them out!
I made a window card with acetate cover, it's a bit tricky to see in the picture but trust me, it's there :)
papers are wild asparagus, flowers and ribbon from Wild Orchid, metal roses from Pagoni.
I'll be picking a winner for the DCD blog hop later so do check back.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Wow! Lots of lovely creations to look at for last week's challenge Summer love. Winner and my top 5 can be found on Allsorts challenge blog. But now over to this week where Debs has the theme of Summer days.
We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps so I got to use this gorgeous little pink riding hood girl :). Coloured with distress ink victorian velvet and pumice stone.
The little charm is made of shrink plastic, the funniest material ever =).
Friday, 16 July 2010
An easel card using a die cut backing frame from Die Cut Dreams, home made flowers and image mostly coloured with distress ink dusty concord.
Hop on over and play why don't you :)
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
But now over to this week's challenge at Allsorts;
I love July! It's warm, it's lazy, it's vacation. I love it!
So, for this week's challenge, since I'm hosting it, show your love by having a heart on your project. And not a teeny, tiny piece in a corner, let the heart be the focus point. Let your love show!
My project IS a heart but don't feel forced to do that, look at the marvellous work of the rest of the DT for inspiration.
My heart box was made using a heart shape from Photoshop, papers from Tim Holtz, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a computer generated tag, distressed and glossed.
Simon says challenge - photo inspiration
One stop craft challenge - monochromatic
Friday, 9 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
But I abandoned the computer and instead I sorted all my papers and put all pieces colour-coordinated (of course hehe) on my desk. Unused cardstock and paper packs on top. Bits and bobs paper in the red folder on the floor. Now I can hopefully use these pieces instead of buying new papers all the time...
And a new needle cushion for my pins, I'm really pleased with it. It's just an IKEA plastic cup with fabric covered foam rubber in it, disguised with pretty paper to look like a cupcake.
Sunday, 4 July 2010
This weeks Challenge theme is
This weeks Prize is
For my DT card I used a digi image, coloured in victorian velvet, Maja Design backing paper, TH hinges, computer generated tag, home made pin and some paper lace. All distressed with vintage photo and walnut stain.
Added challenges for the card: OSCC , Spoon full of Sugar and Crafty Catz.
I have also added a little something to this blog hop. Since I got such a response to my stamped Hanglar images give-away I thought I'd let one of you lucky hoppers get a bunch of them as well.
If you're up for it you have until noon on Sunday 18th July at noon GMT to post a comment here. But remember that you need to make a card or project with the theme 1st Birthday and enter the challenge blog first =).
So, the letter you get from me is A, now bounce over to Karen's blog.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
I used the Grandma's parlor digi set from Wink wink Ink together with a rather old Hanglar stamp. Colours are mostly aged mahogany, walnut stain and antique linen. I know the stickles border looks rather messy but IRL it's rather pretty =)
And if you haven't entered the first Penny Black at Allsorts challenge yet, what are you waiting for?
Friday, 2 July 2010
I turned the sketch and used a gorgeous Tilda image and lots of weathered wood distress ink. The silver thread knot is made using a tutorial by Chrissie.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
My dad and both my daughters have their birthdays in July and we have our wedding anniversary in July. So that's what I do - I shop and I bake :)
So I found it very fitting to use that for the birthday calendar that is slowly but steadily coming true (previous months in previous posts, can't be bothered to link, it's almost midnight).
Sir Stampalot - summer doings
The sugar bowl - sketch + scallops (on the lace thingie, am I stretching it?)
Simon says challenge - check it out
Papertake Weekly - in stitches
3) An invitation to be our Guest Designer in August
Can't share a picture of this one, so you just need to imagine !
4) Christmas Troupe - 4017K
I know my contribution is a bit soft to be a burst but it's my style, so sue me =)