Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Mini Album

I have had great fun this week making my first mini album using Tim Holz distressing inks. It has been so relaxing and de stressing.
This is the front cover and I just need to use my cricut machine and put my sisters name on the cover.
Followed by several of the inside pages. I have used HOTP  Vintage Lady and Delicate Patterns stamps.

As the challenge at Crafty Creations is anything goes I have entered it for challenge 61.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Challenge 60

This is a card for a new baby and I am entering it for the Crafty Creations Challenge Number 60. There is a link to the blog in my sidebar to the right. The theme is Babies and I have used papers and embellishments from Paper wishes.

Monday, 29 March 2010

I Won

Today I received part of my prize for winning the Ooh LA LA CHALLENGE.
It is a cd that I have wanted for an age, Shoes in Bloom.
As soon as I have made some projects using it (probably tonight) I will  post some photos.

I have been busy making some cards from the HOTP products. I love their papers and templates.

This is a Mother's Day card,  using the pop up template for the heart inside the card. It looked complicated but was quite easy once I realized that the folds were mountain and valley.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Busy Busy Busy!! Challenges too!!

I have had a great time this week being on various workshops as well as looking after my two grandchildren a couple of days.

What can you do with one rubber stamp, well here are four samples of cards I made this week just using the one rubber stamp and although they are very different from each other I love them all.

This first card I made is for my Mum, the flowers are coloured using water colour pencils.

The second I have used inks and cotton buds to colour the flowers. I think that both these cards have a contemporary look.

The third card is an easel card and I have used versamark and white embossing powder for the image and a brayer with Big and Juicy ink pad for the background. This was then mounted onto card that had been inked and distressed using a colour box ink pad.

The final card I think has a very classic and elegant look and has been done in Black and White.

As Ooh La La and Paper Cutz challenge this week is any thing goes I have entered the cards.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Spring is in the air

I have made this card for three challenges
C.R.A.F.T                      Flowers
One Stop Challenge       Sew Simple
Rosie D's Challenge       Spring    

Links to all the challenges can be found to the right in my sidebar.

Feeling Blue...

I have had a lovely morning in my craft room, here are the results and I certainly don't feel blue anymore.
I have entered it for the challenge over at Crafty Creations which is to make a project using one colour. You can find a link to their web site on the right in my sidebar.

HOTP paper
Paper Wishes Vintage Ladies Stamp
Paper Wishes Expressions Stamp
Paper Wishes Silk Flower
Flower stamp 
Clear embossing powder
Copics Caio Markers
Glossy Accents

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Blog Candy

Here at Terri Bailey's you will find some fabulous blog candy.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Have you ever seen...

A card for a special little girl who loves dolphins and mermaids. The image has been put onto acetate which has dolphins printed all over it, the base card also has the background paper of dolphins  so that it looks as though she is under water.
The card opens to show a dolphin riding on the back of a dolphin.

I have aslo entered the card in the Ooh la la Challenge which was to use acetate somewhere on the card.

ABC Christmas

I know it's early but over at Paper Wishes and Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge we are 'challenged' to make a card a week for christmas. Mary on the PW forum is giving us a letter a week not in the correct order, so far we have had
A for angels
P for peace      
F for friends
W for wisemen
C for children

Fab's Challenge Blog can be found here

Materials used:
Backing papers from PW
Wisemen stamps from Artylicious
Dazzles fromPW
Copic Ciao Markers
Glamour Dust

Monday, 1 March 2010


This week the challenge over at One Stop Challenge want you to be.....
Optimistically Pink


Friends are very important and it is great when for no reason we receive a gift or card from them. I made this card for such an occasion.
I have also entered it for three challenges.
Incy Wincy's challenge was one for touchy feely so I used the ribbons and coin to give added texture. 
Rosie D's was for a  Friendship card or other papercraft project.
C.R.A.F.T  which wanted ribbons and sparkle

All the papers and embellishments were from Paper Wishes.
Links to all the challenges can be found in the sidebar just to the right.