Saturday, 21 December 2013

SFTW challenge blog post No 26.... NOT a card either!!!

Challenge 26 Dec 20th Anything Goes with Rick St Dennis as the sponsor.
For this challenge I certainly didn't want to make just a card with the delightful image that I received from the sponsor for being on the Design Team. Stardust Sprinkling Elf is a beautifully drawn image, as are the rest of what I have seen on his website... Rick St Dennis has gone up immensely in my opinion as a fantastic, detailing artist!!  I shall, for sure, be purchasing more of his images asap.
I had brought the 15x15cm alterable frame (photographed image below) at a cost of £1.49!!! from That Craft Place (via their Facebook page but this link takes you to the website). I painted it with gesso white acrylic paint to give it a base & then added 2 colours of normal acrylic paint to give it a background, adding Spray Mist (golden haze) to give the background a beautiful sheen to it especially when held up to the light. I coloured the elf with a mixture of Graph It & Promarker pens adding some glitter pen to his waistcoat. I am really pleased as to how he turned out!!  The outer edge of the frame was painted in a copper glitter paste from Pinflair. I fully recommend the glitter paste, its so beautiful to work with wether its with a brush (which is what I used) or a palette knife through a mask, which is on my to do list for the new year.
I decorated the frame with different lace/ribbons, some coloured sleigh bells, mini ones, that I had in my stash along with the charms, snowflakes, buttons with Santa on, Snowman wooden buttons that I painted white and finally the rubbery type candy cane with Merry Christmas on it.
The finishing touch, and to keep the dust off, will be an acetate cover which I will add before I put all my craft stash away for the few days that I will not be crafting (even though I have birthday cards to make & post).
A different picture that I can fetch out each year and place along side my other decorations many Christmas' to come!!!

Click on this link to go to the challenge.....Stamping For The Weekend challenge blog



I am entering this "picture" into the following challenges:

Through The Craft Room Door Blog Challenge:
Theme is Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door via this link: http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/ttcrd-challenge-december-17-23_16.html

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog:
Theme is Christmas or Hanukkah at The Squirrel and The Fox via this link:
http://www.thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/c-christmas-or-hanukkah.html

That Craft Place Challenge Blog:
Theme is Christmas at That Craft Place via this link:
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/new-challenge-christmas.html




















Friday, 6 December 2013

Stamping For The Weekend challenge blog post..........


yes its that time again, a Friday morning at 9am just two weeks since our last challenge.
This challenge is being very kindly sponsored by Saturated Canary and I have chosen to use Christmas Angel and the theme is "Use Some Red"...I used a mixture of Graph It pens and Promarkers as I dont have enough shades of Graph Its yet, im hoping that Santa might bring me some this year.... The papers are from my own stash (Im sure that they were free with a craft magazine as they are in a little booklet, A5 sized). The verse, entitled "Christmas Eve" was written by Helen of husband & wife team over at Visible Image Ltd where loads more beautiful, heart warming sentiments/verses and wonderful images can be found in 4mm thick clear stamps.




 





 


It seems as though my post is late as the schedule didn't work...... it seems as though I forgot to set it to the right date ;( x







Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Welcome to Challenge #8


Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog DT card for this month......

Yes its a birthday card but there are still birthdays in December so not everything has to be about Christmas.
Our sponsor this month is Hunkydory and the theme is "Layer It Up" so you will find my card below, a CAS card made using the "I Love My Pony" set from the Gorgeous Girls collection.  I used almost all of one sheet from the Pony kit but will admit to having 2 toppers (one large & one small) and a small sentiment left ) oh & some border strip).
The only things I have used that are not in the kit are the flowers across the bottom of the finished card.
I hope you like the card.....



Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Stamping For The Weekend Challenge Blog........

Stamping For The Weekend Challenge Blog: 

My DT post for this challenge is here....

I used a long time owned Kenny K Digi Stamp and coloured her in the usual colours (apart from the green fishnet holdups/stockings) which is when I used my Graph It pens with a small mixture of Promarkers as I don't yet own enough Graph It's.

An easel card is one of the easiest multi fold cards to make but to add dimension I made it into a twisted easel..... with a die cut mulberry paper tree on the smaller fold.
A sparkly red glitter effect ribbon Chocolate Box bow to act as stoppers for the stand up pics
a sentiment and a few silver coloured punch cut snowflakes for the finishing touches. The backing paper behind Mrs Claus is a free paper that came with others in a "Making Cards" magazine for November. The small tree and robin stamps are from my own stash/unknown free gifts from craft magazines. The large shaped piece of card that Mrs Claus scene is sitting on is a piece of Taupe coloured card die cut with my labels one die from Spellbinders.
Any questions please just ask

This card has also been posted before on 24th November as my application to join another Design Team. (http://craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/a-dt-call-is-on-at.html)
















Advent Giveaway!!!!!.... read below to find the details

Crafty Ribbons Inspirational Blog are having a massive 24 day giveaway for Christmas, with a prize every day from different companies.. read on for more details...

Christmas Advent Event which will run from 1st December through to the 24th December....





"Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop, the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day, only one entry per person per day to make it fair, so make sure to become a follower and remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us......."
 
Crafty Ribbons is a fabulous website, with an excellent range of not just ribbons, but buttons, charms and other embellishments with excellent first class service!! I know by experience as I am a regular customer of there's.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

A DT call is on at........


Well, yes, a fabulous DT call is on now at........ wait for it......

Kenny K's Krafty Krew!!!

A wonderful opportunity for a most exciting chance to design for one of the best creators of digital images for a long time (and to receive every new image that is created by Kenny for the period of the 6 months term with a possibility of extension if mutually agreeable)!!!! ;) I couldn't be happier, I just hope that I get accepted as I have a deep admiration for Kenny K & Elena as they are so creative and very talented, as are the Kenny K Krafty Krew Design Teams (past & present)...
How do I apply??? It is so easy.....................
  1. Create a post on your crafting platform announcing this DT call;
  2. Present one or a few of your best KennyK creations and link back to here using Mr. Linky below; 
  3. OR share your Facebook post (including your card and our facebook address) on our Facebook page (one OR the other please, not both). 
Hence this post here on my blog. I have placed some photos below to show you just some of my photos of cards that I have made using images from Kenny K.  I am lucky to have a few rubber stamps & a good range of digi's but I still have loads more on my wish list lol (well they are all so good!!!) ;0
The first card (4 photos) are of an easel DT card that I have made for a future challenge blog that doesnt go live until the beginning of December but you can see for yourselves how beautiful this image is. I used Mrs Claus on a piece of backing paper that came free with  one of my many craft magazines, adding 3 other images that I also coloured with my Graph It & Promarker pens (as I dont have enough Graph It pens in my collection yet) to create a small Christmas scene. I decided late on to use this image on an easel card, which I sometimes do when creating projects...If I dont like something I will change all or part of it as I am a 100% or more perfectionis!! 
Imagine this fabulous Mrs Claus in alternative Christmas colours (as in pastel purple & silver, or pinks/pastel blues with a matt gold).... mmmm will have to have a go with those colours, keep those eyes open in the next week. I will post the results here on my blog.
I love colouring in the images of Kenny K, wether they are rubber or digi's & I would endevour to be the best DT member that the Krafty Krew have ever known!!!
I am entering the first card (Mrs Claus) in the following challenges, as well as applying for one of the Design Team's vacancies:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew Blog Challenge #160  -  Theme is: Anything Goes

2 Sisters Challenge Blog number 172                -  Theme is: Anything Goes

Mrs Claus 1
Mrs Claus 2






Mrs Claus 3




Mrs Claus 4





Kitty Katastrophe 1
Kitty Katastrophe 2


Kitty Katastrophe 3
Kitty Katastrophe 4


Soccor 1
Soccor 2



Cool Boarder 1, for my eldest Grandson ;)
Cool Boarder 2



Cool Boarder 3