Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Snakes Alive

The challenge over at TLL is colour and curves represented by the jelly snakes.

Crafting of a different nature

Happy Tuesday

I'm up a ladder today painting ,if it gets too hot I may abandon my paint and brushes and make a card .Fingers crossed ,I can see the mercury rising.

The pic is of me on a glacier in Alaska . After sledding with a team of excitable dogs who just love to run I had a quiet moment for some cuddles with this adorable puppy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Yummy cupcake

Papercraft Star - challenge 85 -Something from the kitchen - My sweet tooth will always pick a muffin ,on this occasion a chocolate one.

The Ribbon Girls - challenge 16 - Pink, Cream and Brown .These colours conjure up lots of yummy food stuff ,cupcakes ,choccy pud with raspberry custard ,mashmallows ,I could go on.

Creations by Gill - challenge 2 - Colour- blue,pink cream,chocolate.

I trimmed down a card to make a cupcake shape and covered it with paper from Wendy Irving called 'Diamond Days ' .Chocolate card for the muffin top covered with bits of bling and flowers .I can feel my bum getting bigger as we speak.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Welcome to another challenge at The Lollipop Ladies - Tiramisu is the sweet treat ,with the addition of LAYERS.

My papers are Elegance,Tickets and Postcards ,all from Kaisercraft.The little flower was already made just waiting to be used .The section with the half circle cut out can be used for a gift voucher or cash.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Something smells a bit fishy

I did enjoy doing this despite a couple of runs ,even added my name .

Card making is not my first love when it comes to crafting and only came about due to a friend who made lots of cards and had an enormous amount of craft supplies.

I enjoyed doing this batik in the traditional way with hot wax and cold water dyes.The melted wax is poured into the tool on the right and with a smooth motion is pour along a pattern line .Cold water dyes are then used to paint the various sections. Once it's dry a good wash in hot water to get rid of the wax .I did make one mistake ,the green pot with the pink rim has run ever so slightly ,I obviously didn't have enough wax in that area.The whole thing measures 41cm x 24cm .

To make things easy you can buy a wax pen to do the outlines and also Pebeo Gutta.The fabric must be silk or 100% thin cotton.

City Crafter -week 95 - Colours of the Rainbow .pic at top
TCP Tuesday - Rainbow Inspiration - pic at top

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Birthday

My take on the photo from Cupcake Inspirations -challenge 145 - The medallion stamp is from Rosie's , the actual stamp is twice the length shown here so I used a little masking tape to get the size I wanted. The card squares are 4.5cm x 4.5cm , the black square is on raised sticky dots.I wanted to use some flat back pearls for the centres but didn't have just the right colour green so the gems will have to do.Sentiment from Stampit .

I've been up and about since just after five this morning .A pesky mosquito in the bedroom, poor Steve has five bites on his face .

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brush those teeth

The Lollipop Ladies are back after the Christmas break and I have joined the team - Challenge 38 is inspired by the photo - Fairy Bread - I have to confess I have never eaten Fairy Bread.

My door hanger is for the bathroom to remind little people to brush their teeth.
I started off cutting a piece of chipboard 10.5cm x 25cm .I cut out a 7cm circle. The background paper was just perfect to represent the sprinkles .The image is Tooth Fairy Cynthia from The Stamping Boutique . I've used a mix of felt tip pens and gel pens to colour her .Come along and join in ,the challenge is open for two weeks .