Monday, 13 May 2013

Paper Tart

Are there any other Paper Tart's out there? I cannot resist paper pads, I just love touching and admiring all the lovely colours and designs. We are off to Florida in a few weeks, (my darling sons are going to share looking after the dogs) and I have had to have a stern talking to myself, not to bring back any paper pads. I have brought the big thick ones that the Americans do so well before, furtunately my DH has not spotted them in the suitcase or else he would not have paid the excess baggage charges we always seem to incur :). I do have a list of other crafting goodies I would like to buy, but I really need to keep my luggage allowance in mind.

Anything goes

The papertake weekly challenge is anything goes. I used a digi stamp that came with a CD free with a craft magazine coloured with a mixture of Pro and Flex Markers. I used an 8x8" card blank covered with a purple card from my card stock and then paper from my stash. I then punched around a piece of the same purple card with a Martha Stewart around the page punch, matted another sheet of matching paper and stamped a sentiment,then applied a purple bow. Obvioulsy in a purple mood this week.

Use Beads

Morning Crafters, only in East Kilbride does it snow in May and then the sun shines, a snapshot of the weather so far this morning and its only 8.30. The Fab n Funky challenge this week is use beads. I printed off a digi image of a dragon from a CD that came free with a magazine and the design is elegant inspirations. I coloured with pro markers, used gilding flakes to highlight the wings and tail, and now my craft room is bathed in golden hue as the flakes go everywhere when I use them a bit like glitter. Then I applied micro beads to the tummy and the horns. I mounted on a background paper taken from a DCWM pad Once upon a Time and applied gold rhinestones for emphasis.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A stitch in time

The CRAFT challenge this week is a stitch in time. As my other love is patchwork, I pieced my background papers into a patchwork design, which with some trepidation as I have never sewn paper on my beloved sewing machine before I used a zig zag stitch to outline each square. I used a Nitwit stamp that had come free with a magazine to stamp the girl and the boy mice. I used kumihimo cord as thread around the bobbin and across the little girl mouse. I stamped each image twice to layer it up for effect.

Make it sparkle

Okay this may be a different idea of sparkle than immediately springs to mind. I have used balck and white, I found some little pots of glimmery stuff that has been in my stash for several years. I used silver over a black embossed image. I had these sparkly butterflies from a visit to Orlando and used some nice sparkly rhinestones to highlight black ribbon.

Pink, Pink, Pink

This weeks 'Fab n Funky' challenge is Pink, I think I may have mentioned before that I am a pink girl, however I usually choose baby pink, this time for a change I have chosen a darker cerise colour.

I used an embossalicious folder to emboss a piece of white pearl card, which I then coloured with a pearl pink ink pad. I mounted this on cerise card, I used the same cerise card to die cut some swirls which I highlighted with Ranger perfect pearls. I used a Molly Blooms stamp image coloured with promarkers.I then place some nice pink flowers with craftworks candy in the centre to emphasise the swirls.