Fave Quote Courtesy of Dyan Reavley Art from the Heart

Don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel........ Stride on down and light the bloomin thing yourself!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

KKCG challenge #66 Get Dotty

This weeks challenge was to make a dotty card so I went for a christmas card using BLUES instead of the usual reds and greens! I used Kenny K digistamp Christmas hottie who certainly lives up to her name lol!
The 'sentiment' was from a collage download from Dyan Reavely at ARt from the Heart.... Love them they're fab.. so funny!
Haven't done much crafting this week as I had a shoulder op on Monday n it was a bit too sore but I managed to complete the kkkg challenge - only just though - 10 minutes left till close when I added my link! PHEW!!!!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Kenny K's Challenge #65

This weeks challenge at http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/ is Autumn. Any card could be created as long as you used the beautiful colours of Autumn and a KennyK digistamp!

I chose to use 'Eva Pearl' this week, one of the newer steampunk burlesque digistamps and used a mixture of promarkers, metallic felt tips and foiling to colour her in. I cut the feathers off her hat and added real feathers instead to add a bit extra texture. I used the Tim Holtz wooden embossing folder and various papers to build up the background. I made a gathered flower from organza ribbon and secured it with a large copper brad  just to finish it off.

Up close and personal to the lovely Eva Pearl lol xx      ;)

Let's hear it for the Boys

This card was created for the St Lukes monthly challenge. The theme was mens cards- lets hear it for the boys! so I made a 'congratulations on passing your driving test' card. I used a kenny K digistamp, Racey Roxy and coloured it in with pro markers, made an L sign and ripped it in half and used embossing folders to create the 2 flags and her seat.The backing paper was from papermania I think - all my papers aren't very tidy and I tend to mix them up n never know what makes what ! lol Pleased with how it turned out..... a bit different to the usual male themed cards I hope  xx   :)

Friday, 14 October 2011

'Winged Things'

I've made this little plaque for the Crafty Individuals challenge. I used one of their springtime background papers as a base and built up layers using distress inks and a lovely music stamp that I've had ages! All the other stamps are from Crafty individuals..... especially LOVE the little singing birdies on the branch..... gorgeous! The text was stamped used a mixed letter set from hero arts which I've also had for ages but use all the time .... they're so versatile.
......And here's a close up of those cute little birdies!

.........And lastly...... a close up of the little bird n birdhouse that's hanging from the bottom of the main heart.

I really enjoyed doing this project and had a real good play. Love collage work where anything goes.......... just getting messy n going for it lol xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Kenny K's Challenge #64

This weeks challenge was you had to make any shaped card featuring one of their fabby digistamps..... The hardest part is always trying to decide which image to use!!!  I finally settled on Devilish Donna and went for a 'spooky' theme to fit in with halloween. I coloured her with promarkers and  the BOO! was printed out using wordart and stuck onto acatate to really make it 'pop'. Pleased with the colour scheme which was originally intended to fit in with another challenge as well but I left it too late!! 

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Anouther 'GLAM' peek!!

Here's another of my samples from the glam collection! This time.... decoupage......
You can't really see from the pic but the frame's on the front and the middle cut away then the fabby image is on the inside of the card (which is why it looks a bit wonky.... the cards open at an angle lol)
Love the images - they really 'pop' out. Hope you like them as much as me xx

A touch of GLAMOUR

Been busy making some samples for Debbi Moore designs using her new FASHION Stacker  card making paper pack and layering templates.Theres nothing better to brighten your day than a bit of Glamour and I had such fun having a 'play'. I didn't need to add much to the designs but you could go right over the top if you were that way inclined, adding oodles of glitter and gems,etc
 I love the classic colour scheme of black and white- it always looks so elegant. The layering templates really came in handy on this design to make the 'frames' - all even and perfectly sized..... I could have never managed this 'free hand' lol. I cut the shaped card using a home made plastic template which has worked really well. The closer pic shows the touches of glitter to the jewellery on the glamourous ladies. I kept  the glitter to a minimum as the frames were glittery and I didn't want to overpower the fab images!!!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

This weeks Kennyk Challenge #63

This weeks challenge had to feature more than 1 of Kenny's images and some die cuts. I coloured the images with promarkers and used some backing papers from my stash. Instead of a sentiment I used text from Dyans downloads at http://shop.afth.co.uk. LOVE her quirky sayings and they go perfectly with Kenny's sassy girlz!!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A tweak here and there!!!

My Aunt is 80 years young this week and I wanted to make her a card a bit out of the ordinary. Whilst watching a crafters companion dvd I came across a lovely design by Sara Davies. I had some A4 card which went well with the candles I'd purchased to go in the card and got started......      only to find I needed 12x12! I didn't have any in the colour I wanted so used my A4 and tweaked it a bit!
It was a bit smaller than Sara's card but I was still able to fit 4 tealights in it. The image was from the summer breeze cd from http://www.debbimoore.co.uk/. I was a bit unsure whether the box would stay closed properly so I put some wide double sided tape on the back of a piece of the backing paper and cut out some matching seals using a circle punch...
  Pleased with the finnished card and can't wait to make some more............. with a bit more tweaking of course.... you never know how it's gonna end up lol     xx    :)                                                                                                                                               

Monday, 3 October 2011

A Blogging Newbie!!

Hi there . Well.... here goes.... I've been meaning to start a blog for ages but with one thing and another have never got around to it! What finally gave me the push is the fact that while looking through other blogs I stumbled upon the world of blog challenges. I really wanted to give it a go and entered 1 last week via email but thought I could enter loads more if I had a blog of my own so here we are!!

This was what started it all off- the entry to last weeks (challenge #61 )http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/
I used one of Kraftyk's digistamps and coloured it with promarkers. The sentiment was a download from Dyan Reavley from http://shop.afth.co.uk/. I was really pleased with the result as it was a project of firsts....the 1st time I'd used digistamps, the1st time I'd used promarkers on a project and the 1st challenge I'd entered!