Wednesday, 26 February 2014

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE....

Hi Everyone,
Well for the next fortnight over at DRAGONS DREAM a new recipe for you all...Hosting this week is the lovely talented Elizabeth and her choice is....Letter "A" and NOT a usual tag shape...Now there is a challenge...the only rules are you must use at least one real stamp on your tag....have fun creating x x

For my letter "A"  I decided to go with Angel...I used the dies from Tim Holtz  angel wings & dress-form...I wings have been frantaged within a inch of their lives (lol) the stamps I used are from my stash...I can't remember where from I think free in a mag many years ago??? the glass bead idea is from Alison you can find her fabulous blog HERE Thank you Alison for the inspiration  x x
Looking forward to all your non traditional tag shapes this fortnight....





Thank you all for your kind visits to my blog.... x x x

Friday, 21 February 2014

FUSSY & FANCY cHALLENGE..."A SKETCH"

Hi Everyone,
New theme over at Fussy & Fancy Challenge  Chosen by the talented Elin... and that is this Fabulous sketch....


Fresh Brewed Designs are sponsoring us this fortnight the winner wins 3 digi's of their choice...and their designs are Fabulous...For my card I used Kraft card for the base.. then some Graphic 45 & My Minds Eye papers... the image is from Digital papers...I think he is so sweet... ..We are looking forward to your fabulous entries & your take on the sketch....Have Fun!!
Thank you so much for your visit today x x x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Tag Tuesday...Insects....

Hi Everyone,
Over at Tag Tuesday this week the theme is Insects.... I got to use the lovely Distress paints I won from the lovely ASTRID....There are 5 layers of paint on this tag then I used the lovely embossing folder from Sheena called flying beauties.... then I sanded around the insects to make them stand out....I hope you like it... I felt it needed nothing more added....


Thank you so much for your visit today... x x

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge...Anything but a Card....

Hi Everyone, I hope this post finds you all safe & well...Happy Sunday to you all x x x 

Well today is the start of the weekly Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme is "Anything but a Card" sounds fun don't you think...looking forward to all your wonderful entries & fabulous inspiration...pop over and check out the design team creations... you won't be disappointed...

For my creation I made a little Burlap Bag... I really enjoyed making this I hope you like it...



The image is from digital papers company... the burlap is from my stash... ribbon from  (SU) and the lace are from my stash...The flower & button is from prima the crochet flower & doily again are from my stash...the two pins under the flower are Tim Holtz...

Thank you so much for your visit...Keep Safe x x x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Tim Holtz February Tag

Hi Everyone,

I nearly got blown away today boy was it windy it's supposed to worse tomorrow...Yikes....Keep Safe everyone...

Well, Tim Holtz February Tag I didn't have anything  that he used (bless him) so I made my own version.... I hope you like it....I loved doing the blackboard effect I need more practice but it was fun... 


                                  The sentiment is from SU
Now the lovely Astrid had some candy on her amazing BLOG and I won Whoop Whoop... Thank you Astrid I love it all x x
                                                              Gorgeous card... so beautiful                     
                                                              Stamps & lace x x
                                 Look at these yummy paints I love the colours x x x
                                   Love this die & ink... x x x
                                   Now this made me speechless (which does not happen often)
                                    Astrid this is AmAzing  just look at the pics below I will
                                    treasure this... it has pride & place in my craft room.... 



                                                      STUNNING WORK ASTRID X X
Thank you so much for your visit today....keep safe all x x x

Tim Holtz February Tag Challenge  

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

DRAGONS DREAM

Hi Everyone,
New challenge over at Dragons Dream Tag it On. starts today for the next fortnight...This theme was chosen by the lovely talented Gabrielle which is...the letter G and Birds...sounds fun don't you think...so pop over HERE and take part whilst your there please have a look at my teamie's blog's you won't be disappointed....

I used the SU stamp for the background world map...the rest of the stamping is from Crafty Individuals I love their stamps...the background is coloured with Distress inks (Broken China, Peacock Feathers & shabby shutter....I hope you like it...





 Thank you so much for your visit today x x x Keep Safe...

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tag Tuesday HEARTS....

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well and keeping warm & dry....my heart goes out to these people who are suffering so much with the flooding.....I have to get something off my chest...I may not be popular but it's what I believe we need to STOP sending sooooo much money out of this country to foreign aid,,, we need work done on on own doorstep...not a patch up job but A REAL flood defense in place it's heartbreaking to watch these people devastated by these floods...have we had any help from other countries to help them   NO....Sorry I feel so angry about this I have worked all my life paid taxes for 40 years..and still am.....use our money wisely Mr Government Do something for Britain for a change Okay....Okay... Moan over I do feel better... Sorry if this upsets anyone but it's my opinion freedom of speech as they say....phew I need a lie down!!!!

Well here is my tag for Tag Tuesday... the theme is hearts...so I had a great time with my frantage as you can see...the background was stamped with the fabulous off the grid stamp from SU I embossed it with seafoam white embossing powder and the background heart is also from SU also...I hope you like it....



Thank you so much for your visit today...Keep Safe x x x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

LOOK WHO CAME TO VISIT

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all are well and keeping warm & dry if that's possible with this weather at the moment....
I took these photos on Sunday Morning as I spotted a new visitor to my garden  he is lovely don't you think... his colours are Beautiful... Hi Mr Pheasant....


                                    Having a little play I made a Tussie Mussie my first..
                                          I had a problem trying to take pics I hope to get better
                                           this is the flower again I made with some muslin
                                           then dipped in coffee & sprayed with starch to firm
                                            it up a little
                                              I covered the cone in newsprint papers from SU
                                              then coloured with distress inks..the blink at the top
                                              is because my friend loves a bit of sparkle as I shall
                                              pop a gift inside for her birthday...   
 Sorry again about the pics...it was too wet to take outside to photograph but I hope you get the idea...
Thank you so much for your visit today x x x x

Monday, 3 February 2014

CRAFT MY LIFE CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of the challenge over at Craft my Life 
This challenge runs for two months...Feb/March...so lots of time to make your creations...NO cards please we would love to see altered items...knitting...crochet...sewing projects...anything except a card..we have some amazing sponsers too pop over and have a look... one of our sponsers is IndigoBlu I have used there wonderful poppy stamp which I bought last year on my gift bag...Hope you like!!!

 Looking forward to all your fabulous creations...see you there....
Thank you so much for your visit today....x x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

ELECTIC ELLAPU CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,

Well Guys, I have almost lost the will to live...since 7am this morning I have been trying to put this post up....YIKES!!!!!! I have now installed a new Browser Firefox to get me this far...Google Chrome just was not playing at all.....O my goodness I need a lie down...Phewwwwww....

Well today is the start of the challenge over at Electic Ellapu and the theme is use some Texture on your creation... The lovely Elaine blog owner had given us Christmas off so this is the first Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu for 2014....



I made a tag...the texture I created from using a diamond shape mask & (Golden) molding paste which I coloured Red... lots of embossing going on with the doily...and some frantage for the background of the tag... The cute image is from Digital papers...I hope you like it and  you will join in with the challenge...See you there....
Thank you so much for your visit x x x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Altered Eclectics Monthly Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It's taking me hours to set this post up Mr Blogger is having a bad day me thinks....

Well we are Back... the lovely Elaine owner of  Altered Eclectics gave us all some time off over the festive period whoop whoop... Thank you Elaine x x
So today is the first challenge of 2014...It's a monthly challenge so lots of time to make your altered creations...No Cards please!!! so anything goes in our monthly challenges...can't wait to see all your fabulous work...so pop over HERE and take part whilst your there please have a look at the lovely teams creations....

I went for altering a matchbox....here it is... I started by painting the box with two coats of  Gesso, then distressed the edges with some DI pumice stone...the image is from the company (digital paper) they have some beautiful images...I used some frantage on the metal corner piece...(aged ivory)  the flowers & ribbon are from my stash... I filled the inside with pearls... I hope you like it....as I type the sky has opened with the rain will it ever stop!!!!
                                                
 
Thanks so much for your visit today.. Keep Safe x x x