Monday 31 December 2012

Butterfly Card

This is my last posting this year, I'm a bit late with it as it should have been posted earlier in the month. I used Gecko Galz December products to make the card.

I probably won't post anything tomorrow so I would like to wish you all a very.

Image from the Gecko Galz Industrial Age Digi Stamp Set.
Quote from the Gecko galz Quotes To Live By Collage Set.
Gecko Galz Snow On Ceaders Background Paper.
Card Blank.
Tissue Tape.
Black Gems.
Felt Tip Pens.
Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
Cover the card blank with the background paper.
Print the image twice, cut one out and cut the butterflies out of the other. Colour the butterflies with the felt tips.
Lightly colour the image with the Distress ink and adhere the butterflies.
Adhere the image and embellishments to the card.

Saturday 29 December 2012

Wonderland ATCs

Here are a few ATCs I made using  The Octopode Factory Alice In Wonderland images. I coloured the images with Promarkers.
I also used  Gecko Galz  Wonderland ATC background papers and a couple of images from the Wonderland collage sheets.

I also used pages from and old Alice In Wonderland book and a few gems.

Thursday 27 December 2012

Tulip card

I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas festivities, as usual it went far to quickly and I ate much too much chocolate - definitely on a diet in the New Year.

I'd like to share a card that I made a couple of months ago.

I sprayed a card blank and a piece of white card with bubblegum pink Dylusions ink then matted the card onto some black card and adhered it to the card blank. I took another piece of white card and stamped the stitches [Woodware stamp] and added the ribbon. I used a Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi stamp and stamped it a couple of times onto different coloured card, then I cut them out and layered the different coloured parts.

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I'd like to wish all my followers and visitors to my blog a very
Merry Christmas

Monday 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas

Here is my Happy Christmas postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

The holly/mistletoe frame is from Plush Possum Studio and everything else is from CraftArtist digi kits.

Friday 21 December 2012

A Christmas Tag

Here is the tag that I made for Gecko Galz.

Gecko Galz image from the Winter Time 1 collage sheet.
Gecko Galz image from the Alter Me 1 collage sheet.
Gecko Galz Holly Days background paper.
Gecko Galz First Day of Christmas background paper.
Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Festive Berries and Walnut stain Distress Ink.
Sizzix/Alterations Holly Branch Die.
Crystal Ice Stickles.
White Lace with Bobbles on it.
Red Beads.
Colour the tag with old paper and flick water on it, when it's dry edge with the festive berries and walnut stain, also edge the rest of the papers with the same inks.
Fussy cut the girl image and then layer up all the elements. Add the white lace.
Die cut the holly and colour the leaves with the bundled sage and the branch with walnut stain.
Add glitter to the leaves then when this is dry adhere to the tag, add the red beads.
Add the ribbon.

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Paris Candle

I decorated this candle using an image from the  Gecko Galz  December products.

Gecko Galz image from the Postcard Memories 1 Collage Set.
Tissue Paper.
Wax Paper.
Heat Gun.
Memory Wire Bracelet.
Print the image onto the tissue paper and cut out.
Lay the image over the candle and cover it with the wax paper, then using the heat gun heat the candle until you can see the wax melting over the image, remove the wax paper.
Thread the beads onto the memory wire to decorate the candle.

Sunday 16 December 2012

Blue and Silver

The Sunday Postcard Art want us to use Blue and Silver for their challenge this week.

I used Gecko Galz images and CraftArtist digi kits for my card.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Craft-Room Challenge - Make A Tag

Another fortnight has gone by so it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge. It's my turn to choose the challenge and I'd like you all to Make A Tag. Your tag can be any shape and you can decorate it with whatever takes your fancy.

This is our last challenge this year as we are taking a break over Christmas so you have four weeks to create and enter your tag.

The sponsors for our challenge is Flonzcraft a stamp company based in New Zealand.

The rest of the DT have made some wonderful tags so why not visit the Craft-Room to take a look.

I used bundled sage and fired brick Distress stain to colour my tag, then I adhered some white hand made paper and lace. I used a Spellbinders holly motif die and coloured it with Distress ink. The stamp I used is a Flonzcraft stamp - I coloured the image with watercolour pencils. I added a Sizzix Stacked Word sentiment that I'd coloured with distress ink. I also used some Stickles but it doesn't show up on the photo. I added some gems and ribbon.

We had some wonderful entries in our Ooh La La challenge, thank you everyone that took part.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Steampunk Christmas

The Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week is It's a Steampunk Christmas.

For my postcard I used a mixture of Gecko Galz images and CraftArtist digi kits.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Andy Skinner Workshop

On Sunday I went to the Craft Barn for fabulous Mixed Media Workshop run by Andy Skinner, using Stix 2 Canvas.

Andy had printed the images onto the Stix 2 canvas and we all had a great time playing with paints, oil pastels, multi matte medium, texture paste and much more. I copied my friend Alison by putting a letter over the eye.

Saturday 1 December 2012

The London Eye and Oh What A Frosty Morning

Last night a group of eight of us went on a Champagne Experience on the London Eye to celebrate our friends birthday. I'd been on the Eye a few years ago during the day and was very excited to be going on it at night - I wasn't dissapointed - it was fabulous. We all went for a lovely meal afterwards and had a great evening. Here are some of the photo's that I took, they're not brilliant but you get the idea.

 Despite not getting to bed until the early hours of the morning we still managed to get out at 7am to take the dogs for a walk and boy was it cold, -2 degrees. Here are some frosty photo's.