Saturday 28 September 2013

National Card Making Day

The Gecko Galz Design Team have been busy making cards for National Card Making Day and one of our cards has been spotlighted every other day, today it's my turn to be spotlighted - this is my card.

Image and Sentiment from Gecko Galz Wedded Bliss Collage Sheet.
Miss Becky and Pixie Dust Background Papers.
Card Blank.
White Card.
Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet.
Spellbinder Die – Bella Rose.
Lace, Flower, Skeleton Leaf, and Metal Leaf from stash.

Cover the card blank with the Pixie Dust paper.
Cut the Miss Becky paper to size and sponge the back and edges with the vintage photo then distress and tear the edges and adhere to the card.
Adhere the image and lace.
Die cut the flourish and colour with the bundled sage and vintage photo.
Adhere the flourish, leaves and flower.
Sponge the sentiment with victorian velvet and vintage photo and adhere it to the card.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Witchy Woman Necklace and Scary Skull ATC

Here are a couple of DT pieces that I made for Gecko Galz using some of the lovely September products.

Image from the Spell Bound Digi Stamp Set.
Oval Stampboard.
Card Slightly Larger Than The Stampboard.
Black Voile. 
Clear UTEE
Adhere the hessian and the voile to the piece of card.
Colour the image with the Promarkers and adhere it to the stampboard.
Cover the stampboard with the Versamark and triple emboss with the UTEE.

Adhere the stampboard to the backing.

Image from the Spellbound Digi Stamp Set.
Black ATC card.
Red Thread.
Red Gems.
Silicone Glue or Sticky Foam Pads.
Print three images the same size.
Wrap the thread round one of the images.
Fussy cut the skull and wings from the other two images and adhere to the image with the glue pads.
Adhere the hessian, imaged and gems to the black card.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Craft-Room Challenge DT Call

The Craft-Room Challenge are having a DT call, if you would like to enter here is what you have to do.

There are just 2 places, new roomies will be chosen by the whole team.   We have become a very close group who support each other and are very friendly as a team.   Even so our styles are different and we often surprise each other with the demands of the challenges.   This call is open world wide and to all styles of crafter.

The requirements of a Roomie are
1. Must have a blog and be able to promote the challenge and the Sponsor.

2. Be willing to comment on entries, we have a number system but encourage the team to comment on as many entries as possible.

3. Write the intro to their challenge theme's and select a top 3.

4. Be prepared to pitch in when we need to cover each other, we also on ask you to committ to 70% of the challenges but I must say that currently everyone gives 100%!

How to apply
Visit the Craft-Room Challenge  and link your blog to us.
Answer the questions below in an email to
i.   Tell us how you would describe your crafting style
ii.  Tell us what you would bring to the mix & why you would like to join us
iii. Tell us about any other teams you are part of or have been in the past.
iv. Make sure your email includes your contact details!

We know you are out there and hope you will see this and would like to join us, you have until 20:00 on 6th October to apply.

Inchie - Gate

Gate is the theme for this weeks Every Inchie Monday.

For my inchie I've drawn a wrought iron gate.

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Craft-Room Challenge - Wood

Thank you everyone that entered the Trees and/or Leaves Challenge - your entries were fabulous, I shall be posting the winner and my top three next week.

Zoe has chosen the theme for this challenge and she has chosen Wood.  This is what she has to say about the challenge.
When I saw the stand at a local craft show I had to get a selection of goodies to try, wood is a great medium to work with and this time we would like you to include something made of wood in your entry.   Real wood not an image be it twigs from the garden, some bark, or a wooden embellishment from the craft shop.   Anything just keep the wood as the main focus.

We have another New Sponsor this time The MDF Man no banner but go and take a look at all the goodies he has ready and waiting for altering.   He has given us a selection of his Cogs as a prize for one lucky person drawn at random.

Last year I went to an Andy Skinner Image Transfer Workshop so for my DT piece I decided to do some image transfers on some wooden coasters that I bought from the MDF Man at Ally Pally earlier in the year.

These are the coasters before I altered them.

These are the coasters after I altered them.

I used some Da Vinci images printed onto copy paper with an inkjet printer.
I also used white and light buttermilk DecoArt Americana paint, multi matte medium, Americana DuraClear Satin Varnish and Treasure Brass on the edges.

The rest of the DT have made some fabulous pieces and would love you to visit the Craft-Room Challenge to take a look.

Monday 16 September 2013

Every Inchie Monday - Road

Road is the theme for this weeks  Every Inchie Monday challenge.

My inchie is very simple, I wrote the names of all the roads that I've lived on, I've also lived on a few Drives, Lanes etc. but I couldn't fit them on.

Last week the theme was Car, this is the inchie I made.

I don't know who made the stamp.

Friday 13 September 2013

Witchy Women Wall Hanging

Another DT piece for Gecko Galz using the lovely September products.

Three Background Papers from the Vampire Ball Paper Set.
Three Images from the Witchy Women Collage Sheets.
Three Coasters.
Three Pieces of Card Slightly Bigger Than The Coasters.
Purple Material.
Purple Ribbon.
Gold Embossing Powder.
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Flowers and Gold Gems.
Adhere the background paper to the coasters.
Adhere the ribbon to the three pieces of card forming a loop at the top, then cut some squares from the material and adhere to the pieces of card.
Sponge some Versamark round the edges of the coasters and emboss with the gold embossing powder, then adhere the coasters to the three pieces of cards.
Distress the edges of the images and sponge with the vintage photo then adhere them to the coasters.

Adhere the flowers and gems.

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Challenges For Days Blogcandy

Earlier this year a blog tracking paper-craft challenges on a daily basis, Challenges for Days, was started.    Now we are settled and comfortable with our daily routine, we are keen and eager to share the lists with anyone and everyone.

We are asking you to

Pop our button onto your side bar

Write a blog post telling peeps about the listing and the candy

Follow us, you can do this with either Network Blogs or Blog Lovin

To enter for the candy (& let us know you have shared the news) use the link tool with a link back to your blog post.   When we have 100 entries we will draw the winner, only one link per blog sharing the news please.     Thank you.  XOXO

Friday 6 September 2013

Owl Card

I've made this owl card as one of my DT pieces for Gecko Galz using the fabulous September products.

Image from Owling For You Collage Sheet.
Two Papers from the Vampires Ball Paper Set.
Black Card.
Kraft Card Blank.
Leafy Stencil.
Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste.
Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp.
Twine and Gold Gems.
Gold Embossing Powder.
Adhere the two pieces of background paper together.
Stencil the leaves with the embossing paste. When the paste is dry wrap the twine round one corner and add a bow. Adhere this to the card blank.
Distress the edge of the image and adhere to the black card then adhere it to the blank.

Stamp the sentiment with the Versamark and emboss with the gold powder, attach it and the gems to the card.

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Craft-Room Challenge - Trees and/or Leaves

It's my turn to choose the theme for the latest Craft-Room Challenge and I have chosen Trees and /or Leaves, you can create anything as long as it fits the theme.

We had some amazing entries for the Something New Challenge, I don't envy Debi having to choose her top three.

Our sponsors for the challenge are Crafty Individuals

For my DT piece I made a card.

I coloured a piece of card with Distress ink and then stamped it with leaves and adhered it to a kraft card blank. I wrapped some wool round the top of the card. For the main image I coloured some card with Distress ink and stamped the tree image then I adhered it to the card. I added the sentiment and some metal leaves.
The stamps I used are
Hero Arts for the background leaves.
Rubber Stampede for the background leaves.
Inkadinkado for the main image,
I don't know who made the sentiment stamp.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create, the rest of the DT have made some wonderful samples so why not visit the Craft-Room Challenge blog to take a look.

Monday 2 September 2013

Inchie - Night Watchman

Night Watchman is the theme at Every Inchie Monday this week. I wasn't sure what to do but remembered that I inherited  a night watchman toby jug from my mum, so I took a photo of him - it's not a very good photo.