Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 14 'Say it with Flowers'

Here we are again! Anything Goes challenge this week is 'Say it with Flowers'.

My entry this week is from an album I have been doing lately for my Mum's 60th birthday. I have done so far about 26 pages in just over a week, with the help of Liz this weekend! Only 10 pages to go and a wing and a prayer that I can extend the album that we have bought to 36 pages! You just can't capture 60 years, especially when you have a love of everyone in the photos, in just 20 pages! Liz assures me that mum won't read my blog, so I'll post some more later, just to show that my week off work amounted to something!

This one is my little sister Liz when she was about 1 year old at a studio photo shoot. She is holding a 50p coin in her hands as she fell backwards off the chair she is sitting on before the photo and the money stopped her crying!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 13 Time

Who chose this one!! lol

Week 13 over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog and the theme is 'TIME'.
I have thrown my first attempt in the bin and this was completed last night at about 11.30 and even then I put my finger in the glossy accents so dont look too closely at the clock at the bottom right, lol.

I have used Graphic45 paper, cutting out the clocks and glossy accenting them and used a crackle stamp over the background paper. One of Tim Holtz's bookplates with a live ticket in and glossy accents again. I didnt have much in on the time theme and it was a bit of a rush in the end, hope you like it! Everything from Craft Den except the paper was from stash.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Altered remote control holder

I found a quite cheesy remote control holder in Dunhelm mill for 2.99, and I have altered it with Prima papers. Here's the before:

and here's the after:

I used Prima papers, ranger 'aqua' dabber paint, ribbon, MS butterfly punches from Craft Den, and some extra bling and some acrylic roses from stash. I've bought another one as I have filled it already.

Hope you like!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge # 12 Layers

Here we are again. I have been very rubbish this week at blogging and crafting in general. Let's just say, rain or shine, there will be a LOT of crafting going on next week while I am on holiday! I have managed to finish altering a cheesy remote control holder which I found in Dunhelm mill, so i'll post that tomorrow. I keep forgetting to take a picture of it.

Over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog the theme this week is 'at least three layers'

I have made a card for a change, with a lovely Anya image which I have to admit I bought on ebay, Yes, the image, not the stamp. They were 10 for 99p all stamped on coated card with impress ink. Sometimes you just cannot buy every stamp, even I have to come to terms with that, lol.
I have coloured her with copics and a few promarkers. She is mounted on 3 layers of paper and a layer of glossy accents have been added to her flowers and bow, so I make that 5 layers! I have also layered up some flowers, the sentiment and 2 ribbons together.

Hope you like it and come and join us this week!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #11 - The Letter 'A'

It's that time again at Anything Goes and the theme this week is

The Letter 'A'

Here is my entry, a tag with a little apple for teacher, complete with little worm saying hello! I have highlighted the apple with glossy accents and used a chippy tree shape from my stash, coloured with Jumbo Java versa magic dewdrop ink. I inked all the edges with the versa magic and the background is done with Ranger DIs.

I hope you like and look forward to your entries this week.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Alice in Halloween ATCs

Lynne has some fabby AiW Halloween papers in at the Craft Den now, from Graphic45. It's a great idea to make Alice in Halloween. I have made some ATCs with them and also used some really lovely star ribbon Lynne has in as well. I popped round just as it had been delivered and bought every colour! I was going to use it as well for Christmas cards, but I might have to get some more before then.

I thought I would get some more of the AiW papers and make cards with them as toppers and send them out this year. Here are a few of the ATCs.

I had a lovely time as well at SB class last night. I forgot to take a photo of my LO today so I'll blog it after the weekend.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge #10 - Folds

It's that time of the week again, and the theme this week on the Anything Goes Challenge blog, is


I thought this was a really interesting one as I never use folds on anything, so it gave me a chance to try something new. I know, it's a scrapbook layout again, but I do love so them!! I will try a card or a tag next time I promise!

The piccy is my lovely Emma on the beach in Mallorca 2 years ago. I got the old internet out and looked up how to make pinwheels, as I wanted something beachy. They were surprisingly easy, that hardest part is holding enough of the folds together to get the brad through the middle. One did split but that's the last of this paper so I'm not doing another one! I've attached them quite loosely, so they do spin round on the page. No flowers this time so I went mad on the buttons and stickles.

Come and join us!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Distressed look page

I have used the lovely Prima papers again for a layout of Emma enjoying playing pool on holiday and went for a distressed tatty look, as the papers have that look to them. I used the Prima ranges, Bo Bunny dotty cardstock and the matching Prima 'wink' flower tube. The doily is inked with versa magic chalk inks and the usual bling added. Everything is from Craft Den.

I hope you like it :-)

Don't forget this week's challenge on Anything Goes is punches if you want to join in with us. Judging my the number of entries this week, we crafters own a punch or two, LOL.

Next challenge will be posted Tuesday night so you still have plenty of time!