Saturday, September 26, 2009

How generous ……………………….

……………………. CarolAnne is having a give-away! And I mean a GIVE-AWAY. What a bumper package, full of gorgeous vintage goodies.
Carol Anne is also very generous with her lovely vintage images! Please hop on over to her blog and see first hand what the goodies are and sigh (as I do) at her vintage photos and cards. Thank you Carol Anne, you really brighten my day.

To all who visit and take time out to leave a comment, thank you so much. No matter how dull the day is, weather wise or otherwise, a comment makes me smile and I can tackle the rest of day – nasty spider bites and ulcers too!

Take care and as always, keep creating (no, not havoc!) those beautiful creations I see on your various blogs!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Plea ……….

…… came from Victoria for Erin's young neighbour who was involved in a serious boating accident. They can’t cope with any more flowers and teddy bears but would love to receive cards. Please check out these two blogs for the full story and if you can send a card, I am sure it will be most welcome. Paige is 13 years old and needs all the LUV us card making bloggers can deliver.
Here’s my card (2D and stickles don't show too well humph)

Thank you for supplying the image Victoria. She will no doubt feature on more cards (if I may)

Take care and be good to yourselves and thanks so much for visiting.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Prize Challenge …….

…… over at Dezinaworld June’s challenge is to use WINGS and the prize is a fabulous Ten Piece Luxury Vintage background set of digital backgrounds to print and use whenever and whatever you want. You can also use them for digital art if you do any or add them as backgrounds on blogs or web pages - PLUS …. You also get your choice of any one Dezinaworld collage sheet you want. Now, how awesome is this Prize?? June is not only offering this lovely prize but on her other blog Artfreebies she has gorgeous free images! Thanks June!

So ……………… here is my contribution!

I painted a piece of 4 x 4 corrugated (recycled wine box LOL) a bright yellow. The wings are from KarensWhimsy (lots of great free images) which, you guessed it, I Glimmer Misted. The image is from Artchixstudio and then I messed with alcohol inks on a piece of transparency. The wording Have Wings …………. Will Fly are computer generated. This piece is ‘layered’ if I can call it that. I glued the wings and wording onto the corrugated cardboard, then the inked transparency and then perched the little lass image on top.

As always, thanks so much for visiting and leaving such great comments. It’s makes my day!

Have a wonderful and creative week.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Spring has sprung ..

.... and them dapper young lads are sporting their bestest Spring outfits and singing their sweetest of melodies to attract the lovely ladies!

Over at LotsToDo the challenge was to use tissue paper. I folded, scrunched and mushed tissue paper and then glued the strips onto the base (one cuppa soup box) I dry brushed with acrylic paint and was done in no time!

This young birdie is an image supplied by the wonderful Cora at Digital Two for Tuesday.
Okay, so I combined two challenges again but I didn't miss the bus!

Enjoy the rest of the week, take care and keep crafting!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Got my grubby ….

…….. inked stained and paper cut paws on some Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angles! What fun!

Instead of using cardstock, I decided to see what the effect would be on calico. I did have the idea of eventually making a 4 x 4, so I misted the calico using Yellow Daisy. When dry, I used a 4x4 template/guide underneath the calico and stamped my 9 little lassies. I then punched out 9 1” squares out of ordinary printer paper and temporarily stuck them over my stamped images and misted with Bronze. Unfortunately, the Glimmer is lost in the scan! It does look rather 'washed out'

When I noticed that the mist had ‘pooled/collected’ I misted a piece of water colour paper with Yellow Daisy (again). The thought, Reduce, remake, Recycle, etc etc, Reuse was shouting, so I used it to soak up the excess and lo and behold this is what the result was. I stamped my 9 little ladies again and bingo. Again the Glimmer got lost!

Should I try this again, I will try to find a better way of sealing the punched squares over my images. I think if the ‘borders’ were more yellow it would have come out much nicer. The Bronze ‘bled’ too much! Oh well, as they say, ‘You live and learn’ And I have learnt!

This is my contribution to the LotsToDoChallenge It seems absolute ages that I sat down and made something! The background is from a piece of 'my playing with my new goodies'

Oops, missed the bus with this one!
Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of the weekend! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.