Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Poppy Appeal




I am very pleased to say that donations to the poppy appeal through sales of handmade poppies in my ebay shop and at craft fairs have amounted to £87.25. This amount has been sent to The Royal British Legion.

The fundraising for this charity will be ongoing throughout the year and once I've made more there should be a restock of poppies in the ebay shop soon


Saturday, 1 November 2014

November Challenge

Hi there crafty people and welcome to November.

This month is a recipe month. We would like to inspire you to create a project using at least 4 items (must be 4 different types of item) from the following list:

Button
Ribbon
Spray/Mist
White Space
Doily
Polka Dots
Bling
Embroidery


There will be a little prize of some flowers drawn at random from all the entries received by 11pm GMT on 29th November.  The winner will be announced on 30th November.  Please enter via the inlinkz button below. As always you can enter any craft, we aren't just about papercraft, as long as it has been completed between 1st and 29th November 2014 and we can see how you have been inspired by the challenge.

Here is how our lovely design team were inspired:

I made 4 ATC's for this challenge each using a different item from the recipe.
Embroidery (well cross stitch) was used for the ATC above.
Dylusion spray was used on the little chap above.
I used buttons to add some depth to my JOFY flowers.
The frame on this ATC is 'blinged' up using Stampendous Frantage.


Astrid

My recipe ; Buttons, bling, doily, polka dots



Lisa

I had so much fun with this challenge, I love using elements like this.  I chose a doily, ribbon, polka dots and bling!



Eleni
I always find recipe challenges inspiring, and I managed to actually include five 'ingredients' : bling, embroidery, polka dots, sprays, white space!



Shell
It took me so long to decide what elements of the recipe I was going to use, I was nearly late with my card...oops! I decided on ribbon, polka dots, doily & bling. Hope you have fun when you join in with us this month xx


Chris / CS Designs Altered Pages

For my project I created a couple of new altered art pages for my Altered Mini Notebook. I bought a little writing note book a while back and every once in a while, I add something to it or do a bit of painting in it. Until today I have never shared any of my pages and thought it was about time I did.

For my altered note boo pages I used:  A couple of  Buttons, A Gem for Bling, I drew and punched out Faux Polka Dots and included some Red Embroidery Thread, not quite Embroidery but hope it will do.

 Kerry, Thank You for giving me some much needed time off, it's nice to be back again. :)



Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Challenge

Hello and welcome to October.

How does this flower fairy picture inspire you?  Isn't she gorgeous? I love flower fairies.  This image comes from here


There will be a little prize of some flowers themed around this picture drawn at random from all the entries received by 11pm GMT on 30th October.  The winner will be announced on 31st October.  Please enter via the inlinkz button below. As always you can enter any craft, we aren't just about papercraft, as long as it has been completed between 1st and 30th October 2014 and we can see how you have been inspired by the challenge.

You'll have to excuse the rubbish photo. My phone lead has gone for a walk and I couldn't edit it - I made some brooches following the colour and fairy scheme.


and here is how our lovely design team were inspired:


                                                                     Astrid

I was inspired by the little fairy and used a photo of the fairytale park with.................some fairy's on it :-)


I found this fab book by Dawn Sokol (available from Amazon) which is a great way to get started art journaling or improve your doodle skills. I decided to use the page below to create this months DT piece.
The colours seemed perfect for an autumnal feeling piece.
 I used Faber Castell Big Brush Pens, Crayons and Gelaotos to create the finished piece above.



The first thing about the image that spoke to me was the fairy, so I definitely drew inspiration from her, as well as the colors and the leaves.  The message of 'love' is always a good one to spread.

Shell
I decided to use a fairy on my card, also giving it an autumnal feel using autumnal colours & papers.



I was inspired by the colours to create a layout with my friends. Butterflies, to represent the fairies.









Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Winner

Thank you for all your entries into the September challenge. They were all fab.  The random number generator picked number 5 as the winner which is coops

Well done.  If you can email me your address details to craftgardenshop@aol.com I will get your prize out to you asap.