Wednesday, 3 December 2014

November Winner

Sorry it is a few days late. Our November winner is Sherryn with this gorgeous card

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Challenge

Our challenge to you for December is quite simply CHRISTMAS

I gave the design team some crocheted flowers to work with and there will be a prize for a randomly chosen winner at the end of the month of a pack of the same flowers.

Here's my page using the green and white crochet flowers. The photo's are from my son's Christmas dinner at school in 2011 !

My Christmas will be spent down under this year and I couldn't resist making this postcard.
A Christmas card
I added one of Kerry's flowers to make this purse more interesting and pretty too.
A Christmas tag.
 This tiny pot contains everything needed to make a chain mail bracelet. To make it look more like a gift I added vellum, ribbon and a crocheted flower and added a bit of sparkle too!
I hope you like my makes for this festive month.

Shell here to show you my creation for this month. I love anything Christmassy & love colouring, so when I saw this image by Inky Impressions I just had to use it!


I used the gorgeous flowers Kerry sent to make this super fun card for my niece.


Not a very traditional Christmas layout, but it is about me and my dreams and hopes for this Christmas, every year I do a Christmas daily journal so this is just starting it off ... I've used a christmas paper as a base and added lots of gold glitter embellies to make it more festive.  I have some journalling on a tag at the top ... and tried to make the lovely crochet flowers as the focal point !

Chris / Doodle Pieces

For my project created an Art Tag using one of Kerry's pretty paper flowers. I added a bit of color using pigment ink and the direct to paper technique. The pink lacy flowers and the scalopped background they are sitting on are also from one of Kerry's packages. The main focal point is Edwina one of my original digital stamps. The smile phrase is also digitally created.

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:

White Space
Polka Dots

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.


My recipe ; Buttons, bling, doily, polka dots


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

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

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. :)