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Monday, 31 January 2011

Sentiment and Red

Morning Crafters xxxx

Here is my card from the new challenge at Daisy Doodles This week the challenge is to use a sentiment as the main focus and to use Red.

Oh how much I enjoyed this!! I have used a sentiment from the wonderful Valentine/Love set.


The paper is also from Daisy Doodles! It comes in a set of wonderful designs called Hearts and Roses, perfect for Valentines Day or weddings or anniversaries.
I have added some black butterflies and a beautiful Red Ribbon.
I have used nestabilities to frame the sentiment and edged the sentiment with distress ink. I then completed the card with a red rose.

Thanks for looking now come along and join in!

Challenges:-

Craft your days Away - Love
Crafty Emma - Bold and Bright
Marks finest Paper - Valentine Card
Sugar Creek Hallow - Vintage valentine
Twisted Sketches - Sketch
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Fairy Fun Friday - For a sweetheart
Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Simple Create - Give your heart away
Charisma Cardz - Valentine/Love
Pals Paper Arts - Bows
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything goes
Stampavie and more - Love
Anything goes - Butterflys
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Valentines
Scrap Creations - Black, White, Red

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Artistic Stamper Spiced Marmalade

Hi Peeps!

I have been playing with the Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps again! Take a look at The Artistic Stamper Blog for the full details of my card!







Challenges:-
The Crafty Pad - Girly
Creative inspirations paint - Inspired by shades of one colour
I Did It - Card for a child
Ink it Up - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Distressing
The Stamp Man - Distressing
Stamp Something - Cute Something
Crafty Purple Frog - Distressing

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ellephantastic-New beginnings challenge card No 2

This is my second card for Ellephantastic design Team and for the New Beginnings Challenge. It is a monthly challenge Blog so you have plenty of time to make a card.


This little fella is by the very talented Helen of Ellephantastic. He is sooooooooooo cute!
I have mixed this image with Tim Holtz inks, grunge board etc.
I love to use distressing with digital images, they are so versatile.

I am in love with Grand nesties at the mo lol!

Thank you for looking, don't forget to join in the challenge.

Challenges:-
AiFactory - Anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Distressing
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Buttons
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamps - Bingo (diecut embossing ribbon)
Creative card crew - New Beginnings
Papertake weekly - Ribbon and Pearls
Craft your passion - Button up
Crazy - Buttons
Cuttlebug spot - Childrens games
Diecut dreams - Digis and stamps together
Karber weekly - Digis and ribbon
Stamp Fairy - Paper piecing

Monday, 17 January 2011

Anything goes at Daisy Doodles!!!

Morning Crafters xxxxxxxx

Here is my card from the Anything goes challenge at Daisy Doodles

I have used the double horseshoe image. This is brilliant as it can be for Valentines, Weddings, Anniversaries and so on..............

I have used Tim Holtz inks to colour. I have layered up the image to give a different effect.

I have stamped the background with a stamp from Tim Holtz and used his grunge board swirls!

I then finished with liquid pearls and a beautiful red heart.







Challenges:-
Gingerloft - Celebrations
One Stitch at a time - New
Scrappy Frogs - Use a sentiment
Craft your days away - anything goes
Crafty Emma - No designer papers
Creative Inspirations - Celebrate
Marks Finest Papers - Use hearts
Really reasonable ribbons - Ribbon and hearts
Secret Crafter - With love
Stamp Scrap Doodles - Anything goes
Phindys Place - Valentines
Wags N Whiskers - With Love
Scrapbook Sisters - Hearts Desire
AiFactory - Anything goes
Do you Stack up - Distress it
Meljen Designs - Square or round cards
Pals Paper Arts - Valentine
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a digi
Southern Girls - Lovely Dovely
Stamping Bees - Use a diecut
Tip top Tuesday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Backround stamping

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Freebie at Daisy Doodles!

Hi Crafting Friends!

Do you like this washing line image? Would you like to own it? Well you can!!! Pop on over to Daisy Doodles and pick up your freebie!!! Yes that's right the Lovely Jules at Daisy Doodles is giving away this stunning image!

Here is the card I made. I have used Promarkers to colour. The image had been mounted on the different size nestabilities (using my new Grand Caliber machine! I'm so excited!) I have then edged the layers and the main card with Tim Holtz distress inks.
I have made up my own sentiment :0) xx This was then edged in liquid pearls.
I have used some Tim Holtz stamps for the background. I then fished off with some ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking!!!

Challenges:-
Creative Cottage - Something new (die cuts)
I love Promarkers - Punches
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Background stamping
Cupcake craft - something new (die cuts)
Kaboodle Doodles - Do it with Digis
Karber weekly - Diecuts and pearls
Pollycraft - New things
Creative Cowgirls - Something New

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Melt Pot Madness!!

Hi Gang!
Now for a change to my card making I thought I would share with you some of my Melt Pot Madness!
For full details of my work, please take a look at The Artistic Stamper Blog
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Thank you for looking, please leave me some love xx

Tina xx

Friday, 7 January 2011

"Wings" Altered Bottle

Hi Gang!

Well if you are like me, once Christmas is over you may have one or two empty bottles laying around :0) xx

I thought to myself................ this bottle is crying out to be altered! So that's exactly what I did lol!


Here is the "before" bottle, you may recognise it!
I started with Tim Holtz alcohol inks, blending and building up the colours directly on to the bottle. I then used a momento ink pad and stamped a butterfly on the bottle.

I chose some Tim Holtz Harlequin grunge board and coloured with the same inks used on the bottle. I then randomly chose different diamonds on the grunge board to colour with a metallic paint. I then went a little Melt Pot mad! I love love love to use my melt pot. I picked some background stamps, some from my stash some new ones from The Artistic Stamper, and some molds. I love to add embellishments inside the melted embossing powder, it just added some thing different.

I added a chain around the neck and dangled a melt pot embellishment from it using a rangers frame. I then finished off the lid with bronze paint, stamping a match butterfly on top and adding more melt pot art.

Lastly I made the bottle a little more regal looking buy adding a few liquid pearl dots.

I hope you have enjoyed looking xxxxx I would love to hear your comments! xx

Challenges:-

The Artistic Stamper Blog - Wings

The Sunday Stamper - Charms or Men or Both

Tip Top Tuesday - Metal Mickey

Thursday, 6 January 2011

For You - The Artistic Stamper

I've been playing with ink! This beauitful Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp along with the 2 background stamps can be found at The Artistic Stamper

For full details of my card, please take a look at The Artistic Stamper Blog




Challenges:-
Flourishes - Flowers
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Ally's Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
Gingerloft - Distressing
One Stitch At A Time - Anything goes
Craft Yours Days Away - Distress

Monday, 3 January 2011

Daisy Doodles Challenge - New or Old

It's challenge time over at Daisy Doodles . You must use a Daisy Doodles image for the challenge.

This is one of my favourite Daisy Doodles Christmas images! I have used Promarkers to colour.
The little letter box has been personalized.

Challenges:-

Catch the bug - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges - Celebrate something
Stampin with Dragon - Favourite winter colour
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Stampin B's - Celebration

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Ellephantastic-New beginnings challenge

Happy New Year to you all !

This is my first card for Ellephantastic design Team. It is a monthly challenge Blog so you have plenty of time to make a card.

The sponsor this month is Robyns fetish I a got to use one of their wonder images.

I have used my new Grand Calliber machine to cut the dies. I had some new Tim Holtz dies for Christmas so I could not wait to use them.

I have used promarkers to colour the image.


Challenges:-

Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Craft your days away - Punches or diecuts
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate something
Marks finest papers - Use something New
One Stop Craft - New beginnings
Alphabet - I is for infant
Fairy fun Fridays - New Beginnings