Thursday, 18 December 2014

Mixed Media Christmas decoration


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have made a christmas decoration, using a lot of resin and some sparkly stuff.


Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stampotique Anything Goes week 3


Kim is hosting the challenge at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

I have an altered peg for you this week.

I used the following stamps

Noelle
Snowflakes
Merry Kiss-mas!

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

SPA snow and ice


Over on Sunday Postcard Art this week the theme is "snow and Ice". This is mine for this week. 
All my images are from Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and in the UK you can purchase them from That's Crafty

I look forward to your entries for the challenge, Carol x

Friday, 12 December 2014

That's Crafty anything goes challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is an anything goes challenge and will last for the rest of the month. 

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the previous link.

I have finished decorating a box I painted ages ago, about 3 years to be exact. I keep the spare christmas tree bulbs in this box and when I got it out this year I had happend to just received the Tim Holtz snowflake die with matching embossing folder and it fitted onto the top of this box like it was made for it, do now this looks pretty and sparkly on my sideboard while still keeping my spare bulbs handy incase I need them.

Carol x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sparkly Snowflake Card for That's Crafty


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have made a snowflake Christmas Card, I did discover that round cards are not really a good idea as they tend to roll, but I did enjoy making it, as I hardly ever make cards, maybe this is why lol.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Stampotique Anything goes week 2


Kim is hosting the challenge this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

 I have a tag to share with you this week.

I used the following stamps

Snowflakes
Dwindled
Star light, Star bright


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .


Carol x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Vintage or is it a Retro Santa ??


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a Tag this week, using the retro santa from one of the older Tim Holtz Stamp sets. 

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

I am also entering this into the challenge at Tag along this week, I chose the theme of vintage Santa.

Carol x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Stampotique Anything Goes week 1


Kim is hosting the challenge this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

 I have a tag to share with you this week.

I used the following stamps






The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .


Carol x

Friday, 28 November 2014

All About Face New That's Crafty Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is called "all about face". Full details of the challenge can be found by following the previous link.

I have had this background unfinished in my journal for ages, and it's strange to look at it as it makes me realise how my journalling has progressed and changed over time. This backgound was done mainly with Dylusions sprays, but in more recent time I have in-corporated a lot more paint into my pages. That is one reason I like journalling as it does provide you with a bit of a diary as to how your tastes and style has changed over time and the theme of this page pretty much sums up how my brain is feeling at the moment, to much to think about and not enough time !!!

Carol x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Frosty Winter Shadow Box


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a small canvas to share with you.  I have flipped the canvas over to use it as a little shadow box.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Edgar Allan Poe for Stampotique


Welcome to my post for the Stamptoique challenge. This week Kay is the hostess for the challenge and she has asked us to use Edgar Allan Poe as our inspiration

These are her thoughts behind her challenge.

"My challenge this week is a simple one, but requires a bit of research on your part. Just as many of the Stampotique Originals' artists design stamps that might be described as a bit "quirky," so, too, was Edgar Allan Poe a bit quirky. He is a well known author and poet, living from 1809-1849. His quotes range from the romantic to the melancholy, and from the thoughtful to the murderous! The choice is yours. Allow yourself some time this week to combine a quote from Edgar Allen Poe with one or more stamped images to create something unique!"

I have used a quote that I have always been particularly fond of and I thought that it could have been speaking about the Lovely Molly so I used her on a tag this week as my DT piece.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tweet Chirp Coaster


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a coaster to share with you, using the Scribbley Birds set of Rubber stamps.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Stripy For Stampotique


Corrie is hosting the challenge for Stampotique this week and we are all asked to use stripes of our own making this week.

I have used a piece of packaging for my background using red paint to highlight the raised areas of it to give me my stripy effect.

I have used the Tim Holtz Cabinet card die and the large oval to cut my card base, adding a piece of snowy acetate  to the cut area and then adding my Stampotiqe yumminess to my project.

I used the following stamps

Happy, Happy, Happy
Oh... Tree
Agatha Christmas
Text Star
Merry Kiss-mas

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Friday, 14 November 2014

Vintage Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is vintage, so I thought what a perfect excuse to start on Christmas.

I have a tag for the challenge using the stamp and die set from Tim Holtz  available from the shop.

I added a bit of bleach stamping for my background before laying all the other bits onto my tag.


Carol x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Whats up Pussy Cat


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a tag to share with you.  I have used rub-ons and dylusions ink sprays for my background.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Text for the Tag Along Challenge


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week, and I have asked you to include any type of text on your tag. I have used printed text from a book and a stamped text word.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up.
Carol x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

It's Chilly for Stampotique SDC 173


France is the hostess for the stampotique challenge this week and she has asked us to "bring on the bling"

I must admit I do love a bit of bling, not all the time but some projects just call out for the glitter and sparkly stuff. I have used a big Die Cut snowflake this week and added Jo Capper-Sandons snowman to it, along with a rather large amount of the sparkly stuff.

I used

Chilly
Baby it's cold outside!

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Day Out For That's Crafty



For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a small canvas to share with you. I have used stamped tissue paper for the background, adding other bits and pirces to finish it off.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Spotlighting for Stampotique


Arwen is our hostess this week and she's got the spotlight on you:

"Artwork consist of many small details that make a whole.
This week I would like to see spotlights in your work.
Lift a detail of your artwork visibly out."

I have two projects for this challenge, not because I love them both, infact I am not happy with either of them, but I am having a complete lack of Mojo at the moment (you should see my bin) and these are all my poor feeble brain could come up with.

Both feature Daniel's Hearts as my lifted detail.


My Tin is stripped and then stamped directly onto the surface

 I used

  


My tag is a Gelli Plate Background with stamping added to it afterwards

I used


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gelli on a Box


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have been trying out the DecoArt Media paints and the Gelli Plate on a wooden box. Adding some rubber stamping to the finish it of.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x