Thursday, 11 September 2014

Spooky, Spooky, Spooky for That's Crafty.


I have an Artist Trading Block to share with you as my Design team project for That's Crafty this week.

Full details 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

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Owl See You for SDC 164


Sue has callenged us to use an animal or Bird this week for our DT make.

This is a wooden box I decorated as a gift for a friend of my daughters who likes owls.

I used the following stamps

Owlseeyou
Daniel's Hearts
Bla Bla Bla
The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Friday, 5 September 2014

New That's Crafty Challenge


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Girl Power. I have used the stamp plates Collaged Hearts and All the Gals to decorate a matchbox.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Be Impossible for That's Crafty


I have a tag to share with you as my Design team project for That's Crafty this week.

Full details 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

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Refesh it for Stampotique SDC163


Kaz has callenged us to use an older stamp this week for our DT make. 
 I have made a matchbox, using a scrap left over from a sheet made using my Geli-plate, I have layered my lovely stamped imges onto these, finishing it off with machine stiching.

I used the following stamps

Word Collage

Kamona
Design Cube

The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Stampotique SDC 162


Arwen has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and she has choosen "Under the Sea" as her theme.

I used the following stamp

Smushallaum

The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Friday, 22 August 2014

New Challenge at That's Crafty


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is it's a Mans world. I have used the strong man image from the vintage circus set by Oxford Impressions.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Butterfly Box


I have altered a little wooden box for my project for That's Crafty this week.

Full details 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

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stampotique Challenge 161 Flowers


Kristen has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and she has challenged us to use flowers.

I have used rub-on flowers as a form of resist on the background of my tag, before adding spray inks and rubber stamping. Using the rather lovely Molly as my focal point, if my house was burning down and I could only save ohh at least a dozen of my stamps, Molly would be one of the first in the bag as I love her monster cuteness (I now realise I need a bigger bag)

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Butterfly Collector


Reministent of an old butterfly collectors display box, using the lovly butterfly stamps by Crafty Individuals.

Full details 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

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Music for Stampotique this week


This week the theme for the Stampotique challenge has been chosen by Kathi and choose Music.
This is what her inspiration is behind her challenge.

  "I love music and enjoy most genres ranging from liturgical music to rap, from classical to head-bangin' rock! Music fills my soul and moves me emotionally and physically.

Let's see how music inspires you! Use song lyrics, music notation, or words associated with music in your project and share it with us!"


I have used Twinkie on a music paper background dancing in the rain.

I used the following stamps



The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

It's bows for Stampotique this week


Jackie is the hostess with the mostest for Stampotique this week. She has chosen the theme of Bows for us this week. This is what she has to say about her theme.

"Ribbons have been around since the Middle Ages. Merchants travelled the world, buying and selling ribbon, many of which had gold and silver in the silk. ribbons were a sign of nobility and worn only by the rich. By the seventh century ribbon was part of the fashion industry and was part of clothing.



Today ribbon has numerous uses, and it is a favourite crafting accessory, I have lots of it! 


You can make fabulous bows with it to adorn your cards, scrapbook page, tags, journals etc.

So I would like to see you adding a bow to your project, if you don't have ribbons, bows can be made out of many mediums such as paper, clay, string to name but a few!


I looking forward to seeing your creations with a bow!"

I have made a little gift box this week, using France's lovely journal page over a Gelli plate background. Adding a couple of tags and Hazell and a butterfly in shink plastic. Hazell has a jump ring on the top of the shrink plastic tag so it can be used on a keyring or hung onto a bag.

I used the following stamps







The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Animal in you


Over on Sunday Postcard Art this week the theme is "Animals". This is mine for this week. 
My background is one from my pile of one layer backgrounds I did with my Gelli Plate. 
My stars and Giraffe are by Octopode and the quote is one that my lovely friend Moira sent me recently as a surprise RAK.

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

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Crafty Individuals Latest Challenge



Today sees the start of the August Challenge over at Crafty Individuals. Full details of the challenge can be seen on the BLOG.

The theme is Autumn fashion and I have used the die cuts of an ATB to make a little fashion house.




I used the following stampsCI-322, CI-328, CI-329, CI-350 and CI-383 on my project. 

All of the stamps are available from the Crafty Individuals website.

Carol X

Friday, 1 August 2014

Dreaming of Butterflies Journal Page


I recenty received the lovely new stamps that Gio has brought out in conjunction with Crafty Indidviduals.

I have used them on a page in my smaller sized journal along with a Gelli Plate background.


I used both the plates designed by Gio and they can be found on the website HERE

Carol x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dancing in Black and White SDC156


Kay is our Hostess for the challenge at Stampotique this week. She has asked us to use mainly black and white with a pop of another colour. I have gone for a pop of blue on the dress of the lovely Dancing hazel, adding a tiny splash on my flowers to tie it all together.

This is what she has to say about her challenge.


"It is my turn to host the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! What might seem like a simple challenge to most, for some, whose work is generally full of color, it really will be a challenge. But, for all of us, it's good to try something different. I have been on a black'n'white artistic kick lately because I love the crisp freshness it can bring to a card, journal page or ATC. Whatever you decide to do, keep it black and white with just a pop of color! Get creative this week and join us!"


I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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



Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July Challenge


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Christmas in July, bit difficult this one as I put my christmas stamps away and I only had a few out to use, but luckily it was on of my favourites I found which is this Jolly Robin from Crafty Individuals, given lots of christmas bling with stickles.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Christmas In July SDC 157


Gez has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and she has certainly challenge us as it's Christmas in July!!!!
Now those of you who know me will know that I do not make cards so I chickened out a little bit on this one and did a seasonal page in my journal using non christmas stamps. My Idea came from the page that I used as my background under the layer of gesso. It's from a book of christmas carols and it's the Three Kings, I think these 3 little guys work perfectly as my kings and I love the quote by Jo Capper-Sandon.

These are Gez's thoughts behind her challenge.

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be your hostess for this weeks challenge.

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas right?!! ;-) I thought it would be nice for us to spread a wave of festive cheer throughout Blogland!

Every year I set out with good intentions and imagine a great big stack of handmade Christmas cards all ready to send out nice and early in December, in reality I think it's happened once! So, lets do it together! Dig deep and crack open the Christmas stash box early!!

This is a fun challenge, I hope you enjoy it too!

The Design Team have lots of creative inspiration to get your festive mojo ringing! Happy creating!

I used the following Stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

By the Sea


I got the stamp set By the Sea made by Oxford Impressions a while ago and I must admit I had put of using it as I did not realise until it came that it's photograpic stamps (that will teach me to read things properly) BUT these are just about the easiest photograpic stamps I have ever used, none of my usual trying 6 or 7 times to get a good impression, just ink, and bosh on the paper and ta da it worked first time and just using my usual archival ink, none of the going through all the ink pads to find one that works the best, so I am one happy little bunny. Full details 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

Colour Makes Me Happy


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week. I love bright colours so I choose the theme of Bright Sunny Colours, and as this is what makes me Happy I used my Hazel Stamp from Stampotique, as I love her little sign as colour certainly makes me find my happy.

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