Thursday, 25 September 2014

Elizabeth Bennet Box


I have my annual Charity Craft fair coming up soon, so I am taking every opportunity I can find to make a little something for it. So I have another box for my Design team project for  That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog, along with lots of different camera views of it.
It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Autumn Colours for the tag Along Challenge


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week. 

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, I love all the orange and browns that you get from the leaves off the trees.

I live in an area where there is a lot of farm land and a lot of the villages have Scarecrow festivals, where the villages are decorated with Scarecrow figures. So I have used a Scarcrow on my tag this week.

He is an Octopode Scarecrow from the wizard of Oz range. Octopode are Discontinuing  their range of rubber stamps and there is a sale on at the moment. Details can be found HERE.

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, 24 September 2014

Early Halloween - Get your spook on for SDC 166


I have chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and I love Halloween and as a crafter it can never start early enough for me. So for the challenge this week I am sneeking it in a week early. So I hope you have fun getting an early Spook on.


My Template for my Hat is a Claudine Hellmuth one that she gave away free last year. I have added a twist of paper ribbon and a few handmade roses along with my rubber stamping.

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, 19 September 2014

All you need is love Challenge


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is All you need is love.

I picked up a bag of decorated hearts last christmas in a charity shop and I have used on for my project today. I painted it cream to cover the design printed on it and then sponged on DecoArt Multi surface paint.

I then used the stamp plate Collaged Hearts and black archival ink to decorate it, filling in the gaps with elements from the Dina Wakley textures set.

Finishing it with a quote, a few flat back glass beads and some string.

I added a large magnet to the back to use it as a fridge magnet.

Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gift Box for That's Crafty


I have a quick gift box 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, 17 September 2014

Just one Stamp SDC 165


Sam has callenged us to use just one stamp this week for our DT make.

I have used Carol's Large Flower. My tag background was done on a Gellie plate and then over stamped with the  flower stamp in whie acrylic paint.


My flower bag charm was done by glueing some canvas onto grunge paper, stamping the flower a few times, cutting out and adding a bit of machine stitching before layering the flowers up, adding a button to the center to hold it all in place. Finishing with some beaded trim and a short length of ribbon to tie it onto my bag with.


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, 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