Thursday, 30 April 2009
This collection is Royal Grunge - the entire cd is devoted to Word Books and all have complementary sheets that you can print off on the reverse of the letter pages (no white bits!) and each collection has a co-ordinating alphabet.
I decided to make a word book with my name and instead of it opening like a normal book on the spine..
It opens from the top!
Although you can't see it, I made a little stand attached to the card so it will stay upright!
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
As you can see, I've made the card with the Patti Picklicious template and the papers (left over from the previous card - waste not want not!) Again I've inked the edges with chestnut Whispers and a pink ink and used a white gel pen. The image is a stickeroo with the flowers and ribbon from my stash. The button is another from Peggy Crafts.
I think the card needs a sentiment, just don't know what or where!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
And look what shape I found on the Patti Picklicious cd! I've actually re sized it as I thought it was a bit titchy so this is more or less A5 size.
I've used a white gel pen to go round the edges and also inked them with brown and pink. The cupcake is also on the cd and I have simply added it to a thin strip of acetate, coloured it with watercolour pencils, inked and chalked it and then finally glitter glued it! And then layered it onto some of the little spotty paper.
Card candy (which matched very perfectly!) from Craftwork Cards.
Monday, 27 April 2009
The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week (set by fellow Funky Hand DT mate Lythan) is:
Now, I must have printed this backing paper (It's Funky Too) ages ago when I went through a phase of printing everything off on thin glossy photo paper. So quite pleased that I knew, way back then, that I would need this paper for today!
All I have done (after taking 20 mins to arrange the flowers and settle for the final colour combination..) is rounded all edges, inked them and bunged the flowers in the centre. The two turquoise ones and button are from the lovely Jozza (yes that bag of blooms is still going, but dwindling now!) and the yellow one is a pre layered thing that I bought when Samuel was a baby from Topaz Crafts but had not used....
Did think of adding a sentiment, but didn't!
The Sketch Saturday challenge this week is:
And just look what I bought on Saturday.... the Patti Picklicious cd by Kirsty Wiseman! She was demo-ing at the Craft Range in Burnley - literally 10 mins up the M65 for me, and it just seemed rude not to go along and say hello! I did take the boys with me - both I had to wake up in the car (not that they find crafting boring, but they were tired the poor little lambs) so they were not best pleased about that, but Samuel was poorly (he'd parted with his juice in the carpark earlier) and was not wanting me to stop and chat to a woman with loads of cards on the table and chat about sausage dogs. Jacob was a bit more amenable but pretended to be shy. Although he did listen to the conversation as he kept asking to go back and see Kirsty and look at her sausage dog (she showed him a pic of Eddy on her pc)....
Anyway, I spent a nice time on Sunday browsing the contents of the cd (I've made a few cards with the papers but those will come later in the week) and decided to use the cd for this card - the only thing that is not on the cd is the black and white ribbon!
- All elements except ribbon: Patti Picklicious cd
- Ribbon: My stash
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Ideal World - Sky at 6pm, Monday 27 April
In fact, I also like the colour combination - the yellow layered card I found in my stash box thingy (I put all my one tone off-cuts in one and another one has all my patterned off-cuts - very organised!) I've coloured it with watercolour pencils.
The flowers and button are from Jozza - the flowers are actually held together by a giant brad with the button (and some ric rac ribbon) stuck to the top. I have (badly) inked the flowers in an attempt to tone them down so that's why they look a little grotty!
- Backing paper: The Big One - Clare Curd Signature Range
- Image: Inkadinkado
- Flowers & button: From Jozza
- Everything else: My stash
Saturday, 25 April 2009
The ribbon is from my stash, and you can just about see the glitter on the card candy.
A very simple and quick card!
- Card blank: From my stash
- Ribbon: From my stash
- Everything else: Craftwork Cards
Friday, 24 April 2009
Ideal World, Sky, 6pm Monday 27 April.
The circles have been drawn using a compass and the three smaller ones have had their edges 'ruffled' and are attached to the card with a brad so that it moves to reveal the Birthday message underneath. This card was very much inspired by my Funky Hand DT mate Lythan although mine is not quite as slick as hers!
All the papers including sentiment (I added the 50 on) are from the download with the ric rac ribbon from my stash.
- Backing paper & sentiment: Patti Picklicious free download by Kirsty Wiseman
- Brad: From my stash
- Ribbon: From my stash
I've flipped it round as I really wanted to use the Inka image (sent to me by Anice in a recent Funky Hand DT image swop!) I've coloured it with watercolour pencils to match the paper (I think is Naughty but Nice Christmas paper from Dovecraft) and the ribbons and buttons.
And I know that cats aren't really that colour, but its nice to have a change every now and again!
The buttons I made from fimo and pushed seed beads in before they were baked - the ribbons were tied through the holes for extra detail. Not too sure why the doodled line looks wonky on the photo - it isn't in real life!
- Backing paper: Naughty But Nice Christmas papers by Dovecraft
- Image: Inka stamps, coloured with watercolour pencils
- Ribbons: From my stash
- Buttons: Made by me
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Apologies for the slightly lopsided photo - I blame trying to get the table set for tea and try and take a photo of my card before the light went and stopping the boys from arguing - who says I can't multi task?!
Anyway, the blue backing card is all from my stash - the darker is a lovely slightly textured card but does not show up in the photo. The star printed paper is from Funky Daze.
I've double inked all the edges - in black and also dark blue just to take a bit of the blackness away. The image has been coloured with watercolour paints and from what I remember it only took me a few minutes.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Here is a little sneak peek of one of my projects I created using the new cd!
Anice won't be selling the new cd until 11 May, so if you want to be one of the first to own her new creation, then you'll have to tune in and buy from Ideal World! More details about the show are in my sidebar.
More sneak peeks in the lead up to Monday......
I enjoyed using this welly template last time from Craftwork Cards so decided to use it again, but as a pink welly! Plus, thinking about it, its a bit of a hidden green theme going on too! The pink card has been chalked and inked to give it depth and structure, the flowers were freebies from a recent craft magazine and the button in the centre is from the lovely Helen at Peggy Crafts.
The image is from the Holly and Madison collection by Charmed Cards and Crafts, and I've coloured her with watercolour pencils and added a bit of glitter here and there.
The challenge is:
And I must admit that this was totally influenced by Jozza's flying alien card! The alien is a die cut from my stash, which I have chalked and added wobbly eyes. I made the world myself from some offcuts of card, also chalked. The rocket is a Sizzlets diecut, cut twice from two different types of gold card, layered and then I've handcut the flames. The little windows I've glitter glued with silver but it doesn't show up too well.
I've embossed the black card with Swiss Dots and lightly ran a silver inkpad over it. Until I dropped it in the middle, but fortunately you can't really see the mistake!
- Alien die cut: From my stash
- Dies: Sizzlets spaceship
- Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
- Backing paper: V Funky from Funky Hand
- Image & Sentiment: Stampin' For Him - Clare Curd Signature Range
- Card Candy: Craftwork Cards
- Backing paper: Simply Elegant 6 x 6
- Image: Craftwork Cards
- Sentiment: 4 sided sentiment stamp
- Flowers: From my stash
Monday, 20 April 2009
I took the jagged edge very seriously as you can tell! All the papers are from Funky Daze, and I've traced a template and then ripped close to the line. The flower is layered with the edges inked and then ripped again towards the centre.
There is an eyelet holding the flower to the card, through which I have pushed lightly coiled wire through. I enjoyed making this, so expect more flowers like this in the future!
- Backing papers: Funky Daze from Funky Hand
- Wire & Eyelet: From my stash
Sunday, 19 April 2009
And this was inside! All made from quilling paper! I really admire her patience and dexterity!
Saturday, 18 April 2009
- Backing papers: Salt and Pepper download from Funky Hand
- Stamp: Papermania
Thursday, 16 April 2009
We joined English Heritage (used Tesco clubcard vouchers) recently so decided to make use of the membership. We visited Carlise Castle as there was also an Easter Fairy Hunt (yeah, we found them all and some chocolate for a reward!) We also had an hours tour of part of the castle and the dungeons which was really interesting and the guide was dressed in costume and involved the boys in the explanation of what everything was for.
This photo shows the inner gateway to the castle and is reported to be haunted by a lady looking for her baby (the baby has been heard to cry). And its really freezing standing in it!The boys, however, were more interested in the canons and if they still worked, and did they kill people? Jacob had gone to the loo (again) when I took this photo of Samuel.
Then we went to a broken castle (as the boys called it) in Penrith - Brougham Castle. You could actually climb the very twisty and narrow staircase to the top for the views - we got half way up and turned round!
We had another museum to visit - the Engine Shed where there was an Easter Egg hunt and some amusements for the kids. And this is the view of the steam train leaving Oxenhope to take us back to Keighley.
So all in all, it was two grand days out!