Wednesday 27 February 2013

Two in One night?

Nothing for a week and then two in one night?  I bought this stamp last September at Port Sunlight and then was a bit miffed to find it as a free digital image on The Graphic Fairy, it doesn't stamp too well either so I might be tempted to use the digital version another time. Made this card for one of my Step Sons. Thought it would fit some challenges too

Craft-Room Challenge - Something for a man

Anything Challenge - make it manly

Electic Ellapu - Masculine

Another Bird Card

Well second time trying to post this, the picture disappeared the first time. I don't know where the last week went to, I have been making cards but most of them have already gone to the recipients,last minute minnie , thats me. I made this for the Vintage Stamping challenge

Vintage Stamping Challenge - Brown/beige and Blue

Sir Stampalot Challenge - fur or feathers

Wednesday 20 February 2013

H is for..........

Haberdasher/haberdashery -  with my love of all things vintage sewing it was a no brainer to choose haberdashery for my letter H. Just my usual gessoed dictionary page , I used cosmic shimmer chalk mists and distress inks, some Indigo Blu/Inkilicious and Justrite stamps, my trusty bit of sequin waste,a button and some bits of lace and old tape measure. Think i had not stuck the masking tape down very well and the ink had seeped under it and almost obliterated the wording.

The Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge - Letter H

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Third Post !

No pictures on this one, I just wanted to welcome my new followers to my blog, so happy to have you and I  hope you enjoy what you find on here.

While I'm on here, can anyone recommend a really good white pen? I have two and neither of them seem to want to work on painted/inky surfaces, I keep seeing people outlining leaves etc in white and love how it looks.

Bird Song

I don't seem to be able to resist bird stamps and have a whole load of them but this is my all time favourite one from Artistic Outpost Birds Of A Feather set, the little background stamp is from the same set. Putting this on

Sugar Creek Hollow - fur /feathers
Artistic Outpost February challenge
Make It monday - anything goes

Getting Messy ?

Mr Mojo is still on his extended holiday, I'm beginning to wonder if he's ever coming back?For a long time I have resisted the art journalling that seems to be everywhere even though I love to see some of it but while my card making mojo has been away I have been trying to do the Craft barn dictionary challenge and have really enjoyed it so today I have had another play, you would not believe how long it had taken me to produce this ( its the fourth attempt!) There was a lot of stamping on here but when it dried it seems to have disappeared into the background. Anyhow thought I would enter it onto a couple of challenges

Simon Says Stamp And Show - Something messy
Fashionable Stamping - Birds

Friday 8 February 2013

Life Is A Circus

Made this a few nights ago and didn't get round to blogging it, I was playing with some stamps I got for Christmas( The Circus ones) and also trying to use up some free papers.I love the Lindsay Mason girl, she will no doubt be appearing on numerous occasions! Looking for a suitable challenge I saw this one which asks us to use markers - I used pro markers to colour the girl

Addicted To Stamps - Use your markers


Tuesday 5 February 2013

E is for........

I hadn't realised until I started searching my dictionary pages that there are not many nouns starting with E, last night I had been playing with Lindsay Mason Off the Wall stamps and they took me to the word Eccentric. As I usually seem to end up with pinks and purples I thought I'd try some brighter colours and got out the Dylusions (all 4 of them!) I'm still always shocked at how bright the colours are when I spray them as I'm not used to working with such vivid colours but I'm persevering with them! As usual, dictionary page covered with a gesso wash, sprayed,stamped and stencilled.The Eccentric stamp is from an Indigo Blu set which I bought just to get that one stamp

The Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge - Letter E