Sunday, 31 October 2010

Gilttery Twist

I absolutely loved making this card, it was satisfying not only as I made it mainly with scraps, but also because I dug older stash out of the pits of my craft supplies and used them too.
I love the sketches at Twisted and you should see what the other ladies have created too :)
My supplies were mainly tiny pieces of paper (which I probably should have thrown away ages ago) made into bunting with a gorgeous die from My Favourite Things, some lovely cream heart brads (I have no idea where I got these from) and a Making Memories journaling tag (cut down) with some MM glitter stickers. Happy Creating :)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #18

This was a lovely recipe to work to.... Pop over to The Chicken Soup Blog to see the original inspiration. I took the layers approach to it and cut the backing from Spellbinders Labels 8 and the stuck various scraps to it (great way to use up scraps - I wonder if one day there will just be empty bags where the scraps were and lots of unused sheets of 12x12..... Nahhhh) Then I played with an old Autumn Leaves stamp set, ran some vellum through the Cuttlebug with a polka dot embossing folder and cut is with the next smallest Labels 8 die and added a tag (die: Spellbinders, stamps: Waltzing Mouse) and some American Crafts Thickers which were severely inked. Tadaaaah :)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #17

Eclectic is the only way to describe this. The inspiration is here and it inspired me to go collecting those embellishments that kind of go together but aren't from the same set.
Once again my PP was from a 6x6 Basic Grey Capella book and the embellishments were from all over the place including a mini tag from the post office! The clock stamp is from Clever Cuts - Stamps Away (altho they don't have that one anymore, I don't think) and the greeting was from Waltzing Mouse.
The twine (isn't it lovely) was from the Ribbon Girl.
Isn't Friday lovely? Have a great weekend everyone xx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Twisted Sketch #029

What a great sketch and twist to mix the old with the new. This week's twist was jewel and I used a new brad in the flower (Papermania) and some Basic Grey jewels around the greeting (had them sitting in my stash for an age).
The paper frame is My Mind's Eye and again, I've had it sitting in my stash for ages as with the huge Prima flower (I think the little one on top is Petaloo). With some brand new 6x6 Basic Grey Capella in the background, some American Crafts Thickers and a Kim Hughes stamp, t'is done :)
Pop over to the Twisted Sketches blog and see what the other DT members have done, then join in :) Have a great Sunday xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sketch Saturday #124

This is a commission I've made for a friend at work but fitted in with the wonky theme that is this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday rather nicely :) The foreground stamp was from the Greeting's Farm Digital Set and the background stamp was temporarily nicked from my sister Soo ;) I used Nesties to cut and pearls from Hobby House to decorate and the background paper is Pizzazzill (which I was once told looked old fashioned.... whatever...). My daughter saw it when she came downstairs this morning and promptly told me it's the coolest card I've ever made - bless her ;)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Shall I post again? Yes, why not....

It's new DT time at Twisted and I was lucky enough to get a second innings (thanks Anam) so here is the first sketch with the twist of Friend. Pop over to the blog for the sketch and more inspiration from the rest of the new team :)
I used Making Memories paper and Waltzing Mouse stamps with some pretty flowers, a 7 Gypsies sticker and some gorgeous twine from the Ribbon Girl.

Can I also take the opportunity to wish my dear nephew Daniel a fantastic 17th birthday. 17? How on earth did that happen so fast!!!! Have a great evening Dan, love you xoxoxox

Chicken Soup Recipe #15

Here's my first piece of work for the Chicken Soup Design Team. Take a look at last night's post for the initial inspiration and join in to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize :)
If you've not already joined the Facebook Page, it's here xx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Just a quick one.....

Very briefly as I am rather tired with an achey back tonight. This card was done for Twisted Sketches and the twist this week was Love
I used Basic Grey papers, a Stampin Up script stamp, Nesties and my trusty Cuttlebug (I faked the stiching ;)) and some very old Making Memories alpha stickers.
Rightieho, I'm off to bed xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

Chicken Soup Recipe #12 and some news.....

Was there ever a luckier person? That's me and 3 other lovely ladies who have just won the opportunity to be on the Chicken Soup Inspiration Blog. Such an amazing bunch of talented women!

Above is my interpretation of Recipe #12 I turned it into a Halloween card with some scraps of paper to make up the border. I think the paper I stamped onto was Bo Bunny, the sparkly black letters are of course AC Thickers, the border at the bottom is MME and a sheet ripped from an old dictionary :)
Me, a chef on Chicken Soup, who'da thunk it!!!