Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Crafty Creations....punches and die cuts

Bernie over at Crafty Creations is
looking for you to use
your die cuts and punches this week.

I have used die cut flourishes cut
on my pazzles.
Punched scalloped circles behind my buttons.

Coloured with copics.
My first try with the new toy my folks bought me
for my birthday - a Sew easy
from We R Memory keepers - great fun!

I have made a card for friends
that have been out their house while massive
extension and remodelling has been going on.

So it's not really a new home -
but of course we hope a happy home.
 I used my

So dig out those dies and punched
and come be Crafty at Crafty Creations!

I'd like to share this with
My Craft Spot - Sew much fun

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ruby Wedding...Heart flourish

A Ruby Wedding card
using my Heart Flourish image
fussy cut then
coloured with Promarkers
then glossy accents added to roses.

Prima roses with die cut flourishes.
Hand written sentiment.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Graffiti Mural at Kelburn castle Largs...should it be kept?

I was surprised to see on Yahoo news
photo's of our local castle in Largs
Kelburn Castle!

I think its a shame that alongside the story
the photo is of a barely started mural.
It is amazing!!!!

They were only given permission
to keep the mural for 3 years
but I for one would be sad to see
it removed!

It was created by a group
of Brazillian Graffiti artists
in 2007.

The details are fabulous!

I loved the octopus girl so much
I encorporated her in a mural I
did in Hope's bedroom.

It's just sooooo very clever.

And so well executed.

By talented creative people.

With extraordinary imaginations.

Well thats my thoughts on the subject!

Some fun cards.... a couple of new doodles

An 18th Birthday card for a violin player.
Fun image by the Greeting Farm.

Paperpieced and coloured with
Fussy cut some dp for corners,
fabric flowers with velvet brad centres.

Fun 50th card for a Chemist!
Image by...... C.C designs
Alphas Basic Grey,dp Tim Holtz,
Promarkers to colour with Crackle glaze on eyeballs.

I've got a thing for Bonsai at the moment.
So have done a couple of new Bonsai doodles.
I'm thinking they will make good background images.
Now just need some time to colour them up!
As always they are available at SBS.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Spotty, dotty at Polka Doodles!

looking for
Spots and dots this week!

I have used the new Christmas cd
coloured with Promarkers.
Adding extra spots in the colouring of the
Mushroom House.
With pearly doodles spots on the top
of the mushroom.

Some raffia and a wooden button to embellish.

Over at Polka doodles we'd love to see the
spots and dots you have been playing with
this week!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Your inner animal at Crafty Creations!

What a fun challenge
At Crafty Creations this week
and I just happened to have a
horsey card to make.

I used the super Polka Doodles horse
front and rear.....

with lots of bits to decorate her stable.

This weeks sponsor is Digi's with attitude
- go pop by and see their fab fun animal digi's.

Come join us at Crafty Creations this week -
we'd love to see your inner animal!!!!!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Just about there...I am so chuffed with my fabulous new work space!

The roof should have been black shingles
but they sent half black and half green -
decided to go with the flow and have stripes
love it!

Last bits painted this evening.

Inside - what can I say!

Angus made all the shelves
from the timber off cuts.

 I am indeed very lucky to have a kind husband
and a very handy brother!

My glass work table has been in the loft since befor kids were born.
I have worked on a small table under the stairs in our current house and most
of my bits packed away in storage.

A collection of atc I have recieved - some of you
will recognise them - I think!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Polka Doodles - single layer

Ruth has challenged us to create a single layer
card at Polka Doodles this week.
I have used the fab Wonderland stamps on Kraft base
and for a change coloured with pencils.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Hi Mum - more photo's of studio as promised

Mum has been giving me a hard time about
lack of studio photo's.
They have mostly not been appearing because
at last I am able to help a bit more.

It's painting time.
Light oak stain to outside.

Angus put up some fab low energy lights.

Inside a combination of white wash and the stain
I love it! So please Angus talked me
into it as I really just wanted in and wasn't going to paint
inside, but it's really looking good.

It's a pale textured sage green lino.

Flexmarkers first try and a cherub!

I was asked to make a 40th card with a cherub
quite different for me but I
always enjoy a challenge.

The fab cherub was a free image from
thanks so much I love the image and it was ideal!

This was my first cards trying out Flex markers
love the new nib by Letraset.
I only have one set and used them for the skin tone
but I love them, very juicy and easily blended.

I'd like to share this with
I love Promarkers - Easel card
Flutterby Wednesday - punches and diecuts

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Crafty Creations...Red, green and orange!

Peggy set us the challenge of
Red, Green and Orange
at Crafty Creations this week!

2 cute rubber stamps are back to sponsor us!

I have loved seeing fab exploding box projects
recently by some of my blogging buddies .

So thought I'd have a go for one of my friends 40th.

I really enjoyed making this.
Working with the very cute images
It's great to spend a bit more time than usual on a project.

My papers are all We R Memory Keepers Twirl
(the flowers I fussy cut from the dp)
Coloured with Promarkers
inked edges
sticky gems and pearls.

I'd like to share this with
Frosted Designs - Animals
Fuzzy Wuzzy - shaped card & Animal
Pattie's creations - Animals/Insects

Monday, 15 August 2011

Progress report day 4

walls are now full insulated and roof is going on!