Monday 30 March 2015

Natalie & Amy's 'Frame It' Challenge

Good morning all, it is time for another challenge over at Natalie & Amy's and this month we would like for you to 'Frame It' so create a frame around your image or the focal point of your project.

For my card I used this adorable image from Crafter's Companion Moonbeam Meadow range called 'Time For Tea'. It was coloured with a mixture of pens and pencils then the teapot had a coating of Glossy Accents added to it. The gloss has cracked in places and although I don't know why it has done this it does work for a china look lol. I created my frame by cutting four layers of the two largest die's in this set and gluing them together, I then cut the image from the second largest so it fir snuggly in the frame. I machine stitched all the layers together as well as the ribbon, this is normally a chore for me but I actually enjoyed doing it.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Prima 'Annalee'
Ribbon - Stash
Dies - Spellbinders Labels 2

All items in RED are available from the store.

Promarkers Used:-
Teapot - Lime Green, Aniseed & Pale Citrus
Bunting - Red Sweater, Vermillion & Lipstick Red, Turquoise, Oasis & Cool Aqua
Tag, Box & Mouse - Caramel, Sranstone & Champagne
Stick - Cocoa & Cinnamon
Leaves & Grass - Forest Green, Bright Green & Leaf Green

Sorry I forgot to write pencil numbers down although there wasn't many.

That's all from me for today, have a lovely day.

Saturday 21 March 2015

My Time To Craft 'Silhouette Image' Challenge

Good morning all, it is time for a new challenge over at My Time To Craft and this week we are all about 'Silhouette's', this can be made with a stamped image, using inks or as I have using a die cut.

I love this image and have wanted to put it on a glass block with fairy lights inside for my youngest granddaughter Mia but mum hasn't decided what colour she wants her new room to be yet. I simply added some little iridescent rhinestone's and this great freebie sentiment from Create With TLC and the job was finished. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Rhinestones - Papermania

Short and sweet I'm afraid as I am suffering from bad headaches at the moment, I will hopefully be back to edit soon.

Saturday 14 March 2015

My Time To Craft 'For A Special Lady' Challenge

Good afternoon all, it is time for another challenge over at My Time To Craft and this week we are challenging you to make a 'Mother's Day' project. 

As soon as I saw this card in the Silhouette store I knew it was going to be used but I wanted to put vellum behind the cut and the blue card stock on the verse side. However it just looked wrong, I am not sure if it was the colour or the fact that that side of the card just seemed to disappear. Anyhow I decided on putting the blue card stock behind the cut and on the verse side, I added a few gems to finish it off. This would be a great card to make for those who sell them. The card is 5" x 7".

Card Stock - White Limetree Crafts & Blue Lidl
Gems - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:-
Crafts 4 Eternity - Mums 20/03
Crafty Cardmakers & More - For A Special Lady 22/03
Papertake Weekly - Mums The Word 18/03

Super short post today, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday 7 March 2015

Crafty Calendar 'Add Some Metal' Challenge

Good morning this is my second post of the day, please scroll down to find my My Time To Craft post.

So as I said in my other post I have made two cards for today and I am not sure about either of them, this one is purely coloured in pencils not a pen in sight!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and this month we would like to see you 'Add some metal' to your projects. 

For my card I decided on a new baby card using this old retired Elisabeth Bell stamp that I have had for years and never used! As I said above I coloured her purely in pencils but not sure the blending is done properly so more practice needed I think. I kept the layout fairly simple, added some netting and a ribbon through a slider. Cut a border and added the little metal sentiment.   

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Image - Whiff Of Joy 'Willow With Baby'
Die Cut - Crafty Sentiments 
Ribbon, Netting, Slider & Metal Sentiment - My Stash

Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E00 & E000
Hair - 94, 92, & 89
Baby Blanket - 34, 35 & 41
Mum's Dress - 10 & 11

Challenges I would like to enter this in:-
To be edited

My Time To Craft 'Zentangle' Challenge

Good morning all and welcome, this is my first post of the day my Crafty Calendar post will follow shortly.

This week at My Time To Craft we are challenging you to 'Use Zentangle' on your creation. Now this challenge totally challenged me from just the first thought of it but once I started it I quite enjoyed it. I should have used darker colours though as these pastels just don't show up in the photo.

I found the flower pattern online from a freebie zentangle sight called Tanglebright and they also had lots of how to for making the patterns. I cut the leaf on my Silhouette and added a sentiment, card finished. It really was that simple and really effective in real life.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - First Edition 'Isabelle'
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Die Cut - Silhouette

A closer view of the Zentangle

Sunday 1 March 2015

Silhouette Challenges #23 'Use Iron On Transfer' Challenge

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.
This month is  (Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer).

Boy was this a challenge for me, my transfer material was defective and it was causing me so much trouble. I have worked with the normal type of heat transfer before and never had a problem but this stuff was a real headache UNTIL I got a new piece!

I purchased a pack of the printable heat transfer from an online store and was having so many issue's with it not releasing from the backing after ironing. I wasted 4 sheets of it trying as well as 2 bags and 2 pillowcases as they had a part transferred image on them and once it is stuck you cannot get it off. I eventually contacted the seller and asked if anyone else had returned any to which they said no but they would open a pack and try it themselves. There answer was 'yes it is defective and Silhouette America advise this is due to ourselves having it stored above a radiator and in full sun light, hence it had all fused together. 

Ok so all they could do was to refund me and send me a quarter of a sheet that they knew was all right for me to work with. So not much I could do with that as no room for registration marks. I decided my best option was to edit a photo in Silhouette software and use the old way of cutting out by cutting it once on a plain piece of paper and then slotting my heat transfer into that space to cut around it.

Here is the final outcome. It is one of those bags for life which I have several of, thankfully! It actually turned out really nice but would of been even nicer if I could have done what I originally had wanted to. 

Here is a close up of the actual ironed on transfer, considering this was just a random photo from my daughter's facebook page of her and my granddaughter it looks really good.

You can it picks up the grain of the bag to create this almost canvas look and if you look closely at the top right corner you will see where it didn't come out to well and had a little extra stick to it.

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 23 "Use Silhouette Iron on Transfer"
Begins: March 1
Ends: March 31

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