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30 January 2009

Vintage Love

The challenge theme on Make a Moo or Two is
Vintage Love.

The gorgeous image printed out from the Vintage Graphics Collection cd
is attached to a mountboard base, then the edges sanded.

I added word stickers from K&Company,
some patterned vellum,
a brown eyelet & brown cord.

29 January 2009

Valentine Card

A quick card made using paper & elements from the Shabby Princess Amore range.

Mounted on gold card & with gold metallic thread through the buttons.

28 January 2009

Va va voom

A birthday card for an Uncle,
so I went for the typical male theme of a car!

I know, but that's all I could think of.

The image is from those Crafty Computer Paper (now Homecrafts) people.

It was tweaked, in the typical daisy way.
The image was flipped, shrunk & colour altered to match the background card,
then printed out four times,
so that parts could be cut out to create the decoupage layers.

I added three pewter coloured eyelets & back mounted with a circle of red card,
so that the colour would show through the holes.
I decided to overlap the edge of the card as a twist to the norm.

The patterned card (found in the murky depths of my crafty stash)
was mounted on satin silver card.

The finishing touch was to add four clear crystals gems, for the car lights.

27 January 2009


The inchie challenge theme this week on Inchy by Inch is Buttons.

I covered the mountboard base with paper designed by Vanessa Arbuthnott for The English Paper Company.

I added a scrap of pale lilac organza ribbon & three small buttons by Lasting Impressions.

I doodled around the edge & added a butterfly image from Crafty Individuals Miniatures People & Places paper pad.

23 January 2009

There's no place like Home

The challenge theme this week on Make a Moo or Two is

I took a Moo sized mountboard blank (70mm by 28mm)
& cut away sections to form my house shape.

I covered it with K&Company paper
from Brenda Walton's Maison range
& sanded the edges.

I added a piece of the cut away Moo back to form a chimney.

I punched three square windows from a different design of patterned paper
& cut a door shape.

I added a word sticker from the same range,
cutting out each letter & mounting using 3d foam.

To finish I cut three flowers from an old lace doily
& added using silicone glue.

19 January 2009

She wished ...

The inchie challenge theme on Inchy by Inch is Faces.

I covered the mountboard base with paper from the K&Company Hannah range. Using Archival Ink (Sepia) I stamped the Crafty Individuals script stamp, then sanded the edges to age the background.

The face is from another Crafty Individuals stamp, inked with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on white card & coloured in.

I added a word Doo-dad by Tim, brown ric rac ribbon & a drop or two of Glossy Accents to highlight her eyes.

18 January 2009

Remember ...

The Art Creations Friday challenge is to use the image provided each week to create something.

I found them & their challenge by following the link on Chris Slater's blog (Rubbaluvva) & was totally inspired by her entry.

This is the image for this week's challenge.

I used a transfer technique (which is why the image is reversed) onto wet acrylic. Not sure if it worked properly, but I liked the effect.

I painted the base with acrylic paint (Lake Mist Dabber by Ranger). Whilst the paint was wet I burnished the printed image & left it to dry. A quick blast from my heat gun (to make sure it was thoroughly dry), then I spritzed the paper with water & began to gently rub off the paper, leaving the image behind on the paint.

I swept over the ATC with a thin cover of Distress Ink (broken china) & added a few word stickers by K&Company.

I stamped over this with an Anna Griffin swirl stamp using Archival Ink (Jet Black).

I coated the surface with clear gesso, both to add texture & to knock back the shine from the word stickers. Once dry, I added the finishing touches; highlights using an opaque white Inkssentials pen, pearls, a white eyelet & organza ribbon.

I like the soft faded misty feel to this piece.

16 January 2009

Just smile

The challenge theme on Make a Moo or two is

I used paper & elements from Brenda Walton's Maison range

13 January 2009


A birthday card for a dear friend together with a small coaster book, made using paper & elements from K&Company.

The base card is Soft Touch Cream card from Inspire me. I used paper from the K-ology Addison range by K&Company, pale blue grosgrain ribbon & some glitter gems.

The book is made with three coasters, covered in K&Company papers & held together with pale blue wire.

The girl & butterfly images are from Crafty Individuals stamps.

The name letters are grungeboard elements covered in paint.

The Happy Birthday letters were cut using my Sizzix Sidekick machine as were the two large flowers.

I highlighted various elements with glitter Gelly Roll pens by Sakura & added a few glitter gems.