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24 August 2009

Funky Birthday

Anice has started a challenge blog called Get Funky. Anice & her fabulous design team will set a new crafty challenge each month. This month's challenge was to follow a layout sketch.


I used papers & elements from the Funky Hand Shabby Saturday range.

23 August 2009

A Walk in the Countryside

The scrapbooking challenge was to create a page using photographs taken outside, so I did mine using photographs taken on a walk last weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day with a cooling breeze. We walked through woodland, down a hill, crossing the babbling brook & up the hill the other side, stopping here & there to take photographs. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon.


I used paper & elements from the Damask & Dots range from The Shabby Shoppe.

21 August 2009

V is for Virtue

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background & violin image are from The Graphics Fairy.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & brads added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

14 August 2009

My 1st Christmas

Well my first card for this year I mean ... made for the My Time to Craft challenge.


Using a Daisy stamp, red & brown card with some red & white polka dot organza ribbon.


Three white brads were added as the finishing touch.

Love, Thoughts & Dreams

Art Creations Friday is back from it's summer break & we were given a beautiful image to use in this week's challenge.



The tags are from Lettering Delights, the corner image & faux brads from Dover. The frame is my own design.

U is for Understanding

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the background is from The Graphics Fairy.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

11 August 2009

A Cook's Journal

This is a digital collage using all the elements provided by Nancy Baumiller for the Crowabout Challenge.


All the images from week 48 collage sheet are included in some shape or form.

The only addition to this collage is my own yellow dotty background.

07 August 2009

T is for Trust

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the tree image is from Dover.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

04 August 2009

Birthday Blues

A birthday card for my Nephew, who will be fourteen next month, using papers designed by Funky Fairy, colour tweaked by me.


The lettering is black textured cardstock & cut out using my Sizzix Sidekick die-cutting machine with the Yarn Sizzlet alphabet dies.


Some of the paisley shapes were cut out, edges inked & layered (using black 3d foam squares) to create some dimension on the card.

A little black organza ribbon was added as the finishing touch.

03 August 2009

The Last Moo

The final catch-up challenge for Make a Moo or Two. This is a combined theme of Alphabet & Black with Two Colours.


I stamped a Paper Artsy image using Versamark watermark ink on a white mountboard base. Using my brayer, I covered the base with Distress Ink (broken china), just leaving a shadow of the original image of the alphabet & numbers showing through.

I stamped the mini kids Tim Holtz stamp with Archival Ink (Jet Black) on white tissue paper. The tissue paper was adhered to the moo using PVA glue.

I added three black brads & relevant words cut from an old dictionary.

02 August 2009

Musical Interlude

Another Moo to catch up on the Make a Moo or Two challenges which are currently on a summer break. This one is for the theme Musical Instruments.


Made using images from The Graphics Fairy (violin), Craft Stamper (background sheet music) & The Vintage Moth (Royal Beauty Waltzes image).

The artwork was adhered to a mountboard base & the edges sanded. I added three brads as the finishing touch.

01 August 2009

Time to Sew

Another Moo to catch up on the Make a Moo or Two challenges which are currently on a summer break. This one is for the theme Sewing.

My grandmother was a seamstress by trade, so I have made my Moo in memory of her.


The moo uses an old family photograph of her as a young lady for the background. I have used some old lace which has been sewn on using light silver metallic thread, an old button sewn with the same thread, wording from an old dictionary & some adhesive pearls were added as a finishing touches.