Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Get well soon

Hello Everyone :)
Hope you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday :)
This card was made a couple of weeks ago for 2 challenges, but I forgot to post it! The sketch was from Papertake weekly (#46) and the colours Blue & Green were from  The Cupcake Craft Challenge
This was one of those cards that didn't feel right as I was making it lol! But in the end it turned out ok :)
The image is from Sliekje again :) and coloured with distress inks.
Image - sliekje digi stamps
Stamp - Autumn Leaves 5 petal flower
Punch - Martha Stewart Fond Branch
Distress ink pads - Black soot, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint
DP's - Basic Grey Archaic
Ribbon and brads from stash.

If you hop over to the new C4E Cafe blog you will find a little flower tutorial today too!
and starting tomorrow there's 20% off all C4E Signature Kits!!!
Thanks for stopping by :)
Michele xx

Friday, 27 August 2010

c4e R#48 Favorites :)

Hello everyone :)
Sorry to be late this week I woke up with a migraine this morning :(
This weeks recipe has been posted on the C4E Challenge blog We are asking you to use the sketch, your favorite colour and favorite image. The prize this week has been donated by DTeammie Pinky! Thanks Pinky :) And of course The DT girls have made some fabulous inspiration for you.
Choosing my favorite colour was easy, finding Lilac/purple DP's was not so easy! I can't believe how little purple stash I have!!! Must remedy that lol! It was also hard to choose a favorite image. I decided to use my favorite Gorjuss girl as I haven't used them for awhile.

I'll leave you with the recipe for this card as I can hear the sofa and pizza calling me!! lol!
Have a great weekend
Michele xx

Stamps - Gorjuss Girl - Untamed, dovecraft fantasy emblems.
DP - Basic Grey - Wisteria
CS - stash
Stickles - Frosted lace
Ribbon - stash
Flowers - Wild orchid & stash
Distress Ink Pads - weathered wood, antique linen, black soot, milled lavender, faded jeans, tattered rose, dusty concord.
black stazon ink pad
tools - usual plus sewing machine.

Friday, 20 August 2010

C4E R#47 Holidays!!!

Hello everyone :)
I am sure that someone is stealing my days! lol! I can't believe it's Friday again and time for a new C4E recipe! We had a fabulous response last week thank-you :) This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and there is a cute snowman digi up for grabs. The recipe is to follow the sketch and use a holiday theme.
The DT gallery is wonderful with Christmas and summer holiday themes :)
I went with the Christmas Holiday theme as I really need to get my Christmas cards started, so this is my first 2010 Christmas card! YAY!
Each of the little 1cm squares have been distressed, inked and glittered! I must have been mad lol! It took forever!
The image is one of the new LOTV Christmas stamps, soooooo cute!
I'll leave you with the recipe ingredients for this card and wish you a fabulous weekend! :)
Have Fun!
Michele xxx

CS, DP & die-cut from the C4E Merry & Bright kit
Image Lili of the Valley
Distress inks
Glitter glue
flower - Bazzill, Paper Mania & Petaloo
Flat back gems
Usual tools :)

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Nella card :)

Hello everyone :)
The July crop class was Shaving Foam Marbling which was great fun :)
The finished sample was this card.
I have used some gorgeous Wild Orchid Flowers and papers from the Strawberry Picnic kit.
The image is Nella!!! She just needs one last tweek and she will be available to buy soon :)
I have coloured Nella with Copics and glittered her ears and feet.
Thanks for stopping by have fun!
Michele xx

EDIT: Nella is now available from the C4E Store!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

July crop layouts!

Hello everyone :)
As promised I am back with the layouts from the July Crop.
The first is called "Snapshot" and was also entered into the July House challenge on UKS. It made it all the way to the final!....and came third :) First time I have been in a final on UKS :)
This layout was scrap lifted from a very talented scrapper on UKS called Taniwha
I have written a post on the C4E Cafe Blog on how you can do this layout and the "Explore" layout.
I have used very little DP and lots of yummy flowers and chipboard which was painted with crackle paints.
The second layout is called "Explore" and is of my eldest munchkin on a beach in Devon. My boys love the beach :) A very simple layout with only a few embellishments. The little glass square beads are from an old mobile that hung in the boys bedroom, shame it got broken but the beads are great for layouts!
The Beach Bingo card is one of the Summer Bingo cards.
The next 2 layouts use the Tim Holtz Masks. There is a post HERE on the C4E cafe blog about how to use them.
There is something quite refreshing about sitting on a windy beach! It blows away all the cobwebs. The photo on this layout is my mum sat on a beach in Devon. The DP's are My Minds Eye which can be found HERE
Again I have used a C4E Bingo card, the title is Prima Chipboard alphas old script.
The last layout is "1st Day" and is a photo of the munchkin on his way to his first day at pre-school. Can't believe he starts school on a few weeks!
The DPs I have used are from the Hoot Hoot kit  I cut lots of circles with my Cuttlebug and nestabilities circle die and added them around, under and over the photo. The Title was made using the Tim Holtz Ransom masks as templates then using the Timeworks masks I inked them the same way as the background.
I sold out of the masks at the crop but will be getting some more soon :)
Thanks for stopping by have fun!
Michele xx

Monday, 16 August 2010

A couple of layouts :)

Hello everyone :)
We have a rare day of sunshine today! Lovely :)
I have a couple of layouts to share today. These were both done for weekly challenges on UKS last month.
The first is "Dirt Girl World" One of the requirements of the challenge was to use a film or TV title, Dirt Girl World is a kids programme on cbeebies :)
I had actually planned to have all the pieces straight, but I caught them with my arm and I liked the tilted look better. The photo is of my mum on her allotment.
The papers and flowers are from the Strawberry Picnic kit. Title is Felt Thickers.
The second layout is called "ZzZz" It is a 8.5x11" layout.
The photo is of the munchkin sound asleep on the arm of Nana's chair. I have used a lot of inking and distressing with this one, The Bingo card is one of my first tries before releasing the Summer Bingo cards I did have some printed ones to add to the store but they sold out at last months crop!
I have inked and stamped on the Thickers chipboard shaped and the Z's :)
And some handstitched circles using the Bazzill In-stitch 8x8" circle template to get a neat circle :)
Thanks for stopping by have fun!
Michele xxx

Friday, 13 August 2010

C4E R#46 - Hello Pastels

Hello everyone :)
Well I blinked and another week has just flown by! lol! Once again it's time for a new challenge over on the Crafts 4 Eternity blog This weeks prize is 25 stamped images from a selection of companies like Magnolia, Stampavie and Crafts 4 eternity. The DT Gallery is beautiful as always and well worth a peek :)
The recipe this week is to
1. Use the sketch
2. Use Pastel colours
3. Make a Hello card, gift or layout
I struggled with my pale pink again with this one! I tried Copics, then Distress Inks, back to Copics and almost threw them all out the window! I used some of the Marbled paper I made a few weeks ago teamed with some lovely Basic Grey DP.
The image is a cute hAngler & stAngler. I ended up colouring her with Copics and Twinkling H2O's which the camera didn't capture :(

CS - stash
DP - Own marbled paper & Basic Grey
Image - hAngler & stAngler
Flowers - Wild Orchid crafts & stash
Ribbon - My minds Eye lush pink
Tools - Martha Stewart punch lace doily
Stickles - lavender and iridescent glitter glue (craft planet)
Sentiment - Thickers (American Crafts)
Copics - W1,E43,E21,E00,E47,E49,RV000,RV10,V15
Twinkling H2O's - Pewter

I am a bit behind with blog posts and visits sorry I will catch up with everyone soon promise :)
Have a great weekend thanks for stopping by :)
Michele xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

c4e recipe challenge - lemon & lime

Sorry to be so late with my challenge card, my laptop crashed last week and it took me a few days to fix it. All better now and lots of stuff to catch up with :)
This weeks recipe is to follow the sketch and use a lemon & lime theme.
I bought some new stamps a couple of weeks ago from Lili of the valley they are sooooo gorgeous! I got a couple of Christmas ones too so hopefully I'll make a start on my Christmas cards soon!
Here's the materials list:
DP - Basic grey Lime Rickey
CS - Bazzill
Stickles - Lime Green & Cinnamon
Distress ink pads - Shabby Shutters, Peeled paint, Mustard Seed, Tea Dye & Tattered Rose.
Image - Lili of the Valley
Ribbon, blooms and button - stash

I hope you will join us this week we have a fab prize up for grabs, a chance to join the DT as guest designer for September! Check out the Fab DT gallery and challenge HERE
Hopefully I will be back soon with the crop LO's I have forgotten to post! Whoops! :)
Have fun!
Michele x


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