Friday, 29 April 2011

C4E Recipe #17 - Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone :)
Did you see the wedding this morning? Kate looked stunning! I hope they have a long and happy life together :)
I'm a little late with this weeks C4E challenge post, it took longer than expected to make this weeks card.
This week we have an ANYTHING GOES! theme. The DT Girls have some beautiful examples and there is a fab prize up for grabs! Hop over HERE for all the yumminess!!

I still had 2 baby cards to make, the babies are almost 2 months old now eek!! I also forgot 3 birthdays this month! I'm guessing I could do with a calendar lol! Actually a PA would be nice lol!

I have used Meljen's cute giraffe coloured with Distress Inks and Stickles!!

These gorgeous Wild Orchid flowers were white,  I've coloured with Distress inks to match the card better.
So I guess I had better get this card to the new mummy and the super cute baby!
Have a fabulous day!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele x

Image - Meljen Designs
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany.
Stickles - Frosted Lace
DP - First Edition Paper - Animal Antics
CS - Bazzill
White Vintage Bias Binding - Wild Orchid Crafts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Beads, pins and flat back pearls - stash
Punches - Martha Stewart - Doily Lace, Fond Branch and Butterfly
Perfect Pearls Mists
Printed Sentiment

Friday, 22 April 2011

C4E Recipe #15 - technique / theme

Hello everyone :)
Happy Easter!
Wow this week has just flown by! I haven't got much done at all this week with the boys home and DH away.
We have a new recipe for you to follow on the the C4E challenge blog. This week we would like you to make your own buttons! I have had a lot of fun making buttons for last weeks crop workshop. My favourites have to be the Clay ones. If you would like a couple of ideas for making your own buttons visit the C4E Cafe Blog HERE

My project this week is a layout about DH's New Job. This was also the crop layout, there are a few kits left and will be uploaded to the C4E website soon.

I have layered lots of ribbon, shapes and trim around the layout, with a few words about my feelings about this big change in our lives.

The button is made from Air dry clay and coloured with Distress ink to match the layout. One of the great things about making your own buttons is that you can match them perfectly to your project.

I love the uniqueness of handmade buttons each one is different and they retain the handmade quality of the project. They are not perfect just like my work lol!
The DT girls have some gorgeous examples for you as always please do check out their blogs for more button ideas.
Have a fabulous weekend of sunshine and blessing :)
Michele :)

Friday, 15 April 2011

C4E Recipe #15 - Embellishment Recipe

Good Morning :)
It's been a strange week here, DH started a new job on Monday which was great! Sadly it meant he had to stay away from home all week :( He will be home tonight YAY! :D I'm looking forward to my hug :)
This week over on the Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge blog we have an embellishment recipe for you.
As always the DT Gallery is gorgeous.....and we have a fab prize up for grabs! Hop over to the C4E Blog to enter.
I'll warn you now there are lots of pics in this post! lol! You may want to grab a cuppa and let the dog out ;)

This was made for my mum for Mothers Day. In my haste to get this finished I forgot one of the challenge requirements! Whoops sorry :( I had intended to add the charm but totally forgot.

I saw a lot of twisted easel cards entered for R#8 (February) and had to have a go!
I have added the easel card on to a drawer box.

I have used beautiful papers from the Sweet Owl pad again. Wild orchid flowers and Tim Holtz Bird cage die cut painted with Adirondack Paint dabbers.

The little owl is one of my Digital stamp sets (Owls) coloured with Copics. One of my browns ran out whilst colouring this in :( Will have to get a refill. I have added Stickles to finish off the image.

Here's the doily!

Inside the drawer I added a quote sticker from my stash, a wild orchid flower and a little feather.

To complete the gift I found a mini chipboard photo frame in my stash which I painted and added DP's to. This was still drying when I gave it to mum lol! The photo is my mum and her mum.
There did you make it to the end? I should let the dog back in now and hop over to the C4E blog before he needs to go out again lol!
I am cropping this weekend YAY! I have a fun Button workshop prepared (almost!) and gorgeous goodies to scrap with :) Hopefully the sun will shine so we can lunch in the carpark....yes we really do that lol!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele x

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Birthday rose

Good morning :)
I have a quick card to share today. Using the same design as yesterdays C4E challenge card I made this one for a lovely young lady's birthday coming up soon :)

I have used papers from the Sweet Owl collection (First Edition Paper). These papers are Divine! some of them have glitter and the cutest owl on!

The sentiment spot is one of my designs I am playing with. The Rose is from Wild Orchid.
Short and sweet today lol!
Have a fabulous day I hope the sun is shining where you are :)
Michele x

Friday, 8 April 2011

C4E Recipe #14 - Colour recipe

Good morning :)
I'm a little late with this weeks C4E challenge post it's been a hectic week!
There has been a lot of school events this week, Mikael was in a play for 2 nights, Alix had a Dino Celebration to show what work they had done this term, both boys had open classrooms which was an opportunity to see their work and talk to the teachers and yesterday was the Easter celebration! Alix was in the Bonnet parade, I had to decorate eggs for Mikael and we hunted for Easter eggs too!
To top it off it is Bad hair day today which I totally forgot about and sent them in looking nice and tidy lol!
I was looking forward to a quiet weekend but now hubby has a new job which means he will be working away from home so I have a lot to do to get him ready to leave on Sunday!

So......This weeks Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe challenge is a colour recipe! We would like to see projects using colours from this image......

Lovely spring Daffodils though most have died off here lol!
I have had a go at something a little different this week. I needed a card for a 17 year lad so wanted something clean & simple.

The papers are from the GCD Homespun Collection Beautiful collection of papers with glitter, lacquer & flocking!

The sentiment spot is a design I was playing with and hope to release soon in the C4E store. I have a lot of designs waiting for release lol! I'll have to try harder to get organized lol!
Hop over HERE to see what fabulous inspiration the C4E DT have made and enter the challenge :)
Have Fun!
Michele x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Ray of Sunshine

Afternoon everyone :)
The sun has returned here so the the kids are in the garden building sandcastles and kicking a football at the house lol! If they tidy up their mess later I'll take them to the park ;)
This week I actually got time to enter the UK Scrappers weekly challenge and earn some points for the team :)
I have used this week C4E recipe sketch too!
The photo was taken a couple of years ago towards the end of the summer and is of Mikael (DS1).
I have used papers and rubons from the  C4E  Sunkissed kit, still have more left to play with!

Part of the challenge was to include some real life memorabilia, I have added some shells we collected of our beach.
I have coloured the Dream Street Alphas with Copics and added Fancy Pants Summer soiree rubons to the layout. I don't usually use rubons much but these are lovely.
I still have a mothers day card to make....eeek! so I'd best get on with that!
Have a great day I hope the sun is shining where you are!
Michele x

Cardstock - kit & stash
Shells - weston Beach
Alphas - Dream Street (crafts 4 eternity)
Copics - YR16

Friday, 1 April 2011

C4E Recipe #13 - Sketch recipe

Morning everyone :)
This weeks C4E recipe is a sketch recipe. We have a fab prize from my store up for grabs :)
I have made a card and a layout this week. The card is my MIL's Mothers day card.

I have used some papers from a new pad I bought hoping that one of my friends would have a baby girl this year,  they have all had boys lol!

I have used one of my favourite digi stamps Butterfly Kisses. Coloured with Copics and Stckles.
Sorry about the poor photos I just can't seem to get a decent photo at the moment.

There are some gorgeous examples from my DTeamies all over HERE!
I'll be back with the layout tomorrow :)
Have a great day!
Michele x

 Image - Butterfly Kisses (Crafts 4 Eternity)
Copics - V000, RV000,RV10, E43, E47, E49, C1, YG00, G94,YG63, B60
Stickles - Frosted Lace
DP - First Edition - Sweet Owl (Range)
MS punch - Doily Lace
Flower, Ribbon, Pins - Stash
Printed Sentiment


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