Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Craft-Room, Monochrome

So the saga and anything but monochromatic tale that is my life continues!   All last week and so far this I've been without a bathroom, just the seating part of a loo and a bucket to flush it with.   On the up side seeing the transformation take place and the progress each day (including Saturday) brings has been exciting.   We are nearing the end now and all being well there will be a brand spanking new fully functioning bathroom by Wednesday.   I might even share a photo 'cause I'm thrilled with it so far.   But you are not hear to red about the disruption and upheaval are you.

It's the news of the latest Craft-room Challenge that brings you here.   This fortnight our theme is being hosted by Esther, our tastes are similar and so her choice of Monochrome appeals to me.   It's an excuse to use my favourite colour and only that colour which is Green.   You can use any monochrome pallet you prefer.    Our sponsor this time is Tando Creative and one lucky winner will receive something from their fab range.

I've used a Kaiser wood-chip book for my project covering all the sides with different Green DP.   The cage cover has two Tando Birds coloured with shades of Viva metallic green, and gold I maintain that gold is a shade of green!   The first inside page had the Tando Music Mask placed over it and Green DI stippled over to reflect bird song.   The TH bird has also been stamped onto this page with another shade of DI Green.    Some green ribbon/lace tied at the top to bring it all together.   Behind my sample you can see the next two pages for the book also covered in green paper waiting their turn to be decorated.    Cats might creep on to those pages LOL.

Working in shades of just one colour is great fun, the team certainly have proved that monochrome need not mean colour-less    Do take a look at their work and please do join us, remember one lucky winner selected by random draw will win some fabulous Tando Creative Material.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Craft-Room - Valentines

Ohhhhhh, its getting round to that time of year again, lovers day 14th February.   The first signs of spring!

I am on such tenter hooks there is an offer coming out to me but I have not seen it yet.   Don't want to count my chickens even though it is basically a done deal just want to see the letter and know that I can start to plan again....... maybe just maybe I'll get the letter today.

Anyway Valentines the theme selected this fortnight by Nikki as her Craft-Room challenge.   We are sponsored this time by Crafty Individuals and have you seen the masks and dies they have now? yummy.   It's a lovely theme thank you Nikki.

I had a lot of fun with this card, first the colour choices raspberry coloured base card vanilla topper and gold, as well as Aged Wine ep for the main image.    The stamps are Basic Grey and Tanda.

 For the inside I used more of the Raspberry card to make a pop out with a heart shape cut out.   The TH flying heart expresses the sentiment no words needed and more Tanda stamps for borders embossed with Aged Gold ep.

Of course there had to be bling it's that sort of card.    There are gems on the die cut heart topper and also scattered gems on the front of the card.

Are you ready to make your Valentine a card declaring your love?   Why not share it with as at Craft-Room Challenge we will not tell your OH it's yours and you might win a fab Crafty Individual prize.

Please check out the team's samples they are all so much more romantic than me and have made beautiful Valentines tokens.

Thought I'd share this just for fun with
The Pink Elephant - Celebration, well a celebration of love has to qualify!
Artistic Inspirations - Add a bit of Sparkle/Anything Goes
Sunday Stamper - Things that Fly

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Tanda Teaser 205

Happy New Year.   The holiday season was lovely and peaceful here punctuated by a day or two at work and maybe a visit to the sales.  Once or twice the creative juices stirred who knows I might be getting back in the groove.    Time now for the first of my DT responsibilities for 2013.

Tanda Teaser 205 and the theme is January.     I fell in love with the Graphic 45 Calendar, unusual for me, the base pages and accompanying images are quite magical.    A theme developed for the calendar using Tanda Stamps Zodiac images.     So the January teaser is anything January themed.

Back to work properly today, no getting the job done and escaping have to put in a full day!