Sunday, 31 August 2014

a short stroll down memory lane


As the schools go back this week there will be some girls with terrific tans and memories of friendship in the sun, beside the sea.    Just as there are many of us who remember our long gone school holidays and the fun filled days at the beach.

This stamp an older Crafty individuals brings it back.   The tag, long time stash, must have a coating of some kind the effect it had on Promarker was very interesting especially the look it gave the sky I rather like it.    Once the tag was completed to make a card just a strip of sticky back lace, Eau de Nil, extended the water line with the tag placed over the top.

Sharing this with
Less is More - Beside the Sea. Poor photo the actual card is white not purple of blue.
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime

Monday, 25 August 2014

Red, Orange, Yellow

That' the current colour challenge at Inkspirational currently.  It appealed to me when it started last week but I was not sure I'd get to it.   A bank holiday gave me the time needed to play a little.


The result this little altered carry tin.   Remember Paper Mill? they used to sell all sorts of chipboard sets in these great little carry tins, this one held letters.   Yesterday I was going to use a few and transferred the rest to another tin.   In the end the letters did not get used still there was this great empty tin.    Alcohol Inks Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange and Red Pepper worked all over the tin.   Orange ribbon wrapped around the handle.

The front cover is from a Tando creative set, the base worked with yellow and red inks.   The sun stamp (well what other image would go with this) is an old one purchased from ebay inked with gold and covered with gold ep.  The frame worked with Orange inks and then embellished with Orange, Red and Yellow gems.

Result a great hot new storage box.

Beside Inkspirational I'm sharing this with

Altered Eclectics - Always anything altered
and
Allsorts - Bright Sunshiny Colours

Well the long week-end is over and the promise of Autumn is with us.   All being well this was the last Bank Holiday I'll spend in this house.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Craft-Room Challenge, Cats

It's Christi's first turn at hosting the Craft-Room Challenge this week and as a completely bonkers cat lady, even worse than me, her choice of theme is CATS.

The prize comes from one of our fabulous sponsors, The Stamp Man.



Here is my sample.  It is not often that I use DP but having recently rediscovered this set thought it should be put to good use and it is pretty.   I've used a contrasting paper with the tag die with some yellow ribbon behind.   The main topper used 2 stamps, the frame with flowers is by Stampendous, the cat in the middle is an old Personal Impressions, think they fit really well together.   All colours done with Promarkers.

We would love you to join us at the least take a look at the terrific samples my roomies have made.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Craft-Room Challenge, A Summer Garden

It's been an interesting couple of weeks for us on the Craft-Room Team with discussions around quality of entries and what we are really looking for. As a result our rules have changed which are intended to encourage people who really enjoy (as we do) taking inspiration from our challenge theme.   Quality over quantity is our motto.

Hopefully this will not be to tough on Hazel who is our hostess this time.    Taking her inspiration from the season, here in the northern hemisphere, and the glorious weather we are enjoying Hazel's theme is Summer Garden.

Certainly deserves something a little different, at least for me.    Us Brits are well aware of the TV shopping channel 'Create and Craft' and their membership scheme.   Every couple of months or so they offer a special product to members who only have to pay the P&P.   Recently the offer was a Craftwork cards kit to make this garland (well 3 garlands but I've only done this one so far).   Struck me as perfect for our Summer Garden theme.

I've used both the free kit and elements from another Craftwork cards kit that proved irresistible a couple of years ago.    Hope you are tempted and will join us and share your Summer Gardens with us at Craft-Room Challenge.

Our prize this time is a Tanda stamp set and a Woodware stamp set.