Saturday, 28 June 2008

a couple of challenges Layers of colour

Well I have combined a couple of challenges again Layers of colours Lazy days Of Summer Saturdays Workout Gesso and Tag your itfavorite qoute or family photo.
Don't forget This Thursday ....its all about beaded beauties so get your beaded layouts, cards, or bead projects in now for the chance of winning this great prize

My lazy days of summer are spent on a scottish beach watching the wildlife, and the beauty of the sea. So I picked a quote that reminds me so much of the sea. Danger and delight grow on one stalk a scottish proverb ( a scottish link again) I stamped Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (as the sea is beautiful even at its mors terrifying) in gesso
so here is my entry

Friday, 27 June 2008

Today i am going to do some challenges plus prize draw at craft4creations

I am going to get some challenges done today if it kills me so I will update this post throughout the day.

However in the meantime. Last weeks sponsor of This Thursdays challenge is starting monthly draws This month prize is

What a stunning draw prize from Craft4Creation . I will definatly be keeping an eye for the other monthly draws too .

Well my great ideas for a day dedicate to crafting have gone up the spout partly due to OH wanting to spend some time with me and the microwave packing up . I have managed to do one challenge 4 by 4 Fridays Orange and yellow. Don't forget its challenge 2 at This Thursday , and we have had some great entries so far

anyway here is my entry for Orange and Lemon

Thursday, 26 June 2008

This Thursday its all about, beaded beauties. Plus created by hand, altered challenge and Arty Girlz Nature

Hello all

This weeks challenge at This Thursday is beaded beauties . With an amazing prize which you really must check out. Our sponser this week is Daisy Chains Beads

So here are a couple of my entries

Carnival Button shank Bracelet with beads I bought at one of our sponsor Daisy chains Bead fairs

Beads of Dew Card using beads of Diamond Glaze as beads of Dew. I think that flowers studded with natures gems are stunning . For Arty Girlz nature challenge

my quick altered beads . altered for the Created by Hand challenge. The one on the left I stamped with stazon, although you could just draw your design in permanant marker, then I used ranger alcohol inks to paint in the detail. The second one I used a high tack glue and adhered a fancy gem sticker to the front of the bead. I will use these as feature beads in future beading projects

Jake our little diamond Using a free paper below and a frame and diagonal overlay available at This Thirsday on the freebee page

You can see my other examples at This Thursday and You can download the Frame and diamante stripe overlay plus two other peices on This Thursdays freebee page . My freebee downloads today are the background paper from the Jake layout, and A bit of a Bling thing paper

If you like this you can download it here FREE PAPER DOWNLOAD

and if you like the look of this one you can download it here FREE PAPER DOWNLOAD
as I said you can download the Frame and the diamante diagonal overlay at This Thursday

Bye for now catch you laters

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Inspire me Thursday, This Thursday, Mixed Media monday. My time to craft, Saturdays Workout Step outside your box Saturday and Skinny Saturday

I have again decided to do a one peice for multiple challenges as it always makes me experiment more
So these are the challenges my peice is for
As you may know This Thursdays challenge was Fresh, which could be fresh colours Fresh techniques, fresh colours using the word fresh etc. So I have used some Fresh stamps, the lovely colourbox queue that is part of the challenge prize and I have never made a Shadow box before ( I have done shaker boxes though)

so I have combined it with Skinny Saturdays Shadow box challenge.

Inspire me Thursdays challenge was recreate or bring to life a childs drawing so I used this as the basis of my design.

Mixed Media monday was try something new so the shadow box fits that,

My time to craft was buttons so I added a button to the design,

Saturdays workout was hand cut and everything is handcut except the circles , I can't cut circles they end up as springs LOL
and the final challenge

Step outside your box saturdays Metallics challenge I used a chain, gold ink, gold pen, copper embossed card two tone gold and green card, and a gold speckle card
So that I think is my challenge entries for today all I have to do is show you my peice

Hope you like it