My little Angels not

My little Angels not
2009 Spring

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

I play in the sugar bowl

This week Gayle gave us this sketch where we had to include paper piecing. I love this sketch so simple yet so effective just brill Gayle.

Crafters Companion: Flower Fairies Friends&Sentiment stamp
Sugar Nellie stamp:Meggie with Stick&Accessories
Ribbon&gem from stash
Shakura Stardust pen
Gold pen
I printed two backing papers from my CD and stamped Meggie out on each paper&on plain paper too. I've cut out coat from pink paper and pocket, from green backing paper then put the pieces onto the plain stamped image the rest was coloured with red stardust pen. I stamped the little star onto stick an coloured with yellow stardust pen. I edged a plain paper with gold pen and use as a layer behind my green backing paper. I used a strip of pink backing paper and put ribbon behind it put it on my base card, put topper on it. Done my funny knot, put gems and my sentiment on it as finishing touches.
For inside I printed an insert out with sentiment and the other side with my nesties cut 2 stars out and off set them.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Tuesday Taggers Challenge

This week is sepia over at Tuesday Taggers. I decided to do a Xmas card. Santa in old days wasn't red, Coca-Cola made him red.
Joanna Sheen:Vintage Christmas
Tim Holtz: Tea Dye
Gold mirri board from stash
Lace, button, flower from stash
My lace was died with the ink. I just simply mated and layered my topper. Inside I just used the left overs.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Coloure Creat Challenge

We had a interesting colour combo at Colour Creat Challenge:Black&Neon Green, as Xmas coming up I thought it's perfect for my Xmas tree. I had the image from my Carfters Companion stamp swap.
Punches:Holly&Xmas tree
Ribbon for my stash
Stamped sentiment
I just done simple matting and layering. I think the colours talk for them self.
I stamped the sentiment inside and used the left over from my holly border.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Tuasday Taggers vs High Hopes

At TT this week is die cuts&punches I used punches and at HH is to use our favorite High Hope stamp. I got this snow lady from Nikki's shop and I just had to ink her up. She's gorgeous (oops I just realised I forgot to do her cheeks silly me ).
High Hopes:Cristal Snow Lady
Punches:angel, snow flake&letters
Shakura:Stardust pens
Crafters Companion:Winter Tales CD leftovers
Crafters Companion:Spray&Sparkle/Silver
Leftover mirri board
Fiskars snow texture plate
Blue chalk
Brad from stash
Sentiment stamp
I put my base card through my wizard to get a nice snow flake effect than I coloured it with my chalk and fixed it with spray&sparkle. I stamped out Snow lady 3 times, coloured her with my stardust pens and decoupaged her. I punched out few angels from left over silver mirri board and with acetate I made them float in air. Out of my left overs I made corner embellishment and with a brad I attached the snow flake. With my letter punches I punched out "Merry Xmas".
Inside I put a floating angel too (you can see the shadow behind it) and put couple of snow flakes and stamped the sentiment inside. Below the picture shows that those angels float in the air.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

I play in the sugar bowl

I decided this week I join in I play in the sugar bowl blog challenge. I got few stamped out Sugar Nellie stamps so might as well use tham. I love this sketch so elegant. I don't thing I got a chance to win it but because I'm making Xmas cards I thought might as well join in a blog challenge so I picked Sugar Nellie one.
Sugar Nellie Stamp: Untamed
Backing paper from Crafters Companion Xmas collection
Tim Holtz ink: Vintage Photo
Sakura stardust pen
Water colouring pencils
Gem from stash
Pebeo glossy touch
I was left with some Xmas printed paper from last year. This week challenge this brown one was just perfect. The other week made card and punched a circle out and kept the left over which I used up here. I got some lovely hand made paper in my stash( I don't like to use them cos I love them and wanna keep it for myself lol ) and I had one little brown one. I love tearing my papers and inking the edge to give a bit of definition to it plus it's not necessarily to mat it onto an other card, attached this gorgeous image onto it and finished the card of with Pebeo. I used my Pebeo to do the dots and the ribbon effect on the top. Inside is very simple but sometimes more is less.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Crafters Companion Challenge 6

Wow been trying to post this in the last 3 hrs. Do you think it's easy. You say yes I can assure you it's not when you got 2 little ones and big bro keep hurting little sis. Evening is so far and I already had enough.
Anyway. I managed to miss last week challenge, my silliness I though got an other week and last night come the shock when I went over to the blog to do the card lol This fortnight challenge is Anna's sketch. Brilliant sketch. The topper took me longer than making the base.
Crafters Companion Winter Tales CD&Stamp
High Hopes Farmer stamp
Water colouring pencils
Shakura stardust pens
Shakura white souffle pen
Holly punch
Star nestability
Ribbon&gem from stash One post below you can see the original stamp. I've cut away the fork and replace it with shrunken babble and cut away the wheat and replaced it with holly. Coloured the farmer with water colour pencils and after it was dry I used my stardust pens. I coloured his hair and moustache with white souffle.
For inside I cut out from the left over paper 2 stars. I stamped the bobble out in normal size coloured it and hanged it on the star.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Tuasday Taggers vs High Hopes(Hidden Potential)

This week at Tuesday Taggers had to make a book mark with or without matching card (matching card not finished yet)& High Hopes theme is anything but card. So I though a bookmark for High Hopes too. I haven't received my HH Xmas stamps yet (looks like my 2nd order gone missing too and it was a big order, have to call them) and because I have to make Xmas cards I decided gonna improvise and use my HH stamps with a twist. Those who don't know the original stamps I stamped it out for comparison. I did cut away the wheat from the farmer's mouth and replace it with punched out holly, and cut away the fork from hand and replaced it with a bobble, this little farmer is full of Hidden Potential. The back ground stamp just been used partly and used it for winter scan.
One post below I used the same images and they completely different look.
High Hopes farmer and farm house background stamp
Crafters Companion Cute Companion stamps
Crafters Companion Winter Tales
Black&White stayz-on
Shakura white souffle&glitter pen
Red&green stardust pen
Water colouring pencils
Shrink plastic
Ribbon from stash

Here is the partly stamped background image

The full bookmark with the replacement bits. For the bobble I used the new Crafters Companion Cute stamps which was stamped and coloured on shrink plastic.
Just a close up how I done the snowie bits. I highlighted the snowie bits with white stardust&souffle As it's a winter scan I put brunches on the tree and used my glaze pen to do icie effect.
The back of the bookmark is done with the new Crafters Companion Winter Tale CD
I used my nesty to to the star and stamped the sentiment on it.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

High Hopes Challenge

High Hopes Challenge is back from holiday. I have to say the DT made some gorgeous cards. This is my attempt.
High Hopes stamps
See D's leaves
Tim Holtz inks
Water colouring pencils
Crafters Companion CD: Occasions; Autumn/Winter
First I stamped my background farmhouse and coloured it, and after that I made the muddy soil. On separate paper stamped piggy, hay and the farmer and coloured them and cut them out. I made a frame what I coloured so would blend in with everything. I stamped out loads of leaf and coloured it with my Tim Holtz ink. Cut it out and stuck it on the frame. Inside I found the perfect insert on my Crafters Companion CD.

Monday, 7 September 2009

TT vs Colour Creat Challenge

At TT this week challenge was Button&Bows and at Colour Creat Challenge the theme is Gold, Ruby&Cream

This is what I come up with.
Empty pot
Ribbon from stash
Gem&Button from stash
Flower stamp
Tim Holtz:Fired Brick ink
Gold embossing powder
Red peel off pen (still haven't got alcohol ink)
I put my ribbon round my pot fixing it with pinflair glue. Separetly made the ribbon and top of it put my button with bow. On the cream bow put the flower soft so I know what colour in the pot. I keep my flower soft in these containers so I can see them and can stack them top of each other.

The flower on the top been embossed with gold embossing powder than coloured with my ink. Round my pot I used some gold gems.

Ribbon rail

I had enough of not be able to see my ribbons. So Saturday I went to B&Q and Homebase and bought few bits.


240cm long wood cut in half

240cm long round wood cut in 5

No nail glue

Mug hooks

Small pot of yellow paint

1 Coat hanger

Raffia from shad

I had to go out and buy more mug hook but bought smaller ones pack of 25 it's not on the pick
The unpainted wood whats my base been glued on with No more nail

I painted it and screwed the hooks in every 10cm. One place there is a 20cm gap where I bended a coat hanger and out of the remaining I made hooks (forgot to buy it and I was to lazy to go out and buy some so I improvised). I think the coat hanger can't take the weight so I got to get more round wood to replace it.
Onto the bottom bit I put raffia where I can hang my small bits of ribbon and on the side put some screwed rings where I put more ribbons lol

Just from a different angle.

And here it is!
All my ribbons, well almost all, my thin ones didn't feet so still in box but I can see those as got little window on it.

Took me soooooooooooooo long to organise my ribbons. Most of it just were in the box folded up. I had to make a middle out of hard paper (Recycled kitchen towel roll, loo roll and the left over from the wrapping paper), took me abt 8-10 hrs to have my ribbons ready to go on the holder

Close up on top bit

Close up on middle section

Close up on bottom section

I knew I got some ribbon but never thought I got so many. Now I can use my beauties. I hardly used them as I didn't know what do I have.

Making this rack didn't take long. The paint is not wood paint but it done the trick for me. I didn't spend more than £20 to make it. I'm very proud of my handy work. Everyone can make this. I didn't use drill, didn't use screwdriver.

We don't need hubby's help all the time plus if I would've asked it would've taken him month to make it lol Took me a weekend cos my ribbons weren't on the reel.

Friday, 4 September 2009

My first blog award

My First blog award thanks to Wendy. Wendy helped me a lot when I started my blog. She made my banner and I love it sooooooooo much. Go and have a look at her blog she a very talented lady.
I'd like to pass this awar to
Have a look these ladies blogs they are stunning

My first live crafting

I was brave and done a live crafting on Crafters Companion. Did make few mistake but it was my first time so hopefully they forgive me.

I thought we got so many little scrap paper what we can use, so I made a sort of Jigsaw card.

First I made my design on a bit of paper, done my measurements and just went for it.
I haven't got sewing machine so I used a black pen and made fake stitches on my card.
My finished card. I even used sweet/candy wrapper. Few topper are recycled from last yrs Xmas card.

And inside. I found some foam embellishment in my stash and I thought it's really cute, bit of peel off and insert and DONE