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Thursday 29 November 2012

make your own decorations and tutorial for creative expressions DT

firstly thanks to everyone
who has taken the time to stop by here,
 taking time to follow all or some of my creative journey means a lot!
so for my creative expressions design team make today,
 I have some decorations and a step by step..
so here goes:
start by cutting some bauble shapes
( I used tim holtz die..but heartfelt creations
have dies....you can also use wooden shape shown later..)
then cover with adirondak paint dabber I used blue..no surprise there!!
then when dry edge with distress ink..
now for the tops,
cover in clear embossing pad, then sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat
now to stamp..
ink desired stamp..i used the large snowflake design in archival black ink
(and for some the smaller design in a more random pattern)
set aside to dry..otherwise it can go smudgy and nasty..yes I  wasn't patient!!
when dry the bauble can be covered in either rock candy clear crackle paint
and set aside to crackle..
yes you guessed glue and seal and some loose rock candy glitter
(did I say I love this stuff?)
glittery without  being glittery...does that make sense?!
finally some string, jute, wire or bakers twine to hang up
for the die cut ones I sandwiched two together..
oh and added some liquid pearl dots..
here are some other ideas for colours and designs:
these are on wooden bauble shapes,
and instead of rock candy or glitter these have been triple embossed
and on the last layer different flakes and embossing powders sprinkled in
and just to show I can craft in something other than blue.....
thanks so much for stopping by
have a fun and inky day
will be back next week with some new stamp makes for creative expressions
.hope to see you then
p.s. I have some festive candy here

Wednesday 28 November 2012

some magic and mystery for dragons dream dt

well it is that time of week where the dragon reveals another crafty recipe
 to challenge and inspire..
so here is today's: magical mystery.
.the ingredients are :
a little magic,
some mystery and
 a little fairydust
also please remember to make a tag and use at least one real stamp..
so here is mine :
so my mystery is Santa, magic is Christmas and
some fairy dust is on tag...
I love Christmas and all the magic and excitements that surrounds
it with our children..
just wonderful..
so I created a background..using DI,
some fab sticky embossing powder.......
and ssh some rock candy loose glitter..
the main image is a fab Tim components stamp
and I love it ..
I added some natural twine,
a silver heart..
a bottle of fairy dust
ribbon and crochet ribbon at the top ..
and some chit chat stickers
ooh and a star covered in picket fence crackle paint
and inked
I wonder what magical make you will create
make sure you hop across here to see all the fab Dt makes..
you never know you could be the next dragon dreamboat!
have a fun and inky day!
I am entering this for the following competitions @
favourite technique (sticky embossing and rock candy glitter) @ http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

ps. I have blog candy here

Tuesday 27 November 2012

reflective imagery for compendium of curiosities vol 2 challenge

hey there, thanks for taking the time to stop by again...
2nd post today.
it has been a long time , far too long......
since I have managed to make and blog my entry for
compendium of curiosities vol 2 challenges,
 hosted by the lovely Linda here
this week is reflective imagery and can be seen
 in wonderful detail in compendium of curiosities vol 2
  by the crafty master himself Tim Holtz on page 55 ..
so here is my make:
I have never tried this and cannot tell you the details..
but boy I love it!!
and yes I did succumb and add some sticky embossing powder
and loose rock candy glitter..
cannot make much without them
at the moment!!
so glad I managed to play along
and blog the finished piece in time too!!!
have  fun and inky day..
will be back tomorrow ..
with more!!!
I am entering this tag for the following competitions:
reflective imagery @ http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/

tag no 5 for the funkie junkies twelve tags of christmas

well here I am slowly trying to catch up with the wonderful twelve tags of Christmas,
 by the funkie junkie.
. all the details are here, but Linda posts a tag each week
and there will be twelve in total..
and you make something inspired by Linda's tag,
 saying what inspired you,
if you manage to make all twelve.
.there are some great prizes sponsored by Linda's wonderful funkiejunkieboutique
Linda's can be found here
and here is my tag no 5:
I was inspired by the noel and the musical background
and went my own way on the colour and embellishments
and yes there is some rock candy distress glitter..
I mean if i dint use it you would wonder what was up!!!!
so is started with musical kraft resist background
inked and over stamped with snowflakes

I added noel
from kraft resist on grungeboard
then added...
well it would be rude not too...
some glue and seal and rock candy glitter
to embellish I added some crochet ribbon
ideaology tinsel and foliage and some
roses made from tattered floral die..

thanks for stopping by!
have a fun and inky day.....
I am entering this for the following competitions:
p.s. I have some followers festive candy here..

Sunday 25 November 2012

tag no 4 ..for the funkie junkies 12 tags of 2012

hey there,
 well here I am again..
with another tag for my grand catch up on the funkie junkies twelve tags
this is where Linda gives a tag for inspiration
and then you make  tag inspired by the tag, saying what you used as inspiration!
if you make all 12 lovely Linda is sponsoring some prizes
from her shop the funkie junkie boutique.
all details can be found here
so Linda's tag is here
and here is  mine:
mine is very different this time...inspired by
 the natural elements and embossed panel
I used a snowflake embossed panel instead
and muted colours
I stamped the background with crackle stamp
oh and some sticky embossing powder and rock candy loose glitter crept in!!!
and snowflakes
added this beautiful angel
and sentiment from mini holidays set 4
to complete the natural feel I added some rusty wire..
and a flower made from kraft glassine
with a rusty bell centre
finally a rusty heart bound with rusty wire..
I found this tag a real challenge to start..
but am so pleased with the end result!
have a fun and inky day..
I am entering this for the following challenges:

Saturday 24 November 2012

my tag no 3 for the funkie junkie twelve tags of christmas

well here i am again,
if you want all the details for this fab and inspirational challenge you can find them here
.. this challenge is sponsored by the lovely Linda's funkie junkie boutique
to be in with a chance to win one of the fab prizes
, you need to enter all twelve tags,
 saying what from Linda's tag inspired you..
Linda's tag 3 is here
so here is my tag no 3 :
i loved the blue tones if Linda's tag
and was inspired by the colours and the layout..
to create my tag..
i used marbled stains for my background in muted colours,
over stamped with snowflakes and covered in frosty film..
wish you could see the shimmer on this!
i then added wire..
love this
i added a wooden snowflake covered in picket fence cracklepaint
and then when dry coloured with distress inks.
i added die cut snowflakes,
winter ideaology foliage with liquid pearl centres
some ideaology letters
coloured as Linda did with silver paint dabber
and a blossom bucket heart.

hey ..guess what
i made a tag and NO i said...No... rock candy distress loose glitter in sight!!!
i know cannot believe it myself!!

have a fun and inky day..
back later with tag no 4..

i am entering this for the folowing competitions:
winter vibes @ http://blog.oozak.com/
p.s have some stash for sale here..

Friday 23 November 2012

a whiter shade of pale..

well hey there blog friends and thanks so much for stopping by..
here is a make and not a tag!
 that's two days and no tag!
there is some ..rock candy loose glitter though...
so here is my make today:
well as i know own a stampsmith stamp...
hope to add more to my stash soon!!!
(selling some stash here to pay for them..
fungers crossed!!!)
i wanted to enter their challenge white on white..
i started by covering the canvas board in tissue wrap
and covered it in a thick layer of gesso..
to create texture.
the edges were embossed with white frantage.
i added lace
flowers..painted white
yes you have guessed glittered!! with rock candy distress loose glitter..
did i say i LoVE this!!?
dream was cut,
lightly coloured with antique linen..just to lift if from background
and triple embossed.
the image..gorgeous isn't she
was stamped in black archival
on card with a slight coating..i love her...
i did scuff the edges with a tonic tool
and finally some snowflake die cuts
with little wooden stars..
painted white
and liquid pearls centres..
i loved making this and had a ball.
i am entering this for the following competitions:

p.s i have some stash for sale here if you are interested!

have a fun and inky day!

Thursday 22 November 2012

dimensional festive make for creative expressions DT

hey there blog friends,
 new and old..
thanks so much to my new followers and to my faithful followers
 who have left such lovely comments ....they are treasured...
well it is Thursday and time for another
so here she is:
and the other side :
the sheets of stamps i have used are
i have loved playing with these stamps and
that you can create simple and elegant cards and tags
..and then get carried away on things like this ..
i started by covering a block with the fab new melange tissue wrap..
and  in snow cap, pearl and silver paint dabbers
and a wash of watered down gesso..
and a dot of liquid pearls added to the centre.
i also added some die cut snowflakes from the new frosted film..
the tress were stamped in pumice stone,
covered in sticky embossing powder..this is fab..
and yes you have guessed...sprinkled with rock candy loose glitter
did i say i love this?
a little wire and some wooden stars finish this side
the top is an idea-ology knob
and the feet are bingo numbers..layered
painted and glittered..
 the other side
has the beautiful reindeer stamped and
embossed in cosmic shimmer silver...
some flowers,
covered in glue and seal and then..
sprinkled with loose rock candy glitter..
a few leaves cut from
ranger foil sheets...and glittered as the flowers
oh and the sentiment is from the let it snow sheet
thanks if you have made it to the end of this post!!
so much to show..
have a fun and inky day!
Creative expressions have a fab new project book
details here..

Wednesday 21 November 2012

my take on the funkie junkies tags no 2...

well another day...(and a wet one at that!! yuck...)
.. another post..
as i have the funkie junkies fab tags to catch up on..
Linda's wonderful tag inspiration can be found here..
and if you manage to join in all twelve there are some great prizes
 sponsored by Linda's wonderful store... the funkie junkie boutique..
so here is my tag 2
i took my inspiration from the riveted patchwork background..
i adore this technique.
. but went my own way on the colours and embellishments..
i used blues and the fab iced spruce DI...i adore this colour..
the snowflakes were die cut from a Tim die...
edged with iced spruce and stamped with music script in iced spruce..
the letters ..were chipboard..
coloured with my fab new distress stain..iced spruce..
did i say i love this colour?!
i then coated with glue and seal
and yes ...you have guessed sprinkled with lose rock candy distress stickles..
i added some metal idea-ology to the centres of the snowflakes..
a piece of rosette die inked in ...
iced spruce..along the edge to create a border
and finally some new idea-ology tinsel to the top.
well two down...
make sure you pop across here to see Linda's fab inspiration..
have a fun and inky day!
i am entering this for the following challenges:

Tuesday 20 November 2012

meet Bertie.....

well the posts are coming thick and fast
...as i try hard to catch up with the funkie junkies twelve tags of 2012......
and blog Dt makes.......
and some of my creations ....
so without further ado....
meet Bertie...
what do yo think?
he has been a long time in the thinking about....
and a while sat unfeathered..
but finally Bertie has wings to fly!
i covered a paper mache bird with bronze paint
cut lots of my favourite Tim cogs from foil
and covered Bertie..
these were then coloured with alcohol inks
when dry i added lots of fab idea-ology mini cogs
snaps and cogs
with mini screw brads...
ssshh...don't tell him he has cogs for eyes!
my new addition to crafty stash rusty wire ...
that i love...was used and a rusty bell
around his neck..
so i can find him if he flies off!!!!
and finally shake those tail feathers....
some rusty wire curled and shaped for feathers...
and finally..
rusty wire feet............
well i am rather fond of Bertie...let me know what you think?!
have a fun and inky day!
i am enetring this for the following competitions:

use two or more punches or die cuts @ http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/