Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x

Wednesday 26 December 2012

behind closed doors..dragons dream Dt piece

well this is a scheduled post for my dt make for dragons dream tag it on challenge
... the challenge this fortnight is behind closed doors..
and the ingredients are :
a lock,
a door,
 a key..
the only other thing you need to remember is make a tag and use at least one real stamp..
so here is mine :
I embossed the background using a Tim embossing folder
and the heat embossed with a mixture of distress embossing powders
I repeated heat embossing with a mixture of distress embossing powders of the cogs.
I cut out the  two heart shapes, inked
and stamped with mini cogs stamp from paperartsy
then cut a door in the front one and added onto second heart
and filled gap inside with glossy accents
the lock and key are charms
oh and some rusty wire
and stamped sentiment to complete..
hope you will have time to pop across here
and see the fab Dt entries and maybe play along!

Monday 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas....and thanks xx

I just want to wish everyone the most wonderful Christmas...
full of whatever makes them happy...
and to say a huge thanks for all the support and comments throughout this year..
in my nearly one and a half years blogging..
it means a lot and I feel lucky to have made crafty friends along the way
 who have amazed me with their kindness ,
there will be couple of scheduled dt posts
but I having a break to spend time with my 3 gorgeous children
  wonderful Hubbie and family...
have a good one and I will be back to commenting and catching up in the new year!
have a wonderful Christmas!
( no need to leave a comment!xxxx)

Saturday 22 December 2012

happy mail...

well here is I am with some happy mail,
 huge thanks to everyone who has taken time to be part of my inky journey this year
and to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas,
 shared with whoever makes them happy and all the best for the new year..
so when Alison suggested a tag swap , I set to work...
but first here is my happy mail tag..
if you have not seen Alison's wonderful work make sure you hop across here
foe plenty of inspiration and wonderful pieces..
so here is Alison's tag:
I love the layers and textures
and of course the hearts!
wow was I lucky she also sent me this wonderful ATC..
I had admired this on her blog and
some lovely parcels of crafty goodies for me to play with..thanks Alison
and here is the tag I sent to Alison:
thanks again Alison
have a wonderful Christmas..
have some fun and inky time...
off to look after my poorly boys and hope they are flu free for santa!
me too fingers crossed!!!
have a good one x

a song inspired tag swap...

well here I am trying to catch up on posting ..
so this is the first of my last two posts before Christmas..
here is a tag made for a tag swap with the wonderfully talented mark..whose blog is here..
so here is my tag inspired by wires by athlete:
... so I had a ball playing with distress ,
lots of wire and  my favourite dressform die cut
  and of course a heart...
and here is marks fab tag, thanks Mark..
loved the swap and look forward to another in the new year!
well catch you later for my last post before Christmas
wishing everyone a happy Christmas

Friday 21 December 2012

the holly and the ivy...and purple and silver..

hey there will this post is to save everyone having to stop by lots.
.i have made a purple and silver creation for our creative corner....
and a holly and ivy inspired creation for Hels at the Sunday stamper..
and time is precious and I am nurse to two poorly boys!!! great ...not!
so here goes A WHISTLE STOP TOUR..
here is my purple and silver tag which I am entering for our creative corners purple and silver challenge and frilly and funkies..make it a tag..
with a silver star and silver wire
and frosted flower..
and here is my holly and ivy inspired tag for Hels at the Sunday stamper:
with rusty bells and wire
and triple embossed holly leaves
so a whistle stop tour of two different makes..
hope you are yours are healthier than mine
wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and happy new year..
have a couple more posts then some time off for family ..
thanks to everyone who has stopped by and made this journey so fulfilling!

Thursday 20 December 2012

tutorial for creative epressions Dt make

well here I am today with my final Dt make before Christmas for creative expressions.
 I will have posts tomorrow and Saturday and will then be having a Christmas blog break..
thanks to everyone who has stopped by, have a wonderful festive time ..
so here is my make today using the if the crown fits set of stamps
( I wanted to show how you could use it for something without using the crown..)
I will include step by step pictures and try not to ramble too much,
so I started by making the heart, cutting the shape ..
and suing Tim Holtz riveted patchwork
then apply black paint dabber using finger tip and rub off excess
now for the key around it, this is a brass creative expressions key
that has been coloured using silver alcohol ink
now the backgrounds, I embossed silver keys onto a torn strip of card
and applied stains direct from the craft sheet
and for Base card I embossed clear keys and applied
apply stains direct to craft mat and spritz with water
continue to dip in to these, heat dry and re-dip until happy with the layers of colour
and finally assemble
adding Tim idea-ology letters..coloured silver with alcohol inks
thanks for taking the time to stop by
wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!
also if you haven't seen there is a wonderful free project to download
from the talented Sue Wilson
details here
have a fun and inky one!

Tuesday 18 December 2012

take a lucky dip for TIOT ..dt make

well today is time for a new challenge over at TIOT.
the challenge for this fortnight is lucky dip
 and you have to choose four from the list and say what you chose..
so here they are:
They are: die cuts, ribbon, pearls, distressing, a sentiment and/or a stamped image.
so here is my DT make:
I used.. distressing, stamped image, die cuts and ribbon
so make sure you pop across here and see all the great dt makes
and there is a prize of four digis  
have a fun and inky day!

Monday 17 December 2012

my take on tims last tags of 2012.. dec.. and jan bonus!

well here I am rushing by to blog these tags for Tim's last two tags for..jan and dec...
I have made both as close to Tim's as possible..
adapting for those things that I am shocked to find..
i do not have in my stash..
I have loved doing these thanks Tim for the continuing inspiration
and I am chuffed I have manage to do every one!
so enough waffle here they are:
I am not a red girl, but must admit I am happy with how this tag turned out
I added some twirls of wire around the flower
and adapted the sentiment
on the other tag, love the blueprints...
I used silver distress crackle paint
as I don't have the mirror card ...yet!

thanks for stopping by at this busy time
have dt posts and a couple of makes this week and then it will be only dt makes until
new year

I am linking this up to Tim's tags for 2012
thanks Tim

Sunday 16 December 2012

blog candy winner...

well sorry I didn't get back last night..
but I have written all the names on paper, folded and placed in a bowl...
as technology is not my finest point!!!
My husband then dibbed in and the winner is
Julia s-w
so please email your address and I will wing the stamps to you!
sorry I couldn't offer candy to everyone!
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to follow my creative journey
your support is hugely appreciated..
have a fun and inky day..

some festive candy to say thanks !... a sticky post

this is a sticky post..please see posts below for my creative makes
some festive candy to say a huge thanks to all my followers..
new and not so new..
for making my first year and a half in blogland a treasured time !
so to be in with  chance to win please......
1. become a follower if you are not already
2. leave a comment on this post
3. put the pic in your sidebar with a link back here..saying it is inkypinkycrafts blog candy
i will draw the candy on 15th December
thanks to everyone who has taken the time to follow my creative journey..
I appreciate you taking time in your busy lives to stop by here
and also for all your wonderful and supportive comments!

Saturday 15 December 2012

festive love ..

here is my tag , inspired by Tim's 12 tags of 2011, tag no 12..
I mean make a tag inspired by Tim's tags.. rude not to..
so here is mine:
I made the background in similar fashion to Tim's tag
adding some creative expressions mica flakes
and stamped flourishes
instead of the letters I used ideology letters coloured silver
a heart, cut from grunge paper
inked and then wire and a
chit chat sticker added
along with a wooden heart covered in mica flakes
finally a porcelain style flower, with some mica flakes sprinkled  in
sorry about poor photo
my camera is playing up!!
added to the centre of a tissue wrap poinsettia
thanks to Hels for inspiring me to get my melt pot out!!
I am entering this for the following competitions:

have a fun and inky day
will be back later to announce the winner of my blog candy!

Friday 14 December 2012

my tag no 12 for funkie junkies 12 tags of 2012

well here I am ,
I have done it..all 12 tags
 with tag no 12 of the 12 tags 2012,all the inspiration and details can be found here,
 courtesy of the lovely Linda.. boy have I had fun doing these..
and may have been late starting but nearly there..and have LOVED it!!!
so all the details are here,
Linda's fab tag no 12 can be found here
and if you make all twelve there are some fab prizes sponsored by
 Linda's great online shop the funkie junkie boutique..
so here is mine:
very  very different to Linda's but definitely inspired by her tag
I was inspired by the flower and the wonderful embossed background..

so I embossed white snowflakes ..
and the inked in areas to create a different background...don't do this often and
left some tag uninked!!! and found I liked it!!!
for all those concerned about my little...erm addiction ...
thanks to Anne and butterfly for alerting me to this!!
to loose rock candy glitter
I haven't used a smidge...
and I am not shaking!!!

I added my new fav Tim flourish to the corners,
a fabric flower..crinoline..
some idea-ology
and voila!
right I am away to sprinkle some rock candy glitter onto something!!!
oh it is fab
have I said..so frosty and non glittery...love it!!!

I am so sad that these are finished but huge thanks to Linda for the inspiration
I have had so much creative fun making these!!!

have a fun and inky day!
and thanks to everyone who has stopped by and left comments at such a busy time!!
I appreciate them all so much!

I am entering this for  the funkie junkies twelve tags of Christmas @ http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-12-tags-of-christmas-funkie.html

Thursday 13 December 2012

if the crown fits..

well it is Thursday
and time for another creative expressions DT make..
this time using the if the crown fits plate 
as we were lucky to have two sheets to play with..
I have chosen this one for today
another different make for me
so here is my make this week:
again I have gone for a neutral palette with this card
and included a face from the Tim sheet of stamps
found here..
I started by clear embossing the crowns on the card , to create a resist,
lots of pumice stone and a hint of black soot distress
and some flick and spritz and the background was complete.
 I added a flat and pleated piece of tissue tape,
and on the pleated piece a twist of wire
with some small beads threaded on..not sure they show
finally I added
a face stamped in black archival, the crown..cut out
and added at an angle to create dimension
and some liquid pearls for pearls..
and the sentiment
a simple make..
but hopefully effective
have a fun and inky week