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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Sunday challenge no5

Ok.. no cards,tags or inchies this time......
Monograms! Cut out, (from any material which can be stamped on and decorated) the letter of your first name, make it at least 6" (30cm) high and make it so it can be stood or hung! Stamp and decorate in any way you wish.
Happy stamping!

UK Stampers Sunday Challenge no. 4

Finally I have finished my entry this week! I didn't have a 'congratulations' stamp, so have used the 'Mon amie' instead. Stamps from Crafty Individuals and SU. Challenging challenge LOL!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Another go at the No. 4 Challenge

as usual, make up details are on my blog.

Thanks Efemera for setting this challenge. It initially seemed a difficult colour combo, and way out of my comfort zone, but I think that I quite like it, and it could well be one that I would use again in the future.

Looking forward to tomorrow's new challenge.

Galaxy Girl

Friday, 29 August 2008

Sunday Challenge No4

This weeks was a little difficult.. I never work with these shades of blue..but here's the result!Navy blue cardstock, scraps of Sassafrass Lass papers stamped with SeeD's flower

Sunday Challenge - No 4

Yay, this is the first time that I've had time to take part - so here's my entry.
Make up details are on my blog.
It feels really great to be back in the crafting saddle again.
Galaxy Girl

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sunday challenge no4

Well it's all over... the Olympics that is and it's been handed over to London for, create a card ( good luck or a congratulations if possible), white and blue! ..Happy stamping!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Sunday Challenge No3

I found this really difficult!

Embossed oriental text in gold, silver and bronze. Stamped Zettiology legs. Stamped circles with a stamp made from funky foam and a Cuttlebug multi circle die. Random stickers.

Sunday Challenge number 3

Well, I struggled too with this challenge, as I didn't have any sporty stamps, either! I suppose that is what makes it challenging lol. I ended up using a ball stamp from a baby set, and stamped it onto paper I had covered with Perfect Pearls in gold, bronze and (sort-of!) silver, before cutting out. I was inspired by the lovely medals Team GB are bringing home, so went all patriotic with my background. I know the phrase is a bit American, but aren't the Olympics international?!

Sunday Challenge No 3

Here are my 9 'inchies' done for Sunday Challenge No 3. I found this one difficult really because I don't have a lot of sporty type stamps. I decided to use watercolour board as a base and then thought about the colours of the Olympic rings as a starter. I first coloured the backgrounds with dye ink in Turquoise, Red & Green the direct to paper. Then stamped in onyx black versafine a selection of stamps from a 'boys toys' See D's set. I first edged each of the inchies with Versamark and dipped them in Tequila Sunrise EP from Joanna Sheen, heating to melt with a heat gun. Then I stamped stars with Versamark and EP's in Copper, Silver & Gold to represent medals.
So I did capture the colours of the Olympic Rings - Cyan, Green, Red, Yellow & Black.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Sunday Challenge no3

The Olympics are in full swing so this weeks challenge is to create a set of 9 inchies with games as a theme...use gold, silver and bronze somewhere on them....Upload your finished challenges to the blog
Happy stamping

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Sunday Challenge number 2

These took a little longer than I planned, as I got sidetracked along the way, and started to make an origami box. The tags both use handstamped paper, using stamps from Non Sequitur and Judikins. I prefer the B and W one, DH loves the red- what do you think?

July altered art swap- matchbox shrines

Well, I know it's nearly the end of August, but the start of the school holidays can delay things a little. We made it, anyway, and I promise that this swap was worth waiting for! Thanks to everyone who took part, and for anyone who wants to join the next swap, I will be posting it near the end of the month. Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy the show!


Sunday Challenge No 2

Here are my two tags done for the UK Stampers Sunday Challenge. On the colour one I have used Washi paper (I know its Japanese !), on the tag background and overstamped with three colours of Brilliance ink and finished with satin and organza ribbons an eyelet and brads.

The black & White version uses the same stamp plus a chinese calligraphy stamp stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and Starlite Black Brilliance. Finished with an eyelet and some black and white satin ribbon.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Sunday Challenge no2

2nd Sunday Challenge on UK Stampers.
'To make 2 tags with the same stamp, one in black and white and one in colour.'
This is my entry.
The colour tag has a background of dabbers scraped on with a credit card, the lower half is white acrylic paint and over stamped in black archival.
The background on the black and white tag has been made by masking off areas and filling in some with black soot distress ink some were left white. Then each were stamped. The main picture was stamped on glossy card and matted onto black.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Sunday Challenge no2

Oriental this week... this is a stamp by Acey Deucy called Puccini's Muse, it's quite old but a favourite of mine. Nothing complicated, just stamped onto handmade paper with black, the other is just embossed in white on black... nice and simple.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Sunday Challenge no2

Here's challenge no 2..
The olympics have started so this will come as no surprise....(I thought the opening ceremony was fantastic) so this weeks challenge has an Oriental theme. Using the same stamp for both, make 2 tags, one in full colour and one in black and white. Happy stamping.

Weekly Challenge, oldest and newest!

It was easy to remember what my oldest and newest stamps were- one hadn't been used since 1998, the year I bought it, and the other has not left my desk since I bought it a couple of weeks ago! The top picture shows my latest stamps (along with a few other favourites), which are the flowers- a new Inkadinkado clear set of scribble flowers- very usable. The bottom photo is my oldest stamp, a Personal Impressions snowflake. It used to have a bow, but when I unmounted it from the wood last year I cut it off! Having used it again, I can see why I bought it. I may even use it to do this year's Christmas cards!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

August Craft Stamper Challenge entry

This is something I have never done before; make a charm bracelet. In August Craft Stamper there was a free stamp of this rather cute strawberry and one of the things they had done with it was a charm bracelet using shrink plastic. Well I made a few strawberries and scrabbled about for a few beads that "went" and tried to make a start. But it wasn't going well and I got a bit disheartened. About a week ago I took a trip over to The Glitterpot and noticed that a bead shop has opened up there called Giraffe Gems. Wow, it was like being in a sweetie shop! I bought some headed pins and a few more beads and this length of chain that can be cut to the right length. Now this was great, as despite the rest of me being rather large, my wrists are small and bracelets always slide off! So on Friday night this was what I made. I have added 2 more strawberries on the empty links but I wasn't about to do them then as by the time I had finished it was nearly 1am!

Sunday Challenge No 1

Our weekly challenge on UK Stampers was to create something with your oldest and newest stamps.

My oldest stamp is this funky cat, (All Night Media) which I brought while on holiday in Centre Parcs in 1993, I needed something to do in the evenings while my youngest was asleep (just 2 and a half) and my husband and other 2 children were out, so I got this a black ink pad and some colouring pencils and I was hooked. The next day I went back to the shop and got a set of 9 more stamps and so I was on the slippery slope and still am!

My newest stamp,(Crafty Individuals) brought for me by my husband when he took me to LB Crafts at the weekend.
The background was made from lots of off cuts (which I keep cos I can't bear to throw anything away), the birds were stamped in Archival black ink and sewed to background using waxed thread.

Sunday challenge no1

2 ATCs

First stamp., a little heart from Anita's . I've used it to create a scalloped border as well as the main image. Background is hand made paper

Latest is a bird from Inkadinkadoo's Birds Galore set. Again the background is hand made paper

Sunday Challenge No 1 entry

Here are my two cards for the UK Stampers Sunday Challenge using my first bought and last bought rubber stamps. The first stamp I ever bought was the small bare tree stamp (no make) and I have used it many on a simple aperture card. The second is my latest freaky stamp from Zettiology (11-44-G). I love their stamps but they are definately very weird. I hand coloured with Inktense ink pencils.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Sunday challenge No1

Here it is........We all must have hundreds of stamps....what's the first and last ones you bought?Create 2 cards or 2 ATCs, one using your oldest stamp and one using your newest! Post your results on the blog by next Sunday.........Happy stamping!