I'm a mother to Lee and Nicola and grandmother to Mia and Aidan. I love my crafting and do a bit of everything there is. I also design and sell digital downloads for card making. I love photography and playing around in Photoshop too.
Over at THE CRAFTY PAD we're running a competition this week and for a change from cards, we've asked you to alter a CD. There's some great prizes up for grabs for the winner too. Crafty Pad Designs are giving away a brand new set of digi fairies with sentiments, Jasmine's Cards are giving a CD chock full of floral images and papers and Letraset are giving a pack of Promarkers. Why don't you pop over and have a go. They're great fun to do.
I started off by using alcohol inks on the CD in shades of brown. Then I split a paper napkin into single layers, tore off a few pieces and crumple stuck them down in a couple of places with Diamond Glaze. When dry, I inked them with my distress inks. I got a sheet of newspaper and inked some of it with browns, again using my distress ink pads and then stamped a flower (Hero Arts) 3 times onto it. I cut out the different sizes and layered them up. My buttons were originally white so I used an alcohol ink to colour them, then used some Basic Grey rub-ons and finished them off with crackle glaze. The ribbon, lace and other stuff were from my stash.
Challenge #59 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is Emboss it. Obviously, some kind of embossing is to be used on our projects. Our sponsor this week is the lovely SECRET CRAFTER and the prize is 3 digi images of the winners choice.
I stamped my image using a stamp I've had for quite a while. Unfortunately, I can't remember for the life of me who's it is or where I got it from, so if anybody knows, I'd appreciate a reminder, lol. The digi sentiment is from Pollycraft. My background paper is from Basic Grey's 'Kioshi' pad and I used two embossing folders and finished with ribbon from my stash.
Thanks to snarffsplat - the image is Lisa Victoria's 'Story Time' and I remember buying it now from Crafts and Me. Whew, I can sleep tonight now.
Whew, I'm nearly back on track after the last few weeks crises and have done my DT challenges. This week at I ♥ PROMARKERS challenge #58 is Go Dotty. We want to see lots of spots and dots on your projects. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous DIGI DOODLE SHOP and the prize for the winner is a $10 gift certificate to spend in her online store. You'll have NO problem finding a digi you like over there.
The DT all used images from Digi Doodle Shop and I chose 'Boy With Vintage First Car'
I haven't actually made this for any little boy particularly, I just chose a number that I thought would fit nicely in the corner, lol. I made it large, added the birthday text and printed it onto the DP. The papers used are My Minds Eye 'All Fall' and Basic Grey's 'Lime Ricky'. Image was, of course, coloured with Promarkers except his T-shirt which is digital. I ran the circle and the 2 through the bug and my Martha Stewart border punch and a few buttons finished it off.
It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. I've had some really bad stuff happening at home so have been up and down to the hospital for a fortnight, but hopefully things are settling down a bit now. At least, I finally managed to make a challenge card.
The theme over at THE CRAFTY PAD this week is 'Use a Digi'. No problem there, lol and our sponsor is the lovely JOANNA SHEEN again with a £10 voucher to spend in her online store.
I coloured my image digitally in Photoshop this time. I had not long ago designed some wood effect papers (not quite as dark as on this photo) available HERE so I used them for the shutters and a digital overlay for the curtains. The rest was brushwork. Papers are Cosmo Cricket 'De Lovely' and the embellies are from the Papermania 'Sunshine' kit. It's a bright one this time, isn't it? lol.
I bent the shutters forward so they looked more like they were open. The sentiment is also from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs, although I must admit, I changed the text for this one.
So sorry that this is late. I've been suffering badly with toothache for a while and wasn't up to doing much. The theme at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is to use PURPLE AND GREEN and of course, you must use Promarkers. Our sponsor this week is JOANNA SHEEN with a £10 gift certificate for her fabulous online store.
I'll post my card and come back later with details, as I'm still feeling rough and very sore where my molar was pulled out today.