Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Halloween......Pickled Souls anyone? It's a fine vintage.

Hurray for Halloween, the one day of the year when I'm not the weirdest person in blogland! Anyone for a fine vintage of poison?

Lost souls.Stamps by Stampotique. Bottle dripped with alcohol inks, image inserted then inside filled with unheated angelica fibres.


Web doodle with Posca pens.

Bat wings on clear shrink plastic. Heart filled with stamped face image and glossy accents.

I'm entering this into the Stampotique designers challenge- altered poison bottle, and the Happy Daze- something for Christmas or Halloween challenge.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hello sugar!

More cutie cards to show you, so look away now if too much sugar makes you queasy!!!!

I love the background paper on this one, it's gorgeous, it reminds me of pretty summer dresses when I was little, and pretty dresses on my little girl. I've put a few gems on the odd flower to highlight it. This is a cute image, so sweet I used a big snap I've been saving for ages, you know how you do- something takes your eye, so you buy it and then can't bear to use it!

I'm entering this into the Totally Gorjuss challenge- I remember.

Another image I've had coloured for ages and hanging around, so whilst I'd got the lovely paper out I made this one too. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the lacy bottom edges. 

I'm entering this one into the Papertake challenge which is a sketch.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

In a card making frenzy......

.....well as frenzied as I get lately! 3.30 I was up this morning! For no good reason!!!

Well, at least I have some cute cards to show you. I've been trying to use up the images I've already coloured to make some stock to sell. This one is a Gorjuss girl painted with twinkling H20s. 

Oops, sideways photo, sorry! The tag was intended for on the card, but it looked a bit weird, so..... now it's a tag to go with the card. Plus as a bonus, it fits with the I Love Promarkers challenge, which is tags! I'm also entering it into the Crafty Ribbons Bingo challenge (I used Die/Flowers/Ribbon).

This is a promarkered Lili of the Valley image, with the sunflower decoupaged up for added oomph. The swirls are coloured metal and have languished in a box, unloved and forgotten until I found them whilst looking for something else- always the way, eh?

Cloooooooooseeee uppppppppp!

I'm entering this into the Passion for Promarkers challenge, which is for a child and into Charisma Cardz challenge which is anything goes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WOYWW and an ATC

Ooooh, it's been ages since I did a good WOYWW. My hours at work have recently changed and I just don't get chance now. However, seeing as how I'm on leave this week I thought I'd join in again!! Wahey.

Hwat a flippin' mess! Some recently coloured in images and papers for some card for my little stock at work, lots of lovely stamps as usual and the corner of my Promarkers box. Plus..... bonus sparkly points for spotting.....

  • 2 cardboard pots awaiting alteration
  • Lisa Simpson
  • My Fat book page covers (see posts here and here about them)

I've recently moved everything around in the dining/craft room, for a bit of a change and to take advantage of the light now it's getting more overcast. Here's some photos.....

Lots of stuff to nose round there!!! Can you see my 80s Barbie? She came in a pile of toys given to my Miss Little Legs and I can't bear to bin her- look at those Pat Burcher earrings, lol.

Anyway, if you fancy seeing more desks, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see who's in this week!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ATC Challenge blog time.

Calling all you ATCers, how about having a go at the ATC challenge blog?

Here's my DT ATC.

It was made as one of a pair for a woman's face swap on Docrafts. She looks so wistful.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Calm down now, take your time......

....much less frantic today. I've got next week off work, so today is a bit of a chill out and catch up before the madness of half term week!

Thought I'd share the other half of my Fat Book page book cover. Here's the back one.

Another Octopode Factory image. I really love this wicked witch. She looks kinda timid and a bit shy- but still as if there's a good cackle waiting to come out.

Same background as yesterday, some spray inks, stamps, embossing.....messy fab stuff. Love it!

I'm entering this into the following challenges- 

Crafty Cardmakers challenge- Cute with a dark twist
Papertake challenge- Halloween hues
Try it on Tuesday- Take to the skies (well, she's got a broomstick!!!!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quick, quick, hurry up!

Must post this quickly before I nod off to sleep. I'm soooo tired, I'm having a mad rush trying to get things done before I give up and get into my PJs!!!!

Made this today- it's the front cover of a book to hold my Fat Pages in (if you don't know, fat pages are 4x4 inch square, and I'm taking part in a swap over on Docrafts, so I'll soon have something to put in my book cover!!!

The image is an Octopode one...... I loooove Octopode images. The Mad Hatter always makes me laugh. The background is on mountboard, lots of spray Dylusions inks, stamping and embossing.

I'm entering this into the Octopode Factory Friday challenge. Every single week I write this challenge down and every single week time escapes me, but not this week! Hurrah!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I don't know and I don't care.

...nope, not another sparkly sulk. They're a pair of ATCs made for a woman's face swap I hosted on docrafts recently.

The desolate woman is stamped onto card and cut out in the top one and stamped direct to card on the bottom one.

I made her stand out on both with purple and yellow pencil crayons, I'm so pleased with how it made her pop.

The little phrases are sticky backed cloth from 7 Gypsies.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Clowns- funny or scary???

What do you think? I think they're kinda scary, but a bit funny at the same time, which is why it sort of fits to make this Stampotique boy into a clown, complete with red nose and clown hat.

The challenge at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog is humorous birthday. I hope this qualifies......I suppose it depends on your stance on clowns, I guess!

He's coloured with Promarkers and the background is one my son made by dripping spray inks. I wrote the Happy Birthday in to fit the space on the cat's back.

I'm also entering this into the Play Date Cafe challenge where the colours are 

Slime Green.....Frightful Fuschia...
Putrid Purple...Black as Night

Pumpkin heads for the ATC Challenge blog

Made this yesterday and the more I look at it, the more I like it.

The Stampotique pumpkins are coloured with Promarkers, background is an offcut from my Fat Page (see previous post). He he he, they make me laugh.

This is my DT ATC for the ATC challenge blog. The challenge at the moment is Anything Goes, so nothing to lose, just have a go!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Colonel Mustard in the hall with a dagger.

I've got my first cold of the sniffles season, so I've spent today feeling sorry for myself. Amazingly I've felt quite creative, lots of ideas buzzing around my brain. That must be why I can't remember anything useful.....

....aaaaaanyway, I digress. You don't want to hear about my cough quality, you want to see something arty, right? Well, I decided to have a go at my first Fat Page today. What's a Fat Page?, I hear you cry. Well, it's not a chubby child in velvet breeches.......

It's a 4x4 inch square with a bit of a border on the left hand side to allow them to be bound together with rings or whatever to make a little book. This is for a swap on docrafts and the theme was Halloween or black and orange. Being greedy I went for both!!!

I like my moon- I punched a circle and inked round it with orange and black in, then used the aperture to ink an orange half moon in. The branches are stamped over the top.

I like my bits of Cluedo answer sheets best though. One of my "saved from the bin" finds......

The raven on the fence is from an Ippity stamp set I picked up for a song recently. The background faces are Stampotique and the bare branches are Stampin' Up. The background is sprayed with Dylusions inks.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The Artistic Stamper- Autumn colours
Happy Daze- Halloween (I used Pumpkin Stazon, Versamark embossing pad, Black Versafine, all availble in Happy Daze shop)
Crafty Cardmakers- Anything goes

Circle it at The Stamp Man

It's my turn to set the challenge at The Stamp Man and I chose circles! Lots of opportunity to get those circles out. I used some fab stamps from the Stamp Man, and tried to keep it fairly simple.....

Apologies for the bad photo! The background is just sponged ink through some sequin waste. The circles are heat embossed using Moonglow embossing powders, which give a superb two tone effect.

Right, now it's your turn. There's a voucher up for grabs as ever, so have a go!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lili of the Valley for boys!

I've made a couple of fab Lili of the Valley cards recently for boys instead of sticking to the usual cutie girl cards.

I used some old oriental paper I've had hanging around for forever. It feels like handmade paper, and was really awkward to work with. Looks nice though, huh?

The images are coloured with promarkers- a really easy colour, cos it's mainly white, lol!!!

 I'm entering this card into the Lili of the Valley World Cardmaking Day competition.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog candy at The Stamp Man.

What are you waiting for.......... get on over there!!!!

Click on the photo to go straight there!!!