28 December 2011

Altered key cabinet

This is a cabinet I altered for a christmas present, I couldnt blog the finished article until now but I did tease it a while ago on my blog!

It started off plain wood and I painted it with black acrylic paint and then covered it with a layer of glitter mod podge. The die cut swirls are made with a sizzix die and gold card, and I printed the steampunk heart image out.

I do hope the recipient liked it!
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's - 2/2 - Your Choice
My Mum's Craft shop - 3/3 - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - 2/2 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 2/3 - Anything Goes

some Smash*ing stuff...

Here are a few more pages from my 'Things I heart' smash* book

Kitty pages! My two are getting their own page so these are just cutesy animal pics

And this one is about my unhealthy obsession with castles :) Anywhere we go if there is a castle to be seen, we will see it by hook or by crook! I have left a spot open at the bottom for a pic of Windsor Castle when we eventually make it there :) it appears I've been to more castles in other countries than in my own lol

more smashing stuff tomorrow!

24 December 2011

Cross Stitch Christmas Card

It's christmas eeeeeve!!!! And I'm freezing lol. So I'm sitting with 2 blankets, a nice cup of tea and a hot water bottle, aah :)

This is a card I made with a free kit I got from a cross stitch magazine.

The paper was free in a recent issue of Cardmaking and papercraft and the swirls are made with a sizzix die. The sentiment is from craftwork cards and the ribbon is from stash.

Delicious Doodles1/1 – AnythingGoes
Raise The Bar – Christmas
AiFactory - 1/1 - Christmas (28/12)
Crafty Purple Frog - Cristmas and New Year (3/1)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes (4/1)
Paper Play1/2 - Christmas (4/1)  
Shelly's Images - Celebrate
Southern Girls - 1/1 - Lets Celebrate
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - Zingy colors
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Creative Belli - the word "Christmas" must be on the card
Divas by Design - 1/2 - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Christmas cheer
My Mum's Craft shop - 1/3- anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - 1/3 - Christmas
Bearly Mine - 1/2 - Anthing Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design1/2 - Last Minute Christmas Card CAS (31/12)
Paper Take Weekly - Last Christmas.....card of the year
Partytime Tuesdays - 1/3 - Use Ribbon
Stamp-N-Doodle - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday1/3 - Anything Christmas
Try It On Tuesday Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas (25/12)
Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas (25/12)
Paper Pretties - Colours: Red, White and Your Choice (Green)
The Crazy Challenge - 1/2- Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge - cards - Use a Sentiment (7/1)
The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Use Bling )
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - M, 3E - (December) Christmas Images and Colours (31/12)
Unstampabelles - M, 3E, no stamps allowed - Christmas
Victorine Originals - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine (2/1) 

Thanks for stopping by :)

22 December 2011

Anything Goes at Charisma!

Charisma's last challenge of the year is a 2 week one, and it's Anything goes!
So you have until 4th January to enter and as it's an easy one there's NO Excuse!
We are sponsored this week by:

Buy our digi stamps here...

digital stamps

So for my project this week I've used this gorgeous Saturated Canary image, coloured with Promarkers.
The paper is Basic grey and the embossed panel is made with an Indentz embossing folder. The flowers and ribbon are from stash, the leaves are made with an MS punch and the card candy and sentiment are from craftwork cards :)

Thanks for stopping by!

AUD Sentiments - Anything Goes

We've got a fab challenge for you at AUD Sentiments this week - Anything Goes!
We are sponsored by the fab Sassy Cheryls and I've used their sweet image of a snowman drinking a cappucino!
I've used Promarkers, nesties labels two, Antique linen distress ink, papers from My Minds Eye, ribbon and gems from stash and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for stopping by :)

19 December 2011

Last minute Xmas Makes..part 1!

This year I've made soooo many Christmas cards I have literally forgotten what it's like to make anything else! I'm so glad that I'm DONE with all my orders for this year and I can concentrate on making stuff just 'because', well until the new year at least! I'm hoping it might remind me what I love about crafting when there's no 'pressure' and I can have time to just play around. I'm hoping to get some more Smashing done over the holidays! Anyway enough ramblimg from me! I've got a lot of pics that need blogging so over the next few days expect to see a lot of pics without much explanation! If you want to know anything about the products I've used then please leave a comment and I'll update the post :) Thanks all and hope you enjoy my pic fest!

I've found LOTV die cuts VERY useful this year! I'd love to have the time/funds to buy the stamps and colour them all myself but at the moment this will have to do for speed and cost effectiveness!

10 December 2011

Digi Days challenge

I'm so pleased to be able to tell you that I am now a member of the DT at Card mad fairy's Digi Days challenge! Yay!

My first challenge is to make a Tag, and we are sponsored by the lovely 'a day for Daisies'!

Here's my Tag using one of their designs :)

I've used:
Promarkers, Marianne die, Distress inkpads, ribbon, pearls and stickles from stash

Thanks for visiting and dont forget to stop by and enter the challenge :)

8 December 2011

AUD Sentiments - Anything Holiday!

AUD sentiments have an Anything Holiday challenge this week!

We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy this time!

So here's my take on our theme using this gorgeous digi from Prairie Fairy called "A mothers love", it's so sweet!

I've added minimal colour using promarkers.

What I used:
Paper free with magazine, ribbon from stash, labels 2 nesties, glamour dust, marianne snowflake die with gilding flakes, clear unbranded greeting stamp and craftwork cards candy.

Thanks for your visit :)

Charisma #48 - No Cards Allowed!

This week at Charisma, our theme is No Cards allowed!

We are sponsored this week by:

gif maker

Whiff of Joy

The Stamping Boutique
And finally, a mini surprise only available to our Facebook entries!!

Check out the Team's fab creations here!

6 December 2011

Blog Neglect!

Wow I just checked and I can't believe that last time that I posted was the 24th November!!
We can't have that!
So here's a few christmas cards I've been making whilst I've been AWOL!

This one was made from a Papermania paper stack that came with some die cut squares, all I did was ink the edges, add the ribbon, letters, and gems :) Simples

This one I made using a die cut Decoupage that I got from the NEC recently, I think its made by Craft creations but I'm not in my craftroom right now so don't quote me on that! I'll double check, if I remember! Just added the ribbon, what a sweet nativity scene. It's cards like this that remind me what christmas is all about, it's so easy to get caught up in all the present buying and food eating these days. Last year the BBC had a short drama series on before christmas about the nativity story, I hope that something like this is run again as I really enjoyed it. Anyway enough babbling about that  from me :)

And finally a quickie LOTV die cut card. No idea who the paper is by but the Tree ribbon is from May Arts (US), aint it cool! The holly leaves are MS punch and dotted card candy and the sentiment is craftwork cards.

Promise to try and do my best to be a better blogger! :)

24 November 2011

AUD Sentiments - Anything holiday

Our new challenge over at AUD sentiments is 'Anything Holiday' (with a sentiment)

Our lovely sponsor this time is Polka doodles and I've used this sweet snowman digi for my project.

The poinsettia is made with a marianne die set and the sentiment is from a sheet of die cuts. the ribbon is from crafty ribbons and I've inked the edges of the paper with distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Charisma #46 - Snowflakes

Time for a new challenge at Charisma! Thanks to Natalie for choosing the theme of Snowflakes!

Here are our wonderful sponsors for this challenge:
Crimson cloud are offering 3 packs of die cuts of one winners choice!
is a £10 Voucher from the lovely Joanna Sheen!
The lovely Sally-ann at Digistamp Boutique is offering a lucky winner 6 individual Digis of their choice!

And finally, a mini surprise only available to our Facebook entries!!

Here's my inspiration card for you, as you might have noticed this snowflake stamp has cropped up a few times on my blog recently! I'm loving trying out lots of different techniques with it and getting so many different looks from just one stamp!

This time I've used gold and pink glitter embossing powders from a company called 'Wow' who make the most fabulous range of embossing powders you could ever wish for!
The papers is from a Basic Grey pad which is not christmas related at all but I thought the colours tied in very nicely! The ribbon is from stash and the sentiment is from craftwork cards. The little glittery snowflakes are made with a Marianne snowflake die!
Thanks for stopping by today :)

4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
C.R.A.F.T. 1/5 - 'Unusual Christmas'
Colour Create1/1 Color Inspiration* Pink, White and Gold
Moving Along With The Times1/3 - Ribbons and Bows
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built -- Christmas card+snowflake
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
City Crafter Challenge - Must mention challenge in post - A Pink Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges - 2/3 - Free For All Week
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Christmas Card  
Paper and Such Design - 1/2- No Colouring Stamp Stick & Go
Paper Take Weekly - Christmas Crackers!
Partytime Tuesdays - 2/3 - Snow Us What You've Got
Hooked on Crafts - Punches and /or Diecuts
Kaboodle Doodles - Baby its cold outside
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas
Paper Playtime - Say It With Sentiments
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes at Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes