Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bev's Blog Candy :-)

Bev has this fabulous blog candy !! :-)

Go and get your name down :-)

Lorraine x x

Funky Fairy's Challenge 20 # Thank You

We have a fabulous challenge for you on the Funky Fairy's Challenge this week :-) We all need to have a few Thank You cards handy eh !! All you have to do is use at least one Funky Fairy's Papercrafts paper download to be eligible to enter :-) If you haven't got any there are some fabulous free downloads that you can try on the Blog Of Inspiration Every week Shaz very kindly gives away a free paper download, for those of you that don't know that IS a fabby prize !! Unlimited papers !! This is especially handy if you have several cards to make of the same/similar theme !! ( ie like my froggy fest !! )lol

I made this card using a Susie Squirrel image from the Digital Stamp Oasis
I must admit this image in particular is one of my faves :-) Isn't she cute :-) I used Funky Fairy's Cherish papers these are just so gorgeous,,, :-)
I do hope more of you will find the time to enter this fabby challenge :-) The DT have made some fantastic creations for you to see so pop over to the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog to see them.

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Lorraine x x x

Simon Says ,,,, Pink and Brown :-)

It seems we aren't the only challenge who chose to use PINK / BROWN this week so lots of opportunity there for multi challenging :-)

The design team have all used a Simon Says Brand stamps on their cards, either an image or a sentiment, it is not a requirement for the entrants tho if you do have any we would love to see you use them :-)
Rach is joining us this week in the Designer Spotlight :-) Rach is a designer on the Simon Says Stamp brand DT, pop over to her blog to see her work ! Its fantastic !! :-)

I have got the Tim Holtz bug and this has been inked and sprayed everywhere !! My desk is covered too ! It looks lovely all shimmery and sparkly :-)

The butterfly image is from the Simon Says Clear Stamps Butterfly BUTTERFLIES Exclusive Set!

I also stamped the background with stamps from the Simon Says Clear Stamps OWLS AND BRANCHES Exclusive Set.
I used a few Tim Holtz techniques on this. The background was coloured by inking my non stick craft mat with distress ink, sprayed with water then the card swirled around in it. When dry the background leaves and branches were stamped with distredd ink then sprinkled with perfect pearls, sprayed with wayer then dried with a heat tool, it does give a fabby effect. I used the same technique for the butterflies too :-) I also used some grungeboard wings toi make a butterfly, it was DT Debby that had this brilliant idea last week so I've copied her :-) I cuttlebugged them with swiss dots and painted with light brown acrylic paint, then dabbed perfect pearls all over them and left them to dry, then smothered them with crackle glaze :-)
The flowers were plain white Prima flowers which I inked with 2 different distress inks then I made my own glimmer mist using a water based ink, a little water and some gold perfect pearls !! Brilliant !!
All these techniques and tips are on the Tim Holtz website in his Demo's section:-)

I just bought a pack of brown coredinations and it's gorgeous ! As you can see I reverse cuttlebugged it and sanded to let the pink show through. The lace was also inked with distress ink as were all the edges of all the card :-) The sentiment is from the Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING SUNSHINE Exclusive Set

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-
The Charisma Cardz Challenge who have the same theme :-)
The Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge whose theme is Butterflies
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge whose theme is 'Bling'

Thanks for looking, I apppreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
Lorraine x x

Would you like this FREE Doodle Palace image ??

Dee and Robin at the Doodle Palace are giving this fab new octapus image free !! :-) Click here to go and get it :-)

Lorraine x x