Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cat woman of Gozo !! :-)

The theme this week on the Anyone for Anya Challenge is 'You're Anya' Well I only have 3 Anya's which I bought from Bunny Zoe's Crafts ( am hoping to win Megan this week :-)) but I knew which one was me :-) I am known as tha cat woman of Gozo,,, all the poor strays in the neighbourhood know where I live and drop by for dinner :-) especially when there's a fish BBQ on offer ha ha :-)
For this card I followed Tina's lovely sketch on the Everybody-Art-Challenge I am also entering this into the My Time To Craft Challenge whose theme is 'Purrfect Pets ' !! Purrfect !! :-)

I coloured the image wih copics and 3D'd her and the cute kitten, I sprayed the background with my air gun ,,, fab fun :-) The white kitten looks like my cat Bob who is completely deaf,, I resued him from the SPCA, the black cat is a button with the post at the back clipped off ,,, he looks like Jack,,, ( I have 7 cats ! ,,, and a dog ,,,, ) I chose blue as the main colour,,, cos that is my fave colour but to be honest I would't be seen dead wearing those clothes :-),,,, well ,,, I am so glad you can't see what I'm wearing right now ,,,,!! not a pretty sight lol :-)

I used a cute cat charm and ribbon from my stash the Prima flower snd brad by Kaiser Craft were in a DT pack from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp, incidentally they will soon be stocking Greetings Farm stamps too :-)

i have a blog candy pinned to the top of my blog which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a look :-)
Please leave a comment before you hop off so I know you've been to visit :-)

My Charm Blog Candy Winner

There were 29 bone fide entries for my candy and as the lucky winner said in her entry 'Can't understand why more people don't enter this bit but hey, better chance for those of us who do :) She was right !! Congratulations Anne

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Timestamp: 2009-10-07 07:28:22 UTC

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Thanks to everyone for entering my candy :-)

I will be back later with another one ,, so if you weren't lucky this time ,,, better luck next week :-)

My Weekly Blog candy !! Christmas is coming !!!! :-)

This week for my weekly blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp I thought you might like 10 Pewter Charms CHRISTMAS Stocking Santa Tree Hat Snowflakes I think these add the perfect finishing touch to your creations :-)

All you need to do is enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and then leave me a comment on this post. If you would like to advertise my candy on your blog by copying the code in my sidebar and posting it onto your blog I would appreciate it but you don't have to :-)

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Simon Says Get Spooky :-)

Long post,,,, get coffee :-)

It seems many of you are getting way ahead with your christmas cards !! I saw lots of fabulous ones last week ,, :-)
This week we have a scary challenge for you !! Yes it's almost Halloween and I dare say there will be lots of challenges around for you to link your cards/creations to :-)

As always Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabby shopping spree to one lucky winner ;-)

Unfortunately here in Malta/Gozo Halloween hasn't really taken off so there is no need for me to make anything but I have some freinds here from Texas so my cards are being posted to their grandchildren :-) Hope this one doesn't scare em to death !! Not exactly cute is it !!! :-)

For this challenge heidi very kindly sent the DT a gift :-) In my package was this fabulous Tim Holtz Scary cat and a spiced marmalade distress ink pad :-) Lovely :-) But I have NO halloween themed stash at all ,,, so this one had me scratching my head !! I started by making my own papers with various distress inks. the dark sky with moon was made by spraying paper with slate glimmer mist then dabbed with a cloth. I stamped a flock of birds on the sky and a scary tree on the bottom left side piece ,, both of these are Tim Holtz stamps :-)
I followed Ria's fabulous sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge I thought it was a perfect halloween sketch :-)

The background for the cat was also made using glimmer mist and the cat was stamped with black soot distress ink,, it does look very shimmerry in real life :-)
The skull and star are grungeboard that were grunged with crackle paint and then sponged with black soot to grunge them even more ,,,, oh I did have fun making this :-) One tip tho !! NEVER shake the glimmer mist with the top off !!! Me and my room were showered with slate ink :-) actually it makes my craft area look more arty so I didn't clean it up ha ha ha :-)
I used some grey black magic coredinations for layering and then I finally got my sewing machine out ,,, aong with a flag or 2 !! and very carefully sewed wonky lines :-) The ribbon is like a mesh which I thought was quite spooky looking :-)

The DT have made some SPOOKTACULAR cards and creations for you to see so please go and see them on the challenge blog then go and leve them all a comment :-) You never know you may find some hidden candy !! :-)

Before I leave I will show you this card I made using the same sketch :-) The papers are all from the Funky Fairys A Lil bit Spooky kit It is a fabulous kit :-) The image is 'Witchy Poo' which I got as a free download from Doodle Palace :-) Isn't he cute :-)

The image was coloured with prisma pencils and copics and 3 D'd ;-) His feet and all the papers were distressed with black soot distress ink. The little bag of candy has bits of liquorice allsorts in it :-) Don't want her going hungry :-)
The Funky Fairys have a fab challenge starting today too so why not pop over there to see what it is !! :-)

There will be candy at the top of my blog later this morning so pop back later to see what it is :-)
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