Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crafty Emma's Store Challenge Blog :-)

WOO HOO !!! my lovely friend Emma has just announced her Design Team and will be posting the 1st challenge on the on 28th August :-)

Congratulations to all the DT and good luck with the challenges :-)

To launch the challenge Emma is giving away 2 fabulous prizes so head on over to the Crafty Emma's Store Challenge blog to enter !! :-)

I am so proud of you Emma :-) x x x

good Luck to all :-)

Brand New Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge :-)

Long post ,,,, get coffee :-)

We have a brand new sister challenge that started on Monday called the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

the theme for their fist week is 'Things With Wings' :-)

Heidi very kindly sent all the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT a little DT pack filled with bits and bobs taht we could use to enter the challenge :-) Thanks Heidi x x i do have quite a stash of Tim Holtz goodies and it was lovely to get everything out and have a play :-)

I had this 'recipe box' that was just waiting to be altered so i thought I would give that a 'go' :-) Firt of all I gave it a few layers of white acrylic paint ,, then inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink I used a lovely sheet of paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pad, I inked all the edges with the same distress ink and used a TH edge distresser,, fab gadget ,, better than scissors !! :-)

The bird is a grungeboard die cut that I painted white with acrylic , then inked with tea dye ink , then stamped using a TH script stamp and embossed with tea dye distress powder ,, looks fab IRL !! the swirl was made using a new Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die and grungeboard. this was coloured with pine needles distress ink and then I added rock candy distress stickles for a little sparkle :-) I added an ideology locket key hole
and a ticket sentiment. this was made using a TH Ticket strip die and stamps from the Odds and Ends 100th set

more grungeboard swirls, a Tim Holtz bird stamp and some black pearls to finish

sorry this is such a long post ,,,,, nearly finished ,, stay with me !! LOL :-)

the flower was made using a TH Tattered floral die I cut watercolour card as i find this doesn't tear as easily as ordinary card you can see a tutorial on how I made it on Christina's blog here

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