Saturday, December 29, 2012

Show Some Sparkle/Bling

Not long now until we are in to the New Year...over at Craftymess Challenge Blog we  have just the theme to celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. I expect there will be lots of fireworks going off, loads of folks in fancy dress with all their bling and hopefully a lot of you entering our challenge,which can be found here
As you can see I have made a Tag for this challenge,lots of sparkle there. Hope to see a few of you joining in with our challenge....a great prize is up for grabs too.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Vintage Christmas at Craftymess Challenge Blog

Our new challenge has been set over at
The theme this time around is "Vintage Christmas" which was chosen by my teamie Rebecca. I just love traditional christmas images, so I set to and made this Tag as my make for the design team.
The challenge is set to run until 28th December, giving everyone (hopefully) a bit more time to enter the challenge, ideally I would love to see a few more than we did for our last challenge....many more low entries like that and I may have to consider if I want to keep the blog fingers crossed for a bumper crop of entries.
There will be 2 Winners  as we are running this challenge for 4 weeks, there will also be a Top 6

The prizes for the winners are a £10 voucher to spend at the emblies store here....

and the other prize is from myself (Sandie)...a rather nice set of Embossed Cards,matching Toppers and Matching Stamps
So please pop along and have a lookie and maybe enter our challenge, you may enter up to 6 never know,you could be one of our winners!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My DT. Piece

Well,it's that time again...the new challenge has been set over at The theme this month, chosen by teamie Angela was originally "Toybox" but has been tweaked to include"Toy or  Box as well as Toybox"
For my DT piece I used an old stamp block, I do enjoy altering these, I painted the block before adding toy theme newspaper adverts from a 12" x 12" sheet of scrapbook paper.Then I added several single girlie toy adverts, that I had mounted on some card. The leather strip was from my stash as was the flower.The pram,which is just fabulous is from Crafty-Emblies ( I chose to leave it in its original colour) Finally I added the triangle top and the feet for the block.
Why not pop over and have a look at the challenge, there is a fabby prize of £10 to spend at Crafty-Emblies and with their reasonable prices you can get an awful lot of emblies for that. The challenge runs for a whole month and you can enter it more than once.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Twinchie for the Challenge

Just a quickie post this morning...I've not had internet for the last 3 evenings, so it sort of messed up me being able to post. I have connection this morning, so I'm quickly popping this Twinchie on. This one is for the Traditional Christmas Colours over at  This is such a sweet stamp, think I paid 50p for it many moons ago. I stamped it on to the white background and then coloured it using a damp brush and distress ink pads. The edge of the twinchie I heat embossed some silver sparkle embossing powder, just to give it a little bit of a christmas feel.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Girl Twinchie

2 posts in one day,whatever next,lol.
Here's a Twinchie I made this afternoon for the challenge over at  in fact I have made 2 twinchies, so will post the other one tomorrow. The theme is a good one, we have to use traditional christmas colours, not that simple on a 2" x 2" square,lol. My colours are Red, White, Green and Gold. I coloured the image with a damp paint brush and distress ink pads...the berries have a small bit of stickles on them, unfortunately it's not showing up very well in the photo.

     ( waving to my friend Jenny in Ireland....x )

A Pink & Gold Embossed Atc.

It's been a while since I've blogged, don't ask me where the time has gone,because I don't know,lol.
Here is an atc I made this morning as my entry for the challenge over at
The theme is "Embossing" so I thought I would take up the challenge. First I used distress ink to colour the card pink, then stamped the background. I then heated embossed the edges of the atc. For the main part of the atc I used one of the Tando arches,inking up the centre piece before stamping the fabby image by Lynne Perrella. For the frame of the arch I used a darker shade of ink to colour it, heat embossed 3 times, then while it was still warm I sprinkled some gold embossing powder on the frame ,tapped off the surplus and heated it up.
I'm also going to pop this atc in to the craft group I am in on facebook, we have a daily challenge over there and todays theme is to make anything and be pink....ok,so mine is pink and gold,lol.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Just a couple of Bits.

A flying visit,just to post a couple of things I made last week for the Daily Challenge in the Craftymess Group I am in.
The little book was for the theme "Alter or make a Book" and the Tag was for the theme,"Use some Lace's"
The book is made up from 3" x 3" board and covered in the fabulous Graphic45 papers. On some of the pages I have made pockets to hold the tags.
Again for the 2nd piece I used some of the Graphic45 papers,they are so delicious,but if I continue to stroke them I shall end up removing all the I've started to use them, lol. For this tag I used 2 types of lace and one of my fabby stick pins I made myself.