Tuesday, 28 February 2012

MY DT member spot at The Crafty Pad!

Hi All,

some more great news to share with you today. I didn't want to jinx it so I've waited until now to tell you about my new Design Team spot at  The Crafty Pad. I am joined by Venus, Katrina, Joan, Debbi, and Estelle, and we will working with the blog's existing DT consisting of Dawn, Ali, Diane and Leesa.

My tour of duty begins 1st March and I am excited to get started. I've had a look at the DT member's blogs and they are a talented bunch, so I am looking forward to immensley. Please don't forget to pop by and check us out and take part in the challenges and there are prizes up for grabs too.

Thanks again for taking time to drop by.Your time and comments are much appreciated.

Angela x

Mum's Tote Bag

Hi All

Just blogging my Ditzy-Crafty Bloggers daily challenge entry for the 27th Feb.

Made usings  a tote bag template I bought from  Creations by A.R.a long time ago. It is a digital template that makes a decent sized bag. I used my photo copier to get the size I wanted. The papers are all from Stampin' Up.
Hand cut and adhered with double-sided tape and blue brads,  the tote bag comes together quite easy.

The challenge was for a card, which this isn't but I think it's cute, and I hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Spring! - Crafty Bloggers Network

Hello All,

Here is my DT card for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog.  The theme this time is Springtime.

The Hearts Canopy  was cut into some green gingham card using a MemoryBox die. Some bright pink card was attached to the back of the gingham card and the 'Twiggy' tree trunk  was stamped on the front in brown ink to complete the tree effect.  A ribbon in  pale green organza with white flowers on it was atttached to the bottom of the gingham card and the letter S P R NG were added in bright yellow card, the tree trunk replaced the missing I.  The card was finshed with a green and white bow with a dark green button in the centre. The tree reminds of the first signs of Spring, when the Cherry Blossom tree bursts into bloom.

The 'Twiggy' tree stamp was made using the MemoyBox die of the same name and cutting the shape out of foam. I then glue the cut out foam shape to a clear block and, Voila! I have a stamp of the die-cut.  Cool !

Thanks for stopping by to read my crafty blog. I appreciate your time and your comments.

Angela x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Ditzy-Craftmessers Challenge-Black and Pink!

Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge launched 25th February - Black and Pink!

the new  Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge starting today, 25th February and runs for a forthnight and sponsored by

 by entering the challenge you have the chance to win the voucher for

Here is my DT card for the Black and Pink Challenge.

The card was inspired by the freebie backing papers from issues 96 of Quick Cards Magazine and teamed with some black, pink and white cardstock.
The freebie paper was printed onto parchment to get a translucent effect to allow some of the black from cardstock beneath to come through. A belly band of dark pink organza ribbon was added and a 'With Love' sentiment from the same freebie pack was matted onto black, white and pink cardstock. The black card stock had beeen stamped with a damask pattern using Versamark and clear embossing powder to add texture. The completed topper was mounted onto a 5x5 mirri-card base in silver.The card was finished with some Rayher paper flowers fastened together with a pink heart brad and a 'tail' of the same organza ribbon.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Monday, 20 February 2012

Shabby Chic- Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

Shabby Chic 'Love'

Hi all you lovely crafters,

here is my DT project for the

starting today and runs for the week. I love the shabby chic style I was delighted to get an opportunity to make my first 'shabby'card.

I had just taken delivery of some Wild Rose Studio'Letters from Paris' backing paper I bought from Creatief and they proved to be ideal for this project.The ribbon, lace, bow ans buttons came from my stash

The green script backing paper was distessed with green ink, crumpled and torn, and adhered to a white cardstock base that had been ink distressed also. A strip of lace was added to the left-hand side of the card and embellished with a hand-made lace and ribbon flower with a suede-heart brad at the centre. The torn corner of a lace doilly,  distessed with green ink was creased and pleated and adhered to the card. The birdcage was cut from white cardstock and distressed and added to the card.A piece of white card was used for the word 'love' and the card was finished with a pink bow and buttons

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Materials Used
MemoryBox die: Wired Birdcage
Ranger Distress Inks: Forest Green- Vintage Photo
Backing Paper:
White cardstock
Paper Doilly
From Stash: Buttons, Ribbon, Lace and Stamp

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Girl on a Swing - Cards Galore

Hi or is it good morning!

this is what I did when I couldn't sleep.  An exercise in Monochromatic colouring from Cards Galore , colouring using, in my case, a Copic pen. Sort of a personal dare to see if you can work with just one colour. Resisiting the temptation to keep adding more, it produces a really nice effect and I will give this another go with a different colour. As the Copics work better with either Memento inks or Ranger distress inks (I learned the hard way that Stäz-on marks the nibs  :§  ) I am a little limted in my choice of colours...until, that is, I invest in more Ranger products :), but I will do this again

The image was stamped with Ranger Broken China and the Copic pen was B000.

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

 This was very relaxing and now I'm going back to bed .

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Things with wings - Charisma Cardz

Over at Charisma Cardz  they a running a 'Things with Wing' challenge and I thought I have a go. I am still trying my hand at Tags and smaller papercraft items like ATCs and inchies and this is my effort for today. 'Things with Wings'  - birds, butterflies, time , hearts...a bit of an art-smash going on here AND I got to mess around with inks. 

I used the Tim Holtz Tags and Bookplates die to make the base using light brown cardstock. I adhered the old paper to the base, roughened the edges and then sponged the tag with a mixture of Forest Green, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo inks.  The bird and branch were stamped in Forest Green distress ink and the cage was cut from green cardstock using the MemoryBox Wired Bridcage die.  Some more distressing and a torn heart was tucked behind the paper and stamped with clock face. A gold wing was added from the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flights die. The tag was finished with a mask made using the Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart and inked here and there  in Violett ink, gold braid to decorate the base of the cage and the bottom of the tag has a border made with the MemoryBox Pristine Borders die cut from gold backing paper.

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog, I appreciate your time and your comments.

Angela x

Materials Used

Tim Holtz Dies: Hearts(Primitive), Fanciful Flights, Tag and Bookplates
MemoryBox Dies: Pristine Border,Wired Bird Cage
Ranger Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Forest Green, Vintage Photo
Artoz Ink: Violett
Martha Stewart Punch: Butterflies
Stamps:Cavillini Papers and Co - Birds and Nests and Rayher Vintage stamps.
Brown & Green Cardstock
Gold Backing paper.
Piece of old paper.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Roll on the drums please.....Crafty Bloggers Network DT spot and Challenge.

Hi all,

Whoohoo! delighted to announce that I made it onto the Crafty Bloggers  Network Design Team!

Super chuffed about this and today I am sharing my first DT project with you as part of the new CBN challenge.

The challenge theme is 'Love is in the air'

Todays card was made using a cream cardstock base onto which I adhered some  ' love' background paper. The hearts were cut from the same paper and a piece from an old book, crumpled and distressed with Rangers Ink. I used a Sizzix die and held the hearts together with some gold braid.The Rayher flowers were layered together and finished with a red button and gold thread. To complete the card I added a Pearl Heart embellishment

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I appreciate your time and of course your comments. Don't forget to pop over to check out the other DT projects at  Crafty Bloggers  Network   and  maybe join in with us too.

Materials used:

Folia 12 x12 Backing-paper.
Page from an old book 
Tim Holtz - Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sizzix Die  Hearts, Primitive
Rayher Flowers in Pink and Red
Gold Thread
Pearl Heart Embellishment- Daintree Papers

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Winter and Snowmen - Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge.

Here is my DT post for the new challenge running over at Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge  is being sponsored by Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps.  

Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps provided the DT with some sample images and I chose the image of the child in the snow with the sleigh.  We see a lot of this here in our part of Germany and the kids are all wrapped up and having so much fun, the sheer joy is contagious.  This image reminded me of the fresh, bright sunny days and the squeals of the children as they race down the hill at the back of the house. Great!

My new set of Copic makers came in handy for this project.  The coloured image was matted onto some light paper in gold and then on to a complimentary pink polka-dot paper. The white 15 x 15 cm base completed the card. The sentiment is from a freebie stamp set from a craft magazine.

Materials used:
White cardstock
Pink Polka-dot backing paper
Gold backing paper
Copic markers : B00 B14 B29 E11 RV11 V06 Y13

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. Don't forget to leave a comment; I love hearing from you.

Angela x