Friday, 27 April 2012

Ribbons and Bows : Stamp-n-Doodle challenge April 26th

Good morning and welcome to my crafty blog!

todays post is my DT project for the new challenge that started  the 26th April over at  Stamp-n-Doodle .  Ribbons and bows is the theme and there are some fine examples from the DT  using  Stamp-n-Doodle  digital images embellished with, of course, Ribbons and Bows.

Stamp-n-Doodle    are offering a digi image of the winner's choice plus a badge for the 1st place winner. The winners of the Top 3 spots get a Stamp-n-Doodle badge to display on their blog.

I chose the digi image of a young girl with her Cell/ Mobile Phone/ Handy (depending on where you live, pick one) waiting for a call.

I've printed the digi image with a  lilac frame from Word and I've used my Tombow waterbased markers to colour the digi image.The image was matted on Purple, Pink  and Lilac cardstock and some faux lines pencilled in with a purple maker.  I added some lace and pink gingham ribbon 'with a bow' to anchor the image to the based of the card and addedthe stamped sentimemt " Call Me!" from Stamps of Life . I used a gold metallic pen to highlight the necklace and bracelet to abring a bit of subtle bling to the finished card.

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


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Hi an welcome back to my craft blog.

today I am posting a sample of what I think is my best work for the Design Team Call Out at the  Funky Hand .
The items are in no particular order but the represent a variety of DT projects as well as personal cards and ATCs created over the last year or so. 

 Digi Image and  Watercolour markers

Distress Inks, paper and embossing powders.

Iris folding Cowboy Boot.

 Birthday Guitar with handcut topper

Decoupaged Captain America birthday card.

  Less is more with this Blue Wedding card

Paper pieced Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

ATC - Lonely bird

 Embossed and distessed ATC for vintage effect.

Wedding Invitation

As you can see there are a lot of different styles and techniques here and I hadn't realised how many cards and ATCs I had made. So these are some of my favourite pieces and I am happy to share them here with some cases....again!

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I always appreciate your visits and your comments are most welcome.

Angela xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Love Paints - Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog,
today I am posting my DT card for the  The Crafty Bloggers Network new challenge starting today.  The challenge theme is 'Love Paints' and you are encouraged to get out the paints, acrylic, watercolours, water-based pens etc  and just create!  Take a trip over to the challenge blog to check out the other FAB DTprojects and join in with us.

I've used a 14.5 x 10 cm piece of watercolour paper and 'washed' in  broad lines of deep pink and light brown waterbased inks. I allowed each 'wash' to dry completely before adding more layers of colour. I like the effect you get with the tone-on-tone  adding of more layers. For added texture a strip of navy paper, with a gold embossed design was adhered at the bottom.  The quotation and branch stamps from Tim Holtz, stamped in black complete the card.

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


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Emboss and Distress - Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge and DT Call 21 April

Hello and welcome back to my crafty blog.

My post today is my DT card for the Ditzy-Craftymessers Challenge Blog new challenge . Embossed and Distress.
Our sponsors for this new challenge are

 Crimson Cloud are sponsoring us on this one, they have done a guest design spot the prize is 3 die cuts for the winner, their choice, heres what Mel says - is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting.  
Linda, based in South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of stamps, die cuts, digital stamps, svg cutting files and card kits which reflect their styles of card making.
Melanie is based in Brighton, Sussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and added to the range.
For ideas and inspiration, check out the gallery on the Crimson Cloud website, or follow their blog on with new posts and samples being added at least once a week."

Take a peek at the DT projects the other Ditzys have made and be inspired to join in with us. 

Here is my contribution for the current challenge.

Thank you so MUCH!

A piece of white card stock was embossed using a Sizzix embossing-folder that had first been rubbed over with a gold shimmer ink pad. Making sure the first layer of ink is dry,  rub over the embossed image with blue and green distress inks, higlighting the raised part of the embossing. Roughen up the edges with a paper-distressing tool and here and there a rubbing with some fine sandpaper. To finish the card, a dusting  of gold embossing powder and set with a heat-gun. The card is completed with a teal polka-dot ribbon and a sentiment printed from my PC, die cut using a Nestabilities Label die.

We are also looking for new DT members, so don't forget to check this out too!

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


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bounty of Buttons - The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog

Hello and welcome back to my crafty blog.

Today I'm posting my DT card for the new challenge starting today 15th April over at the   The Crafty Pad   and the theme is Bounty of Buttons.  The images for the challenge have been provided by our wonderful sponsor  Robyns Fetish and I've chosen the digi stamp Cute Bear for my DT card.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5
digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice.

Pop over to the  The Crafty Pad   and check out the other DT creations. Some really great examples to inspire you for the Bounty of Buttons Challenge.

The digital image was printed onto white cardstock and coloured with Tombow waterbased markers. 

The bow was made with a strip of yellow cardstock , punched with a border punch and folded 'concertina wise' and then made into a circle. A piece of white tulle was added to the back of the yellow circle and a heart with a stamped sentiment from Verve Stamps was adhered to the front. The buttons as flower centre complete the card.

The digi image is from Robyn's Fetish, green backing paper Stampin' Up, the remaining papers and embellishments came from my stash.

 I would also like to enter this into the following challenges

2 Sisters - Flowers

Crazy 4 Challanges - Buttons C4C132

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


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Little Song bird

Here is a quick posting of an ATC I made for the April 10th Daily Challenge over at the Ditzy-Craftymessers 
Facebook page

I've called it Little Song Bird because that's what wakes us up eveyday.

I've used some water-colour paper cut to 3.5 x 2.5 and spritzed some green and brown ink onto it after I masked a bird outline. I used the outline image as a stencil to colour the bird with darker brown ink and a touch of gold on the underside to catch the light.  I layered in some more green and brown to push the lighter shades forward.

Like I said just a quick little post for my Little Song Bird.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. Your time and comments are appreciated.


Monday, 9 April 2012

Pop-Up Card - Crafty Bloggers Network - 9th April 2012

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

 I have a couple of posts today and one is my DT card for the new challenge starting today at  Crafty Bloggers Network . The theme for this new challenge is Pop-Up!

I decided to go with a card suitable for an older child, using primary colours and bright lettering.

It's your birthday!

 I chose to use a simple fold to help the lettering stand proud of the back of the card.

The inside is decorated with a scalloped band from the same paper that covers the front of the card.

Take a peek at what the other DT members have created. Some really stunning stuff!

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


Red and Blue cardstock, Red net ribbon and gem from my stash
Lettering from Cricut Cart  - George and Basics.
'It's your Birthday '  stamp from Hero Arts - Birthday Sentiment clear stamps.