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Monday, 14 April 2014

FCCB Challenge #206 Use the sketch !!

Happy Monday !!

This weeks FCCB challenge is another fantastic sketch for Card Positioning Systems 

Challenge #206
Use a sketch


I used the gorgeous Moustache kit from Hunkydory for my Dads Birthday card


I used the Artiste cartridge and cut the fabulous film strip to use across the top instead of the circles, this must be one of my favourite cuts ever !!



The letters for DAD are also from Artiste

Please come and join us over at FCCB and join in the fun, we will be round to see your inspiration projects during the coming week 


Monday, 31 March 2014

FCCB Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday !!

Welcome to my FCCB post
This week our challenge is 
Challenge # 204 Sketch Challenge


I have used my fabby new cartridge Create a Critter 2 for my sisters birthday card using the challenge sketch below




It was so easy to put together with some gorgeous papers given to me by a friend a while ago


Unfortunately I bought some new card blanks the other day not realising they were only 240 gsm so I used some extra papers to decorate the inside and made a gift card holder to steardy it up a bit - worked a treat lol

Please pop over to FCCB and see all the amazing DT creations then join in and post your own project
We love wizzing around Cyber space visiting your fantastic blogs

As always please remember to use and name at least one Cricut cut.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

JoNeita's Box ~ AKA Altered Art Attempt !! - Playing along with Sunday Scrapper...

Good Evening !!

I finally have the pictures of the altered art pizza box I sent my FCCB Valentines card kit to JoNeita in to share !!
I absolutely love getting messy with Inks and Masks and with a lot of practice I think I am finally getting there lol !! It's nearly a year ago since I made my altered art mirror with the girls from Anything Goes over at Lynn's shop The Craft Den in Sheffield at the work shop taught by Hel's Sheridan

I am joining in with Hel's Sunday Scrappers Challenge, Week 301 "Brown Girl in the Ring" in honour of that fab day !! - The theme is to use Browns ... 

(Last year Texture paste/stencils -  ???? WoW !! That's amazing - This year makin' my own lol !!)



I started by covering the outside of the box with cream acrylic paint and let it dry naturally, it doesn't take long with just a thin coating


Then I stamped some fab Prima stamps randomly over both the front and the insides, I used a mustard Distress Ink pen for some tiny bits of mustardy colour and then 3 shades of Distress Ink to "oldy" the inside of the box a bit 


I made the top darker than the bottom,  the bottom will be hidden with brow tissue paper later


I used home made texture paste (acrylic paint, PVA glue and talc powder for the stencilling (smells fab too), white embossing powder for the text and some bubble wrap and Hessian as stencils inked with more distress inks


The letters are thick card x2 layers cut on my Cricut with the Artiste cartridge and coloured with distress markers
The embellishments are lace, raffia and Hessian with a fabby spellbinder die flower
There is also an air dryed clay frame which now has a butterfly nestling in it 
I sealed it all with Crafter's Companion gold varnish spray, I do hope JoNeita liked it as much as I enjoyed making it !!!

Monday, 17 March 2014

FCCB Challenge #202 Pinch Me!!


Happy Monday !!

Welcome to my FCCB post !!
This week our challenge is 
Challenge # 202 Pinch Me
Make a project using the colour Green

I have an added twist on my card this week, our sponsor for the challenge Mark's Finest very kindly donated lots of stamp sets to the DT and we get to play to our hearts content forever and ever with them in exchange for using them on our designated weeks
...however...
I love them so much they will be popping up everywhere !!


There is a stamp set to give away to one lucky follower who enters our challenge this week !!


My Cricut cut is the fantastic tag and oval from the Artiste cartridge
I also used lots of hand made Cricut stencils ( super cheap - cut out multiple shapes with George and Basic Shapes using the fill to page feature and ink through them - I used tiny circles, circles and diamonds on my tag)


I started by blending inks over the tag and then used home made embossing paste and a brick stencil on the bottom two thirds.
Once it was dry I inked again adding stencils and stamps for a grungy greeny brown look. To brighten it slightly I used some bronze mica spray and the lovely Docraft butterfly stamps which I embossed with white embossing powder

My stamps belong to the PRIMITIVE set which has lots of sentiments, sheep and cows on it in addition to the stamps I used 


I used black Stazon ink and coloured with distress markers drawing on the background and grunging it up, I used a layer of clear embossing powder over the whole oval before attaching it with Pinflair glue


 My daughter is laughing her head off because the pictures make the pigs look stripy ( They so are not !! - much !! )

Please pop over to FCCB and see all the amazing DT creations then join in and post your own project
We love wizzing around Cyber space visiting your fantastic blogs !!

As always please remember to use and name at least one Cricut cut.