Friday, 27 May 2011

JFF Tea Card Challenge

Over at JFF this week the challenge is tea cards now these came from packets of tea in bygone days, which I do remember (blush). They had all sorts of different themes such as wildlife or cars and so forth all were highly collectble. I do have vague memories of collecting them. What a fantastic idea (this was Neet's idea) very different. I Had various ideas but was restrained to using what I have available. Sometimes the challenge is using what you have in your stash rather the buying something special. Any I used these lovely owls. I inked the background with memento summer blue skies and back stamped trees in London fog. I wanted the midnight foggy look so I added some bamboo at the bottom and tangerine at the top. Then a swoosh of glitter glaze. and eventually the owls. I used water colour pencils to add a bit to the owls. The whole thing is mounted on white card then orange cordinations which has been run through an embossing folder and sanded. Finished it off with string for that rustic look. Enjoy the BH whatever the weather. I dare not complain about the rain LOL. XOXO. Oh I have visited the other blogs and tried to leave comments but blogger is planning silly Bs again I am unable to leave any comments. Welcome to Florence so glad to see you as a guest. Great tea cards from the other participants. XOXO.
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Sunday, 22 May 2011

JFF POstcards

Hi All
The challenge at JFF this week was postcard size 4x6 it is the first time I have done this size. I decided on a theme of "something I found in my grandma's draw" that's how i got to this postcard. I chose an old forces vintage picture I have from Crafty Individuals (I love these) then I chose a paper which already had text print on and DI with bundled sage, Marigold and worn lipstick this combo gives a fab oldie worldie look. I then stamped with a TH postcard stamp and added lace which I have rubbed in DI along with the ribbon roses ( please forgive the shadow on the photo I m not a good photographer) I then added crackle accents and metallic rubs for that just found in draw look. Thanks for stopping by. XOXO
PS I will be swapping again, it is just lovely to receive other folks work so come lets have some more folks swapping! it is painless. LOL.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Scraplings & other things

I have crammed an awful lot into this weekend thankfully things I like doing. On Saturday I went to a workshop run by Carol  from crafty pieces hosted by Papermaze we made a fantastic Tim Holtz configurations box. It really was a fab day although poor Carol had a lot to contend with as I got in a muddle with my 16th and 8ths boy I can be dense sometimes, think I had a dodgy ruler LOL but it turned out well.

Today I managed to fit in gardening, cooking and crafting. Over at JFF  it is a continuation of Size Matters and this week its Scraplings ( a new one to me) it is the off cut of making a card which is typically 5.1/2 by 5.1/2 this leaves 2.1/2 by 5.1/2 a Scrapling. I inked the card in bundled sage, marigold and worn lipstick (my favorite combo) then stamped a crafty individuals flowery swirls in bamboo and some text in white acrylic paint. I then embossed a swirl I had die cut in green and added a small TH rosette with a button in the middle, garden string and a button watering can. Gardening this morning inspired my scrapling today. Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by. XOXO.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Inchies & JFF

Its been a funny week for me lots of rushing around and hospital visits, as last Sunday the Diamond had lots of pain which turned out to be 'Kidney Stones'. So having spent Sunday at A&E with him he was admitted and eventually came home Thursday. Not quite the end of the story as he will have to go and have them zapped. Anyway we had a nice quiet weekend with lovely sunny weather, no rain to speak of as was promised by the BBC. Over at JFF it is a new month and a new theme 'Size Matters' to set us off Neet chose 'Inchies', now whilst I have seen inchies it is very new to me I did rack my brains to no avail (probably still tired LOL) I did find some inchie stamps I had bought once upon a time so started by using these. Well it turned out to be a very bright and gaudy tag LOL. Not quite sure how this happened but it did. I Used my big and juicy inks with a brayer to cover the tag then stippled through sequin waste and stamped swirls in purple then a swosh of glitter glaze (you can see where it strated to get gaudy (is that how you spell it?). The inchie stamped have been highlighted with white gel pen to lift them. To attach the inchie stamps I machined sewed and machine sewed added ruffled ribbon and hearts, flowers then a bit of bling (of course). So here it is my very in the face inchie tag. Hope it brings a smile to you if nothing else. Thanks for dropping by. XOXO