Thursday, 29 December 2011

JFF - Anything Goes

This is the last of this years challenges over at JFF I am always amazed at the ideas the DT ladies come up with every week, they manage to keep the site fresh and interesting. Go check it out (*they don't do cute). This being the last of a 5 week month it is "Anything Goes" (but no cute). I made this door/draw knob hanging for my friend as a Christmas gift so I am entering this into the challenge. It is a solid wooden heart which I painted duck egg blue (to match her dressing room) dabbed with silver then stamped with a CI swirl and a text. I sealed it with sparkle modge podge. Made the silver butterfly and wrapped around the trim. Thanks for looking and Happy New Year to you. Hugs Sandra XX

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

JFF Autumn Challenge

Phew! well that's Christmas done and dusted for another year,hope you all survived, fun as it is I can't say I am sorry. Bring on the Spring. After all the gatherings It was so nice to have time to go into my craft space and get messy. Over at JFF the month of December has had a seasons challenge and this the last week it is Autumn. I used a scrapling for this 2,1/2 by 5,1/2. I dabbed the card with a sponge and autumn shade inks. Over stamped with leaves, text and a twig looking background stamp. Inked the corrugated and then stamped my main focus birds. To me Autumn is not just the fantastic colours but looking out for the gathering of the birds to fly south. I think this little stamp is perfect for this. I shall keep this for use as a card topper. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs All. Sandra XX

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thoughts of Spring

Phew what a day done all my Christmas shopping in a one-er, I now need to lay down with a cold cloth on my head or open the pinot grigio LOL. I am sure you know that feeling :).
Over at JFF the challenge for the month is "Seasons" and this week it is "Spring". I think after the excesses of Christmas and those long winter nights we all look forward to the first signs of spring. Although my daffs have already poked their little green shoots up due to the mild weather. Well I did an ATC size collage (I read about using this style for ATCs somewhere recently, doh can't remember where) using colours that evoke spring. I have used hessian for the main backing and then dry brushed corrugated card with green, lilac and orange (The photo does not show the colour to well). I stitched the flower stems to the card and added the paper punched flowers with a little butterfly. the paper was stamped with a flower using the same colour scheme. A couple of embellishments and done. Happy weekend everyone and try and get through that Xmas shopping. Hugs Sandra XX
PS I went for the pinot :).

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Craft Room Challenge "Made Flowers"

I made this for the craft room challenge the challenge being "make your own flowers" I chose grunge flowers (I love making these) and went for a frosty look. The frame is painted with sky blue and dabbed with pearl and a darker blue through sequin waste before being stamped on. Grunge flowers inked blue stamped on and finished with stickles. Finished off with a TH die cut swirl in silver card. Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments. Hugs All Sandra XX

JFF "Winter" Challenge

Over at JFF (check out the DT entires) team a new month of challenges has begun, and to kick off the theme is "Winter" I chose a winter scene on a tag. It has been painted with morning mist acrylic and masked to create the bright frosty moon. The stamps are kanban and the bottom of the tag is glue with cosmic shimmer icicles mixed in which give the pink sparkle tinge. I enjoyed making this scene it has put me in the mood for Christmas.Thanks for dropping by and all the lovely comments made. Hugs All.Sandra XX