Saturday, 28 January 2012

Gingersnaps - Shades of Green

The  Gingersnap Creations colour challenge is green. I made this vintage style card using an old book page, Cosmo cricket paper which I have punched to look like a note book edge, the image is perfect as the little girls are in green, I backed this onto green card and lifted the whole thing by adding the red edge,the green vintage style bobble braid and the heart button.
I have been following the Gingers for a while and this is my very first Gingersnap challenge so feeling a little apprehensive about it. It is my new years resolution to be brave and take part in more challenges
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Hugs Sandra XXX

JFF Medieval

This is the last week of past times challenges at JFF and we have one far back in time to Medieval (I thought it was going to be Victorian but how wrong was I - Von, Zoe and Neet really know how to keep us on our toes LOL). To me Medieval is Knights in shinning armour and rich reds, golds and purple, but then I was bought up on a diet of Hollywood and Errol Flynn films so not surprising that's where my head went. I used a tag and found the image on The Graphics Fairy and did some brush work on it, I also had just purchased some CI stamps which had the 3 lions and the saying amongst it (perfect). I used red card and stamped a crackle background  in purple with some gold swirls. Richard the Lion Heart I think.Thanks for looking & Hugs All XXXXXX

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Art Nouveau Challenge

This little ATC is my Art Nouveau offering to the weekly challenge at JFF I have used DI tea stain and stamped in a dark red with a CI background stamp which is Art Nouveau-ish and oversamped with a rather lovely owl (forgotten who this stamp is from) the patterns and lines are very AN. Their are some lovely offerings from the DT ladies and the other participants do pop over and take a look. Thank you all for your kind comments it is always a morale booster to read them. Hugs All Sandra XXX

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Art Deco - In the style of

The JFF ladies this week have given a great theme of Art deco which I love and wow those DT ladies did some fabulous work this week. Chrissie from Jumbled Crafts is this months guest designer and her mirror is simply gorgeous do take a look. I did find it quite tricky. After a lot of fiddle faddle in my craft room with several attempts hitting the bin, I finally painted a beer mat black and cut out the paper which I felt was in the style of Art Deco I stamped a single rose onto and added a corner shape again I felt it was in style of art Deco I then sealed it with a gloss modge podge. I don't feel very happy about my piece this week all I will say is that it hopefully resembles the style of Art Deco. Thanks for looking. Hugs Sandra XXX

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Hot Pants and Platform Boots

Over at JFF the new year kicks off with looking back in time to the 60's / 70,s. Oh the 70,s in my teens and very fashionable in my purple hot pants and very high platform boots (of course I had the figure to match, I wouldn't risk my derriere in hot pants theses days LOL and as for those high platforms well!)
 I painted a beer mat with sparkle turquoise paint and then stamped purple rings and pink and lime green dots (the colours didn't photograph as well). The image( from lost coast ) I thought it represents the 60/70,s women's quest for more freedom in our everyday lives which was big in those times. As a teen this saying was my favourite, I thought it was very naughty hence using it. Nice one JFF DT, thanks for the memories.   XXX Hugs All Thanks for looking.