Sunday, 21 August 2016

Z is for...

Well this is probably the latest I've ever submitted a dictionary challenge entry, but still just about in time!! I didn't really have the energy for crafting this evening but once I got going I found it hard to stop!
The challenge set by the craft barn was Z, including a pearl. In keeping with my natural theme I chose Z for zinnia.

I wasn't totally sure what they looked like, so having run a quick Google search I rummaged for some paper artsy stamps that I thought looked suitably similar and then coloured them with my brightest promarkers! (If you do happen to search for zinnias ever, make sure to wear your sunglasses, the results are blindingly bright!!!)

Anyway, enough chat, here's my page



As mentioned it was necessary to include a pearl so I used liquid pearls in bisque and garnet for the centre of the flowers. I also added a fair amount of doodling to finish off.
Thanks for stopping by.
 Lou x
I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges (as well as the craft barn)
Simon Wednesday - make for the border
Penny black and more- anything goes
Stamping sensations- anything goes
Allsorts- fabulous florals


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Containing myself!



This week I've combined the altenew inspiration challenge (see pic below) and the Simon Says Stamp challenge 'Try to contain yourself' challenge to share this little make with you. I purchased a set of mini mdf drawers from 'the mdf man' at a show a while back and have only just got around to having a play with them.

I painted them in Annie Sloan Chalk paints (old white and paloma) and then stamped the layered altenew rose stamp set on three of the drawers using versa colour ink pads. Quite a straight forward make but perfect for holding all the bits and bobs on my dressing table!


As well as the previously mentioned challenges, I'd also like to enter this in to the following;

Inspiration for the Altenew challenge 
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Out of this cosmos!

I've had another little play with the lovely uniko cosmos stamps. I backed them with vellum and added a papermania sentiment for an anniversary card. They're coloured with inktense pencils.
I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges;
Uniko - flowers
Allsorts spots and stripes (I used spotty vellum)
Stamping sensations -anything goes
Penny black-anything goes

Saturday, 6 August 2016

C is for...


Well this is a very speedy make this week as I am currently working seven day weeks and we also have guests staying- not so many crafty opportunities! 
Anyway, as it turns out I was quite pleased with this easy make. I used a bit of parchment I've had for yonks and never quite found the right use for it. 

So here we have c for... caterpillar!

I cut circles with a Woodware punch and used my craft knife to cut a window over the definition for caterpillar. For whatever reason I decided this particular caterpillar needed weekly boys so they were drawn in with a gelly roll pen. Et voilĂ !

Linking in at the craft barn and simons work it Wednesday challenge.