Sunday, 30 March 2014

A Bit of Shrink Plastic...

I haven't had much time for crafting lately & things were starting to get on top of me a bit but I wanted to make something for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge & I wanted it to be different but it also had to be quick - well this was the plan!  I spent hours yesterday fiddling about with shrink plastic, first it was the wrong dimensions (though in the end I had to go with this one), then it just didn't look right & finally when I thought I was nearly there the Modge podge was too thick & made all the ink run :o(  So I went back to the first attempt though it wasn't quite right - (the image was printed onto printable shrink plastic),  I coloured it with pencils, stamped on the back & punched a hole for the jump ring (this is done before shrinking). Then I covered it with Modge Podge & added a sprinkling of Glamour Dust.  Our challenge is "Add a Doodle to it" & we are sponsored by the wonderful Scribbles Designs & I used Flower Doodle 6.  I hope you can find time to join us.  Happy Mother's Day to all those who are celebrating today :o)  I'm spending the morning with youngest son & then at the MIL for dinner tonight.

The challenges:
Craft My Life - Anything But a Card
CMC - Sparkle It
My Sheri - Anything But a Card

Friday, 28 March 2014

For all the Mums & Special Ladies...

The Jellypark Friends new challenge is "Mothers Day/Special Lady".  I used this cute "Breakfast in Bed" digi stamp which is only £1.50 & all the money goes to a wonderful charity "The Willow Foundation".  I coloured my card with ProMarkers & paper pieced her dress, finishing off with lace, ribbon, flowers & a brad.  This card is going to my Mother-in-Law Joy who is a special lady.  Unfortunately I lost my Mum almost 30 years ago just before I got married & I still miss her.  I hope all of you that are Mums have a lovely day Sunday.

Crafty Sentiments - Mother's Day
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Art Impressions - Getting Girly
Crafts for Eternity - Special Mums
Inky Chicks - Lace Up Your Cards
Ladybug Crafts Ink - For a Special Lady
Craft Your Passion - Mother's Day/For the Ladies
Cutie Pie - Cute One for Mum 

Now I'm back to work I don't have enough time for crafting & as it's been so busy, when I have had time I've been too tired :o(  I hope you can all fit in a little crafty time this weekend :o) xx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Cute & Cuddly at Sentimental Sundays

Yes this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is cute & cuddly (+ a sentiment).  We are sponsored by MilkCoffee & I used this cute "Charlotte with Flower& Bird" digi which I coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are MME Howdy Doody (I love these) & I finished the card with flowers, pearls, doily & sentiment.  I'm back to work normal hours from today (I was on phased return for the last 2 weeks after breaking my wrist) & went on my bike for the first time, I was a bit apprehensive but it was fine (actually I felt better than I thought it would).  Please check out the other DT members creations for more inspiration & I hope you can join us :o)

The challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Girls, Girls, Girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/option of 2d or 3d flowers
Oddball Art - Use a Digi
Crafts Galore - Use a Stamp or Digi
Bearly Mine - One for the Girls
Gem of a Challenge - Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
Kitty B Designs - Things With Wings
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi

 Have a great week xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A Little Happiness Everyday :o)

Today I'm sharing a children's Filofax that I have altered.  I used various papers which I distressed, the 2 images are from Crafty Individuals Miniatures "People & Places" pad & I added some lace, flowers, doily & stamped twill tape. I'm using this Filofax to write everyday something that made me happy (it's very therapeutic) though I must admit some days are easier than others lol.   

Front & Back:

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says, Monday Challenge - D is for Distress
All Crafts - Not a Card
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Alter Something

I hope you're having a good week so far.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sentimental Sundays Challenge

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Cards for Boy/Man" (or LO, tag, book, box etc + a sentiment).  We are sponsored by QKR Stampede & the DT were lucky enough to be able to choose an image.  I chose this "Painter" image which I love.  I coloured him with ProMarkers, it's the first time I've used them since breaking my wrist :o)  The papers are from Pink Petticoat & I added a stamped sentiment, button & twine.  We all need cards for those awkward men (this card will be perfect for my uncle who is an artist) so I hope you will join us.

The challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - One for the Boys
Nutcrafters - Boys, Boys, Boys...
Crafty Little Fairies - Song or Film Title (The Artist, film)
Creative Corner - Button Up
Alphabet - Button & Bows
Paper Crafting Journey - Make it Manly/Boyish
Ladybug Crafts Ink -  One for the Boys
Divas by Design - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a Song, Film or Book
Flat Friends - Cards for Men

Thanks for looking & enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Bits & Bobs...

Have you seen the fab new Jellypark Website?  There is lots of inspiration including this Button Inspiration Magazine, so if you haven't already why not check it out.  

This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is a sketch (+ a sentiment) & I hope you will be able to join us & there is the chance to win some Rick St Dennis goodies.

I'm having a craft room clear-out (I really need to downsize my stash) & have some goodies for sale on ebay if you're interested.

Last but not least I've been published again woohoo, this time it's in Digital Crafting Essentials (Vol 2).  I was hoping to have the mag so I could scan the pages in but it's not arrived yet :o(

I'm starting to get back to normal this week as I'm back to work (part-time), hope you're all having a lovely week.