Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Bling me backwards, it's sparkly! :P


The image is by Tellen's Place, and the sentiment is by Crafty Chaos Designs. And, for a few days, Tellen's Place are having a BOGOF sale, see their blog for details :)
I made this one for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Challenge 122, I flipped the sketch on its side
Creative Inspirations - pink and black
Tellen's Place - bling. I'm not sure if you can even see it, but as well as the corner swirl and the brads and the glitter paper and the black gems along the scallopped edge, I gave her a great huge blingy gem dangling between her breasts :P
A Spoon Full of Sugar - spots and stripes
Fab n Funky - black and white plus one other colour
The Creative Cottage - bling it on
Crafts and Me - something for a teenager
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - teenagers
Thanks for looking, have a sparkly day and break some rules ;P

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A couple of pieces



The first one is a card I made using an image by Stamp It Crazy and paers by Crafty Chaos Designs.
These are the challenges for this one:
Create 4 Fun - sketch
Stamp It Crazy - anything goes
Design Dollies Color Challenge - lavender, tan and navy
Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
Crazy Challenges - no ribbons or buttons. And I actually managed to follow the challenge this time, instead of adding ribbon to it like the last one :P
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvellous As well as the three floral embellishments, I've used a floral backing paper and two floral brads
DezinaWorld - Lavender and any other colour
Fashionista Friday - flowers (paper, embellishments and brads)



And this second piece uses paper from Crafty Chaos Designs and images and text from a FREE set by Totally Stampakicious!
Here are the challenges for this one:
Totally Stampalicious - use the free digi set to create a Halloween project. Did you say "Free"? And "Halloween"? Count me in! :D
Artful Inkables - ATC
Quirky Crafts - Teal, lace, stitching, and at least two buttons
Fun with ATCs - witches or wizards
Creative Friday - inchies
I Did It Creations - ATC
Creative Belli Challenge - embellishments beginning with B and old forgotten stash. My B embellishments are the buttons, and they're also my old stash, I got them last April and I've NEVER used them, despite them being beautifully emossed!

Also, I'm having a giveaway, click HERE to see the post and leave a comment there to be in with a chance to win. You don't need to become a follower, or answer questions, or make anything, or even check back because I'll get in touch with the winner :D

Monday, 27 September 2010

Key to My Heart



I'm on a roll today; this is my third post of the day! I went vintage this time, using a couple of the papers from my Dusty Journals set. These are the challenges that I had in mind while creating:
Moving Along with the Times - have a fun recipe challenge this week where you have to choose three out of a possible 8 ingredients. My three ingredients are a vintage image, a key, and two patterned papers.
For Fun Challenges - vintage
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - followed sketch #68
Skrappekammeret - two different patterned papers + text
Paperplay Challenges - Coffee and Cream
Crazy Challenges - no ribbons or buttons D'oh, I completely forgot about the ribbon the the glass heart, so sorry!
Lexi's Creations - use a photo

Also, I'm having a giveaway, click HERE to see the post and leave a comment there to be in with a chance to win. You don't need to become a follower, or answer questions, or make anything, or even check back because I'll get in touch with the winner :D
GIVE-AWAY POST

Trick or treat with sparkles!


Here's what I made today, the images are by Tiddly Inks and the papers are by Crafty Chaos Designs
And here are the challenges that I made it for:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - sketch
The Burtonesque Dolls - Trick or treating in Burton's neighbourhood. I imagine Helen like this, waiting for the knocks on the door.
Lil Red Wagon - glitter
Creative Inspirations - 2 or more stamped images. Mine are Cast A Spell and Gothic Window, both by Tiddly Inks
Corrosive Challenges - masking
Paper Sundaes - things with wings
Stamping Vacation Occasion Oasis - Halloween

Also, I'm having a giveaway, click HERE to see the post and leave a comment there to be in with a chance to win. You don't need to become a follower, or answer questions, or make anything, or even check back because I'll get in touch with the winner :D
GIVE-AWAY POST

Magical Mayhem


Magical Mayhem is the theme for this week's Macabre Monday Challenge at Haunted Design House, and here's the piece I made. The witch is from the Trick or Treat set at DezinaWorld and the paper is from the Velvet Descent set at Crafty Chaos Design Angwusi is my witch's name, I only have unconfirmed details, but I think it stems from the Hopi language, and it has its basis in the word for crows or ravens, and the word for fore-telling or foreboding or clairvoyance, and the word for persuasion or to have influence over. Which all seemed very fitting to me :)
Here are the challenges I made it for:
Darkness Inspiration - witch
Irish Teddy's Challenge - lace
One Stitch At a Time - anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life - pearls and lace
Fussy and Fancy - followed the sketch
4x4 Friday - witches

Also, I'm having a giveaway, click HERE to see the post and leave a comment there to be in with a chance to win. You don't need to become a follower, or answer questions, or make anything, or even check back because I'll get in touch with the winner :D
GIVE-AWAY POST

Sunday, 26 September 2010

It's nearly October!


So I'm having fun creating Halloween stuff at the minute :D
This piece uses Lili the cat by Simply Betty stamps, the paper is from my Zombe Catwalk set and the bat and the poem/sentiment are both by me.
These are the challenges I'm entering with this piece
Paper Cutz challenge - critters
Flutterby Wednesday - anything winged. The usual rule about needing a fairy angel or butterfly has been lifted for this week and any winged thing will do, so I'm entering my little bat buddy card, and, lol, I kept thinking about him being exvited to be allowed to enter a challenge where he wouldn't normally be accepted ;)
Papertake weekly - Animal Magic
Ooh La La Creations - focus on the sentiment
Shirley's 2 Girls - critter + spooky
Theme Thursday - two things. Two critters and two colours on mine
Etsy Inspired Challenge - Be inspired by something from Indigo Twin Lots of wonderful paperclay folk art pieces here, including several cats and a bat, so those are what I chose to go with
Simply Betty Challenges - Halloween in a non-traditional colour combo, so I went for teal and red.
Bee Crafty - Furry or fluffy friends
Stamping Vacation Animal Applause - feature an animal you wouldn't want running through your house. I'm not talking about the cat; we have several of those running around our house. Or, more usually, lying around the house :P But the bat? No thanks, lol, I will never forget that clip of David Attenborough explaining to camera that the fear people have of bats flying into their heads is completely unfounded, as their aerobatic skills and amazing sonar abilities means they would simply never do it, and half way through a bat flies into his head :P

Also, I'm having a giveaway, click HERE to see the post and leave a comment there to be in with a chance to win. You don't need to become a follower, or answer questions, or make anything, or even check back because I'll get in touch with the winner :D
GIVE-AWAY POST

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Practical Magic blog hop (film for me, but you can use the book)



Some lovely ladies got togther and decided to host a blog party to celebrate the film and/or book Practical Magic, and they created a blog specifically for the party and invited us all to join in. The blog and all the details can be found HERE, along with the list of all participants. Now I have to admit, I hadn't even realised there was a book, but after reading the initial blog post, I thought I'd check out our area's online library catalogue and see if they had it in large print anywhere (I can no longer read normal size print) And, joy of joys, they did have a large print copy, and it was actually on the shelves in one of the local libraries! I can ask for the books to be sent from wherever they are to my local place for me to pick up, but that can sometimes take a while, so, knowing it was available, I scurried off to the library. But, after searching the shelves myself, I asked one of the librarians for help. She confirmed that according to the system, it should be on the shelves, but also noted that it hadn't been checked out or moved since early 2008. So we both checked everywhere possible, and she also did some rummaging around in their storage spaces, but sadly there was no sign of the book. But, all is not lost, I watched the fim instead, which I have of course seen before but not for a while.
So anyway, enough of my rambling, this is the piece I made inspired by the film. And yes, since the official blog party is on the 25th of September, this post might seem early. Unless you're in Kiribati, in which case it's right on time, as they've just started the 25th as I'm typing :P
And of course, I had to use a few challenges as well, lol, challenges are becoming such a large art of the creative process for me. So, here are some challenges that I'm entering as well. A few of these have Autumn as a theme, so for thoose ones, I'm entering because my project uses autumn colours and falling leaves, plus the film on which it's based is set in October)
Create 4 Fun Challenge 38 - sketch
Theme Thursday - Two things (my women, and two different starry papers, and two hearts)
Meljens Designs - autumn colours
Daisy Doodles - just one embellishment
Paper Playtime - Autumn
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Crafty Creations - Falling leaves (all over their dresses)
Irish Teddy - Autumn
Paper Sundaes - Autumn/Fall or Halloween colours
Thanks for looking!

GIVEAWAY!
After the party, (on October 2nd) I'll put all the names of the commenters in a cauldron and see which one bubbles to the top first, and that person will get to choose three free items from my shop. To check out the goods, click the magic badge at the top of my sidebar and it will whisk you straight there. Or click HERE

Thursday, 23 September 2010

A world without dragons



This is what I've been doing today, for the following challenges. The image is Lilith by Tickled Pink Stamps, and the papers are made by me.
Lil Lolita Boutique - stitches
Simon Says Stamp - Jay Jay's sketch
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Stitching
Stamp Something - something digi
All That Scraps - pumpkin, burgundy, olive
Fab n Funky - quote me happy. The sentiment at the side and the text behind the image are both quotes by R.A. Salvatore

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Oh dear kitty, what have I done? :P :P :P



Lolol, I can't decide whether I love this or whether it looks like a big pile of patterned neon overdose! :P But either way, it makes me smile, so it's all good :D
There were a couple of rainbow-themed challenges around last week, and I tried to do something for them, but my mojo was having none of it. And today I came up with this.
The image is Betty 1 by Simply Betty Stamps, and everything else I did in PSP.
Here are the challenges that I'm entering:
Simply Betty - Their very first challenge is a photo inspiration, and the pic is of Betty's socks. There are just no words to adequately describe these, so I'll share the picture with you instead.

What If Wednesday - sketch S810
Stamping Vacation To Who? - make a card for someone who needs a hug. Now wouldn't this cheer you up if you were feeling down?
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Taggers - It takes all sorts. And although wearing neon rainbow leopard print clothes may not be everyone's cup of tea, we should celebrate the individuality of those who do :P
Papertake Weekly - Animal magic
A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything goes
Fashionista Friday - The 1980's
Digital Tuesday - It's all about the girls

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mini-hop!

Do you like Halloween? Or ATCs? Or twinkling H20s? Or collages? Then get yourself over to Aisling's Arty Ventures blog and have a look at the 6 gorgeous ATCs she's created. And you can be in with a chance of winning your choice of ATC from her as well! Just the perfect thing to get you geared up for Halloween and all the spooky lusciousness that abounds :D

A Haunting We Will Go



Horrific Haunts is the Macabre Monday theme this week over at the Haunted Design House blog and there's a little bit of a story nehind mine. I decided that I would look for a picture of a castle to alter, and I found one of Lancaster Castle in the 1890's and got to work turning the scene into night. And then I decided that I would have a little vintage child in the foreground and use some text along the theme of "playing in the garden". But it sort of grew from there and I've ended up with a children's birthday party. See the little girl in the red dress, crying and standing on her own? Well, it's her birthday, but she really isn't having a good day. She had a party planned, and made hats for all the children, and she knew she was getting a new pram (baby carriage) and doll. But look what's happened! Someone has taken her hat, put it on the dog, put the dog in the pram and thrown her dolly on the ground. Where it's been ravaged by a malicious raven. And none of the other children will speak to her because she doesn't have a hat. It's really not her day at all :P
And, lol, I was all set to tell you that Lancaster Castle had no history of ghosts, but I'd used it simply because I liked the picture, and then I thought I better chack on that. I should have realised that because of their great age, nearly all old castle will have collected ghosts and superstitions and creepy tales along the way. Well, Lancaster Castle was a prison for a long time, and the Pendle Witches were tried there, AND it's now supposed to be haunted by children! So I guess my picture fits. If you go visiting, remember to wear a party hat and maybe the ghostly kids will come and play with you :P
Here's the original image that I started with, and all the additions come from DezinaWorld and Itkupilli.:

And the current challenge over at Art On The Dark Side is "A Haunted House", so I'm entering this over there as well :)
AND, I found a new challenge blog, Make It Crafty, which Im very interested in, as they promise to give constructive criticism on your use of the given technique. Of course we all love the Ooohs and Aaahs and purely complimentary comments, but I am also interested in ways that I could improve my work, and there are always things I'm not quite happy with. The current technique is Create A Scene, and I'm always a little nervous about this, so I generally keep my images separate. Now there are no actual stamps on this one, I hope that's ok, as most of the images were gathered and placed by me. I also toned down the colour and brightness in many of the additions, so they looked more like they were part of the original picture. Things I did that I'm pleased with:
Changed the image colours so none of them stood out as a separate image.
Placed the hats on the children and the dog in the pram and the raven on the doll.
Things that I'm not particularly pleased with:
The sky behind the trees. Can you see it looks like the trees have a light behind them? That's because I couldn't get the night sky to look right any other way.
The red hand print. I loved the idea of this, but it's so un-incorporated into the rest of the image. I thought by adding a frame to the whole thing it might make it look like the handprint was on a picture, but I'm not sure it worked.
So, lol, I have all my defenses in place, throw any advice my way, although I'm nervous, I want the advice :D

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Dream Softly


I gathered a bunch of challenges this evening, threw them all together, and came up with this. The fairy image and the lace corners are by DezinaWorld, the pin is by Mitsybelle, and everything else I did in PSP. Here are the challenges that inspired me:
Wild Orchid - pearls and pins
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing
Stamping Vacation Start Here Challenge - ivory lace
Stamping Vacation Very Vintage Challenge - vintage + postcard
Stamping Vacation Sketch Therapy - sketch
Stamping Vacation Lots of Paper - hearts in any colour but red
Stamping Vacation Have You Tried Challenge - turn flourishes into something else. The 6 large hearts in the centre are made from a single flourish stamp, duplicated, mirrored and merged to get a heart shape
Lots To Do - Monochrome
Oh Alice! - crowns and/or mythical creatures
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 17 September 2010

Wonderful Witch!


This witch makes me smile so much, I just love her, and orange is definitely not a colour I'm usually drawn to. She's from the brand new set by June at DezinaWorld, Wonderful Witches.
Here are the challenges I made her for:
Chamber MatchGirls' Challenge - NO stamping. Please note, when I first translated this page, I'm pretty sure the challenge said "No stamping" but now it says "No buttons". I don't know which one is correct, but thankfully my little witch fits both :)
Paper Sundaes - at least three types of embellishment. I have the lace around the image, the brads, and the diamond ribbon down the side.
Crafty Creations - Music and/or dance. I was singing the You Put A Spell On Me song all the time I was making this :D
Theme Thursday - Three things - I have the text split into three diamonds down the side.
Darkness Inspiration - witch. Probably not as creepy as the other entries, but I just couldn't resist her :P
So Artful - Isn't She Lovely? And isn't that the perfect way to describe this witch? :P
Stamping Vacation Get the Music In You - Black Magic Woman. Um, does bright orange magic count? :P
Tuesday Taggers - Diamonds are forever. I decided to use the shape rather than the gems :)
Magical Monday Challenge - lace
Sketch and Stash Saturday - sketch #44 and my new stash is the image.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

High School Horror!


As usual, I combined several challenges, and this is the end result, a film poster for a (not-yet-made, but maybe he'll see this and start :P) Tim Burton film about an illicit party at an apparently-abandoned high school. Why doesn't the star of the poster look scared? Because she's the hapless blonde that doesn't believe in anything spooky until half her friends have been turned into zombies and she's covered in gore from the flying body parts :P
The images are Rio and Lili by Simply Betty Stamps, and the school building in the background is adapted from a Haunted House stamp by Birdscards.
Simply Betty are having a one-day-only challenge in which you can win some fab goodies, but you have to be quick. And you have to use a non-Halloween image from Simply Betty and make something Halloween with it. But never fear if you're stuck for inspiration, there's also a cool blog hop with lots of gorgeous eye candy along the way :)
The Burtonesque Dolls - Burton's School of Ghouls
Stamping Vacation Daring Duos - I used a child stamp and a school building stamp
WildFlower Wednesday - blog hop and stripes. Some super-cute Christmas and Halloween images on this hop, and wonderful work by the DT.
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch #59
Critter Challenges - school. I'm guessing that mine will be the only entry with "Bloodbath" on it :P

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Just to say Hello



Here's a piece I did this morning for a couple of challenges. The image is Batty by Tiddly Inks, and the paper and sentiment are both by Crafty Chaos Designs.
These are the challenges that I'm entering:
Sunday Postcard - Feeling blue
Quirky Crafts - followed the sketch
Tiddly Inks - our pets. Do bats count as pets? I think if they're on a leash and match your outfit, then yes :P
Daisy Doodles - Keep It Simple, just 1 image and 1 embellishment (my lace around the image)
Karber Monthly Challenge - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Monochrome
Tellens Place - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - use a digi image

Monday, 13 September 2010

You don't like Mondays????????

Well then, get your bad mood over to the Haunted Design House blog, where we have a Macabre Monday challenge that you can enter with your darker, bad-tempered, look-at-me-wrong-and-I'll-stab-you artwork! This week's awesonely creepy challenge is called Monochromatic Monstrosities.

We want to see the grotesque and the monstrous, and we want you to do it in shades of only one color. But you can only choose from the following: black/grey, green, orange, or purple.


Here's my piece, a lovely dinner invitation, but don't be too quick to accept; with these hosts you may end up being the main course. Please don't wear anything with zips or buckles ;)
The images are both available from DeviantArt, all I did was recolour them. The first is by emeraldspider and the second is by ravenarcana.



I'm also entering this one into the challenge at Crafty Ann's challenge blog, which is Monochrome this week. And both blogs encourage combining challenges, so there's absolutely no reason for you not to enter both at the same time and spread the love.


And this second card is one I've just finished, which makes me laugh :P The stripy legs are from Bugaboo, from the wonderful new Halloween block set, and it's currently available as a free sample :D The cat is by me, and the damask paper is from the Bittersweet set by Crafty Chaos Designs (me! :P)
I'm entering this one into the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation Colour Combo Challenge - purple teal black
Stamping Vacation No! No! challenge - no sparkle. Lol, I was so tempted to glitz up thos buckles on her shoes, but I refrained and, seeing the end result, I'm really pleased I did :D
Stamping Vacation Build A Sketch challenge. I have to say, I love this idea. Instead of a traditional sketch, you're given sizes and shapes to use and you create your own sketch out of them :D
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or Furry Friends. I didn't follow the sketch this week, but I have followed the theme :)
Stamp Insanity - it happens in threes. I used three colours in this one, purple teal and black
Ooh La La Creations - stripes
Thanks for looking and have a great day! :D

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Dirty Jeans and Lipstick


I had a look at some challenges yesterday that I'd wanted to enter butthat would be closing soon, and then I added in a few more to the mix, and this is what I came up with. The image is Star by Kenny K, and the papers may be the start of a new set called Dirty Jeans and Lipstick, because I came up with the title when I was choosing my colours, and it makes me smile :P
These are the challenges I'm entering, (quite a few are new challenges to me, so *Welcome* to those ones) :
Kenny K Krafty Girls - pearls and swirls
I Did It Creations - blue beige and one other colour. I really was thinking more along the lines of blue beige and brown or russet when I first starting thinking about this one, but I'm really pleased I went for deep red as my third colour. Not something I would have expected to work, but I like it :)
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch 58
Chamber Maid Challenges at Skarppekammeret - anything goes
Gingerloft Challenges - anything goes
Cowgirl Up - anything goes
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Fab n Funky - whateva
Timbroscrapmania - anything goes

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Willy Wonka Style Sweets!



I made this piece tonight for the current Burtonesque Dolls challenge, which is to make something based on a candy/sweet that Willy Wonka would invent. Mine is a fruit-flavoured sweet (now in limited edition snozzberry flavour!)that keeps its swirly pattern no matter how much you chew it or blow bubbles with it. The image is Rio from the Back to School range at Simply Betty Stamps, and her bubble was perfect to illustrate the magic of these sweets. The Dolls are also having DT call at the minute, so if you want to be considered, get making your Willy Wonka candy project and enter the challenge so the ladies can see your work. :D

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

You're dead!


Just two challenges for this one, but I really enjoyed making it.
I followed the Theme Thursday challenge, which is "Square Art", and the current Stamp It Crazy challenge. The theme there is "You're Dead" and the instructions are to include a gravestone, a moon, and the colours black grey and red. The girl is a digital stamp by Stitchy called Brite Eyes, available here.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Too cute to spook?


Well, she may be "too cute to spook", but she is kind of terrifying, in her own "I'm about to throw a tantrum and it will be directed at YOU" kind of way :P I made this today, using my Eye of Newt papers and the image is also mine, which doesn't happen very often. She's called Nenia, and she and the papers are both available at Crafty Chaos Designs.
Here are the challenges I made it for:
Create For Fun - followed the sketch, but I couldn't get the text to look right in a circle, so I put that across the bottom instead.
Stamp Something - cute
Pile It On - lots of layers. There are 10 visible layers in this; five pieces of patterned paper, and five matting layers beneath them, as well as the image and sentiment.
Delightful Sketches Challenge - 2 cute 2 spook

Elegantly Evil!

Woohoo, it's Monday and that means that it's time for another Macabre Monday challenge. This week the theme is Elegantly Evil, and you can see the details, along with the wonderful samples by the rest of the DT, at the Haunted Design House blog. I made two cards this week, both using papers from my new set called Zombie Catwalk, and sentiments from my Darkly Random set, available in my shop (Crafty Chaos Designs)



This first one uses a FREE image, she's a paper doll, which means that you get a choice of outfits, woohoo, and there are some fabulous dolls available. This one is called Hellebore, and she and her sisters are all available HERE Please note: I love the images at this place, but I'm not sure how well they'll print out. Nearly all digital craft stuff that you buy is saved at 300dpi (dots per inch), which means that every detail is visible when you print. However, these images are all saved 72dpi, which is absolutely fine for web work, but may nor be so great for printing. I altered mine digitally using PaintShop Pro, and I don't know how easy it is to do that without a graphics rogram of some kind.

This one uses the digital stamp Maggie from Stamp It Crazy, available HERE And here's a close-up of the esntiment, in case it's a bit small to read in the main picture.


These are the challenges that I'm entering with these cards:

Our Creative Corner Sketches - sketch 31 (second card, sketch turned on its side)
One Stitch At A Time (hello lovely ladies!) - blooms butterflies or bling (first card) as well as the faux glitter/shimmer paper behind the image, I slapped a huge great sparkly thing on top of my ribbon bow, AND, I also gave her an awesome pendant around her neck, which you probably can't see clearly, but it is definitely bling-y.
Crafty Cardmakers - glitter and sparkle (first card)
Truly Scrumptious - sketch 40 (first card) There's an optional extra of using a knot, and I'm not sure whether that bow counts or (k)not :P
Crafts and me - gems and sparkle (first card)
Craft Your Days Away - girly and glitter (first card). Hmmm, I'm not sure if either of these count as girly, but there is definitely glitter. And, looking at it now, she's wearing a long dress, evening gloves, a huge glam pendant and there's a fancy bow and more gems on that, so, yup, I think it counts :)
Oh Alice - sparkle and shine
Sketch and Stash Saturday - followed the sketch (first card) and the papers are brand new. Actually, so's th eimage for me as I only found it a few days ago.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Non-digital!


Well, the paper and the image are both digi, but what I mean is that I printed them out and made something you can actually touch :P It's my first attempt at an altered CD, made with one of the papers from my Old Lavender set, a sentiment from my Birthday Basics set and the Willow digi from Tickled Pink. You can buy my stuff HERE and the Tickled Pink stamps HERE
This is for the following challenges:
Tickled Pink Monthly - sketch
Lil Lolita Boutique - Girly girl. Willow has a frilly dress, bows in her hair and flowers in her hand, so I think she's definitely my girliest Lil Lolita.
Digi Doodle - use a sentiment.
Stamping Vacation - NO brads or eyelets
Bee Crafty - anything goes
CES Challenge - anything goes
Paper Players - anything goes
Cupcake Craft - Let's get digital
Creative Cottage - celebrate
Craftalicious - purple and green
Sentimental Sundays - clean and simple
Creative Craft World - celebrate
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything but a card
Papertake Weekly - just the one. One image, one sentiment and one patterned paper
A Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Material Girl (I used the ricrac around the edge to diguise the fact that my handcut circle wasn't perfect :P)
Stamp Insanity - birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters - anything but a card
Penny's Challenge - birthday
Fab n Funky - living in a material world

A vintage piece


June over at DezinaWorld has released some wonderful new Steampunk collage sheets, and here's what I made when I mixed together elements from the steampunk sets and bits from other DezinaWorld sets. The woman is from the Collage Rectangles set, and the backgrounds are from the Variety Texture set.

These are the challenges that I had in mind when I created this one:
Craft Your Days Away - with wings
Sketch Saturday - followed the sketch
Lots To Do - angels or fairies. Hmmm, not so much of an angel, but I think she could be a dark fairy :)
Ooh La La Creations - elegant ladies
Die Cut Dreams - soft shades of vintage
Shabby Tearoom - old meets new. The Steampunk 2 set is brand new, and the backgrounds set is my old stash (sorry, I can't remember when I got it, but a long while ago)
Wildflower Wednesday - fall colours
Theme Thursday - square art
My Partner in Crafting Crime - vintage
Artful Inkables - distressed
Critter Challenges - think fall (I went for autumn colours)