That Craft Place Anything goes/Christmas.

Morning all, I can’t believe it is Christmas in just a few days !!! This year certainly has flown by ! 
It is time for our last challenge at That Craft Place, and the theme is Christmas/Anything goes ! 
Here is my design team make for this challenge….
I decided to make a Mixed Media Canvas for this challenge, I love doing these (I have been asked for a tutorial so will be doing one in the new year), for those of you with a Silhouette you can now get Silhouette Chipboard (Lisa sells it in the Shop) and it is fantastic…It doesn’t handle the delicate designs too well, but on this I created the Honeycomb, the “create” letters, the brackets, Scissors & the flourish. It takes various mediums very well and I have used Distress inks/stains, Gesso & Dylusions on it with no problems at all…so I highly recommend getting some if you are into your chipboard. 
All the other Elements on here are all from the lovely Lisa, including the paints & gilding waxes. 
I hope you like what I have created, and keep your eyes peeled for the tutorial. 
The design team have created some gorgeous makes for this challenge, head on over to the blog to check them out, and why not enter whilst you are there ? 
Crafty Hugs 

All Dressed Up Challenge time Clean and Simple

Evening everyone…I cannot believe it is new challenge time at All Dressed Up already ! 
And this will be our last challenge of 2013 ! This challenge is going to be slightly different and is going to run for 1 month until 14th January.
 Next year is bringing some exciting things to ADU, and on 15th January we are going to be launching FOUR new images, announcing some new Dressy Girls AND having a blog hop with some Digi’s to be won along the way, so make sure you do not miss out ! 
Back to the new challenge, As always we have launched two fab new images, I have decided to use 
I think she is fantastic for older girls cards, and is so pretty. 
I cut the card blank on my Cameo using Papermill Direct Hammered Card and then coloured the image using My Copics, I added some glitter to the star and her wings. 
Head on over to the blog to check out how to enter, and also what wonderful cards the Dressy Girls have come up with. 
Crafty Hugs 

Songbird Challenge #29

Hi all, I hope you are all well ?? 
Well it is new challenge time already over at Songbird Challenges, the theme this fortnight is “dies” 
And is kindly sponsored by Meljens Designs
Here is my design team card for this challenge 
I have used the image Caroling Snowmen and coloured them using my Copics & Spectrum Noirs.
Card is Crafters Companion Neenah
The papers are Kaisercraft.
The snowflakes I have Frantaged.
The Sentiment is from the Silhouette Store and is part of a set.
I hope you like my card, don’t forget to head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams fab cards. And why not enter the challenge whilst you are there ? 
Happy Crafting x

New challenge time at That Craft Place Use a star….

This year certainly is flying past !!! 
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend ??
It is new challenge time over at That Craft Place, this challenge is kindly sponsored by Visible Image Stamps…and the winner receives some of their fantastic stamps.

Here is my design team make for this challenge

I have used the Clayton Legend Set and coloured him with my Speccies & Copics.

I cut the star card black with my Cameo & added the card and twine.
I distressed the edges of Clayton & Also the sentiment.

I hope you like him, head on over to the Blog to check out the rest of the fab makes from the rest of the team.

Pick me up book

Morning everyone, a non design team post from me this morning…I really need to start doing more of these !
I have been working on a pick me up book….called so because it is going to be filled with pictures of everyone & everything I love, and also some of my favorite inspirational quotes & sayings. 

Those that know me, know i LOVE all things vintage and distressed, so this seemed like a perfect “theme”. 
The pages of the book & the cover are all made from kraft card, The tags are all made with Papermilldirects hammered card. I also mind the spine with this, and then using Copics, distress inks & waxes I coloured the spine to give it a leather look. 
The main image was watercolour card coloured with distress inks and then spritzed over with some water, once dry I took one of Sheena Douglass’s stamps from her A little bit sketchy range I stamped in Tea Dye Distress ink & then “painted” using bronze mica powder….this picture doesn’t show the mice too well ! 
I then added some frantage & brands. 
The sentiment stamp is from LOTV Dreamy Days Circular sentiment stamps which my dear friend Marilyn got me for my birthday, for a pick me up book the sentiment seemed perfect ! I stamped in Versamark and then brushed gold Mica over the top. 
I then added a kraft rose (tattered florals style svg file), a resin rose, Tim Holtz Pin, Mini peg and mounted them all on some net. 
I am really happy with how it turned out, and will start filling it up today 🙂 I will get some inside photos once I start putting some pictures & quotes in there. 
Have a lovely crafting day x