Thursday, 31 December 2009

Working progress

You know when you get to the stage... do you add more or stop? well that's where I am at with this. It has been a trial and error project, the kit was from a class I couldn't attend due to illness but I didn't have any instructions with it, all I know was I should have used beeswax at some point but I couldn't get on with it so I kinda made it up as I was going along.

I have used image transfer for the lady in the metal frame which was first embossed in Verdigris and then stamped on top of the embossing and the image added behind, the background is a combination of acrylic paint, glimmer mist,and tissue image transfer with stamping over all of that and the metal railing has been coloured and misted as well. The flowers are metal cut out from a punch and then touched up with metalic paint.The lace on the top was coloured using mist and metallic paint and then stiffened before being added to the top of the frames. I have added a metallic border to the outside of each of the frames I think I'll have a go doing something to the backs of them now so that they are reversable.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

New Year card

Happy New Year to everyone and here is my card didn't put new year as a sentiment but my card is about your dreams for 2010, the image is from Lili of the valley painted with sakura pens....these stamps are sooo sweet.

I have entered this card into the following challenges who have the theme of a new years card Everybody art,Stamp with funThe theme at Cupcake craft challengeis a time for celebration. Over at Rosie Dees they have a free theme as do Creative card crew they also have a DT call.The sketch I followed is fromCreate4fun.Lili of the Valley have the theme of new year as do Cute card Thursday
Just had to enter this card in the challenge at Charisma Cardz, they are celebrating their 1st Birthday today and they also have a blog hop on so........Happy 1st Birthday Charisma challenges and a happy new year to you all                                                                       

Hugs from Daniele x

Back to work

Had to get up early today as I'm back to work after having a few days rest but its only for one day then I'm off again for a couple of days yay......did you all brave the sales on boxing day, I didn't too busy playing with my stash that I'd been saving for post christmas crafting, the only sales I like these days are crafting ones and most of those can be done with a cup of tea in your hand having a leisurely browse on my favourite sites.Must get round to doing some scrapbooking as I have some great pics. of my grandson opening his presents this much to do and never enough time to do it.

Hugs for now Daniele x

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Anything Goes

Had a little play around today playing with Viva paints and metallics. Painted the frame with red acrylic paint first then applied Bronze and gold viva paints dried with heat gun so that the paint crackled then added gold metallic paint and spritzed with Glimmer mist. The box was filled with pictures from Crafty Individuals and charms and metallic(german scrap) added to frame the corner stamp and sentiment stamps are also from crafty individuals.
Have entered this in the following challenges:
Ink on my Fingers they have the theme of believe if you look in the first frame the word belive is under the angel.
Allsorts have the challenge of anything but a card as this is asmall shaddow box hope this counts.
Creative card crew they have the theme of anything goes as well as a DT call
There is a free theme atLots to do
Stamp something Friday have the theme of something that reminds you of the holiday season
Polka Doodles have a free theme also

Friday, 25 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to everyone out there in blog land, I hope santa left you lots of pressies, I got a cropodile so no more banging on my desk waking everyone up early in the morning also had a metal art kit so I am going to spend a busy few days playing with my new stash the girls at work brought me some fab papers and pastels as well ....never played with pastels before. Will have to post some pics of my grandson opening his pressies he looks soooo cute.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

1 Sleep to go

What a day at work today it was sooo busy with all those shoppers coming in for their festive chocs, changing the subject where is all the snow??? we have had non except icy frosts each morning, the drive is so slippy that this morning after I had parked the car, I got out and the car decided to start to slip down the drive, my grandson was still in the back so here I am slipping down the drive trying to get back in the car to stop it slipping any further, the neighbours must have thought it quite funny.
Have a great christmas
 hugs Daniele x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Z Fold Card

|T|he challenge this week at My Time To Craft is a Z fold card.....I went for a simple layout with a hint of vintage, Design coloured with sakura pens and papers are K& Ko, sentiment is from Papermania. I entered the card in a few other challenges;
lots to do theme is anything goes as are also the challenges at Polka Doodles and Charisma Cardz The theme is New Something at Daring Cardmakers and over at Creative Card Crew they also have a free theme as well as a DT call.Celebration is the theme atCupcake Craft challenge
Hugs Daniele x

Monday, 14 December 2009


The theme at StampARTic this week is to pick a favourite previous card to enter, I entered this one because of the colour scheme and the use of acetate for the embellishments....The  design was stamped in black on gold card cut up and mounted the acetate is stamped in black and embossed in gold and rather than using the embossed side up I turned them over so you get  a black line image with a gold outline doesn't show very well in the photo but looks good close up

Friday, 11 December 2009

Yuletide Wishes

This week at My TimeTo Craft we have the theme of Yuletide Wishes, so join in the fun this week.
Hugs Daniele x
Another snowman design just loving these pastel shades quite a few challenges to enter this one into
Papercutz.....theme is is snowmen and snowflakes.
stamp something.........Winter wonderland,
Cooking it up with katie.......Christmas theme and ribbon,
creative Inspirations.......Non trditional coloured xmas card,
Simon Says.....Let it snow,
Pink Elephant....fave colour combo,
Crafty Calendar.....Winter sparkle,
Creatalicious.....Snowflakes and sparkle.
Stamp with fun....sketch
Lots to do .....snow
Here a couple of late entries
our creative corner....theme is a christmas card
the secret crafter.....theme is Snow.
One stop craft......theme is Christmas love ahhh!!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Sepia Christmas Card

My first sepia card and definately not my last loved doing this, The design is a Sugar nellie and has been painted in Tea dye distress ink, after painting the design part of it has been layered up i.e bow, teddy and presents (doesn't show that well though) after I had finished painting I then spritzed the whole design in Glimmer mist to add the bling effect in the background the flowers were also spritzed

The card has been entered into the following challenges: Daring cardmakers who had the inspirational theme of sepia, Our Creative Corner has the theme of 12 days of Christmas.....Partridge in a pear tree, Cupcake have a christmas carol as an inspirational theme...not sure if the '12days of christmas' counts but heres hoping.Spoon full of sugar have the challenge of 'Monochrome', Papertake want christmas cards but NO red or green. The sketch for this design is over at Sketch Saturday

Christmas Tree

Finally got my christmas tree up, its a mamouth task....well it seems it to me I suppose it doesn't help when you have 3 trees to decorate, my son insists on having one in his room as well so it usually takes over a day to do them....the only consolation is I don't take them down, leave that to hubby and then I moan like mad the next year because I can't find the hooks for the baubles no doubt before the season is up I will have added more to it and tweeked.
Hugs Daniele x

Monday, 7 December 2009

Xmas Foliage

close up of candle painted with Sakura pens

Went with a traditional red/green/gold christmas card as there are quite a few challenges with that theme and The challenge at My Time To Craft this week is Xmas Foliage, this card has been entered into the following challenges;http://www.create4fun-challenge  followed the sketch, http://papercutzchallenge/ .have the theme of a christmas card over at http://stampinfortheweekend.they/ have a colour theme Red/Green/Gold. http://simonsaysstampschallenge/ this week is to add a charm as does http://quixoticpaperie/. I coloured the tree charm and then added red and gold stickles for added detail.The theme at Stampavie is also christmas. Other challenge sites running similar themes are Everybody Art, Creative Card Crew and Pile It On

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Too ill to post

Sorry folks for no new posting but have gone down with what I assume is Swine Flu this is the first time in 2 days that I've switched my computer on as I spent yesterday and the day before in bed never felt so ill and have lost 7lbs in weight on the up side that means come Christmas I won't have to diet.....on the down side I was too ill to go to a class I'd booked with Linda from LB Crafts I was sooo upset for missing that........hope you are all having a better week than me.
Hugs Daniele x

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Candy Cane

Thought I'd have a change from cards so when I saw the challenge at http://ropchallenge/. (roses on paper) I had to have a go, the challenge is to alter something, hoping that door hangers count as something altered.Other challenges that I have entered are: http://creativecardcrew/. the theme is Christmas and http://365cards/. have a colour theme of Red and Green as do http://cupcakecraftchallenges/. I've used sakura pens to colour , and it has been layered up but doesn't show very well in the photo, the flowers are spritzed with Lava red cosmic shimmer.....lovely sheen on them
Hugs Daniele x