Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Silhouette Challenge #18 Holiday Home Decor

Good morning everyone.

It's the time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.

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Ch# 18 "Holiday Home Decor" (no cards)
Begins: Wednesday, October 1
Ends: Friday, October 31

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WARNING Photo heavy.

My family are all coming to my house for Christmas this year so I was looking to create something to go on my window ledge in the bay window as it is a lovely big space that could take it. I have decided to make a winter wonderland scene with shops and buildings so if any of you see any lovely 3d buildings please let me know I would be extremely grateful. 

What I have today is Harley's, I am also making another of these for Mia but it isn't quite finished as yet. I will then look into making some shops or building for my older grandchildren. 

I love how this house turned out, I used Lori Whitlock's Gingerbread House which comes in three parts and then added a few other bits as listed below main image. I have tried so hard to show this in the dark as it lights up beautifully with just two little tea lights in it but all I keep getting is photo's of the windows lol there must be some technical button I should have pressed.


On this view you can see I added the banner with Harley's name sketched on, I decided to hang my wreath with bakers twine rather than stick it and I also added glossy accents to it. A brad for the door handle and some gems for the gingerbread man's eyes and buttons to finish this side off.

On this side I decided to use Christmas light bulbs instead of the circles that came with it. I did add a star to the top of the tree but it is not easily seen with the overhanging roof.


I couldn't decide whether or not to add another tree on this side or not so it may get changed as yet.

Supplies:-
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - A really old DCWV pack from 2009 I think
Brad, Gems & Twine - Stash
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Pen - Silhouette
Die Cuts - 3d Gingerbread House #22479, #22480 & #22481 by Lori Whitlock, Christmas Lights #51704 by Miss Kate Cuttables, Assorted  Curved Party Buntings #44263 by Totally Jamie & Star Charm #17340 by Silhouette.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas 12/10
Crafting Desert Divas - Anything But A Card 12/10

Now it is your turn to create some home decor for us to see.



Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Natalie & Amy 'Colouring On Kraft' Challenge

 Good morning, it is lovely to be here and hope you to are all having this lovely weather we have here in Lincolnshire.  

It is time for another challenge over at Natalie & Amy's and this month we are challenging you to 'Colouring On Kraft', this is something I don't do very often and I don't why because I love the outcome. I also went with colours that I rarely use, browns are only used for hair normally but I think they look lovely on this image. 

Supplies:-
6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper's - Dovecraft 'Modern Christmas 2014'
Snow - Glamour Dust

Items in RED are all available in the shop HERE.

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noirs Used:-
Tree's - Forest Green, Pear Green, Lime Twist, Lime Zest & 58
Lights - Red
Antlers - Ivory, Champagne, Earth Yellow & 89
Bodies - Chestnut, Saddle Brown, Terracotta, Raw Sienna & 95
Log - Firewood, Umber, Burnt Sienna & Sandstone 

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-


Saturday, 20 September 2014

My Time To Craft 'Fantasy' Challenge

Good evening all. It is lovely to be here and all posts should be on time now as our internet is up to speed, I still can't get much signal in my room but hopefully the new booster which is on it's way will sort that. 

Anyhow this week at My Time To Craft we are all challenged with 'Fantasy' and I knew what I was going to make as soon as I saw the challenge. I had seen this clam shell card in the Silhouette store and had wondered how I could use it and this was the perfect time. I haven't made it for anyone in particular but just loved making it. 

I started by colouring a Sweetpea Stamp by Elisabeth Bell called 'Glimmer'. Once coloured I decided to add clear holographic embossing powder to her tail for a bit of sparkle, it really does shimmer but I could not get it to show up however you can see how it shows up on the 'splash' word below.  I next cut my card elements to match the size of my image and it turned out to be about 5"x7". As I said I added embossing powder to the 'splash' word and also the 'make' and 'a' but again those are not very clear. This is my first pop up card and it was so easy to make,  I added a photo to try and show the folds but it was not easy. All the bubbles have glossy accents on them too.

The shell closed up.

Opened Up.

A close up where you can see the shimmer a bit better.

Side view.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes 26/09
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles 30/09
The Crafter's Cafe - Water Related 24/09
Hambo Hoedown - Kids Inspire Us 01/10
Hobbybook Designer - Embossing 01/10
Little Red Wagon - Shaped Cards
Penny's Paper - Embossing 24/09
Allsorts - Based On A Film (The Little Mermaid) 26/09

That's all for today, I will be back tomorrow with a card that I have just noticed should of posted last week but didn't get here.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Crafty Calendar 'Leaves & Lace' Challenge

Good afternoon all, it is lovely to be here again today! As I said yesterday this post should have gone live on the 6th but didn't and as you still have time to play I thought I would add it now.

The challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge is 'Leaves and Lace', we have a great sponsor in Art By Miran who generously gave us some images to play with and I used this one called 'Poinsettia'. When I first saw the image I thought I would really struggle colouring it in but in truth I actually loved colouring it. This was the first image that I used the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on after colouring with Promarkers and Flexmarkers first.

Supplies:-
6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night'
Die Cut - Poinsettia Corner Flourish #52922 by Jennifer Wambach
Lace & Ribbon - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Comes Early 27/09
Fussy And Fancy - Red 03/10

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Silhouette Challenges #17 "3D Fall

Good morning everyone.

It's the time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.

It feels like forever since I posted here but it is only a couple of weeks. We are finally all moved and settling into our new home, it has been a stressful couple of weeks but I am really happy to have a craft room again even if it is smaller than I had before.

Anyhow onto business, this month at Silhouette Challenges we are challenging you to make something that is 3d and fall themed

My grandchildren had asked me to make a Halloween countdown, they are a bit like an advent calendar you would have at Christmas but ghostly instead lol. I have now made what is going to be the background of it, there will be a coffin in front of this and inside it will be cryptic clues letting them know where to find the treat (The coffin will be shown soon). As they are only allowed sweet treats on a Friday the other days will contain non edible treats and messages.

I used numerous files for this but they are svg files that I amassed in my Cricut days. If I find the owner I will edit and give credit.

This is it all opened up, it stands about 10" tall and 18" wide.

It all folds together for easy storing.

Here is a close up of it. 
Supplies:-
Card Stock - Lidl
Die Cut Files - Unknown they were svg files that I amassed years ago when I had a cricut machine and didn't keep who they belonged to. If I find whose they were I will edit.
Embossing - Cuttlebug Houndstooth & Woodgrain.
Ink - Ranger Distress Inks

Challenge Info. 
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Ch# 17 "3D Fall" (no cards)
Begins: Monday, September 1
Ends: Tuesday, September 30

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You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

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