Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Its all about fabric

This week the theme at the Try it on Tuesday is all about fabric. This week is an altered Art week once again sponsored by The Craft Barn. So we want to see something altered with Fabric. We also have a special guest Designer TJ joining us so be sure to check out her work and the rest of the Design team at the Try it on Tuesday blog.

For my project I decided to start with a blank frame and some cotton fabric.

then I added some orange Dylusions paint through a Sequin waste. Once dry I added some Dylusions spray inks then used water to create further patterns with the Sequin waste.
Once I dried the fabric with a heat gun, I tore it into strips and added double sided tape to one side.
Finally I adhered the strips down in a whimsy pattern creating layers on the frame.
Finally I finished it off with some spotted tape. I used my new Fall Distress ink set to colour the roses and stamp Tim Holtz Leaves on the ATC background for the frame. The sentiment stamp is from Stampotique.

Ok, its your turn to share your creations over at The Try it on Tuesday blog. Remember one lucky person will win a GC to The Craft Barn.

Now go have some crafty fun!

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Monday, 24 October 2011

Scrapjacked Layout

There are some wonderful inspirational Layouts just waiting to be jacked over at Scrap Jacked this month. I chose to jack Mel's layout this time. I had done this layout when spending a crafting day with some friends last weekend. The paper is from Basic Grey. I used some lace strips behind the photos although they are hard to see in the photo. The rest of the flowers are various left over stickers and gems . There is still time to check out all the great layouts over at Scrap Jacked and add your own jack. Just visit them here.

We had a beautiful weekend here in Jersey this weekend. The weather was a bit cool but really lovely. We got a lot done on the house inside and out. Unfortunately no crafting since the weather was so nice. Hope your weekend was as productive.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Friday, 21 October 2011

New Challenge time at the Stamp Man

The new challenge is up at The Stamp Man and the theme is Night time. I chose to make 3 ATC's with a Halloween night theme. You can find my materials list below. Now for more great inspiration from my team mates go hope over and visit The Stamp Man Challenge Blog. Did you know too that The Stamp Man has a new improved website. Why not stop in and check it out here. Remember One lucky winner will receive a GC to The Stamp Man shop. So be sure to add your entries over at the Challenge blog.

My Materials list:
Versamark Embossing ink pen (used to do the mon with a resist technique)

On another note sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been working on finishing up Belles invites and some projects that I cannot post yet as well as work and school. I will have a little more time now that the invites are done and posted so looking forward to being around a bit more in blogland. I have really missed it and look forward to visiting you all really soon.
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Sunday, 16 October 2011

mini canvas

Today i got to spend the day crafting at a local Scrapbook Store "Scrapbook Memories" with some friends. It was fun catching up and sharing crafting ideas. My one friend Zandra was there making a Pink Cancer book for a donation. It was Fab. June was working on layouts and Diana layouts too. Even Diana's daughter Ava and niece Hannah got a few pages done. It was a great fun and relaxing day.
These are some of the canvases I made. I am trying to do something with all the dance pictures i have of Belle through the years. These are just 4 of them. Many more to go.
This purple one above is from her first recital. She was just 3 at the time.
I also managed to complete another layout and start one more. I will try and post them tomorrow or Monday.
Now I am off to visit my blog land friends and see what everyone has been up too.
Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A day of crafting

Today I went up to Scrappers Cove in Milltown to get supplies and ideas for Belles Communion cards. As I only have a few days to make them it is a hurry up job. While we were in England she missed making her 1st communion with the rest of her class so now that we are back the church finally gave us a date and of course it is only a few weeks away. I have to get all the invites done and out by the end of the week Arrgh.
It was a nice day out of crafting though and I did get a little done as well as deciding on a card design. Above is a layout I did using the Monthly Layout pack from Scrapers Cove and added some Dylusions ink, cardboard, letters, Pearls flourishes and handmade flowers.

Below is a picture of the final card I am going to use for the communion invites. I used Aspects of Design Lace stamps from The Stamp Man for the background embossed clear on white card then rubbed over with faded Jean Distress ink. the Girl stamp is from Stampotique and colored with Promarkers then embossed clear. the ribbon is then added and a cross sticker from Moxie edged in gold foil is added to the middle.
i also got to pick up my new Fall distress ink set from Tim Holtz. They are fab. I cannot wait to use them . I am going with the girls this Saturday to craft for the day. I cannot wait. It will be nice to get away.
Now I am off to finish Dinner then help with homework. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful evening. Angela

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Try it on Tuesday October tag week

Wow I cannot believe another week has flown by. Where does all the time go? This week is another Tag week over at Try it on Tuesday and the theme is "Peace and Tranquility" . So we would like to see all your tags themed with something that represents Peace and Tranquility to you. Maybe it is Classical music or a walk on the beach or a snowy Christmas Eve. Whatever it is we would like to see your tag showing it.
For May tag I chose a beach theme. For me the sounds of the waves and the chirp of the gulls is so calming and peaceful. The blues and greens are also very calming and tranquil. I used a Stampin Up sketches stamp and colored with Promarkers then embossed with clear EP. The Background is a combination of Dylusions Paint and sprays along with some TH Stamps. The edging is Blue Mica flakes and the trim is torn sheer fabrics.
And now it is your turn to head on over to Try it on Tuesday and show us your work. While you are there you can also check out some fabulous inspirational tags created by my team-mates. We cannot wait to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Friday, 7 October 2011

A mini book.....

Hello again! Are you ready for another challenge at The Stamp Man? This fortnight's challenge theme is Circles. We would like to see some type of Circles in your project.

We have another new addition to the team member to announce this week, Caroline of Craft Mix. Be sure to stop by and check out her work it is wonderful!

For my project I made a little mini album using Chipboard circles for the cover and hand drawn circles on card for the inside. The cover is stamped using a layering of Petite Scalloped Circles Large Butterfly and Aspects of Design Lace 1 stamps(from The Stamp Man) with Black Brilliance and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. The inside uses Petite Scalloped Circles Blank Stamps and Med Rose Corner stamp also from the Stamp Man. I also used Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint Distress inks as well as Adhesive Rhinestone strips and Misc Lace and Ribbon. The pictures are from Belles 1st Dance recital.

Here are some close-ups of the pages. My Mum had to make Belles dress to match the others after we gave hers to another girl who came into the class late and did not have a dress. You could not even tell the difference once it was done.
Here the girls are lined up waiting to go on stage and then on stage on the right.
Belle and Casey with their flowers.
Here is a shot of the book spread out.

Now head on over to The Stamp Man Challenge blog and see all the other wonderful inspiration from the team. Then show us your projects. Remember, there's a £10 voucher to spend at up for grabs for our winner! We hope to see you over there.

Now I am off to walk the puppies.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by, Angela

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New Challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Hello everyone! the new challenge is up at Try it on Tuesday and after a hard week last week we decided to make it very easy and go with Minimal So that is the theme for this week. Show us your "Minimal" designed cards.
This week we are once again sponsored by the fabulous One Stop Card Crafts so be sure to link to them in your post in order to be eligible for the prize draw.
I chose do do a version of a card I had done in the past which is a simple fav of mine. I used Stampotique Girls stamp embossed clear and colored with Promarkers, Bubble wrap, Dylusions ink and a misc Birthday stamp. Very simple but I love it.
Now its your turn, Hop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog and see all the other wonderful inspiration the team has prepared for you then link up your creation. We cannot wait to see them.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

New ATC swap at The Stamp Man

The new ATC swap is up over at the Stamp Man and this months Theme is "Oriental" I am away this weekend with my daughter at a Dance event so I only have one of mine finished to show you at this time but I will have the other 2 posted by next week. I used Habico Oriental clear stamp set and triple embossed the card with UTEE and re-stamped the tree branch into the UTEE. Now if you want to join in this wonderful swap please go over to The Stamp Man ATC blog for full details and more inspiration from the team. And while you are there check out the Blog candy giveaway at the Stamp Man's Blog.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping in. Angela