Tuesday, 26 July 2011

TOMIC Challenge No 8 Stitching Faux or Real .

Hi  Crafty Bloggers

Wow the weather here has been so wonderful it definitely puts a spring in your step !! I treated myself to some new papers and they are so pretty !! I got them from Hobbycraft ( managed to drag my fella in with me after about 40 mins he lost the will to live !.  I could have been in there for at least another hour lol)  It was so nice to actually see them and match them up as I  usually shop online. I decided to pick  Hopscotch Magnolia for this one.  Love this one just brings back so many memories . There is chalk all over the payment outside,  the kids in the street have been having great fun !! I have coloured her softly with prismacolor pencils . I managed to get this made to enter TOMIC challenge No 8 which is stitching I have used real!!!

I made a criss cross card from a splitcoast stampers tutorial . It looks like an envelope with a card and I added a wee tag. Had to use up every inch of these papers ! I stitched the panels with my sewing machine without thread. I quite like the effect of the plain punched holes. I also machined stitched the panel onto the card . As an embellishment I machine stitched around the stamped moment sentiment on a different setting ! Lastly I made the flower with with sheer organza ribbon by sewing/ tacking it along one side and pulling the thread to ruffle to the centre. I popped this pebble brad to finish. 

I think it's the lace that goes so well with these colours !!

I had great fun making this one. Hope you like it too!!

Recipe - 
Magnolia stamped on 300gsm craft card with memento black ink. Wooden moment stamp with momento rich cocoa ink onto card stock .
Medium - prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor. Distress Inks .
Card stock - My Minds Eye Gertie & Bazzill dots .
Tools - Cuttlebug,  Brother Sewing Machine. Magnolia doohickey tag dies.
Embellishments - Making memories paperie riverie pebble & flower . Berisford chocolate satin ribbon flat backed half pearls, chocolate double satin ribbon, Hobbycraft ceam lace , natural brown button and sheer organza ribbon. Purple thin ribbon from stash. Stardust stickles.

Hope your week is going good !! 
Bye For Now
Crafty Hugs
Kitty ;0) xxxx

Saturday, 23 July 2011

TeddyBea !! Puppy Love !!

Hi Crafty Bloggers

Wow what a stunning day the sun is shining away !! In order to restore my crafty inspiration I just needed a Teddybo image and a visit to Hobbycraft and hey presto my imagination is running wild !! So I am looking forward to a crafty afternoon tomorrow !!

I made this on Monday and just getting round to posting as Mr Blogger was very naughty and would not let me post !!! This weeks challenge at Teddybo is Teddybea only so many cool pics to choose from !! I picked Teddybea_024 . How cute is she !!!

I find it so easy and enjoyable to colour her. I thought |I would make a card quite simple and more modern.

I love this shape of card I got the inspiration from one of my favourite blogs. I have cut a bone shape and painted it with crackle paint and then distressed with the distress ink antique linen ! I made these tiny pink flowers and hearts with a tiny cuttlebug die. I popped a tiny pearl in the centre quite pleased with the result ! I have been looking at flower punches there are so many to choose from !! I had a go at embossing my sentiment with clear powder and my heat gun will try it again but with a darker ink lol ! I love playing with different products and techniques , definitely takes a few more goes to get it right though lol !

If you have not been over to their blog you must visit, I was laughing so much at the fact the designer makes the bears pose so she can draw them !! Love their sense of humour ! Also one of my favourite blogs for inspiration is having the most stunning vintage candy to win so why not pop over and have a look just click on the picture below to take you to Tab's cool blog and candy !!! If you visit her etsy shop be warned !! you will want to buy everything !!

Recipe :-

Teddybo Image printed onto 300gsm white craft card and re sized on word

Card stock - Coredinations White Card , Rasberry Road Digi Papers Bazzill Basics & Bling
Tools - Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies(for flower and hearts) 
Embellishments -Berisford double satin ribbon, Prima pearls & Hobbycraft pearls ,Stickles /stardust , Ebay stamp embossed with ranger clear embossing powder stamped with London fog memento ink /dewdrop. Sugar glitter on her pom poms !!

I am off to relax with a lovely cold glass of wine after my day at work. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and thankyou for visiting !

Crafty Hugs Kitty ;0) xxx

Monday, 18 July 2011

Pink Purple & Pearls

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are you all ? I am having a lovely day off today just relaxing !! I have been working extra over the past couple of weeks so I have been so tired, you can tell by the picture !!!  the great thing about it is more pennies for crafty goodies !!! I tried a couple of crafty creations and this was the first time ever that it was just not happening ;0( . I was not happy with them at all so they are in the bin  !! ( The mojo was gone ) so this one was okay but not my usual !! I am posting this crafty creation today for a couple of wonderful challenges. At Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge blog - Week 115, the theme is Punk Purple and Pearls . Simon Says Stamp Challenge is anything goes !!!!! So here she is Garden Tilda ......

I thought she was taking a break from gardening and was thinking about those gorgeous new shoes she wants lol !! I have used the last of my lush pink lace and I made my own glimmer mist with Spun Sugar reinker, water & perfect pearl powder in my mist bottle  to spray on these pretty roses. I also used some on the chipboard tag and seam binding too !!

Recipe -
Stamp- Magnolia Garden Tilda on 300gsm smooth craft card with momento black ink
Papers - Coredinations dusty concord , Raspberry Road Digi papers
Mediums - Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor , Distress Inks , Perfect Pearls , Flowersoft floral silohoette
Tools - Sewing Machine, Cuttle bug , Spellbinders  floral silhouette
Embellishments - Pink lace, rosebud, flatback half pearls, chipboard elements , pearl brad and seam binding from Ebay . Astirs and roses from WOC .

I am off to make another crafty creation and catch up with my favourite blogs to get some inspiration !!
Thanks for visiting !!!
Kitty :0) xxxx

Monday, 4 July 2011

ShabbyChic Frame

Hi It's me again with another crafty creation on this beautiful sunny afternoon ! I have had so much inspiration from the blogs I visit regularly ! I have made a frame and have distressed it with white crackle paint . I stamped onto the frame too ! I have added these beautiful flowers I won from WOC. I love this Tilda she is so pretty.

I would like to enter these challenges  :-

Just Magnolia - week 113 - Anything goes with optional extra of Shabby Chic
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 110 - Free & Easy July
Stampalot Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Tilda Challenge - Week 26 - Distressing

Recipe -
Frame from Ikea , Butterfly cut from Bo Bunny papers . Magnolia stamp from rainbow collection stamped onto 300gsm white craft card with versafine black ink.
Mediums - White Crackle paint with sandpaper. Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor. Wooden memories stamp with mommento brown ink .
Embellishments - Roses all from WOC. Double satin Berisford ribbon  & White lace ribbon from Remnant Kings.  Stickles Stardust. Pearl spray from Ebay. Bling half flat pearls.

Thanks for visiting, I am off to make a lovely summery chicken and grape salad for dinner. Hope you are all having a super week and 4th of July celebrations.

Kitty :0)  xxxxx

Teddybo Challenge - Anything but a card !! Time please !

Hi Crafty Blogger friends !!

How are you all ! Well the sun has been shining here in Bonnie Scotland for two days. It has been so hot . I have taken the opportunity to wash everything I can think of even down to Suzie's ( the couch potato Greyhound ) three sets of slippers and two teddies are on the washing line as we speak lol ( We can't have slippers because she likes to have them all too herself lol).

This is my favourite type of challenge . I got some inspiration from the DT's and the fact that instead of ordering one new clock mechanism I ended up with six lol.

I have used this digi image which is my all time favourite because it's a Teddy dressed up as a Kitty lol !!! I have added lots of cut out digi elements and this beautiful double satin ribbon and prima flower. I have used my bedroom colours as I am going to be selfish and keep it all for myself  !!!

For challenges:-

 Teddybo Challenge - Anything but a card
Paperplay Challenges - Week 26 - Anything but a card

Recipe -
Image - From Teddybo which is Teddybea_103 printed onto 300gsm white craft card.
Cardstock - Hunkydory 8 x 8 scalloped card. Raspberry Road Let's Eat cake digi papers and digi elements.
Mediums - White crackle paint, Rock Candy Crackle paint. Broken China Distress Ink, Prismacolor pencils blended with sansodor.
Tools - Glossy accents for glue, double sided tape, Scissors.
Embellishments - Prima flower, Bling half flatback pearls, Berisford double satin ribbon . Silent sweep clock mechanism from Ebay. Sugar Glitter.

Off to do another post See you Soon !!!

Kitty :0) xxx