26 June 2015

O M G...............It's Not A Card

Hey there Happy Crafters
My my have I had a busy week, so much so that I missed one of my favourite challenges at Left Of Center :-( 
But now that my little project is finally finished, I guess that means I'll be the first person to enter this week............every cloud and all that :-)
As the title suggests my project actually isn't a card, I couldn't believe it myself to be honest as I LUURV making cards.  But I had a moment of inspiration and just went with it (I'm secretly impressed with myself).
So what I have made is a door hanger thingy...........I know some crafters may think "that's so yesterday", but it was a first for me, I REALLY enjoyed making it and I think it's broadened my horizons a wee bit to do new things.
The shape itself was cut out of mount board, then I used that as a template to cut out the backing paper.  The paper was distressed around the edges and I randomly stamped the cobweb design with Tim Holtz Black Soot ink pad.  Then all the inked areas were embossed with a clear fine embossing powder.
The image I've chosen for this project is The Harvester from The Goblyn Workshop.  He was coloured with my fab promarkers and flexmarkers :- Burnt Sienna, Cappuccino, Sandstone, Champagne, Pesto, Marsh Green, Apple Cider, Cool Greys and Blue Greys.
Randomly splattered around the edge is some fab Aged Black Frantage.  This stuff is great but really tricky to heat emboss without it flying everywhere...........always a challenge.  I tried to capture the detail as best I could in the pictures.
Lastly the letters were die cut twice, in black and white then stuck together, just so that they wouldn't get lost in the background.  Ta work here is done.
Off I now go to Left Of Center for this weeks challenge "Ink It Up", and dare I say I may even stretch myself to Dream In Darkness And Forever Dark 2.
Thanks for dropping by and come back soon xx

18 June 2015

18 And Life To Go

Good evening happy crafters.
It's time once again for me to enter blogland and another super challenge over at Left Of Center.
We've had several milestones birthdays in the family so far this year.........a 40th, 16th, 60th and on Saturday it's our nephews 18th.
As luck would have it LOC theme this week is "For The Boys"...............perfect :-)
As usual I love square cards, this is 7 x 7.  Mat and layered with no particular papers, just bits and bobs from my stash.  I've got a couple of really cool cob webby spider type rubber stamps that I got from a little craft shop in Whitby a few years ago. So I used one of them on the corners of the blue paper (just a shame they mostly got covered up). 
The image I chose for him is Zombie Clown from The Goblyn Workshop.  I think he'll love it as he's done several of the zombie walks in Manchester...........that's definitely his thing, as well as playing the drums.
I've coloured the image with my promarkers and lightly distressed the edges with Tim Holtz black soot ink pad.
His card wasn't finished off too fussy..................I don't think too many 18 year old boys like paper flowers and ribbons.  Just a little skull type charm and my cobweb corner die always comes in handy.
Thanks once again for stopping by, come back soon ;-) xx

11 June 2015

Ma Johnson

Good afternoon lovely crafters, it sure has been a real busy week for me so far.  For one scary moment I thought that I wasn't going to get the chance to do my blog...........panic over.
My crafty project so far this week has been for my wonderful mother in law.  It was a special birthday for her yesterday, she turned 60...............sssshhh, don't tell her I told you ;-)
So I'm afraid it was out with the alternative and in with the norm.
Luckily for me this weeks theme over at Left Of Center is For The Girls, so as much as I love to use alternative images on my craft projects, I figured this one still works nicely with the theme. 
The image I've chosen is Happy Hour and you can find her over at Kenny K's.  Coloured up with my super promarkers as usual.  Colours used were Soft Peach, Oatmeal & Vanilla.  Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Tan for the hair and Coral, Sunkissed Pink & Dusky Pink for the skin tones.
Having used my promarkers that also means I get to join in over at I Love Promarkers, who's theme this week is Anything Goes
A special birthday justifies a large card me thinks, so I opted for an 8 x 8.  Papers I used were from Craftwork Cards & First Edition, distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink pad.  Then as you can see, no card is complete without all the usual delicious embellishments :-)
Not too fussy on the inside, but nice enough.
Then I also did a matching candle as part of the keepsake..................although one forgot to take a photo of it before one gift wrapped it.....duh. 
Thanks once again for stopping by, I very much appreciate you feasting your eyes on all the crafty goodness  xx

4 June 2015 I like pink

Good afternoon crafty friends, it's time once again to enter another challenge over at
Left Of Centre.  This weeks theme was "upcycle/recycle" or LOC. 
My card didn't quite turn out as Left Of Centre as I would have liked.............the pink in me just got a liiiiiiiittle bit carried away.
So as usual it's a square card, but this time it's a 7 x 7 which is a really nice size to work with.  The backing papers are no brand in particular, just what was in my stash.  I distressed the two lighter coloured ones with Tim Holtz black soot ink pad.
I fashioned a small bow with some spider web material I have.  It was originally white, but I coloured it with a black promarker...........does that count as "upcycling?"  Hmmmm debateable I guess ;-)  I also added some beads and a charm to a few black chain links.
The image itself is Cyber Sindi from The Goblyn Workshop and she was coloured up using my fabby Promarkers.  Colours used were black, cool greys 1 to 5, cerise, pink carnation and flex marker shocking pink and finally the skin tones were coral, sunkissed pink and dusky pink.
I did add a sentiment to this project in the end, just to show where it could possibly sit.  But it's held on temporarily, so can easily be removed for when the perfect occasion calls upon it.  A few sticky pearls and die cut spider web later.......then tah daah, it's done.  I just hope that it's Left Of Centre enough..................fingers crossed. xx