Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tatty Teddy

Don't faint...I'm back with another post already! I got up this morning and found we were without power :(  We had really strong winds last night, so I'm guessing a pole went down somewhere. It didn't come back on until 3pm!!!  Of course, everything I thought of doing required power lol work of any kind could be internet, no washing machine, no iron, etc :)  It was quite nice really!

So how does a girl fill in her day when she can't use power??  Craft of course!  I had to STAMP an image to colour (no power to the printer for digis). Can't remember the last time I used a real stamp lol...AND...I made a CARD!!  No power to my cutter for 3D stuff. Isn't it amazing how we take the everyday things for granted!!!

Introducing...Tatty Teddy :)

He's a stamp that came as a freebie with a craft magazine aaaaaages ago, and has been waiting patiently in the drawer for me to get motivated to use him. Isn't he cute :) I love all his sticky-out bits...reminds me of our little scruffy dog, Ollie lol

Card base and mats are SU Early Espresso. DP is from a couple of 6" paper pads in my (too large!!) stash.  Mr Ted has been printed (ummm that would be STAMPED!!) onto X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copics. I made the little tag with the SU Jewel Punch & one of the Teeny Tiny sentiment stamps, then attached it with a brad. Edges have been inked with SU Creamy Caramel (retired, boo this colour). Buttons are from my stash and have been threaded with SU Early Espresso twine.

Here's a close-up...

I'm entering Mr Ted into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge:  Anything Goes  ends 2/5
Crafts 4 Eternity:  Perfect Papers - Use 3 patterned papers  ends 3/5
One Stop Craft:  Buttons & Bows  ends 3/5

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Furry Friends

Hello everyone....our new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox is Furry Friends. I've made another calendar page and used the very cute Teddy Bea on a swing.

Before I get to the photo and details I'd like to apologise to my lovely blog buddies for not visiting much lately. Things have been a bit hectic and stressful here recently. We're undertaking a major restructure of our business (thanks to the crappy state of the economy!!) and it's been taking its toll on my sanity, not to mention eating into my crafting time in a big way :(  Once things are sorted and we get into our new routine, I'll be back on a regular basis to say hello. I miss browsing all your gorgeous projects.

I was going to get all carried away and make her a branch to hang from, and some grass under her feet, but as it was, I was late posting this on our DT blog :(  So, she's just swinging in the clouds lol

The DP is all digi from Pink Petticoat. I made the calendar panel in MMS then matted it with some CM blue from my ancient stash. The base is SU Whisper White. Miss Teddy Bea has been coloured with Copics and her wings finished with Diamond Stickles. Her little buttons have been glazed with SU Crystal Effects. She was then fussy cut and popped up on foam dots. The button is from my stash and has been threaded with SU Early Espresso twine.

Hope you'll come and join in on our challenge this fortnight. We'd love to see all those cute and cuddly furry creations :)  Please visit my teamies blogs and check out their gorgeous projects....links are all in the sidebar.

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dancing Queen

Hello everyone....happy Sunday :)  It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox. Our theme this fortnight is Inspired by a Song or Movie. You must note which song or movie in your post when entering the challenge...makes our DT lives a lot easier! I'm hopeless at guessing these things lol

I've made another calendar page....for June this time. I'm saving May for Mother's Day :)  This little lady reminds me of the Abba song "Dancing Queen"

This little lady is Disco Girl from The Paper Shelter...our wonderful sponsors for this challenge. I love their images, they are so cute. And as I keep telling you, I'm a sucker for cute!

Little MIss Dancing Queen has been printed onto X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copics. I've used a lot of glitter pen to highlight. She has very sparkly boots, flowers on her jeans and jewellery. Her amazing disco hair was made using some weird, spiky glitter stuff I found in my stash....worked perfectly for the effect I wanted. Does anyone remember those disco wigs that were around in the 70s??? Yes, I know, I'm really showing my age lol This little miss is very 70s with her platform shoes, flowery jeans and disco wig :) I traced the digi stamp in MTC and cut a black mat for her with my KNK Maxx. The image has been fussy cut by hand. The whole panel has been popped up on foam dots.

The DP is digi from Peppermint Creative.  I made the calendar panel in MMS and matted it with black CS. The base and mat CS are SU Gumball Green & Basic Black.

Here's a CU....I hope you can see the shine and glitter a little in this photo

Please head on over to my teamies blogs and check out their gorgeous creations....links are in my sidebar. Hope to see you playing along with us.

Thanks for looking........have a wonderful day :)


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