Saturday, 16 June 2012

My challenge on Craftymess

Well it is finally my turn to choose the challenge at Craftymess :) I chose to challenge everyone to use paint in their entries and we had some lovely stamps to use from Desmet Designs including my favourite this lovely little beach hut;

I Painted 3 mini canvases with a combination of Dylusions inks and Cosmic shimmer and set them aside to dry. I painted some white card and once dry stamped HOME SWEET HOME on it and cut them out by hand as I wanted an imperfect rustic look. I printed out 4 beach huts, 3 I painted and the final one I cut up to use as templates and then cut roofs and doors and bunting from some of the fab Amy Tangerine Range. Finally everything was stuck down onto the canvases and it now hangs in my home.
I love how it is bright and cheerful and very reflective of my crafting personality, well it certainly doesn't reflect a british summer!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Hugemungous giveaway!

Samantha Hauzer one of the very talented DT members at Purple Pumpkin is having a huge giveaway on her blog. She is in Aus but will post worldwide so get over for a peek at what she has to giveaway now you won't regret it :)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

CCW June scrapmap

Sue has once again come up with a fantastic sketch for June at Creative Craft World;

I chose to use it to make this layout of my eldest when he was only 6 eating an icecream on holiday. I used AC Amy Tangerine papers and stamps with some AC Dear Lizzy ribbons and thickers;

I spent ages trying to figure out a title but my husband and I had just watched a programme about Will Smith and his song kept coming into my head so my subconcious was obviously pointing the way for me :) I used the ribbons to make these little flags;

I love the chevron stamp in the Amy Tan range it is different from the other ones I have and I used it to enhance the sunburst effect; 

Thanks for popping by I hope you like my page and I encourage you to give the sketch a go you could win a great kit :)

Craftymess challenge

The challenge over at Craftymess this fortnight is fantasy and we were given some images to use by Robyn's fetish. I chose the angel stamp which I printed on card and coloured with pencils to keep it soft. I used it to embellish this layout of my second son asleep on his Nana;

Please pop over and join in the fun there is always a great prize up for grabs :)