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Monday, 29 December 2014

Sneaky Peek of a new collection from Dragons Lair Designs


On the first of January a new collection will be launched at Dragons Lair Designs -
the Cinnamon Spice collection!

I was fortunate enough to receive a mini-kit to play with.
I printed out a few pieces in various sizes....


These are really my colours! Gorgeous!

I have also been looking at flip cards - just a small rectangle of card, scored cut and folded to flip and show two sides of a central shape.

I have a Sizzix die which automatically cuts this for a heart:


But it is easy enough to make these by hand using a score board and a craft knife -
  this is my rough plan...


Having looked at the Cinnamon Spice collection I thought I could use the circular wreath image in a circle 'flip'.


Here is the front of the card on my craft mat:



and the flip side showing a greeting:


I added tea dye distress ink to all the edges...
Finally here it is standing up:


Just a very simple idea!!

Happy Crafting!








Friday, 26 December 2014

LOC Special Two week Challenge - Delicious Darkness and Smeared Ink REMINDER

Hi! I wanted to remind you about the current LOC Challenge - we are now midway!!


You may have been following the posts showing  my fat book for the
 Smeared Ink 12 Days of Creepmas.

First I wanted to share a picture of my finished project...


And this picture shows all the pages inside:


I have used Smeared Ink images on many of the pages!

For more details please look back through my blog - for example 
 find Day 12 here!

But my new project for today uses
 Brass The Steampunk Reindeer from Smeared Ink -

I started by making an ATC from an embossed 3.5 x 2.5 in. rectangle
 with tea dye distress ink to bring out the embossing. 




I masked the image with two sides of a ripped piece of paper and added colour between,
 using tea dye and festive berries distress ink. I added tea dye around the image too.
I then added some cogs and gems, and finally red liquid pearls to the reindeer's nose.

This then became a feature on my main card:


I used the same process with the larger image, this time matted onto black embossed paper.
Finally I added wooden 'Happy's, also coloured with tea dye distress ink.
I will also share this with Smudgy Antics Challenge #1

Do share your Black Christmas creations with us at LOC

Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 23 December 2014

What's on my Work Table Today?

What's on my Work Table Today?

Well - lots of images of Brass The Steampunk Reindeer from Smeared Ink -
 different sizes, some flipped...

I started using one to make a little ATC


I will write more of this on a later blog but
in the meantime


Happy Crafting!!


On the Twelfth Day of Creepmas...

Here I am, Jolly Blogging on the last day!! What will I do now this has finished??

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You will find the blog roll on the sidebar - I do hope you'll hop along!!

 You should have come from Jane and next stop is Nan
but if you have turned up here by chance, do pop back to Terra for the start!!

So...onto the next page of my fat book,
using 6x6 squares of chipboard, each page covered with papers from
 Lelli-bot Gothic Grunge collection
and then embellished in various ways.
Thank you so much for visiting my page each day and leaving some lovely comments!
   I am glad that you have been SINGING ALONG with me!!
Thank you too all those of you who entered my ODD ONE OUT COMPETITION -
 would love to give each and everyone of you a prize!
But there's just one WINNER...
drum roll.... 
 

With a perfect answer

 "The right side of the face on the lower right gargoyle is white where all the others are yellow"


(I didn't colour this particular tiny area with the gold Promarker)


The winner is L J Dogsmom - please email or PM me your address and a surprise will be on its way!!

My last board - well, this features Day 12 and my back page.

I know you are all looking forward to my next  line...



First I used another of my favourite images from SI
Creepers - Devil Boy
(coloured with Promarker and added brads for the eyes)
and then...
Here's the full final page:
Oh but of course there's more...that ribbon at the top pulls out a slider...'
The image that is revealed is Rick St Dennis's Mistletoe Santa
coloured with Promarkers and Stickles.
(I received him as a prize in 31DOH!)
And so to the back page...
This time I used Smeared Ink's Creepmas Stocking Hanger
coloured with Promarkers and Stickles, and with added googly eyes!
Here's the finished project:

Here is my daughter home for Christmas taking a look:




Just as a reminder of the inside, here's one last picture:
I will link this project to Smudgy Antics anything Goes

A Very Merry Creepmas and Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 21 December 2014

On the Eleventh Day of Creepmas...

Here I am, Jolly Blogging!!

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You will find the blog roll on the sidebar - I do hope you'll hop along!!

 You should have come from Jane and next stop is Nan
but if you have turned up here by chance, do pop back to Terra for the start!!

So...onto the next page of my fat book,
using 6x6 squares of chipboard, each page covered with papers from
 Lelli-bot Gothic Grunge collection
and then embellished in various ways.
Thank you for all the comments you are leaving me!
   I am really enjoying the fact that so many of you are SINGING ALONG!!
(Of course I am singing!!)
Btw I will announce the winner of my ODD ONE OUT competition on Day 12
so there's still time to have a look on Day 8 and email me...
So here comes Day 11... and it's...
I started with these 3 die cut steampunk owls cut using a Cheery Lynn die and my Bigshot, 
and mounted on black card. I rounded the corners and of course added googly eyes!
Another layer of red card...

And they are out hunting...so 3 little rats - a small woodblock stamp I got in Hong Kong I think.


With my usual computer printed titles, here we have the page...


Do I hear you say there are only 3 owls??

Well...the other 8 are a pop-up under the three.








That's it for today,,,

So... so far we have
On the Eleventh day of Creepmas my true love sent to me...
Eleven Owls Out Hunting,
Ten puzzle pieces,

 Nine Cats Meowing,
Eight Grinning Gargoyles,
Seven Spiders Swinging, (or Spinning)
Six BITES of Jigsaw,


Five Scary Skulls
Four Red Balloons
Three Felt Hats
Two Googly Eyes

And a Raven in a Dead Tree!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sketches...

For Day 10 of Creepmas please go here




I am on the DT of Sketch~N~Scrap
and today a new Card challenge starts.
This is the sketch - I do hope you will have a go and join in...

Here's my take on it:

 

 The ribbon and DP are from my stash but 'Olaf' and the sentiment are from Sassy Studio Designs
and their progressive challenge on the SSD Facebook Group.

I made the following card for that challenge:


This was based on the other S~N~S December sketch:



You can still enter either sketch challenge until the end of December!

I got rather carried away with 'Olaf' - I have quite a few littlies who need cards!!

My next one is based on the sketch from Sketch N Stash




Again the DP was from my stash. I used tea dye distress ink and Promarkers for added colour.
I will link this to the Sketch N Stash challenge.

I then found the sketch at Sketch Saturday and rotated it through 90 deg.
 


 I will link this to that challenge...finally I looked at the fusion challenge

This took my eye as I have been making 'pine cone' baubles...


 Here's my card to link to this challenge:


 A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a prize courtesy of Bev Lowe and from Foil Play
Certain elements on the last two cards were from this Foil Play.
 I would like to show you one of the cards I have made from this gift:


I will link this to Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes 

Sorry this is so long  but I don't think I will be doing much posting over the Christmas period!

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2015!

Happy Crafting!