Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A couple of makes

Hiya folks!

Thought it was time I popped on here and showed you what I made at the crafty weekend I went on a week or so ago. Sheesh - was it that long since we had all those giggles??

We had such a HUGE goody bag - I had to seperate it all out and literally stuff it all in the suitcase to get it home on the plane. Had to leave the cardstock though, as the case would have exceeded the weight limit!! LOL. Luckily my Mum's next door neighbour makes cards, so I let her have that. I shied away from using the sculpy clay stuff too. Something I will probably never use, but the kids might.

On to the makes. First up, I played with a Gothic rubber stamp from Crafts and Me, but I played it safe and used my pencils for the colouring. I could have used the markers that were on the table, but I didn't get on very well using them in the tiny spaces, even though they did have a pointed brush nib. Here is what I made:

Everything used here was from the goody bag, or from samples lying around the room, except for the silver brad heads that I took with me, and the flowers that were made using the punches I took. Here is a close-up:

Next I used a fairy stamp from Crafts and Me, coloured again with my pencils. The paper was Crafty Emma I think, cardstock from the samples, as was the lovely Marianne die corner. Pearls from the goody bag.

Another close-up, I raised the image up on foam pads for this card:

Finally, I bit the bullet and got the jewellery goodies out. What a gorgeous selection!! Sarah (Tiggertastic) provided a little leaflet to explain how to make parts and join things together - which was very useful (Thanks hun!), and I had a go at making a bracelet like a sample from that leaflet, and here it is:

Must say, I am rather impressed!! I used purple beads in three shapes, and some gold ones to go with the gold metalwork. It was all a bit fiddly, but worked out fine in the end once I got used to it all.

Right, that's it for now then peeps, catch ya later!!
Teri xx

Friday, 21 October 2011


Hiya folks!!

Been ages since I blogged any makes. Me bad - but then, the mojo has taken a bit of a hit in the last couple of weeks what with things happening around here. Can't go into that though at the moment.

BUT - having been away last weekend on a crafty retreat, I suddenly found myself with a bit! I managed a new doodle, which I released yesterday, and I also made a card with my 'Rosalee' image released a week or so ago. Here it is:

I have used some of the humungous stash of goodies that Amy gave us all to play with - the gorgeous filigree corners (edged with green ink), the cream, green and pink cardstock, large green gem, pink cosmic shimmer and a Marianne die that I bought for the flower.

For the Rosalee image, I coloured with watercolour pencils, and smudged pink ink round the image using some stencil brushes from the goody bag. This isn't showing up too well on these pics. The image has also been layered for extra depth.

As I said, the flower is made from a Marianne doily die I bought, with this flower die that comes with it. The centre is made using a punched shape, topped off with green gem. I saw some of the ladies at the weekend using the new die that makes these rolled up rose shapes, but I also noticed in blogland that these can be made just by cutting a circle roughly, and then cutting round on the inside (like we used to do at school to make spiral hangers), so that's what I did to make the two adjacent flowers. I inked the edges in a dark pink, and the used the cosmic shimmer for some bling.

Papers are from an old Tinker & Co set. Hot pink card from my own stash. Fern shapes cut with a sizzix die using green bazzill. An MS punch was used for the loopy edge on the pink paper, and some white gems were added, these were from my own stash too.

I'll be back later in the week to show you what I made at the crafty weekend, not that we made much - too much boozing and giggling going on for that!! LOL

Catch ya later peeps!

Challenges I am entering -

My Time to Craft - Punches or Dies
Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A New Release

At last folks!

A new release!! LOL
Been having some mojo issues, but having been on a crafty retreat this last weekend I found some new mojo, and this is the result - a lovely image for your Christmas makes.

Her name is 'Christina':

Hope you enjoy using her!

I released a few other Christmas images a couple of weeks ago, so here they are too -

All I have to do now is start making some blooming cards!! LOL

See you soon!
Teri xx