Sunday, 13 November 2011

Challenged! - Ring a ring of Roses

I saw this digi stamp from A Day for Daisies and knew I had to have it. They remind me of my brother's children, although he has 2 girls and one boy. After colouring with Promarkers,I chose a mix of Basic Grey papers from their paper pads - Eva, Obscure, Pyrus and Nook and Pantry. I liked the combination of rich pattern and colour.
I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Anything Goes
Do you stack up? Inspired by a song. (Ring a ring of roses)
Basic Grey Challenges Mix n Match

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Challenged!- Christmas with a flourish

The reindeer is a Bo Bunny rub-on and the flourish is a free stamp from Simply Homemade magazine. I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:
Corrosive Challenge  With a flourish
Papertake weekly First Christmas

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Challenged! - More Molly Blooms

I continue to try and get my money's worth out of my new Molly Bloom Christmas stamps. This week's challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog is paper piecing, which is my favourite technique. I used more than 2 images - Molly, the postbox and a LOTV sentiment - so can enter the challenge at The Crafty Pad. All the papers I used were from the Basic Grey Figgy range - that qualifies me for Basic Grey Challenges, Anything Goes.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Challenged! - Shaped Christmas Card

I used my two new Molly Bloom stamps and played around with the shape of the card. (I had to draw a little nose on Molly of course.) I’d like to enter this for the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday Unusual shaped card
Dreamvalley Challenges Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Magazine Addict – Papercraft Essentials Issue 74

This issue has some fabulous Polka Doodles Christmas stamps. There was also an article, by Su Pennick, on resist techniques. I tried ‘resist stamping using alcohol inks’  - ( you stamp on alcohol inks with Staz On inkpad and wipe it off) – but it didn’t work , maybe because the alcohol ink background I used had been hanging around for a while.  So I reverted to an old favourite, resist with clear embossing , and paperpieced onto her hat and boots. I had intended to paper-piece the coat too but the cutting around the hair was too complicated!
I’d like to enter this for the following challenges:
Pink Gem Challenges Cold and Frosty
Come and Get it Anything Goes