Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Its a Gift --Bags and Boxes challenge at TioT's

Time for another challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
''Bags and Boxes''
Please pop over for all the details and see the fantastic inspiration from the team.

I love to recycle boxes , especially when needed to give with a gift.
This small box  came to me containing some delicious chocolate

Painted all over with white acrylics, then sprayed , with Dylusions, lemon zest. squeezed orange , just a small amount at this stage
Then  to add some texture a Tim Holtz stencil and modelling paste.
Stencilled round the edges using the same stencil and some spiced Marmalade distress ink

I have had these chipboard flowers for ages [? where they came from] .
These were painted with Pebeo Fantasy paints, water colour stems and a bit of dull glitter.

I added more colouring using the same sprays and highlighted the stencil with gold gilding wax.

So here is the box ready to go, with all the trimmings in place.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Free to roam

A digital page for the Cheeky Challenge over at 
June has given the theme of Churchyards/Graveyard or Grave stones.
I decided not to go down to the dark side and make my page look light and peaceful.
Well that was before I couldn't help myself and added the tigercat, 
would not like to meet one of these anywhere.
However  it does seem well trained as it walks beside its mistress.
I used some of my own stored images, free ones found on the net
 and some from  Mischief Circus sets.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

.Boots on the roof for AJJ

A journal page using a mop up background  and a few pieces of left over die cuts, 
a variety of stamps and a Clarity stencil.

I remembered to take a photo  at this stage,  by now the song 
''These boots were made for walking'', 
was humming around in my head..
 Most of you know, we spent quite a number of weeks each year in our caravan. So, I can tell you when a large bird lands on the roof , you could often imagine it was jumping up and down wearing large boots like these.

My last version using the same page  had me adding some digital images [Mischief Circus] to the photograph  of the page.
This is Maurice ......
 he does look as if the boots are too big for him, but with feet that size he feels he could conquer the world.

There is still another week for you to join the Create a Scene challenge over at 
Try it on Tuesdays, all the information is here.

Also joining in again  at 
inspired by the Colours of Autumn.

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Monday, 16 November 2015


A journal spread, created with Paris in mind.
These past few days have effected many folk,
  my heart goes out to the people who lost their loved ones
and those who were so very badly injured, with hope that time will aid their recovery.

A painted and stenciled page, some random stamps and a Dina Wakley bird.
I will add this page to 
Autumn colours

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Friday, 13 November 2015


A digital collage today for
where this weeks Cheeky Challenge theme is.... Sisters.
Moo-Mania and More the 100th challenge theme  is Crowns.

I had an imaginary story buzzing around in my head today, where  these two sisters dream about being Princesses. They were allowed to keep deer and  owls  as pets and to wear their crowns all day long.
The majority of these images come from Mischief Circus sets, the others were free from the net.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

I wonder what they are thinking

Some days you just have to get messy and inky and today was one of those days.
A time to create backgrounds and mop up spare ink from the craft mat.

the theme is Inspired by Autumn Colours
I cannot tell you the exact colours on these pages, but they do have the feeling of autumn for me.
I used a variety of stamped images Paper Artsy, Stampers Anonymous
 and these fun cat images by Katzelkraft.

I wondered what these two could be thinking and remembered many years ago our family cat was a great one for catching mice and birds.
Now don't panic, she never killed them, but brought them into the house alive and kicking.
Presents for her family, 
she never could understand that this was not good,
 she  was never allowed further than the laundry room until we checked 
she hadn't brought home an unwanted visitor.
The dog was no help either, just joined in the game of catch it quick.

So as you see the second version, with a few digital tweeks
 has given the cats a couple of friends to play with.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A Christmas Scene

Create a Scene
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
The team have created an amazing variety of scenes,
 please pop over to see them and get all the details.
Now as we are into November and I am just beginning to think seriously about 
making  Christmas cards, I just had to use this winter scene image [Stampendous]

I stamped this onto plain white card using Watering Can -Ariondak ink pad.
Edged this with silver embossing powder and a hint of blue from an old ink pad.  Water coloured the Holly, then added some glitter for the snow, hard to get a photo, but you can just about see this if you click to enlarge the photo..

It is simply matted and layered, a couple were dry embossed using a Holly folder, 
then shaded with  a variety of distress ink, silver and gold inks pads.

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