Saturday, 14 June 2014

two recent makes

MMM first one was quite hard to make, not physically but emotionally as it was for a relative for their dad and with losing my dad this year i'd wanted to avoid the whole father's day thing.... selfish, I know..  

Anyway I used one of Sam Poole's amazing stamps... the lighthouse and the sentiment .... I also used an Andy Skinner stamp for the birds in flight.  Distress inks were used and then a brush with a touch of water.

I wanted some texture hence the hessian, the bottle was a bargain buy in a set of six  from 'the works' for 99p!!  For the driftwood and bleached effect seaweed I cheated and used some of a pot pourri set from Asda.  Nothing is safe when it comes to crafting lol.

The next make was a quickie using a Papermania kit from Do-Crafts which I got via Create and Craft at a ridiculous price...  It was just a matter of deciding on a lay out and adding a sentiment stamp in a colour to match the papers.  Of course I just had to e-mail in a piccie of the card to one of the  Do-Craft shows on Create and Craft.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

something different

 not too sure about this one but it's all about the trying new things and getting those fingers inky!

I've alway's kept away from diagrams and templates,,, make my brain cell ache too much.  Then along came a CD called 'candy doodles' by Polkadoodles...  yummy papers, digi's and yep, that thing called a template.  The only problem was it looked too fab and too easy to be any problem.

I printed off the template and then used kraft card from Creata as the birdhouse... I stamped onto it using a wood effect stamp from Visible Image .  Then I used polka dot card and die cut some ivy leaves and other foliage.  I distressed some of the Doobadoo honeycomb and added it to the house with flower embellishments and some tiny pearls.  The Doobadoo products can be purchased from Polkadoodles.

I am entering this birdhouse into the following challenges ;