Saturday, 22 September 2012

Week 173 - Inspired by a Song

Hi Crafters

I hope that this finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend.  Today is officially the first day of Autumn so goodbye to the Summer and hello to warm chunky jumpers and comfort food! Personally I am a fan of Autumn (and not just for the comfort food!)

I have had another busy week -  on Saturday I had a fabulous day at Busy Bees  - Sheffield - helping with their Dabble Day and the lovely Julie Atkinson and Hel's Sheridan were also there and everyone enjoyed an excellent day.

Todays challenge has been set by our lovely Emma and I think it is a fabulous one -

Inspired by a Song

and this is my take on the title

Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra - 1954

I have chosen to use a twisted easel and use a monochromatic theme.  I have used the Cheery Lynn die One Free Wish which is so classy and cuts like a dream.  
I have centred this on a Marianne Design which is the Circle Frame Die which I cut in white glitter card (not sure if this shows up) I have taken a corner stamp and enhanced the edges using a black ink.
The base paper is from my paper stash and I have added a sentiment in a Spellbinder shape to finish off the design.

I think this is a great challenge to take part in so have a go.  Pop over to the Allsorts Blog and have a look at the other DT members ideas they are fabulous.
Thankyou to our sponsor this week Pretty Little Ribbon Box.

Also, just to let you know that we have the lovely Clare Rowlands at Let's Create next Saturday showcasing the brand new Christmas designs from Molly Bloom - if you are in the area pop in to see this fabulous demonstrator.

Enjoy a great week.  Please leave a comment I love to read them all from you.

Bye for now 
Jo xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

week 172 - Purple Passion

Good Morning Crafters!

How quick does Saturday come around!  another busy week for me and Let's Create.  I had a Create and Craft show on Monday showcasing some gorgeous Crafty Notions products including some fabulous new flake colours and some really useful acrylic paints - did anyone catch the show?  Not sure Jackie flapping a mosquito away from the flake was the best idea!!! flake everywhere!!

Back to the job in hand - Tracey's super challenge this week which is Purple Passion and this is the one I would like to show you

This one is a bit of a Spellbinder fest (I know you are saying that makes a change!)  This would have been ok for last weeks layer challenge too as it is full of different layers of different papers giving the design real depth and dimension.  The picture is a little deceiving as the middle layers actually go inwards not outwards and I have inked the edges with Black Soot so that it defines the layers even more.  I used the scallop set of the edgeabilities to make the decorative band.

To embellish further I have used organza roses from Creative Expressions, a couple of pins and some black pearl glue.  This design could be used for so many occasions.

I have a great day ahead as Mark and I are going to Busy Bees Dabble Day at Sheffield.  Looking forward to seeing all the ladies again and getting stuck in to a great project.

 Thankyou to our sponsor for this week too -

Enjoy a lovely weekend whatever you are doing and don't forget to pop over to the Allsorts Blog to check out the gorgeous Design Team designs.

Bye for now
Jo xx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Week 171 - Layers

Good Morning Everyone!

As you see we decided that we would come home from our holiday - although it was very tempting to stay as it was the most gorgeous place we have ever been too, (apart from Bermuda but family do live there and it is an exception to the rule!)  the hotel was amazing and the weather well ! the coolest it went to was 35! We have never been on an all inclusive holiday up until this one but we certainly will indulge in another next year !

Back to work though now!  
This weeks offering for Sarah's Challenge this week is
(sorry for the dark picture but hope that you can see)

I have chosen to use the Butterfly Collage stamp from Stampendous.  It is a favourite of mine.  I have used Aged Mahogany Distress pens to ink the stamp up and stamped the butterfly again to decoupage it.  With the distress pens blending so perfectly with the Distress Ink I used this to blend the whole image together.  I used silver glass glitter for some texture.  The background paper is from my stash and to finish off and creating more layers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die - edging this with a little distress ink to follow the colours through. Again I have used some printed paper from my stash.

I hope that you like my take on Sarah's great challenge this week and pop over to the Allsorts Blog to check our the other DT members projects.

I thought I would share this photo with you too - this will make you smile!
Mark took this when we were in the hotel restaurant and afterwards we noticed that there was a light at the back of me!

Has my hallow slipped!!!!

Enjoy a lovely weekend
Bye for now
Jo xx