Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Forgotten Friday entry!

I had an entry for this week's Forgotten Friday post emailed to me today, by a friend of mine, Shirley. She is a fellow Chocolate Baroque Guild member It is lovely to see people joining in with my post, so I am delighted to post a picture of Shirley's card.

Shirley told me that she has probably had this stamp for about thirteen years now, so it really qualifies as a neglected item. She used it for a great niece's 4th or 5th birthday, and she is 18 now! Shirley has used lovely lilac and aqua tones to make this card, stamping on vellum to create her top layers.

It looks as though Shirley has taken the photograph with some plants in the background, giving a real summery feel to the picture.

I'll be posting again on Friday for this week's Forgotten Friday post, so why not start rummaging now, and maybe you can join in this week? Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Just to let you know

I've been having a bit of a clear out of some of my stamps. Locally, there are three American Air Force Bases, with a huge amount of personnel coming and going all of the time. They have a local website where you can put your items up for sale, free of charge, a bit like Ebay. Anyway, there is a link in my sidebar 'Items for Sale', where I have posted my stamps. I have three lots, Wood Mounted, Unmounted clear stamps, and Magnetic unmounted stamps. All huge collections. If you are interested, you can contact me via email, and I'll give you more details. I haven't put photographs on there, but I have taken photographs of them. Judith xx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 22- On a Sunday!

Hi folks,well my post is a little bit late this week. We've had one of those weeks this week, with lots of strange things happening. I even couldn't get in to the house on one occasion, as my front door lock jammed, and it took three hours to break in!! It made me realise that our house is quite secure though, and all's well that ends well.

I took my Hubby to Center Parcs on Friday for an overnight break. It was his Father's Day present. He needed a bit of rest and relaxation from his busy job. It was lovely to take a bit of time out just to slow down and not rush around at the normal day to day pace of life. We live about nine miles from the nearest Center Parcs, so it is only a short drive before we are in a haven of tranquilty, surrounded by amazing forestry and wildlife.We are back to normal again now though, catching up, and tackling our normal weekend tasks, feeling as though we probably haven't been anywhere!

This week, I have chosen to use some great stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations, that I bought a while back. Some of them have been used, but sadly neglected for ages. I stamped the face stamp, and masked it off with eclipse masking tape. I then coloured my background with Distress Inks, and overstamped the area with a canvas background stamp, overlapping some areas slightly. I stamped two flowers and a butterfly onto white card, colouring the flowers with DIs, and the butterfly with pencils.

I then coloured the face with pencils, and blended these with Zest it. I stamped the 'Thanks' with Versafine, and assembled the card. This will be a useful storecupboard card, when I need one in a hurry, and I might make some more of these in various colours, lilac and lime green, orange and purple, cream and brown, red and cream, etc. I've just bought some lovely chalk inks, and might try some of those for a softer finish, the colours are lovely, and will look really pretty with this layout.

So, dig around in your stash, and see what you can find. Make something with your neglected crafty items, and leave a link in my comments, and I'll come and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Chocolate Baroque Giveaway

Hi folks, just to let you know that there is a giveaway on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog. Do pop over there to take a look.

Glenda is giving away two A4 plates and two A5 plates of gorgeous new stamps. There will be samples from the Design Team popping up all week on the Blog too, so keep checking back. I hope that one of you will be lucky! Judith xx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 21- Steampunk Tag

Hi Folks, it's Friday again, phew what a week! It's been really hectic, but thankfully, I've recovered from my migraine. Before I show you what I've made this week, I'd like to say that the winner of my giveaway, was Sue.

This week, I have chosen to use some unused stamps from The Artistic Stamper. I bought these a while back, but just forgot about them. I coloured a tag with Distress inks, and stamped a sequin waste stamp, and large cog background across the tag, leaving the middle of the tag clear.

I then stamped the large and small flower, the leaf and the butterfly onto some sticky backed canvas, which I coloured with Distress Stains. I then cut these out and stuck them onto grungepaper, and coloured the reverse of the grungepaper too.

I added an ideology cog to the flower, and a spinner to the butterfly, before sticking them to the tag. I then just added some green ribbon to finish off my tag.

Why don't you take a look through your stash, and see what you have that is forgotten or neglected lying around. Make something with it during the week, and add a link in my comments. I'll pop along to your blog to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by today, Judith xx

Friday, 10 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 20- Giveaway

Hi Folks, it's Friday again, and time to rummage through your stash. Make something with what you find, and leave a comment on my blog, and I'll come and take a look.

This week I've been ill, and unfortunately, I haven't been able to make anything to show you myself. However, I have still had a rummage through my forgotten stash. These are my embellishment boxes, and I have left a box of Copic markers in front as a guide to the size of them.
I keep lots of my larger items in here like Stampbord, tins of brads, chipboard embellishments, etc. Lots of stuff gets forgotten about. I have had a good rummage, and pulled out lots of items that I am going to give away to one person this week. All you have to do, is make something with your forgotten stash, and leave a comment on my blog. You do not need to be a follower of my Blog.

Now I have two regular contributors to this slot every week, and I already have a package of goodies made up for them, they know who they are. However, if they happen to get drawn at random again, they they will be doubly lucky, I am not going to discount them for their loyalty. I am also going to rummage through my stamps today, and add one or two of those to the pile of goodies, so there will be more coming someone's way than shown in the photograph. Please join in, the deadline is 6.00 p.m. Thursday 16th June, when I will get my OH to draw a name from all of the contributors who have actually made an item with their forgotten stash.

Good luck to all who take part, thanks for popping by, Judith xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Less is More- Monochrome

Hi folks, I decided to enter this week's Less is More challenge again, as the theme is 'Monochrome', and this really appeals to me. I went for my favourite colour palette, purple, and stuck to a theme of clover. I chose to use Kraft card as my base this week, and stamped a lovely stamp from Art Journey three times, once in Versafine Imperial Purple, and twice in Memento Sweet Plum, onto my card. I then stamped a honeycomb design from Jo Capper-Sandon in Lulu Lavender. I stamped the word 'Dream' from Kaisercraft (Life Sentiments) in Imperial Purple again, in the bottom corner. Finally, I stamped two bees, from Jo Capper-Sandon onto Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art in Purple Stazon, and moulded them slightly, before sticking them onto the card.

Pop over to the Less is More blog to see what everyone else has been up to. You will find some stunning projects.

Thanks for stopping by today, Judith xx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Summer of Colour

Today it's raining outside, and it's a bit grey. However, if you fancy a bit of colour, pop over to Kristen's Blog and check out what she is organising. It is a ten week long challenge, starting this week, where you can make anything you like, choosing that particular week's colour of the rainbow. This week, the colour is BLUE. It can be any shade of blue, and you just need to link your project to her blog. There are giveaways, so take a look.

Judith xx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Dandelion Fairy

Hi folks, it's not often that I post on a Saturday I know, however, I had a rare chance to make a tag yesterday, just for fun. It wasn't for a challenge, or a swap, just a bit of relaxing time.

I stuck to my comfort zone of a Distress Ink background, as I wanted to achieve a certain colour. I used Old Paper, Mustard Seed, and Crushed Olive, blended and then spritzed with water. I used three stamps by Clarity stamps, available from Chocolate Baroque  which I stamped in Versafine ink. I stamped the verse in Onyx Black at the top of the tag, followed by the fairy at the bottom in a darker green. I stamped the individual leaf around the edges. I then coloured a piece of scrap card with the same colour Distress Inks and stamped the fairy and the leaves again. I cut the top layers of the fairy's dress out, and highlighted the stems with Glamour Dust. I highlighted all of the remaining leaf stems with a white pencil.

Just a quick note also to say that I have posted my latest project on our joint blog Some of you will have seen it already, as you follow both blogs, but if you haven't, please pop over and take a look. The details of how I made it are all over there.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend, whatever you are up to, Judith xx

Friday, 3 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 19- Irises

Hi folks, it's Friday again, time to rummage through your stash again, find a neglected or forgotten item, and make a crafty project. If you post a comment here, linking to your blog, I'll pop along and take a look.

This week, I've chosen to use a lovely set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque, called 'Elegant Iris'. I've had this set of stamps for a long time, unused until today. I decided to steer away from the more traditional lilac colour for my iris, and based my colour scheme on a lovely iris called 'Dame de Coeur'. Elaine, a fellow Guild member gave me link to a fabulous website that sells these irises, they are beautiful, and I am thinking of getting some for my garden.

I printed off a lovely background paper that is available from Chocolate Baroque in the form of a download, it is from the Stucco Backgrounds- Bright Damask collection. Then I stamped the Iris on a script background onto Hot Pressed Watercolour paper. I use this a lot, as it will stamp very smoothly. I used  Distress Inks to colour the background of my stamp, and Inktense pencils to colour the image.

I used Clearly for Art by Wendy Vecchi to stamp three of the flowers out, and moulded these slightly. I then stuck these to the card, adding three of my very vast, underused button collection.

I have chosen not to add a sentiment at this point, as this card can be used for a multitude of occasions, and I can add something at the last minute if necessary.

Thanks for popping by today, Judith xx

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