Friday, 26 October 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

Just a quick post from me today to tell you about this weeks challenge over at Craft Punked.  With the witching hour almost upon us what better theme than Halloween?!  Here is my creation:

I have brayered the background with a big an juicy ink pad and the image is from the fabulous Octopode Factory.  I am hoping to find time to add a bit more to this post later when I have time - I have to admit that kids + halloween = busy time for me!! 

Thanks for stopping by - hope you like my creation xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Finally moved and getting back to crafting!

Hello all - it has been such a long time since I blogged, but I do have a good reason....we have finally moved house - yippppeeeee.  Crafting stash is still in a bit of a mess but I am getting there slowly with the organising.

I managed to drag out some stash to make my entry for Craft Punked - recipe challenge.  The challenge is to  use the following recipe:

Brown, Orange or Cream
Green, Purple or Red
Ribbon, Flourish or Flower
Glitter, Gems or Candi(brads)

Here is my DT creation:

Apologies for the bad photograph - I could not seem to get the light right.  I hope you like it and it makes you want to join in with the challenge :)

Thanks for stopping by - Vanessa x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Flower Power

Its challenge time over at Craft Punked and this weeks theme is Flower Power - here is my card:

I have used a 5 and a half inch square card base.  I used a Stampin' Up flower stamp and coloured using various promarkers and cut into inch squares.  I then cut squares from white card and coloured to match the corresponding flower.   Its plain and simple but I am pleased with it :)

Thanks for stopping by :)  Vanessa x

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back to School

Well its that time again - school holidays are over and kids back to school.  Its exciting times for my 3 as they are starting a new school and nursery.  We are going to be moving house soon and rather moving schools after only 2 weeks back we decided just to move them to the new school and just have to commute.  Luckily it is not too far and it only adds 20 minutes on to the journey.  It means getting up even earlier though and I am not sure how my body will cope without the long lie's :D  Its only for 2 weeks though as we are moving to the new house on 7th September.  I am really excited now - it has been a long process.

On to crafting - my hands are still pretty numb but I think I am getting used to it now.  I have not really been in the mood for crafting but I had 3 commissions to do and did not want to let the customer down.  She asked me to make cards for children that are starting school.  Here they are:

The school colours are yellow and black so I have used those colours for the school uniform.  I was not sure how to finish off the cards and wanted to put the children's name on the card, so I came up with the idea of the pencil with their name on it!  I just cut two pieces of card one in cream and one in yellow.  I used zigzag scissors to make the pencil look like it had been sharpened, inked the edges and stamped their names.  I then curled them around a pencil to give them some dimension.  I must admit I was quite pleased with the result :)

I am going to enter the top card into the challenge over at Get Funky - this months theme is anything goes.  As long as your entry contains a Funky Hand Product then you are in with a chance of winning.

The backing paper for the top card was printed from Colour Me Happy - Funky Hand cd and it fitted the school colours really well.  The images are from LOTV and I coloured them using promarkers.  The backing paper on the bottom card is DCVW.

Well that's it for the moment although I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for Craft Punked's Friday challenge.  Thanks for dropping by.

Vanessa x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Well its challenge time again over at the Craft Cupboard Trilogy and this months theme is embossing.  Whether its heat embossing or dry embossing is up to you or why not try a mix of both!!

I am still struggling with numb hands at the moment so my crafting is very limited so I had to come up with something that was not too complicated and fiddly.  It certainly was a challenge for me but this is what I came up with:

Materials used: Stampin Up - French Foliage Stamp Set
                        Stampin Up - Old Olive and Chocolate Ink Pad
                        Chocolate and white cardstock.
                        Green and Chocolate Satin Ribbon
                        Cuttlebug embossing folder
                        Olive Embossing powder

I started by stamping the leaf with versamark ink and using the Olive embossing powder.  I was really pleased with the detail that I got from the embossing powder:

I then used the french words stamp with Chocolate ink and stamped onto white card stock and inked around the edges of the card with the same ink.  I matted this onto some chocolate card stock.

I then used a cuttlebug embossing folder for some dry embossing.  Again I inked around the edges but with both Old Olive and Chocolate ink this time.  A bit of inking really brings out the embossing:

Again this was matted on to chocolate card stock and finished off with the satin ribbon.

It is a very simple card but I am pleased with how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by.  Vanessa x

Friday, 13 July 2012

Summer time!! Well it is over at Craft Punked

Dare I say it.......*whispers* it has not rained today - wow - well to celebrate we are having a summer theme over at Craft Punked and this weeks challenge is sponsored by the fab Bugaboo.  Here is my DT card:

The image is from bugaboo and has been coloured using promarkers.  The papers are DCWV Boys Stack.  Superman is discretely hidden behind the image as I thought the paper looked like rays of sunshine.  I cut the embellishments using my Cricut cart 'Life's a Beach' and coloured these with promarkers to match the digi image.  The card has been finished off with a LOTV sentiment.

Well I am hoping this sunny card will entice the sun to stay out a little bit longer - well at least for the next week or so as we are going on holiday!  As long as we have fun though!

Well thanks for stopping by - why not pop over to Craft Punked and join in the summer fun.

Vanessa x

Friday, 6 July 2012

Its all in one colour

Morning!  Its Friday again which means only one thing....its challenge time over at Craft Punked and this weeks challenge is Monochrome!  This is my DT card:

As you can see I have chosen pink for my single colour.  I created the sentiment using Wordart and layered it on to some pink card.  The buttons were cut using a sizzix embosslit, in various colours of pink and stuck using pinflair glue to add a little bit of dimension.  If you fancy a challenge and the chance to win some blog candy, why not pop over and have a look :)  Thanks for stopping by :)  Vanessa x