Monday, 18 August 2014

Inspiration from Eret

Good morning.   I hope you all had a good weekend. Here in the UK Midlands the weather has been a bit changeable, with wind, rain, sunshine and lots of rainbows! 
Today we have some inspiration from Eret who is sharing two of her favourite creations from the past year.  Over to Eret.......................

Here are my two favourite projects from last year.

I chose first one because it was really interesting to figure out how to put it together and I love the effect from the different embossing powders. They give a look of worn leather. I always enjoy making flowers and  adding them to my project. I shared this suitcase in June. There are also link to the full instructions and the template. The best thing about this suitcase is that it can also be used as a box.
My second project is from February.

It had to be an easel card. This is my favourite card fold type. On this card for the first time I used  embossing powders to colour the flowers. They don't look very realistic but I still love the result. It's fun to experiment. You never know what will come out.
Thanks Eret! What great projects!  Our Anything Goes challenge runs until 3rd September, so there is plenty of time left to enter.

Sally x

Saturday, 2 August 2014

August challenge - Anything Goes

Good morning to you all, time for our August challenge which is a day early as I am off on my holidays and wanted to make sure it posts OK before I go. We have kept the theme nice and simple as crafty time always seems limited during the holiday months......................

********Anything Goes********

As always you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, all we ask is that as our name suggests we do want to see some stamping as a focal element of your work, entries not fitting that requirement may well receive comments from the DT but those entries will not be eligible for the prize and Top 3 spots.

Tonic Studios are our lovely sponsors this month, they are synonymous with quality and precision cutting products from scissors to punches, guillotines to dies and also a range of clear stamp sets and design paper pads as well. Their products are available from many High Street craft stores and frequently feature on Create and Craft TV. Here is the wonderful prize of  the newly released matching punch and die set Twisted Twine 674e and 584e with a rrp of £39,98....

Now for some inspiration from the Design team and we start this months Guest Designer Joan................

Using Tonic Studios Celtic Circle die & Celtic Strip punch

Happy crafting everyone and we look forward to seeing all your lovely entries.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

July winners

A very good afternoon to you all, what a fabulous array of blossoms and blooms you treated us to in July, such stunning entries and we have all really enjoyed looking at you creations, thank you all so much.

As I am off on my holiday I am posting the July winner and Top 3 a day early and the August challenge will also start a day early on Saturday 2nd August and of course there is another fabulous prize to be won so we hope you will join in the fun again.

So the lucky winner of the $60 voucher from Heartfelt Creations is......................

She made this beautiful creation for the wedding of her Son and his wife, what a fabulous keepsake for the happy couple

Congratulations Kari, please mail me with so that I can arrange for you to select your prize.

And our Top 3 which was such a difficult selection for us again..................

We loved the image and originality of the creation

An amazing piece of artwork which must have taken hours

We loved the colours, composition and blossoms

Well done to you all, please collect our Top 3 badge to display on your own blogs.

Friday, 18 July 2014

$60 Heartfelt Creations prize this month

This month it's my (Brenda) turn to share two of my favorite projects from the last twelve months, it seems rather odd doing this as it's usually me who prepares the posts and it's fine showcasing the work of the other DT's but not so easy when it's my own.

It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am most comfortable crafting with inky fingers and lots of colour. At school I was never arty and in fact my art teacher gave up on my by the time I was about fourteen as it was apparent that I never enjoyed his lessons, so I was offered the opportunity to double up on cookery lessons which delighted me and led me to excel in something I actually enjoyed and which gave me the grounding for my future career. 

So it came as something of a surprise to me that when I fell into cardmaking by accident about fifteen years ago I actually enjoyed it - I wonder what my art teacher would make of that if he knew ?

I chose this piece from a post last August as one of my favorites as I adore the warm vibrant colours created with Dylusions which I love working with. It was a commission for one of my daughters for a TA who was leaving to travel the Far East so the brief was to reflect that part of the world in some way as well as being large enough for all the teachers and staff to sign - about 80 in total so a good volume of space required. The inside below contained several pages for the signatures and messages.

It was a little harder to choose my second piece as I have created a lot of scenic pieces which is probably my favorite type of crafting but in the end decided on this one from December using another favorite medium Pan Pastels, as I said in my post then it could be the scene at the end of my garden as like many of us I have fairies living blog isn't called Floral Fantasies for nothing !

Many thanks for taking a peep today and I need to remind you that this months 'Summer Blooms' theme will be running for another couple of week so still plenty of time if you have not joined in yet or want to share a second or even third piece with us, why not when there is a fabulous $60 prize to be won from Heartfelt Creations.

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