This week over at Simon Says they want you to show some polka dots! I whipped up a quick little book marker again still working off scraps from my desk. Some of you may be wondering how big my desk is at this stage – or how high the pile of scraps is ;p
Anyway my polka dots are on my heart and wings. I used a kaiser craft bubble wrap stamp in copper and clear embossed on the background. Not quite polka dots but close! Even the ‘Enjoy the Journey’ Tim Holtz sentiment was in my scrap pile! It was stamped on a long thin strip. I cut each of the words out. Its hard to make out in the pic but ‘enjoy’ and ‘journey’ are stuck down flat but the ‘the’ is raised up to give a bit of impact. So there you have it – polka dots as instructed. Now off I go to bed to dream up some more ways to use up my scraps!!
I recently won this super set ‘Funny Coffee‘ from Skipping stones Design. I think its fantastic and couldn’t wait to get to use it. However life had other plans and kept me too busy to get into my craft room to get the set inked up! However I gabbed 15mins yesterday evening and a scrap of coffee brown card stock and made a super quick book marker for a coffee loving friend. I adore the take away coffee cup. And dont you just love that sentiment? I am sure we all have days like that & it makes me smile every time I read it I monogrammed the band on the coffee cup but I took the photo before I did so that the surprise is not ruined for the recipient of this!
I cant wait to get to use this set fully, this book marker only took the edge off the itch
I loved working with red and white for the Annabelle stamps challenge the other day. It left me with some red and white scraps on my desk. I had also gotten a new pack of doilies. So add the two together, add in a pretty medallion stamp and my Tim Holtz alphabet die, foam dots and voila, scraps become a card. I actually really love the oversize of the doily on this one. Impractical for mailing, but with a custom envelope – problem solved. I wonder if I am allowed enter the challenge again over at Annabelle, I think I prefer this card to my original entry, hmmm!!
PS: Maya road have more amazing sneak peeks on their blog today, head over to check out these cuties -
The challenge over at Simon Says this week is masking. I needed a quick thank you card and of course rather than using one from my stock decided to make one so that I can enter the masking challenge. Its a good thing those paint dabbers dry fast! I used a scrap of grey card stock that was sitting on my desk that was already folded as a card – a skinny one, but a card none the less! I grabbed 3 pre cut flower dies, used some low tack tape to stick them down and then dabbed away with my pearl paint dabber. I then added the sentiment and the bling and while it was drying whipped up an envelope to fit it, and of course hopped onto my blog to post it. Now I have to go help hubby jump start the 2nd car and get going, what a busy Sunday!! Oh and before I forget here is my super clean & simple entry to the masking challenge!!
PS: The grey scrap was left over from the Gray is the New Black Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and I made this with that inspiration in mind also, loving grey at the moment!!
Well more 1, 2, 3 than 3, 2, 1 – 1 boarder stamp, two petals and 3 sprinkles. This is the recipe for the Say it with challenge over at Annabelle stamps. Again I am working totally from scraps on my desk. Good from a recycling point of view. However I think I need to make more cards to get the desk clear. That or just tidy it….crazy idea but it may happen out of necessity! Anyway on my card I have 4 sprinkles not 3. This is because A) the two on the flower were fine and then I put a 3rd up the top left of the card – and it was un balanced (it takes after me!) so I had to add another one down the bottom right. Reason B) I dont like uneven numbers and much prefer things even so my ocd called for 4 sprinkles. Anyway now that everyone has seen how messy and crazy a person I am I shall stop talking and just say thanks for stopping by!!
Over at Simon Says this week they want to see your newest stamp. One of my friends got me the Papermania Oriental lanterns set for Christmas which has an amazing bonsai tree in it that I could just not wait to ink up so this was the perfect opportunity!
I wanted to give the card a true oriental feel so went with red and black card stock. The red is actually a leftover scrap of Bo Bunny Christmas paper! I stamped the image in embossing ink and embossed it in copper. The Chinese symbol to the top right of the tree is also the sentiment – it says harmony. I used some brads on the corners of the image and left it at that. Nice and clean and simple oriental. The copper embossing is actually quite bright which made it hard to get a good photo of the card, as the light was bad and I had to use flash. Thats what happens with the dull Irish weather I guess though!!
I made this for the sketch challenge over at Annabelle Stamps this month. The sketch to follow is just super, I love it and will be definately using it a lot – especially since my dh kindly got me the circle nesties for Christmas I unfortunately dont have any Annabelle stamps to use on my project, but I have my eye on a few come next pay day! I love this combo of hot pink and black, it always looks so striking. I also seem to know a lot of girly girls so it comes in handy to have pink cards ;p
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit the Annabelle stamps blog to check out the sketch for yourself!
Day 12 already and its all over! Tims creation can be seen here. Again I had none of the supplies so improvisation was the name of the game. My tag base is Bo Bunny paper. The Graphics Fairy came in like a life saver today, my decoration is the beautiful ornament Karen has up on her site here. I printed it off and added some red glitter pen for some shimmer. I then used the rock candy to crackle it. It didnt show up very well in the photo again though, sigh! I didnt have the calender but I had a different one so I used that and circled Christmas on it I didnt have and metal corners so used some green card to make some corners. I added some snowflakes instead of pine cones. I just couldn’t find anything to improvise on this aspect. I went out to my garden to get some pine cones but they were all too big for the tag!
I have had great fun these past 12 days. It was great digging into my supplies and using them all in so many different ways. I have loved seeing everyone’s tags over at the splinter group too. I really appreciate all the lovely comments you are all leaving on my blog, so thanks so much for them. I cant wait for next years 12 tags already!!
When I woke up this morning and saw Tim’s day 11 tag I thought, great, that’s nice and simple. Then I sat down at my desk and realised I didnt have anything Tim had for his besides some ink and card for a tag! I cut out my tag and covered with paper from a book. I had a snowflake stamp so I stamped that with a pearl dabber and clear embossed it. I then inked up my tag with the colours I wanted. Then I started trying to make trees. I drew a few out onto paper but none seemed to work on the tag. I was sitting staring at my desk and my eye fell on a left over snowflake from when I was die cutting them the other day. I cut it in half and thought the arms of the flake looked like branches. Hmmmm… So out came some brown scrap paper for a trunk, and green scrap paper for some snowflakes. I cut them all in half and placed them on the trunk/tag in what hopefully looks like a tree! I added pearl paint for snow on the branches but that didnt photograph too well. Do you like my star on the top of my tree? Its from a broken charm bracelet and is actually a starfish!! This tag is full of improvising
I cant believe there is only 1 day left of the 12 tags. Time flies when you are busy making trees out of snowflakes!! Again I am linking up to the splinter group over at ArtyJen and on the Crafty Alley Ning!
Tims day 9 tag can be found over here in all its glory! Again lots of improvising took place. I also simplified it a bit, I tend to lean a bit more to the clean and simple at times. Plus I really didnt have the right type of embellishments for on it ;p My very obliging hubby made the paper rosette for me – once I realised I had to use numbers and sums to work out what size to cut my paper I started whimpering – numbers are really not my forte! So hubby stepped in and to be honest, I think he secretly enjoyed himself He did a fantastic job, so thank you J! So here is my day 9 tag. Thanks for stopping by and looking. If you feel like sharing yours join in the splinter group over at ArtyJen or else on the Crafty Alley Ning!