Monday, 28 November 2011

A 'fancy' Christmas card, normally I do flat design, traditional images and colours, but decided to do something different this time. As usual the end design was nothing like the card I wanted to make! And again as per usual, I ducked up, forgetting to leave a bit of card not to be twisted.... but I think it ended up ok.

The colour doesn't show up very well on the photo for some reason, I used some free papers from the NitWit - Cookin' Cookies Collection, red and gold glitter, small bit of red card for the base of the toppers and a Do-Craft greeting topper.

Over at ukatc, we did an altered matchbox swap with the theme of either winter or Christmas. Normally I use original matchboxes but decided this time to take one apart and use it as a template, silly me forgot to put tabs on one end (to fold in) so it was probably more fiddley than it ahould have been *g*

Matchbox size is akin to the smaller matches - England Glory not the big ones like Swan Vesta's.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Blog Buddies Fat Page swap

Over the weekend I received this lovely 'Halloween' themed Fat page from Cath

along with some gorgeous Halloween stickers, never seen these before and a few Xmas clear stamps. Thanks for the extra's, they'll come in useful for my atcs. Hopefully we'll be doing the swap again soon.
Becasue I ended up doing two Halloween pages, I'm going to do a fat book to keep alongside the swap one.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Its a slide mount, Jim, but not as we know it.

Here's 7 altered slide mounts I made for UKATC group swap I took part in last month, we all made 6 and got 6 back - made into a wall hanging by the hostess. (Jan put hung them on some gorgeous pale grey ribbon) There wasn't a set theme, so I decided to use old postage stamps as my centre pieces then work round the individual colours/pattern.

Blog Buddies Fat Page

I joined a (Stamped) Fat Book Page swap, over at Cazro's blog. Slightly foolhardy of me, having never done anyhting like this before. The theme was Halloween and I ended up making two, this one was for my swap to Joan. The stamp came from KayCee crafts "Haunted Mansion".

The backround paper was an old paperbook blank page, I satmped the image on, then drew the moon and coloured in using a crayon. Smudged some black and brown ink around using a bunched up tissue, then stamped the floral bits in copper ink, added the embellie's (the two strips are from a rafettea effect table mat one of my cats 'killed') and lastly punched a hole for some ribbon.


Then I decided I wanted to do another one, stereotypically Halloween for kids ie messy *g* (I got carried away with the whole mess thing and ended up making 2 dozen 'goblin' cakes - fairy cakes with black/green/orange icing splodged on - didn't look too appetising but they were yummy!)

I used black acrylic paint for the background, tore a piece of orange caed so the edges were rough, stamped image on (again from KayCee crafts) then cut up a spiderweb felt coaster (from a Pound shop) glittered it slightly round the edges, then stuck the cat on (again a Pound shop)