Friday 17 October 2008

HS:MS:HS bake

HS:MS:HS today: bake:

DCM: paint the town

Today's dare on DCM is to 'paint the town' - 'red, green, sky blue pink with yellow dots on, or any colour you fancy, with acrylics, H2Os or watercolours, with brushes, sponges or splatters. We don't mind, as long as you use paint on your cards. So have some fun with the DCM and get Painty this week.'

So I got out a couple of chipboard flowers that I had in a BF kit and painted them with Adirondack acrylic dabbers, purple twilight and watermelon. I stamped on to the petals psrts and then coated everything with Glossy accents.

I've been waiting for them to dry (too often I've tried to work with glossy accents that haven't dried!).

Having decorated the flowers I was uncertain what to do with them, but thought that they were so strong in colour that nothing else needed to be added to the card except the Best Wishes.

Looking at how bright it is, I think it also qualifies for last week's dare!!

My time to craft challenge 33: get doodling!

Having seen a link to My time to craft on another blog, I thought I'd have a look and have a go at the challenge - mmmm, I nearly turned away, because, as you can see, the challenge is to use doodling - something that I'm not good at (I'm OK at it if it is just on any old piece of paper, but not at 'getting it right' on a card).

Anyway, I decided to be brave and step outside my comfort zone and do some doodling. I used a piece of Craft Creations Jenny's Creations Dizzy 09, which has very large flowers that are quite plain. So, all the white marks are my doodling! I just added primas with white brads in the middle of the flowers and the sentiments are vellum adhered to white textured card:

I'm glad I had a go now - I might even try it again some time!

Autumnal colours

Since I saw it last Sunday, I've been meaning to do something for Nikki's challenge on DewDrop Craftz - 'As we are now watching the autumn leaves falling and the colours of nature changing.. with the weather turning from warm(ish) to so chilly some days, you wonder why you got out of bed.. this weeks challenge is 'Autumnal colours'. I would love to see all your projects using colours from autumn.. '

Having cuttlebug embossed the background, I swiped it with chestnut roan chalk ink. TheThe big leaf in the middle is one made out of a close-weave netting (doesn't show up too well) - I got some of them a long time ago and have rarely used them - and the two acorns (the one on the right is more golden than it looks) are sizzlit die cuts:

Challenge 30 on Lots to do this week is to make something involving embossing, so I'm doubling up with this.

In fact, I'm trebling up because the challenge on Cute Card Thursday is also to make an autumnal themed card.

These were all good challenges - got me using something that has been in the box for a long while!

Ellie has arrived!!

Yay!! I put in the highest bid for Ellie in the Think Pink auction and she's just arrived!!

Royal Mail took good care of her, but you can see that she was glad to get out of that packaging and find a resting place in the kitchen:

Tomorrow is the big Bubblyfunk Think Pink sale - details here - if you live near enough, please go along and support it.

Now that Ellie's got her breath back she's found her way to a handy shelf where she can perch and watch everything that goes on in my craft room (although, of course, she will be taken down for hugs).

Following on the comment from Kaz, I should explain that the room is only this tidy because it's cleaning day today. In fact, having made one card, it is now a lot more 'lived in' again!