Tuesday 25 January 2011

Going crackers

This is another card for my own 'let's see some bling' challenge 4 on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - thank you to all those who have contributed so far to this challenge - there's still time to keep up with the New Year's resolution and make a card for this week's challenge - by Friday at 22:00 UK time.

This is also for this week's challenge on Jingle Belles: pretty in pink and green and Bah! humbug 3: Christmas crackers.

This cute little stamp of the robins pulling the cracker was in a set of three I bought this morning at Hobbycraft - 60p for the set - bargain or what?! (You can see the other bargains I got here).

This was one of those 'very hard to photo' cards because the panel on the lighthand side is a very reflective foiled mirror card - it would have been easy to have taken a picture of me with the camera reflected in it, but I didn't want that - lol! My bling, of course, is that foiled mirror panel and also some silver pen work on the cracker, the rest of the image being coloured with copics.

This is also for:

Christmas cards all year round January
: anything goes
Gingerloft 10: things that fly
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Truly scrumptious 49: brown, pink and green
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes

Just a little shopping ...

I had the opportunity this morning to get a lift to Hobbycraft at Crayford, so I took advantage and managed to get a few 'essentials' - lol! and a few bargains.

I found all of the stamps in the bargain bin - the total cost for the stamps came to just less than £11, which would have been the original price of the one with the three fountain pens. The brads were cheap too.

Quite a long time ago I bought an encaustic art stylus having watched videos of Suze Weinberg using the melting pot and beeswax ... and until this morning I didn't have any beeswax ... so you never know, perhaps one day soon I'll try out the stylus.

BF January twinchies: ladies with bling

Last night I had an enjoyable time making my inchies for this month's swap on BF forum - ladies with bling.

I used one of my favourite stamps: Hero Arts 'gracious lady', stamping with Brilliance crimson pearlescent and heat embossing with detail clear. I then used dusty concord DI to lightly paint parts of the image and daubed glue around the edges, dipping in Art Institute glitter to create 'blinged' edges.

These are also for:

Alphabet: L for ladies
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: use a stamp
Creative craft: monochromatic madness
Crafts and me 22: monochrome
For fun: glitter
Kaboodle 51: bling it up
By the cute and girly: bling it on
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Glitterbabe's 28: anything goes with sparkle
Woodware 11: anything goes