Friday, 28 December 2012

Ice Maiden

Today I joined the design team of Glitter N Sparkle  and a new challenge starts over there today so please go and have a look.

  • Image from Delicious doodles
  • Spectrum noir
  • Centura pearl card stock 
  • Bubble die 
  • Ribbon and gems
Pens used:-
Skin - FS1 TN1 TN2 CR3
Hair- GB8 GB9 CT2
Clothes- BT1 BT7 BT8 BT9
Fur trim- BT1 BT2 

I would like to enter this into Creative Craft Challenge 2 - None traditional Christmas  

All comments and feedback welcome

Saturday, 22 December 2012


Hello Crafters this is my S.W.A.L.K girl relaxing with a good book and her chocs, which is such a contrast for this time of year. I coloured this ages ago so I`m afraid not sure of the pens used.
  • The spring fling and summer days combo stash
  • Worn lipstick distress ink 
  • S.W.A.L.K stamp
  • Spectrum noir pens 
  • Peel offs 
  • Flowers
  • Glitter
I would like to enter this in to these challenges:-
Sketch & Stash
Papertake weekly -pick of the year and I picked anything goes

All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x

Steam punk

 I created this card for the Tuesday morning sketch challenge,
I looked at this sketch, and my idea just came to mind.
 This is what I came up with.

  • kanban topper and papers
  • Card stock and Ribbon 
A very simple card.
All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x     

Good and Bad

Good morning all, today is a new challenge at challenges 4 everybody   we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
This is my entry for this new challenge.
  • Sassy studio designs digi
  • Centura pearl 
  • Peel offs
  • Spellbinders 
  • Glossy accents
  • Flowers
So please come and join us and play along .

All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x x

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Golden Girl

I found this nice sketch online at The corrosive challenge blog and thought I would give it ago as the winner joins the design team.

  • Gorjuss stamp
  • Paper from stash 
  • Lace, Ribbon, Flowers and Pearls 
  • Bronze peel offs 
  • Spectrum noir pens 
Pens Used:-
Skin- FS4 FS4 FS5 CR3
Dress- GB1 GB2 GB4
Bows & Socks-CT1 CT2 CT4
Harts- GB8 GB9 GB11
Hair-EB 5 EB8 GB10
All comments and feedback welcome
Aj x x   

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Tree Project & tutorial

Hello to allI was sat at work on Tuesday and was doing some Christmas decs with the people I look after, we were doing these cut out slide together tree's, as I was busy working I thought to myself I could do a much better job at home with all my crafting stash and quality products, at work its just thin card and not so good scissors.
This is what I made.
   What do you think?
now let me talk you through it.

 First cut out 2 x identical trees using paper as a pattern. Draw a cut line fron the bottom of one tree to just over half way up. On the second tree draw a cut line from the top down to just over half way.

Then stick these to chipboard or strong cardboard with Crafters Companion stick and spray and cut out using a sharp craft knife. 
If cut right they should slot together, test by trying to see if they fit.
Top tip make the grooves a little wider.
 At this stage I painted all the edges with gold paint.
 Next find some papers of choice and stick pieces of paper all over on both sides.
Then cut off the excess. Do tree one both sides the same then do tree 2 with different papers covering both sides.
This is how it should look.

Now slot both together, you can glue the top
together to help strengthen the top part of the tree. Now decorate with what ever you like, I used brads, pearls and a old chain from the charity shop then went around it with black soot distress ink and sprayed with Crafters Companion spray and sparkle gold.

I would like to enter this in to theses challenges.
Tuesday alchemy- Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge - Anything goes

I hope you all enjoyed and as always feedback and comments welcome
AJ x x 

Quintessantially English

I thought I would have ago with the IndigoBlue stamps that are in the craft room.

  • Black card IndigoBlue Pomp & Pageantry
  •  Kanban industriana paper pack
  • Distress inks 
  • Black embossing powder
  • Ribbon, Pearls, Brad, Flower
Well I must say I think this card turned out very nice 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges 
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes 
 All comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x


embossed and Pink

I was making a card for a challenge thinking of a topper then decided I have neglected my embossing folders so decided to put them to use with this card. .. alot lol.
Its hard to see but the backing card in the back is also embossed.

  • Centura pearl card stock 
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders 
  • Core'dinations card stock
  • Ribbon, Flower, Brad & Candi
I would like to enter this in to Friday sketch challenge
As always all comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x    

Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is a concept I am not sure about but gave it ago.
  • S.W.A.L.K Stamp
  • Centura pearl card stock
  • Brads
  • Spectrum noir pens 
I was not sure about this card because I like to embellish a lot but I believe it turned out very nice.
I would like to enter this into these challenges 
Crafting When We can- Bingo (Pearls, girly, clean & simple)
Thank you and all comments and feedback welcome
AJ x x  

Lady In Lavander

Lady in Lavender that's her name lol.
today was the day to do some cards and this is the first of many as I got the crafting mojo today.
  • New York Lady Stamp
  • Cuttelbug embossing folder, Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz core'dinationscard stock
  • Purple card stock & Kanban Kandy core
  • Mild Lavender distress ink
  • Peel offs, Gems and ribbon 
I coloured the peel off with my spectrum noir pen.

I would like to enter this in to these challenges,
A Gem Of A Challenge- Lavender & Lace
Tuesday alchemy- Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge- Anything Goes

Thank you and all feedback and comments welcome
AJ x x 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

My First DT Card

Hello to all followers  a new challenge will starts over on challenges 4 everybody
This week we all used digi stamps from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
I embossed the Kandy Core card with a button mask and then sanded it to reveal the colour underneath which I think works very well.

  • Bugaboo Digi Stamp
  • Spectrum noir
  • Crafters companion sentiment
  • Kanban Kandy core card
  • Mild lavender distress ink 
  • Ribbon, Flowers, Gems and Hat pins
Spectrum noir pens used:-
Skin - FS2 FS4 FS9 CR3
Hair- GD1 GD6 DG7
Dress, Shoes, Bow- BP 2 BP3 BP5 BP7
Socks, Belt, Butterfly- HB1 HB2 HB3
Flowers- CR 7 CR 8 CR11 DR1 LV1 LV2
Grass, Leafs- LG 2 LG3 LG4     
All feedback and comments welcome,
until next time my crafty Friends.
AJ x x 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Eleagent bird

Well i really enjoyed doing this card i think it works well.
I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix bird cage which I love and thought wait a min what would the cage look like if i stamped and heat embossed it, well you can let me know what you think but I really did like the end result. I Distressed all the edges to the paper and then quilled some flowers.
  • Papers from Making Cards magazine
  • Sizzix Caged Bird
  • Card stock 
  • Old paper distress ink 
  • Black embossing powder
  • Pearls and Hat pins
I had so much fun doing this card and hope you enjoy it too.

I also would like to enter this into Sketch and Stash Challenge 

All feedback and comments welcome 
AJ x x 

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Pawfect Pals

On this card today I have used my new stamps which are S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pals Collection from Crafters Companion My fave company for crafting products, I coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir pens. I then used some snowy acetate to the image which I feel added to it because I was going for a winter theme.
I also used some starry card for the back card stock and added some silver stars to contrast against the gold ones.
  • S.W.A.L.K Pawfect Pals Stamp
  • Sapectrum Noir
  • Card stock that i had left over
  • Salty ocean distress ink 
  • Snow acetate 
  • Ribbon, Pearls and Silver peel offs 
Spectrum noir pens used 
Face -FS2 FS4 FS9 CR3
Hair- EB3 EB5 EB6
Dress - TB3 TB4 TB6
Cat - CR3 TN3 TN5 TN 6 TN 9
Top hat and cloak - BG 5 BG8 BG10
Stool - BT4 BT7 BT9 GB7 GB9
Flower- DR1 DR3 DR6

I would like to enter this into theses challenges 
Sunday Sketch & Stamp    
Crafters Companion - Winter Friends
Creative Card Crew - Star

 All feedback and comments welcome
AJ x xx

Something Different

Hello to all, todays blog is something different from me, its a tag which I don't really do so thought I would give it ago for some challenges coming up and they were anything but a card, I used this lovely winter stamp for the festive time of the year.

I stamped the image with aVersamark ink pad then mixed ultra thick embossing powder with glitter and embossed it, I then distressed all over it then wiped it off and revealed this lovely image. I have to admit I don't use this technique much but it really does work.

  • Centura pearl card stock
  • Cricut to cut out the tag 
  • Winter scene stamp and sentiment 
  • Stormy sky distress ink 
  • Ultra thick embossing powder
  • Glitter, Brads, Flowers and Lace
I would like to enter this into these challenges 
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Tag 
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with glitter
Totally Paper Crafts - Anything christmassy but not a card
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything but a card

All feedback and comments are welcome 
Aj x x x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

DT member

hello to all i am pleased to announce i am now  a DT member for challenges4everybody i am so pleased to be joining them and hope to have a good time.
bye 4 now