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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

My first matchbox

Hi there, it's been a while, well it's not even December yet and I seem to have lost my mojo for chrismas cards, wondering if the 30 I've made will be enough - no didn't think so!

So taking a break from Christmas this is what I've been up to, this month's exchange at Art & Soul over on Yahoo is an altered matchbox with a little "something" inside. Now I've had some of these in the drawer for a while and I have to say I loved making it, will be doing lots more.

Not going to show what's inside as I'm not sure yet, lol.

This next one started off as a trinket tray I picked up at the Poundshop and I've used it as a frame, it is now hanging nicely above my craft desk.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

CCC21 - Perfect Distress

Need to get my crafting head back on I've been full of cold this week and had two sick children, so not felt like doing much at all. As usual I've left it till last minute again for this week's Compendium challenge, Perfect Distress. Now I love my Perfect Pearls, but could I get this card to work, no. Took me all afternoon to come up with something I was reasonably happy with.

Apologies for the photo the light kept reflecting off it.

I used an Inkadinkdoo stamp and all the blue distress inks; tumbled glass, stormy sky, faded glass and broken china with the White Pearl powder. The papers are of course from Tim's Vintage Shabby stack, my all time favourites.

You may remember last week I mentioned going to a friend's wedding, it was a fantastic day, the venue and weather were beautiful, the food was out of this world and the bride looked gorgeous.

Here's me and Ali, we go back to primary school, over 30 years ago!

the stunning scenery

the amazing cake

See you all next week, I must get back into blogging more often.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

CCC10 - Industrial Grunge

It's Tim time again, this week's Compendium challenge is Industrial Grunge found on page 54 of the book.

I've actually got this done early for a change, but there is a reason, I'm going to a friend's Wedding on Sunday so I can't very well turn up with inky hands can I? Plus I figured, if I get my entry in a bit sooner I might land lucky with the random number thingy.

Back to the challenge anyway, having a change from a tag. The background as we crafter's say was a happy accident from last week's challenge. I cut the leaves and used the leftover to mask them, then inked the background. Added a sentiment and my industrial grunge leaves (I'm still in Autumn mode, too soon for Christmas).

Distress Inks used: Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink
Go Kreate dies
and sentiment from Ebay store in Malaysia

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