Sunday, 31 May 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #126 Anything Goes/Use Subway Art

Hi Crafters,
There's a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create and as usual you can choose 'anything goes' or the twist theme of 'use subway art'. I'm using the 'Pretty Sunshine' image from our sponsor SLS Lines Digital Stamps and I chose to go with the subway art theme and make a wall hanging...
The image was coloured with my Pro/flexmarkers and layered on to a pennant banner that I made picking out the colours from the subway art. I embossed the pink layer with a sunburst embossing folder but that doesn't seem to be showing up very well here. :/
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #20 ATG
I Love Promarkers - #271 Anything But Square
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #82 ATG/Make it Bright & Colourful
My subway art was found on the internet but you could try making your own with stamps or making a collage with word cuttings from a magazine perhaps.
I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with.
 Have a wonderful Sunday.
P.S. On a different subject now - there is a DT Call going on at Top Tip Tuesday so if you would like to join our friendly bunch of ladies hop over to the blog, there are instructions there on how to apply.
Bye for now,

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - It's All About The Hair Colour

Hi Crafters,
Those of you in the UK I hope you all enjoyed your Bank Holiday Weekend, the weather was up and down a bit here but we managed to get done what we wanted to and I got a little crafting time in so all was good.
Today I'm here to share with you my DT inspiration for Top Tip Tuesday's latest challenge which is 'All About The Hair Colouring'.
We would like to see your best hair colouring male or female and any colour you wish!
We are also having a DT CALL so if you fancy joining a great bunch of ladies then check out the blog for details of how to enter.
I was going to go with pink hair on my image from The East Wind but I chickened out at the last minute, lol, but I'm sure you are braver than me, here she is....'Aurora Spring Melody'...
7 x 7 Card Blank
Image - Aurora Spring Melody - The East Wind
Papers - First Edition - Love Letters
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons - From Stash
Pearl Brad - Hobby Craft
Flowers - Prima
Leaves - Sue Wilson - Quilled Leaves
Arch Die - Tonic Studios

Here's a side view showing the dimension...

 Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #280 Kids
Brown Sugar - #147 Favourite Colour Combo - (Pink & Brown)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #81 ATG/Make It Girlie
Art By Miran - #32 ATG
Noor Design - #6 Flowers
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #87 Layer It Up
Crafty Girlz - #2 ATG/Spring is in the Air
Scribble & Scrap - #45 ATG
Come & Get It - Tic Tac Toe
(Die Cut - Design Paper - Ribbon)
Incy Wincy Designs - Lots of Layers/No Layers
Craft-Dee BowZ - May Challenge - ATG+ Handmade Bow
We are sponsored this time by The East Wind
and they are offering 3 images to the winner.
I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations, you have two weeks to come up with your hair themed projects and if colouring hair is rather daunting for you our fabulous Deneen has included a tutorial on the blog to help you along.
Well that's all from me today, see you very soon,

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 - Gifts

Hi Crafters,
I'm here today with my Christmas Club card for Zoe's choice of theme this time which is 'Gifts'.
I have used the last of my Hobby House Card Kit papers and images, it has been a fabulous kit to use.
Hobby House Pre-coloured Topper, Papers and Sentiment Circle
Marianne Corner Die
Stampin' Up Border Punch
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Labels Fourteen Dies.
Wide Grosgrain Ribbon and Gems.
White Flower Soft
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sister Act - #107 ATG
Creative Fingers - #81 ATG
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Cute Christmas
CHNC Extra - May Challenge
CHNC Patterned Paper - May Challenge
I have quite a few Christmas cards made now and this will certainly alleviate the pressure later on in the year to get them all made and sent out. If you would like to join in with our fun fortnightly challenge leave me a comment and I will put you in touch with  Margaret who keeps us in check, lol. Or you could pop along to the other members blogs (list in tab above) and be inspired by their cards to start making some of your own. The year definitely is marching on fast and it will be December before you know it!
Well I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday Weekend and see you soon,

Friday, 22 May 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
I'm back, a little later than I had anticipated - where does the time go lately?
Anyhow, here is my 'Oldie' crafty make to join in with Erika at Snappy Crafts with her fun weekly challenge.
Cream Pearlescent ridged cardsrock
Spellbinders Filigree Cross and Fancy Tags Dies
Hobbycraft Flourish stamp set and Sentiment Stamp
Sympathy cards are not pleasant to have to make but unfortunately necessary. I always have a few of these made to keep by me for just such an occasion. I try and keep them as flat as possible for posting too.
If you would like to join in with us and share an old crafty make once a week just leave Erika a comment on her blog letting her know that you have joined in and she will know to come visit you.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post today, I love to read them and they are always appreciated.
Hope the weekend holds some good weather for everyone and that you all enjoy yourselves.
I'm back here on Sunday with my Christmas Card Club challenge card, see you then.

Mr Fix-it

Hi Crafters,
What a mixed bag of weather we had this week - hopefully it will settle down for next week as here in the UK it is half-term holidays and folks are sure to want a decent spell of sunshine.
Well on to my card for today...
Mr Fix-it - Mo Manning Image
MFT Stitched Dies
Screw head Brads
Not sure which brand the papers are as I
bought them on Ebay in a bundle
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Mo's Digital Challenge - #251 ATG with a Mo Image
A short post from me this morning as I will be back later to share my 'Oldie Craft Project' - I'm joining in with Erika from Snappy Crafts with her fun weekly challenge.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #297 No Sentiment

Hi Crafters,
Welcome to another challenge at Passion For Promarkers but this time both DT teams are taking part as it is a Special 6th Anniversary Challenge with multiple sponsors, so take a look at the blog for all the details. All you have to do to enter the challenge is create a project using your Letraset markers and follow the 'No Sentiment' theme, easy right?
Here is my offering...

Image - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl 'Bianca Loves her Big Cake'
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - 'Fun Fair' Helz Cuppleditch
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Lace semi circle, frond and swirl
Flowers - Flora Doodles by Petaloo
Fine Glitter
Glitter Embossing Powder

I just love this stamp, don't you? Bianca looks so cool celebrating her birthday with this ginormous cake. If only we could have a figure like hers and still eat cake hey girls!? Well I coloured her using my Letraset markers and added some fine glitter around the edges of the cake icing. I then edged all the papers and my image panel with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and then Versamark ink to hold the glitter embossing powder. This tied in with the gorgeous papers as these have encapsulated glitter on them too. I added a selection of Petaloo flowers that matched the papers along with the Doohickey die-cuts.
 Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #269 Flowers
Creative Moments - #68 ATG / Teentastic
Sister Act - #106 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #80 ATG / Add Pink
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Penny Black and More Challenge - Dies and Punches
Noor Designs - #6 Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Colour Challenge - Aqua
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #10 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #60 ATG

We have a plethora of sponsors for this challenge each offering some amazing prizes:

Letraset are offering one lucky winner an exclusive (not available in stores) wallet and 3 sets of promarkers!
Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher
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Polkadoodles are offering one lucky winner 2 digis from their Eden Collection:
      Eden Birdcage                  Eden Cherry blossom
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store!
Little Claire
Little Claire designs are offering one lucky winner a beautiful stamp called ‘April Showers'
 April Showers stamp set
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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of 4 digis of their choice.
We love looking at all your beautiful creations but for this challenge only we ask that you enter only 3 times to give everyone a fair chance at these awesome prizes this week.
See you soon,

Sunday, 17 May 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #124 Anything Goes / Teacher's Gift

Hi Crafters,
For my 613 Avenue Create DT inspiration this week I have made a bookmark for my Teacher Gift using this fab little image and papers from All Dressed Up, one of our Sponsors for this challenge. We also have Lacy Sunshine Stamps as our other sponsor with some great prizes to be won, check out the blog for details.
Image and Papers - All Dressed Up
EK Success Border Punch
SB Oval Florals Die
Ribbon and Eyelet from my stash
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #19 ATG
Creative Fingers - #80 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #80 ATG /Add Pink
This challenge has such a lot of possibilities for your creative projects that I'm really looking forward to seeing your teachers' gifts.
Happy Crafting everyone and I will be round later for a spot of commenting.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Christening / Memory Album

Hi Crafters,
*As a heads up this post is very photo heavy.*
A few weeks ago it was my great nephews' Christening and as a gift I made a Memory Album for the parents to record the day.
I made the album myself, I'm not sure what the technique is called but I joined the pages together using strips of folded and gusseted card to form a spine that would allow some embellishments on the pages.
The finished album measured 18 x 14 x 6 cm and had room for five standard photo's.
Here is the front and back cover, the papers I used throughout were Echo Park - A Bundle of Joy - New Edition

Each page has a photo mat and a place for recording the details of the day together with a verse...
You can also see here the strips joining the pages together, I punched them with an EK Success Scalloped border punch...
Some of the embellishments were cut on my Cameo and others were dies..
The photo mats were cut and the corners were punched using another EK Success punch which makes this pretty swirly corner to tuck your photo's under...
I hope you liked my little album I really enjoyed creating it.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Not Just Cards - #19 ATG
Creative Fingers - #80 ATG
No great plans here for the weekend, just the normal housework, crafting and family time but I do hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to.
See you soon,

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Megan is 3 !

Hi Crafters,
Thank you for visiting today - it's lovely to see you here.
Cute little Maisie from Lili of the Valley is the focal piece on my card for today but I think she is now discontinued as I can't find her in the shop :(
She was the perfect image needed for this commissioned card order and the colours requested were purple and lime green so the LOTV Bonnets and Bowties paper pad were perfect too.
Image - Maisie Two Balloons
Coloured with Pro/flexmarkers
LOTV Bonnets and Bowties Paper Pad
Die-Versions Mermaid Font Die
La La Land Corner Die
Adhesive Gems
Challenges I'd like to enter:
One Crazy Stamper - May - ATG
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #87 Layer It Up
I will pop along and visit you later today but for now I must get a few more commissions finished and decide what we are having for dinner tonight - coming up with different and tasty meals every day is a real headache - any suggestions folks?!
See you later

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Animals

Hi Crafters,
Lovely to see you here again, welcome to all my old and new followers too.
Today is the start of another challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and this time we would like to see your 'Animal' projects. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering 3 digital images of your choice for their prize.
I am using Rose with Roxy for my stepper card today
Image coloured with my Pro/flexmarkers
Presscut Stepper Card Die
LOTV Papers - Always and Forever
LOTV Calendar Sentiment
Buttons and Ribbon from stash
Here is a side view to show the folds of the stepper card.
I die-cut some white card to stamp my verse on to for the inside, it was from the Unmounted Stamp Company and here is a close up of the three layered button embellishment.
I managed to thread the fine organza ribbon through all the holes in each button and tied a tiny bow at the front.
Please pop over to the blog to see the lovely makes from the rest of the DT and then get out your animal stamps and join in the fun!
Challenges I'd like to enter:
 I Love Promarkers - #268 ATG
Crafty Catz - #278 CAS
Sister Act - #105 ATG
Creative Fingers - #79 ATG
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Buttons and Bows
Scribble & Scrap - #44 ATG
The Ribbon Girl - A Shaped Card / ATG / Any Image
See you soon,

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10 - Village Scene

Hi Crafters,
Hope all of you are well.
I am here today because it is yet another challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club - those two weeks have certainly flown by.
Our Rita has chosen the theme this time and a lovely one at that... Village Scene.
I decide to go with my all time favourite Christmas stamp from Stampendous - Snowy Postcard - as it has this beautiful snow covered house scene. I also decided to do something a little out of my comfort zone too. I have been admiring some mixed media projects on a couple of blogs that I follow and wanted to dip my toe in the water and have a go at a few of the techniques. On my card you will notice that I have had a go at using crackle medium, inking, distressing and generally grunging everything up. I have a long way to go to match the talents of Pamellia and Kathy but I enjoyed trying.

Card base cut with Go Kreate Die
Snowy Postcard Stamp - Stampendous
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick
White Acrylic Paint
Crackle Medium
Stampendous Shabby White Frantage
Marianne Tree Die
Lea'bilities Holly Leaf Die
Berries - The Ribbon Girl
Seam Binding
Vintage Lace
MME Brad and Sentiment Banner
Metal Bell

A couple of close-ups of the crackled tree and crinkled seam binding...

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - Oh Christmas Tree
Brown Sugar - #145 Layers
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Country View Challenge - Simply Scenic
Crafty Time - #1 Anything New (Crackle Medium)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Vintage
CHNC Extra - May Challenge
CHNC Every Saturday - #228 Vintage or Shabby Chic
Frilly And Funkie - Snap, Crackle, Crackle

Now that I have attempted to do a bit of 'messy' crafting I think, when time allows, that I will create another project soon using my long neglected glimmer mists and sprays and finish up that pot of texture paste and stencils that have been languishing in the box on the shelf. I bought these items with the idea to use them straight away but found them rather daunting to know exactly what to so with them. We shall see how I get on.
Please pop along and have a look at the fabulous Christmas makes from the other members of the club by clicking the links in the tab at the top of my blog.
Well that's it from me today, hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Bye for now,

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Baby's First Birthday

Hi Crafters,
Thanks for popping in today and a very warm welcome to my new followers, hope you continue to enjoy and get inspiration from what you see here.
Today I have another card for a little one...Baby's First Birthday...
Hobby House Topper
Digital papers - sorry it was before I kept a record of where from
White Satin Ribbon
SB Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Jus - Cutz Scalloped Squares Die
MFT Number Die
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar #145 Layers
Sister Act - #105 ATG
Creative Fingers - #79 ATG
Take care everyone and have an enjoyable weekend

Friday, 8 May 2015

Sharing An 'Oldie' For Friday

Hi Crafters,
I'm joining in again with Erika from Snappy Crafts with her fun Friday sharing of an 'old' crafty make.
Here is a card from the past....
Images and papers - Fabulous Fella's Papercraft CD
Sentiment Stamp - Inkylicious Stamps
Metal Brads - Stash
Why don't you join in with us by sharing one of your 'oldie' creations, give Erika a visit and comment on her blog to let her know that you've joined in.
See you soon,

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Forever Friends - New Arrival

Hi Crafters,
Carrying on the baby theme from yesterdays post here is another baby card that I made for my Great Nephew using the Forever Friends New Arrival CD Rom from Docrafts.
Image and paper - Forever Friends New Arrival CD Rom - Docrafts
5mm  spotty ribbon
Metal tag and 'love' word brad
Pearl brad and adhesive pearls
Martha Stewart Border Punch
This is such a cute image I just couldn't resist using it.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #372 Use A Brad (Love, Pearl and metal tag are all brads)
A mixed bag of weather yesterday, let's see what it has in store for us today. I'm in my craft room for most of today though so I'm not bothered either way.
Hope you all have a great day what ever you are up to and see you soon,

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sweet Baby

Hi Crafters,
Have you seen the gorgeous pictures in the media of the new Royal baby? Isn't she beautiful?
So with that in mind I've made a baby girl card.
Hobby House Pre-coloured Topper
SB Labels Twenty Six die
SB Curved Borders One
Papers I've had in my stash forever
Believe it or not the pinks actually match in real life, I don't know what my camera is up to.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
In The Pink - F+F / CAS in Pink of course
Come and Get It - Female Project Challenge
OSAAT - #236 - ATG / Special Lady
Hope you enjoy the rest of your week

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #295 - Keep Calm and Chill Out

Hi Crafters,
I have used this fabulous image for my DT card this week, he is called 'Relaxing Guy' and is from Bugaboo Stamps. Our challenge theme is 'Keep Calm and Chill Out' and I think he fits the bill perfectly.
Relaxing Guy - Bugaboo Stamps
SB Labels Grand One Die
Sizzix Townscape Border Die
EK Success Corner Punch
Papers from my scrap box
LOTV Senitment Stamps
Kraft Card
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #144 ATG
Sister Act - #104 ATG
Little Claire's Designs - Use Kraft Card
We are sponsored this week by Little Claire Designs who are giving their 'Changing Birdhouse' Stamp set to the lucky winner.
Don't forget that you need to use your Letraset markers and follow the theme to qualify for the prize so 'Happy Crafting!' We look forward to seeing your creations.
Thanks for stopping by and a big welcome to my new followers, hope you like what you see here and are inspired by the projects on my little blog.
See you all soon,

Sunday, 3 May 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #122 - Anything Goes / Feminine

Hi Crafters,
Well it's been a busy week here in Rainey's Craft Room, lots of orders finished and sent out and a few cards made for my stall. I still need to finish some DT work but then I will be up to date, phew! I hope it lasts.
Well today is another new challenge at 613 Avenue Create. As usual we are Anything Goes with an optional twist of a Feminine theme as it is 'Mother's Day in the US on May 10th. This is my project for the Anything Goes theme...

Image - Beach Girl - Eureka Stamps
Large Tag Die - Go Kreate
Clearly Besotted Cloud Die
La La Land Wave Die
Embossalicious cloud embossing folder
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Starfish cut on my Cameo
Kraft Card for tag and eyelet
Hand stitching
Seam binding
I decided to make a tag for a change as I don't often make them and I loved how this one turned out.
Again we have two sponsors this week, Time For Tea Designs and Eureka Stamps which is where my lovely image came from. Hope you can join in with us this time and I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Come and Get It - Female Project
Not Just Cards - #18 ATG
Brown Sugar - #144 ATG
Creative Fingers - #78 ATG
Crafty Time - Use Something New (Image)
Little Claire - #56 Use Kraft Card
Bye for now,

Friday, 1 May 2015

Sharing an 'Oldie' on Friday

Hi Crafters,
It's Friday once again and I am joining in with Erika of Snappy Crafts with her fun 'sharing an old crafty project'.
This is a real 'oldie', one that I made for a customer who wanted specific requirements on the card for her sister. I managed to find a picture of a garden scene and used my Joanna Sheen wheel barrow and flower pots dies. The image was printed several times and elements were cut out and layered for dimension. I then punched out my flowers and shaped them, tucking them in behind the raised wheel barrow and pots.
If you would like to join in with Erika's fun theme just post your oldie on your blog, give Erika a visit and comment on her post and she will come and visit you.
Thanks for dropping by today,
See you soon,