Sunday, 5 November 2017

Floral concerns


So I have been watching far too much sci-fi recently!
This is my second entry to the Thats crafty challenge - forever floral
 I adore these stamps of dogs and cats from Kaztelcraft I used the concerned pug against a background of basic grey paper.



Had a great day out in Cambridge today, here is a beautiful autumn view from John Lewis cafe.


tootles EE

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Humming birds and cherry blossoms




Season greetings,

Here is my entry to the Less is More Challenge - stamp layering.

I tried using a layered flower stamp and have learned that  I am rubbish at this form of stamping! I have ordered a Tim Holtz stamp platform in the hope that this will help and because they are cool. So anyway here is a masked card using the fabulous designs by Ryn -Humming bird, visible image stamps and a line stamp that is so old it keeps trying to tell me about the last ice age.

I am also entering this card into the Designs by Ryn - November customer creation challenge. 



I also made this very plain CAS card  for the That's Crafty challenge blog which has the challenge - Forever Floral. I love this quote from Monet (via Alison Bomber's paper artsy stamps.)

As it is cold and rather grey outside here is a photo I took of a hummingbird moth while I was on holiday, much to the great puzzlement of people sitting near me!


Tootles
EE





Thursday, 26 October 2017

Monsters at Christmas


My entry for Less is more this week is a monster!
Brett Welde stamps and paper pieced gifts.
happy holidays
EE

Sunday, 17 September 2017

flight


Hi,

My friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Hester, so I googled it and found it means star in Hebrew. I had just the papers and just the quote (one of the paper artsy Alison Bomber sets I want all of them, she is ruining my bank balance!) I dug out an old magazine freebie of a feather die cut and tada!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
less is more - take flight
Sisters of Snark - lost and found - feather die
that's crafty -fly away

tootles
EE

Thursday, 31 August 2017

feathers and stars



Greetings,

sorry about the photos they went a tad blurry. I got really inspired by the less is more challenge this week, use a real object. I loved an article in Mixed Up mag where feathers were painted and just changed into wonderful pieces of art. So I had a go at stamping on a feather I had picked up.... I am now totally addicted to it, may need a support group addicted!  I was collecting feathers on the way home, I say on the way I walked in the opposite direction to my house then looped back round.
Anyway give it a go, the results can be stunning.

Also entering this into That's crafty - only cards challenge.
Simon says stamp challenge -anything goes

tootles
EE

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

zen garden

hi,

this card was inspired by two challenges:

Less is more perfect holiday- JAPAN!
and
Try it on Tuesday - in my garden.

I wish I had a zen garden, I have a more over grown graveyard style!
here are a few photos of Japan, visited far too long ago...




tootles
EE

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Poison boxes and mango monsters




So I took a nice pine box and made it look really old and scruffy. It's ironic how much time and effort I put into making this new box look like it had been on a dusty witch's shelf.


I painted it silver then crackle glazed it, then painted it white. I then printed out poison labels and pasted them on with Decoart Media matte medium as a transfer paste. So much fun! and it turned out how I have imagined it.
I am entering this into :
That's crafty challenge - anything but a card
Not Just cards -anything goes 
Altered Electics - anything goes

and now for the Mango monster...
My friend has had a baby recently and  I wanted to create a card for her first child as I think they often feel left out.

The card is tropical fruit colors, starting with lemon and lime, moving to Mango and then orange and finally the lovely purple of some dragon fruits (my favorite.) I am sending this image to cause havoc in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp -for a child
Less is more -Tropical Fruit
Sisterhood of snarky stampers- M is for mink

tootles
EE