Thursday, 22 May 2014

Dragons Dream TIO The Letter "R" and Music

Jacqui has chosen our theme over at the Dragons Dream TIO and would like to see the letter "R" and Music on your tags.
My Tango couple have been stamped out on to some re-cycled packaging and coloured using Promarkers. I then decided that they needed something to bring them to life as they were very dull, so using double sided sticky sheet I added  Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes to the back, much better (but sadly doesn't show up too well on camera).
The music paper and word sticker are from Creative Imaginations and the flowers were from Joanna Sheene many moons ago!
We would love you to join in our challenge, just follow the link, and please remember to use at least one real stamp on your tag along with the recipe.
Elizabeth x

Friday, 9 May 2014

More Inspiration for the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge

A little more inspiration for our potato challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog Take It Make It Challenge!!
I had great fun making potato flowers to go with my JOFY stamps and wanted to do something different other than on paper, so out came the fabric paints.
The background of the pre-made bag has been water coloured with fabric paints,  then stencilled around the edges to fill out the whole panel. I stamped out the large pink flowers first then trimmed the potato down to print the blue flowers. Then added the JOFY stamps and coloured them using fabric paint, finally I added some hot fix crystals for a little sparkle!!!
So see if you can spot my little bag at the craft shows stuffed with goodies and say hello to me.
You will find loads more inspiration from the rest of the DT over at the Take It Make It Challenge and as always we have a great prize up for grabs, so get those entries in and good luck!
Elizabeth x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dragons Dream TIO #166 Gold and the letter "Q"

The very talented Julie Ann has chosen the theme of Gold and the letter Q over at the Dragons Dream TIO.
Today would have been a very special birthday for my mum, so this is my Queen for a Day tag in her memory.
I love this soft gold coloured card, it is so pretty when it's embossed and makes a lovely background. The Prima doll has been coloured with Lyra Polycolour pencils, which I love, and her dress was stamped on to K&Co paper as was some of the Anna Griffin bunting.
The sentiment was from Stampcamp many moons ago.
We would love you to join in our challenge this time, just please remember to use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Elizabeth xxx

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Potato - Take It Make It at the Craft Stamper Magazine!!!

The rest of the DT and I have had great fun with the new Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge which launches today.
The lovely Helen Chilton thought it would be a great idea to make stamps from, yep, the good old potato!!
So after the giggles and comments of "not done that since school" had finished, I think I can say we all had a fab time making stamps!
My first idea was to make a honeycomb and have bumble bee's on it, funny how plan's evolve isn't it?
My potato background was stamped out using acrylic paints and then spritzed with Dylusions. The edges were inked with Distress Ink and the Sheena stamp was heat embossed with black powder.
Follow the link to the Craft Stamper blog and check out the prints made by my fellow team mates. If you need further inspiration, check out the new magazine which is available in WH Smith's and all good craft shops today! And finally come and share your potato projects with us at the Craft Stamper Blog where we have some fab goodies up for grabs, as well as a chance of being published in a future magazine!!!
Good Luck
Elizabeth xxx