Thursday 28 April 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 150 Take a Town or Country Break

It's a fat book page on offering from me this week for Rainbow Lady's challenge - Take a Town of Country Break, where this week we are sponsored by Sharon Duncan. The Paris stamp is one of Clarity's and stamped out using stormy sky distress ink, which was also added around the edge of the image. The Dragonfly, and parts of the Fobwatch and Postmarks were given a hint of colour with promarkers, then certain area's were picked out with a versamark pen, and embossed with Sheena's Neutral Ultra Shimmer for a little sparkle. Then the whole lot was matted on to a piece of 4" x 4" paper from one of Sharon's cd's with not an embossing folder in sight.
 Off to read instructions for new camera now, got lot's to share with you be warned LOL Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 27 April 2011

TIO #76 Something with a Pocket!!!

Cor talk about big reponsibility, this week I get to start the dream!!!! Well after all of this beautiful weather, and walking along the prom every day, it made me dream about being a little girl at the seaside.I always had pockets full of shells, seaglass, driftwood and anything else I could find! I was, and still am a real little beach comber, or kleptomaniac as my friends would say LOL!! My tag has been inked up in a mixture of tumbled glass and stormy sky distress inks. The seaside stamps are from Crafty Individuals and were again stamped out with stormy sky distress ink. I wasn't happy with the text, as it wasn't dark enough so I traced over with a fineliner pen. My little pocket is my new addiction, needle felting.............. love it! I used a blended Merino wool on an Merino Pre Felt, added a couple of bit's of Sari ribbon and some fish charms to finish. I hope my dream has inspired you, and can't wait to see what you dream up this week. Don't forget please use at least one real stamp. Love Elizabeth x

Thursday 21 April 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 149 Sweet treats for Easter

Ups another blurry eyed piccie, sorry all will be rectified by next week!!!! This week at Rainbow Lady's challenge we are being sponsored by Artistic Stamper who have very kindly put a £15 gift voucher up for grabs!
My card this week is a bit of fun. I like the idea of the little mice that visit my pantry on the odd occasion, baking a plate of cupcakes for me LOL.
I started out with a pre made card and added BP from a HOTP paper pad that I've had forever. Both of the stamps are from LOTV, and well how could I resist these! I've used promarkers to colour in the image, and then cut it out with a nestie, along with a matt of pink cardstock. I then added some faux stitching around the pink matt, to tie it in with the BP. The friendship recipe was cut out and a pale blue promarker run around the edge. Finally I decided to add a couple of pink roses, to finish the card off. Hope you like, and if you click on Rainbow Lady's logo on my sidebar it will give you a direct link on to her challenge site. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 20 April 2011

TIO 75 Birds

Well by now you will know that the lovely Frankie has her new design team, and I'm very proud to say that I am one of them.
By the time you are reading this post, I should be in Llandudno camera shopping, so next weeks piccie should be a bit better!!! If I can work the camera LOL.
This week Frankie asked us to dream about birds, all the stamps that I've used are from Sir Tim and stamped out using black soot distress ink. I did overstamp the flowers again using versamark, and embossed with Sheena's clear sparkle powder, but sadly it doesn't show up very well. The background was created with a mixture of bundled sage, spun sugar and dried marigold distress inks. Thanks for popping in to take a look and if you click on the Dragon on the sidebar, you will get a direct link to the Tag It On Challenge blog. Elizabeth x

Monday 18 April 2011

TIO 74 a tag by any other shape!

Here's my offering for Frankie's TIO challenge a tag by any other shape. Well you know me and seahorses, so I just couldn't resist making a seahorse shape non-tag LOL. Both the seahorse and the seaweed, are cut out from the "lifes a beach" cricut cartridge, and then very simply inked up with a selection of distress inks. The sentiment is from one of Crafty Individuals seaside stamp sets, which are also on my desk full time at the moment. Seem to have my pastel head on this week LOL. Elizabeth x

Thursday 14 April 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 77

Sorry I've been awol folks, I promise to do better now year end has finished. Fab colour choice this week at the Play Date Cafe Challenge, I hope my offering fit's the bill. Am still in my cute, loved up mode at the moment (very unlike me, what happened?), I'm sure a good dose of Paddy Cosgriff this weekend will sort me out again, and return me to my natural inky self LOL! The bunny stamp is one of LOTV and coloured in with promarkers. It was then cut out with a nestie and matted on to a piece of brown card, again cut out with a nestie. Finally I added those on to a piece of corrugated card stock, and then to a ready made card from my stash. Hope you like Elizabeth x

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 148 In the Springtime

This week we are being sponsored by Chi Chi Memories over at Rainbow lady's Challenge Blog. They gave all the design team a great selection of spring digi images to play with, took a while to decide which ones to use! In the end I decided on the signpost and a fluttering of butterflies, all coloured in using promarkers and simply mounted on to some of the new papermania spring floral papers, simples!!!

Thursday 7 April 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 147 Lilac Wine

Here's my DT offering for Rainbow lady's challenge this week "Lilac Wine". Again we have another fab sponsor Joanna Sheene, with some gift vouchers up for grabs. The stamped image is from Dimention Fourth and coloured in with promarkers. It was then mounted up on to lilac card and mirri board, and finished off with a few gems, ribbon and a sentiment tag. The card is a pre shaped one that I bought, only a little cheat LOL Elizabeth xxx