Thursday 6 January 2011

New beginnings, new stamp and COCC #26

Hello everyone and welcome

I have been itching to play with this new stamp that my husband bought me for Christmas. I had been looking at the Stampotique stamps all last year and wasn't sure how I would use them, yet they intrigued me and at last I have plucked up courage to experiment with them. I am pleased with the simplicity of this and the effect I have achieved. I had several challenges in mind,

Studio L3 - Rusted Grunge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your newest stamp
Unscripted Sketches -  old sketch #13     

Prom Queen by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente has been stamped onto patterned paper and coloured using promarkers. Diecut and stamped pieces have been given the rusted grunge technique (see P45 of TH Compendium of Curiosities for how to do it) and stickles added to edges and crown. The sentiment is my own created in Word.

Other challenges to have fun with -
Creative Inspirations - Use something new
Mark's finest papers - Use something new
One Stop Craft - New beginnings
Paper Sundaes - Something new
Pile It On - Brand spankin' new
Creative Card Crew - New beginnings
Try it on Tuesday - New beginnings
Creative Cottage - Something new
Simon Says Stamp - New beginnings
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Something New

Hope your week is going well - take care and have fun.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


MAWTT Challenge 80 - Ring out the old - ring in the new

Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to be back this week and the lovely Lisa is starting the first challenge of the new year with ring out the old, ring in the new, which is a great opportunity for you to show us some of your new stash that maybe you got for Christmas or maybe you have treated yourselves to in the sales along with some oldies that are maybe your tried and tested and love things.

We are being sponsored this week by Ladybug Crafts Ink and we were lucky to play with some of Kerry's images (and many thanks to Lisa who sent me this one to play with). But first more about Kerry and what she does.

"Hi there! My name is Kerry and I'm owner/designer/general dogs body of Ladybug Crafts Ink. I started crafting just over 11 years ago. I wanted to take a calligraphy course which was full but managed to get the last space for a beginners stamping class. I can't say I fell in love with it...all that huffing and puffing on the stamp wasn't what I had in mind...but for the last 10 minutes of the class we were taught how to heat emboss and that's when the love affair began! Eighteen months ago I was bored with all the stamps on the market. There was nothing new...just slight variations on old stamps so after having a light bulb moment Nikki & Friends was born. Since Nikki came along there has been Buttercup, Ruby Fairy, Magnum & Lily, Robyn, Jack and Nikki's boyfriend Ben. Next week sees the launch of a new stamp set which I'm so excited about!

I am delighted to be sponsoring MAWTT Challenge this week and hope you enjoy the design team's cards and projects."

So here is my card. I have used my new aquamarkers for the first time but realised I have not used a good paper for them, so I am going to experiment to see what works best. (Plus they were dried out a bit so I think I may have used too much water) I haven't put a sentiment on yet but will when I decide who I am sending it to. All other things used are 'oldies'. So come and ring out the old and ring in the new with us - I am sure looking forward to coming and see what delights you have got to use.
Kraft card.
striped paper - Papermania Rose Garden
pink spotty paper from my oddments box
Diamond Stickles

The design was from a sketch at Sketch and Stash.

Other  challenges to have fun with -
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything goes
Gingersnap Creations - Hot beverages
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
Craft your days away - Use punches / die cuts
Cute card Thursday - Out with the old
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox