Sunday 25 September 2011

Halloween ATC

Hi Everyone.

A quick second post for me today. I have really been missing entering some of my favourite challenges and just had to find some time to get a couple of things made this weekend.

This is an ATC made to enter Simon Says Stamp and Show and I will just make it in time with a few hours to spare.

Stamps used are by Stampotique - the banner - and a small set by pinkpaislee. The bats are a free download and cut out and the skull and ribs are skeleton table sprinkles for parties. DIs used are black soot and walnut stain.

I got back from Alexandra Palace about 2 hours ago having met up with Sarah from Wolverhampton and with Neil from Kent. Neil and I are on the Stamp Man design team together. It was great to catch up with you guys again. I know I said there wasn't anything I wanted, but I still came home with card, ribbons, stamps and some gorgeous pastels that the lovely Lin from LB Crafts was demoing. I have already had a try with these on a piece I had already started for Gingersnap Creations challenge this week - I will post it later in the week but the colours are gorgeously bright and translucent, just what I have been looking for to lift the colour ranges I use.

Well I hope you have had a productive day.

Take care and have a good week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with
ATC Challenges - Anything goes
Speedy the Cat - Things with wings


Vintage male card

Welcome to Sunday morning.

This is a scheduled post because when I get up and the grandchildren have been collected by their Mum and Dad, I am off to Alexandra Palace to the craft show. There's not alot I really want but I do love catching up with people and seeing what is new. There are usually some great people demoing as well.

So today the fabulous Stampettes at Fashionable Stamping Challenges want you to create something 'vintage' and this is my DT card.

The stamp is from Crafty Individuals. I used chalks to colour it and then covered it in crackle accents. The map is a page from an old AA book, the flourish is chipboard (thanks Suzanne - I won this in her candy recently) - it has been inked, stamped and heat embossed with one of my button moulds on the top. The sentiment is PC generated and the lock is another of my moulds.

Please go take a look at my amazing teamies contributions - I tell you we have one of the most talented group of people together on this challenge blog. Their creations are just fabulous and well worth you going to take a look. Don't forget there is a prize of a stamp for the winner chosen by the design team, so let's see what vintage project you can wow us with. I hope to see you there.

Enjoy your day whatever you have planned.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
 Challenges to have fun with -
Simon says Stamp - Dies/punches (does the chipboard piece count?)
Gingerloft - Vintage or distressed
Bloggers challenge - Travel
Polka Doodles - Distress it