Thursday, December 20, 2007
so I found this one on google images, & printed it off,
I love the way the Baby Jesus has His hands open and inviting,
ready to give the perfect gift.
So after I printed off my image, I glued it onto another piece of card, added all the little dots, then using a lead pencil drew ontop of all the lines (giving a sort of embossed look)then I went over all of those lines with a black pigment pen. Next I cut around the shape, then using embossing powder I double embossed the paper image, so now I had a lovely shiney durable piece of embossed paper. Next step was to tape it to two layers of felt, which I then stitched on my sewing machine and trimmed. Sewed the ribbon onto the back at the top and bottom, and threaded the star onto the ribbon (the star is a Vintage Brass Star from a Military Uniform)
Anyway, make sure you pop on over to the SALT blog and see what the other girls have done with this Challenge, they are all so beautiful!
And we'd love to see what you create too :)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
who first suggested using a Watch Crystal, in my comments so Ann can you email me your address and I'll post you a little vintage optical lens to create with, I'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful, If you haven't ever been to Ann's blog pop on over she Makes the most Gorgeous Scrapbook Layouts :)
Thankyou all so much for your ideas, I'm sure you not only inspired me with your thoughts on how to seal the back of this little lens, but inspired one another too
Oh and that sweet little image is from
it's a Collections Ephemera Photographs card
Stay tuned, I've just gotten some slightly different lens
So I might need a little help with them after Christmas ;)
have a happy day, I know I will cause I've got myself a new necklace :)
Friday, December 14, 2007
Add a little finishing touch to match the theme on the outside, or Surprise the receiver with a flap, foldout, decorated journal block to write on,or one of those pop-out delights.... It really adds so much to a card when there is attention to detail on the inside as well as the outside. I know some of you are finished your Christmas cards already so this week it's Any theme, Christmas or not But make the inside count too :)
My freind Jo, had a little baby girl this week
**** Jamali ****
and I made this card to celebrate her birth
Come on I DARE YOU!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Once again I used a page torn from an old book that I distressed with 'walnut stain' Distress ink, Then I used that delightful Designs Galore image (vintage children 010), Collections words, German Scraps (GS-LFB) all from TSQ . Other bits I added from my stash are Maria George Crystals, and American Crafts Minimarks rub-ons.
I'm really enjoying reading all of the ideas in your comments about the Optical Lens,
thankyou to all who are coming up with ideas :O)
You're all so clever,
You are still able to add your ideas in the post below
(infact I'd love you to add to the ideas)
as I haven't started my creation yet.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
So maybe I took Saffa's dare a little bit too literally
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
"Buttons and Bows"
So here's mine, I chose Luke 2:11 as my inspiration
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you
He is Christ the Lord
my card is a bit symbolic
the fleur de lis represents the trinity
the crown, the birth of the King
the red, the cross the path of the King
the music, Joy of Christmas
So it's a busy time isn't it, but too busy to make a card...
come and play along with us at DCM
I DARE YOU!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I am making with some of my scrummy bits from
The Stamping Queen
It is a little Altered Art Book
and this is the Front Cover
I hope to have some spare time over the next couple of weeks to keep working on this and show you as I make the following pages
The following are all bits out of my DT supplies and all available from TSQ
Collections C0387 Chipboard house & frames, C0806 Ephemera Photo's small & C0841 Vintage Ladies, Collections C0405 Strip words, Stamp-it Laura Koh 003LK stamp, latch & hook Fancy Oval H19, for the BG of this house I tore a page from an old book and destressed it with Distress Ink. My plan is to make a series of little 'house pages' for a sweet keepsake.