Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Polka Doodles Challenge

Week 1 - Shades of Grey and Sketch.

Here is my entry for this weeks Polka Doodles challenge.............

..........thought i would have trouble with the "Grey" part of this challenge but I think it's turned out okay!

The image is from Polka Doodles "Pretty Sweet" CD rom and so are the papers which had been coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used promarkers Cool Grey and Lavender to colour the image. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (one was coloured using the grey promarkers) and the Lace, ribbon and hat pins were from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Polka Doodles Challenge (week 50)

Below is my entry for this weeks Polka Doodles challenge

The image and sentiment is from "Pretty Sweet" CD coloured in with Pro Markers and I used my Silhouette SD to design and cut out the window and picket fence. I painted them with PaperArsty Fresco paint and crackle glaze. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and seam binding ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Poolka Doodles and Ribbon Girl challenge

I haven't posted for almost 6 months.......I need to find out.........Where I can buy Time!!!
I decided to have a go at CD crafting and what better way to start than with a Polka Doodles CD rom. I was far from disappointed, Nicky Hall's designs are stunning and the CD is so easy to use. Fab designs, fab papers and lovely sentiments too.
This is the card I made from the "Pretty Sweet" CD rom and I decided to enter it into Poolka Doodles weekly challenge blog and as the Ribbon Girl's challenge is Lilac and Green I thought I would enter it there too. This is the first time for me to enter these challenges, so wish me luck.

I used -
Polka Doodles CD rom "Pretty Sweet" (papers, image and sentiment)
Ribbon Girl - Seam Binding & Flat Lace ( coloured with promarkers)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Paper flowers
Tim Holtz Alterations die - Hanging sign

Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Simon says stamp and show Challenge and Sunday Stampers

"Show us your hands" is this week's theme on Simon says Stamp and show and "Men" on the Sunday Stampers challenge.

There are plenty of hands and just one "little man" on the letter "F" (Hels.....I hope this counts towards your theme???)

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by..............Andrea.xx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Alter it Monthly - Challenge

Alter it Monthly's theme for May is "WOOD" and I had the perfect little box to alter.

I painted the box with white acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with mushroom dabber..........

.........I used Tim Holtz fragments and papers for the top...........
 ...............and the inside.
This is the first time I have entered this challenge and I am hoping I find the time to join in again next month.


Saturday, 30 April 2011

Simon says stamp and show Challenge

I haven't blooged for ages as there's been lots going on but I've had a few days off and decided to join in the "Simon says stamp and show challenge - Buttons"

Here's my entry....
This was a frame I bought in the £1.00 shop. I covered it in white paint and added some tissue tape and ribbon. The flowers and leaves I made following a You Tube video by Creations with Christina. (so easy!!) and the inside is Tim Holtz paper and stamps, a few buttons and hey presto!!

Thanks for stopping by..........Andrea.xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

WOYWW..........Been to see T!M!!

Did I have a good time.......I certainly did, the whole day was brilliant!!
Lin from LB Crafts and Leandra from PaperArsty put on the most amazing event from start to finish and Tim was fab and  I was also lucky enough to win a prize..............woo hoo!!!

...........It's a canvas bag that was specifically designed for the CHA trade show. He signed it for me and it now has its special place in my craft room. :)

Didn't get to finish my project in class and its currently on my desk awaiting the finishing touches.
Fingers crossed I'll get to finish it the weekend!!
Sorry I didn't get round to visit you last week, I came home on the Friday and I think somebody pinched Saturday and Sunday............. I promise to do better this week!!!

Off to work now :(

Happy WOYWW see you soon Andrea.xx

P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over to Julia "Queen of the WOWWers" blog to find out what it's all about. Link is on the side of my blog.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Tim Holtz &Crafts International Blog Candy

Quick post, just to let you know I had a fab time at the ArtsyCrafts workshop with Tim and I'll let you know more over the weekend and for all those who weren't able to make the workshop there is some fab candy up for grabs on  Crafts International blog.
Hop over to be in with the chance of winning.


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

WOYWW..........Off to see Tim!

Well this is how my desk looks this week.....( taken this morning at 6.00am - still very dark, can't wait for the spring!!!)

My desk is all nice and tidy and clean, already for the lovely new stash i NEED to buy tomorrow at ArtsyCrafts with Tim Holtz.  In the envelope is my ticket and badges ready for the workshop and the scissers and pokey tool are all I need to take with me..........very exciting!!!!!!

 This is what I've been up to this week.........My mum's friend has been married for 50 years and they've gone to South Africa for a holiday and she asked me to make a photo album for all thier holiday pictures. (not the best picture!)

Apologies for the rubbish pics this week, I'll try and do better next week!!

Okay I'm off now to get myself organised, i'm  leaving this afternoon about 3:00ish so can't promise I'll get around to visiting many of you until the weekend.
Have a great WOYWW......... Andrea.xx

P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over to Julia "Queen of the WOWWers" blog to find out what it's all about. Link is on the side of my blog.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WOYWW and I'm back!!

Hi Guys, I'm back and hope you are all well.

I'm not sure where the past 13weeks have gone but I have missed you all. I have been peeping at your messy creative desks but just not enough time to leave a comment sorry :(
Just like to say big Hello to Lavinia (Lavinias Paper Emporium) for leaving a comment on my blog a few weeks ago to check I was okay. Thanks Lavinia.x

Okay what have I been up to........
  • Had a fab time in DisneyLand Paris even though we had one or two snow showers!!
  • Christmas was brilliant....seems such a long time ago now.
  • Dylan has had his 11th Birthday.............he is growing up so fast.
  • Finished my 6 month secondment and gone back to my old job......hooray!
  • Been making lots of cards
and my tickets for Tim Holtz arrived........ only 8 days to go Woo Hoo!!

Here's a few pics
My daughter Kellie, Son Dylan, my darling little Granddaughter Katie-Louise and of course Mickey!!
Disneyland paris in the snow.....very magical!

and a few of the cards.

And last but not least here is my workdesk this morning

Its good to be back and hopefully I'll catch up with you all later or over the next couple of days.
Happy WOYWW..........Andrea.xx

P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over to Julia "Queen of the WOWWers" blog to find out what it's all about. Link is on the side of my blog.