Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Humble.. er.. um.. TAG!

OK, so my take on the latest theme over on Object D'Art challenge is a tad outside the box.

The theme is the humble TAG
But me being me i have altered a door hanger, which in effect is just a giant tag, of sorts!!!

Anyway.... here is my! lol

It's a wooden piece, which i coloured with distress inks, then just stamped an assortment of images, and finished with some glossy accents on bits and a wax clock seal and some gold wax.
Thanks for visiting, this is the last post of 2008... so i'll see you all in 2009!
xx Hugz xx

Saturday, 27 December 2008

An Artistic Stamper Xmas

I had so many cards to make and not enough time... isn't that always the case... {i make a promise to myself now to be better prepared next year lol} .. anyway... i took out my trusty Artistic Stamper Christmas selection of stamps....I've a few to choose from.. but i have my favs.. and here are just a small snippet of the cards i made using them.

I also used an assortment of papermania papers i have had for an eternity, and a few xmas brads i forgot i had, and my trusty distress inks.
Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2009 x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Recycling Rewards - Going Green

My goodness, i managed to make a NON Christmas card!
The Basic Grey Challenge this time is Going Green, and you have to use something recycled.
This card kinda made itself as once i had picked a few random bits for the recycling part of the challenge {string, light wood bark, bubble wrap} it felt like it should have quite a natural look, so i found some fab BG papers to suit, the INFUSE pad was just the job.
I also happened across another Hänglar image {can't remember where on earth i got these but wish i had more} which was coloured with copic's.
I stapled a torn segment of bubble wrap on, threaded the string through a series of holes i had punched out and stamped the wording onto the small pieces of wood bark.
And here is my effort...

Oh and i also stamped ivy in 2 of the corners to finish it off.
xx Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas xx

Friday, 12 December 2008

Tis The Season...

...To be Jolly, Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

I don't know about jolly but I'm mighty happy with my finished card for the Friday Sketchers challenge this week, I adore Heidi's sketch #32 and may have to use it again to make more cards... but for now here is my efforts.

I used all BG papers, {on the background one i also used a stamp from the Artistic Stamper to jazz it up a bit}, Prima leaves, and a Hänglar image {i really need some of these stamps} coloured using my copics..
xx Merry Christmas xx


Monday, 8 December 2008

Sunday Stamper WK 38

The challenge this week is Brown and Blue.

As i was on a drive to make Xmas cards, that exactly what i did, and funny enough before i even saw the SS i had already picked out these colours.

And here it is...
I used a CB embossing folder, Nestibilities, KARS stamp, and basic card stock.

{Sorry for lack of "how its made" details, i shouldn't even be on the comp, i should be concentrating on finishing cards, but i just can't stay away lol}

xx Hugz xx

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Card Fever - 3 different Challenges

Well I've gone a bit challenge crazy in a bid to try and get some cards made, and here's what I've managed so far....
This trio's inspiration came from the STAMP SOMETHING! challenge this week which is SNOW.

I used DecoArt snow writer to add dimensional snow to the lamp-post and tree. The star and edging is copper leafed, and i used some acrylic snowdrops to give the sentiment an extra edge. The snowman was stamped onto and cut out of Grungeboard, with a Cuttlebug embossed background which was sanded to highlight the design. {the stamps are by Paperbag Studio - Artistic Stamper & Rubbernecker}
The next challenge was PENNY BLACK SATURDAY, WK#26 - sketch by Beth.

I was really unhappy with how this card was shaping up but it all came good in the end .
{All papers used were DCWV rose tinted Christmas and the PB stamp is Waving Santa.}
And finally i had my Dad's birthday card to make and found December's sketch #2 over @ SO SKETCHY, it was actually for a 12x12 page but i used it anyway as i liked the design, and i did keep the card 6x6. {all papers were Artic Frog}

Right, i must crack on as i have a whole load more cards to try and plow through, thanks for stopping by, & come back soon!
xx Hugz xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Curtain Call #3

Hiya blog hoppers and friends alike, thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad you did as i have just managed to finish my piece for the third performance of the Object D'Art challenge,
This time round the alterable item is a canvas.
I had a few ickle ones that i picked up at ally pally this year, so i decided to cut some short lengths of a thickish garden wire and attach 4 canvases together by making small holes in each side of the canvas and inserting the wire to form bars between them.
Next i inked the edges of each with vintages photo and worn lipstick distress inks.
I stuck a couple of bits of old book pages to a couple of the pieces, and then just salvaged about in my draws {minds out the gutter please.. you know who you are lol} to find several ickle bits to assemble to create a finished piece.
Finally i stamped a few images here and there {all stamps by The Artistic Stamper} and it was complete. This was quite a quick make, but it was still fun all the same.
xx Hugz xx

Scrummy stash up for grabs

If you like candy then you'll love my friend Claire, she's offering up some super candy.. don't miss out visit her blog today ...

Christmas Candy

Check out the The Artistic Stamper blog where Jennie is giving away some blog candy every day up till Christmas Day.. you'd be mad not to check it out!