Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Another Card with houses

This is another card I made after Hels set a Sunday Stamper challenge, the stamps are the squggly ink range from Paper Artsy and the houses are coloured in with Promarkers, the hearts are the Stitchels range and hey presto a card finished that I am not sure with words like that what I can use it for, maybe a Anniversary card for hubby LOL. Hope you like and thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, 26 September 2008

Tags and Quotes

here is a tag that I have made for this months tag swap that I join, well most months I try, I have used my faithful Distress Inks for the colouring and the Stamps used are some of Tims new ones and basic grey ones to, not much written info from me today and I hope you like this tag and thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Christmas Stampbord Canvas

This is a Christmas Stampbord Canvas I have done using the 2 inch squares and in the middle an oval piece, all stampbord, I have used the Victorian Christmas Plates from The Artistic Stamper for this Canvas, the squares were coloured with Alcohol Inks, Dabbers and Ink Pads first, then the various Images were stamped on, scratched about a little and then some I have triple embossed, thats a thing I do not usually attempt but I love the look. the Canvas is done in Gold Dabber with a little Red blotted about.

Sadly I scanned the finished article and its not scanned all that great, I am useless with my camera, so sorry its not a very bright picture but it is in reality, hope you like this and thankyou for stopping by xx

Sunday, 21 September 2008

A Card for my Nephew

I have made this for my Nephew Brian, I have used the bear stamp from Whipper Snapper and coloured him in with Promarkers, matted on blue card and the words are printed from the computer, they are rather large as I wanted it to be a personal card for his Birthday, hope you like this, I love that stamp myself, thanks for looking x

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Its Christmas !!!!

Well I never me make a Christmas card, actually there is a reason behind it, this is for Jennie at The Artistic Stamper, its using the Stitchel Snowmen which are just so cute and easy to use, the stamps can be bought Here along with other great Stitchel designs and fab products.

I have used 2 of the snow people and used masking to get one behind the other, I have coloured them in with the Promarkers, matted on gold, green and red, though the gold never shows up in pictures, the wording is also a stamp from The Artistic Stamper, sorry my descriptions bad, hope you like this card it was fun making it xx

Monday, 15 September 2008

A Clock for a friend

Here is a wooden clock that I altered for Dan for his Birthday, he is such a special friend it was very hard to know what to make him, I knew he likes practical presents so hoped this what fit the bill :-) for some strange reason I even decorated the back!!!!

I have done the front with gesso first then dabbers and distress inks, I stamped the border stamps and clock faces with versafine then quickly rubbed them of to give the faded look ( well tried to) the stamp in the middle is a great stamp by Paperbag Studios, if you click on the image you will be able to read what it says, the words are using an alphabet set and the numbers are grungeboard, did not do the norm as I wanted it to be different, the back of the clock again is using ghesso first then the dabbers, the scene is made using stamps from Tim Holtz and Stampscape, hope you like this I actually really enjoyed making it xx

We also had a brilliant day yesterday shopping and celebrating Dans Birthday, he recieved some fantastic gifts from everyone.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Wintery Feel

Yet again another house, this time its meant to have a Winter feel about it, well the main stamps I used were from an Oxford Impressions Winter sheet, the top picture is a backing paper by Bo Bunny, rather delicate it is to, I also ripped a piece and put it down the side, then curled it back to show a white piece underneath. The bottom side is rather a mixed bag of stamps, Oxford Impressions, Paperbag Studios and Lost Coast Designs. Hope you like this house and thanks for taking a peek x

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

A Javablu Award

Here are the rules for the Javablu Award:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.

4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.5

. Put links of those blogs on yours.

6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

Firstly thankyou to Karen at Scrapz and Tracey for this fab award I feel honoured they have chosen me.Well where do I start I have so many Blogs that I visit and that are so inspiring to me that I could not just pick out 5, I have so many talented friends that do such a vast range of fabulous crafting and have been in magazines, done demostrating, been guest designers, are in creative teams and just generally fab at there artwork, so if you visit my Blog today or tomorrow the chances are you are a friend, so consider yourselves worthy of this great award, love Andrea xx

Sunday, 7 September 2008

SS Challenge Home

Well hope this fits the criteria for the SS Challenge this week which is Home. Thought it was a good excuse for me to add another House to my book I am making and after all the Quote does mention home in it.

For this house I have gone very bright and used some Paper Artsy bricks and mortor sheets that I have had for a while, the top side I have also used some of the mini Stitchels on the background and they can be bought from here and there are lots of designs and some great snowmen to. I love the quote on this side it makes me all warm. For the other side I have again used Paper Artsy and a background that I got from America, both sides are coloured in with Promarkers and backgrounds are distress inks. Hope you like this house and thanks for looking xx

Friday, 5 September 2008

House Book

Whilst I have been busy making houses for the swap I am in, I have been making one of each design for myself for a BIA book ( yes suprise suprise a BIA book, only had the BIA nearly a year and not yet took it out of its box, oops ) thanks to Dan who has kindly cut out the house shapes for me to make the book, thats the reason this house is straight on one side. have to cut and make covers yet ( Dan may need your help :-) Please )
for this house I have used a various mix of stamps, backgrounds and good old faithful distress inks, what on earth did I use before I bought these, you will spot some Tims backgrounds there, hope you like this and thanks for looking

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Am all excited

Well I never I am very chuffed as I have made the front of Scrapz Website with my beach houses that I made for a swap I am in, I made Gallery winner :-) I never thought that my artwork would be good enough for that so it was a total shock, if you have never checked out there site then I must advice you to do so as they have some brilliant stash on there and well worth the browse.

Art In My Pocket

This weeks theme on Hels pocket challenge is Art, for my pocket I have used some crate paper as the pocket, I have stamped the quote on the front and then put a slide mount over it, for the Inner of my pocket I have stamped on card and cut and coloured the various images, highlighted with gold and a white pen, the pocket as been edged with a gold Krylon pen also.

Hope the pockets fits the challenge and you enjoy looking at it, thankyou xx

Monday, 1 September 2008

Girls House

Firstly I have had the bestest weekend as I went to stay at Hels house and we had fun crafting, chatting and the Wii Fit ( thats another story ) whilst I was there I made a few houses for the swap we are in and here is one of them.

both the girls stamps are from Paperbag Studios and coloured in with my fab new Promarkers, the backgrounds are the great designs of Tim Holtz and the expressions are a couple of Hels great stamps she has in her craft room, the bottom girl has a few jewels added to finish it of. hope you like this house and thankyou for popping by xx