Tuesday, 13 August 2013


 For about the last 10 days or so I have been trying to get to grips with my new PC with Windows 8. And even though I can switch the screen to have a 'Classic' view - I am so fed up with various problems and frustrated at never being able to find answers - so this is a digital piece I made with free tubes from net I called 'Frustration'

I guess this will bit of a learning curve - things can only get better  - can't they  LOL

Have a great day - thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Challenge #35 Lets Ribble

Well it's actually nice and cool here for a change today.
Maybe I should have waited til today instead to have made this card - not my finest hour - as I have been finding it almost impossible to get up to my craft room in all the hot weather we've had lately.
This card is for a fabulous challenge over at Artful Times  
to do a bit of ribbling.

I needed to make a Silver Wedding anniversary card and couldn't think of what to make (put it down to heat again LOL)  and thought of the white on White challenges a while back and voila!
Had a bit of problem getting photo - being white with a bit of silver - I think it looks a bit better in real life - honest it does... hopefully

Used a white A5 card and the first layer I stuck to it was using a large Martha Stewart punch down the side of a piece of A5 trimmed white card. Then added a little silver glitter glue.
Punched out various bits in white or silver card using various Marianne dies, small Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
For the bird on the branch I had a silver one and then punched one in white and cut out just the bird and stuck it on, then another silver one and cut out the wing to stick on.
The numbers I made on my computer and then printed and cut out.

Put the numbers and some parts of flowers through the ribbler.
Added more glitter glue to numbers.
Arranged he pieces and stuck it all down.
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Friday, 9 August 2013

Another unusual adventure

Oh what a change today - it's been slightly cooler which is so much better, with just an odd bit of rain this morning which will hopefully do the veggies growing in the garden some good.

Here are some more of digi-layouts using 'An unusual adventure' by Algera Designs. What a great versatile kit.
As usual I made the pages using Craft Artist software.

plus right down at the bottom is a little tease of some faux metal effects I'm working on

I blended one of my own photos on the background of this
and then added grass at the front which is in the kit.

I have 3 pieces on the go at present trying different mediums/effects to get a sort of faux metal effect to use on my avatar project. The splodgy thing with the hole in it I thought looked a bit like a rivet. More on this another time.
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend x


Thursday, 8 August 2013

An unusual adventure

I know I should be grateful, but this heat is really starting to get me down. I've still not managed to do any real crafting in my craft room as its so hot up there - other than a bit of playing with some faux metal effects, which I'm still working on and will blog about later. 
I want to make a canvas based on my avatar design but don't fancy paying out for loads and loads of cogs and things to do it - but instead hope to make some faux ones myself.

Downstairs is much cooler and I have been making some digital layouts, playing with a great digi-kit by Algera Designs called ' An unusual adventure'.
This is great as it contains things for traditional scrapping and also altered art.

Here are a few of the pages I've made

 Layouts were made using Craft Artist software and the 4th one had some effects done in PSE too.
Additional images of lady courtesy of 'The sum of all crafts' and one elephant on first page my own photo.

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Hope you are all having a great summer - thanks for stopping by x