Friday 31 January 2014

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

CraftyHands have a monochrome theme over on their challenge this time. 
I must admit it is one of the few themes I struggle with, I've gone with a brown shades for these twinchies.
These stamps are some of the very first ones I ever bought. Stampers Anonymous cube

why not come over and join us here
Mandy x

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Fave Technique

Our theme over on TAGALONG this week is hosted by the amazing Mark Gould. You should really check his blog out. 
My fave technique is a mixture of painting, stamping and collaging. Slightly grungy. 
 I think this fits the bill
Mandy x

Dream, Dream, Dream

Here's my project for Rhedd & Rosie this week.... it's an Anything Goes theme. Join in with us and have a chance to win a prize from Stitchy Bear

Background made with sprays, distress paints, stencils, washi tape, stamps

Mandy x

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Dreams have Wings

I've made a tag for That's Crafty this week.... no ordinary tag but a Torso Tag. I love this shape, and adding wings. I downloaded the template from google. You can make your template any size you like. I think it would work really well with a sewing theme.

Mandy x

Monday 27 January 2014

Vintage TeaParty

Good Monday morning everyone. Today, the theme over on LunaGirl MoonBeams changes to Vintage Teaparty. Love these cute little images from Lunagirl, esp the cats ~ come over and join in with us and you could win some goodies 

I'd like to enter this card into the stamped blessings challenge of anything goes and allsorts challenge of vintage
Mandy x

Sunday 26 January 2014

Let's Face it!

haha.... Deb has chosen the theme of FACES on SPA this week.  Anne has been over this weekend, making me craft til my fingers ached. I've made... 4 tags, 3 postcards, 4 twinches. Watch this space to see them all.

I chose to use this beautiful lady for my postcard.

thanks for looking

Mandy x

Thursday 23 January 2014

School Projects

For the last couple of weeks at school we have been working on some handmade journals. We are doing separate pages, all different sizes and textures and building up the amount of pages for it.

Here's some photos of Year 4's (yr 6 have ready-made journals)
Front Covers

pages using acrylic/scraping technique

sprays/mists and cling film technique

  stenciling with acrylics

 The children are really enjoying our craft club
Mandy x

Baby, it's cold outside....

ugh and raining! Fed up of getting drenched :-(

This week's TagAlong theme was set by the wonderful Carol who has chosen the theme of ICE AND SNOW

Here's mine

the main image is from Hidden Vintage Studios on Deviantscrap, background is made up of sprays, distress paint, stencils, die cuts and stamping.

Mandy x

Monday 20 January 2014

In the Night Sky like Shooting Stars

This week's theme on SPA has been chosen by the wonderful Audrey. I was at work over the weekend so I'm a tad late with mine.

Mandy x

Saturday 18 January 2014

Nothing is Impossible

I've had these words in my head for the past week. They are from a song by The Levellers. It's THAT song that keeps going round and round and round in your head constantly.

Thought it an apt title for my tag for CraftyHands where the theme is 'put a tag on it' on anything at all... well.... I've put a tag on a tag and done an Alice theme

Why not come over and join us?
Mandy x

Beautiful Moments

The new theme over on Rhedd & Rosie is 'use no white' , this certainly isn't a challenge... it's leaving white on thats the challenge! 

Here's my tag for R&R I've used an image from Terri over on Pringle Hill Studios

there's such a difference in colour between the photo (on the top) and the scanned image (on the bottom)
Mandy x

Thursday 9 January 2014

Home Sweet Home

is the theme over on TAGALONG this week. The challenge blog is a just for fun challenge but I'd love to see you over there joining in. Sometimes we need to do something just for fun rather than for a reason.

Here's my tag...

Mandy x

Sunday 5 January 2014

Going Dotty?

Fancy winning this set of Templates? I know I would. love them and would come in very handy for school projects. All you need to do is make something with some dots on it.
Here's my entry for Rhedd & Rosies challenge

my spots were made using some punchinella and distress paints ;-)
Mandy x

Bundled Up

Here is a set of ATC's I've made for Crafty Hands this time. The theme is Anything Goes

 and there's a prize to be won if you fancy joining in?

Mandy x

Vintage Winter

feeling very cold today ... brrrr....

I've made this card for LunaGirl where the challenge this time is Vintage Winter.

I'd also like to enter it into Rogue Redhead where the theme is winter holidays.

Mandy x

Snow Snow Snow

well... not literally. But this week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is SNOWFLAKES.

What a ding dong making this postcard. I bought a snowflake die for this theme and could not find it anywhere, so I made the postcard and used these little felt snowflakes I had (table sprinkles) fastening them on with some eyelets. Then guess what happens to appear five minutes later! Yes the darned snowflake die! lol sods law I guess.

The background of this postcard is one from my stash. It had been spritzed and stamped with some clocks. Then I used distress paints over the top and some white acrylic spritzer for the snow. For the background snowflakes I used picket fence distress paint and a mask from That's Crafty.

Mandy x

Thursday 2 January 2014

Tickets please?

This week Rosie  is our hostess on Tagalong  and she's chosen the theme of TICKETS. I try to use tickets and other ephemera on my work as often as I can.

Here's my entry

see you over at Tagalong
Mandy x