Sunday 29 July 2012

Papermania Stamp for Rudolph Day!

Same card as before but different colours!
Afternoon  all,
Good news!  Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix and we took the Silver Medal in one of the Ladies cycle races in the Olympics. Brilliant day so far if you forget about the thunder, lightning and heavy rain!

I made this card while watching all the sport and enjoyed every minute. It's my entry for THE ONE AND ONLY...  Rudolph Day Challenge.  Pop over to Sarn's blog and have a look.

I made this card just a few weeks ago but using different colours. I just love this stamp you will be seeing it again  I'm sure!

My crafty friend Gina was my inspiration for this card ... see her super blog Here!.
Gina loves F1 racing as well!
It's just a bit of fun and it's another Christmas Card done and dusted!

Thanks for looking at my blog today.
See you soon.
Eileen x

PanPastels and Studio 490 Stamps.

Yo ho Crafters,
 I'm looking forward to today because the F1 Racing is on soon and I'm really hooked regarding  the Olympics.
The opening ceremony was just spectacular.

I loved it all and felt very proud to be British. The section with HM The Queen and 007 was priceless and a great example of our very 'British' sense of humour.

I'm ready and waiting with my crafty table in front of the telly for today's 'action'!  

Here is my tag for this weeks PanPastle Challenge" Buttons and Bows or Schools Out". 

Choose either subject / theme to do. Come on, join in, you can use any medium so no need to worry if you haven't got any PanPastels.  Enter and you could WIN A TRIAL PACK from our fantastic sponsor!
Three shades of Green PanPastels blended over the background of a Canvas Tag and then stamped with Studio 490 stamps using Black Versafine Ink. A few 'Chit - Chat' words from Tim Holtz and some die cut flowers I have had for years. Result!

Have a look in the August copy of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine. There is a super feature about the PanPastels plus some great examples from the Design Team.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
I'll see you again soon as I've been decorating some more of my Altered Art Dictionary pages and Sarn's Rudolph Day July Challenge. needs attending to as well!

Have a happy Sunday. 
Eileen xxx.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Circle Cluster Set by Ryn ...... and some news!

Rub-on Sentiment.
Yo ho everyone.
Just a quick post today as I have loads to do.... Keeps me out of trouble!
I've blended some distress inks onto this tag and then stamped with the super 'Circle Cluster Set'  Stamp from Designs by Ryn.

I added a few highlights with my White Gel Pen and plonked on a  Memory Box Butterfly die cut along with a few gems. That's  it then.... job done .

Base die-cut of the butterfly is also stamped with the circle image.

Thanks for looking at my blog today and a very warm welcome to all my new followers.... it's so lovely of you to take an interest in my work.... thank you X

I also have some good news to share... I've been offered a place on a great new Design Team from  LadyBug Crafts. So excited about this and the challenges will be starting soon so watch this space!

If you have the sun in your part of the world ..... enjoy!

If its raining... dance in the puddles! 

Stay safe I'll be back soon ...
Eileen xx

Sunday 22 July 2012

PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps.....Magical!

Yo ho crafty fans... is this  bright or wot! I loved making this Tag using my lush, rich and so easy to use PanPastels ... This tag is my Design Team sample for the PanPastel UK Challenge Blog... This weeks theme is Mystical and Magical.
ALL the  stamps  used on this Tag are from the lovely Lavinia Stamps .  PanPastels and Lavinia Stamps are, in my opinion, made for each other!
I so enjoyed making this Tag. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Please pop over and join in our Challenge because you could  win a trial pack of PanPastels from our Super Sponsor!
Thanks for stopping by my blog  and having a look at my work.. it's very kind of you X
For those of you that know me well, I only have to mention that the F1 racing is on the telly today and that means the small craft table is plonked in front of the TV ... crafty stuff everywhere ... sorted!
I will be back soon... enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Eileen xx

Friday 20 July 2012

Grandson Ethan proudly holding the Olympic Torch!

 I had a little cry when I saw this... oh bless him  xx

Sunday is THE day ......!

Morning all ... 'ere I'm going to look a right plonker when I post this entire DT Sample on Sunday and you lot  (aka devoted fans... tic!)  go .... Soooo WHAT!!!
 Anyway... here is another 'bit'! 
See you Sunday morning... All this and F1 racing this weekend... life is for living... Rock 'n Roll!
Eileen x

Thursday 19 July 2012

Hanglar Stamp and a Teapot for Mike...

Happy Birthday to Mike... I know I am a day or two early but I'm sure you won't mind me blogging this card.
Have you noticed the Tea Pot Mike?

Mike has a blog that I read whenever he posts  ... we have been friends for years and when he and his lovely wife Sue go out and about, Mike takes his Camera... He takes super pictures and one visit was to a Tea Pot Museum! ... Yeah!  fabulous place Tea Pot Island ...  Mike has other posts showing some more amazing Tea Pots so look for those as well ! 

My image is coloured using Promarkers and Copics.
I've also used various dies from Nestabilities, Marianne Creatables and Quickutz along with a Martha Stewart Punch.

I hope you have a really Happy Day on the 22nd Mike ... Love from me, Kendo, Daisy and Holly xx 
Mmmmmm .... better get this in the post then...

Thanks for stopping by today ... If you pop back on Sunday ... bring your sunglasses ... wink, wink!
Eileen xxx

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Coming Soon.... to a Blog near you!

Morning Fans!

If you love Lavinia Stamps and PanPastles... watch out for this Blog Post !

BTW... have your 'Shades' handy ......... Ssshhhh!  can't show any more....  Deep Poo for me... if I do!
Eileen xx

Monday 16 July 2012

PanPastels and the Water Droplet Stamp # UK Summer 2012

Morning crafty mates.
I think this card says it all about our summer this year in the UK.

Next year it will be a sizzler. Always look on the bright side !

The Water Droplet Stamp I've used is from a super designer who lives in Canada.

If you are interested, I know the stamp is sold out at the time of writing  but you can find Ryn's Web Shop here . If you contact her she will, I am sure, let you know when it will be back in stock.

Off to do some more crafting as it's raining again... maybe my Monday is not so bad after all!

Have a good week and thanks for looking today
Eileen xx

Sunday 15 July 2012

Twinchies Challenge # week 2

Indigo Blu Butterfly
These are my Twinchies for this weeks 'Show Us Your Twinchies ' Challenge.
Summer  season Distress Inks.

More Distress Inks!
Please join in the fun and have a go. Twinchies are 2 inch x 2 inch works of 'Art' !
We need you to 'Show Us Your Twinchies' click HERE!.

This is my second post today. Please scroll down to the post below for my PanPastel Challenge DT sample.
Many thanks
Eileen xx

PanPastels, Art Impressions and Personal Impressions stamps.

Morning Fans...
As you can see, this is a very quick card to do. Yellow Ochre, Diarylide Yellow and Turquoise PanPastels all sort of swished about over some White Linen card stock.
I used the negative die cut as a mask from my smallest Nestabilities Circles (large) to 'create' the sun. The halo around  the sun was achieved by rubbing out the PanPastel colour with an eraser.

P1345 G  Personal Impressions Stamp.

I've been a member of the PanPastels UK Challenge Blog, design team for six months now and I've enjoyed every minute. My fellow design team members are very clever ladies. I'm proud to be part of a great team .

The challenge this week is Sun / Sea / Sand ... not rain, rain and MORE rain! Go on, have a go, you could win a smashing prize of a PanPastel Trial Set !

L1477 Art Impressions Stamp.
Thanks for popping by my blog today.
I spy more new followers and lots of kind comments left for me ... thank you so much for all the emails and interest shown in my work... :)  X
Eileen xx

Friday 13 July 2012

Altered Art Dictionary # 2

Yo ho Fans... Just a few pictures from my Altered Art Dictionary Pages. I have TWO Dictionaries  on the go now!

All of the stamps used for this post are from Whipper Snapper Designs and are coloured with either Distress Ink Pens or Water colour Pencils without the water!

Thanks for looking ...We have the 'Altered Art Dictionary' Group on Facebook that is growing all the time !  Great fun!

Toodle pip!
Eileen xx

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Water Droplets..... Fabulous Stamps by Ryn.

Distress Ink and White Embossing Powder
I just love this Water Droplets Stamp..... ! Isn't it a fabulous texture?  This is where I bought the stamp from Designs By Ryn.

Ryn lives in Canada but the stamp I ordered arrived pretty fast and the quality of the stamp is top class!

Ryn is also on Facebook and I've been chatting to her on there as well.  A very clever young lady and I wish her every success.
The Carp is a Creative Expressions Stamp
The Koi Carp is a stamp from Creative Expressions that I've  had for years!

 I hope you have a good week and many thanks for looking today
Eileen xxx

Sunday 8 July 2012

PanPastel Tints and a Marianne Creatables Button Flower Die

6 x 6 inch square card
Morning all. F1 racing today so a very quick post !
This is such a simple and easy card to make. Using the lovely  PanPastel Tints in various pretty shades.

 I just added colour to  the die cut flowers and leaves from the Marianne Creatable Dies range. I use these all the time so they were a good investment!

DL Card
My trusty Hougie Board helped me score the lines on my White Linen card stock

The PanPastel Challenge   this week is "Ice Cream Colours " I think these colours are yummy!
Please enter because you can win a super prize of a PanPastel Trial pack.

Have a good week see you soon x

Thank you for popping by today.
Eileen xxx

Thursday 5 July 2012

Dylusion Stamps, Distress Inks and my Big - Bite!

Yo ho Fans,
Lots of crafty time for me this week.
I'm having huge amounts of  fun with the Show Us Your Twinchies Challenge and on Facebook with the Altered Art Dictionary Group.

Good job I'm retired cos there's no time to go to work!

This tag was made using the TH Spring Season Distress Inks with a bit of Vintage Photo thrown in. Stamped with Dylusion Stamps, my new set of Tim Holtz Stamps and Versafine Ink... just love 'em!

I painted the leaves with Dylusion Inks and Distress Pens. After adding some dots with my white gel pen, I made a  few holes with my Big-Bite!

I plonked a bit of white card onto the back of the Tag so it shows through the holes and then mounted the whole lot onto some dark green card stock.  

I wanted to achieve a 'Jewelled' look with my colours ... what do you think?

Job done, now I'm off to play some more.

Thank you for the lovely comments you are leaving about my work and a very warm welcome to my new followers ... a huge thank you for the interest.

F1 Racing .. British Grand Prix this Saturday and Wimbledon! Cannot wait.

Have a good weekend ....  I know I will!

Eileen xxx

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Altered Art Dictionary

I saw this Idea on Pinterest ... several people are playing with their Dictionary's !!!  ... I've started up a group on Facebook called *Altered Art Dictionary*  ... some superb work on there .., ! Its Great FUN!  My efforts so far .. 

That's all so far ... am  I  going to alter the covers ?... of course!

Thanks for looking and may I say a Very Happy 4th July to my friends in the USA xx
Eileen xxx

Monday 2 July 2012

PanPastels and a Maple Leaf from Lavinia Stamps

Me again... just a quick post today because I'm making a start on some Journal  Pages and need to 'clear the decks' so to speak ... Big mess time with all sorts of arty stuff  Ooooooo !

Some of my FB friends are DT members for a brand new challenge blog. So I decided to enter and give them and the blog a bit of support.

It looks as if it will be great fun... not just cards either, Scrapbook Layouts and other stuff  as well, nip over and have a look here at The Cupboard Trilogy .

This months challenge  involves using a limited colour pallet ... so  I  pulled out the PanPastels  (there's a surprise!) and this is my entry ... the blues are in fact greens !

The stamp is a Maple Leaf from Lavinia Stamps. One of my favourite on line shops!

So True!

Got to dash .... don't forget the Twinchies Challenge here Show Us Your Twinchies
See you soon

Many thanks for the lovely kind comments you leave me and for taking an interest in my work.
Eileen xx