Friday, 20 June 2014

Robotics 101

Oops, almost forgot to post this one!  But - almost isn't quite.  So this is my DT contribution for LOC's latest challenge - Something metal.  We're sponsored by Rick St Denis and I've used Robotics 101 for my project.
 The robot was printed onto tissue (still not out of love with this technique) and lightly coloured on the back with alcohol markers.  I stuck it onto gold foil paper and cut it out - then I stuck the cut-out onto acetate to stiffen it.

I made the box card (these are so popular at the moment!) and used an embossing folder on the flaps. A bit of gilding wax made the embossing stand out.  Finally, I cut the gears with Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets.  And there you are, job down.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed.  Now go and see what the DT at LOC have come up with, and perhaps share what you've done!  We'd love too see it.

Crafty Hugs,


Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Team B's turn at Ikesworld Challenge blogs and the theme is Monchrome.

I've gone for straightforward black and white with this card, using Candle Poe and the Poe Paper Freebie.

The card is basically a variation on a stand-up fold card and the pattern is here - simples!  

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Spider, Spider

This is my contribution to the Haunted Design House blog challenge - to use black, green, purple, metal and a flourish.  Oh, and make it spooky/creepy.

I'm still playing with sticking kitchen foil to a substrate (in this case, a tag), wiping a bit of surgical spirit over it, and then dropping alcohol inks (purple and green)  onto it.  It spreads out into lovely big spots and looks amazing!  Apart from that, the rest of this tag is just a metallic paper flourish cut with a Tattered Lace die and a spider covered in black Distress Glitter.  It was a lot harder to photograph than to make, as a matter of fact.  And I hope you like it.

Crafty Hugs,


Tuesday, 3 June 2014


The latest challenge from Ikesworld is a song/movie title.

This series of digs just reminds me so much of myself and my sister when we were children, I've chosen My Umbrella to illustrate a very old song "The Umbrella Man".  My mother used to sing it to me - we all sang