Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen DT projects cont'd

This frame was made from scratch using cardboard from a Rice Krispie packet and a few essentials from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowens Venaissance collections. Products used: cardboard, Venaissance papers, Venaissance tassels, Venaissance chipboards, Venaissance gold ink pad. I really enjoyed making this frame as it was a real challenge to do from scratch with no instructions.

Products used: A5 card blank, LLB Venaissance papers, white card, Venaissance fabric strips, Venaissance decoupage, Venaissance feathers.

There's still one more project to come - an accordion card which I will post at a later date once Trimcraft have put it in their official project gallery.

My Laurence Llewelyn Bowen DT projects

I was given the DT position by Trimcraft to make some projects with the LLB Venaissance range. Here are the first 2 what I came up with:

This card was made using blue papers and stamps from Llewelyn-Bowen Venaissance collection along with a few basics. Products used: A5 card blank, Venaissance paper, white rik rak fabric, scalloped circle punch, circle punch, Venaissance wooden stamp, blue ink, clear embossing powder, white satin ribbon.

Products used: A5 card blank, Venaissance ink pads, Venaissance paper pack, Venaissance templates, Venaissance decoupage image, Venaissance feathers, burgundy and antique gold ribbon, Making Memories ribbon slider.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Passion for Pro-Markers Challenge 1

There's a new challenge blog called Passion For Pro-Markers and it's their first challenge this week. The theme is 'anything goes'. I just had to enter this, as I'm addicted to my pro-markers.
I used a stamp from The Crafty Pad called just Ted - Ball, and coloured him with vanilla and sandstone, and the ball with apple and meadow green pms. Dp Anna Griffin, Prima flowers, brad from eyelet outlet, ribbons from stash.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Dottie's World party

Dottie's World are having a week long party with lots of games and prizes to celebrate their relaunch and first birthday. There's some amazing blog candy too which finishes May 31st.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No.1

The new challenge blog C.R.A.F.T. has now gone live with our first challenge. There is a fab prize worth at least £50. The challenge is to create something to do with 'new'. It can be new home, marriage, baby, job etc. It's up to you how you interpret the word 'new'.
For my DT card, I've done a new marriage theme.
I've used HOTP dp, wedding stamp I think is Anita's, Heidi Grace swirl stamp, Prima flowers, rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace and pearls from stash.

Monday, 18 May 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge starts Thursday, great prize!

The challenges start on Thursday over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog. Hope to see you all there with your entries. The 1st prize is fantastic - worth over £50, so definately worth an entry.

The first sponsor is Just Tracys and the prize is:

A full A4 sheet of the Bonny Baby range of stamps retail value £19.99, 9 sheets Laura Ashley papers 8 x 8, Laura Ashley sticky ribbon pack, Laura Ashley flocked rub-ons, Laura Ashley 3D alphabet stickers, fabric brads and flocked brads, 4 reels of Laura Ashley ribbon. A pack of 6 x 6 LLB Retro Rose Papers. 3 packs of paper flowers in 3 different sizes, a pack of lilac sticky gems, a pack of sticky pearls. 2 packs of dimensionable stickers, a pack of decorative bling, a pack of sugar coated brads, some wooden labels, a wooden mini album and some wooden numbers. To top it off we have a 5 metre reel of 3mm white ribbon and a glue pen.

This whole Prize retails over £50.00

Thanks! and LLB!

Thanks to everyone who has sent me cards and messages after my op. I'm starting to feel a lot better now, and am hoping that no news about the biopsy is good news. I may have to have another op, but I'll face that if and when it happens.

I have been doing some crafting behind the scenes. I've been working with the Laurence Llewelyn Bowen Venaissance range for Trimcraft. I will post some examples of what I've made soon. If you're wondering whether it's worth buying or not, go for it. The papers, ribbons/lace, feathers and beaded tassels are all absolutely gorgeous. You can expect more beaded tassels on future projects as I've fallen in love with them.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Minor Op

I'm in hospital tomorrow for a minor op, so will be back blogging towards the end of the week. I better get to bed as I've got to be up at 5.30am. Speak to you all soon. x

Sunday, 10 May 2009


I've received an award from the lovely Debs. Go and take a look at her blog as she has just been picked for the Allsorts design team. Well done Debs, I'm really pleased for you.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

New Challenge Blog C.R.A.F.T. I'm on the DT.

Hi everyone, I want to tell you about a new challenge blog called C.R.A.F.T. Started by Trimcraft forum members, so originally stands for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies but more apt, Can't Remember A Flipping Thing.
This is a new challenge blog open to all crafters out there.
It's a weekly challenge taking place on Thursdays, varying from sketches, shopping lists, colours and many more, from week to week.
You can use any technique you wish, so decoupage, parchment, stamping, embellishments are all welcome (unless the challenge is a specific one). It can be a card, layout, ATC, altered item, anything goes.
The challenge will start running on Thursday, 21st May, 2009.
Tracy is spotlighting the Design Team to let you know a few things about each person, and showcase their work over the next few days, so go check it out. Plus I'm on the DT, so I look forward to seeing everyones creations. There will be prizes most weeks, so see you there on the 21st!

Friday, 1 May 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

The challenge this week at Stamptacular is to use a charm on your card, and of course stamping. It's called 'Charmed I'm Sure'. For this challenge I'm entering a card and bookmark set I've made. The bird stamp is by Inkadinkado, stamped with sepia versafine and heat embossed. The corner stamps are by Prima, again embossed. Dp is K&Co, mounted and layered on bazzill card. I've added ribbon, flowers and a pearl charm to embellish. I followed a fab sketch by Karen from Craftbubble.