Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl

Got the bug now, in more ways than one, and luckily or not I am off work with a streaming cold so I have found a challenge which definitely appealed as it is appropriately entitled 'The Sugar Bowl', something I tend to turn to when I am unwell! I wouldn't have had time to join in if I had been at work as the deadline is tomorrow but it is a friend's birthday soon so I grabbed the opportunity.
I think I have fulfilled all the criteria, my third flower is actually the button but as you can see it is flower shaped.

Monday, 22 February 2010

First Challenge

This is the first of what I hope will be many entries in some of the fantastic challenges the blogging world has to offer. I am hoping this will give me the incentive to do more crafting as I am unfortunately the type of person who works best when a deadline is looming! I have chosen this challenge over at Scrap the Art to start with, as the painting 'Starry Night' which is the starting point is one of my favourites by Van Gogh.
I have used one of Mo Manning's beautiful images as the main feature, I absolutely love her images as they have so much character in them. I coloured her with Promarkers and backed her with sparkly black glitter card from Southfield Stationers which I also used in the middle of the flower, behind the sentiment, which I printed on my computer, and as a border round the blue background. I used an embossing plate on the bottom section as it reminded me of the shapes of the buildings in the painting and went over the raised parts with silver Rub and Buff and some turquoise Mica powder. The starry paper, the flowers and the ribbon are from my stash.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


Today I am in not so sunny Scotland having a much needed lesson in all things Blogging from my vastly more experienced sister Jenni. The image I have used is one I doodled myself , the background paper was stamped using a Blonde Moments stamp and all other bits are from my stash.