Sunday, 17 July 2011

Stampman Challenge - anything T!M HOLTZ

Had a little spending spree yesterday at Tilly's in Immingham and was able to pick up quite a few fab things including lots of Tim Holtz goodies!!  Although I've not used any of them for the challenge over at The Stampman I have loads of ideas and sketches already planned and can't wait to get stuck in!

The challenge over at The Stampman is all things Tim Holtz so I decided to use a couple of the dies and stamps I have.  I found a chipboard frame and covered it with cream card and then inked it with
T!M Holtz Old Paper and Vintage Photo.  I then stamped T!M Holtz Papillon script over it and again inked the edges.  I used the T!M Holtz Hanging Sign and Birdcage dies, inked, added gilding wax, flowers, pearls and lace, a couple of butterflies, a vintage photo and here it is....

Thanks for looking Polly x

Friday, 15 July 2011

Craft Room Challenge - Butterflies

Over at Craft Room Challenge their theme is Butterflies so with a plan of 1 hour to play in the craft room I decided to see if I could make something in that time and join in.

I cut out 2 hearts in greyboard and covered them with some scraps of designer paper that I have had in my stash for quite some time now,  added pink lace to the underside of both hearts and added a large white frilled lace to the larger one. I used a Nellie Snellen leaf die, some butterfly images printed onto acetate, one of my favourite 'Love' quotes, some roses and a piece of pink ribbon and here it is......

Thanks for looking  Polly x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Birthday Goodies

Just a few fab goodies that I got for my birthday today.  My lovely hubby got me the Fujifilm Finepix HS20 camera and the pink Bind-it-all machine and my lovely daughter Viki got me the Tim Holtz Papillon stamps which I have been drooling over ever since they came out (love butterflies - just ask the scrapbook ladies)!!

So off to play I go!! 

Monday, 11 July 2011

July challenge now open at Our Vintage Affair

Over at Our Vintage Affair our July challenge has now been announced - the theme is Weddings!  Very appropriate as July seems to be the most popular month for brides to walk down the aisle here in the UK!

I decided that as the criteria for the challenge has been changed slightly - cards or altered items can now be included in the entries - I wanted to decorate a candle!

I found a lovely vintage image of a bride on Google images and set to work figuring out how to transfer the image onto tissue paper!  I sprayed a light coat of temp. adhesive onto a piece of card and carefully laid the tissue paper onto the card.  I then trimmed it and popped it into the printer and voila!!!  It worked!!  Be careful when removing the tissue from the card as I actually tore a couple!  Then it was just a question of placing it on the candle, wrapping it up in greaseproof paper and heating it gently with my heat gun.  And here it is ...

I hope you will pop over to Our Vintage Affair and see what the other DT's have made and hopefully this will inspire you to join in with us.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Girlie Tag using my new Tim Holtz die

Whilst in Skegness on Saturday we came across Cutting Edge Crafts - quite by chance I hasten to add lol -  and just had to have a little browse.  30 mins later hubby had bought me a Zutter Bind-it-all machine for my birthday and I treat myself to a Tim Holtz die - the tag!  Its brill!!  Wish I'd bought it months ago instead of some of the other dies that I've got!  I've used one of my favourite quote stamps from when Sue had Paper Paradise, scraps of paper, a Tim Holtz sewing room die and a garden fence die and here it is...

For once I've had the time to find a few challenges that it will fit

Make My Monday - Vintage plus a colour scheme of brown, cream plus pink or blue
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Craft your days away - Vintage
One Stop Craft Challenge - Tag you're it

Well off to make another tag LOL

Thanks for looking  Polly x

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Our Vintage Affair - Flower challenge

Over at Our Vintage Affair our layout challenge for July is to follow a sketch and to also include at least one handmade flower - yummy!!!

Here is my take on the sketch

Don't forget to hop over and see what the design team have created - we hope you will join in with us.