Thursday, 30 July 2009

Four corners and a Cornflower

For the challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog.

Stamps by ClarityStamp - the cornflower is 6.5 inches long and I couldn't find a block big enough so I put the stamp on my cutting mat and pressed the card onto it! I used Archival Ink in 'Plum' on dusky pink card, distressed the edges with the same ink before mounting it on more pink card which I had coloured slightly using the same ink on a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam. The whole was then mounted on a dark red DL card.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Sweet & Sassy

Is the challenge at Ooh-la-la Creations and as my friend Anne is the new DT member there I thought I ought to give it a go!

You don't have to use one of their images but as they were very kindly offering some free downloads I took advantage and here it is. 

I have used a sketch for a card swap on one of the forums I am a member of so I hope the recipient doesn't follow my blog!!

The image was a free download from the shop here and I used a K&Co paper matted onto one I created myself on the computer; the sentiment was also computer generated. The flowers are by Prima and the ribbon is from my stash. I just have to make an insert and it'll be ready for the swap. 

Who wouldn't want legs like hers!!

George & Arthur's Inspirational People

For the Three Muses challenge this week.

These were George and Arthur's choices and although I might agree they were inspirational people I certainly don't agree with Arthur's reasoning as personally I hate pussycat bows.

Done in PSP with Googled images. Font Prissy Frat Boy.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Queen of the Night ATC

A digital ATC for the challenge at TMTA

Sunday, 26 July 2009

George and Arthur go to the World Fair

For the Crowabout challenge Week 46.

Thanks to Nancy Baumiller for the collage bits and pieces.

Done in PSP

Friday, 24 July 2009

Pink Love Birds

This tag is for the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On 

Stamps : 'Swirly Birds' by Lindsay Mason for Personal Impressions and  'Strings of Bling' by U-Mount at Creative Expressions - the perfect stamps for this challenge as they're both swirly and spotty!

Inks used : Brilliance 'Twilight' and 'Pearlescent Orchid' and Archival Ink 'Carnation'.

Note the two love birds especially for Frankie !!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

To Boldly Go

to the supermarket for the challenge at Three Muses.

Done in PSP - the two fonts are Star Next and tweed.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Crowabout Christmas in July

For Collage Play with Crowabout Week 45

George and Arthur join the Santa London to Brighton Race.

Thanks for great images yet again Nancy!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Style is .....

For the challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog and that at Colour Create

Lady and Eiffel Tower stamps by Clarity Stamps and 'Style is eternal' stamp by Hero Arts. I used Nick Bantock Inks in 'Lamp Black' for the lady and script and 'Charcoal Grey' for the Eiffel Tower. The colouring was done with Promarkers.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Postcard Tag

For the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On.

I printed this vintage postcard back on a piece of cream card and stamped it with pen, nib, inkwell,blotter, and frank stamps by Non Sequitur and a script stamp by Image Tree by EK Success using Archival Ink 'Sepia', Nick Bantock 'Charcoal Grey' and 'Lamp Black', and Distress Ink 'Tea Dye'. I did a little colouring with Copic Ciao pens and the final touch was a lovely elastic band courtesy of my postman who is incredibly generous with them - so much so that I have bags full of them!!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

George and Arthur Come Out!

Well here they are in their full glory for the challenge at Three Muses.

I was inspired to do this by one of my favourite songs and favourite pictures of my very favourite star - the late, great Fred Astaire.

All done in PSP as usual.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

To fly or not to fly?

An ATC for the challenge at Think Monday Think ATC.

Base card sprayed with Moon Glow Glitz Spritz in pink,red,and purple. Stamp by PaperArtsy using Nick Bantock ink in 'Charcoal Grey' and sides decorated with some fancy fibre from my stash. It really glistens but the scan doesn't show it.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Under The Sea

For the latest challenge at Art Freebies.

Mermaid from Kath's Tubes.

We are not amused!

A digital collage using elements from Nancy Baumiller for the week 44 challenge at Collage Play by Crowabout. Thanks Nancy!

As you can see George and Arthur have put in an appearance yet again albeit small!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

True Love

For the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On and hopefully that at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog  although the lettering isn't exactly script!

Base card distress-coloured with Brilliance 'Twilight'. Stamps by Elusive Images using Nick Bantock Ink 'Charcoal Grey' and pearls, cord, and tiny heart charm from my stash. 

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Arthur in Wonderland

For the challenge at Three Muses.

I thought George and Arthur deserved another outing and this is where they chose to appear! As you can see Arthur was keen to wear another dress although George has chosen to have a slightly more masculine outfit.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Butterfly Theatre

For the challenge at Collage Play with Crowabout Week 43.

I googled for the theatre front and Miss Butterfly's costume and the rest was on the collage sheet provided by Nancy - thanks Nancy!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Beauty is ......

For the challenge at Art Creations Friday.

Done in PSP again.


For two challenges. The background is from the Soartful challenge at ArtFreebies and the lovely lady is from the Artarazzi challenge.

I combined the two in PSP with various filters, many layers and a few brushes. 

Flower Tag

A really simple tag for the challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On.

One stamp (a foam one bought from QVC ages ago make, I think, La Blanche) stamped several times with the ink running out using Versafine 'Majestic Blue' and two toning ribbons.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Pigs might Fly!

For the challenge at Three Muses.

Done in PSP - background and flying pigs googled, magnificent flying machine from Joanna Sheen's 'Victorian Companion' CDs.

Thursday, 2 July 2009


For the challenge at Tuesday Taggers which is 'Give it Some Distress!'

I have used Distress inks in 'mustard seed', 'walnut stain', 'tea dye', and 'dusty concord' to create the background and splashed it with water. The image, a stamp also by Tim Holtz, was stamped using Nick Bantock ink in 'Lamp Black' and a little paper piecing done to bring out some parts of the image.