Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DVC DT Challenge 46 - Non Traditional Christmas Card

Hi everyone,

Firstly I just wanted to thank everyone for the well wishes. I am feeling much better now.

The latest Dream Valley Challenge was creating a non-traditional Christmas card, and it certainly was a challenge, especially not using the traditional green and red colours.

I saw this card at the Hero Arts site, http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2011/12/01/new-december-contest-november-round-2-winners/ and I was inspired.

I used a piece of kraft card stock and matted it with a piece of white cardstock, both of which had the edges distressed. I took a piece of manilla cardstock and used Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed, Evergreen Bough, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks and covered the paper.

I then cut a piece of acrylic packaging to size and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder with snowflakes on it. This was adhered over the distressed cardstock using small silver brads. I highlighted some of the snowflakes with Diamond Stickles and popped some diamantes into the centres.

I cut out a flourish from a Tim Holtz die using kraft paper and finished it off with a piece of chiffon ribbon and a tag.

Be sure to head over to Dream Valley Challenges to check out the other DT designs, and other entries!

I am entering this into:

Louise xoxo

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dream Valley Challenge...Anything Goes

Hi all,

I've been ill with a Respiratory Tract Infection over the course of the last two weeks and haven't been feeling up to either crafting or posting. Gets even more annoying as Monday was my birthday, so I spent the day coughing and blowing my nose. The latest Dream Valley Challenge already has over 200 entries in its first week, so that also doesn't help on commenting!

For my DT project piece for the Anything Goes challenge, I have showcased two origami boxes that I made for my Mum's and my Mother-in-Law's birthday's in October.

 Made from Graphic 45 'Le Romantique' papers, lace, flat-back pearls, clear embossing powder, light sage satin ribbon, pearl strands, paper doily, roses from 'I Am Roses' that have been sprayed with homemade Glimmer Mist and a handmade stick pin.

KaiserCraft paper, Martha Stewart around the page punch, KaiserCraft rub-on, roses from 'I Am Roses' coloured with handmade Glimmer mist, pearl strands, satin white ribbon, 'Made with Love' charm, handmade beaded hat pin.

For inspiration for these origami boxes see LuvLeeScrappin' and My Passion for Paper on youtube and you can see the tutorial by Bonnie aka SassyScrapers at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPJd4Lwcr3s

Make sure to check out the wonderful DT designs and entries for the Anything Goes Challenge at Dream Valley Challenge Blog.

Louise   xxx

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Feeling Funky?

Hi all,

Not a craft update, but my husband's indy game company, Electric Mammoth, has just released it's first game, Island of Funk!

Be sure to check it out, it's fun, addictive and the music is amazing!



~ Louise