Thursday, 27 September 2012

Autumnal Hues

Hello Bloggers.

I just wanted to share a quick card I made.

I used an image from Sassy Studio, however I was just too late for their fall colours challenge.
However I would like to enter this card into:
Milk Coffee - Welcome Fall
{PIN}spirational challenges
Make It Monday

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Script and Gold

Getting by the skin of my teeth here for Cupcake Challenges Script and Gold!

 I went with gold script for my background!! Apologies for the rubbish pictures!!
Speak Soon
Nat -x-

All White Except Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers,

Just wanted to share my entry for this weeks My Time to Craft challenge which is All White Except Image! I'd forgotten how much I love the white on white look!!

 I added a little sparkle to my image too, by colouring the hearts with stickles!

So happy with how this turned out!
I shall also be entering into Make It Monday
Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Anything Goes Birthday Sketch

It was my friends birthday yesterday so naturally I made her a card.
I decided to use this weeks Anything Goes challenge as my inspiration as it was a sketch and this is what I came up with:

 I actually really love this colour combination for some reason!

I shall also be entering this into:
Milk Coffee Challenge - 2 different shapes
Platypus Creek - Let's Celebrate Birthdays
Divas By Design - Lovely Layers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sassy Studio Sketch

Talk about last minute!!
Just getting my entry in for this weeks Sassy Studio Dare to be Sassy Sketch Challenge.

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Another Engagement Card

I just wanted to share with you a card I made for some friends who recently got engaged!
I tried to keep it fairly simple, and made them their own little logo type thing with their initials in:

 I embossed the backgrounds using my Cuttlebug All-in-One folders
 I designed the logo on my Cricut Gypsy, attempting to draw inspiration from the classic entwined rings
 Printed and foiled the sentiment then cut out, embossed and inked with the Nesties and DI! And added some little rhinestones and ribbons to finsih off
I shall be entering this into Make It Monday
Speak Soon
Nat -x-

12 Tags of 2012 - September

So I have FINALLY got round to doing my September Tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012!
As usual with me I didn't quite have everything so I made a few things up but I think that is kinda the point to inspire you to be creative!

Here is my tag:

 So for my background I had no metal foil tape, so attempted to make my own by just running regular kitchen foil through my xyron! It worked fairly well but obviously isn't quite as thick as the real stuff, and obviously my alcohol inks were a bit more 'girly' rather than the rustic metal look of Tim's but I really liked this so stuck with it.
 I cut this globe out using my Cricut as I knew the wording of the sentiment I wanted to use, this I also did on word printed it out, cut out with one of my nesties and then distressed with DI!
 I had no metal numbers either, so cut this out with my Cricut again and then embossed with Platinum UTEE and I really like the effect!!!
So all in all very happy with my final result! I added a key I'd molded from Clay and a little letter ornament as my finishing touches!

I shall also be entering this into Make It Monday

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Monday, 10 September 2012

Especially For You Christmas Card

I made this card for the SSD DT Call. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this image, and so kept the rest of the card fairly simple.
I shall also be entering into Anything Goes
 I embossed the corners of the base card using the Cuttlebug All-In-One Christmas set.
 Coloured the image in with coloured pencils and mattted her on an embossed nestie with foam tape.
 I highlighted the berries in the embossed design with some little red rhinestones,
 Printed and foiled a sentiment
And voila!
I shall be entering this into Make It Monday

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Pyrography First Attempts

So I recently got a Craft Geek Sizzle from Purple Cows and decided to try my hand at some Pyrography! Loooong way to go, but I'm very pleased with my first attempts!!

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs - LOVE IT and I thought it was the perfect image for a 21st Birthday keepsake box.  Just have to find someone to give it to now....

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Halloween Jewellery

I've been having more of a play with Polymer Clay recently and thought I'd have a go at some Halloween Jewellery.

Lots of fun creating witches hats.
Speak soon
Nat -x-

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Faux Leather with Polymer Clay

Just thought I'd share these little tags and my second attempt at a journal that I just made as I'm really proud of them and I LOVE this technique!!
They are made out of Polymer Clay and designed to look like leather and I think they turned out really well! Woo hoo!

 So this is my little journal, something went a bit wrong with the spine though so it wont sit flat - all notes for next time! I'm really pleased with the clay cover though!!

 And here are my tags!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

Linking up to Make It Monday
Let me know what you think!
Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Pearl Anniversary Card

Hi Bloggers,

This is a card I made for my Mum to give to her friends who are celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary, which of course is pearl.  So I kept it really minimalist in cream and silver with pearl accents and I'm really happy with how it turned out!

 I pearlised my based card with Perfect Pearls Mists in Biscotti then cut out the borders from my Parisian Accents, and stuck these round the edge, adding a little dot of pearl paint in each hole.
 Then I used Bench Bears from Dis Digi Downloads, and added a sentiment, which I then printed out and foiled in silver. Cut it out using my labels nesties and added some more little pearl accents on the sides as well as to highlight her bow and the centre of one of the flowers in his pocket.

Then I just added some little flowers in the corner and again used some pearl paint for the centres and voila!!

I shall be entering this into Divas By Design - Lets Celebrate and Make It Monday

Speak Soon
Nat -x-

Monday, 3 September 2012

Polymer Clay Journal

Hi There Bloggers.

I just wanted to share with you my first attempt at 2 things 1. A Hard Back Journal and 2. A Polymer Clay Cover for it and hopefully get any feedback from all you lovely fellow crafty people out there.
Obviously there is a long way to go with my clay skills as I am still very much a beginner, but I did manage to create my first successful skinner blend which was an achievement in itself.

Anyway here it is:

 It is a little A7 book, and I actually really like this size of book as it's nice to carry around but still big enough to actually be useful!
 I used this tutorial on how to make a hard back book, there are loads of them out there but this was the most simple one that I found as it used staples instead of sewing and I just wanted to have a play.
Anyway I would hugely appreciate peoples feedback and comment on how I could improve this really!
I will be entering this into Make It Monday

Speak Soon
Nat -x-