Wednesday, August 21

I'm a bit Nutty today

Morning all

My card for you today is for the new challenge set over at 
Ruby's Rainbow
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is
I chose to use a Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage and added some droplets of  Beads in a Bottle 

Hope you will pop over and join in the fun with us.
Have a lovely day
                                           photo fanclub17_zps2614b5c1.gif Shaz xx

Monday, August 19

* Liquid Refreshments *

Afternoon all
I have had a break from gardening  as my knees are too painful today
So i climbed the stairs to the craft room as i needed to get a few dt cards done, i also made this 1 
The image is taken from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse triple cd with backing paper to match also from the cd 
Hope you like it

Challenges entered are -:
House Mouse & Friends - Liquid Refreshments
                                     photo _HMfloralbouncel2_zpsed1cb73b.gif Shaz xx

Friday, August 16

* N for Newest Stamp/Decoupage *

Morning all
Hope you are all well, i spent the whole day yesterday planting 250 spring bulbs hope to get the other 250 bulbs in the ground today.
My card for you today is for this fortnights new challenge over at 
Alphabet challenges 
Our Letter for this fortnight is N for Newest Stamp or Decoupage chosen by team mate Caz
I decided to use my new stamp from Wild Rose Studio
Hope you like him and will pop over and join in with us

                                                 photo fanclub17_zps2614b5c1.gif Shaz xx

Thursday, August 15

* Up Up & Away *

Morning all

My DT card for you today is for this months new challenge started over at
Sparkles Monthly challenge
Our theme for this month is * Up Up & Away *
We want to see anything to do with balloons, this could be party or flying balloons.
I have used this decoupaged image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse.
We have a fabulous sponsor for this month from 
Hope you can pop over and join us + see what my fab team mates have created 
Oh and before i go we have had 3 new team mates join us so go see what they have made

have a great day .

Challenges entered
Papertake Weekly - Ocassiona-ally
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Use 3 of something (flowers)
Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun

                                        photo _HMfloralbouncel2_zpsed1cb73b.gif Shaz xx

Monday, August 12

Joanna Sheen Calendar Tutorial

Morning all
Well as you know i have just joined the Joanna Sheen design team and i am thrilled to be part of this very talented team.
As part of my duties i have been asked to make a tutorial, now this came as quite a shock and i did have a bit of a panic attack as i have never in all my life done a tut before, so i thought i would show you how i made this Calendar.

I actually saw something similar to this on Facebook but it was made from wood and engraved by burning but they were being sold for £30 each, now to a pensioner like me that's a bit extravagant lol so to save pennies i thought i would have a go at a cheaper version. 

Ingredients used are
Thick card i used 620 gsm 
Eyelets 2 sizes 
corner rounder
small round die
chain links
 House Mouse images from 
Joanna Sheen House Mouse triple cd purchased ( HERE
Flowers for decoration

I cut the thick card to 6" or 15cm whichever measurements you use, i'm an oldie so it's 6" to me
 i then rounded the corners
Printed on thinner card special days and the letters of each month 
cut this also to 6" 15cm and rounded the corners, coloured all the letters with promarkers
I did them in different colours to make it cheerful but you can use 1 colour it's all down to your own personal choice 
Glued this to the thick card 

Then using the cropodile and eyelets i put 2 at the top for the ribbon 
then 12 equally spaced along the bottom
Using the chalks or you could use your inks but i prefer chalks i rubbed all around the edges of the card just to soften it

I then cut 12 or as many as you need, round discs using the die 
Again using my chalks coloured in the discs in different colours 

Using the cropodile and small eyelets added to each one
Then attached a chain link

Using the chain links i then attached the discs to each large eyelet
as you can see i have added an extra 1 just to show you how you can add extras for each special day you have for example i have 4 special days happening in June so i will add an extra disc for each event

I then decorated the calendar with decoupaged images of House Mouse and flowers 
All i have left to do now is write the names and dates on the discs 
In all i think this version has cost less than £5 which leaves more money for buying crafty stuff :)
Hope you like it and if you do have a go i would love to see your interpretations 
so please let me know

                                                 photo fanclub17_zps2614b5c1.gif Shaz xx

Sunday, August 11

* Embossing *

Morning all
I know i have been a bit of a bad blogger lately but i had a few personal problems and needed to take a break but i think I'm over it now and am looking forward to getting crafty again.

As you all know i have  been very lucky to be chosen to join the team at Joanna Sheen Challenges
Here is my first card 
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is Embossing this could be dry or wet
For my card i chose this cute image from the Joanna Sheen - House Mouse triple CD which you can purchase from Joanna's online store HERE if you haven't got this CD you must it's absolutely brilliant.
The backing paper on the inside is also from the CD 
I chose to do both dry and wet embossing but sadly you can't see the wet that's all round the tag but i assure you it's there.
I hope you will pop over and join us as 1 lucky winner will win a voucher of £15 to spend at Joanna's online store
 To be in with a chance to win the voucher you must use a Joanna Sheen image.

Hope you like it

                                   photo fanclub17_zps2614b5c1.gif Shaz xx