Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Eiglas stepping down from StitchyBear Stamps shop

I've decided to remove my images from sale at StitchyBear.  I wish Stitchy and the team the very best of luck for the New Year and their new initiative but Eiglas, sadly, cannot board that particular ship.
Don't know what I'll be doing in the New Year, apart from meeting my new grandson, training my new puppy and doing some serious crafting! 

I will, if and when I get the time, draw more images and hope to get Eiglassing back up and running so watch this space!

See ya soon!
Hugs
Ei
x

Friday, 26 November 2010

Signing off for a while.......

Well folks, the inevitable finally happened!  I've totally run out of steam.  I don't mean mojo, or the desire to craft, but the energy to fit it into my life just at the moment.

I knew I was in for a busy period but thought I'd manage a bit longer but as well as the full time care of my adorable (...but very energetic..!) little Granddaughter, Ada, my new(-ish..) canine companion Charlie and the prospect of Christmas on the near horizon and NOTHING at all done towards it I also have my daughter Bev's impending new motherhood in the New Year as well as the usual day to day commitments. Add, then, to this scenario, a litter of six puppies (...Izzy's the mum and Charlie the dad...) which I suddenly had to take respopnsibility for ten days ago (...little poo-machines they are...!) one of which I am keeping (!) and you start to get the picture.....!

This is actually history repeating itself as thirty-four years ago when my eldest son Matt was about 18 months old and I was expecting my second som Michael, my Afghan Hound bitch Kerry had her litter. My Hubby, Nic, was away at sea then, so I was completely alone on this journey, morning-sickness included, and then my queen cat, Blackie, decided to join in and deliver six kittens!

I managed fine then, but I was only 26 years old and relatively fit!  I am now quite a bit older and not at all fit! LOL!

So I'm not saying goodbye, just see ya later - probably closer to Christmas.
Thank you for all your support and I look forward to getting back into the saddle when I get a minute to myself again!
Hugs
Ei
x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Crafty CardMakers 34 - Card & Gift


This week at CraftyCardMakers we're making a matching gift and card, which is a super theme to have just before Christmas as it's an opportunity to have another Christmas gift out of the way whilst simultaneously feeding my crafting addiction!


A great sponsor and fab prize are awaiting your entry over at CCM so pop over there and have a look at our DT's fabulous projects for inspiration - you'll love them!


Also, this week at CCM, we have a fab new Guest Designer and........


....great minds must think alike, it would appear, for both myself and our Guest Designer, the lovely Claire AKA HopeJacare,  have independantly made a journal/notebook and card, albeit in very differnt styles!


Mine is a Christmas themed book made with my BIA.
The inner leaves are also denim blue and interleaved with glassine, so it could be used for photos as well as journalling.
The face-paper is Papermania Winter Wonderland and the mirri board and pearl card overlays cut with my Nesties.






Hope they're okay - I'm offering them to the first of my lovely followers to leave a comment saying they want them!
Hugs
Ei
x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Crafty CardMakers - Spotlight on Dry Embossing

I've been very remiss lately and actually had to remove a spiderweb from my embossing box! That's how long it is since I've done any embossing LOL!
So I was very pleased that the theme chosen at Crafty CardMakers this week is Dry Embossing - it got me back actually using this lovely, if sometimes tricky, technique.








I could have got the Big Shot out - I've just bought Tim Holtz's embossing folders - but I thought I'd have a go at the original technique on vellum with a couple of ball-tools and I've also added some paper-pricking too!













The backing paper is K&Co Winter Wonderland and the flower is Petaloo from 'Across the Sea' set. The colouring is with Copics and the holly leaves topped with glossy accents. Red adhesive gems were popped onto the berries to give a little accent.  The holly border is Martha Stewart and I've embossed some leaves too.


You really need to pop over to Crafty CardMakers to see the wonderful projects by my team-mates and our sponsor is the fab Prairie Fairy!


Look forward to seeing all your entries!
Hugs
Ei
x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Crafty CardMakers - Spotlight on Digital Images Plus

We have a different kind of 'Spotlight' this week on CCM - this week we're going digital!


Many of us crafters use digital images and most of us have got the hang of printing off and colouring in so we thought we'd make this week's digital'Spotlight' technique a step up and use multiple digis and 'merge' them.

There is an easy to follow and effective tutorial by our very own Vix on merging digi images.
The Tut is here on our Crafty Cardmakers Blog if you'd like to follow her very fab instructions.

It's not as hard as it sounds, but you do need a basic graphics program to do it with and a free one is Paint.Net which I believe is very easy to use. I use Paint Shop Pro myself.


For my project, I used my own Eiglas Haunted House and merged that image with my friend HopeJacare's Tatty Cat.





I then decoupaged this image about four times and coloured them with my Copics . Next I layered parts of the image and mounted the resulting form onto a deep blue pearlescent card. I made a little 'cardboard box' for the cat to sit on and to act as a 'stop' for the easel and the 'gravestones' are just shapes cut from inked up card using my 'Mountain Meadow' Big and Juicy inkpad and a sponge!


To finish off, I cut out a couple of 'ghosts' from white card and adhered them with 3d foam and painted the moon with a little 'Cosmic Shimmer' mica dust in 'Tropic Pearl'.


I admit to a certain amount of artistic license as with a moon as big and bright as that one, it would be pitch black at the front of the house! LOL!


You really need to pop over to Crafty CardMakers to have a look at my teamie's fab projects - we have a very special Guest Designer this week too - and get some inspiration for your own entry!




I'm entering this card into the C.R.A.F.T weekly challenge which is 'Spooky' and Crazy 4 Challenges which is Halloween.!
I'm part sponsoring this week too with a tasty digital prize!
Hugs
Ei
x

Monday, 18 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers 32 - Use a freebie!



I really wasn't looking forward to this week as most freebies I don't find to my taste but I had great fun making this card!!


Everything is a freebie!  From the packaging base cardstock, the freebie American Crafts backing paper from a magazine, the freebie scalloped handmade paper circle from a friend, the butterflies are from some cut-offs from my daughter's wallpaper, the message from a freebie sticker sheet and even the black ribbons were on the top I'm wearing until five minutes before I took the photo! The buttons are from my Mum's button-box. The only 'new' thing I used was the Pinflair gel glue sticking everything together and even that was the dregs of the tube!
Great fun - you really must try it! Be as inventive as you can! Try drinks cartons, biscuit boxes....anything at all, the more outlandish the better.


Then pop over to Crafty CardMakers and enter into our challenge for a fab prize!



Hugs
Ei
x

Friday, 15 October 2010

This month's 99c digi at StitchyBear Stamps - Eiglas 'Snowfamily'

My 'Snowfamily' is a bargain  of bargains! 
I have seven different stamps in this collection in three different formats and it's on 'special offer' for 99c!  You don't need to steal my digis at this price!



There are more bargains to be had as well as a fantastic offer for a Christmas Collaboration pack with items from all the designers at StitchyBear absolutely free with a spend of only $10.00 (...£6.25...!!) !! Ridiculous!


Pop over there - you won't be disappointed!
Hugs
Ei
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Thursday, 14 October 2010

CRAFT 72 - Colour Challenge

Jo over at CRAFT asked me if I wouldn't mind doing the odd GDT spot and so as they're using one of my colour swatches this week I thought it might be a good week to join in the fun!




It's a terrible photo, which I apologize for and will try to replace in daylight tomorrow - I lost the light today and had to do it under elec light and flash - bad news for photos I'm afraid!


The colour pallette and papers are my own Eiglas ones - called 'Ovation' and the image is by the uber-talented Mo Manning, of course, of The Digital Pencil, coloured with my trusty Copics.
I hope you pop over to CRAFT and have a look at the lovely work produced by the team.
Hugs
Ei
x



Monday, 11 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on Fancy Folds

This week at CraftyCardMakers we're folding stuff!
For my project, I've prepared a very simple Origami box, which could be used for lots of storage ideas, depending on the material you use.


I've used an A4 sheet of lightweight card which is patterned on one side. I've done that deliberately as I think you'll follow the instructions better if there is a plain white side too.




My box is a fairly shallow shape but it's really easy to alter it to suit.


Here's my diagram....






....and here are my photos, which I hope you'll follow okay!






1) Have your card wrong side up and gauge the centre. Mark it faintly lengthwise with a pencil if this helps.







2) Fold the sides into the middle and crease the fold firmly - use a bone-folder if you have one.






3)  Fold about 1cm back along each edge and crease firmly




 4) Fold each of the corners back so they fit snugly along the crease of the 1cm fold UNDER the fold-back..





5) Fold the ends in to the depth of the 'wings' 



6) Pull the sides out and the ends will 'pop' up!




The finished box!





This box can be made any size and can be made square as well as rectangular.
A lid can be made to fit by either:-
A) Cutting another piece of card 0.5 cm larger on one long side and one short side
or (if using A4)
B) Cut down another A4 by 0.5 cm on one long side and one short side
 making this up as the bottom box of the two !


Also a handle could be made to create a basket. The possibilities are myriad.


Hope you like it!
Hugs
Ei
x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

My Halloween card.....

I finally made my card with my skyclad witch Nimue (...last week - I've had no time at all this week...!) and here it is.  I have entered this card into The Creative Cottage Challenge as the theme is 'Halloween'!



Nimue was born when her mother, Tatiana, one of the 'faerie' folk fell in love with a mortal man, a Druid by the name of Einion and took him to Faerie to live for a year and a day.
Despite warnings, and against his own desires to stay in the idyll with Tataiana, Einion left Faerie as he knew his help was needed to repel the Roman army that was marching on his homeland.
He was never to see Tatiana again but his daughter came to find him years later. This was Nimue, a witch of, eventually, great power.

Sadly, the year and a day in Faerie was ten years in the outside world and Einion was not the young, vibrant Druid he's been before his stay in Faerie.  As history shows, the Romans ravaged the Isle of Mon (Anglesey) and burnt all the hallowed groves that were sacred to the  Druids and the 'fair folk'.

One former 'Druid' who it was later proved had betrayed the Druids to the Romans for money and postion was incarcerated within one of the few hollow oaks left on the island and left to die.






Nimue was hand drawn in pen and ink then transformed into a digital image which is on sale at StitchyBear Stamps  for very few pennies!  

I coloured her with my trusty Copics and decoupaged her and mounted her on the deep blue pearlescent card you see in her background. Her stardust trail is actually Ice Stickles in crystal and silver and I sacificed a blusher-brush for the 'besom' she's riding!

The background papers are K&Co and Laura Ashley and all those little 'brads' are Card-Candy, which come in hundreds in cool little boxes within another cool box!

I'm offering this card to the first FOLLOWER to ask for it, so it should be in time for Halloween/Shadowfest.   State if you want me to write it to you or leave it blank for passing on.  Or I could do both!


Hugs
Ei
x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Welcome Frankie!

As well as six puppies, we also welcome into the world baby Frankie McGivern, my son-in-law's nephew.
Took his time to arrive - I felt for his poor lickle Mummy,  Jennifer- and was over TEN POUNDS in weight! For a first baby that's a bruiser, isn't it?! LOL!


Here's the card I made for his parents.







It's a 21 cm squ white hammered base cardstock decorated with a K&Co (I think!) blue patterned paper a blue satin ribbon and blue Prima Blooms.


The image is my own drawing ( 'Baby Benjamin' on sale at Stitchybear Stamps) coloured with my trusty Copics and mounted on white glitter card from DCWV.


I finished it off with an organza ribbon and a couple of metal baby charms.


The name lozenge is stamped with my own Eiglas alphabet clear stamps in French Script.


I'm entering this for 'Craft Your Days Away' challenge, which is  a Babies theme.


Hope you all like it! I especially like this image as it's one I did of my number two son, Michael, back in 1977 when he was about a month old.


Hugs
Ei
x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

New Babies.....!

My lickle Charlie and my daughter's lickle Izzy became parents of six lickle mini-charlie/Izzies yesterday morning between 3:00am anmd 6:00am and they are so adorable!









.....and finally, the exhausted father.......!


Now all I have to do is pick a pup! Now that ain't going to be as easy as you might think...! LOL!
Hugs
Ei
x

Monday, 27 September 2010

CCM Spotlight Oriental


This week at CraftyCardmakers we have our 'Spotlight' slot  and the theme is 'Oriental' so I've done something a little different from my 'Round the World' card last week and painted this'bamboo' image with my trusty Copics.  I kinda copied it a bit from an old postcard I've had for years...I think it's a pic of a 'proper' chinese art piece! LOL!

Anyway, I've mounted my 'painting' onto silver foil card and then onto hammered white cardstock with 3d foam.

It's finished off with a piece of knotted red cord adhered with red sealing-wax and a Chinese coin.
Hope you like it!

Do pop over to CCM and have a good look at my team-mates' creations - they're absolutely beautiful!
Hugs
Ei
x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nimue the Witch - new Eiglas digi



It's Halloween soon and over at StitchyBear we have tried to produce images that crafters in blogland would like.

I'm not big on 'cutesy' images and I'm not overkeen on the commecialism assocoated with our traditional festivals so I've tried to present an image that's attractive to use and also relevant.

She's my pretty witch called Nimue (...why do they have to be ugly...?).


I'm sorry I can't present her in a more appealing and visible format but, sadly, I think I've had some images stolen, which is why my 'Eiglassing' blog is blocked for the moment.
As soon as I get time, I'll make her up into a card and upload it.
Hope you like her!
Hugs
Ei
x

Monday, 20 September 2010

CraftyCardmakers 30 - Around the World



For my demo for this week at Crafty Cardmakers, I've chosen an image from one of my very favourite artists, Mo Manning, which I've coloured with my trusty Copics.

I've no clue what the the oriental writing says (if anyone can read it please elucidate!)  as the stamp set didn't come with a translation and I apologize for any offence if it's not the right way up!






The backing papers and ribbon are from stash but I think they were originally from Readicraft.

Hope you like it!
Hugs,
Ei
x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers 29.5 - Spotlight on Alcohol Inks

Our new challenge this fortnight over at Crafty CardMakers is ALCOHOL INKS. 

Oh yes, those things you probably bought at a show and consigned to the cupboard -  well its time to free them!!! 

The team have come up with various ways of using them and they can decorate numerous items including metal and wood so give them a whirl! They don't have to be Ranger branded - any alcohol ink is fine.

As always our challenge runs for 2 weeks, some of the team are also playing along with the main challenge too and have done a clean and simple card using alcohol inks but so long as you use the inks you can submit whatever you like




I used a white gloss cardstock ( Astrolux) and Ranger Alochol inks from the Rainbow collection. 

Using a non-stick worksheet to protect my worktop, I dropped very small puddles of different inks and a light smattering of blending solution onto the card, then blew it around through a straw. When is was mostly dry, I placed an absorbent paper on top and blotted it then 'polished' it with kitchen roll. 


I then stamped on it with Versafine black and the three different stamps you see.
It was then heat-set and mounted it on silver and Bazzil with two different types of ribbon to finish off.


The butterfly verse is mine - you're welcome to use it!


I enjoyed using this technique as I am, essentially, a messy girl......! I now have a nice stash of alcohol inked gloss card....!(...and very inky stained fingers...!LOL!)

Hope you will pop over to CCM and enter into the fun - all abilities are welcome, no pressure, we just like to see what you come up with!
Hugs,
Ei
x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

For Cameron - OSSAT

One Stitch At A Time has a very special challenge for you this week.
You are challenged to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - an ' anything goes' type of challenge but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. 

This Rainbow challenge is in honour of a very special little boy named Cameron.  Please click on the badge below and you can read his story.



A little history behind the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name  "FUNKY" , has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron.
Cameron is autistic and Funky and her daughter are striving to him and other sufferers of this condition.

Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time and if you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little grandson out, it will not go unrewarded.  We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a couple of coins, please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character! LOL!

Thank you in advance all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun - and good luck!!!


There are 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only  at the main blog...

Prize #1 is all 5 of My (Stitchy Stamps) New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet

We will also have ONE JUNIOR WINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS.

I'm sure you will each of you want to help such a worthy cause and win a prize into the bargain!

Here's my card for the event - I hope you will like it!


The theme is 'Rainbows' and I've added the digistamp I have especially drawn for the occasion 'Rainbow Unicorn' and which is one of the prizes.

I am very proud to also add that Crissy Armstrong who draws the most amazing digis, especially her Carousel Horses, loves it !

I sent it to her, fearing I had 'borrowed' a little too much inspiration from her work (...despite not copying and owning only two of her stamps...!), but she was very gracious and charming and said she thought it was absolutely fine, and that she liked my drawing style! How fab is that!?

Please do take some time to read Cameron's story on his blog!
Hugs
Ei
x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T 67 - Colour Challenge

This is my last week on the DT at C.R.A.F.T and so I'm giving away my colour pallette and my own papers for the use of anyone who cares to use them for the challenge.

They're called 'Ada's Slave' and are not on sale as yet so you will be ahead of the field with them.

They're over there on the C.R.A.F.T  Blog, so all you have to do is 'snag' them and use them - all instrucions are there on the blog!

As an added incentive, I'm giving away a further lickle prize to the winner of the challenge ONLY IF THEY USE MY PAPERS!

The winner gets to choose any single digi stamp from my collection at 'Stitchy Bear Stamps'.
My stamps are a high-end resolution of 300dpi min and the set includes a png and a tif file as well as the jpg we all know and love.

So if you fancy a set of free papers, a free colour pallette and the chance of a free digistamp, go and have a look at C.R.A.F.T!

Here's my card, made with my papers.


I hope you like it (....and my papers...!).
Hugs
Ei
x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

C.R.A.F.T 66 - Man's Best Friend

My favourite subject!
Dogs are my very favourite animal - well ahead of human beings and only just ahead of horses.
I love them all, so I'm chuffed we at C.R.A.F.T have a week dedicated to our lovely, cuddly, faithful, loving beautiful, noble canine companions.

With this in mind, our sponsor Lauretta's Digital Stamps have, very appropriately, provided us with two lovely lickle dogs with which we can, if we choose, make our demo cards and that's what we've done (...I've chosen the Scottie-dog...).


 Can you see him peeping 'round the corner? Looking for the postman no doubt!

 

I made a lickle Christmas Scottie slider card! Out he pops to see what's going on!

The papers are my own Eiglas digital papers and will be up on StitchyBear Stamps very soon!
I Hope you like them!
Hugs,
Ei
x

Top Tip Tuesday

I've just come accross this little blog which is launching next week (7th September) and I'm impressed enough to have become a follower - and it's not for the candy (although I won't refuse it if offered..!) as I'm not a huge 'cutesy' Magnolia fan.
The thing that's caught my imagination is that it's not the usual 'challenge' blog, it's more about hints, tips and techniques which I think is refreshiing! I love the idea of passing 'round the info and the inspiration!   I always loved doing workshops as I'm delighted when I can teach someone some little tip or technique that has delighted and/or impressed me and if this goes to plan, it should work in a broadly similar way.

Top Tip Tuesday promises to be a little gem, provided the tips don't run out!
Oh, and there's candy to be picked up too, if you like the Magnolia Tildas, but you only have six days in which to be entered for the draw, so get your skates on!http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2010/07/welcome-candy.html

Go have a butcher's !
Hugs,
Ei
x

A lovely award from Judie!

I've actually written this up no less than THREE times!  I keep getting interrupted or Blogger plays up and I then lose it all (...and I do mean '..lose it all'...)!

My erstwhile teammate from CCM, Judie has very kindly given me this lovely award - thank you so much Hunni - we didn't work together for very long but I miss you already!

Apparently, now I have to say seven little-known facts abut myself and then pass it on x7!



1) I used to be a rock-singer 150 years ago and in another life.....!
2) I love gardening but after nearly 40 years of doing it, I can no longer kneel or bend over properly to do it!
3) I HATE ironing with a passion!
4) I love the countryside and wish I could live in the depths of Scotland overlooking a loch and underlooking a mountain.
5) I'd give nearly anything to have a house with a bit of land attached for a few chickens, a goat and a donkey. I'd like more dogs too and to grow more produce than my garden can deal with.
6) I'd give my life, in a heartbeat, for each of my wonderful children and my little star, my baby granddaughter Ada (...and the one on the way...!).
7) I have an IQ of 128 (...yes, I find that hard to believe too...!) but according to a recent 'survey' on a t.v. medical 'thing' I'm also on the Autistic Spectrum ....( I do have to admit to being a bit obsessive and anal about some things).

Now for my victims...er, I mean, friends...!
First and foremost, I can't go giving away awards with out my good  pal Claire being at the top of the list, so

1) HopeJacare (Claire)
2) Lynn in NI
3) Made by Mandy
4) Maria Simms
5) Maxine
6) Taheera
7) Cato

There! Done! At last!
Hugs
Ei
x

Thursday, 26 August 2010

September 12th

I just want to make my followers aware of an event over at OSSAT Challenge blog. I've copied thie folloiwing from their blog so I get it all right! LOL!

"Mark your calendars for September 12th.  We will be hosting a charity challenge for Autism Awareness. We will have lots of winners at the end of that challenge.  So get your thinking caps on and start thinking rainbow colors.  That is all I'm going to say.  Please feel free to take this badge and place it on your blog, telling people about the challenge Sept 12th and use this challenge blog link.


If you click on the same image on my side-bar you will be taken to Cameron's Dad's blog where you will read all about this lovely lickle boy and his condition. 

Hop you'll consider entering the challenge - it should be a lot of fun!

I've actually designed a new digi especially for this event and it will be on sale after the event as it will be amongst the prizes on the day along with other donations from the other designers at StitchyBear Stamps.
Hugs,
Ei
x

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

C.R.A.F.T 65 - Milestone Birthdays/ Anything Goes.

We have some exciting news this week!  
Well, it's a little bit bittersweet actually because the good news is we are having a DT Call so if you love C.R.A.F.T (and who doesn't?) and you fancy making the demo cards for our challenges, put fingers to keyboard and e-mail us with your details and a link to your blog, so we can have a nosey around.

The sad news is, we're losing about half of our team.....(...sniff...)  including me (Eiglas)....(..sniff sniff...) Andrea.....(...sniff sniff sniff...) the supertalented Julie (.....sniff ...sniffle sniffle...) and our wonderful leader for the past......well...AGE...Claire (HopeJacare)....(.....WAHHHHHH......!)

We all get on so well and work together so well as a team, it's a real bummer that life sometimes intrudes but, well, life does do that sometimes and this is one of those times.
We'll all be back now and then to do a Guest DT spot or perhaps act as a sponsor (like Claire is this week) but we're needed elswhere just now for a whole mass of different reasons.

However, back to this week!
Our theme this week is Milestone Birthdays / Anything Goes so any of the big birthdays are very welcome but if you don't have one then come up with something else that COULD be a BIG celebration.  For instance, my card was made for a very clever lad called Ben who has just got his GCSE results of 6 'A's and 6 A*'s ! What a celebration will be happening in his house tonight!




I must apologize for my photo! I'm usually so fussy over photos but I didn't have long to make this card (my neighbour asked me last night..!LOL!) so I was very rushed to get the piccy before the light failed this evening and I must have jogged the camera. (Of course I'd already given it to my neighbour so couldn't re-take...!)

I used the inner card 'filler box' from a tin of card and turned it on end so the 'hollow' looks like a stage.

To this, I added yellow card, creating 'wings' that fold over to create the 'front' of the card.
These I covered with papers - DCWV Rockstar to the front and back and a K&CO graffiti style paper to the 'wings' inner.

The front was finished with a blank cd adhered with 3D foam pads and a guitar charm. The alphabet spelling out 'Ben U.R.A ' is Tim Holtz Vintage. I shaded and distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink 'Black Soot'.

The male image on the inside, is 'TRMikey' by Louise Brigden and can be bought from Charmed Cards & Crafts. I coloured Mikey with my copics then decoupaged him, leaving enough of a blank piece of card at the bottom so you can fold it and adhere him with ds tape to the 'stage'.


Hope you like it - my neighbour was made up with it!

Hugs,
Ei
x



Thursday, 19 August 2010

C.R.A.F.T 64 - Photo Inspiration

 Over at C.R.A.F.T this week we have a photograph for inspiration.
It's not necessarily a colour challenge - although that's absolutely fine - it's whatever you are inspired by it to do! 

Our fab sponsor this week is 'Donna's Den' who always come up with a wonderful prize for our lucky winning entry, and this week is no exception!


Lovely stash prize crafters! Pop over to Donna's Den for a peek!

This week I have started on my Christmas themed cards and for this one, I've used a fab digi
- 'Snowbaby' - drawn by a talented designer called Jenni Hamilton from CardmadFairy Designs.


Like my own Eiglas digistamps and digital paperkits, you'll find Jenni's designs over at 'StitchyBear Stamps', the best digi shop on the web!






I've combined five 'Snowbaby' images and printed onto a good quality card, then coloured with my Copics and topped with Stickles and finished off with Fun Flock in white.

This image was then mounted with DS tape to a pale blue pearlescent DS type folded card (...but bigger...) card. Then a frame was made from a gloss-coated mid-blue card with my MS snowflake punches and a few snowflakes added.
That's it!
Simples!
Hope you like it enough to pop over to C.R.A.F.T and enter our challenge!
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