Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Creative Expressions Design Team Challenge - ATCs

Hullo all,

This post is my submission for Creative Expressions' Design Team Challenge which I am applying for. The challenge was to create a project which involved using ATCs, and I couldn't have been more delighted as I just love ATCs so much as can be seen here and here and here! I will be sharing a project that I made previously, but still love to bits. I carry it in my handbag all the time and love flipping through it when I feel jaded at work.

Tissue Tape Bound Envelope Mini Album with ATC tags

Here's the video of my rambling and flipping through the pages :)

If anyone is interested in learning how I did the binding, I made a video tutorial here. Below is a slideshow showing the inside pages and yummy stamping:

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Young Crafters Unite! Blog Hop Winner!

And the winner of the giveaway is .... Angie (medtechha)!!!!!

I have sent you an email, do send me your email address so that I can give you the voucher! :D Congratulations!!!!!!

I should do more giveaways, and participate in more blog hops. This was so much fun and I loved looking at every one's projects and reading about how everyone felt "young" in their own way. I totally agree with what most of the bloggers wrote: crafting makes one feel young and giddy and most of all happy :D

Also, I was declared one of the Fab Five Winner in the second Hero Arts June Challenge for my Warm Thoughts box card! I am very pleased and humbled, that I was chosen again, there are so many talented ladies and all of the submissions in the Flickr group were gorgeous!

It's going to be a quick post, I have been super busy with work, and I had an arts and crafts workshop in a school on Thursday which went really well. We made our very own foam stamps and made greeting cards! I feel bad that I didn't have the time to remember to take photographs of the completed cards and stamps, but I have the ones that I made as a sample, so I will post photos of that soon.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by! x

Friday, 1 July 2011

Young Crafters Unite! Favourite Things

Morning Bloggers!

Welcome to the Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop! You've probably arrived here via Mary McCarthy's blog! I hope you're enjoying looking at everyone's entries as much as we all enjoyed participating in this mega blog hop! Be sure to leave comments on all blogs because there are prizes to be won! Randomly selected commenters will have the opportunity to win a $20 from Simon Says Stamp or their choice of stamp set from Paper Smooches or their choice of stamp set from Lawn Fawn!

I'm 28 years old, so I don't consider myself young anymore, but I do feel "young" in the crafting industry. I started my blog a couple of months ago and began posting my work on more public forums. It is wonderful to share ideas and learn new tips and techniques from so many talented crafters. To be a part of the crafting community makes me so very happy, and it feels good to be truly appreciated by peers. Special thanks goes to Britta and Marie for organising this blog hop!

My all time favourite crafting "thing" has got to be Distress Inks. They come in delicious colours, and I end up using them on every single project that I create. If you own some Distress Inks, I would suggest investing at least one Distress Ink tool and a Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet as well. I can't imagine crafting without them, as they are part of my essential tool kit.

On with my project! A couple of months ago I had bought a thimble display rack from a thrift store across the road from where I work. I have a much larger one too, but I wanted to make something that I could finish in just one sitting. I cleaned and then gesso'd the rack first and let it dry. I them went over the entire rack with Pitch Black Dabber paint. Here's a before picture:

And here's my completed project:

I used Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder to emboss the butterflies and then I inked them up with Distress Inks. I added some Tim Holtz Ideaology goodies and a metal label holder from my staff. I glued everything on with Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium.

Here are some of my favourite projects that I created:

Do keep leaving comment love on the other blogs as well for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Young Crafts Unite! Also, If you leave a comment here and subscribe to my blog, your name will be entered into a separate draw, and one lucky person will win a $20 gift voucher from  Simon Says Stamp! Last date to enter into the draw is Monday June 4th 11.59pm BST. I will pick a winner and announce the winner on the 6th! Good luck everyone :)

If you stumbled across my page and want to participate, the blog hop begins with Marie!

Edit** Also, here's one of my favourite musicians singing "My Favourite Things"

Keep smiling and have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by x

Onward to Ujjwal's blog!