Friday, 2 October 2009

October Variety Swap

A tenuous link to Halloween for this months swap! The theme is "Masks". You can do any sort of mask you like, big or small. The examples I have made:
The first one is about 4inches high - I made it with clay, using a mould, then put gesso on it and painted it white. I stamped and embossed the image onto tissue paper then pasted it onto the mask with pva glue and drew in the mouth and eyes with permanent marker pen. The second one is made from board, coloured with ink pads, stamped and embossed then the edge glued and glittered, a few gems and fibres to finish off. hope you will have a go!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Christmas word book 2

this one follows a 'book' format, the rules for the swap will be:
up to 5 letters maximum, and can be any word to do with Christmas, no longer than DL in length, and no wider than A5, decorated in any style as long as it's a Christmas theme.
To be completed by the middle of November to post early December.

Christmas word book

My first upload to the forum blog!! Details for the swap will be on the Christmas Crafting Thread.
I made my own template for the snow lady, this is to show that you don't have to stick to the book format, I used inks, paper and small snowflake stamps.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

September Variety Swap

Septembers swap is an altered board book. NO BIND IT ALLs please! must be a board book, they are easy to find in the charity shop (or the kids toy box!) The one I have used is about 5in x 5in. It had far too many pages so I cut some out to leave 5 pages in total but you can do as many as you like.
The theme is "FRIENDSHIP" the style is VINTAGE.
Have fun........

Monday, 6 July 2009

July Variety Swap

The Variety swap this month is a nice easy one - "Have a Heart" is the title!
You can make anything you like but it must have hearts in it or on it somewhere! The 2 examples are:
A fridge magnet, made from a 2" square canvas painted white, over stamped with words and hearts then glittered and topped with a utee heart wrapped in ribbon & a gem added.
A paperweight, made from a lump of clay left quite rough for texture, coloured with purple & silver metallic rub-on wax into which I stuck curled wires topped with utee hearts added ribbons & gems & finally an acetate butterfly. (I meant to put beads on the curly bits but forgotuntil it was too late!!lol)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

June Variety swap

Ok - this months swap. Iwould like you to make 3 sachets or mini cushions. Dont worry, no sewing required unless you want to!! The examples here are made from handmade or mulberry paper and glued, then edged with fancy scissors or ribbon. The three I will use for the swap are all the same (but they dont have to be) I have stacked & tied them together.
Full info on the forum.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Team 3 Finished card

This is the finished card for round 3 of the card swap for team 3. Carol started it off, Jayne added the focal point and Claire added the finishing touches. Another great piece of teamwork to produce a lovely card!

Friday, 1 May 2009

May Variety Swap - card & corner bookmark

This months swap is a fairly easy one!

First, make a card with any theme you like - then take an envelope (it can be an old one if you like) seal it down then measure 2 - 3inches from one corner, down and across, to create a triangle & cut this off. This is the corner bookmark. Decorate to co-ordinate with the card.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Team 1 Round 2

Here it is at last, Team 1 - Mee, Tracy and Patsy - Round 2.

The background by Patsy

Main image by Tracy

Finishing touches by Mee


Friday, 3 April 2009

Team 3 round 2

Hi this is the card that was made for card swap and I think we made a good job of it by we I mean Jayne, Pussycat and myself

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April Variety Swap

Here are some examples for the April Variety Swap. The items are memo boards. The spotty one is made from a piece of polystyrene sandwiched between two pieces of card, covered with the paper and the flowers have push-pins through the centre to fix messages to the board. Size appx 21cm x 19cm.Tag shaped one is just mountboard covered with paper, a pocket made with acetate & eyelets & clips for messages. The black/gold one is a covered tin lid, gold ribbon etc. The butterflies have magnets on the back to hold a paper message.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Junior february challenge

February's challenge for the crafting corner youth club was to create a card using the following recipe.
1 stamped image, 2 buttons, 3 pieces of paper for the background and 4 brads or eyelets.

here is Chelsie's entry

Here is Chloe's entry

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Team 2's Finished card by Tessmatt

Here is team 2's finished card by Karen Craftycarol and Tessmatt, I think it looks pretty good girls.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Team 3 Card swap result

Jayne, Clutterbucket and Pussycat. Well done to us all, it looks great.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Variety swap - keyring

A few examples for the Variety swap - hope it helps! The heart one is shrink plastic, the blue star is a metal tag which has been covered in embossing powder and stamped and the vintage one is a rub-on,put onto a piece of mountboard then covered in gloss.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Completed card swap card

This is the completed card from round 1 of Team 1's card swap, good eh? I (Mee) did the background, Patsy did the focal point and Tracy put on the finishing touches. I think it's turnrd out great and I'm going to use it for next months RAK. Looking forward to round 2 now :o)
It would be nice if the completed cards from all 3 rounds of each team could be uploded to the blog, if the final recipient needs any help to do this or wants to e-mail/MSM a pic to me I will be happy to help.

Jo x (aka Mee)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

3 stage card

Card challenge
I am to creating the background, which you can see below I then pass it on to CraftyCarol who will add the focal point, then she will pass it on to Tessmatt who will add the finishing touches

Karen's alaphabet swaps - S for

Sandcastle and sunflower

Thursday, 22 January 2009

postcard swap

Hi JUlia it looks great never done 1 of these before dont know if I be able to

Monday, 19 January 2009

Variety Swap - February

The title of the Feb Variety Swap is "Wish I was here!" Create a postcard depicting a place or holiday that you really love and say why on the back. Here is my take on it.

Full details on the forum. Posted by Teddytoo

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Tessmatt's Brad and Eyelet Fat Pages

These are Fat pages I have made for Bagpusses Brad and Eyelet Swap. I decided to have a blue theme. Hope you like them. Tessmatt

Monday, 12 January 2009