wow, How exciting is this!! I cant believe it, I am making my first ever post as a DT!! and I am not even here for the party!! So I am hoping this post will come to you via the magic of Mr Blogger!!
I am probably going to be covered in Paint and wallpaper as this goes out, but I will definitely be thinking of Jane and the fab team on the launch of "by the cute and girly"
When I heard that the theme was going to be called Autumn Glory the first thing I had to do was place an order to funky kits for these gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps!! (LOL) Lets hope I don't feel the need to do that for every challenge!! Hubby knows I bought them but not the reason why!! thought I best not say or he might not be quite so happy for me regarding becoming a DT!! I made this tunnel card, and normal card using my gorgeous new stamps and and "Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste", I have also added some fibres and as always a good sprinkling of stickles!!
This is the first card that I made when I heard the theme was autumn glory..before my nellies arrived!! I have used some gorgeous prima paper and all the edges have been inked with "distress ink - shabby shutters & walnut" I have also stamped a leaf design using "Le Blanche stamps" and "brilliance - pearlesant poppy" the stamp I have used is from "woodware - splish splash splosh" I also stamped onto some "Fantasy film - sunkissed" to make the umbrella and then used little leaf peeloffs on all the scraps to create the tumbling leaves!!....should have seen hubbys face when I got the iron out!! He actually thought i was going to do some housework!!
Well the most exciting part of this challenge blog is the fact that it is to include ALL crafts not just card making!! This is fab for me, it is making me think of all those long forgotten crafts like...sewing, cross stitch, cake decorating, knitting, painting, photography...papercraft has taken over my life so it has been great to think about some of these other things again!! I have also talked loads about starting to make jewelry but never quite got round to it, so now I have a good incentive!!
I think this is where I have fallen down a little in this challenge, unfortunately due to a constant stream of visitors, and the fact that I have had to plan to travel to the other end of the country to decorate for my family!! I have not had as much time as I would have liked!! anyway... The necklace I have make using an old wooden leaf I pulled off a M&S gift tag I received years ago, I have covered it using alcohol inks, added an extra leaf motif using a peel off on some metal, and added a few beads, it has just been attached simply with a jump ring and some organza ribbon.
I also set up a still life in my garden, using my coat and scarf, some apples and a few autumn leaves I collected. In art class I always enjoyed setting up a still life more than I enjoyed painting it!! So on this occasion, I took photo's, think it will be a while before I am brave enough to get the old paints out!!
Please if you can pop over to the challenge blog!! I have had a sneek peek at some of the other girls creations and all I can say is..they are AMAZING!!!!!
and quickly just before I go, I want to say a big thank you to Laura, she has been very patient with me helping me with "how to" on my blog..I am a little technically challenged!! but it has meant that for the first time I have been able to put text in between my photos!! hooray!!
Hope I have not bored you all with this long post!!
I look forward to seeing what you all think of the new challenge blog "By the Cute & Girly" when I get back!!