Thursday, 29 October 2009

A Recipe for a Spooky Brew!!

Ok it's nearly Halloween so time for a Spooky Brew i thought, so here is my recipe, hope you like it  ...
  • 1 part Mystery Monday Halloween Challenge @ Club Anya
  • 1 part Whimsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare Sketch DDSC8
  • 1 part Batty DP
  • 1 part Spooktacular Hat and Sentiment
  • 1 part 80's Anya
  • 1 part spidersweb embossing folder
  • a sprinkling of spiders
  • some spooky fringing
  • a touch of irridescent watercolour medium
  • and finally a large sprinkling of Mrs McKenzies Magic Mojo.

Was a fun recipe to make, better go wash the cauldron out, got some bat wings and frogs legs to cook up for tomorrow nights dinner.  Have a Great Halloween All :)

Happy Haunting

Monday, 26 October 2009

Punch Drunk Miss Anya's on Fresh Farm Friday!!!

This weeks Fresh Farm Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm is a fun one, you gotta get punchy, and use atleast 2 different punches on your card.  A nice simple challenge, open to loads of different interpretations.

Well firstly, i remembered from a previous challenge, that dies count as punches, so to start my project i die cut a maple leaf out of my card blank.  I then lined the card first with a piece of pattern paper to show through the die cut shape, and then a sheet of orange cardstock to make the inside look nice and neat; before adding the orange cardstock i used a leaf border punch to create a decorative edge along the bottom edge of the card.

I then took a strip of orange cardstock and using the border punch created a paper ribbon which i stuck just above the decorative edge on the card base.  I decided that for the rest of the background of my card i wanted to create the effect of falling leaves, so i took all the tiny leaf die cuts from the border punched leftovers and added them onto a sheet of micro glue dots, and then stuck them on the card.

Then i got to the really fun bit, time to get stamping; for this card i wanted to use my new Miss Anya stamps, so i chose  'Miss Rain' from the Rain, Snow, Shine set, and an Anya from the original Miss Anya set.  I inked them up using brown memento ink, as i wanted to get a softer look to the stamped image; i quite like the softer effect the brown ink gives with this colour scheme, amazing how just changing the ink colour can give the stamped images a completely different feel. 

I decided to colour the stamped images with my coloured pencils and blend with odourless blender spirits; this isn't a technique i use very often, but it worked well for creating the soft look i wanted for this card.  I had stamped the images onto a pearlescent white cardstock, so even before colouring the images had a lovely shine too them; the only problem with this is that it doesn't photograph well, so i apologise for the sub standard photos.

Once coloured i stuck the images to the card base, the first Miss Anya i stuck flat, and then i popped Miss Rain onto foam pads to give a little dimension and depth to the card.

Finally i stamped the sentiment from the Hello Go Round set, and using a circle punch i cut it out, and i also cut a circle out of orange cardstock.  The orange circle was stuck flat to the card, and i popped the sentiment onto foam pads to give it depth.

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, it looks so much better in real life than in the photos, think i need to play around with my lighting and camera to try and improve the photos a bit for you all :)

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Mystery Monday Spooky Recipe

This weeks Mystery Monday Challenge @ Club Anya is a Recipe Challenge; our recipe was created by Heather Schlatter...

Sketchy, Sparkly, DSP Challenge:
On your project you must use these things -
Use a Sketch
Use 1 DSP (Designer paper)
Use a Patterned Ribbon
Use at least 3 colors of Card Stock
Last but not least...MAKE IT SPARKLE!

I found this quite a tricky challenge, but it was fun :) First of all i had to choose a sketch to use, so i went for this weeks sketch from the weekly challenge over at Splitcoaststampers (SC251); i did alter it slighty by changing the position of my last panel, but close enough i hope.

The designer paper was an easy choice, i found it in my stash recently and knew i had to use it with the wonderful Spooktacular Stamp Set from The Greeting Farm. Four of the cute little figures are from the Spooktacular set, whilst the final figure is from the new Signature set from The Greeting Farm; a not so red riding hood lol; the sentiment is also from the Spooktacular set.

Now the patterned ribbon wasn't easy to find, i don't have alot of patterned ribbons in my stash, i mainly have plain ribbon; so i found this sticky ribbon, which is meant to be flowers i think, but the orange reminded me of pumpkins, so i thought it would fit this challenge. My three coloured card stocks were, orange, lilac and white.

Making it sparkly was dead easy, out came the glitter glue, i added glitter glue to the dp on the first layer, the stamped characters, the sentiment panel, and i added droplets of glitter glue to the centre of the orange flowers/pumpkins on the ribbon.

I think my card meets all the challenge requirements, i do love this Spooktacular stamp set definately one of my favourites :)


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wedding Anniversary Card for a Special Friend

ju anniversary 2009
Originally uploaded by mrs_weyremaster
It was my very special friend Ju's Wedding Anniversary at the weekend, so of course i had to create a card for her and her husband Tim.

Choosing an image was easy, as i love the 50's Sweetheart's Digistamp from The Greeting Farm, it's the perfect image for those special anniversary and valentine cards.

My colour scheme was an easy choice too, Ju's favourite colours are lilac and purples, so that's the theme i went with. I coloured the image in to resemble Ju and Tim, and popped it on some foam pads to give some dimension. Then using a circle stitching template i recently got, i pricked a circle arount the image, i then enlarged the holes a little with a bigger needle, before sewing the ribbon frame. First i used a dark blue organza ribbon, then i wove a purple satin ribbon through the stitching; i thread all the loose ends through the one hole, and tie them together to create a bow. I then cut the circle out ready to mount on my card.

I created the card base from some pearlescent lilac card i have in my stash, and added a couple of panels of white pearlescent card, which i had embossed with my new snowflakes embossing folder. I then mounted the circle in the centre of the card, and as a finishing touch i added some pearls to the card base, and a purple gem to Anya's bow.

I'm very happy to say that both Ju and Tim like the card, so i'm a happy bunny :)


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Do You Want To Do The Monster Mash?

Monster Mash
Originally uploaded by mrs_weyremaster
I just had to share this with you, as it really made me smile. Mum came round today to visit us, and when she got her she said she'd got a present for me; so i closed my eyes and held my hands out, and this is what i got, meet Franke and Pumpee, don't you just love them.

Hope they make you smile as much as they did me :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday, 16 October 2009

Fresh Farm Friday: No Frills!!!

This week the Fresh Farm Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm is a NO-FRILLS challenge-basically it means you can create a card WITHOUT the use of ribbon, flowers, lace, etc. Nothing too frilly or girlie! Here is a list of "acceptable" embellishments for this challenge. You MAY use:
Buttons, or
Not the easiest of challenges, but i think i managed to come up with something appropriate, and here it is...

I love this new Anya stamp, isn't she adorable, she's from the Mom & Dad set which was released yesterday over at The Greeting Farm , aswell as Anya you get a really cute Ian, and 'Mommy', 'Daddy' and 'New Parents' sentiment stamps.  The green polka dot paper is from the newly released Merry Merry Paper Pack also available at the farm.


Guess My Signature Style - The Big Reveal :)

 So it's finally time for the Big Reveal!  Did you guess which signature style was mine?  Yes? No? I know alot of your did, so congratulations to those clever crafters who spotted my style.

Well to put you out of your misery here is the full picture of my signature card, i think this card sums me up rather well, pink, shiny, and multipurposed tehe!!

My signature clothes:  black trousers with funky top and black cardigan in winter

My signature shoes:
black loafas

My signature accessories of choice:  my cell phone

My signature addiction:
peanut puffs and chocolate :)

My signature stamping style: I can't live without my nesties, coloured pens and pencils, and ribbon

Oh i guess you'd like to know who it was that took over my blog this morning?  That was the wonderful Pam Varnell, congratulation to those clever crafters that guessed her style; hop on over to her blog to see the full picture of her card.  Was a really tricky challenge, hope you all enjoyed it as much as me.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

It's Release Day..Yipheeeeeeeee!!!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the Club Anya Blog Hop!  We are switching it up on you this month by playing a fun little game called:

"Guess My Signature Style"

Each Club Anya DT member's blog has been overtaken by another team member!   Gasp!  Your mission?   Figure out WHO's signature style we are talking about on each DT members blogs!  Think you know the answers?  Well, leave a comment on our blogs and a random winner will be chosen at 8pm CST tonight for a PRIZE!

What's the Prize you ask?  Well, that's the fun part ;)  You'll have to come back tonight at 8PM CST to see MY Signature style, the full reveal of my card, and find out who's blog I was featured on today.  Oh, and the best part?  The stamp I used on my card is the stamp YOU'LL WIN!

HOW fun does this sound?!  You in?  Good.   Let's get started!   Here are the details of a CADT member....let's see if you can guess who I'm talking about:

  • My signature clothes:  Capri pants, jeans, short sleeve shirts
  • My signature shoes: flip flops for summer and any clog type shoe (preferably with lining) in the winter
  • My signature accessories of choice: a different handbag every month and earrings (always)
  • My signature addiction: coffee.  CHOCOLATE, coffee an Coke
  • My signature stamping style: Copics, Nesties, Bling in the form of rhinestones and designer brads, and Border Punches.

Can YOU guess WHOSE SIGNATURE STYLE I'm taking about?

Leave a comment on my blog today and ONE RANDOM WINNER will be selected to WIN the stamp set used on the card that I reveal at 8PM CST!  So you have until then to get your guesses start investigating and get those answers in!

Haven't a clue?  No worries!  Leave a comment on the Club Anya blog today and ONE random winner will be selected to win the ENTIRE October Release!   Winner will be announced tomorrow along with each individual winner on the Club Anya blog so stay tuned!

Good luck today and we'll see you back here at 8PM CST!   Don't worry if you don't live in the US, you'll have plenty of time to get your guesses in and you can find out the answers in the morning :)   Be sure to stop in our PCP page today to chat with the DT from 7PM CST to 8:30 PM CST...there MIGHT be a few more prizes given out there, too!


Here is the order of the hop, Happy Blog Hopping :)

Club Anya 

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Club Anya Sneaky Peek !! - Ian & Anya have a New Home!!

Today's the final day of sneaky peeks before tomorrows releases at The Greeting Farm.  My card today is all about New Beginnings, a New Home for Ian and Anya, soon they will be joined by their New Baby, because Anya is expecting a baby.

This set features an adorable pregnant Anya, and a very grown up looking Ian, along with 'New Parents', 'Mommy' and 'Daddy' sentiment stamps.

I had great fun making this little house card for Ian and Anya, i used a template for the house, used some patterned paper for wallpaper, and some jute fabric for a carpet, i even made little blinds for the upstairs windows.  I coloured the front of the house using my promarkers, i decided to go for a cottage feel to it, which is why i added the brickwork detail, looks kidda cute i think.  I computer generated the sentiment, and then cut it out using my nesties, and hung it on the wall like a picture.

I love this new set, as it's going to be so versatile, just think, New Home and New Baby cards, and don't forget the scrapbooking layouts you could use it on, I think Ian and Anya would look so cute on a page with copies of baby scans of your precious little ones.

Make sure you go over to Club Anya to see the other wonderful creations that have been made featuring this set, and remember it's release day tomorrow, and with release day comes a blog hop, so make sure you hop along to Club Anya tomorrow to join in the fun.  See you then :)


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Club Anya Sneaky Peek !! - Who Killed the Wicked Witch of the East??

Do you know who killed the Wicked Witch of the East? Because her sister the Wicked Witch of the West really wants to know: She's dying to get her hands on those precious Ruby Slippers!!

Aren't these mini Anya's the cutest?  You can get your hands on them this week as they are part of the Signature Set which is being released on Thursday over at The Greeting Farm.   Included in the set is an adorable Club Anya Crest aswell as The Greeting Farm Logo, and to finish the set off, you've got gorgeous sentiments for you to personlise your cards, and add that finishing touch.

If you've not already been, your really need to head over to Club Anya to see the rest of todays sneaky peeks, they are wicked!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the last of the sneaky peeks, all i can say is EXPECT to be WoW'd


Monday, 12 October 2009

Club Anya Sneaky Peek !! - What's in the Box

It's Monday and it's time for the very first sneaky peek of one of the wonderful new releases from The Greeting Farm, you are going to love this set.

I made this card using the super cute Anya from the Xmas Sweeties Set which is released this week; it's the perfect set for your xmas cards. The papers are also being this release this week, and they are gorgeous.
So a little about my card, Anya was stamped with memento ink, and then coloured with my promarkers, and i added lots of pretty glitter glue to her outfit.  To frame the image i decided on a ribbon border, the border is pink ribbon sewn to the card, and then i've threaded a lime green ribbon through the stitching to add a bit of a zing; i then thread all the ribbon ends through one hole in the bottom corner of the frame and tied them all together to create a two tone bow.

Oh i nearly forgot, i guess you might want to see What's in the Box?

I created the snowglobe using the Xmas Papers, and the box is a sheet of 12 x 12 paper cut and folded so it makes a cute box.  I used the Xmas Papers to decorate 4 of the panels inside the box, and in each corner i stamped with  Anya or Ian from the Xmas Sweeties Set.

Make sure you visit Club Anya to see the wonderful creations created by the rest of the DT, and you've got to come back tomorrow to see the next sneak preview.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

FFF U Rock Ian

FFF U Rock Ian
Originally uploaded by mrs_weyremaster
Here's my card for this weeks FFF Challenge over at The Greeting Farm, was a fun challenge, nice to make a masculine card for a change. I also decided to have a go at Crazy4Challenge's challenge, which was to do some sewing on your card.

I decided to go for a RockStar Ian, so i had to borrow the guitar and arms from Rockstar Anya. I then chose the papers from the DCWV Rockstar Matt Stack. I coloured Ian with my new promarkers, and his guitar is coloured with a gold prismacolour pencil. I then stitched the background papers on (yes it took a while, lol) and finally i die cut the letters out of gold paper for the sentiment.

Thanks for looking

Friday, 2 October 2009

I heart punches - 80s Anya

This is the second card i made this week for the Mystery Monday Challenge at Club Anya.

The card base is identical to the one i used on the Birthday Anya card, i created my original card base from an A4 sheet of paper, therefore creating an A5 card, I decided this was a bit big for what i wanted to do, so after i'd created the layered border effect on it, i cut the card in half, creating 2 card bases.

I decided to make this a landscape rather than portrait card, and it gave me the perfect opportunity to use 80s Anya, who arrived today. Isn't she cute. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her, reminds me of my childhood so much, gotta love the 80s :)

I really like this card, Anya's such a cutie really makes me smile :) I really like how changing the orientation of the card base, can create two very different looking cards.

Such a great start to a new month, Can you believe it is October already? I can hardly believe it, Christmas will be hear before we know it; altho for once i really don't want Christmas to get here too quickly, as for the next 3 months i'm Guest Design Team Member at Club Anya, so i want to enjoy every minute. I'm loving it already, only day 2 and i'm having such fun, your gonna love the new releases this month they are amazingly gorgeous, so keep your eyes peel over at Club Anya for some sneek peeks, and the release on the 15th October.

Have a great weekend all

I heart punches - Birthday Anya

This weeks Mystery Monday Challenge over at Club Anya was set by Angie, and we had to use aleast 2 punches on our creations. Here is the first card i made. I used my martha stewart border punch to create a layered border effect, i also used my rectangle nesties, and my cropodile.

I decided to use Birthday Anya for this card, i decided to go for a soft colour scheme, something a little different for me, as usually my colouring tends to be very bold and striking. I'm pleased with the softer delicate look i managed to get to this image.



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