Thursday, 26 April 2012

Just Inspirational Challenges : Challenge 26

Hi Bloggers
Its another weekly challenge at 
and this week we are sponsored by

The beautiful inspirational photo this week is

and here is my make

I decided to make a tag this week and loved the purple colours from the inspirational photo.
Please pop along to the challenge blog and see what my fellow DT girls have made and join in with this weeks challenge.

Happy Crafting
Kate xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Shabby Chic At Charisma Cardz

Hi Bloggers
Today is the 2nd challenge I've been part of for Charisma Cardz Challenges and the theme this week is


Not something I am totally comfortable with but I gave it my best shot.
The sponsors this week are


This is my take on shabby chic

I made this to go in with a parcel of goodies I was sending to a friend in a Smash* Stash Swap and i was really happy with the way it turned out, especially because I hand stitched all the stitching as when I went to use my little craft sewing machine I broke the one and only needle I had for it :( so now I have to buy another and try again.

I do hope that you will come and join us this week in our challenge at Charisma Cardz and if you needed any further push to join in the wonderful Bunny Zoe's are offering everyone who takes part this week a 10% discount on your order

So come join us, get 10% off your Bunny Zoe's order and be in with a chance of winning one of our 2 prizes this week.

Happy Crafting

Kate xxx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

I Have News :0)

Good Morning fellow bloggers
I do hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting.
I have been having a bit of an argument with mr.mojo, he decided to take another holiday!!! So there was me mooching around not doing much when I got a message from my friend Carlyann and she asked me if I would like to join her DT on Charisma Cardz Challenges !!! blog :0)
Well i thought about it for all of 0.02 secs and jumped at the chance, mr.mojo had no choice now but to get his butt back to work.
I am on Team Carly and the challenge for this week is


and the challenge is sponsored by

Simon Says Stamp

Who are offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher to their online shop!! Wow!

Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more! With great deals on shipping, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp. 

Pink Cat Studio

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 digi's of their choice!

and it just so happened that I had a project I had been wanting to get done since valentines day and it fit perfect with this challenge. 

I started with a deep frame I had brought a few years ago and never used, and a chipboard man and woman figures I brought from a friend on facebook

I brought a packet of red & gold decoupatch paper, I wanted this to tie in with the colour of our bedroom. I didn't buy the special decoupatch glue and used a mix of normal child's pva and water. I tore the paper into little odd shaped bits and started covering the chipboard people.

Once I had covered all the pieces with 2 layers of paper and left them to dry I then added a coat of pva glue to act as a varnish and give a shiny finish.

After i had covered the figures I started on the wooden frame, doing exactly the same as I had to the chipboard figures.

While the pva was drying I made my own glimmer mist by mixing gold power paint, a drop of pva glue and water in a little spritz bottle,

and covered an a4 sheet of cream card with the spritzed mist, i wanted quite big 'blobs' so sprayed quite close to the card.

I left the spritzed card to dry overnight and then mounted it onto another sheet of card, slightly bigger so it would fit in the slot on the wooden frame, and stuck the figures to the spritzed card using foam pads.

 The last step was to slot the finished card into the slot on the frame, attach the back and polish the glass. 

Taa- Daa all finished

I am really happy with this as it was my first attempt at decoupatch and it looks great on our bedroom wall.

I hope my friends, that you will pop along to Charisma Cardz Challenges, take a peek at the other fab DT makes and join us in the challenge.

Happy Crafting

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: