Friday 6 June 2014

Challenge #5 for Craft for the Craic

Hello, and hope you are having a wonderful Friday :) This week in Ireland, the state exams - Junior Cert. and Leaving Cert. started, and in typical fashion, the weather improves dramatically once all the students have to sit the exams!  This month over at Craft for the Craic, our theme is: 

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

I decorated a magnetic closing box, for a dear friend.
 I used a large flowery doily for the base layer, and then used die cuts and flowery paper to build up the layers.
I added some flowers, flat backed pearls, twine, gems and a charm. 

And of course, no project is complete without some washi tape ;)

Why not pop over and take part in the challenge?
Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you are crafting and it suits our theme, you have until June 30th to enter the challenge.

Happy Friday Crafting,
Eithne :D

Monday 2 June 2014

Make your own Background with TTPHC

Hello! And happy Monday :) In Ireland today, it is our June bank holiday. It also happens to be my Wedding Anniversary, 7 years have gone so fast! This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges the theme is make your own background. This is my final week on the DT, as I have chosen to step down to change directions in my crafting! Exciting times ahead ;)

We are sponsored by Milk Coffee and I got the beautiful image - 'Michelle Walking'

This is my card -

I used a cloud stamp, and stamped it on some blue paper with two shades of blue ink. I then heat embossed it with some kaleidoscope powder and cut it to size. With some dark blue paper, I punched and tore it as a background layer.

Using my nested hearts set, I cut out the digi and another blue heart. I then embossed some vellum, stamped the sentiment. With some silver thread I threaded a dragon fly charm. Reaching for my favourite craft stash - WASHI tape ;) I placed some on and finished with some gems.

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you can take part in the challenge also. A lovely prize up for grabs! ;) I hope to enter this card in some challenges.

Have a wonderful week and I hope you get some crafting time in!
Eithne :)

Sunday 1 June 2014

Birthday Season!

Hello, and hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday wherever you are :) We had such a beautiful sunny day, here in Ireland today. Fingers crossed it will last for the summer ;)

Today I would like to share with you, a 12" x 12" scrapbook layout. It is my first 12" x 12",  normally I do 8" x 8". I am entering this in the Scrap Around the World birthday/celebration challenge.

Every October we have 'Birthday Season' in our house. Within a matter of weeks we have 8 birthdays!! Phew, a very busy time. My two girls both celebrate their Birthdays in October, and in fitting in with the theme I scrapped a layout of both girls preparing and celebrating for their Birthday.

I used some stamping, layering with vellum, layering with printed paper and card, misting, some buttons to add some embellishments also. I crocheted a flower to tie in with the colour scheme, and added a button to it. I did some doodles around the edge too!
With natural light photo!

A close up-

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,Thanks for stopping by :)