Sunday Stampers Challenge Parisean Walkways

When I think of Paris I always think of romance first and foremost (and then food ) So I really liked the theme over at Sunday Stampers Challenge.
I used a script stamp from Crafty Individuals which I inked all around using Stampin  Up crumb cake and pretty in pink, I added a couple of images from Crafty Individuals Mini Book People and Places which I matted onto pink paper.

Hope you like it


Sunday Postcard Art " Double Take" Double Take "

I thought this challenge would be easy as I had a lot of stamps that had the word two on them, all of which are Crafty Individuals my favourite stamps, but oh no it seems like having too much choice is not always a good thing.

The challenge this is double take so here is my version.

I used Crafty individual paper from their lovely glossy mini books and used the same image in stamp form. I stamped it with versamark and then embossed with Ranger distress powder in Aged Mahogany and used my blending tool with various colours once again from Ranger distress range.  Oh and nearly forgot the key, Used my Silhouette to cut it out then stamped all over with what was left on the old blending tool.

Hope you like it.


Carnival Time !

For those of you that have read my profile you will know that I own a jewellery shop in Thessaloniki Greece. For those of you that haven’t read it well now you know ! It’s a busy time for us as we have a lot of exhibitions to attend ( or my husband does at least ) I stay at home and man the ship and the shop and the dogs and well you ladies know what I mean.

This week didn’t have much time for crafting due to the manning of the ship etc but tried to get around to all my favourite blogs and take part in a challenge or two . The nice part about this card making and crafting to do is that I have been able to incorporate it into my window displays and am getting a great response from my customers and some weird requests to boot , it certainly adds a new dimension to it.

It’s carnival time here in Greece and as usual the weather has turned from lovely spring weather back to autumnal misery you can set your watch by it ! it’s the same every year !. As soon as carnival starts so does the cold. My youngest son went out yesterday wearing a cardboard box ( well actually two ) one for the head and one for the body and a pair of ten denier tights , mine not his and a pair of trainers, oh what a vision. It was freezing ! but then at sixteen you just don’t feel the cold do you ?

All of this is my big “segway” as they say in radio land or at least they used to when I was a kid into why I’m posting an autumnal tag when you lot seem to be besotted with spring, butterflies and fairies !

For anyone who cares its my trusty CI script stamp ( yet again ) with Ranger distress inks and the leaf is SU, embossed with Ranger embossing powder.

Hope to get some crafting done tomorrow , until then Ta Ta xx

Just for fun challenge Angel Wings

I really like the Just for fun challenges they always seem to have such interesting themes this weeks is Angel Wings. Well I’m not sure if this qualifies but for me this is how I imagine angels a bit elfy like as opposed to the heavenly variety ( and besides this stamp is near enough )

I used a children’s stamp set for the image, the wings where made on my silhouette and then passed through my texture boutique and I used SU black ink wanted to keep it really simple.

Theme Thursday Flourishes

It just so happens that the last few days I have been playing around with flourishes and low and behold I came across a fantastic site who has a challenge this week  with  theme well….flourishes 

As usual not a very good photograph ( just can’t get the staff these days ) I have used a Crafty Individual script stamp underneath and  Ranger distress inks around the edges .The flourishes are SU two tone colours which of course you can’t see and simply pearls shimmer mist in gold on top. I finished the bottom with  piece of acetate cut in a flourish shape and if you squint your eyes and cross them you can just about see that, I passed it through my texture boutique and it is embossed with more flourishes ……honest .

Crazy Amigo Challenge High Tea

Have decided to have another go at a challenge The theme this week is”  High Tea ” . Like this site they seem to have very interesting topics and all of their contributors are wonderful artists. Mine is quite simple, I used my silhouette to cut my shapes, cake stand SU and T from childrens stamp set used Su black and pink inks .

Works in Progress

Today has been a funny old day . Have been sitting in what is jokingly referred to as my crafting room for hours now and have had a very inspirational day  ! ( Not like me ) Have about ten different things on the go all of which are unfinished of course,  so I wont be sharing any of them with you at the moment. Shame I hear you say but all will be revealed in due course or not as the case maybe.

So  for all of my many fans  out there ( British humour ) thought I would upload some of my past creations just to whet your appetites cos I know you have nothing better to do at this time of night ……

Happy Days !

It seems that a few people are a little concerned about my negative bloggings ! Don’t be am at my happiest when I’m having a  right old moan, in fact if I seem to be too cheerful it”s best to give me a wide berth . I think it all stems back to my childhood ……….yes doctor . Liverpool the sixties working class background rife unemployment if you didn’t laugh at yourself then you didn’t laugh at all . So while I mean everything I say it’s just the good old Scouse ( that’s Liverpool for anyone outside the UK ) humour
coming to the fore trying not to take myself to seriously.

It’s great meeting you all and sharing in part of your daily lives,  being invited in into a corner of your world thank you all so much.

A couple of quick cards the first is using vintage moth paper which I have matted onto pearlescent paper which I have passed through my texture boutique and distressed the edges with Ranger broken china ink.

The second with the sentiment ( which describes me perfectly) lol is all SU Baroque Motif wheel and rich razzlebury and old olive ink. Made a couple of buttons with my Ephfany button studio and bobs your uncle !

Challenged by Challenges

Yes  it’s me again Dolly Daydreams but not for much longer am thinking of changing my name to The Winger (  but I bet it’s taken.) After reading my post’s of late that’s all I seem to do , if I’m not moaning about my lack of talent or stash , something somewhere is hurting me !

So to close my first full weeks blogging thought I would end on on one last moan.
I am a newcomer as you might have gathered and this past week thought I would take part in a few challenges, BIG MISTAKE ! have entered three loved the subjects and the sites but I can’t do it .  ok ok you say its a challenge it’s supposed to be challenging . My brain hurts my fingers are numb I wont even mention my severe case of B.B . It seems that the word challenge has given me a case of bloggers droop , the creative juices( more like drops in my case ) have dried up and gone on holiday and taken my inspiration with them ! Its taken me all day to create this next morsel and I’m not very happy with it at all, but blimey have spent so many hours on it I’m posting all the same ! So there !

I know most of you will probably laugh at it but I really don’t care , someone out there might just identify with it on some crazy level . So for that one person whoever you are this is for you enjoy !

So to you all at The Sunday Postcard Art Challenge please accept my apology in advance
The theme for the challenge was faces ( at least I got that right )

I used Vintage Moth paper and coloured with Lyra aqua markers then ran over it literally with a baby wipe ( cos I made a mistake but I liked the effect ) then stuck on the phrase. Really must learn photoshop !

Bloggers Bum continued

It seems there are certain health hazards to becoming a blogger none of which where mentioned on any crafting site I read. Do you all have comfortable chairs ? or is it that you can whip up a creation in a matter of moments ? Maybe it’s my lack of experience, I start of with one idea look at a few blogs( like fifty or so ) and before I know it bloggers bum has struck again and I have nothing to show for it.
I definatley need a new chair or a cushion at least or I should stop looking at everyone else’s blog and get on with my own ! Now there’s a thought……..

Here’s something I whipped up quickly due to the aforementioned pain in the nether regions.

CI Stamp ,SU basic Grey ink, Texture Boutique and sillhouette for the key, stamped with Horse purple ink a bit of matting oh and cor ordinations grey paper.