Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rhedd's Creative Spirit Altered Art Challenge Blog - Challenge #3




So delighted to see this wonderful Challenge Blog running so very well, fantastic entries and our winner has been announced over on 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge Blog, please go over and take a look. 

Challenges will run from the 1st of each month at 9am and end 10am the last day of the month.  Every Challenge will be 'Anything Goes' occasionally there may be a twist to the theme just to stretch your already creative minds that wee bit further :-)

Each Challenge will be judged by one of us teamies and the prize will be an Altered Art item and our winners badge.

As always there are rules to follow so please ensure you read and abide by them before entering.

The Team
Please take time to visit us all :-)

and little old me :-)


Challenge #3

And without further ado here is my DT Project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit









 I altered this fabulous dressform, which was gifted to me by a very very dear friend.  I have wanted to tackle a dressform for such a long time and have finally got round to it :-).  I have to admit when I started I did have an image of a Shabby Chic style one but as i worked it evolved into thie 'Woodland Steampunk Fairy'


I have uploaded a video on YouTube showing this project in more detail and explaining how I created it, I would love for you to come over and take a look and if you haven't already, please subscribe to my channel to see more of my creations.



Please come over and join in with our 3rd Challenge for your chance to win this fantastic Tim Holtz Configuration box


I so hope you like my creation for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  
I can't wait to get started on next months creation.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate you all.  
Please click on the follow me button if you haven't already to see my future creations.

Will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Sunday, 30 March 2014

That Craft Place - Challenge #29 - Buttons



Hello everyone Challenge 29 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Buttons




For my DT Project I created this Jumbo Puzzle Piece




I had great fun creating this project, to see how I created it please click on the YouTube link below 





Available from That Craft Place

Metal Charms
Gold Leaves
Lace Trim


Come over and join in with our Challenge 29 - Buttons

Link's you need to know



Thank you all again so much for stopping by, I will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx






Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Challenge #29 - Wood/Trees

Hello everyone, the winner has been chosen for Challenge #28 over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog so if you haven't already make sure to head over and check it out.

This fortnight our theme is 

Challenge #29
Trees/Wood

Remit for the challenge is...Each entry must contain a tree/trees, either an image,a 
stamp or die cut OR have some form of wood, drift wood, or their whole entry can be wood. No small token or wood grain/wood embossed background is acceptable for this challenge as the theme MUST be the main feature.

Here is my DT project ATC Printer Trays






I used 2 Printer Tray - ATC Size - 3.5 x 2.5 inches - Laser Cut MDF Wood from WhichCraft .  
I hinged them together using a mini hinge and claps from my stash held on using E6000 and finished off with some gold flatback pearls.  I used one of my favourite Prima collections - Lyric - to cover the outside and also within each of the compartments in the inside.  I then selected some small lace trims from my stash and started to build up the inside.  Rummaging through my stash I found lots of little trinkets and goodies to add in along with tiny WOC flowers.  As I made this I though of a friend that I would like to gift this to and added the Tim Holtz words
'Treasure, Friendship Forever'

Hope she likes it :-)




For your chance to win come on over to 


The prize for this Challenge is this 
The Prize, Paperartsy Stamp Set and a set of gray board Tags...17cms x 9cms ( 7"x 3.5" )




Thank you all again for stopping at my blog, I really appreciate you all and I hope to see all your lovely creations over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.


Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Challenge #28 - Aged/Distressed

Hello everyone, the winner has been chosen for Challenge #27 over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog so if you haven't already make sure to head over and check it out.

This fortnight our theme is 

Challenge #28
Aged/Distressed

Here is my DT project a Special Birthday Card




I made this 8"x8" card using Prima Lyric papers, distressed and edged with TH Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  I added a cluster of flowers from my stash using a mix of WOC, Recollections and some handmade lace and crochet flowers.  I die cut one of the Cheery Lyn butterflies and tucked in behind a banner I created with Many Happy Returns.  Finished off with some black flat backed pearls on the top and bottom corners and also on the banner. 

This card was custom made for a 75th Birthday card, the recipient is so very happy with it and says it will definitely be one to keep :-).




For your chance to win come on over to 


The prize for this Challenge is this 
Stepper Card Pack and 1 x Kanban Male card Toppers/Greetings



Thank you all again for stopping at my blog, I really appreciate you all and I hope to see all your lovely creations over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.


Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx


Sunday, 2 March 2014

That Craft Place - Challenge 27 - Anything Goes



Hello everyone Challenge 26 is live over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is

Anything Goes




For my DT Project I created this card using one of the fabulous 
images by Ditzi Digi Designs 





I had great fun creating this card and experimenting and practicing my colouring techniques with my copic markers.  


Available from That Craft Place

Burlap ribbon
Wooden strip

and take a look at all the fabulous designs available.



Come over and join in with our Challenge 27 - Anything Goes

Link's you need to know



Thank you all again so much for stopping by, I will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx







Saturday, 1 March 2014

Rhedd's Creative Spirit Altered Art Challenge Blog




So delighted to see this wonderful Challenge Blog running so very well, fantastic entries for our maiden Challenge and our winner has been announced over on 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge Blog, please go over and take a look. 

Challenges will run from the 1st of each month at 9am and end 10am the last day of the month.  Every Challenge will be 'Anything Goes' occasionally there may be a twist to the theme just to stretch your already creative minds that wee bit further :-)

Each Challenge will be judged by one of us teamies and the prize will be an Altered Art item and our winners badge.

As always there are rules to follow so please ensure you read and abide by them before entering.

The Team
Please take time to visit us all :-)

and little old me :-)


Challenge #2

And without further ado here is my second DT Project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit




 I altered this gorgeous Fernli Designs Small Letter Rack Organiser with Drawer this measures 18cm wide x 10cm deep x 7.5cm at its highest point at back.  
The drawer is 7.2 cm wide x 16.8cm long x 1.6cm deep.

This went together so very easily and I used Glossy Accents as my adhesive.  I decided to add my own drawer pull from my stash which I covered in Viva Decor Inca Gold.
I have had G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe in my stash for ages and I decided that this would be the perfect project to use it on, I just love this paper collection.  My lovely friend Jane in America very kindly sent me the gorgeous metal telephone and I thought it fitted in so well. To finish off I rubbed more Inca Gold to all the exposed wood edges which has added a lovely rich depth to the overall look.

Please come over and join in with our 2nd Challenge for your chance to win this fantastic Blank Birdhouse Money Box, smooth and ready to use.  23cm x 14cm (9" x 5.5") 
Isn't it just screaming out to your to be altered? ;-)


I so hope you like my creation for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  
I can't wait to get started on next months creation, in fact I think I may just make a start today.

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate you all.

Will be back soon with more creations for you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Challenge #27 - Anything but a Card

Hello everyone, the winner has been chosen for Challenge #26 over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog so if you haven't already make sure to head over and check it out.

This fortnight our theme is 

Anything but a Card

Here is my DT project a Desk tidy/organiser with 2 altered glass jar pen holders





I have been wanting to make one of these for ages now.  I got a hold of an old book and folded all the pages in half to create the centre fan which can be used to old notes, reminders, business cards, atc's etc etc.  I then glued the book flat onto some chipboard and created a box around it using Jim TheGentlemanCrafter Structure Strips technique (this is great technique and I would highly recommend you check out his video tutorial here).  I had this lovely bright and funky material in my stash, gifted to me from a wonderful friend of mine who just knew I would put it to good use, I covered the box frame completely in this material using Fabric Glue.  You all have to be so very proud of me for this next bit, as I broke open my Tim Holtz box feet and used them!!! (I did have to take a lot of deep breaths as I love all his stuff and have hoarded these for a long time).  I have decided to gift this to my wonderful friend so feel she is well worth the honour of now owning these said feet lol.  Looking around my craft room these 2 empty candle holder glass jars caught my eye and I thought yeah, they will fit perfectly at either side and be great to act as pen/pencil holders, so grabbed them from their shelf and decorated them with 2 different white laces, some flat backed pearl trim, some bling pieces of broken jewellery and then a wee red lace bow to finish off.  I then rooted around my ribbons and found this red and white edged ribbon which came off of a Birthday cake a few years ago and I thought I could create a double bow effect and hold in place with the beautiful red bling broach which my friend Jane in America so very kindly sent me.

I hope you like my upcycled/recycled project and that it's owner is happy with it too.


For your chance to win come on over to 


The prize for this Challenge is this Anna Marie Designs Bobbin Plaque....
measures 25cm x 17cm (10" x 7") 




Thank you all again for stopping at my blog, I really appreciate you all and I hope to see all your lovely creations over at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.


Becca xxx