Friday 18 December 2009

J is for Jewels

It was great to see so many joining in with last week's challenge! Our challenge this week is J for Jewels - we would like to see some jewels somewhere on your work.

As Christmas and New Year's Day fall on Fridays, we will be taking a break and the next challenge will be set on 8th January 2010 so we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope to see you next year!

Linda has made this beautiful Valentines card, decorated with lovely jewels!

Fifi has made another of her tags using one of Linda's fab swirl stamps, and decorated it with one or two (dozen lol!) jewels!

And finally I have made another of my inky atcs for my A -Z book using a Crafty Individuals Journey stamp and embellished with a few jewels at the bottom.

Friday 11 December 2009

I is for Ink

Thank you to those who joined in with last week's House challenge. This week, we are doing I is for Ink. We would like to see some inking somewhere on your work, be it a card, atc, tag, scrapbook page - anything you like!

Linda has made a beautiful acetate card, the back of which has been alcohol inked, with 2 lovely acetate butterflies.

Fifi has made another of her fab tags and again used some of Linda's swirly stamps.

And I have made another atc for my A - Z book, using Distress Inks on the background and Adirondack ink for the ivy stamp.

Friday 4 December 2009

H is for ................... House

Afternoon everyone, this week we have arrived at H, which is for House! I know a lot of you are into making some scrummy little houses, so now is your chance to show us all, I am in the middle of making one, which I will add when completed! Meanwhile here is a Christmas card that I made using a painting that I did of our house.

Have now finished my little house, so here it is! 

Fifi has made another lovely tag this week featuring several houses, using a rather nice house stamp.

And Lesley's wonderful ATCs continue with this lovely seasonal cottage.

Friday 27 November 2009

G is for Green and Gold

Thanks to everyone who took part in last week's F is for Flowers challenge. It was great to see so many beautiful flowers on your work! This week we are G for Green and Gold so we would like to see both colours somewhere on your work, be it a card, atc, fat page, scrapbook page, anything you like!

Linda has made a Christmas card with one of her own fab paintings of a pair of pheasants!

Fifi has made another of her fab tags using greens and golds.

And I have made another ATC for my A - Z book, and used a geranium stamp with greens and golds.

Thursday 19 November 2009

F is for Flowers

Many thanks to those of you who took part last week, I guess elephants weren't so popular! Well this week, we have F is for Flowers. I had to make a Get well card this week, so I made one using my little painted flowers and some rainbow card.

Fifi has made another lovely tag, on which she has used my sunflower stamp.
 And Lesley's ATC collection is continuing with this lovely flower ATC

Thursday 12 November 2009

E is for ................. Elephant!

Hi all, well this week, E stands for Elephant, so I have drawn an elephant on rainbow card, and cut him out, to hold the greeting on this little card.

And this is Fifi's lovely little elephant tag, love the gem details on this, and the little dots highlighting my swirl stamp in the background :)

And Lesley's ATC collection is continuing with this stunning elephant image, love the way the stamping has been matched up on the torn section at the bottom.

Thursday 5 November 2009

D is for Decoupage...........

Hi everyone, here we are again, marching our way towards Christmas! This weeks challenge is to use Decoupage ..........I have used one of my own paintings, which I have printed out 4 times, cut up and decoupaged to make this Christmas card.

Fifi has made a lovely Decoupaged tag, featuring this cute little cat

And Lesley is continuing her fab set of ATCs with this Decoupaged one

Thursday 29 October 2009

C is for.......Circles

Hi everyone, well another week has flown by and we are now on C, which is for Circles. So this is your chance to get the compasses/CDs/circle cutters out and produce more fantastic craft items this time featuring Circles! I have made a card this week.....

And Fifi has made this lovely tag.....

And Lesley has made another fabulous ATC.........

Thursday 22 October 2009

B is for.....................

Well many thanks to the two people who participated last week, we'll do one more week, but if no more people join in I will have to assume that we are all alphabetted out, and will wind the blog up I think. Anyway, for now, B is for...........Blue. This week I'd like blue to be the main focus of your artwork, I have made a geetings card......... (with butterflies as an extra B bonus! :) )
Fifi this week has made a lovely Blue tag....................
And Lesley has made a beautiful Blue, Bluebell ATC, using incidentally one of my own design stamps...............

Thursday 15 October 2009

A is for....................

Well folks here we are again! So this time round each week, in addition to the particular letter of the alphabet, I will specify another element to the challenge.......I hope! LOL So starting off this week with A, the challenge is to make an item with a decorated A as the main element of the piece........... I have chosen to do an ATC, and have made an A, which I have decorated with my little painted flowers.
Lesley has also done an ATC this week, and here is her beautiful decorated A...........
And Fifi has made this lovely blue tag, have to admit I love the colours of this..........

Friday 9 October 2009

And so............................

...............What comes next? Well I have had requests to continue the blog, so I have been thinking about what to do. As it is an Alphabet challenge blog, I will have to continue doing the alphabet, but I think this time I will add an element each week, so for example I might specify a colour, or a subject or a technique. What do you all think, would any of you be interested in this?

Friday 2 October 2009

Z is for....................

Well, here we are then, we have finally made it all the way through to Z! I hope you have all enjoyed making your alphabets. I have been asked what will happen now........... I'm having a bit of a think, you'll have to check back next week to see what the plan is! Meanwhile Z is obviously for Zebra! I have drawn this zebra and background.
This week Fifi has also done a zebra, in fact using one of my stamps, see the similarity to my drawing there!!! Fifi has used a mini stamp and made a very cute little twinchie.
Lesley is this week completing her Nature ATC set with this lovely ATC featuring Zinnias.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thankyou to Fifi and Lesley for their continued support throughout the past 28 weeks or so! I hope you have all enjoyed taking part in the challenge, and a big thankyou to everyone who has joined in, I have loved seeing all your "entries".

Friday 25 September 2009

Y is for....................

Yak..........obviously! Here we are then, with the penultimate letter of the Alphabet. As you can see I have done an ATC featuring a Yak!
Fifi has this week done a lovely Yellow rose, (I do believe she has managed the whole alphabet using my own design stamps, so huge thanks to her for that!).
Lesley's nature ATC this week features two Y items, Yarrow and Yew, another beautiful one for the collection :)

Friday 18 September 2009

X is for.............

Right then everyone, maybe a bit of a hard one, this week! I have made an ATC this week, featuring a Xiphosura...............(horsehoe crab!) Fifi has this week made a lovely Xmas tag, again using one of my stamps.

And Lesleys lovely nature themed ATCs continue with this beautiful X, that she has made using her tapestry stamps.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries :)

Thursday 10 September 2009

W is for....................

Hi everyone, here we are again, back from hols and raring to go with W ! For my W I have done a tag........... again the cat and the butterfly that he is Watching are both my own paintings. So my W is for Watching!
This week Fifi has done a beautiful skinny featuring one of my Waterfall stamps.
And this week Lesley has made a lovely Winter ATC for her nature collection.

Thursday 20 August 2009

V is for.......................

Announcement There will be no challenge for the next two weeks, as I am going away on holiday! The challenge will resume on 11th Sep, with W.

So, this week, V is for................ in my case Vixen. I painted these foxes for a house name plate a few years ago, and I have printed them out to make this card.
This week Fifi has used another of my stamps, and made a Virgin Mary fat book page. And Lesley's fabulous set of nature ATCs continues with these lovely Violets.

Friday 14 August 2009

U is for............................

Sorry for my tardiness today folks, worked last night so have only just got up! So, today we have reached U, and I have made an ATC featuring a Unicorn that I drew.

This week, Lelsey has continued her ATC set with this beautiful Underwater ATC
And Fifi's lovely tag this week features another of my own design stamps, a Unicorn.

Thursday 6 August 2009

T is for.................

This week's letter is T, and I have done a Tag, featuring a piccy of a little Teddy that I made once upon a time.
This week Fifi has used my Tractor stamp for her entry.

And Lesley's lovely nature ATC collection continues with these lovely Thistles.