Monday, 30 January 2012

Snazzy's DT first ever Challenge!!!

Hello Everyone,

This morning sees the kick off for the first ever Snazzy's DT Challenge.  Val and Don (The Headmistress and Headmaster of Snazzy's wonderful world) sent the DT members the Darkroom Door 'Love' wordblock stamp to create our pieces for the challenge.  If you hop over to the DT blog you will find details of the challenge together with fabulous projects from my teamies for inspiration.

I decided to use the stamp to create a Valentine's card but there are many more ways the gorgeous stamp can be used as my team mates have shown so well. 

I kept to a simple black and white colour theme with just a splash of red.  I stamped the wordblock onto black card using Versamark ink and heat embossed using the Wow Bright White embossing powder.  Perhaps it doesn't look so bright here because of the dull weather but I can definitely say it is the brightest, purest white EP I have used and I love it..... and it's available from Snazzy's along with the kaleidascope of other WOW embossing powders. I created a 15 cm square white base card and then matted black and white card to leave 2.5 mm borders each time.  The white matt actually has white 'resist' spots on (it was in my stash and I don't know where from, lol) but I don't think you can see them on here.  I then ran a white Versamark inkpad round the edges of my 'wordblock' image layer to soften the edges a little and then placed this on the card towards the righthand side.  I cut two Marianne Creatables swirls, one each in black and white card and then cut the flower layers from handmade tissue paper in black and white.  I crumpled the flower layers and then layered them with a Nestability small red heart and a 'Love' brad before adhering to the bottom left of the card. 

Two little crystal tipped pins finished my embellishment and the card.

I have since thought of other ways I'd like to use the stamp but for now I have to get on with my next DT projects.  The Design Team are working with some ab fab products for the coming month so stay tuned in to the blog to see the challenge starting today and Gillian's first project for February next Monday, 6th February.  It's bound to be a stunner!

I hope to be back later this week with a couple of tags I made recently for the Chocolate Baroque Alphatag swap I decided to join this year.   I don't want to blog them until they have been received.  I really hope I can manage all 26 but it might be a bit of a tall order, lol!

Have a really good day.

Lots of love
Lesley  Xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Brand New Challenge

Hi Lovely Visitors,

Just a very quick post for tonight to give you a little heads up on a new challenge starting tomorrow.  For every month that has five weeks in it throughout the year the Snazzy's DT will be hosting a challenge over on the Snazzy's DT Blog so as January is a five week month the fun starts tomorrow.  If you drop by the blog tomorrow you will find all the necessary details plus inspiration from all the DT members.  There will be a prize for the lucky winner of exactly the same fabulous goodies that I and my teamies have been playing with throughout January and here's a sneak peek.

So, why don't you call in at the blog tomorrow, we'd love you to join in the fun.  I'll also be showing you the details of my project for the challenge on here tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Lesley  Xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Another Snazzy Sneaky Peek!

Hi Everyone,

Just a very quick post from me tonight.  I managed to finish my second Snazzy DT project for January by the skin of my teeth this week, lol, and I've just posted it over on the Snazzy blog here.  Here's a teeny little peek which will hopefully tempt you to go and have a look ;0).

I had hoped to have a couple of photos of our gorgeous Charlie Boy (my has he grown!) but although the indicator said there was still life in the camera battery the darned thing kept switching off so you all have a reprieve until they come down to see me next week, lol!

Have a good weekend everyone.

Lesley  Xx