20 Aug 2010

TV and Remote Control Fancy Dress

Well its fancy dress time for horse and rider again. My granddaughter Abby always comes up with the idea of who or what she wants to be and its me and her Mum who have to put it into practice.
This time it was a television and a remote control, the horse being the TV and Abby the remote control. At first it was " how on earth are we going to do that " but then realised that it was a great idea

Here's how we did it

First the plug - a box cut in half and painted black and some stock cube boxes painted white. this was attached to the pony's tail with a pipe cleaner.

The remote control took a little more work - some black material and funky foam cut into the required shapes. All the lettering was just done with white pen edged in black.
The TV screen was old cardboard painted and then some printed pictures stuck on and a few thickers for the Sony label

Although I haven't a picture, the back of the TV for the other side of the horse was painted black with Scart sockets drawn on. The aerial for the horses head was made of pipe cleaners

Yellow the pony was very well behaved and didn't seem to mind being dressed up. He even resisted the urge to poo on the plug attached to his tail

Anyway all the hard work was worth it as we won first prize. It cost nothing to make only a few bits and bobs from my little craft room and mum, daughter and granddaughter had great fun together making it

9 Aug 2010

Twisted Sketch

This is my attempt for Twisted Sketch 061
The twist was rough. I decided Dennis and Gnasher would be my rough. My granddaughter dressed as Gnasher and the horse Pepi was Dennis.
I used an EK Success Border punch for the strip along the middle and the left over bits to go around the edges

Abby, my DGD thought of the idea, but then its usually left to me to make the costumes - so one duvet cover and a couple of black bath mats later - this is what I came up with. They won first prize

8 Aug 2010

Chicken soup Recipe 6 - Family Fun

This is my first attempt at the Chicken Soup Recipe Challenges

This is my interpretation of Recipe 6

I used the frame and the placement of the photo and title as my inspiration. Papers are Pink Paislee - Bayberry Cottage

Sarahs Cards July Sketch Challenge

I've spent a lovely Sunday doing this sketch challenge from the Sarah's Cards Blog. Not my usual style but I've had great fun doing it.

The papers are Echo Park - Sweet Summertime. Although it doesn't show up very well in the picture I spent ages doing mock stitching around all the patterned papers. I cut some of the windmills and circles and made them into flowers and used Glossy accents on the title. The photos are layered for a bit of dimension.

Looking forward to the next sketch

4 Aug 2010

Sketch and Scap Challenge 2

Here is my LO for the 2nd sketch and scrap challenge. This sketch was set by the lovely Lisa. I really enjoyed using the 3 photos as I usually stick to one per LO. I used papers from my Gottacraft kit (think it was Mays) with lots of inking, tearing and layering to add dimension and finishing with Glossy Accents and Stickles.

Its great seeing what everyone creates from the sketches.

Photos are of my granddaughter at her sports day this year. She had great fun and although she didn't win anything she tried really hard.

1 Aug 2010

Sarahs Cards July kit

I am loving Sarah's Cards July kit - Pink Paislee, Bayberry Cottage. I've managed 3 Lo's so far with it and still have loads left. These have mainly been done at the Frozen North Crop in Holystone over the past 2 Saturdays with finishing off done at home. I think I talk too much at crops ( but am going to blame Heather. :lol: )

This one is of my granddaughter jumping. Her riding instructor says she is one of her only pupils who always stay in a perfect position whether she is jumping, cantering or trotting. I've hidden the journalling behind the photo and done lots of inking and tearing

This one is of her most recent school photo and is probably one of the nicest she has had taken
Tag and School were cut on the Cricut

This one is scraplifted from one done by Rachael Elliot in the DT booklet. I love Rachael's work

Having a lovely day today pottering around in my little craft room. May even manage a LO