Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Managed to sneak a few hours up in my crafting attic room tonight . So relaxing and all the stresses and strains of the day at work just melt away ! I have made a very over the top A3 card for my sister in law ,

who has been so marvelous helping my Mother in Law to move house etc i couldnt made a card bigger or blingy enough to say how much we thank her. hope she likes it

It also gave me a chance to use two lovely dies i bought recently. the buckle i have been looking for it seems like ages.

Scrapbook with Chelsea green, step by step

I loved taking the grandchildren to the 'Look out ' in Bracknell last Saturday, thank god it wasn't this Saturday, would have been swimming costumes !!
I thought the new Do-crafts Chelsea Green 12 x 12 ideal for outdoor scrapping.
                                    step by step instructions if you want to have a go

i started with a deep green page  -  then added  a strip of a light green flower paper at the top.
  a ripped   strip from a mid green flower page and added to the bottom.
this is inked with a gold ink pad - i have also inked with gold the brown self adhesive strip from the daisy chains pack.
i also added a strip of light green check paper over the top flowered paper.
Next i made the 'Swings'  using kraft paper  turned down the top and inked with red. punched holes  at the top , added some jewellery chains fixed at the back with the red brads. I first matted the photo's onto green glitter card. and then onto the kraft swings. the chains at the top were attached to the check  strip of paper right through all the layers with small brads. and the  swings stuck down to where i wanted them to be on the page.

 using silicone glue, i put the large strip of green glitter on top of the chains held by brads, the silicone glue raised the strip to the same level as the chains and brads at the back, just to even it up and tidy it all up.
 I coloured in some of the flowers and leaves on the light green flower paper at the top of the page with whispers brush markers in red and green
 Also colouring and cutting some flowers out from the left over paper and decoupaging onto the page.
Finally adding the red letters to say swing , little chelsea green buttons on the decoupaged flowers and some journalling to say about the day in white pen with little white hearts  and some crystals in green and red.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

matching page for the twins lincoln linen page

when i scrapbook, i like the facing pages to be similar. not the same, just similar
This is the matching page for the page i did for a step by step tutorial in June, entitled a simple scrapbook page anyone can follow- this is also using the Lincoln Linen paper pack

For my Hero

Some of you will know my Husband had a major back operation last september for degenerative scoliosis, he had 13hrs of surgery in 2 weeks.
He is starting to walk without his back brace and is hoping to go back to work soon. he is very brave and i made this anniversary card for him as its our 18th wedding anniversary tomorrow and with all that in mind he is my Hero. hope you & he, likes it

The background paper is from a stunning pack called Bella Bella from my minds eye. which i found again when having a sort out in my crafting attic. the toppers are cut out from a 12 x 12. by graphics 45
the following is a scrapbook page using the same book of papers. so easy for anyone just starting scrapbooking. you almost just have to add your photos and a bit of bling !

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Busy week that has flown by !

This week has flown by , lots of stuff to get ready for my first Demo of this loop. too much to choose from as usual.!!
 have made a couple of special cards i am quite pleased with and a couple almost straight from the magazine with a few tweaks.
hope you like them !

I used an 8x8 kraft card, I folded in at the top and bottom corners to make like an envelope shape .
using the traditional xmas paper pack i matted script paper on to gold mirror card and then on the front of the kraft card under the flaps.
the flaps were then covered in gold mirror card i had embossed with a snowflake folder.

 I decoupaged a dancing couple from the strictly xmas glitter decoupage kit and matted that onto green glitter card first and then the red snowflake paper from the paper pack. that image was then stuck on the front of the card , slightly under the gold flaps. punch a hole in each side of the flap and tie with red ribbon as shown.
the inside of the card is covered with red snowflake paper matted over gold mirror card, i die cut a strip of snowflakes out of the gold with a tim holtz on the edge design and then embossed it with a dotty folder for texture. this is stuck down the inside edge, embellished with red crystals.
 the front is also embellished with red crystals and red sparkly dome stickers.

This is also an 8x8 card in white. covered in pretty purple/blue paper from the strictly party A4 ultimate die cut set. the chosen image was matted first onto back, with black lace added down the edge and then onto some blue from the same pack. again matted onto black. this is stuck on the side of the card.
on the top left i have stamped 'Party !' 2 and a bit times in white ink with a sparkly white embossing powder.
and also the treble clefs are stamped in the same way. i have added some stickles for extra glitter.
I made up the box from the same die cut pack but used a label from the pack to stick on the front of the box with added brad and ribbon.  so box is open. i added a party girl image and the party sentiment at the bottom . also filled box with pamper party goodies, nail varnishes and or lipsticks.

The following cards are from the creativity magazine, july/august 
The dress card is almost the same as the one in the mag. the snow flake one is quite a bit different as i had to use papers i already had and an embossing folder to get a snowflake effect& also added some glitter vellum.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Up-dated an old crafting tool bag

I had a sort of dirty pink canvas bag that contained all my crafting tools to go !
it was getting grotty and although i put it through the washing machine , sadly still grotty.
So, when i saw an article in the Craft stamper recently about colouring and stamping a canvas bag,
well, i had to have a go. nothing lost i thought.
I have to say i am very happy with my new up dated bag , let me know if you like it ?

I painted it with 2 coats of cream acrylic paint. when dry i then stamped some of my favourite stamps on both sides with black dye ink. coloured with peel off pens. then covered it with claudine hellmuth studio multi-medium gloss. this made it waterproof and quite sturdy. i finished off with lots of ribbons lace and bling