Saturday, 22 March 2014

Scrapbook class at Art of Craft , March 2014

These were the suggested pages for our class, on the previous blog post is step by step instructions
For the first page.
My class did so well & enjoyed it, so did I.
I took some photo's of the pages my ladies made, some have not quite been
Completed, but they are great.
Thanks Dawn, Sophie, Louise , Tina & Jackie.
Sorry Jackie you managed to hide your picture & it didn't get posted, but the 
Morecambe page was inspired.

Also missing photo's of Louise's lovely boys page:-(
This one is a wonderful page of Marj's grandchildren too

Thanks again ladies.

You are sew sweet - scrapbook page project, Art of craft

I wanted to use these photo,s even though the colours of the Sew lovely range are not the same
as the colours in the photo,s.
So i have used quite a bit of deep pink to pull it all together.

 When starting a page, its nice to choose papers that go, but you can always print out photo,s in black
 and white, or sepia.

Its good to bear in mind if there is something in the photo you don't want to accentuate & you are

unable to crop it out, then don't choose the colour of that item.

 for example if its a yellow rubbish bin in background, then don't use yellow or else your eye is drawn to it.

i choose a deep blue patterned paper from the 12 x 12" pack, & a deep pink 12 x 12" card
before you do anything 'Gut' a square from the pink (or whatever you have chosen ) card.  I cut out a 10" square from the middle, this is to use as a mat for your photo's


cut down your patterned paper to allow a pink border when its placed on top.stick down.

choose from the paper pack a border for the bottom of your page , my one is coloured pins & is 7cm high.

Also choose a square as shown above & before sticking, try them out on the paper to see what it looks like.
i usually lay everything on my page and only stick when i am happy with the layout.

Next stamp the - you are sew lovely -heart (without the words) onto some paper that will contrast with the backing.  I stamped and embossed in pink on a soft peachy background.

Then cut it out.  if you preferred you could cut out one of the hearts from the paper pack instead. see top of picture in the centre above.
Then stamp again, this time using the sentiment too, on to a bright paper & just cut out the centre heart this time.
Below is the die set i used for the third heart.
and i also cut the heart topped pin in pink twice too


 As you can see below, the bright heart is decoupaged onto the stamped heart.
the die cut heart has been stamped with the sentiment, you are sew lovely
and the edges of this and a big bloomer flower have been inked in pink

you might like to add some lace trimming to your photo as i have done , these are Madame payroud range.

take the heart from the toppers pack & place on your page to the right twds top

cutting the pink heart pin in half so you can place it as if it was actually going through the heart

layer up your hearts as shown in the main photo of finished page .

i have stamped, hand made with love  across the tape measure bit of the 'pins' border
Take the large alphabet stamps & place your word 'LOVE' in my case & ink up well
carefully stamp onto a piece of shrink plastic, trim carefully without smudging it.
then using heat gun, shrink it down.

finish off by placing the shrinky on the page , then big bloomers with lace trim & a button in its centre

Monday, 17 March 2014

Playing with Tim Holtz rosette dies

                            I have had these dies for ages - but got an idea from
                                              an old mag & decided to play.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bellissimo Box Card

Some you lovely ladies at Aldershot wanted the box card template, well it's here
With this card I made earlier - Bellissimo range

This was inspired by the lovely Julie Hickey who was on create and craft this morning. I so loved her box cards that I had to go and make one for my demo in Portsmouth range tomorrow - I used Bellissimo as it's ideal for spring & Mother's Day. But will be buying some craftwork card box cards as it's so much easier. & they are gorgeous too !

I used an A4 white card and divided it up as below photo

Mark out 4 panels from the left at 7cm 14cm 21cm & 28cm and the bit left over is trimmed down
As shown to be the glued tab.
Mark with pencil a horizontal line about one third down & cut down from the top just to this
Pencil line , see photo above, these tabs will fold back. 
Now score the 4 x 7 cm panels & the glue tab. 
On the horizontal line only score the first 2 from the left and the last tab. If you look at
The finished box card the back flap stands up behind the design & the others fold down. 

I made the mistake of scoring all mine , see above !

& and had to stick a panel over the back to keep it up.

Before sticking the box together add panels of pretty papers

Glue the box together using the tab.
Make your self some little z tabs that will fit inside the box to hold your 
Embellishments , you could also cut some white 'branches' to attach to the tabs and add more 
Embellishments . 

Always folding flat your card to make sure your additions

Will still allow the card to go into the envelope
Decorate to your hearts content 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


These pages were from a class at
Scrapbook Magic at Mullion meadows in Cornwall 

                                                         Second page of Mottisfont abbey

Beatrice potter scrapbook page

This is all about a beautiful red hot day when we visited Mottisfont  abbey in Hampshire as they were having a Beatrice Potter event.  Will add some journaling - in the envelope , bottom right is the national trust information about the event.
Page made at Scrapbook magic, mullion meadows in Cornwall, thanks Margaret Bishop.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Mother's Day card

This card is made with Anita's foiled toppers as the red frame & borders.
I used a 5x7" Kraft card , landscape . I then matted on gold Mirror card, leaving a
Small border.

I then added another mat on top of that using capsule oyster blush front cover paper.

I stamped Mother on to the frame centre & embossed in gold
Add the rest of the frame with a red ribbon tied on the side, & a gold frame die cut. 
3D it with silicone glue

I also die cut some flowers in red and oyster blush paper.
The stamens were cut in gold

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Bellisima - stepper card

As promised at my demo in the Marlands centre today, the stepper card info.

 This card is made from 10"x5" piece of pink card stock. I used the downloaded creative expressions template seen below.

I used the Bellisimo free decoupage set from the MARCH creativity mag.
The papers are matted with black card . See below photo.

 Choose some decoupage from the set & layer onto an oyster blush die cut shape , circle in this case.
Die cut a border to go across the front, add pink bakers twine to finish