Saturday, 22 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
This is a little birdcage I made using Fiskars punches and die cuts.
Was it really JUNE I last posted? Good God!
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
I've been sooooooooooooo busy I forgot to upload my Project of the Day for Banana Frog - it's on their blog just not on mine. So here it is. If you want any more info you'll have to hop on over to the BF blog!
Bye for now!
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Full details for booking etc are here.
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, 19 June 2011
I was not sure at all about this kit as it's very bright AND very pink, neither of which is very me. However, one of the purposes of getting a kit was to try to get outside my comfort zone colour wise. I do gravitate towards blue and brown almost all the time!
So this is the result of my first encounter with the kit and I have to say I am pleased with it. I used the reverse side of some of the papers as they were more muted (the polka dots) to balance the busy shaped paper. The kit is Lime Twist from MME in case you were wondering.
After making this I have decided I may be rather partial to baker's twine...
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Another little birdy today. I actually made this ages ago (October last year in fact, for the Artisan show) but only recently rediscovered it in a box and hung it in my craft room :).
The stamps are PaperArtsy, the background is inked, stamped over with a map image in Distress Ink and then misted to bleed it into what looks like a fine crackle. The overstamped postmarks and splatters are PaperArtsy too. The whole thing is painted with Rock Candy for a subtle crackle (which further bleeds the Distress Ink too).
The flowers are cheap white Prima's - I always buy the white ones and just colour them to suit with sprays.
Looking like my next stamp set will be out in the next week or so - literally waiting for sign off and we are hopefully good to go. This one is my fave yet, it's lush if I do say so myself :).
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
The bird in a hat is especially for my dear, dear friend Sue ;).
If you leave a comment be kind LOL.
Monday, 30 May 2011
What says birthday more than cake? I've used the Cupcake Greetings for my quick and simple cards for the hop.
I'm the last stop on your hop so it's back to Banana Frog from here. If you've found the hop here then it's worth a visit to the other DT members' blogs as there might be candy in it for you!
See you soon,
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Not feeling very talkative today so shall leave it at that!
Saturday, 28 May 2011
I've simply coloured the image using one colour of Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) mixed with water to various shades - I was attempting to create the look of old sepia photos - not sure I managed that but I like it anyway!
For the background I dyed a doily using Antique Linen Distress Stain. Jury still out here on Stains but I have to say they worked brilliantly in this instance as the doily is too thin and fiddly to ink well using a blending tool or even direct-to-paper. I finished the card with a pleated strip of lovely Tissue Tape.
Check out a lovely card Kay at Toodles made with the same set here.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
You can get them here - only £5.85, bargain!
Got my sticky mitts on the Nanny's Day Off set today - woop woop!
Thursday, 12 May 2011
The first release is available over at Stamp Galaxy right now! I've yet to get my sticky mitts on them but am very much looking forward to creating some samples very soon.
My next set is much more vintage in style and should be out in the next week!
Saturday, 30 April 2011
The theme for this hop is 'spring' and that immediately for me brings to mind flowers. So I've used the Scribble Flowers set (again!) for my makes today. I've been playing with Tim Holtz Fragments and I've made a necklace and a fridge magnet with them.
In both cases I stamped the scribble flower, coloured it with pencils and glued it onto book paper. I then stuck it to a Fragment - simple as that! I used gel medium to stick the paper to the Fragment (love that stuff, it's awesome) but you could also use Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze.
I am the last stop on your hop - or, if you've not come via the hop pop over to the Banana Frog Blog where you can see what my super talented teamies have been creating.
Don't forget to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some Banana Frog stamps!
Bye for now,
Sunday, 24 April 2011
If you'd like more info or want to see my other LO, pop over to the Banana Frog Blog :).
I am trying a more minimalist scrapbooking style and loving it! It's so quick to do pages!
Friday, 22 April 2011
Class takes place on Sat 7th May - it's almost all day 10.30-4. Look forward to meeting you if you come along!
On a side note, a few people have asked me if the class will run again because they can't make the date - do leave me a comment if this applies to you because if there is enough demand I am sure Caroline will repeat the class later in the year :).
I have a lovely vintage sewing themed project in the pipeline for June so keep an eye out for more info on that.
Bye for now :)
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Thank you to everyone who came along :).
Friday, 8 April 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Monday, 28 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
This one I actually like (wonders will never cease!) and I have insisted it spends at least a few days on the mantelpiece where I can enjoy it before it is relegated to the craft room (does every crafter have an OH who just doesn't get it???).
My project is largely the same as taught in class on the front, but inside I decided to add a more personal touch. At the workshop the niche inside the book contained a lovely owl image stamped onto metal, but I do like my projects to have meaning (one reason I enjoy scrapbooking I think) and so I chose to add a photo and journaling block to the inside of my folder instead.The photo is of a beautiful place in New England called Bash Bish falls. We loved it there and I felt the photo fit the theme 'sanctuary' really well as it was such a tranquil and peaceful place.
Monday, 14 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Have started out with some dinky Scrabble Tile pendants like the one on the left.
It can be found here and is called Bella Carta.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
A couple more Simply Create DT items today, using the Glitz Designs kit again. Firstly some vintage-style tags using the Scarlett stamp. The tags are stamped on the background with a Glitz distressing stamp, both use the frame stamp - on the left I coloured the central panel and added it on 3D foam and on the right filled the frame with flowers. The gems are actually plain Papermania ones I've coloured with Krylon (oh how I love my Krylon pen!).Secondly I used a wooden crown that was in the kit to make this simple card. The crown is covered in UTEE with glitter sprinked into it and although the camera doesn't capture it that well, it is super shiny and blingy!
That's it for this month's kit - hope you like my makes :)
Monday, 10 January 2011
The background cardstock is inked with Distress Inks and stamped with one of the images from the Glitz Designs Distressing set. I had cut and doodled the hearts and there isn't much else to it. I wasn't sure about this kit at first but have grown to love it :). More creations tomorrow.
Bye for now x