Sunday, 11 December 2011

Birthday Card

Hi there all, just thought that I would show you a card I made yesterday.

I used bits an bobs that I had in the craft stash and just scraps, the little squares are made by inking a piece of white card with a few different distress inks and then sponging over with pearl paint ( I used the one in the total papercrafts December kit... it is lush!) then when the pain was dry i cut into 1.5" squares and embossed with a few different texture folders and just loved the result.

really easy to make and with stuff you probably have... bargain

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas Pages...

Hi there all,

following on from the previous post with a Christmas theme here are the pages designed for the Total papercrafts Christmas kit.... so much paper in the kit!!!! am in the process of making a project with the left overs ( will show when its done x)

Had to go to the dickens festival as was a little short of Christmas photos! Had a fab fab time and some great picks.......

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas is coming!!!!!

Hi there,

well the festive season is just around the corner so its time to prepare... Christmas shopping, card making, cakes and puddings to stir, and of cause you just have to have an advent calender (preferably with chocolate)

So here is a little tutorial for making your very own choccie filled advent calender

I used plain and patented card stock, 24 brads, ribbon, a pearl pen (liquid pearls or any 3d paint) 3 lengths of willow, 24 chocolate balls, and 24 Christmas themed quotes and scriptures)

I cut 48 star shapes with my Cricut from the card useing the SCAL program the shape came from basic shapes on the PC and i managed to get 9 on a 12x12 page

I cut the tags using an original sizzix die (mini tags) and used the pearl pen to put on the numbers for the calender...

take two contrasting stars and join together with a brad in the center - this is so that when the box has been opened you can turn the shapes to make an 8 pointed star to hang in its place.

Take each pair and punch a small hole in the end of each point to thread the ribbon through

to make these into pyramid boxes use a ruler to get a clean straight fold between each point.....

put your quote and chocolate in the box and tie in place with the ribbon...

I used 3 lengths of willow and twisted into a small ring to hang the boxes from, they would work equally well hung on a Christmas tree or placed in a dish on the table, the choice is yours x

don't forget to leave a comment and a link if you have a go at one, I would love to see it xxxx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Project Photos promised the photos of completed mini album, all the pics are of a friends home. I will be off to Spain to stay with them for a holiday very soon and thought this would be a nice thank you gift to take out to them.

I Loved making it, started at the Debden weekend and I have finished off over the last few weeks. I feel a few more of these to come :O)

Big Sketch Contest of 2011...

Hi again... just like buses, wait for ages then two come along at once !! lol :O)

this is my attempt at the Sept/Oct challenge over on ...My Creative Sketches Blog... Loving the new blog and I must say it is providing a much needed creative inspiration boost, so a big thanks to MCS xx

I must admit I am not at my best right now and not overly impressed with my page but it is growing on me and I had fun doing it.

So pop over to MCS and have a go, there is even a prize!!!

From the Debden Retreat...

Hi there, yet again I need to apologise for lack of posting !!!

so here are the pages that i completed on the retreat last month, and a bug thanks to Karen for organising a wonderful weekend of fun and relaxation x

This page took most of the weekend, I used my most precious photos of Dad. Missing him so much right now as its coming up to 5 years. Feels like I have had a little cry every day over the last few weeks, just need to keep on holding it together xx And can you spot the huge mistake i made on this one????

Will pop on more photos later, when the camera had charged up and i can take some picks of the finished mini album x

Monday, 29 August 2011

American crafts "I Do"

These papers are so lovely and such beautiful soft shades.

I made the background with a craft works stencil / mask and some stampin up ink pads, may be went a bit OTT with the bling !!! a few touches of glossy accents and some bakers twine.

My creative scrapbook has a new blog up and running just inspirational sketches, its fab, go check it out here....

thanks for looking, have a fab week xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Latest Layouts

Hi there,

Had a fab time at the "finish your pages day" and I'm sure it will surprise some of you that I actually did something rather than sitting their chatting!!! lol !!!! mind you I didn't push it.... managed to finish one I had already started and one from start to finish :O)

For this one I one used Websters Pages Life's portrait papers, a bit of cutting out and some hand stitching.

The papers on this one are Melisa Frances and MME. I made the roses with Spellbinders Rose Creations Dies and some scraps from the box, more hand stitching and fake pearls with a Viva Decor pearl pen

Will try not to leave it so long next time