Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A World of Possibilities...

I saw this headline in the newspaper and it inspired this mixed media altered page. I started with a blank sheet of white card and covered it with scraps ripped from the rest of the newspaper. I then overstamped the tree and bird from PaperArtsy. The inks are by Memento and the heat embossing in a Ranger/Tim Holtz colour. The ribbon is from my stash, as is the textured paper and the buttons. The birds, trees and sentiment come from an Inkylicious set. It will get mounted on an 8x8 card once it has dried out.                     

Beautiful card

I need an 18th birthday card for my niece for next week and I was looking for inspiration in my stash.
I found all of these lovely pinky papers as bits and pieces tucked in the bag that goes backwards and forwards to crops with me. They were all little bits left over from other projects.

First I inked the edges of  an 8x8 shaped card from Craftwork Cards using Memento Angel Pink and Lilac Roses.

I found the heavy acetate shaped sheet stashed with left overs. It comes from Glitz, from the Beautiful Dreamer range.

The papers are a mixture of 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye and Glitz.

The ribbon is also from Glitz.

The roses and sparkles are from my stash.

Finally, the pale pink background paper is stamped with Memento Angel Pink using the bird cage from the Kanban Peacock set.

The bird cage is also stamped in Lilac Roses and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
The background flowers have been stamped in Versamark, Memento Angel Pink, Lilac Roses and Rose Bud. Some have also been heat embossed.
The birds also come from the Kanban Peacock set. They have been stamped and embossed, then cut out and attached with sticky pads.
The final touch (apart from the gems!) was to add more sparkle with a Wink of Stellar pen.

Not sure how this will go down as an 18th birthday card, but I like it!!!

ATC Match Box

This is a project I have been working on for a few weeks (in amongst everything else I have been playing with!).

It is based on a 7 Gypsies match box kit.

To start with, I stamped up the base with a PaperArtsy stamp with 4 leaf designs. I inked the whole stamp with one colour and then splodged a square of another over it to break it up, but still echo the squares.
The cover of the box was stamped flat and then put together afterwards.  The thumb print was a happy accident (there are no mistakes in craft, and I didn't think a butterfly would really work here!)
I kept the colour pallette simple so that everything linked together. The ribbons, buttons and steam punk scissors come from a selection at Its Crafting time, as did the match box and most of the inks.
Oh, and Annie - Puss always like to help at some stage!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pyjama Day 2011

It is such a shame I can't show you the photos of the kids in their mad PJ's and onesies
(the cowsuit is still my favourite!), but here is the work of an inspired grandparent that made us all go ahhh...

Digital Scrapbooking

My lovely BF's brother got married this summer in the park at Milton, Cambridge. They did everything themselves, with the help of friends and family. The bride even designed and helped make her own dress!

I have some wonderful pictures of the day, and have just started experimenting with digital scrapbooking, so here are a couple of my attempts.

oops, Easter

I have been having fun with my camera (it really didn't want to work!) and I have now found these slightly mad cards that I designed for making with my crafters at school (you know who you are!).

I hope you like them!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


So, the trip to Birmingham was successful! Lots of stuff for the scrap club!