Sunday, 25 November 2012

Washi Tag Swap


Another UKScrappers challenge this time to use washi tape. I have several rolls as it keeps calling me but I've never really been sure what to do with it. I had purchased Quick Cards Magazine which had a feature on Washi tape and got the idea of covering card with the tape and die cutting it from there. The tape was all from Paperchase. I really like the background its stamped with craftwork cards alphabet stamps on Kraft an effect I will definately try again.   

Monday, 19 November 2012

Flowers and Friends

Another page from the last Cyber crop, I used many scraps of paper, a bit of washi tape and some background stamps, was pleased with the freshness of the page and the colours used remind me of the day at the local fete. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Love at first sight

A page completed during the UKScrappers cybercrop. I used Kraft for the background and MME papers. Especially liked the frill made by folding grey and white washi tape.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Thrilled with this layout for my wedding album, I used a class called patchworkpapers by SuzySnail on UKScrappers as the inspiration. The patchwok pieces were cut with a square punch and then cut in half and arranged on the background paper.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Bookmark I made myself as a UKScrappers challenge Tim Holtz stamps, MME paper and Gorgus Stamp and of course some distress inks

Monday, 22 October 2012

Another UkScrappers swap this time FRANKEN-FINGS I used spray inks which I let run vertically down the paper for the background and the used an Amy Tangerine safety pin for the arms, a Dear Lizzie stamp of the Jar for the body and a freebie off of Craft Stamper mag for the head and legs and coloured with promarkers. Not my usual style but had fun doing it.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Decorated Notebook Swap

Another swap for UKscrappers this time a decorated notebook to your swappees tastes.

I asked for something pink and girlie and had a lovely notrbook from Margaret which suited me perfectly.

My swappee requested no pink!!! and Graphic 45 papers, Decopath and bright colours so hopefully I made something she liked.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Domino book

This tiny book was made from 2 Dominoes measuring just under 1" by 2" (kindly donated by John and Sarah) It was based on a book in the craft stamper magazine and became a swap on the UK Scrappers website.

I got Audrey as a swappee who wanted the word CALM included on her book.
The covers were decorated with alcohol inks and the inside distressed with seasonal distress ink and stamped.
Hoping Audrey likes the book.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Inspiration Kit Scrap Page

Completed this layout using a selection of papers and a sketch supplied by Caz a fellow UKScrapper in a kit swap. The photos are of my daughters last evening at school

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

July ATC's for UK Scrappers

Made this set of ATC's for the July swap. The small squares are coloured with the Tim Holtz seasonal colours love that pink.

Monday, 16 July 2012

July Tag Swap Steampunk

3  new Tags with a steampunk theme for a UK Scrappers swap challenge.
As much as I love all things grungy struggled for inspiration with these but thanks to the lovey ladies at Birds in the Barn at Marks Tey suggesting the use of acetate I finally completed these. So the base card was distressed using a cogs mask then stamped the keys on the acetate and distressed and painted with mica powder some keys die cut by Peta a lovely Australian lady I have corresponded with via a Smash book facebook site  I hope their new owners like them.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Scrap page made with my creative craft world kit containing the Fab Dear Lizzy range.
I have used alittle bit of craft paper as well as I decided to add abit on every page to hopefuly pull the Album together.

Monday, 2 July 2012

My first go at an ATC these ones are for a swap on UKScrappers about Grimms Fairy Tales and I chose Sleeping Beauty.
I used a Lavina Stamp for the Castle and leaves and a Imagine That stamp for the word Dream and of course Tim Holtz distress inks for the backgrounds. these ones are going to be bound into a little bbok along with ATC's  of other tales made by the other members of the group, really looking forward to seeing the finished results

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Distressed Fairy Card

New card created for my Mother in Law, this weekend.
The background was distressed with Tim Holtz inks over a floral mask, then the fairy and plants stamped with Lavina stamps.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Harry's Birthday Card

Birthday Card for my 11 year old Son,
Used a Little Claire stamp and coloured with Promarkers.
Kraft backgroup stamped with a Tim Holtz circlular stamp

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Been to my crop today and made this double page layout using the monthly kit from Creative Craft World, love how the paper picks up the colour of Harry's T shirt.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Really pleased how these have turned out, 3 tags created with distress inks. The theme was Hexagons for a tag swap so I have distressed through a piece of net and then covered some stickers which were hexagon shape with glitter. The wording stamps are Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Made this Tag to send to the USA on a stash swap using the Little Claires bunting stamp and coloured with promarkers really like the simplicity.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A completed page from my wedding album. Its all being completed in black and white along with pale and dusky pinks. My wedding was very informal and mostly outdoors, as we had the service in a small country church and then walked to our reception where we had a marquee in the gardens of a lovely old house. I think the colours keep it formal in the album but also keep the days softness.

Monday, 30 April 2012

My first Smash page at last!

 Two Cards I made today, one using Little Claire Bunting Stamp for a new Baby Boy and the Fairy one is a Thank You card for a special friend and was made using all the hints and tips I learnt on the Tim Holtz Creative Chemisty Course and a Lavina stamp.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Hello my first blog! The purpose of this blog is to fill it with all the craft items I make so instead of shoving them in a drawer or giving them away I have a record of my achievements and can see how my style develops as I learn new techniques.