Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Memory Box

Hello world .....  if there is anyone left reading my blog lol.
I have been away creating, not on a regular basis but just when mood takes me and I have found it much more satisfying and enjoyable.
Anyway I've made an attempt at "Altered Art" (I use that term loosely) lol.

I got the plain chip board box from my local craft shop, I added to layers of white acrylic paint to it, decoupaged blue gingham "Craft Creation" papers to it and more layers of white paint. I let this dry and then added a coat of varnish and then sand papered the edges.

I also carried out the same techniques to the inside of the box. The papers to the inside are by "Studio 45".

I have added sentiments and vintage baby photos by Pion  from "Live Love Crafts".  I have added lace, ribbon, gems, pearls and roses.
The roses symbolise "Love" and the buterflies symbolise "New Life".

The panel on the top has been left blank for personalisation.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

Fan - Tastic Tuesday - #53 Anything Goes with shades of Blue.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes.
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Bird

Hello Everyone,
Been busy enjoying my hols, but now the weathers turned a bit yuck i thought I'd share this card. An attempt at "White on White".

I used my "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder, "Bird Cage Die" is a Marianne's, pearls and flowers are from "The Ribbon Girl". The Keyhole is from "Live Love Crafts" and the swirls are another "Marianne Die".

The beautiful quote by "Maya Angelou" is a digi stamp from "Pink Petticoat and the gorgeous image is "Tropical Masquerade" by "Delicious Doodles". I have coloured this with my promarkers and highlighted with my white gel pen and clear stardust pen.

Thanks for looking


I'd like to enter the following...

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Square or Rectangle Card - #48Anything goes.
Crafting When We Can - #75Bright Colours.
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes.
Delicious Doodles - #97 Anything Goes.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Sneaky Peek

Hello been making the most of the glorious weather this week and celebrating Leon's big 4o. But inbetween in the wee small hours (not sleeping due to heat) i;ve started working on a new project. A mini envelope album.

My first ever attempt, this is the front cover and back page.

Catch p with you all soon.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Be Your Own Beautiful

Good Morning everybody,
Sunny Sunday up here, gutted we didn't get any thunder or lightening yesterday (shouldn't grumble really). Anyway I've just discovered "Delicious Doodles" digi stamps - I'm in love with them all... so I treated myself to a few and this is the first i coloured up.
It is called "Dragon Dreams"

I have used an old "Basic Grey" design paper and picked out colours from it for my image, which had been coloured with promarkers. I have added a little sparkle here and there. The image and paper have been mounted on some old orange holographic card that I've had stashed away for at least 6 year or more! SHOCK.

I have tried to keep the design fairly clean and simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus of the card. The gorgeous sentiment is by "Pink Petticoat Stamps".The sentiment reads - "Be Your Own Beautiful".

Anyway, this is my favouritest card I've made so far this year.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #96 Anything goes with a DD image.
Crafting At The Weekend - ANYTHING GOES.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good Afternoon,

Hope those of you who have had these awful storms are OK, we have not had anything too bad up here just a little rain so far, feel a bit let down I love thunder and lightening. Anyway have a card to share, it's my other halves birthday on Tuesday (he doesn't view my blog, I'm safe). This is his card and matching tag.

I followed a sketch in this months issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine. The name and sentiments were computer generated and the numbers are die cut. All papers are from the same pad it could be a "Prima" one but cannot be sure as I've lost the front cover. The papers and card edges were distressed and then edges with stardust. The numbers have been covered with stardust so they really catch the light.

The image is "Saturated Canary - Genie" and she has been coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stardust. She has then been fussy cut and attached with foam pads for depth. the gems and ribbon are scraps from my stash.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Charisma Cards Challenge - Anything Goes.