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Monday, 29 September 2008

Hoppy Birthday

I love Brad Buddies and this little froggy from the March Personal Shoppers Kit is so cute! The frame he is on is one of the toppers from the kit. The two background papers are out of the same kit and so is the strip of plain green paper that I put through a paper ribbler to create a "faux ribbon" effect. The greeting was stamped using alphabet stamps and acrylic paint.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Wedding Card

For this card I used one of the Die Cut Chipboard Doves which I painted in pearlescent paint and added a crystal for the eye. For the base of the card I used a piece of sand coloured cardstock from the March PS Kit and a piece of White Bazzill which I embossed and then lightly inked with a Silver Pigment Inkpad to give a little bit of shimmer. I then mafe a border using some gorgeous Making Memories Velvet Ribbon (check out the full range of MM ribbons here)

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Christmas cards

I know it may seem a bit early to be mentioning the dreaded C word but for once I'm trying to be organised. Usually I'm still making my cards on christmas eve, but hopefully not this year. I'm planning to make a couple of cards each week so for once I'll have them all done in plenty of time.

I have been playing with the plain cardstock from the March Personal Shopper Kit. It has a white core which makes it perfect for distressing. For the toppers of the first two cards and the background of the third card I used some of the purple cardstock from the kit. I embossed it and then sanded it to reveal the white core and make the designs stand out.
When I first looked at the patterned papers in the PS kit I thought what lovely summery papers, but actually the purples and blues are perfect for christmas too! Pretty much everything used here came from the kit apart from the piece of White Bazzill Ric Rac (check out the other colours of ric rac available here)

Friday, 19 September 2008

ANOTHER DR SEUSS from me this time xxx

I have made a L/O using these colourful papers Eggs and ham & The places we go . i knew exactly what photos i was going to use ,seeing my daughter loves the Dr seuss books.
Firstly the cardstock was plain white 12" x 12" HERE .I added the cut out words all around the edge and a simple ABCDE as the title Some added stickers for the cats speech bubble You can buy these here too they are clear stickers. Just to add even more colour ive added some Brads a thing i dont use very often anymore but they look fab & bring some interest to the page. You can buy a whole range of Brads Here .
Hope you like it was really fun papers to work with and my Daughter loves looking at it.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

I love mumwitches

This layout is all about the fact that my mum makes such yummy sandwitches. For the base I used a sheet of White Bazzill Cardstock. I then printed out my photo A4 sized and cut it out to remove the distracting background. To make the sunburst effect I used strips of American Crafts Ribbon (I think most of these ones are 'cyan' and 'coral'). I die cut the letters for the title from papers out of the March Personal Shoppers Kit and hand cut the heart from a piece of felt out of the September Scrapjunkie Kit. To bling it up a bit I inked the edges of the heart and covered it in glitter.
The journalling reads "My Mum makes the tastiest sandwitch's. Even if its just ham + bread + butter, she can make it taste so amazing! Everyone loves her salmon sandwitches, but for me this one sandwitch has to be the best ever. Made by my Mum in Spain - it has to be the tastiest sandwitch of my life to date. I 'heart' mumwitches - summer 2008"

Monday, 15 September 2008

I know its not my turn to Blog but seeing forum is down ....

I thought i would add a card whilst we wait to join the chat again !!!!
Lets hope the gremlins are sorted and we are up and running ASAP . Please comment on here if you need anyhelp or have queries in the mean time . Im sure Guv wont mind xxx

Heres my card .... Ive used Autum leaves papers here & here and a Tim holtz game spinner Here . Ive scalloped the top edge and inked it ... There are plenty of inks for sale here and some are reduced !!!!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Caterpillar card

I made this card for my friends little boy who is about to turn one. His mum loves anything fun and funky so when I saw the pompoms in this months Scrapjunkie Embellishment Kit I just knew what I had to do with them!
If you've not had a look at these new kits then check them out. This months kit is titled Can You Feel It? and is full of yummy textures. There's velvet ribbon, lace, felt, grungeboard and the coolest ever 'leather' alphabet stickers. I've done nothing but stroke since I got my hands on it all!
Anyway, back to my card. I used a sheet of KI memories paper from the Lucky Dip as my background. I then worked out where my bug was going and pierced holes at either side of each pompom. The pompoms from the kit have a little tube running through the middle of them so I threaded them with wire and wired them on to the card rather than trying to glue them on (much easier and neater as I always get in a mess with glue, lol).
To make the bug's legs I cut very thin strips of lime green felt from the kit and threaded this through the hole in each pompom. I finished off my bug with a couple of eyes made from white card and a couple of adhesive gems and a mouth cut from fuchsia felt from the kit.
To give an added bit of interest I made a tab from a bit of American Crafts Ribbon which I attached with three brads.
Finally for the greeting I hand cut a large '1' from blue felt from the kit (handy tip - white journalling pen is great for drawing your design on the felt before cutting out). I then added the word 'today' using the Color Rubz Rub Ons in yellow/orange. I love these so much, you get loads of each letter with two different colours in each set and they come packaged in their own cute little tin. To make me like them even better, they're on offer at the moment in loads of different colours!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

A Card for you Today

I have made a card this week using more papers from this personal shopper box. The chipboard shape can be bought from here i have used a butterfly. Sorry its a short post but i have visitors this weekend .

Friday, 5 September 2008

Creatures mini book

Firstly I want to apologise for the dreadful photos. Grrrr to the British weather, can't remember when I last managed to get any natural light shots of my creations!

Flicking through my photos recently I found I had a lot of "wildlife photography" dotted throughout my collection. None of these photos were particularly good shots (most taken in rather a hurry) so I hadn't used them on any layouts. When I saw the new Cloud 9 Cocoa Mint collection I knew it would make a perfect mini book to display my photos.

I made the pages from some thick card (a cereal packet) which I cut into circles and inked round the edges. I then covered both sides with patterned paper from the collection. The papers are double sided with a plain colour on the reverse so I made one side of each page patterned and the other plain.

I journalled directly onto my photos in photoshop before I printed them out, with little arrows pointing to the creature. I inked round the edge of each photo with brown ink before sticking them on the pages.

Finally I punched a hole in the top of each page and used a bookring to fasten them together. I decorated the bookring by knotting some American Crafts ribbon around it.

For the cover I stamped the individual letters of my title on to strips of the reverse side of one of the papers (Simple Stripes). I cut each letter off the strip and stuck them all down with foam pads.
Finally I added two flowers cut from another sheet of paper also attached with foam pads for extra dimension.
Don't you just love that monkey's face? He really looks like he's enjoying that rock. He stole it from a little old lady when we were at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Birdie Cards

For this first card I used two K&Co Urban Rhapsody papers (Word Confetti and Sugar Rush) and covered the join with a piece of ribbon from the American Crafts Lucky Dip. I then cut a birdie from the Birds the Word paper and edged him in gold pen to make him stand out from the background before attaching him with foam pads. Finally I added the "hello!" greeting using some Color Rubz rub ons. They come in a wide range of colours (I used yellow/orange here) in an adorable tin and even better they're on special offer in the store right now!
For my second card I used a piece of card from the March Personal Shoppers Kit as my base. Because it has a white core I was able to sand it to distress the edges. I then created a border using more American Crafts ribbon and a couple of American Crafts brads (which are also on offer at the moment). I cut another birdie from the Birds the Word paper and used more of the Color Rubz rub ons on a couple of scraps of the same paper for the "hi" greeting. All of these were edged with gold pen before being attached with foam pads.