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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Stamping with Candles

I'm in christmas mode at the moment as you can see!
I followed the 'Stamping with Candles' technique for this one. This is my second efford, the first one melted! oop's!

Caught in Crystal

I was just having a play with the 'caught in crystal' technique. Not sure I have it quite right yet, but I liked the effect. Decided to mount them onto mountboard and stick a magnetic strip on the back.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Having a Baby Card

I made this card for my Case Admin officer who is off at the end of next week to have her first baby.
As loads of my colleagues wanted to sign her card and make a contibution to the baby shower, I decided to make it into a concetine tag card, this way there was plenty of room for everyone to wish her well.
I used a Moorhead decoupage image on the front with a CI stamp. For the inside I ripped layers of patterned paper to make the pockets for the tags.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Torso swap

These are my entries for the LOTSTODO forum torso swap. They have a bit of a seasonal flair. A summer flower fiesta, an autumn feast of golden hues and a saucy winter warmer! (I messed up the spring one, so thats been filed in the bin!)

Christmas cards

These are a few of the christmas cards I have been making.
The top one is a bow window with a family scene behind. i used acetate to give the apperance of glass.
For the middle one, I used papernations christmas pet decoupage.
The bottom one is decoupaged using the Hummel christmas collection.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Thank you for my Award

I recieved this award from Kathleen and Mags, thank you so much, it was a lovely suprise.
I now have to nominate 7 other blogs to recieve this award:

Sunday, 15 June 2008

My First Moo's

These are the first moo's for swaping that i have made. the theme is 'altered/distressed' and are for a swap i am hosting on Lotstodo forum.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

My Street of houses

Well this is a first! I've never built a street of houses before. This is my 8 for a swap on lotstodo forum, Hope they are OK, as not quite sure what I was doing. :-0
I started by cutting mount board into 2.5" strips and then into pieces between 3" and 6" in lenght. I used a varieyt of mediums and embelishments to decorate, I think I might like to live at no.1 or no.7

Sunday, 18 May 2008

2" summer swap - Lots to do forum

This is my swaps for the 'summer' theme 2" mount board swaps.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Who is having more fun?

I Icouldn't resist sharing these two photos with you all, who do you think was having more fun in the pool, Ian or Tyra??

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Scraping off the page and up the wall!

This is my latest project. I have so many photos in frames on the wall and so many scrapbook pages. I liked the idea of combining scrapbook pages with frames for hanging. I did these two yesterday, one for me and one for my daughter kristy. Just gotta get ian to hang mine for me now.......................

Altered storage case

This little case got a bit damaged in the post, so to disguise the dents i covered it with Alcohol inks. I used the same colour combination to decorate the little storages jars as well. All i need to do now is put my glitter into them!!

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Lotstodo CI swap the 3rd design

This is the third design for the CI swap. For this one I have used 2 CI stamps, the first image i stamped onto the backing paper and the second image was stamped on to contasting paper. I used interference pearls to highlight the flowers and leaves. I them cut an opening into the stamped image and made a kind of doorway, which I then glued over the first image.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Altered Work Folder

This was rather a tatty and dull black folder which I keep records in at work. It has to travel with me to various places and was looking rather glum and tatty, so I have started to give it a bit of a face lift.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Crafty Individual fat page swap

These are 2 of the designs for the Lotstodo CI swap. I hope to add a few more designs so that I can use some more of my yummy stamps.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Tag book from scraps

These are 6 of the tags I made from pieces of scrap card I had left from another project. I made the cover from a scap of left over chipboard.
I used a mix of distress inks, crackle paint (first time out!) and bits and bobs i had lying around.
Not bad for scraps!
I have bound the tags together and it now belongs to Andrea, Happy birthdayxxxx

Saturday, 5 April 2008

LOTSTODO Fat page book

At last!!! I have done some crafting! these are the designs for the lotstodo forum fat page book swap.
The theme was open, but had to have a stamped image on them. I used my new Laura Ashley papers for the backgrounds which I distressed using various matching inks.
On the first one I used one of the LA clear stamps for the centre, the sencond one I use a LDV stamp. For the third page I used LA tapestry stamps to give a shadowy effect in the corners and then finished with one of my favorite sentimant stamps.
Phew! and i have completed all 20 this morning, must be on a roll!

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

2" x 2" swap - spring colours

Well i finally found some inspiration and made some 2" squares for the LOTSTODO swap.
I sprayed the mount board with glimmer mists then stamped them with different inks. On some I embossed them with sparkle powder, to give the impression of early morning dew.

Monday, 3 March 2008

My Circle Journal

This is the latest CJ to be returned to me. It is stunning! thank you to all that contributed, you are all so talented. I will treasure this forever.
This is the front cover and the first page that i made before it started it's awesome journey, take a look at the other fab pages.

Pages from Vicky

Altered dominos! now they are window boxes, such a cleaver idea and a really stunning set of pages.

Pages from Claire

Altered beer mats, these little beauties are stunning!

Pages from Ang

Altered Bagdes! I think Ang has well and truely risen to th challenge, such a beautiful set of pages!

Pages from Bridie

Altered CD's and for a first attempt at altering, I think Bridie has done a teriffic job!

Pages from Andrea

Altered dominos, a truely set gorgeous pages!

Pages from Connie

Altered beer mats, they are now stain glass windows, now theres inspiration!

Pages from Hilda

Altered CD, It's now a clock, Fantastic!

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Guess what?

This is the first item that I have made and blogged for a while (Thank you sam for pointing that out to me)

It's not fantastic, but it's just an experiment for something more fantastic to come.

First person to guess correctly as to what it actually is and what it is used for can have it, with my blessing!

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Inspiration Cards

These are two inspiration cards , one for Hilda (top) and the other for Ang.
They are on 4" x 6" card. For Hilda's I used strips of ripped co-ordinating papers in nutral colours, including a piece of Leo DV background paper. The edges of each were inked to aged them. Using a very muted colour ink I stamped an image of Leo's Cosmos on to a piece of matching paper and mounted on white handmade paper, tied taffetta around it and mounted onto the card. To finish I used individual letter stamps to spell out COSMOS.
For Ang's I started with a piece of glossy card and dabbed alcohol inks onto it. Using the same colour inks I put a striped effect onto another piece of card and then stamped onto it twice, using stazon ink. One image I mounted onto white card and the other image I cut away both sides, leaving just the centre piece. I folded the cut image down the centre and placed, using silicon over the other image to give a raised effect with out it being 3D'd. I added tiny tags to the bottom of the card using brass brads that I coloured with permanent ink. To finish I stamped the whole image again onto shrink plastic, cut out the individual sections and heated until they shrank, I then attached them with a few jump rings to the corner.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Tyra, she's just 6 weeks old

I could just eat her up! she is the most precious thing in the world to me. Grandpa is rather proud of her too!

Myce just wanted to say Hello

He's such a darling (most of the time) but he just does not like being left out!

This is BLUE, my first Buddy

Well, I have made my first Buddy! and a bit chuffed I am with him too!