Thursday, 30 June 2011

Just For Fun - Anything goes

This is my entry for this weeks
which was 'Anything goes'

I made this for my friend who had a photograph
of herself with her sisters with these fabulous masks on them,
and she was stuck for an idea to show the photograph.

The design came together brilliantly and I titled it
'Girls Just Wanna have Fun'
which is exactly what they were doing .
I added some rubber stamped masks which I got from Scrapz and a stamped chandelier on a tag to help add a little glitz i dotted some stickles on the masks.
 I used Bazzill Random Striped Glaze - Pomegranate  which was an excellent base
for the gold and glitz of the layout.
The large mask was from a scrapbooking magazine featuring a range of masks and backing papers all in that theme.

Thank you for stopping by my blog as always its much appriciated.

Friday, 24 June 2011

JFF - Steampunk

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun
which is Steampunk.
How on earth it turned out as light as this I really dont know ...............
I inked my atc with distress Inks then added the cogs using a Tim Holtz mask,
stamped on my Victorian Gentleman, added this lovely key which was from Scrapz
(Karen has a fantastic range of charms , just perfect for every occassion) and some grungeboard wings inked down with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, and finally my quote.

Like I said it was my intention that it would look alot darker than this.......but it wasnt meant to be .
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a lovely weekend.....think of me im working

The Scrapbook Garden - Birthday Book

This is my 8th design from the Scrapbook Garden
kit 3
Ive tried to make this birthday book completely
from papers form the Basic Grey Sweet Threads pack.
With the exception of the actual book which was made
with my Bind-it-all , some Prima flowers
in vintage green some liquid pearls of which you can find a fab selection here
and some rubber stamped quotes from my collection
all of the pages have included die cut shapes using the
Ive often been asked to make a mini book that is ready
 to just accept some photographs by people
who are not crafters, but then thought this was
actually a good idea to make to give someone as a gift
enabling them to choose their favourite pictures to be included in it themselves.
The pages dont need alot of decoration like a Scrapbook
just something to enhance the photos , whatever the size.
I used a bind-it-all perspex cover so that the design
on the front page could be seen.
I thought a birthday book would be a good idea
as I for one am always forgetting birthdays .
I started by punching the holes in my pages , I chose black pages
so that the colourful papers from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads
stood out well.
I cut out some months of the year to put onto the alternative pages
to record the birthdays .
I decided to make these pages all very similar and added
the flowers and some punched butterflies to each
of them. I added the liquid pearls to the centre of the
flowers and left them to set overnight.
I also cut a selection of long tags to have between the pages.
I decided to put my quotes on these just in case
when the photos were added the quotes didnt quite match up.
I fastened them into the bind-it-all wire and placed them at
various heights in various pages. I also added some ribbon to them to finish them off.
I then went on decorating the pages with various die cuts using the
colourful papers.
I tried to keep the die cuts to a minimum
leaving plenty of room to add photos if needed
I finshed by adding a handmade label to the back cover.
Im pleased with my little birthday book Im sure it will come in very handy.
I imagine I will make more of these for little gifts

Thanks for stopping by my blog as always its
much appriciated.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Music Icon Card

This is my 7th project for this months
design kit for the Scrapbook Garden
Here Ive been working with one of the fab Tando Creative Masks
I used the Musical Mask  which was just perfect
for a special someones birthday.
I started with some Dovecraft cardstock in Whipped Cream
and placed my mask over the card.
My initial idea was to use one colour of Distress Ink
to colour over the mask, but then i added a 2nd , and a 3rd
and 4th .......until I go totally carried away and lost count with
how many colours Id used as the colours just all blended together
creating a very rich colour in itself.
I was very pleased when i lifted the mask from the card.
The deep tones were perfect for what i needed.
I used some Blue Dotted Swiss 12 x 12 and some Gold card
from my stash and matted the Music Panel.
I added one of the dominoes I altered earlier using the
Mountain Rose Alcohol Ink you can find a range
of inks here , added the name David and that was
it all done.
The card has been sent to the David Eseex Fan Club
and along with others and will be put into a leather wallet and
sent off to him from his fans for his birthday.
Im sure you have all seen him lately in Eastenders
and anyone who knows me well will know
ive been a fan since I was 14 years old.

I hope he likes his card, and if he messages me and asks
about it I will be sending him to the Scrapbook Garden
for the Tando Mask and Inks so he can make one just like it lol.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment its much appriciated .

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Fridge Magnet Card

This is my 6th project for this months design kit
One of the little gems in this months kit was a bottle of
I started by inking some dominoes and embossing them with images .
Taking the one that I had used the Mountain Rose Ink on
I then stamped it using the centre of the rubber stamp
from last months kit which was
I used stazon Ink as it needs to be permanent ink to dry correctly

I added 3 adhesive magnets to the back of it.
Next I used some Bazzill Dotted Swiss paper
you can find a range of colours here
Added some magenta coloured card from my stash
The some paper from the
and some beautiful
On the same paper I stamped my 'Happy Birthday'
and mounted it on the navy dotted swiss cardstock.

I attached the fridge magnet with adhesive pads
Lastly I used some die cut corners to finish the whole thing off
The tulle ribbon is gorgeous
Ive added some from each colour to my stash as I was so pleased
with it when it was in the last kit.
It ties beautifully first time around so theres no
worry about having to get it tied right.

These papers are so lovely and work equally as well when matched with dark cardstock as they do with delicate cardstock, for male or female projects .

Why not pop over to The Scrapbook Garden and have a look at the range you wont be dissapointed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog , its much appriciated , Happy Crafting.......

Saturday, 18 June 2011

JFF - Getting Tangled up , Doodles

This is my entry for this weeks Just for Fun
which is Getting Tangled up - Doodling

I used a die cut from my stash with a jigsaw theme
and a large jigsaw piece from a punch that I have.
Completed my doodling on both pieces and the larger of the
 two had a circle cut from the centre
so I placed the smaller piece on adhesive pads to raise it
above the other. (Hope thats clear)
On this 2nd picture I noticed the bit where I had
added my initials which put me in mind of a
doodle my daughter did a few weeks ago.
My Son was so over the moon with her design
he had it tattooed onto his leg

As you can see its the full size of the top of his leg
two of the tiny turtles in the design
have my daughters initials in them.
It took 5 hours to tattoo onto his leg but it looks very good.
Mind you I bet he doesnt get my doodle tattooed
its not anywhere near as good as hers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog its always appriciated .

The Scrapbook Garden - Summer Birthdays

This is my 5th project from this months
design kit for the Scrapbook Garden
They are all made from papers from the
These ones all have a lovely delicate summery feel to them
and i thought they were perfect for summer birthdays
Thanks for stopping by my blog its much appriciated.

This is brilliant , i love it !