Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Crafty Individuals challenge.......

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Individuals and the theme this month is .......anything goes, I have made another mini shabby chic album featuring photos of my Mum and her family as well as my Dad, I thought I would do one for my sister this time, so this is version two. For the  cover I have used the stamp C1-320 which I stamped using memento inks in Angel Pink, London Fog, Pistachio and Lulu Lavender, the background of the heart has been frantaged with Vintage pink, ice shavings and vintage glitter, the background paper has been stamped using the new doily stamp which has been embossed in white with stamp CI-441. Flower heads C1-206 are coloured with prisma pencils and the centres have clear plastic beads in the centre for a lovely frosty look.

the rose and the heart I made using Martha Stewart air drying paper clay, I've never used this before but the detail from the moulds is really good and the embellishment is really light and is suitable for painting, I painted mine with gesso and then brushed some treasure gold onto the rose. I also spritzed the paper with g;immer mist in Vintage pink.

Page 2

The pansies are from the same flower head stamp as above also coloured with Prismas and the splodged with gesso, and on the background paper I used C1-439 stamped with London Fog, the stencil  which is also from Crafty Individuals is done with Prima modelling paste and then spritzed with glimmer mist.

Page 3

I have used the same doily stamp again but stamped with London Fog, and the the image stamp is C1-139,  the die cut of the chandelier  has been frantaged , I have used cheese cloth behind all of the photos for a soft look.
I will be posting the next couple of pages next week, so don't forget when entering the challenge you need to use a product from Crafty Individuals and each entry will receive a discount code for a whopping 25% off your next order.

Thanks for taking a peek
Hugs n smiles

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Shabby Chic mini album......A Trip down memory lane

Morning peeps hope all is well and that the sun is finally shining after all the rain that some parts of the country got last week, hopefully we will get a few days of sun now as it hasn't been the best of summers so far. Last Sunday I went to a workshop with the the talented Tracy Payne, I have admired her shabby chic work for ages and finally got to go to her home and make this lovely mdf mini album, well I started it and finished it off last week. there is so much hidden detail in it and lots of Gesso that it took a lot longer than I thought it would.......I wanted to do an album featuring the life of my Mum so the front starts off with a photo of when she was a little girl.

Front cover includes stencilling and colour sprays

Heart is stamped onto acetate and stuck over stencilling with paste, which was then spritzed with a pink glimmer mist. The photo corners are frantage with a pale pink and white.

The frame is made from a mould

My Mum and Dad were professional Ballroom dancers,
unfortunately I never learnt to dance, much to my regret.

Frantage and metal embellishments on this page
as well as frantage photo corners again which are Doobadoo laser cut embellishments. 

The photos on this page show my Mum as little girls with her Mum and Dad and Brother and Sister but the photo on the right show us all as children, I'm the tallest standing and my baby twin Brother and Sister are in the pram.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Friday, 7 August 2015

Patchwork or quilt.

Morning peeps hope you are all well and enjoying any sun that happens to be out, not the best of summers this year is it, oh well there is always September to go.......we sometimes get a good week then.
Today sees the start of the new monthly challenge at Kraftyhands, this one is quite sad as it's my last one for the guys, there have been a few changes and I have decided to step down so that I can concentrate on other things. The theme this month is quilts and patchwork and for my card I used the image and papers from the new Romantique Cd that you can pre order here, it will be available later on this month. The image I double embossed in clear to make it look even older.

 That's Crafty.....purple passion
Sister Act....anything goes
Simply Create too.......anything goes
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
Brown Sugar......anything goes
Papertake.....anything goes

thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Mini Album......

Don't know where the time is going to and its seems ages since I last blogged, I'm in the process of making another album at the moment.........getting addicted to making these in fact I don't know what I'm going to do with them all, I might have to have a craft stall sometime in the future to sell some of them. However I thought I would share with you an album I made using Kaisercaft papers called Telegraph Road .This is an album in a box, with lots of bling and vivid colours which is well out of my comfort zone.

Front of album in a box

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Friday, 17 July 2015

Variation on a theme......

Morning fellow bloggers another post from me today using one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, the new large stamp designed by Linda Edwards, CI 443 Floral Festival on offer at the moment Here.
I have used the stamp in 3 different ways to create the following cards.

Stamped with memento black and coloured in with Polychromos and Prisma pencils, added star dust stickles to parts of the flowers.

Embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder onto a page from the Seville background book which is also from Crafty Individuals

Using a variety of Memento ink pads

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Vintage Teddies......

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, Crafty Individuals have launched some new stamps, so I just had to have a play with this vintage Teddy stamp CI 440. I have used distress inks to colour the image which I stamped with Archival Potting Shed, sealed it and then over stamped with a background stamp. The papers are Maya Autumn Basics collection from Live and Love Crafts.

The flowers are CI, 206 Butterfly stamped and embossed in gold CI 437
Background stamp CI 436 and sentiment is CI 438 and they can all be found here

Crafting Musketeers......anything goes
Craft your Passion.......anything goes
613 Avenue Create....anything goes
Dream Valley......distressing
Sketchy Challenge.....sketch
Crafts Galore.....use a stamp or digi
Creative Fingers....anything goes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards......1 button and 1 bow
Brown Sugar.....baby

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Face Value.......

Afternoon fellow crafty bloggers, I,m enjoying a bit of sun catching up with the weeding after the holls, why do you get more than if you had stayed at home cos I've come back to loads and I want to be playing with some of my new stash that I brought in Florida. Talking of new have you checked out the new stamps from Crafty Individuals the sentiment one CI 438 is a must have because it covers every occasion and some. Check out the new products here.

Todays card is for the challenge at Crafty Individuals the theme is                    
                                                    ......Face Value. 

 I have used an image from The people and Places book 2 on offer at just £1.45, which I mounted in a paper frame covered with one of the pages from the new Seville book, I then added gold and white Frantage to edges of the frame and backed it with a narrow lace.

The background stamp is CI 435 and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder, gorgeous shimmery effect and picks out the detail on the stamp a treat, I also used the same gold for the flowers, stamp CI 206 which I stamped onto another page from The Seville background book and the butterflies CI 437 were embossed onto a shimmer gold paper.

Don't forget that you need to use a product by Crafty Individuals to enter the challenge, then you can claim the 25% discount code to go shopping......yay!!

Hugs n smiles