Thursday, 30 May 2013

Anyone for Cricket?

Paper Nation Decoupage this time with a cricket player.

Papers from my collection, circular mount cut with a Spellbinder.

Another to add to the Father's Day collection for sale at work.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Super Heroes - Spiderman

Whilst sorting through my decoupage sheets recently, I came across this one which I got ages ago, so decided to make it up.

The background papers are from my Basic Grey Eerie collection and feature lots of interlinked spiders which I felt was very appropriate.

The dimension was fabulous on the finished card.


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Girls wot lunch.....

Back to scrapbooking today!

This is a page I made recently on our Debden weekend.
It's a 12x12 greyboard which I coated with gesso then added sparkle medium using a brick wall mask.
Splats of distress stains followed.

The photographs were matted onto purple bazzill and added the the page.
I borrowed Lynn's Architectural corners and used the same bazzill for these, having inked all around the page edge.

I used a six petal punch and created the roses shown recently by Hels Sheridan on C&C, again the same bazzill, and dipped them into UTEE using a meltpot, this was the result!

The leaves were cut with a Memory box die and also dipped.
I'm loving the way these came out.

This is how they looked on my work mat whilst under construction.

The page was finished with a random scattering of gems and two pins.
I decided against a title but may add some journalling at a later stage.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Peter Rabbit for Evelyn

Back to the decoupage sheets for this one...

I was asked to create the following for a colleague at work. Her niece was 1 this week and she loves Peter Rabbit. Pastel colours in Shabby Chic style were requested.

I used an 8x8" card and some papers from DCWV to cover.

The image was cut with a Marianne die and added to the centre with the decoupaged layers.
I punched a selection of flowers and added them with glittered or button centres.
I then punched a banner, added the letters and bakers twine

The happy birthday is a sizzix die which I won on e-bay recently.
Covered with glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.

Seam binding was crinkled along the bottom corner and a punched scallop and circle (SU) added and embellished with gems. A few were randomly scattered too.

Happy Birthday Evelyn.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

A Proper Job

Another request for Fathers Day was to create a card featuring Proper Job beer and photography.
I found the images of the beer label and bottles on their website and created the following card.

The base is a 6x6" card covered with papers from my collection - think they are BG Marjolaine and another foiled panel which I had stored.
I cut the film strip with a sizzix die and placed the bottle photos behind.

The label pixellated a little unfortunately but I cut it out and added to the front.

The sentiment is on of Lynn's Lili of the Valley ones which I matted then covered with glossy accents.
Photo's are not the best either, sorry :(


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Full steam ahead

A request for cards with steam trains for Fathers Day sent to to my folder of decoupage sheets.
I found one with two images and made the following.
Papers are from my collection.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Isle of Man TT

The lovely Samantha from work requested a card for a friend of hers who runs a B&B on the Isle of Man and is a big fan of the TT.

The card is an 8x8" covered with another set of papers from my vast collection, I think more DCWV but I'm not 100% sure. I printed some photographs from the internet and created a background panel and used a template to cut the 60 out of glittered card stock and edged it with red stickles.

The letters are from the Sizzix Cherish Alphabet which I won recently in an e-bay auction - lucky me - at a very good price.

The T was reversed to fit better onto the panel and all were covered with Glossy Accents.
A ribbon tie was added along with some Candi to finish.
It couldn't be too deep as she has to take it by plane :)

Have a lovely break Samantha and I hope Heather has a fab birthday.


Friday, 17 May 2013

Another shoe

I really enjoyed making the shoe for the Scrapology card challenge - Bling - last month, so made another as follows.
The papers on the shoe are new ones from our March visit to The Glitter Pot but he backgrounds are from my stash - which I am trying to use more and not just flick through and stroke! :)

Cut and layered again, I added a Daisy paperclip I've had forever embellished with some gems.
I added glossy accents to the heel but it's not clear on the photo.
An edge of stickles was run around the the shoe frame and more gems added for bling.

I feel the urge to make more shoes too so watch this space :)

Thanks for taking the time to look.


Thursday, 16 May 2013

It's a Jungle out there! - Scrapology May Card Challenge

Well, more like a Safari but that doesn't have the same ring about it!

Our Scrapology card challenge for May has been set by the lovely Alison from our own DT.
She challenged us to use up our stash, so, that's just what I did!

I found a pad of 12x12 papers from DCWV which has a panel with lovely glittered animals on which inspired the following.

A smiley Crocodile...

A goofy Giraffe...

And a very Cheeky Monkey!

Hop on over to the blog to see the other DT creations and find the details of the challenge and prize.

Bon Chance

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Fathers Day 2013

With Father's Day fast approaching, I've begun to make some cards to sell at work, here are the first ones.

A 6x6" card with papers from my collection, I stamped and coloured the image, a Penny Black stamp, with Copics and cut out.  The banner was made with Clarity Stamps Alphabet collection and "tied" to the back of the plane. The Happy Father's Day message was free with a recent magazine.

Some twine tied around the spine finished the card.
I was really pleased with the way the swirls on the background paper look like the trails from the plane.

The second is again 6x6" but scalloped this time. Papers from my stash as before.
I tied the twine so that it nestles on the scallops creating a crossover with the knot.
The beach hut stamp was also free with the magazine.

The images were coloured with Copics, cut out and layered.

More to follow...........Thanks for looking 


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Beach Buddies

This month we are featuring a lovely layout by Delaina Burns which had hand-stitched frames.

My version is made with October Afternoon, Farm Girl papers.

Gut Rose trellis paper by 1” from outer edge. Cut cream puff bazzill to 11” square, place template onto the centre and prick though holes marked around the edge. Re-position and repeat. (I made my template by drawing a 20cm square onto scrap paper and marking at 1cm intervals. I then cut it just larger than the square for ease of placement). Backstitch with the DMC thread, I used all 6 strands.
Stick onto the Rose Trellis base. Cut Pie Tin to 8x4”,  Mason Jar to 2 x 8 ½“ and Patchwork to 6 x 4”, distress edges and add to centre of stitched area along with photograph – mine is 6x4 which has been trimmed and distressed. I folded back the edges of the thinner strip. 

Punch one edge of the remaining Rose Trellis paper with the Martha Stewart Deco Edge punch, cut into 2 and pleat gently. Add under either side of the photo. Cut a couple of the circles from Patchwork and stamp with the “I think” journaling stamp, add words then add with 3d foam to the left of the photo. I added my pins here too securing with the foam pads. Punch 3 retro daisies from the Rose Trellis, edge with a fine liner, curl the petals and add to the bottom right of the photograph. Add tulip mulberry flowers and more punched flowers and leaves.  

Place the remaining blooms around the journaling area.
I coiled the rose wires but cut the others off. Add a selection of punched leaves here too.

Punch a variety of butterflies. I have used the Martha Stewart Monarch to create a double shadow layer and used the wires from the yellow blooms to create antennae. Stickles were added to the other butterfly bodies.

As usual our sketch and Delaina's original layout...

Check-out the challenge details on the Scrapology Blog - Happy Scrapping!