Sunday, 28 February 2010

SBK Club DT Sneaks

Just some sneak peeks at what is coming up over on SBK Club I had great fun with this kit.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Card for Chris, Tag for Joanne

Over on the Chrysalis forum, we had another birthday to celebrate. This time the birthday girl was Chris and she got some beautiful cards. I used my spin 'n' splash for this background along with one of my favourtie stamps. I so wish this little girl was available as a stamp as she is just adorable.
This is the next tag that I have made for the tag book swap that I am hosting on Chrysalis. I used an image I have waited an age to be able to buy (thanks go to my Dad for the money he gave me for Christmas). Joanne's theme is Children/Childhood so I used a very old page from a childrens book for my background & Joanne loves purples & blues.

This is the underneath of the main image. I stamped her again on vellum & tore her out before attaching with brads. The top image slides sideways. The lace was inked with distress inks to match the background colour.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

My First DT Pieces

When I received my SBK Club DT box, it contained the most recent kit that went on sale last week. I decided to get busy & make some samples. I have managed to create 3 pieces from this one kit & hardly added anything to the kit to make them.

Here are the 3 pieces.
I made this card using some off cuts once my two main projects were finished.
This is my main project, A Little Book of Spring.

Inside the little book.

A layout of Spring.

Additional materials; cardboard box (I used the box the DT stuff came in)
White Lace, Staples,Lined paper, stamps.
Border punch & photographs.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A Page to Share from the Weekend

Well as you can imagine I am still very excited about my DT position especially as I received my first pizza box yesterday with goodies to work with :0) :0)
I had planned to share this page at the weekend, but on Sunday I spent most of the day in bed with a mother of all migraines, which has been in the background for most of this week as well. I always get my migraine attacks in clusters so hoepfully by the end of this week I should feel my old self again. I certainly hope so I am almost out of medication & it costs a small fortune!!
As my February Studio Calico kit arrived last week, I was very eager to open it & play. The papers had me dreaming up a page long before the package arrived from the US. I adore cupcakes, they just look so pretty all iced & gorgeous. So naturally, they went well with February & Valentines' & that kind of thing.

Materials List;
February kit Bakers Dozen.
Cardstock; Adobe - Bazzill & Vanilla- American Crafts.
Patterned Paper; Reverse side of Simplicity Patterns - Fancy Pants
Section cut & label punched from Life Stories Recipe, My Mind's Eye.
Doily border stamp; Studio Calico
Stitches rub ons- Antique White; Hambly
Delicious Felties; Sassafras
Pearls & Crystals Baby Blanket; Prima
"i love" -Quickutz Moxie, (cut from the fancy pants paper)
"Cupcakes" font Market, Microsoft. (inked in Pixie Dust chalk ink.)
I mixed up my own mist spray using watercolour paint & used a paper doily as a mask. I blotted some of the spray with kitchen roll so a bit of the original colour showed through around the edges in a cloud pattern. I used my McGill 3in file tab punch to add detail to my photo. I matted the photo to a piece of plain white printing paper just to lift it from all the background shaeds of pink.

Monday, 15 February 2010

My Scrappy News Revealed

I have been very lucky to have applied and been accepted to do a 6 month term on the Design Team for Scrapbook Kit Club
Check out what I, along with my fellow DT members will be creating over the next 6 months.
I am very excited about this venture!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Happy Birthday, Hayley

It is my beautician, Hayley's birthday this weekend. I was meant to go for my monthly massage but she is busy celebrating her day with hubby & daughter. She owns the salon & it is a vision of pink prettiness. Hayley's Spa. Naturally I wanted to make her a card as a thank you for all the times I have left her feeling fabulous and as everything is shades of pink, white and cream (the pictures do not do the place justice)I decided a mainly pink colour scheme would be just right. I have used the free Art Journey cover stamp from the latest issue of Craft Stamper (March 2010)to represent girliness. The swirl stamp is also a free cover issue design (Jan 2010) The squares are scraps of inked paper left over from other projects, the dark pink torn vellum gives a strong enough back drop to make each piece stand out.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Exciting Scrappy News & A Tag Challenge

Today I got news of a "Scrappage" nature. It involves me & some pretties to play with. I will tell you really soon what this news is ;0) But, I am really excited & hope it isn't too long before I can spill, the news is bursting out of me :0)

Meanwhile I am busy crafting away with my Minibook of Books and I am also hosting a Tag Book swap over on Chrysalis. It is kind of like a circle journal but the books are tags & we only post out the tags to each other to prevent full books going missing in the post. This is my tag for Penny, her theme "The sea". I built up the foam of the waves using gesso. I am fortunate to be able to see the sea every day on my travels from the train station to the office & despite being afraid of water I am a Piscean & have to be near it, smell it & see it. Bizzare, yeah!!!