Sunday, 30 September 2012

First Page of Album Two!

I have completed 12 layouts for the first album & decided to stop at page 12 so that they can be bound suitably.
I plan to add tabs to each page that will will be bound with the BIA.
The fisrt page of album Two, is an old photo which was actually given to me as I fell in love with it. I love the sea, but can't swim!
I had been in a similar place but typically had no camera in hand!
That happened to me in France recently.
I was sat by the frog pond watching patiently for them to come back out into the sun & two gorgeous butterflies came to sun themselves on the bank. I was furious that I had no camera with me because I never saw them again :(
Materials List:
Papers - ColorConspiracy - texturise
Making Memories - Passport (scraps from SC kit)
Journal card, Voyage,Handle with care - ColorConspiracy
Map Flower - Prima
Transport form - SC I think?
Brad - Abbey Road, My Minds Eye
Artisan Tape - Pink Paislee
Stamps - French Co. Aladine

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wedding Card

Claire, one of my train buddies, has yet again commissioned me to create a card for her. This time it was a card to give to her sister when she got married last Saturday 22nd September.
I was quite excited when she gave me the design brief as all the colours were the same as my own sister's wedding back in 2006. I practically had a design in my head before I even got hold of a pencil to sketch an idea!!
I promised myself that I would learn to do something new this year & I decided to have a go at chiffon flowers.They always look classy.
I must admit I tried several techniques before I settled on the one I loved most. I die cut the petals using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die & then gently heated the edges over a tea light to give them the curled look. I was very lucky to find just the right shades of chiffon in our local Poundland too!!!
Other Materials Used;
Papermania Scalloped White Card Blank
Tim Holtz Bird cage Die
Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate Die
Bird - Stamped on paper - Kanban Stamps
Tim Holtz Heart Die
Tim Holtz Stamps - Stuff to Say
Studio G small swirl stamp
Colorbox Chocolate ink
E. Flat back Pearls - Prima
Papers - sarabooks ivory collection - HOTP
The pearls stitched into the flower centre were given to me by Claire.
I also made a keepsake box so her sister has somewhere to put it after her big day using french vanilla bazzill cardstock & filled it with tissue.
Inside the card I place patterened vellum & a paer insert stamped.
I'm quite proud of this one!

Friday, 21 September 2012

A Spooky Little Tag!

I just fancied a little fun the other evening & made this tag.
 I stamped the Tim Holtz words onto a tag shape & then
I coloured the background with Spiced Marmalade & Rusty Hinge distress inks.
Once dry I embossed it with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fade folder.
I over inked the raised edges using Brushed Corduroy & matted the tag onto black.
I drew round my grungeboard skull onto white card & coloured Black Soot.
I stitched a black button with orange thread & glued it onto the skull & added a wobbly eye.
I stamped the Stampotique Kitty on white card & coloured him (I always think of it as a he)
using Barn Door & Rusty Hinge. I glued on orange pompom trim (Fancy Pants)
The two white skulls are stamped (Inkadinkado Rock Star Set) onto white card
& cut very close to make them freaky & ghoulish!!
The spotty ribbon was free with my Ruby Gorjuss mug by Santoro, London.

Monday, 17 September 2012

A Layout & A Card

First up is a layout I completed just before I went to Newcastle. From Newcastle my sister & I flew out to France. It was a fabulous week of very hot sunshine. I spent my days sitting outside until lunch just enjoying the peace & quiet of the French way of life.
We stayed at the same Gite & it was home from home.
Next is a card I made my sister when I posted my cheque up to her for my half of the holiday.
The photo is significant to Tracy as it is the Gite.
Materials list for Layout No.12
Kraft Cardstock - Papermania Kraftstax
Patterned Paper;
Upsy Daisy Designs - Everlasting Beauty - dreamer
K&Co - Brown Wood
My Minds Eye - Hip & Luxurious - Lush Brown Floral
5 journal tags handmade from the above papers.
Clocks stamp - Papermania Urban Stamp(stamped 4 times)
Ticket - Kanban Stamps
"since" - Jenni Bowlin Reverse Black stickers
"this" - Jenni Bowlin Chalkboard Alpha Brown
"day" - Basic Grey - Porcelain Chip Alphas
numbers on tags - BG Procelain
Photo taken of me in February 2008 by Captured by Kirsty
I wanted this layout to document the good things that have happened
in the four years since this photo was taken.
I wanted to get as much hand writen journalling as possible onto the page.
Paper was given to me by my SSG Secret Santa.
The card was made using a Kraft card blank.
Paper BG June Bug - Picket Fence (reverse)
Stamp - Craft Individuals
Photo taken by me last year in France.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Layout No11 - Lets Go FLY

I have made this layout to document my very first flight!
It was my first holiday abroad since the age of 5.
I kept the page simple to show off the pictures & the stamped plane.
Cardstock - Bazzill Seasalt
Paper - Color Conspiracy - Texturise {1} doublesided
which i hand cut to made split chevron pieces.
Boarding Pass Journal Card - Color Conspiracy
Lets Go - Card - Color Conspiracy
this was cut into two to split above & below the photo of Limoges
Travel Stamps - Royal Langnickel
Fly - American Crafts Thickers Nutmeg
Spotty Brackets - Basic Grey June Bug
The paper & journal cards are French which I though fitting for a layout of my trip to France. While you are looking at this layout I will be back in France!! We flew out on 1st September back to Limoges Airport.
We are staying at the Gite in La Marchaderie again :0)

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Layout 10 - The Avenue

This has uploaded the wrong way round!!
Having problems with the blog & it only works in html mode! 
 had forgotten it puts the one you want last at the top!!
This page is a real Autumn number! I have two favourite trees in our local park & this is tree number 2 which I have named The Avenue.
Background Paper - Crate Paper Static Collection - Gravity
Chevron Paper - Studio Calico - Great Scott
Envelope Handmade from Papermania KraftStax.
Other orange paper - My Mind's Eye - Abbey Road Lucky Me "Sisters" Forever rings.
Orange Embroidery Thread to stitch the pennants by hand.
Avenue stickers - Karen Foster Safari
American Crafts Chestnut rub ons
Tree stamp - CI209 Crafty Individuals
Stazon Timber Brown ink
Atmosphere Tag - found item (Primark scarf tag)
Yellow Arrow & Brad - American Crafts
Red Brad Boxer - Basic Grey
I originally made the envelope behind the main photo to house the journalling,
 then remembered I had a photo of the same tree pictured in the snow.