Saturday, 27 October 2012

Funky feet!!

This is my latest layout for my second 8"x8" album.
I bought these funky guys because I spent half of summer soaked. 
 decided Autumn & Winter would be more fun with these on my feet.
I got many admiring comments on their first outing!!
I got this layout completed at the weekend and then forgot to take a photo.
As it is dark by the time I reach home, I had to wait until today.
Materials List;
Pink cardstock - Papermania.
Patterned Papers; 7Gypsies/Basic Grey & Dovecraft
Title- Mixed stickers BG/Doodlebug
Life is - TH Stamp
Papermania Detailed dies
Floral Border stamp - Aladine (bought in France)
Pink Embroidery thrread DMC
silver eyelets & staples from stash
odds & ends of lace
Heart cut from packaging & coloured with alcohol inks
circular heart chipboard sticker - The Range
Pink Doily - Poundland

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Happy Wedding Anniversary!

to my sister Tracy and husband Martin!
6 years ago today in the beautiful Langley Castle, Hexham.
I made this card relatively neutral as neither of them are romantics.
Materials Used;
Kraft Card Blank
Paper DCWV Mariposa
Happy - CI Stamp
Anniversary - TH Alpha Die - Typeset

Saturday, 20 October 2012

St. Etienne Cathedral. Limoges

While in France, Tracy and I went into the nearest city, Limoges.
I had the opportunity to play tourist for the day.
There were many wonderful buildings & gardens.
We said we would not go home until we had been to the Cathedral.
It was a struggle to get the whole building into one photo,
it was so magnificent. We were so close, I had limited
space to step backwards.
The journalling says how we found the cathedral.
Making Memories Great Escape - Map
Manilla tag & ledger page (own)
Handstamped ticket, Kanban
Ruler Washi Tape - free gift
Stickers - SC Extra Flashy
Alphas - AC Thickers Nutmeg
MM Tiny Alphas Brown ledger
Stamp - Voyage - CI

Thursday, 11 October 2012


 This one was for my friend Marion.
Her birthday was the end of Sept.
I blew alcohol inks through a straw on die cut glossy card.
I also added silver mixative.
It looks better IRL.
Images; Papberbag Studio & ISC
This card is for my SSG (Scrap Shoppin' Girls) forum friend, Ang.
 It is her birthday today.
Happy Birthday, girl!!!
I made a scrap layout design & used a photo of the sea.
Ang is happiest when near water.
Materials, scraps of ColorConspiracy & MM Passport paper
Tag de-bossed with birds folder
inked with Salty Ocean DI & coloured over with white paint.
Stamp - free from CI
Photo is one my Dad took in Australia.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Do you ever sketch an idea, select the materials you want to use, then promptly forget all about it?
Well that is what happened to this piece of art!!
As usual, the finished piece has no resemblance to the idea in my head,
but for once, I'm glad because it turned out better.
I made a background first using wrinkle free distress.
I cut tiles from chipboard & glued pieces of b/ground on.
While it was all  drying, I stamped the PB Studio gate stamp onto acetate.
I used this image to line up where I would need to stamp the PA House.
I built up the layers & held them altogether with the staple in the home definition.
I sneaked a bit if glue under there too.
The holes punched at the bottom also help to keep it together.
Materials Used;
Distress inks; Antique Linen/Faded Jeans
Vintage Photo/Aged Mahogany
Stamps: Paperbag Studio & PaperArtsy.
Roof coloured with A Linen & V. Photo.
Home - TH Die Typeset.
Jump Rings
I like the effect of the house behind the gate.
I added a bit of extra colour with cotton buds to the house image.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Quick Minimal Card

I needed to whip up a quick card to send with a CD of French holiday photos, to my sister.
I know she likes minimal and time was short, so I came up with this.
I masked off a central square & stamped my Hero Arts French Writing stamp.
I added a TH Swirl die cut with the Big Shot over the top.
Butterfly is two Memory Box dies.
I used a papermania mini postcard stamp.
Inks, Timber Brown & Teal Blue Staz On.
She loved it!!