Friday 30 March 2012

Scrappin' Steampunk Style

This is one of the ready set up layouts on Craft Artist, I just added the photo and tweaked one or two embellishments, when I first heard of steampunk I wasn't impressed but I'm quite fond of it now, I love this layout and there's even a 'steampunk bunny'!!

Wednesday 28 March 2012

A BIG birthday

My OH had a big birthday on monday and he prepared for it by completely forgetting to put the clocks forward, the first time in 41 years - should I be worrying?? anyway this is his birthday card, I was kind to him and didn't put the big 70 on it at all.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Vintage style bunting

Well bunting is certainly the in thing this year and I made these pieces after seeing some in the last Craft Stamper, I enjoyed making them and used my cricut machine to cut out the words and then realised I could cut out a lock and key, I used Tim Holtz distress embossing powder on them and they really do look and feel like rusty old metal, I didn't think I'd be using hooks and eyes and press studs anytime soon so they were added to the embelishments. I'm sorry the pictures aren't to brilliant but you get the idea.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

A try at Digital Scrapping......

Although I go to a scrapbooking crop regularly, some time ago I treated myself to the Serif Craft Artist programme to try some digi work, It really is a brilliant system, so easy to work with but.... I haven't used it that much - well only once really, and that was to make a mini book for Viv. This morning while waiting for OH to return from his 'Cardio Health Check' I decided to play,I've always thought this picture of my Mum in Law was a lovely one, she was about 18 at the time, and after using it last month at the crop I had a go as a digi page and this is the result - not bad for a beginner hopefully.

Monday 19 March 2012

Warren Rabbit....

Saturdays workshop was a fun one with pretty things for Easter, my half of it was using 'Warren rabbit' toppers, which they had to colour,( he is so cute!!!) to make a little easel card and a Easter 'lollipop'.The pictures aren't too good as I forgot to take them at home and then rushed them at the shop, the 'lollipop' one has a little easter egg on the top but I cut it off in the photo i'm afraid!!

Friday 16 March 2012


Apparently 'upcycling' is making something nice out of the not so nice so I think I've done it by making a nice gift bag out of a plain lunch bag, I've used the Tim Holtz 'Tattered Flower Garland' die again, I really like the flowers it cuts out, and i've used distress inks on the petals to give them shading. Tomorrow brings another workshop, one I'm sharing with Barry, we're doing Easter cards etc so something to look forward to.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Glimmer misted cage!

A shabby chic tag this time using a Tando chipboard bird cage (and bird) and Tim Holtz mini tatered garland die cut flowers - these tags do look good on show on mini easles!

Sunday 11 March 2012

Flowers in distress??

Yesterday I taught two work shops, a small one , the repeat of basic stamping then in the afternoon 12 ladies colouring and using distress inks with their stamped images,they each made two cards and a book mark, i think a good time was had by all. These pics are the cards i used as a guide for them - the stamps are by PSX a company that no longer exists, I have seen these stamps on e bay at ridiculous prices.

Friday 9 March 2012

Another year another page!

I think I started this book, in the style of KC Willis, about two or even three years ago and I really want to finish it so I stole an afternoon at my sewing machine today and managed to finish these two pages, I just looked at the pictures and at the moment it really looks like a rag book. I think I inherited the love of 'things western' from my yorkshire Grandad who was addicted to western novels, I remember when I was a kid the local library in his village closed down and he bought all the cowboy books for 6d each and he even let me read them so you could say I was brought up on Zane Grey rather than Winnie the Pooh. ( no rude comments please Viv!!)

Wednesday 7 March 2012

More mellow yellow....

I decided to get some use out of my spellbinders and made this card using the yellow and grey colour scheme, (mainly because I have a yellow and grey paper pad) over the top, probably, but certainly different.Apologies for the slight blur on the picture.

Sunday 4 March 2012

A little bit of stitching

I managed to make this little needle case in between the paper crafting, it's quite plain for me but I hope the person who it's going to, as a birthday gift, is happy with it.

Friday 2 March 2012

Man Tag

I had to have another play with the alcohol inks and I used a swirly stamp and a lovely little brick effect stamp on these browny orange colours then backed it with cream card and it worked, I think the stamped lines show more on this than the first - well pleased! then I gently steampunked it into a tag.