Monday 28 April 2014

Masterboard Mayhem - Inspired by Jo Firth Young

A few weeks ago Jo Firth Young showed us how to create a master board over at the Paper Artsy blog.

As soon as I saw this I couldn't wait to have a go at creating one of my own. The only problem was that once I started I couldn't stop.... and I ended up creating 3!  Here are my creations:

For each of the master boards I tried slightly different stamps.

All of the master boards were coloured using water colour pencils.

Once created I couldn't bear to cut them up - once I had overcome this I used a section to create a matchbox to send a small gift in. 

I thought the master board looked really nice when used - and I still have some left!

Hope you like my creations - and a massive thanks to Jo Firth Young for creating this new addiction for me! 

Sunday 27 April 2014

Happy Birthday To A Dear Friend

Today is my dear friend, Caz' birthday.

I thought I would share the card that I made for her

Here, I used the gorgeous Santoro papers and stamps.

I covered a card blank with one of the papers.

Next, I cut a mat and used a distress tool around the edges.  I then inked around the edges with walnut stain ink.

I added a paper doily.

I die cut a deco label and stamped the gorgeous 'Pursuit of Happiness' stamp.  I coloured it using water colour pencils.

I added this to the centre of the card.

Next, I embellished using Prima crystal swirls, resin flowers, pearls, pins and a chipboard key (which I coloured using distress ink).

I hope that Caz has a fabulous birthday and is spoilt all day.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Graphic 45 Fun at The Stamp Attic

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to a Graphic 45 workshop at the Stamp Attic.  We had a fabulous day.

You can see details from the workshop here.

I won't show the whole of my project but here are a couple of pages from it

I really had great fun creating this journal - and the papers were just gorgeous..... I'm certainly looking forward to the next workshop!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

I would like to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Easter.

I thought I would share the cards that I made for my loved ones.

I embossed chocolate card using a Stampin' Up lattice folder. 

I die cut a border, swirl and 2 labels in pink card and edged them using walnut stain distress ink

The Bunny was die cut in chocolate

The greeting was stamped in Coffee Archival

This is the card that I made for Dan

I covered a card blank using Tim Holtz seasonal papers.

I embossed then cut green paper (this was the other side of one of the seasonal papers)

I die cut a deco frame onto water colour paper.  Here, I stamped the Tom Holtz rabbit and coloured him with distress markers.

The label was die cut and greeting stamped.

Everything was edged in walnut stain (as usual!).

I added green seam binding to finish.

I was really pleased with the finished results here.  I'm sure Dan will love it!

Thanks for looking.....

Friday 18 April 2014

Rebel Stampers Tag Swap

The theme for the swap was 'C'.

Here is my tag

I coloured the blank tag using various colours of distress ink. 

Next, I stamped a Creative Expressions clocks stamp in Archival ink.

I stamped various clocks and watch images (Artifacts) onto card and cut them out - some were coloured.  These were then layered onto to tag.

I added some film strip ribbon, the letter C and some gear mechanicals from Prima.

Hope you like my tag.... Thanks for looking.

Thursday 3 April 2014

Rebel Stampers ATC Swap

Where did March go???

It's that time of month again - time to show the atcs that I made for the swap over at the Rebel Stampers.

The first ATC is based on the free stamp that came with the March edition of Craft Stamper

For this atc I covered an atc with background papers.  I then created some hills by ripping layers onto the atc.  I edged this with walnut stain distress ink.

The free images were stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils before being cut out and added to the atc.

I finished the atc by stamping a sentiment.

The second atc was based on the theme of  a 'Spring or Easter card'

I created an atc sized card and coloured it with distress inks.  I stamped the image (a Craft Stamper freebie from a couple of years ago).

The quote is a Donna Downey quote.

I finished the card with pink ribbon.

I hope you like my swaps.

Thanks for looking.....