Thursday, 30 October 2014

Christmas Tags

Hi there everyone, just made a couple of Christmas Tags because I have quite a lot of offcuts of Christmas paper, and thought this might be the thing to do with it.   The first one is a green paper with pink dots, and I used the Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and a "Happy Christmas" cut from the free die that came with issue 73 of Australian Simply Cards using the gold foil that comes on the butter container, I never throw anything out if it can be used for card making!!!   and I used some green lace across the bottom that I had bought at a local Op Shop.   The second tag has two pieces of Christmas Paper that I pulled out of my Christmas Drawer, and a Christmas Tree cut with a free die also from Australian Simply cards, I can't remember which issue it was, but I think it came before last Christmas, and the pine is also cut with a Marianne's creatable die that I have had for ages, these were both cut from Glitter Card.   the ribbons have been dyed with Dyan Revealey sprays.

Tim Holtz cover

Hi there, here is the cover of Tim Holtz folder - I painted it inside out with white Gesso and when it was try I used the tim Holtz stencil "Doily" and Dyan Revealey's  stencil "Luscious Leaves" and white texture paste.   When this was dry I fitted the folder piece with black ribbon and made a bow with several pieces of ribbon, and attached a large Steampunk Owl that I bought from China.   I am very happy at how this turned out and will not add any more to it.   Just have to decide what I will put in it!!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mini Album and Journal Cover

 Hi everyone, Hope everyone is well. I have two projects here to show you.   The top photo is a Mini Album 5" x 7" with a 1-1/4 spine.   It started out as an Uncle Toby's Oats Cereal Box and I used plain copy paper to make the cover which I used texture paste with a Tiddly Winks stencil "Brick Works" and various Tim Holtz and Hampton Arts stamps to stamp all the bits and pieces, I also used a Memory Box Stencil  "Diamond" with Vintage photo ink pad to stencil the other parts of the cover, I used some variaged fibers from Kaiser Craft that we a gift from a friend to wind around the spine and I found some brass pieces that I bought rom China, a castle, a teapot, an umbrella an alladins lamp, a key and a small steampunk style clock to hang  on them.   This will make a nice present for someone.  The Journal is a piece of corrugated cardboard that was
packaging and I used a home made blue spray, food colouring to use after I put down gesso, and various pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz movers and shapers gears, a brass butterfly, a pretty little angel, a round clock, which is a Kaisercraft wood piece, buttons, bead and a round brass flower piece.
I gesso'd it again and then painted some of the pieces with Jo Sonja's acrylic paint "Gold" and I used a writing stamp from Hampton Arts and put some dark blue beads in the middle of the clock, and then spattered some of the gold paint with a paint brush diagonally from top left to right bottom of the piece. I think I will leave this now as I am not sure what else I want to put on it.   With the yellow mini album, I learned how do do this, the hidden hinges and how to make the flip over pages, inserts etc from My Sisters Scrapper,

Thursday, 23 October 2014

altered Box


Hi there everyone, We had some fabulous news that number three grandson, aged 10 years, has been selected to be School Captain for 2015!!  so I made this congrat's card for him, there is a mistake on this photo where on the bottom tag I spelt SOAR as SOUR, this tag has been replaced with the correct spelling, but it went into the envelope and was posted before I took another photo of it!!!  slack Nana!!!   any way this card was made with Graphic 45 papers and a tag die, the smallest and a Cheery Lynn corner die, I just love this die, steampunk style just right for a boy, and the spellbinders banner die, and the star is am mpress die, the largest star, and shaded with scattered straw Tim Holtz mini ink pad, and an old letter die for the letters.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Layer It

Hi Everyone, Here is a card I made today to enter into Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 18 "Layer It", I had fun making this card using a plain white card stock for the background, and I dry embossed it with a Darice Embossing Folder "Sheet Music", and shaded around the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Lady Bug", I used a paper Doily from the Grocery Store and also shaded it with "Lady Bug", I cut out a white clock with Tim Holtz "Weathered Clock", which I have had for a very long time, I shaded it with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy", and I found some Christmas Tickets in my stash, they were the last and had been there for ages, I used some red & white Christmas Paper and made a flag and some green ribbon which I tied in a bow, three little diamonte gems to the top right hand corner and some silver stars set in threes on the card, which I think finished it off.   I am entering this into the Challenge No 18,