Friday, 29 August 2014

each and every day

Hello! Today at Crafts 4 Eternity we have a tic tac toe challenge! Just choose any three squares in a row from the grid below. I have used the diagonal from top left to bottom right, being: add something old (flowers, I managed to finish off a packet!), use the colour blue and add something new (mixed media canvas).


 Here is my piece.

For the centre piece, I cut a piece of canvas and just played around on it with distress inks, gesso, stamps and stencils. When complete, I covered the whole piece with mod podge and once dry stamped the image and the sentiment onto it.

Image and sentiment: Tiddly Inks ~ Happily Ever After.

Papers: various bits from my stash.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 1 August 2014

don't forget to be aWEsome

Good evening! I am a bit late sharing my project for the sketch challenge at  Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Sorry!

Here is the sketch:


I have used the sketch to complete a cover on a large Tim Holtz Collection Folio.

Not loving the black elastic wrapping these albums. A bit poor quality I think. They look like they would go baggy quickly. I think I will swap this out with something more pretty before the entire album is finished.

The paper collection I have used is My Mind's Eye ~ Find Your Wings and Fly: Up and Away

I just happened to have received this order and was unpacking it, when I thought those chipboard arrows would work perfect for this sketch. And so it fell into place.

In the spirit of the funfair circus theme that runs through these papers, the image I have added is: Magnolia ~ Little Trumpety Elephant with Bow, coloured with copics and I added some stickles.

I have completed most of the inside of the folio, but not quite all. So you will need to wait for another post to see that, in it's entirety, once I've finished.

Here is a sneak peek. It is getting very chunky.

These albums are my new love. I have completed one large one but not yet blogged. This will be the second one to finish. I've also started a few others! Hopefully I can complete them soon!

I am entering this in at the following challenges:

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 25 July 2014

happy life

Good morning! Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is to include bunting &/or banners in your project.

I have made a layout, all ready for a photo.

Papers: Echo Park ~ This & That: Graceful.

Here is my banner.

The sentiment is from the papers.

It is completed with two little journaling tags, tucked in a pocket.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 11 July 2014

the footbal craze

Good morning! Today we have a sporting themed challenge going on at Crafts 4 Eternity and what could be more fitting at the moment than a football themed card.

I have used gorgeous Graphic 45 ~ Good Ol' Sport papers. At the time I made this, I only had a few of the papers, but have loved them so much that I have invested in a few more of the collection. So watch out for more!

I have decorated the inside of the card.

It includes a pull out photo mat and tag for personalisation.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 4 July 2014

summer lovin'

Good morning! Today at Crafts 4 Eternity we have a sketch challenge.

Papers: SEI Bridgeport.

I've used a Prima tag, covered it with paper and embossed it with frantage. I've decorated it with a ticket and the hearts die cut from the banner and I fussy cut some of the butterflies from the paper.

I paper pieced the Prima Doll Kate and coloured her flesh with copics.

The banner is a La La Land Heart Banner die.

I've added a wooden fence each side, which I've embossed with frantage. Then I cut out a butterfly and die cut some flowers and ferns.

Thank you for looking. 


Saturday, 28 June 2014

lemon cream

Hello! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is to feature some kind of weaving.

Well I promise you that I finished this long before I saw Michele's post, which also features a tutorial (I was just late getting my photos done). However, it looks like we used the same base technique. Go check out Michele's tutorial in the link above to see how to do it.

I initially wasn't going to do anything too fancy. I was just going to do the weaving and leave it at that for a recipe cover. But then I added mod podge to it and then it didn't look right to be left just plain.

Papers: October Afternoon ~ Modern Homemaker

So then I randomly painted on a cake mixer using a Bo Bunny stamp. You might just be able to make it out.

Then I stamped on some mugs and sugar bowls and a bit of texture with some texture paste.

I made the gloves by drawing a template and fiddling with it until I was happy with it and then cutting it out. The same with the heart, as I didn't have a die that would work. The lemon cream recipe bit was left over scraps from the paper I had used for the weaving.

I used Faber-Castell Pitt Pens around the edges of the papers. Then used rub-ons to decorate, apart from the dashed lines around the gloves, which I drew on.

Finally, I added letter stickers for the 'recipes' and mod podged the whole cover again.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 20 June 2014

apples mini album

Hello! Today I have a cute little mini album to show you for our Crafts 4 Eternity challenge, which is to share projects with a food theme or element. My food is apples!

The papers I used for this are ancient, but the cover papers with those little chicks on are so cute, I just couldn't bear to cover them up. So, instead, I added a pocket with a pull out tag and flower charm.

Papers: October Afternoon Cherry Hill.

I've added some pom pom trim to the spine.

A peek into the top.

I have made six pockets, decorated each side with paper and made a pull out photo mat for each pocket, which has also been decorated on each side with the October Afternoon papers.

All the pages are held in place with ribbon which has been threaded through to the front cover.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 23 May 2014

best of British

Good morning! It has been a while since I was here. I have had a friend visit from USA and I have taken her on a whirlwind tour of London, Edinburgh and Paris. Hopefully she will be safely home, by the time this is published. 

This is a welcome card that I made for my friend and it is also my DT entry for the best of British challenge that we have this week at Crafts 4 Eternity.

What could be more British than clouds and rain? I die cut the clouds from a Magnolia Doohickey cloud die and the lamp post a Magnolia Paris Night Doohickey.

Papers: Bo Bunny Anthem.
Images: Magnolia ~ London Tilda, Vintage Phone Booth and Stone Path. All coloured with copics.

The tiny flowers were made with a Martha Stewart punch.

I also decorated the inside. With some cats from the Magnolia Paris Night Doohickey.

And Magnolia Lovely Umbrella Doohickey.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Friday, 25 April 2014

Girls' Night Out

Good morning! Today I am coming at you from Crafts 4 Eternity where we have a use some scraps challenge. I've not only used paper scraps for this, but also scraps of lace and ribbon, which I just can't throw out. Together they are perfect for creating a mixed media project.

So I started with a Windsor & Newton ~ Artists' Canvas Board as my base. I then covered it with scraps of black and white Bo Bunny ~ Enchanted papers. Plenty to choose from, as I have used them on projects many a time.

Then I dribbled some Tim Holtz ~ Distress Paint in mustard seed and broken china. Then I added some scraps of ribbon and lace.

Then I've added tickets, ink stampings, texture paste and painting on stamps to create dimension.

The alphabet texture was created with a Dylusions ~ Letter Jumble stencil.

The girls were created by tracing designs onto scrap papers. I used one of the girls from the Dylusions 9x12 Stencil~ Flossy. First I traced her two times, one way, then reversed her the other way.

The sentiment I printed onto scrap cardstock, coloured it with the distress paint and then highlighted the words with black ink.

The hats! I stamped them from Dylusions ~ Mini Couture stamp set. Just loving the yellow gal.


Thank you for looking.