Monday, 30 January 2012

she mailed a lettter the other day

It's Monday, which means a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges. The challenge is to use something recycled.

I have recycled a hessian sack, which previously contained bird nuts and an art canvas. 

I saw this idea somewhere on the internet. The idea is to decorate the back of the canvas. I have gone for a Valentine's theme with the idea that little love letters can be tucked inside.

I decorated the sides and the top of the frame with papers from the 7gypsies ~ Avignon and Barcelona lines. Strips of ribbon line the aperture.

The inside is covered with more of the 7gypsies papers. Then I've layered it with lace doilies and a brad.

I made three little tags to go inside and decorated them.

Here are the fronts ...

... and here are the backs.

I decorated a Kaisercraft wooden padlock with words stamped from a PaperArtsy stamp and hung it from a 7gypsies ~ loop & hook display trim.

I stapled the hessian sack to the frame.

I decorated the sack with ribbons and buttons. I made the postcard using a Papermania stamp, added a red vintage postage stamp and tied a Tim Holtz ~ corked vial and pen nib to the postcard with some baker's twine.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
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Monday, 23 January 2012

all the ways I love you

It's Monday and a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week the theme is all you need is love. Just perfect to get cracking on those Valentine gifts.

I have made a mini album.

Papers: Webster's pages.

I've done lots of gold embossing around the edges and also gilded the edges of the pages with gold to give it a vintage look.

Decorated simply with a bouquet of six red roses ...

...and a single red rose on the binding.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Photo-a-day Challenge Jan 12 Day 1, 2 & 3

I came across this 'Photo a Day Challenge' on fatmumslim blog and it kind of appealed to my imagination. I don't know if this will interest you or not, but I thought it would be a fun reminder for myself, of my life.

I am way behind on the January challenge already, so I am going to catch up by posting in batches.

Day 1 - You

That's me :)

Before I went on a fitness kick last year and got honed and toned

Day 2 - Breakfast

Always starts with a black coffee, made in my new Nespresso machine, which I love! Most days I also have a yoghurt, always Muller Light.

When I have more time to spare, I treat myself to a Cappucino, Caffe Latte, Iced Cappuccino or a Latte Macchiato ... mmmm!

Day 3 - Something you adore

A pair of Mallard ducks always come to our pond each year and have their chicks and Mother Mallard usually brings them on shore to visit. This usually happens around 1st May each year.

Aren't they adorable?
Thank you for looking.


Monday, 16 January 2012

loving wishes

Well here I am, back again already. Today at Cupcake Craft Challenges the challenge is Born on a Winter's Day, so we want to see a winter themed birthday card, which must be wintery looking and with a wintery image.

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Picadilly. These are mainly gorgeous summery papers, but I picked out the more frosty looking ones from there and warmed it up with a bit of red.

Used my Magnolia ~ Doo Hickey die to create lots of heart borders.

Used up some buttons as this is my year of using up my stash.

Image: Magnolia ~ Tilda with Snowheart coloured with copics and added some stickles.

Tilda is standing on a Whiff of Joy tag.

The sentiment is also Magnolia.

I am popping this in at the following challenges:
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Saturday, 14 January 2012

love ticket

I'm a little late with my posting for this week at Crafts 4 Eternity where we have a colour recipe challenge and we want to see projects featuring these colours:

Although these are pretty wintery colours, I wanted to make it into more of a Valentine theme.

All papers are Basic Grey from various collections.

Image: La Blanche ~ Kissing Lovers.

Using up a Pink Paislee ticket. I have a whole roll of these which will last me forever!

Finally, another view.

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