Monday 28 May 2012

A Royal Proclamation

Well here I am again, running late but hey! I made the right day at least!

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges we have a theme of royalty. Very fitting with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee coming up this weekend.

Papers ~  My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found: Market Street. I'm having a bit of a thing using up my MME papers at the moment, but I have so many and they are so lovely!!

I've also got the colouring bug back. Can't believe I've been away from it for so long! This time I'm back to my trusty old copics for this Magnolia ~ Princess Welcome Tilda.

I also made a little tag to tuck behind.

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Saturday 26 May 2012


What a beautiful, gorgeously sunny day we've had here today. Always makes me feel good! I am a bit late with our challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity where we have a HEXAGON challenge.

Also, don't hold your breath, but this is the first time I've coloured up an image in forever!! I had to check back and the last time I posted with a coloured image was 20 Feb, that's over three months ago!! I think I got out of the habit and then got too scared to do it!!

Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ Love Me

Image: I masked the Magnolia ~ Tilda in Havanna with the Cafe Chair and coloured her with my Distress Markers and added some stickles.

The jury is still out for me with the distress markers. I bought the whole set and now I wonder if I should have done. They were easy enough to colour with, but I didn't like the way the colours kept drifting where I didn't want them to go. Also I don't like the tube they come in. Means I have to keep sorting out the colours everytime I want to use them. They are not refillable either, another negative in my book. You are wondering why I bought them? LOL! So am I! I'll let you know if I learn to love them, but right now I prefer my copics.

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Friday 18 May 2012

regal bird

Hello! I have another project to share today, for this week's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is things with wings. I have birds!

I've used the My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found: Union Square papers. Gorgeous and glittery!

I made some tags to put in the pockets for a message to be written on.

Here are the front & back of the tags.

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Friday 11 May 2012

purple & green box

Woah! What a week this has been! Am crawling on my hands and knees to Friday and looking forward to the weekend. It has been so hectic and only four days long!

At least I managed to get my entry made for this week's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity although it has taken me all week to make it! The challenge this week is a purple and green colour challenge.

For this I made a box, but because my crafting time has been so sporadic, I kind of lost my mojo midway and couldn't work out how to decorate it. Also I don't think purple and green are my colours, so this certainly was a challenge for me.

Apologies for the awful photos. What can I say, when it rains it pours and it does so every day at the moment.

Here is the top, sorry for the reflection below, but it shows the depth, although this kind of photo would cause me a migraine, so I hope to change it come the weekend! 

I made a water distressed tag and then added La Blanche ~ Clock Collage stamp. I then diecut some borders and applied a couple of layers of UTEE.

For the top, I added some paper flowers, a Tim Holtz keyhole and a Prima dangly trinket. Just needs a photo added under the dome.

Left hand side.

All papers and brads used are Basic Grey ~ Eva 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers. How ancient are these?

Right hand side.

Front of boxes, looking a bit busy for my liking.

The drawers.

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Friday 4 May 2012

Paris album

Here is a Paris themed album that I made using Prima ~ Madeline papers and chipboard stickers.

I've used a Teresa Collins ~ 7" x 13" white scalloped album as my base and painted the edges with various colours of PaperArtsy ~ Fresco Finish Paints until I got the colour just right! 

I decorated some mini manilla tags.

Added a KaiserCraft ~ Manequin.

Some vintage flowers.

Finally, the back of the album.
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