Friday, 27 July 2012


Hey Summer has arrived! I guess you noticed. I hope no-one has complained that it is 'too hot'!

Over at Crafts 4 Eternity this week, we have a theme of BIRTHDAYS

I was asked to make this birthday card in a colour scheme of green and blue and this is what I came up with.


Papers: K & Co definitely Blue Awning I think.

I used the Tim Holtz ~ Sewing Room: Dress die and wrapped some ribon around it to create the dress.

Lots of layers of trims & card

I even decorated the inside of the card ...

Enjoy the Olympics .... I am off to Marbella, to escape from London. In fact as I write this it is in the early hours of Friday morning, and less than two hours before I need to depart. I must get some sleep. When you read this, at time of posting, I will already be up in the air. Enjoy!

Thank you for looking.


Monday, 16 July 2012


Hello .... over at Cupcake this week, we have a challenge of anything French or Tour de France related. So think red, white and blue, bicycles, Eiffel Tower or whatever!

I tried to incorporate the red, white and blue and the bicycles, but some yellow snuck in too. Seemed to make it more summery. Something that is lacking around here somewhat.

Papers: Basic Grey ~ June Bug

Image: La Blanche ~ Scenic Bicycle

Magnolia Clouds.

Prima flowers and bicycle.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:

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Monday, 9 July 2012

remember cherished moments: bo bunny weekend market album

Today I have a book for you which I made from scratch! It has taken forever, but I am using this for the Cupcake Craft Challenge where this week, we have a theme of numbers. I have numbers as a theme which runs throughout this album, starting with the front cover.

Warning: Photo heavy post!

Every now and then, I get the urge to immerse myself in a huge project. I have a rough idea of what I want to make, but until it is finished, I have no idea how it will end up.

Looking down from the top.

Here is the front cover, which I didn't make until towards the end. I made the pages first, but I knew which paper I wanted to reserve for the front cover. Love those little filing cabinet drawers.

Papers used throughout: Bo Bunny ~ Weekend Market. I've used the 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 versions. I tried to keep it as masculine looking as possible, but was longing to reach for the flowers and bling!

I've added a piece of burlap (hessian, to us in the UK! but I prefer the word burlap) and added some Prima chipboard pieces. In fact, I've used quite a few Prima bits & pieces throughout this album. The handle is by 7gypsies.

Inside cover. Just patterned cardstock, but plenty of room to add a photo in the open space.

I only have three pages inside this album, but each page forms a pocket.

Pocket 1 front:

This page also has it's own expanding pocket. I made a mini album to go in there and held it in place with a Tim Holtz ~ Hinge Clip to stop it moving about as the pages are turned.

For each pocket, I have made two pull out pages, so that there are six in total.

Pocket 1 front tabs: 

Pocket 1 back:

For the detail, I used a Maya Road ~ Chipboard shape which I covered with paper.

Pocket 1 back tabs. I used Tim Holtz ~ Tickets to create the tabs.

Pocket 2 front:

For this page, I have added a pocket, to which you could add a photo to the polka dot front and then more to the pull out tag.

I also added a mini album created using the Tim Holtz ~ Bird Cage Die.  I added a Prima bird nest to it. Love these!

And open:

Pocket two tags front:

Pocket 2 back:

Pocket 2 has a pull out tag, in keeping with the 'book' theme of this page.

Pocket 2 tabs back:

Pocket 3 front:

It has a pull out card from the pocket which opens up.

The side panels open out to reveal three panels on this side.

and four panels on the other side when flipped over.

Pocket 3 tabs front:

Pocket 3 back: The 'moments' is cut with the Tim Holtz ~ Moments die.

I have two pull out cards and an envelope in the pocket.

Pocket 3 tabs back.

Inside back cover.

And back cover.

The spine. I was aiming to create a leathery effect. I made this last, starting with Tim Holtz ~ Grunge Paper. I dabbed this with Pitch black paint dabber and then ran it through the Tim Holtz ~ Damask embossing folder. I then rubbed some gold all over with my finger, which caught mainly on the raised parts. I have finished with some 7 gypsies ~ dome studs. Would have liked to have used more, but they are expensive for what they are. I took off the tacky foam pads they came with and glued them on with glossy accents.

Then I punched some holes, added eyelets and some ball chain with a Prima 'remember' wooden embellishment dangling.

Finally, I am entering this in at the following challenges:

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

you are so beautiful to me

Hello! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we have a theme of BEARS.  

I struggled with what I should do for this at first, as I'm not really a bear person, but then I remembered this Gorjuss Girl stamp. The last time I coloured her up was back in 2009 CLICK HERE.

Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ Stella & Rose: Hazel.

I've distressed the edges, inked them with walnut stain and rubbed on some gold.

The image is coloured with copics.

The fence and cloud dies are by Magnolia.

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