Friday, 28 August 2009

Elegant Ladies

These cards are made using the Kanban toppers. They are really pretty and have lovely gold foiling on them. The lower two have foiled acetate fronts with the toppers mounted on the front.

Flippin Cards!

Here are some cards I made with the box of decoupage prepared earlier.
I have shown the outside and inside of the images.
I'm not sure that I like the faces of these characters but the poses amused me.
The Flippin Exercise and Flippin Horseriding have mirri card behind so you can view the back of the image too.

Monday, 24 August 2009


I was reading the Stamp with Us blog and made the attached
card using a piece of patterned paper from my stash, some cardstock flowers fastened with brads and a message from CWC. The card and box were also from CWC.

Scrapaholix September Kit - Antigua

These are the pages I created from the September Scrapaholix kit.
The papers are from My Minds Eye Out and about collection with a selection of Bazzil to compliment.
Page 2 was based on the Mojoholder Challenge 122 by Kelly Goree.
I cut strips of paper and wove them onto the page at various lengths, fastened with brads then added the photographs, embellishments and journalling.
The technique this month is Liquid Pearls which I have applied to the centre of the star shaped flowers and added dots to the corners.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Party in the Park

Had a great day yesterday at Jill's with some very good friends.
I was unable to join Megan on her 1st birthday but my brother sent me some photographs.
I based the above LO on the Mojoholder design challenge 120 by Jennifer Mcguire.
The Basic Grey Lemonade collection were perfect for this project. I added some "Chablis" bazzil card stock for contrast. The small photos on the left hand page were punched with a Stamping Up punch, the others cut to 2 1/4 " squares.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Leaving Book II

My friend Denise asked me to make another leaving book for her colleague Ree.
I wanted to make something completely different from Cath's so I did the following.
I cut A4 white card in half and covered the front with Blue textured card, mounted the photograph with silver mirri card and created a rosette with my SU punches and a small piece of ribbon.
I covered the first page with stripey paper from a Cafe Club kit, American Crafts Celebration - Musical Chairs.
I added a folded piece of blue textured card, cut a tab from the front and mounted a photo with the same stripes.
Inside I added two further photographs.
On the opposite page I used the plain side of American Crafts Celebration - Cover band, created a filing pocket, cut some tab top pages and added pictures. I mounted 2 other photos onto silver mirri board and added to the page with some ribbon and candy dots.
The next double page spread was covered with the same collection of papers - Cover band and Musical Chairs. I cut some of the stars out and added to the plain page, some on 3d foam for depth.
I kept the penultimate page quite simple, just adding a photograph and some candy dots.
A few blank pages were added next for people to add messages.
The last page has a folder created to hold the CD of the pictures and space for additional ones should he choose to. Dance Floor from the same paper range was used together with the blue textured card.

The book was fastened together with my cropodile.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

We went to see the film of this novel last night.
I was very apprehensive as quite often they are disappointing, not like the book at all. However, this one was really fantastic. There were a few little changes but it did not detract from the story at all.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the cinema to see this and cant wait for it to come out on DVD.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Leaving Book

My friend Denise asked me to create a leaving book for her colleague Cath as she is leaving soon.
She wanted to include pictures of everyone so I made this picture book.
I folded 3 x A4 sheet in half to make A5 sized cards then stuck them together with double sided tape to make an "M" shape.

I mounted this photograph of Cath onto the front with some silver mirri card and added her name.
Inside the card I cut a semi circle and rectangle into the top edges and put some cards inside with ribbon tags so her friends could write messages.
I used Dovecraft Aquamarine floral print papers to decorate the card and added photographs.
This page was embellished with a Daisy punch and gold circle centres.

I cut the slant into the papers on these pages and fixed around 3 edges with double sided tape to form pockets into which I added pull out cards with photographs on.
This page was embellised with the retro daisy punch and cuttlebug butterfly and embossing folder.

This was the last internal page which forms the "V" in the "M" shape. I kept this page quite simple so that Cath can add further photgraphs here. I used the smaller daisy punch and added CWC card candy to the centres.

This is the back cover. I fixed the ribbon with double sided tape and added a seal for decoration.
The ends of the ribbon tie into a bow on the front cover to secure the booklet.
I hope that Cath enjoys her book and wish her Good Luck for the future.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


Have not had a lot of time lately to craft so in those rare moments have been cutting out decoupage and building images with foam pads. The photo above shows a Box ready for mounting onto cards. I have found this is a good way to do it as you dont loose the little bits and by adding double sided tape to the reverse of the base layer, its easy to fix to the card mount.
Will upload finished results when done.
Am off to London shortly for an interview so...wish me luck?

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Mirror Fish

These are some metal fish decorated with
mirror tiles which I bought a while back.
Finally hung in place in my bathroom yesterday, I am really
pleased with the effect.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Blog Tag...

"Master Regulus told Kreacher to come back," he repeated.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

1. Collect the book that is most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass the tag onto 5 other blogging friends