Saturday 31 March 2012

Creative Chemistry the next installment

Well, here are my next tags from day 3 and the first one of day 4. I know already I am going to struggle to do them all as I don't have half of the products Tim uses so will probably have to improvise a lot, but I have to say it is great fun and has given me the chance to use some stuff that had been gathering dust for years lol...

Alcohol Ink Agates

Archival Resist.
I struggled with this one as I don't have any light coloured archival inks so mine turned out very different from Tim's.

Reflection Stamping
Again this is my own version as I don't have any reflection stamps but inking an embossing folder is a great technique and I love the result.

Watercolouring with Re-Inkers.
I have only a few colours of reinkers so was rather restricted. I have to say, re-inkers are not my favourite colouring medium........

Friday 30 March 2012

Playing Catch Up

Like most of the rest of the crafting world it seems, I signed up for Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 class. Unfortunately I was away from home when the class started and only came back yesterday, so I was finally able to start my tags today. Here are the first ones:
Tag 1 Blended Spritz & Flick

Unfortunately I did not manage to get nice small droplets, I think I need to practice this one...

Brushless Watercolour

 This is the one I struggled with most as I did not have suitable stamps somehow. In the end I used two Darkroom Door stamps, and now it is my favourite so far. I added the strip of old print for an arty effect.
This is an extra one I did, using the same colours as the  brushless water colour. I combined Wrinkle Free distress and  Spritz and Flick

And this is the last one, Wrinkle Free Distress. Wished I had added more blue....

Last of the sneakpeeks and this week's freebie

Here is a little glimps of the last of my projects created for Snazzys DT blog

Hope you like:o) If you leave a comment on the DT blog you have a chance to win the Chocolate Baroque stamp set we have been using this month.

And here are this weeks frieebies:

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Second DT project

Here is a sneak peek of my second project on the Snazzys DT blog

If you pop over there and leave a comment you have a chance to win a fabulous stamp set by Chocolate baroque (see my previous post...

Monday 26 March 2012

Snazzys DT sneak peek

This week it is my turn to post on the Snazzys DT blog
Here's a tiny sneak peek:o)
This month we are featuring 7 Dots Studio "Wonderland Collection" and a very cool stamp set, The Art of Chess from Chocolate Baroque. If you leave a comment on the blog there you are in for a chance to win this set!!
Make sure to pop over to the Snazzys DT blog and leave a comment on any of the posts during March!!

Friday 23 March 2012

Friday Freebie

Easter is coming closer. Hopefully you will be able to use these tags for some of your Easter projects...

Friday 16 March 2012

Friday Freebie

Here is this week's offering. A few posts below you can see a project using some of the elements.
Please feel free to use for personal projects.
As you can see the post cards are not sized to fit in the envelopes, but if you have a photo editing program it should be easy enough to make them fit if you want.

Thursday 15 March 2012

Mini Printer's tray

A while back I received this gorgeous little Tando Creative Mini Printer's Tray from our bosses at Snazzys. It was lying around looking somewhat lost. Well, finally I decided to do something with it, so here it is.
Papers are from Kaisercrafts Sweet Nothings collection, images are mostly either from the Graphics Fairy or other free sources on the net. The one on the left side is one of my own papers reduced. It matches the Kaiser papers pretty well I think, in reality a lot better than in the photo.


I left the cover pretty blank to show off the gorgeous papers.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Fun with Flowers.

There are so many different tutorials out there about how to make you own flowers. This evening I decided to spent some time making a little collection. I used my Spellbinder dies Rose Creations and Spiral Blossoms 1 and a variety of papers, card stock, book pages and coffee filters. Such fun! Now I just need to find the time to add them to projects....

Book pages and glimmer mist

Thick card stock, glimmer mist and Distress ink Aged Mahogany

Coffee filter and glimmer mists

Thick card stock and chalk ink

Card stock, glimmer mists and stickles

Monday 12 March 2012

A card and some exciting news....

Outside of card
I thought it was about time I showed you a card I made using only my own papers that I post as freebies once a week.
Here are some details

This little postcard will be coming your way soon
Here is the inside of the card, I left the left side pretty empty to allow for space to add a personal message
Left side, this paper is not on my blog as blogger would not let me upload it for some reason. You can find it on Pinterest under my own free printables

Right side
Now for the exciting news:
SPELLBINDERS HAVE INVITED ME TO BECOME PART OF THEIR INTERNATIONAL BLOG TEAM!!!! I will be in the company of some amazing crafters from all over the world. You can read all about it by clicking

Saturday 10 March 2012

For the love of vintage papers...

The other day I received the beautiful collection of Kaisercrafts Sweet Nothings Collection.
Front of holder
Here is a little card holder and matching 4 x 4 cards. A tutorial for this can be found on Splitcoast Stampers

The inside
The little 4 x 4 cards inside
Images from the collection, stamps from Inkelicious, Kaisercrafts and La Blanche

Friday 9 March 2012

Freebie Friday

It's Friday so time for some new freebies again. This week it is a couple of 6 x 6 papers and matching tags. I made them egg shaped so you can use them for Easter projects if you want. I just love making these, it's so relaxing, - just hope you are not getting bored of them. I tried to leave lots of space on them so you can add your own ribbons, embellishments etc.

Monday 5 March 2012

Birthday card

It's my daughter in law's birthday at the end of the month and as she lives in Australia I need to get it in the post now....
Front of card


This card was inspired by a design of Sue Wilson, but I gave it my own twist.

Sunday 4 March 2012

For the love of chocolate

Over at the Stamp Artic blog there is a challenge going on to make a container for some goodies. The only other condition is that there has to be a feather on your creation somewhere. Details can be found at

I decided to make an easel card box. The chocolates inside are from Green and Black organic classic selection but I made my own wrappers to match the rest of the project. Papers used are from Pion design newest paper collection "From my Heart II". The paper for the wrappers I designed myself and I am quite chuffed about how well it matches the Pion papers. I used the rose border from my freebies for this week.

I am also putting this in for Color palette 100 over at the the sponsor this month is Pion Design.

Here is a jpeg still with the wrappers in case you would like to do something like this. I am sure they could be used for soaps etc as well and you could of course embellish them further.

Friday 2 March 2012

Freebie Friday

It's Friday and that means another freebie. This week I decided to make some ATC backgrounds. Like always, images are mostly from freebies others provided and that I have saved over the years. I usually totally alter them, this time is no exception. Hope you like these.

Thursday 1 March 2012

Another Studio 490 sneak peek

Journal page
Here is a little sneak peek  from my last project for Snazzys where we have been featuring Studio 490 products .For the whole project and another one, please head to Snazzys DT blog
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