Wednesday 30 May 2012

Snazzys DT project 2 Pan Pastels

Here is a little peep at my second post for Snazzys, again using the wonderful Pan Pastels, both for stamping and colouring.

For full details head over to the Design Team Blog. This will also be your last chance to win a set of three of these wonderful pastels by leaving a comment on the first project this month.

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Second Commission Vintage mini

I was lucky enough to have another commission for one of my vintage style minis. This one is to be in a French style, as the lady who commissioned it loves France. Beware, photo rich post.....

little tag for inside the envelope on page above

Back of tag, this is a Crafty Individuals stamp which I coloured with Distress markers and inks

 I am having so much fun creating this as she has given me complete creative freedom. Here is a peep at the first few pages and some of the tags. I'll be posting more over the next few days/weeks. There will be loads of tags and little interactive bits......

Page without tag

page with tag

just the tag

page with mini envelope

Front of little double tag inside envelope

inside of little double tag
Sorry for all the detailed descriptions etc, this is so that the lady who has it on order can see it progress....

Monday 28 May 2012

May Snazzys Project Pan Pastels

This month we have been featuring Pan Pastels over at Snazzys. Here is the first of three projects I will be showing this week. A desktop holder for my pens.
To see the full project, please head over to The Design Team Blog and if you leave a comment on the first post this month you are even in with a chance to win three of the pastels!!

Friday 25 May 2012

Friday Freebie

This week has been rather hectic, so all I have for you this week are some tags. I have left plenty of space for you to alter them and will show some finished examples below the tag sheet.

So here are some examples where I have printed the tags on smooth thin card stock, added inking, stamping and embellishments and then stuck them to some strong card. As you can probably see I used the bottom three from the sheet.

Hope you have fun playing with the sheet!

Wednesday 23 May 2012

May project for Spellbinders

First of all, welcome to all of my new followers!
Today is my day to show my project on the Spellbinders blog. We are featuring Edgeabilities and Decorative Inserts this week. I made a tag pocket and tag. I would love it if you would leave me a comment on The Spellbinders Blog.

Front of pocket
tag inside the pocket

Thank you for all your support!

Monday 21 May 2012

Playing with new stamps and a gift bag

Today I am going to visit my friend Louise. She has also just joined the The Artistic Stampers Design Team so I just know we will have so much to chat about. Well obviously you cannot go and visit a crafty friend without bringing at least some crafty goodies along. I just got some new stamps from Heartfelt Creations, so decided to play with them to create a gift bag to put my little gifts in. Hope she likes it…..
bag front

matching tag
By the time this appears on my blog I'll be sitting in her house and she'll have received the bag already, so she won't see it beforehand. Those who know Louise, will also know that she has a very different style from me, but hey, that does not stop us being friends or appreciating each other's work lol.

Sunday 20 May 2012

Ribbon Girls Guest designer

I was delighted to be invited to be one of the guest designers for the Ribbon Girls May colour challenge. These were the colours we had to use, beautiful vintage rose colours.
May colour (2)
This is the card I made for the challenge, using some of their beautiful ribbons and laces of course.

If you want to see what the other designers have created and/or join in the challenge your self, head over to the Ribbon Girls Blog. You could even win a wonderful prize.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Exiting News

Today I have some exciting news as I am able to share that I have been selected as one of the new Design Team members for THE ARTISTIC STAMPER If you don’t know their blog, you can check it out HERE.
Every few days you can find the most wonderful inspiration there using the Artistic Stampers own line of stamps and other wonderful products from their on-line shop. I feel most honoured that they have chosen me as one of their new DT members and can’t wait to start designing for them. To read all about the new team, head over to the DT BLOG
Happy weekend everyone!

Friday 18 May 2012

Another Friday Freebie

I have had a lot going on this week and so I forgot to schedule this last night, but here it is now... Spring has still not really hit my corner of the world at least as far as temperatures are concerned, so I hope that it's a lot brighter and warmer where you are!!
8 x 8"

ATCs, House shaped ATCs and little heart tags
Enjoy the freebies!

Wednesday 16 May 2012


Can you believe it, it’s Wednesday already again and that means showing your desk, why you ask? Well you can check it out here.
I’ve been busy getting some cards ready for a craft fair. That is to say the cards were all done already and have mostly been shown before, I just had to create matching boxalopes (fat envelopes). Here you can see some of them: Sorry the pictures got rather blurry.
6 x 6 cards

6 x 6 cards

5 x 5 cards

various sizes

5 x 7

The good thing is now that I have put them all away after taking the pictures, my desk is pretty tidy.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping around the world.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Captured Fairy

The other day I found this little bird cage in my local craft shop and immediately fell in love with it. So I decided to put a captured fairy inside it and decorate it with flowers etc. I made most of the flowers myself. The little fairy is an altered Paper Whimsy image.

Roses made with various Spellbinder dies

 Unfortunately we are having such bad weather here at the moment that I am finding it almost impossible to take decent pictures. The whole thing looks a lot better in the real....

Sunday 13 May 2012

Using Up Leftovers

After creating various mini books I had loads of bits and pieces left over so I decided to create a lay out with some of them.

Friday 11 May 2012

Project complete!

Finally managed to put the finishing touches to my mini book that was commissioned (see posts below) Well, that is to say, she herself will do the final touches of course of adding the photos and embellishments etc. But here are the last bits I created:

Tags flowers and various photo mats etc.

close up of one side of tags

Close up other side of tags

Front of album. There are 6 double pages each with a pocket that also has a large tag inside, shown a few posts back

Back of album


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