Friday, 22 March 2013


Good morning all, I have been so busy the last 3 weeks with new projects ect that I have not had any time to update my blog with new cards and projects!! I have discovered a crafter on Youtube/blog and I am absolutely obsessed with her work!! I am busy with 2 of her projects at the same time, so something to look forward to in the near future!!

For now I have a few cards to post:

The base is Kraft card stock, matted with wood grain paper and navy card stock. The dotted patterned paper is also matted with navy and kraft card stock. The car is from the Graphic 45 collections but not sure which one. Some navy pearls and denim bakers twine and I handmade number plate complete the card.

I love Splitcoaststampers and each week I get an email with new techniques and ideas. I decided to try out two new techniques from the blog on this card. The first is the little crocheted hearts. Super easy and so fun to make and I think that it suits this card perfectly. The second technique is the white diamond shapes on the pink background. Its called pencil resist on the website but I used a white Wax crayon on mine. You require a stencil of which I choose diamond shapes. Stamp the image, the butterfly, on the card stock first and then the cover the paper with the stencil and colour in the diamond shapes making sure that you do not go over the stamped image. Then using ink or spray you cover the complete image with the colour, which is pink in my card. Remove the excess ink with a tissue and the colour of the paper under the wax crayon will show through. I then embossed the butterfly to make it stand out more and added all the  other elements.

Closer photo of the crocheted hearts!!

Ipod treat box and matching card made for a neighbors son.

Spilling out chocolate eggs!!

There are a few more cards that I have to show but unfortunately some of the Birthdays and Anniversaries have not come round yet so these will have to wait until afterwards.

Thank you for coming to take a look and hopefully I have been able to inspire somebody today!!

Stay tuned as I will be posting one of the projects that I have been busy with soon!!

See ya!!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Baby album

Greetings all, So this is why I have been rather quite on my blog!! Been really busy with a Baby album for my cousins granddaughter. Here are the pictues:

This is the completed Baby word album
First page/cover of the album. Its a shaker box with the baby image inside with micro beads.

Back of the first page. Its a baby bottle and the cover opens up.

Perfect place to put babies details

Second page 

Back of the second page with two pockets for tags

Third page - the onsie opens up at the bib and there are spaces inside for photos.

The tags in the center open up and there is space for 5 photos on each

Back of the third page - girlie jungle theme

Fourth page - naptime

Back of the last page/back cover. Happy family together and an envelope for all the babies personal items!!

Hope you enjoy looking and that I inspired somebody today.

See ya

Friday, 1 March 2013

Latest projects

Good morning all, Apologies for being so quite and not posting anything on my blog but I have been really busy with lots of other things. I have made a few cards which I will put all in one post.

The first card I got my inspiration from the new Docrafts Creativity magazine. It shows you how to make a camera shutter that moves. I made the shutter but then took it further but making it a complete camera. The rays above the camera are meant to be the flash,

The card with the shutter closed

The shutter is half open and you can now see the arm that you open it up with
The shutter complete open!! I absolutely love this card and it was made for a very special friend Tracy, that had a birthday last Sunday.
 The second card is also for a family member. Its a plain white linen cardstock, the branch is a die from Couture Creations and the owl is a Rosies stamp bought from the Warehouse and coloured in with my Spectrum Noir markers and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

The last card is very similar to one I made a few weeks ago for a friends husband. This card is also for a friends husband that happens to also enjoy fishing. I tried to make it look like the trout that is locally caught here but of course the fish stamp is not of a trout but figured I would be forgiven as its the closet I had to a trout. The gone fishing again sign is hanging on a piece of bakers twine, and the fish and background stamp is from the Kaisercraft Hunt and gather stamp set.
Gone fishing again.
Thank you for looking and I hope I have inspired somebody with my creations.

See ya