Sunday, 29 January 2012

Embellish It 2 ... scrapbook

I made this scrapbook to celebrate my daughters engagement.  Ilove to decorate the covers, you can give it real depth so long as you have a box big enough!!!

I will try and enter this into the Stamp Man Embellish It challenge, just for fun. x

Embellish it... Paris

This is a word book I made to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and our trip to Paris.  I loved making the flowers and adding all the little embellishments.

I will be entering this into the Stamp Man Embellish it challenge.  Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Cut It Out - Less is More 2

Another entry for the Less Is More challenge.  I used Kanban Spring Garden for the tree embellished with gems, cut out is Spellbinders Labels Twenty One.

Cut It Out - Less Is More

Loved the look of this challenge, it turned out harder than I thought to go minimalistic!! I used a Martha Stewart border punch and Spellbinders Nested Butterfly Two.  I have a stash of apature cards not knowing what to do with them, now I know!!!  The challenge is on Less is More

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tag Challengs 2

Decided to do another tag for the Craft Barn Tag challenge.  I used TwinklingH2o's for the background: Lemon Grass, Wine & Roses and Apple Blossom. I ran the tag through a CB folder to emboss then did a wax crayon resist technique over the top. I was aiming for a split-complimentary relationship on the colour wheel.  I added some sequin waste and braid for texture and finihed with some paper beads I made and ribbon.  I loved these bright zingy colours.

Saturday, 21 January 2012


I'm trying to branch into stamping abnd this was my first real attempt:

I love the colour combination of the first card.  I was aiming for a distressed look. I started with making the tag and built the card around it, tore a page from a paperback and inked it.  Colour distressed the raffia to match.

Squash Book

I made a squash book for a good friend of mine, you can find out how to make this on Cardmaking Paradise site, here is the one I made:

We are doing an altered domino swap on Cardmaking Paradise so I have plenty spare and thought it would make an interesting embellishment to the front of my squash book, I love the way it turned out!!

Watering Can Shaped card

One of the latest templates on Cardmaking Paradise was a watering can. i had such a lot of fun with this template I decided after making 4 it was time to stop!! These are the 4 I made:

this is such an addictive template and so useful, pop over to Cardmaking Paradise and see the many template the talented Sara has to offer.

Tag Challenge

Saw this challenge on the Craft Barn site & also to use red on The Stamp Man  so thought I would have a go and this is what I came up with:

I went for the Triad combination on the colour wheel and chose: Fired Brick, Scattered Straw and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.I used black stazon for the rose and letters, also coloured the heart charm in black stazon.  I love the vibrancy of the Fired Brick!!  I had a lot of fun making this tag.