Sunday, 28 February 2010

Another fab class at the Craft Den xx

As I said yesterday I'd had a fab day at the Craft Den!! Lynne had some great layouts for us to follow and we managed to Scrap all day!! (a lot better than cleaning!!) lol x

The first layout we did was with this beautiful shaped paper from gcd (sorry can remember the name) layered onto black bazzil. We punched our loads of flowers and foliage in white and black (inked with blue around the white flowers)

We also punched out butterflies and round the edge of the shaped paper were pre-cut holes which show up lovely with the black, on every other hole we added a dew drop. In the flower centre's and on the butterflies we used the ice blue pearl pen and the finishing touch "Prima Bling".

The second layout was Bo-Bunny "Love Bandit" papers. We cut out the flowers and layered them up, more pearl pen & stickles where added and the beautiful butterfies and to finish of the title with added stickles.

The final layout is Bo-Bunny " Kitchen Spice" another fab shaped piece layered onto a soft peachy paper from the same range. We managed to cut out!!! "Heaven" loads of flowers and layered them onto the paper and added the co-ordinating brads which are a must have with this paper. Lots of stickles and a little bit of journaling xx

This paper is just made for cutting out!! the flowers are beautiful and I just love the brads.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sister's Birthday Card xx

Had a great day today at The Craft Den!! We have Scrapped all day "how good is that" will blog my picture's tomorrow as after I had to do the weekly shopping and it was too dark when I finally got home!!!

So I thought I would show you the card we did at the Craft Den week before last which I finished off for my sister's birthday!!

We used a new magnolia stamp coloured in with copics and Basic Grey "Origin" papers. We also used a martha stewart punch for the side borders added stickles, a flower with a beautiful chatterbox gem brad in the centre and sentiments.

Friday, 26 February 2010

A new technique!!

Saw a lovely tutorial on the Whiff of Joy Tutorial blog and thought I would have a go!!

All you have to do is do your image as normal and colour in which I have done I have used a House Mouse stamp called "Olive a Party" and coloured it in with my copics. Then you triple emboss and pop it into the freezer. When you take it out you just bend the image and there you have it cracked glass!!! wiped it over with vintage photo distressed ink and layered it onto bazzil.

Used my new Bo-Bunny persuasion papers again "Just Love them", punched a border with my Martha stewart punch added velvet ribbon to match a touch of bling, matching retro flowers and a sentiment.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Last Weeks Layout with Bo-Bunny

Just catching up with all my unfinished projects. This was last weeks layout at the Craft Den which I finished at home yesterday.

We used the new Love Bandit papers from Bo-Bunny and a pink bazzil for the circle and border at the top. While at the Craft Den we cut the circle and top border and used the small loop punch from Martha Stewart. I cut out the lovely blossom which reminds me of spring so I used a lovely picture of Rochelle with her hands in a love heart on her ever growing tummy!!!

Extra flowers cut out and layered up with a gem middle and more of the large hearts from the Martha Stewart Punch. A beautiful bling corner from Prima added that extra glitz.

Finally loads of stickles xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I'm back but very tired!!!

Can't tell you what a fab time I've had over the last few days!! It all started on Saturday with a rangers workshop with Tim, Suze & Claudine it's was superb we had time with each of the designers and made this fab mirror with so many different technique's!!
Here is my finished mirror my favourite piece has to be the beautiful crown we did with the melt pot!! On the back we managed to get all three signature's how cool is that!! Oh and a picture with Tim!! Heaven xx

Woke up Sunday "Oh no" SNOW!!! rushed around so that we could be on our way and can't tell you how many essentials we went without but we where off!! Nip over to Lynnes here and see the pictures of our journey!!! But there was no way we where going to miss it!!

We met some lovely people including Jak Heath who I love to follow as her designs are just perfect and if you watch my blog you know I love the flippin range of decoupage. It was lovely to meet you at last!! (In the end though I did feel as if I was a stalker as we passed the stall so many times) lol xx Pop over to Lynnes blogg to see me with Jak!!

We also met Dawn from All Pink Girl!!
She couldn't believe we knew who see was with her new hair do!!! I think the card samples also gave it away!!! lol. Sorry I didn't manage to get a photo of you Dawn it was lovely to meet you!!! Your sample where beautiful xx

So now I'm back home and back to reality!! (No heating)
Can't wait for all the lovely new stock Lynne has ordered but believe me you will love it!!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine xxx

Just wanted to show you my Valentine book/card for my Darling Husband xx

It's a Bo-Bunny Letter book covered with Bo-Bunny "Love Bandit & Persuasion" papers. I have added loads of ribbons and some beautiful little cherubs I found in my stash, also used my gorgeous new Martha Stewart heart Punch and the deep border punch!!! These are available at the Craft Den but are selling fast!!

These flowers are perfect just added a gorgeous Green glitter brad from the chatterbox range.

These beautiful little rose's where new in this week at the Craft Den look perfect with the stickles on!

The picture's just don't do the papers justice!!! they are just devine xxxx

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Sandra's Birthday xx

This is my card for Sandra who comes to the Craft Den!! It's her birthday next week but it's safe to blog as I know she's already opened the card!!!! She is so naughty. lol xx

Sandra's cards are always fab so tried to make this extra special for her!! I have used a magical digi from charmed cards and sat her on my Whiff of Joy Swing, coloured them with my copics. To make her sparkle I have used glamour dust and glitter

Used a black bazzil background then layered up with a sheet of my new Bo Bunny papers "persuasion" and some Bo Bunny dot in pink. I have used my Valentine Lace border punch and my Oval Nesties!! On a previous post Sandra loved the ornate plate from Tim Holt's so I have added one of these with a Wish ticket!! Bling, flowers and stickles to finish.

This week's challenge at "Fussy & Fancy" is Dazzle!!!! So this is my entry xx Hope you like it as much as I do xx

Friday, 12 February 2010

Paper Scrunching!!!

Last night was my weekly Scrapbook class at the Craft Den, where we did some beautiful scrunched flowers!!

We used Basic Grey Origins paper for the main background which has a beautiful shape which we used as the main paper and just set if off on black bazzil!! We used a co-ordinating paper for the flowers where we cut the paper into strips scrunched it up and then inked with distressed inks. Made the circle flowers and then added the little flowers as the centre's. We also had some lace ribbon and netting in cream & Black.

Whilst finishing it off with my picture I decided to lift it with crafters companion paper cut in these lovely shapes with my colour my world templates edged with a black pearl pen and I also added some pins & the little sentiment from my stash xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Our card to Nathan xx

This is the card I did from me & Allan!! We had loads of picture's to pick from but played safe!! Don't want to upset birthday boy!!! lol

Used my cricut for the words and Nesties for the background shapes just layered onto bazzil!!! Oh and I forgot my crown punch from MS.
Just need to improve my picture taking skills!!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Nathan is 16 xx

Can't believe that the little boy who walked into my house when he was four is now a strapping sixteen year old!!! Nathan is my Stepson and has shown plenty of attitude over the last few years but today he is "Sweet Sixteen" lol

Wanted to do a Scooter card for Nathan from the girls and found some great Digi images (but so had my niece Kerry) you can find her here xx so this is the one I have used which was a total nightmare as it look me hours to get it printed in the end I had to enlist Lynne for help!!! lol

Nathan has saved up all his Christmas money and Birthday money to buy a scooter hence the card "Nathan & Sheila" she is black & Red so I have done the card to match it's very basic just red bazzil, black dotty and some black gloss card the wording is with "glitter peeloff's" that's right peeloff's!!! a little bit of black stickles just can't not use glitz!! Coloured the image with my copics hope he likes the hair!! Obviously that's why we have attitude xxx

Monday, 8 February 2010

Scrapbook page with My Minds Eye xx

Better late than never!! This is Thursdays Scrapbook page from the Craft Den we used a sage bazzil and my minds eye papers!! We used the circle template from Colour my World and used lots of strips of paper edged with distressed inks and doodling round the edges, we also added two strips of ribbon and the faux bling with the pearl pens. When I got home I added the picture's of my girls with their Momma!!! also added the little sentiments and butterfly's.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Hello from "Summer"

Rochelle went for a 4d scan on Sunday she was 29 weeks!! We have a disc of photo's and a DVD which is just awesome!!! The picture's are lovely and really bring home the fact that in just over 2 months we will have this little treasure at home to cherish!! (Posted this picture as it's so sweet as she looks like she is smiling)

This is for a scrap book I am doing showing the difference in Rochelle over the nine months!! I thought this would be really special as I have no pictures from when I carried her!!! Very basic layout on Bazzil bling with a spritz of glimmer mist on, the middle border pieces I have used my MS punches and a course a bit of bling xx

Monday, 1 February 2010

It's challenge time!!

Made this card for the Fussy & Fancy challenge entry and found a couple of other challenge blogs that go with the theme!!

Hearts and Romance is my theme. I choose a lovely pink paper from The Craft Den its from g.c.d "Rose Colored Glasses" collection added it to black bling bazzil. I have used my Valentine punch for the border panel and added the pink strip to the centre. My image is a Sugar Nellie with Love Heart coloured with copics and sat on the beautiful "Love" muffin. The image is placed in my new Nellie'C circle and a circle nestie mounted in the middle to finish off the love theme is my Tim Holt's love ticket centred in his beautiful ornate plates, then lots of stickles xx

My Challenge blogs are:
Fussy & Fancy - Hearts
Secret Crafter - Hearts
Little Red Wagon - Hearts
Magical Crafts - Valentines