Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Can't Wait Mini Album

Sorry I was meant to post this last Friday! The school inspectors have decided to pay my school a visit so as you can imagine I have not had a spare minute.

The backing for the book is an old jigsaw that belonged to my daughter. I was going to end up in the bin but I knew it would take on a different life it it ended up in my craft room.
The pages were covered with paper and the edges inked, a few stamps here and there, and acetate page and a few embellishments and it was finished.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SNR Spring Fling Event

The Card Universe is such a fantastic way to share ideas and gain some much needed inspiration on occasions. Click on the banner to discover the Universe!
I am taking part in the Spring Fling Event. My designated day is Friday 20th March, even though it say Thursday! Not going to have a chance to do it tomorrow!
I thought I would share with you a card I have made using some hand made wire embellishments.

I threaded some wire through the centre of a button and then crocheted the wire to form the petals.

I crocheted the wire and added the buttons as I went.I simply threaded some buttons onto the wire.

On the front of this mini album I crocheted a flower and placed a hat pin through the center of it and added a few beads.

I will share this album tomorrow.

I am by no means an expert at crocheting and I have found crocheting with wire is very forgiving as you can bend it into the shape you require. I learnt to crochet from the videos I watched on You Tube.

I hope you enjoyed my contribution.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thank You Card

The pink background is core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, I sanded the edges to reveal to coordinating colour. The green paper in BASIC GREY two scoops, flowers are PRIMA and I added a bit of sparkle with some Cotton Candy STICKLES. The Thank You sentiment is from Heidi Swapp. Lace is from my local fabric shop.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tilda with hearts card

Such a cute Tilda! She was coloued using water resistant pencils and Sansodor which is blended with a - not sure what they are called basically it is a cardboard tube which soaks up the Sansodor and the blends the pencils.
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Party Tilda hanging card

I used my cricut to cut out the shape of the card<Accnt14s from the Accent Essential cartridge. Cut out some scalloped circles using nestabilities and placed Tilda on top.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Celebrate Card

This is another card along the same lines of one I made the other day. The flower is from a fake flower which has been pulled apart and then I stamped and embossed it.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

My first go at a canvas

This is my first attempt at 'canvas art'. I really enjoyed creating this. I had an old canvas that I didn't particularly like, rather than throw it out I thought I would create something new with it. The idea came about when I bought some glimmer mists from my local craft shop. I was experimenting with them (the dolly and the torn bit in the top right hand corner).The colour was coffee shop. I thought the colour would go well with a sepia photo..... so that is where it all started from. The papers used were from the Basic grey Periphery range. I masked several areas with the Tim Holts masks and my home made masks using the Cricut. The lace was originally white but I dyed it with the glimmer mists. A bit of stickles and liquid pearls here and there and it was finished.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sketch Saturday #40 challenge

I made this card for the sketch Saturday Challenge blog which can be found here. The stamp is a SUGAR NELLIE stamp and is called Lola with bird. The image is coloured using copic markers. The papers were free with a magazine I got ages ago.
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