Sunday, 31 May 2015

A little bit shabby

I made this card during the week in-between sorting out my craft room (yep .... STILL!)   No colouring so really quick and easy to do.

Aqua is my flavour of the month, everything I've created this week has been done with aqua in mind.  I painted the cut outs with white gesso then shimmer mist in pale pink and green.

Wild Orchid Crafts products used:

Mixed pastel magnolias QVR-029
Off white chrysanthemums MKX-117
Mixed pastel tulips MKX-212
Baby pink open roses MKX-006
Aqua open roses MKX-030
Mixed pink lilies MKX-129
White cosmos daisies MKX-119
Trio collection – Border and decorative corners cut out set GST-049
Louvre borders cut out set GST-053
Mixed metal embellishments MKX-236
The lace is also from WOC, unfortunately I can’t see it in the shop so can’t add the code.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mini Album

Part of my DT kit from Noor! Design was this mini album.  Not having attempted anything like this before, my instant reaction was what on earth was I going to do with it.  I pondered, and decided to try doing a baby album for my friend who waited so darn long for her first grandbaby.  Hope you like it Karen.

The front, which I left plain as there was so many ribbons going on.  Why so many ribbons you ask??  Well B.O.B. (Brains of Britain) Bev here overloaded on the embellies on the inner pages so once it was done the rings that are supplied with the album weren't going to be big enough.  I ordered larger rings and even they didn't fit.  So note to self - CHECK that it all fits before glueing stuff down Bev!!

The first of the inside pages, left side just holds a little tag for Karen to write one of her awesome poems on for Hayden.  

I just love this new viewfinder die from Noor.  I backed it with the patterned paper then added some alphabet stickers and finished off with a little bear button from my stash.

The trellis border was the left overs from the fleur-de-lys shapes on the front and back of the album.

I LOVE how the stencilled word Adore turned out.  It was a bit of a pain to do because I did it one letter at a time, allowing each letter to dry before doing the next one, but I think it was worth the effort :).  The wire baby word is out of my mountain of baby stash (you would not believe how much baby stuff I have - a whole cupboard is dedicated to those puppies lol)

And the back, I used the circle and teddy to conceal where I adhered the ribbon to tie the album closed.

I really really loved playing with this, it took me quite a while to do and I loved every second of it.

Products used:

Mixed vintage colour Hydrangea Blooms (25mm) MKX-678
Mixed colour rhinestone flowers MKX-679
Self adheesive rhinestones (clear) MKX-321

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Butterfly Die Winner

As the winner of the Butterfly Die set is

Rene Stansell

Congratulations Rene, please email me your address so I can post these off to you.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Afternoon Tea

Please scroll down to enter the candy give-away

A quick retro(ish) card today using the Afternoon Tea picture pad from Noor! Design


Love this new edge die which I inked up with distress ink before removing the die cut from the die.  The corners are from the 0416 – 12 point square with corners die. 


How cute is the fork and spoon?!  I used some mirri card for these.


I’m off work this week, still clearing out my craft room.  I seriously have issues with buying stuff then squirreling it away never to see the light of day again!

Products from Wild Orchid Crafts :
40mm trellis rose
25mm wild rose
15mm and 10mm baby pink open roses
White cosmos daisy

Products from Noor! Design


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Winner redraw and more candy–a butterfly die this time

This candy is now closed

As the winner of the Nautical Stamps candy has not come forward I have done another draw, and the winner is
Carole Pollard
Carole, please email me your address so I can post these off to you.
And for this week’s candy (sorry it;s so late), I have a 3 piece butterfly die set from Go-Kreate.  Apologies for the size of the picture, but it’s way too late to get a half decent photo now.  The butterfly measures 3” x 2.5” so is a good size.  I will draw a winner mid-week.