Saturday, 31 May 2014

Tots To Teens

Here is this week’s entry made for the Cd Sunday Challenge and the theme is Tots To teens
I used the fab Polka Doodles cd Work & Play 3 for all the images as well as a few papers, the rest were from my scrap box.
As usual it’s a last minute entry I forgot about it until late last night but already had in mind what I was hoping to do!

So to start I cut 5 pieces of mount board type card to measure approx 14cm x 10cm and started by covering both sides of 3 pages and just one side of the other 2

The front page has a fab train front with cute driver and in the yellow flash I wrote TOTS TO TEEN EXPRESS
And using my red tape I added HOLD ON TIGHT
On the 1st page I trimmed down the policeman, nipped the corners with a punch and then stuck the picture on using cosmic shimmer PVA glue.
On the reverse of that page I added a police lady.

Next page it was a handsome doctor with a lady doctor on the other side.

A cowboy was next now I can’t think there are too many children that really want to be a cowboy but it could go as acting or line dancing or YMCA sorry couldn’t help myself there lol.

On the reverse bet you guessed it a cow girl, yeehaa!!!

And on the last page a very efficient looking secretary...

So going back to the front page with the train on the reverse of that I just wrote a few words about Tots to Teens as a tot writing and on the back page, the reverse of the secretary I added words as a teenager.

I punched a chunky hole in the top left corner of all pages and used a book ring to hold in place.
I do hope you like this little book I have yet to get it all embellished so will add to my blog again when its all finished.
Have a lovely weekend

Friday, 23 May 2014

One For The Boys

Here is this week’s entry made for the Cd Sunday Challenge and the theme is one for the boys I think my card fits the title well
The card is an easel card and with a super fast red sports car on the front it’s perfect for “boys” of all ages!
I used a kit that was purchased from Craftsuprint, it came with the main card front and a page of decoupage, the kit was designed by John Methven.
Rather than do a straightforward card I opted for an easel card.
To start with I cut out the main image and decoupage, made up the design using small sticky pads then matted it onto a piece of red mirri card which I rounded the corners using my corner chomper.
The backing papers one is behind the main image panel and the other is on the base of the easel came from a lovely cd I have used a lot and actually won on the CD Sunday Challenge, it’s called Men in Mind by LexCraft.

The card is an 8x8 card so ideal for showing off the shiny red car.
So for the base of the card I used a fab paper that has a chequered flag design, I stuck it to the card then cut a length of black card, added thick foam tape from a roll and placed where it would best work for the stopper.
A Martha Stewart deep border punch was used with red mirri card to create an unusual border that again fitted with the card well
And lastly I got the chance to use some brilliant sentiments which I believe were from Craftwork Cards they spell out Happy Birthday but look like registration plates as they have numbers here and there instead of letters.
I do hope you like this card, I enjoyed making it and fingers crossed it will sell too
Take care and thanks for popping in

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Victorian Beauties

Good Morning
I have spent the past few days working on another of my favourite books made from loo roll insides!
This is for the CD Sunday challenge blog with the theme Victorian Beauties and I think this works well.
To start with I ironed well steam pressed the loo rolls and then covered 4 with some paper I had from Papermania, I chose it because it has an old sort of look to it.

The cds I used were all from Peerless Designs Vintage Ladies Collection and a few bits from the Vintage Men’s Collection.

I cut out lots of beautiful female images and inked the edges with Paris Trunk ink in Sepia, then stuck them flat to the pages of the book and on some I added a few words I felt worked well with the images.

I chose my favourite lady for the front cover before I fixed that into place I laid a length of brown/red wide ribbon in place, and then stuck the image down.

On the back of the pages I added die-cuts gems and some smaller advertising from the sheets.
For the back cover I stuck the ribbon down then used a couple of advertising toppers.

Next I cut myself 4 tags, punched the top 2 corners and then inked all the edges on both sides of the tag, then punched a hole through the tags with a Crop-o-dile and secured some vintage eyelets followed by a small length of brown organza ribbon.

On the front side of the tags I used a pretty lady topper which were all inked around the edges....and on the reverse of the tags I added some old coin pictures, words and adverts.

For the spine I used a piece of wallpaper taken from a wallpaper sample book, the edges were punched and then wrapped it around the spine using red tape to keep it attached.

Finally I went over the pages and tags adding some peel off jewels here and there the coloured 2 sets of leaves with sepia ink and 3 handmade flowers.
So there we have it my Victorian Beauties Book.
Thanks for stopping by would love to hear what you think if you get a minute please leave me a message
Enjoy your day and the sunshine

Friday, 9 May 2014

Ribbon, Lace & Gems

Hello again
Well I am still far from sharing daily but I think it’s getting better don’t you agree?
Today I am sharing a book type card that I want to enter into the CD Sunday challenge blog under the theme Ribbon, Lace & gems.
To start the card I used 2 A5 card blanks and stuck them together to form the book card.
I used Sharon Duncan Embossilibilty Elegant to print off 5 different backing papers and then Kanban Seasons to print 2 sheets which were used for verses.
The other cd I used was Katy Sue Fabulous Fashion and I printed the Hat decoupage, the Dress decoupage and then the hat & dress decoupage together
I started the book by adding a different embossed paper to the front, opened the book and a sheet to the 3 inside pieces and then once the right hand flap was closed I put the last paper onto there,

I made up the 3 decoupage sheets and added the hat & dress topper to the centre panel, then the hat decoupage to the left and the dress decoupage to the left.

Then I printed my 2 favourite verses onto my 2 Kanban papers in brown ink, I trimmed them down and when I was happy with the size I used a Martha Stewart decorative border punch down both long sides, which left the pretty printed design showing along the top and bottom.

Both pieces were then stuck to the card, the main verse to the card front then as the card is opened it shows the back of the right hand side and that was where the 2nd verse was placed.

The theme of the challenge was ribbon, lace and gems so on the front of the card I used a lovely big bow in one corner and a beautiful and delicate lace butterfly in the bottom left corner.
Opening the book to the other verse I placed another of the lace butterflies to the top left of the card.

And that left the gems so I used some unusual pink epoxy glittered blobs don’t really know how to describe them sorry anyway they went in the corners of the centre page and I popped one on the hat too

Along the same lines I had a bigger red epoxy blob that I popped onto the decorative band of the hat.
Lastly I used some 7mm clear AB gems in the shaped corners of the 2 decoupage panels to finish.

I have only just finished the card so the verse sheets are still in the drying stage as I use Cosmic Shimmer glues to hold them so the photo shows the glue lines I know it will dry perfectly!!!
As yet I haven’t decided how I will fasten the card but will most likely wrap a wide organza ribbon around it with a lovely floppy bow at the front...
I hope you like my book card I have so enjoyed making it, and will get lots of pleasure when I send it out
See you again soon...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

For Someone Special

Hello again

Today I am sharing a creation I have made for one of my lovely class ladies she is celebrating a birthday tomorrow so I thought seen as I was making something special for someone special I should enter it into the CD Sunday Blog Challenge.

I used an empty Graze box oh how I love the contents but the empty box even more!!!

I started out painting the 4 compartment section with B&Q Funky Colour Metallic Effect paint in Vivid...sadly the photos don’t show what a fab purple it is. I gave the front and back of the panel 2 coats, setting to a side to dry between coats.

I used a Debbi Moore cd but can’t remember which it was but I also used my all time favourite cd Kanban Seasons if you haven’t this cd in your collection you really NEED to get it!!!

So I started on the box by covering the top, bottom and then inside with different papers from the Seasons cd, they are all in shades of lilac but again the camera hasn’t picked that up.
Once the paper was on I used strips of matching patterned paper in purple to go around the outer edges then used a dark purple ProMarker to run along all the edges.

A length of purple with white scrolls and black borders was stuck along the centre of the box lid

I cut out just the base image of the pretty lady in purple and stuck this to the left. I punched out several large flowers from purple holographic card, doubled them up and stuck them in the bottom right corner, in the centre of the flowers I used a pretty lilac flower shaped button, a few hearts were cut and pushed under the flowers here and there. A birthday sentiment was cut out and matted onto the holographic card and cut leaving a narrow border. This was stuck at an angle above the cluster of flowers. To finish the front I added a 2 tone glittered flower with gem centre and a rhinestone butterfly.

Inside the box lid I matted a pretty purple topper onto silver card, and then used purple metallic card candy in each corner.
Three different sized loopy flowers that came from were shaped and sat inside each other the colours ranged from deep purple base through to lilac top, I used a plain lilac brad to hold the flowers together then used a blob of Pinflare gel to hold it in place, a pearlescent swirl was simply tucked under the flowers.

The compartment section was all dry so I punched lots of the holographic hearts and made them into a simple flower which sat in the centre, a pretty glittered flower in the centre of it. In each corner a purple glittered butterfly was placed.

On to the inside base in the top left a large die cut Happy Birthday was coloured in shades of purple, the top right has a beautiful crushee ribbon double bow that is shimmer lilac in colour, it was stuck in place with Pinflare gel.

Bottom right has a cluster of 3 large burgundy silk flowers with a few leaves from it

And finally a punched out flower held 5 hat pins in place and then 2 punched out butterflies were stuck on top to hide the pin ends.
My verse was printed onto printed paper and stuck under the box.
I can’t wait to give this out as I know the lady will love and cherish it!
Hope you liked it too....