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Lady In Blue

This is the little project I promised to show which my sweetie of a SIL Irene taught me how to make … eh this is not exactly the one Irene and I made … think I left the original at Clare’s house!!!!

Printed off lots of Victorian lady images then edged with gold embossing powder.

I know I said yesterday that I had not used pink … well the pictures don’t count because they are already coloured.
Can you guess what we used … it’s a recycled envelope … so cool eh. Very very easy to make but only when someone shows you how … Thanks I.

Stitched down the middle to make two pockets and with this version I cut off the flaps because of the lace on the tags.

Guess who couldn’t find any decent envelopes to use, Irene had some beautiful Stampin Up ones which worked really well so I used the Craftwork Cards Envelope Template and made my own. Much better because I was able to stitch on the lace at the front then covered with paper on the inside before putting together. In the original we made a ribbon tie to close but I have put magnetic dots inside so it closes beautifully


Expanding File Folder

I love this little file folder which was another project Irene and I made whilst in the UK.

The sides are expanding to give more room for whatever you want to put inside … Tags, ATC’s, Postcards!!!
I showed Irene how to make this and tomorrow you are in for a little treat because I will be showing what Irene taught me to make (she is a little treasure) plus it isn’t pink or purple 😀

My teemie from FSC Brenda has a little thing going on which is called Tuesday Treasures so I am adding this as my little treasure, thanks I … not a typo my nickname for her.


Dressed To Party

My topper today is a variation of the one below … made them both at the same time and used the same stamp which came from a new company I have found. They have some gorgeous stamps which you can find here.

This time round I stamped and embossed the image with gold embossing powder and again it stamped beautifully. Will be buying more from this company as the quality of the stamp is very good, postage and packing is very reasonable … but … the backing of the stamp is a bit fiddly, I was lucky enough to have a spare acrylic block which I attached the stamp to … the company does send you instructions on how to use your stamp.

The backing is the same as the previous topper a piece of card which I painted emulsion onto then added crackle glaze before putting through an embossing folder. The flower middles are filled with micro beads and also the edges of the ladies dresses. Used the same cotton cord to make another frayed bow but coloured with DI inks first.

You will be pleased to know that is the last of my crackled cardstock in these colours but I have more in other colours that I experimented with whilst in the UK … watch this space!!!!

Entering for: Simon Says Stamp & Show – Show Some Texture
Sweet Stamps Challenge – Micro Beads


Dressed For The Best

Had a play around whilst in the UK with this new stamp which you can buy here.
The background has been created using my fave play-around cardstock at the moment … cereal boxes.
I tend to make toppers at the moment because it is easier to grab a topper when I need to make a quick card, this topper is the same size as the embossing folder I used which is just a perfect fit for most cards.

Clare had paint pots left on the side in the utility room after her painting spree in the bedroom and the kids play room so I experimented with some new crackle glaze I bought in Sainsbury’s. You have to use this crackle glaze with emulsion paints which was perfect. Not sure what the colours were called but they are a greeeny/blue and pink plus everything crackled perfectly. Put the card through a harlequin embossing folder then stamped with a flourish swirly thingy stamp … have to call it that because it was an old one of Clare’s with no markings to say where it came from.

The cotton cord was frayed and made into a bow of sorts. Couldn’t colour the image properly because sadly Clare doesn’t have many markers to play with … let’s rephrase that shall we … she has none!!! The button was raided from her tin and I again experimented with seam binding bought from C & C, lucky enough Amber had some spray inks on hand which kinda matched … her grandma gave her the inks (me) 😀 Will show another example of what I have made with this same stamp tomorrow.


Straw Man

Magical and Mystical is the challenge this fortnight for Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
My thoughts are with my very dear friend and teamie sister … love and hugs Lynne, thinking of you.

I am not a fairy person and any stamps I used to own I gave to my granddaughters so thinking cap on and I came up with the Wizard of Oz. Papers and stamps all came from The Craft Barn but the bird was one I borrowed from Brenda when we had our crafting day this week. Stamped onto a skeleton leaf then added lots of texture with colouring, inking, embossing plus when I distressed the edges of the black card I added the shavings to the bird.

If you look closely you can see I have used the masking tape technique where you tear off strips and layer onto cardstock … or cereal cardstock … I then inked, stamped and embossed over the top with various stamped images.