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Archive for July, 2010

Sparkle and Beads


Haven’t done this technique in a long time but taught my class on Monday how to use Angelina Fibres and we also did brayering, the results were stunning.

This is the second image I stamped and instead of putting onto a card decided to use one of my new Tattered Angels Tags, added micro beads to the image just for a bit more texture and colour. One of the pieces of card which the tag is resting on …. butterflies on it …. was stamped with versamark and then brayered, used the big and juicy ink pad – spice, punched out three flowers from this piece of card afterwards. The other bits of card were embossed and then distressed. Made the corner flower with a piece of salvage edged material, coloured with copics and then rolled with a quilling tool. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making.

Entering for:
The Shabby Tea Room – Week 20 – One,Two, Three …. one ribbon, two buttons & three punches
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Summer Days
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – Summertime
Stampin B’s – Use stamps for your background
Artful Inkables – Make your own background paper or use a special background technique

This is the class card, added a tag pocket on the inside, stamped the background randomly with a flower and then we brayered, ink used was the Hydrangea Big & Juicy.



Something Old Something New


Had my usual crafting day with Jenny on Wednesday and stamped six images ready for colouring, the only one I finished was the Rainy Day, …. can’t you tell it’s flavour of the month at the moment …. because it’s the same image as the previous card …. ah well it’s still cute and at least it’s a different colour.

Something Old, Something New is Crafty Angel’s challenge this week – my old is the material on the card …. so old can’t remember when I got it but do know it is a Laura Ashley, the corner punch is new.

In my sewing phase again made lots of French knots, even in the middle of the little flowers.


Shabby Chic

Isn’t she just adorable, love everything about these new stamped images from Papermania. Papers and brads are also Papermania called Hampstead.

Made the flower from an old Laura Ashley piece of chiffon and cut a little for the tag. Positioned the tag through the aperture which was made with an octagonal nestie shape, rub ons are from Basic Grey. Image was stamped with Adirondack called Noel and then water coloured in. Inked edges of tag with TH inks and whilst still wet added embossing powder also added a rub on and finished it off with diamond glaze.

Very late for Crafty Angels but have only just returned back from UK this week.

Took lots of photos while away so the grandchildren will be impressed because I have just updated their pictures on the right hand side bar. Every time I go home I have such a shock to see how they have all grown …. but this time …. OMG …. Amber is taller than me!!!!

  1. Entering for:
  2. Sweet Stamping Challenge – Vintage
  3. The Stamp Man Challenge – Anything goes
  4. The Crafty Pad – Vintage

Scarlet’s Letter



Basic Grey and digi whoo hoo …. Scarlet Letter was one of the paper pads that I never managed to get over the years but now I have it forever in digi.

Off home to see the grandkiddies today (4 months since I have seen them), because they are still at school I am having a crafting day with Irene and Diane tomorrow. Made lots of tags so I can colour them in but had to keep them safe so made this book … (wallet really but too many letters for the tag). The book is made from the Scarlet Letter digi papers and all the embellies on the tags are from the kit as well, buttons and brads look so real will be adding the cotton later.

Three of the tags have images which I stamped and then scanned (you can just see a peak of the new stamps from docrafts it’s from the Nostalgia collection called Rainy Day oh so delish) but all the rest are digi images from various shops. Tags are 13.5cm in length (5.5 inches) and the book is 15cm (5.14 inches).

Had to colour at least one of them so chose an image from Phindy’s Place called Romantic Moment …. ahh …. Grande Dame is another of her images and couldn’t resist adding sentiments. Watch out for the image called …. Mrs Comfy crafting …. on my to do list. Ribbon will be added later to the tags.

A big big sorry girls but not sure what has been happening with the Crafty Angels Challenge blog since 7th June. Week 39 challenge for In Vogue Papers didn’t get posted, week 40 not mentioned, week 41 only posted the day before which was too late for me to make my DT card but this week we are back on track yippee.

Crafty Angels Challenge today want to see some red and black on your projects, Laura set the challenge which really went well with my new kit …. must be some kind of telepathy because I could not have chosen better. She has been having a painting session with the colour red, it all sounds really yummy.

Take care and I will be back in one week.


Happy Birthday Bernie

Can now show the card which I made for a very very dear friends birthday. It’s a gate fold card and when opened the inside explodes out.