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Archive for February, 2013

Trinket Box

Just a quick post to show you the finished little box which I made on Sunday at Crafty Queens with Eve.
Again a huge thanks to Eve for all her hard work we all so appreciate the monthly workshops.

Did very little with the box at the workshop because I wanted to paint the edges black and had nothing with me to do so. We also made a little album that goes inside the box so I worked more on that which should be finished tomorrow.

The box is a Tim Holtz Configurations Shadow Box 5.5″ x 5.5″ which I have covered with the Graphic 45, A Ladies Diary Papers, Black Gesso and more Frantage.

This is how the inside looks when opened plus you can just see that I have used a brass side hook and eye for the closure.

My granddaughter Amber will be 15 on Monday, so guess who will be getting this in the post.


Fantasy Flitter

Can’t believe I have made my class card for tomorrow already … just sitting down before I fall!!!!

The girls are going to be using the flitter flakes and flitter glue from Indigo Blue. They will also be making an acetate flower which has been coloured with alcohol inks.

I thought I would show you how the inside of my cards look and also the back.
First I pre-stamp the image then scan it into GIMP which makes it very easy to make an inner for the card.
Wrap a verse around the image and all looks very professional. I also add the image to the back of my card with all my details.

That is not a blob after www.shirlsartwork.com, I deliberately distorted because it is my e-mail address.


Birds At FSC

BIRDS is definitely the name of the game this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges as chosen by my lovely teemie Meggymay so we would love to see those birdies in anyway shape or form.

It’s my SIL Irene’s birthday today and this is the card I have made for her. Happy Birthday … Eye!!!!
I used a garland stitch to join together two 8″ x 8″ Papermania scalloped cardstock pieces then scored down beside the stitching … had this cardstock for a number of years but it only came to light because I am cleaning out my craft room … about time too says hubby.

Got so carried away with the stitching that even the ribbon couldn’t escape the needle. Irene is very much like myself and likes the pretty grungy type cards so this was a joy to make for her. It’s really great when you get these ideas and put them into practise but the only problem now is finding an envelope big enough to fit the card … d’oh.

Brenda one of my DT sister’s at FSC is having a 3rd Blogaversary giveaway and she has a fabby set of stamps and more up for grabs … so what are you waiting for!!!!

Had a little fun time with GIMP … take a look.


Frantage At It’s Best

I love the colour combination at Vintage Stamping Challenges I decided to make an early inspirational piece plus I loved having the time to just play.

Used another gorgeous image from our sponsor Leo at Flonzcrafts more inky fingers but well worth it. Also used the Frantage embossing powder on the butterfly and the elegant lady, see her here.

Hope you enjoy the card and if you want to see more pieces from my DT sisters please hop on over and leave them some love.


Blue, Brown & Beige

This month at Vintage Stamping Challenges we would love to see you use the colours Blue, Brown & Beige.

For my DT card I have used the car and a silhouette image from our sponsor Leo at Flonzcrafts.

Inky fingers after making this card but I thought she was so appropriate with all those high winds we are having at the moment, you can find her here.

How generous is Leo from Flonzcrafts he will be letting the winner of this challenge choose $20 worth of stamps from his shop. You have one month to enter the challenge so thinking caps on and show us those gorgeous creations of Blue, Brown & Beige.

Hope you enjoy the card and if you want to see more pieces from my DT sisters please hop on over and leave them some love.


Belle Of The Ball

At my class today instead of giving the girls a plain card to decorate we made our own by cutting out two dies from a Marianne Creatables Scallop Die. The girls all love their stamping and today I made sure they had plenty of that to do. Just a little colouring on the ladies hat and shoulder. We added a real touch of glamour to the stamped lady by dressing her with ribbon and lace. She really didn’t look ready for the ball until the Liquid Pearls were added.