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File Folder Playtime Take 2

Battery all charged and Mr camera was just raring to go on this little beauty – loads of yummy photos.

Check here to see the first post about how the file folder came about.  Ready ….. well lets get started!!!!

The whole thing when opened with lots of flippy flappy things going on.  Loads of space for photos to be added and with too many stamps and techniques used for me to mention but I am sure you will know many of them.

Onto the close ups.  First pic is the inside flap which could go either on the outside or inside, your choice.  Next is of the flap opened with a little tag that when flipped up shows off a real fabby picture of me … I know – wishful thinking!!!

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These pics show the flaps closed then whats underneath when opened.  Sorry for the milky look of the window but that’s the acetate reflecting off the camera.

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Nearly finished thanks for your patience in scrolling down to have a look hope you have enjoyed perusing as much as I did making x x

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My next Skype session with Irene is Wednesday … when we will be making ……. well, let’s wait and see  ūüėČ



FSC – Meets Alison

¬†Fashionable Stamping Challenges¬†this fortnight have a fabulous theme of ¬†“3D” which was picked by our amazing guest this fortnight namely Alison from Words and Pictures.

For my 3D project I have altered two bottles.  Here are the bottles in their naked form and below you can see them all dressed in their finery.  I have also included a pic of the stamped tissue paper which was adhered to the bottle after I had coloured in the stamped images.


Here are both bottles with some flowers in … stamped flowers are from Stampin Up. ¬†Added some pretty wooden beads for decoration.

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All the stamps used on the yellow bottle are from Stampin Up and the pink bottle I have used Inkylicious, darkroom door and Kaisercraft

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning. ¬†Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from¬†Flonz’s¬†store.


Wish List Wallet

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have an Anything Goes theme which was picked by the lovely Esther.

I have made another project which will sit on my craft desk it is a wish list wallet and inside I have added a little notebook plus pen ready for adding all the crafty goodies I want to buy at Ally Pally in April. Loads of stamping and the little goose in the top right hand corner was made by triple embossing an oval piece of chipboard then stamping into it before adding gilding wax to the edges.

When fully opened you can see my bird has been stamped onto some faux leather card. Used the age ole technique of making faux leather, which Sheena has revived but her method is with glycerine. When I first saw this being done with card it was with the Rangers Ink Refresher and I have now tried both products and the Ink Refresher just has the edge for me but they both do work. Also added a little pocket for a tag I made but forgot to take a photo.

The notebook and pen were bought whilst shopping in Newbridge last week, only ‚ā¨1 for both.


Such a classy image but for the life of me I can’t remember where I bought it. Printed onto canvas paper to give an aged look then stamped the edge with a grid stamp from Stampin Up. The rather oversized bird cage is a Kaiser craft stamp. The rest of the stamps are from Indigo Blu, Darkroom Door, PaperArtsy and last but not least Stampers Anonymous.The background cardstock is of course from G45.


It would be fantastic if you could pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashionettes have created.


Yum Yum Raspberry, Chocolate & Cream At FSC

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight has a colour theme which was picked by the lovely Yvonne. She would love to see Raspberry, Chocolate and Cream on your makes.

Please don’t laugh when you start reading this post … I am deadly serious.

This is the start of one of my New Year’s Resolution which is to get ahead of the game with birthday cards for my family and friends in 2014.

I am always “behind throwing” when it comes to giving cards, so let me show you my first birthday card make of 2014 for my son’s birthday on the 30th October. I can show family cards because none of them look at my blog!!!

Each time I make something I am determined that it will fit in with someone’s birthday for next year (wonder how long this will last). At the moment I am in the process of making a file folder to put them all in.

I am more comfortable with doing collages and fussy cutting when it comes to making cards and this one certainly had loads thrown at it.

Not sure how my son is going to like the colour scheme but this is the way the card went and I carried on with it. To be more truthful the uber talented Dot and I picked the same stamp for our projects so I changed course mid-stream and the other will be shown at a later date (someone else’s birthday).

My son’s name is John-Paul but it has always been shortened to JP. Used another of Tim’s stencils for the initials called Cargo. Recently bought the Darkroom Door stamps, Correspondence which takes up the majority of the card, love them to bits. The men are from Flonzcrafts.

Wow one down, will probably get another one done before the resolution goes **** [CENSORED in the interests of national security] up. Can you tell that I worked at The British Embassy in Kuwait for 6 years??


Please please pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashionettes have created.