Sunday, 24 July 2011

Thank you!

These are some cards I made for some very special ladies! Not my usual style as I really don't do cute, but I felt that some how these fitted the bill!

I made seven in total! My tape pen ran out, then my double sided tape and finally my trusty gold krylon pen  gave up the ghost!

I made a standard 6 x 6 easel card and matted with various papers from my stash. I used the new cheery Lynn dies, Dainty Dutch deco, Celtic Fire Rectangle, and exotic butterflies, which are beautiful and detailed. My first time of using digi images, these are from Sugar nellie and are coloured in with pro markers and distress inks. Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I attached a small pair of sterling silver pearl earrings I made as a gift!

I am entering these in the following challenges

Hope you have all had a fab weekend. It has been a gorgeous sunny day, perhaps we will get a summer after all.

Happy Crafting  & a big thank you for all your lovely comments,  they are all very much appreciated. X

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Little Angel Wisdom Box

I used a small wooden box  similar ones are available here. I gave the box a couple of coats of matt paint and stamped Loast Coast Designs ~ Praying Angel on the lid and Lost Coast Designs ~ Words on all four sides. The image was lightly coloured with distress inks and coated with varnish to protect the stamped images.

Another little box I altered using lost coast designs cameo set, I think it looks rather like an old Victorian cigar box! LOL! I added detail using a gold leafing pen and some braid and a tassel chain.

Short & sweet as off to finish some more cards.

Happy Crafting XX

Monday, 11 July 2011

Crafty Individuals Challenge ~ Wedding Casket

The theme for the July Crafty Individuals Challenge is pink, cream & brown. Mmmm what a lovely combo, lush and vintage. I actually did two, but decided to enter the Wedding Casket.

I altered a wooden jewellery box, which I painted using pink and brown matt emulsion and crackled. I then used CI - 161 and stamped the script randomly over the box with coffee archival ink. I sprayed the box with crafters companion varnish. I used cream cotton which I painted with gesso and stamped CI - 139 and coloured with distress inks. I then coated with matt mod podge to protect the stamped image, finally outlining with a gold leafing pen.

I dyed some white lace with hubby's tea bags. LOL! Then attached the lace and added pearls. I made a ribbon rose following one of the many youtube tutorials and added another lacy embellishment. Finally screwing on a Tim Holtz curio knob and feet to complete the casket.

I am also entering this into Our Vintage Affair July Challenge  ~ Wedding

The notebook is covered in some Claudine Hellmuth sticky canvas on which I printed a digital design. I added  tea dyed lace pearls and cream roses. I die cut some Tim Holtz vintage shabby paper with the baroque die then stamped with a Katzelcraft stamp. I used pro markers to colour  CI - 322 then cut, outlining with gold leafing pen and coated in glossy accents. Another ribbon rose and some danglies from my stash.

This is entered for the following challenges 

Thanks for all the lovely comments you are leaving.

Happy Crafting X

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Earrings & Things

Just a short blog post for today. This is designed for The Happy Daze Challenge Dangly Things.
I used Pink paislee butterfly garden papers on thick cardboard then diecut using the Tim Holtz baroque Bigz die. The stamps used are Lost Coast Designs Labels again! Well at least I'm getting good use out of them  & another well used set, Pink Paislee Butterfly garden. The image stamps are from Kreativ Hobby. I used my eyelet setting tool to attach the chain and earrings and Tim Holtz hitch fasteners to finish.

Getting very excited as off to see Take That on Friday for the fifth time, obsessed or what! LOL.

Happy Crafting!