Monday 30 March 2015

A Gelli Journal

Hello to you all, Well yesterday turned out to be a wonderful family day......
I have been wondering what to do with all the papers I have been making with my Gelli Plate, so have decided to use them in a journal.

This is the front cover, I have just torn and cut pieces of Gelli paper to decorate

This is the first page showing a couple of papers


And the facing page showing some more cut up shapes of the Gelli patterns

I will be adding more, so watch this

I am entering this into
613 Avenue " Anything Goes"
Scribble and Scrap "Anything Goes"
Addicted to Stamps "Make your Mark" (My Gelli Papers)

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Sunday 29 March 2015

A Moonlight Swim

Hello to you all, I am sharing another stampscapes scene  using distress inks  and some masking.

A busy day today the family are coming round...It is Tommy's birthday,quite a significant one

I am entering this into
Simply Create Too "Anything Goes"
Simply Papercraft "Anything Goes"
Sister Act "Anything Goes"

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Saturday 28 March 2015

A Gold and Silver Tag

Hello to you all I am sharing a tag today, That's Crafty are wanting you to use Gold and Silver.

I started by  die-cutting some black card and using my fingers covering them all with Gold and Silver Inka Gold not knowing what I would end up using.

I then put some silver through a leaf stencil

I positioned  all my dies how I wanted them and stuck them down. The sentiment was stamped onto some card that was covered in some silver Inka Gold and cut out then stuck down I outlined the worde with a black marker.

I am entering this into
That's Crafty  "Gold and Silver"
Simply Create Too "Anything Goes"
Simply Papercraft "Anything Goes"
Sister Act "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"

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Friday 27 March 2015

Friends with Flair

Hello.....My card share today uses some Unity Stamps from the "Moment by Moment" set 
I have clear embossed with Black versafine ink onto red card then added some ribbon and flowers.
This was then matted onto some craft
I am entering this into
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Unity Stamps "Friends with  Flair"

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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Grunge Paste at Paper Artsy

Hello to you all...I have some more wood art today. They are looking for "Altered Grunge Paste" over at Paper Artsy this fortnight. I have put  my grunge paste through a couple of stencils.  

When dry I painted over my wood plaque with  acrylic paints and again when this was dry I sanded it all to bring out the white of the grunge paste and smooth it out. I then stamped Tims butterfly onto some card coloured it with distress inks and fussy cut it before sticking it to my plaque. I finished off with some silver paste around the

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Monday 23 March 2015

A Simple Thank You

I am sharing a simple thank you card today, I have just used the negative of a thnk you die on one of my Gelli papers, matted this onto white card and added some Burlap and roses.

Such a simple card,but effective.

I am entering this into
Aud Sentiments "Use a Two Word Sentiment"
Brown Sugar "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz "No Designer Paper"
Creative Fingers "Anything Goes"

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Sunday 22 March 2015

A Door Plaque

Hello to you all I have been playing with Lin Browns Houses again,this time onto some wood that I have cut to make a door plaque, I stamped the houses using the shadow stamp and main stamp onto some card  that had been coloured with distress ink,I then cut these out and stuck them onto my backgroun that has been made using Pan Pastels and a Mask for the moon...I stamped the sentiment and birds before going round the edges of the plaque and houses with a Black Pitt pen
I have been watching leandra's  Paper Artsy video on Deconstruction and repurposing. .xxx

I am entering this into
PaperArtsy  "Deconstruction"
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Saturday 21 March 2015

A Minature Book

Hello to you all, I have something a little different today....A Minature Book... 
This measures 6cm x 5cm. closed 

My front cover was made by sticking on the diecut bird and cage then covering a piece of chipboard with Viva Decor metalic paint and some Inca Gold. I have tried to make it look a bit rusty....

the back cover was treated the same but I stamped the letters cut them out and stuck them on with foam pads

My pages are a folded piece of card that I inked with Distress inks and stamped on a selection of Lavinia stamps ( Leaf Trail,Cherry Blossom and Dandilions 2. the words are from Tim Holtz 

I would like to enter this into
Lavinia Stamps "Add Some Gems"
Thats Crafty "Wings and Things
Paper Artsy "Deconstruction" inspired by Pam Thorburns mini album and Julie Ann lee with her Rusty Shrine.

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Thursday 19 March 2015

Duck Pond

Hello to you all,I have been having a play with my Stampscapes. I have added more colours to the night sky.Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge,Mowed lawn and Seedless Preserves,must say I love the effect. The stamps I used are all from
I am entering this into
Scrappers Delights "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly "Happy Anything"
Lil Patch of Crafty "Anything Goes"
Make my Monday "A Scenic Card"
The Crazy Challenge "In the Dark"

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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Just Because

Hello to you all, well the days are getting longer now so Spring is almost upon us....I think Spring is my favourite time of the year with all the new growth  even the birds are happier.
My share today reflects the brighter days ahead....The sentiment is from Unity Stamps and the papers from Basic

I am entering this into
Unity Stamps "Friends with Flair"
Fan-tastic Tuesday "Anything Goes"
PTT "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday 17 March 2015

A Scrapbook Page

Hello to you all,yes you read right, I am back to doing a bit of Scrapbooking,it is what started me off with making cards and I haven't done any scrapbooks for a while and have had two additions to the family that need to be chronicled. I am talking about two Granddaughters Ava and Imogen.....
I am doing things a little differently to the Scrapbooks that I have now.There seems to be a trend at the moment called Project life although I am not doing it strictly the way it is meant to be done I have just got a 6 x 8 inch album and seeing where it takes me ...I will show the progress as I go along. 
Most of the pages in the project Life are divided up with little pockets which I am doing but I am also adding full pages,which leads me to this page which is 6x8 and will slip into a clear page protector.
I wanted this page to have the simple black and white theme, I shall write all the neccessary info on the opposite page. I followed a layout for the Unity Stamps Be Inspired challenge challenge and used stamps from "Jan 2015 KOM" and the sentiment is from "Moment by Moment"

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Monday 16 March 2015

Paper Artsy

I have a project for the Paper Artsy challenge which this time is all about Deconstruction . My inspiration came from Pam Thorburn and a you tube video from Leandra on painting onto tissue paper (Thank you so much for this Leandra)...I decided I wanted to cover a notelet box with my own painted tissue paper,making my own Decoupage Paper.

I set about making my papers first, brayering on Fresco Acrylics Sky,CandyFloss and South Pacific

Once dry I tore it all up into roughly 3cm pieces

These were all glued on with  diluted PVA glue to cover both the inside and out.

I decoated with some flowers that I made using the JOFY 24 stampsheet ,I stamped them out painted them with Faded Jeans distress ink and highlighted with a white pen then cut them out and stuck them in place finishing them off with a button in the middle.

The inside of the lid I decorated with a Doily stencil and some texture paste

All in all this turned out fabulous, not sure what I will use this for yet....Maybe a jewelery

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Saturday 14 March 2015

Wings and Things

Hello to you all,I am sharing a tag I have made for Thats Crafty, who are looking for Wings and Things this fortnight, I have used the gorgeous butterfly of Tims, My background has been made with Fresco paints and stencils.  I highlited the image with a white

I am entering this into
Thats Crafty "Wings and Things"
Take it Make it "Anything Goes"
The Artistic Stamper "Spring is Coming"

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And the Winners Are

Hello welcome back thank you so much for all the lovely
comments you have all left
I thought it fair to put the five days into a hat and pick two of these and the days picked are
Tuesday and Thursday
I put all the names in a hat and  the first winner from Tuesday  is

Teresa Godines who said "Super Sweet"

and the second winner from Thursday is
KraftyKoolKat  Cathy, who said "Another Beautiful creation today Doreen,I adore the colour"

Congratulations to you both

If you could send me an e-mail which you can find at the top left of my page
giving me your Name and address I will pass your info on to Unity Stamps
and they will send you your prize.

Thank you all once again for joining me on my five days of Growing in Unity I have had so much
fun using these fabulous
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Friday 13 March 2015

Guest Designer-Growing in Unity Day 5

Well this is my last day to share my Growing in Unity Post I have had so much fun using these fab stamps and having you all join me.
I have used a Gelli Plate background today, the image is from the December 2014 KOM that has been coloured with Promarkers....The sentiment is from the Moment by Moment stamp set .

Be sure to leave a comment as Two lucky people will have the chance to win 25 random stamps
from Unity
Check back here tomorrow for the two comment winners.
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Thursday 12 March 2015

Guest Designer-Growing in Unity Day 4

Well I am now up to day four of my five days of Growing in Unity

My card share today uses the Be Joyful Itty Bitty set and I have used the Emboss resist technique for this  and the sentiment using Seedless Preserves Distress ink and another Gelli Background

All the stamps used are available from Unity Stamp Co
Be sure to leave a comment as Two lucky people will have the chance to win 25 random stamps
from Unity 

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Wednesday 11 March 2015

Tim's 12 tags of 2015-March

Hello to you all, I am sharing a tag today....not any old tag this is a tag for Tims Tag Challenge, I have never entered before but just felt like having a go. I must say I loved doing this and think I will carry on doing them. I didn't have all the items needed,so this is my interpretation. I have used ditress inks not paint and my cogs are black card distressed to look like brass.

Tims Tutorial is here, very educational.

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Guest Designer for Indigo Blu

Hello to you all.On Indigo Blu last month I was picked as one of their top three and have been given the chance to be a guest designer for them this month where the  challenge is
"Spring Greens"

For my card I have used a freebie  set  which consists of stamps from various sets available in the shop. I first made my background with some Gelato’s that I blended with a baby wipe , next I masked off some of  my main image as it was a little longer than I wanted, I then stamped this along the bottom of my card. I inked up the flower stamp and stamped where I thought it should go. I drew in the stems with a black pen. I didn’t want the entire sentiment so again masked off the portion that I didn’t want to use and just inked up the portion that I wanted.

Lastly I matted this onto some green cardstock and attached it to my card.
I am entering this into
The Artistic Stamper "Spring is Coming"
Crafts Galore "Anything Goes"
Scrap Creations "Use some Green"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"

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Guest Designer-Growing in Unity Day 3

Well I am up to day three of my Growing in Unity

 I will be featuring projects using Unity Stamp Co stamps all week.  

Look for a new post everyday this week.

I have decided on a bit of mixed media on canvas today using Angie Blom's "Harmony Girl"

 The background has been made with Acrylic paints 

 I stamped the image onto some tissue and coloured it from the back....If you paint around the image with water you can then pull away the excess tissue and leave a ragged edge which then looks better when you stick it to the canvas

I have then added stencils flowers and butterflies along with the sentiment

Dont forget

Be sure to leave a comment as Two lucky people will have the chance to win 25 random stamps
from Unity Stamps

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