Thursday, 30 August 2012

Back to Butterflies

I made this cute little mini album for my grandson, we went on a butterfly workshop when he was staying with me a few weeks ago, he made a butterfly catcher(mashed up fruit, lovely!!!!!) and a mobile, as it was raining we did not seem many butterflies but Thomas enjoyed the afternoon. The Album is made from three cards, two pieces of 12 x 12 paper and two pieces of mountboard and a piece of ribbon.

More Christmas

How sad am I, this is an idea I have been working on using polystyrene cones, pieces of double sided card stuck on and decorated with card candi.

Christmas ideas

Oh that sounds aweful, thinking of Christmas at the end of August, but I am trying to get organised with samples for a workshop or three I am running at the end of September. So here is one idea I have using the theme The Night before Christmas, the stamps are the background is from Stamp Addicts and the toppers are stamps by Clarity Stamps.  The first is a wall hanging.

And the next is a Christmas Card

Butterflies again

My beautiful butterflies have been transported into a scrapbook page.

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Now I know I am not the best photographer in the world, but I was out on garden visit on Wednesday and saw these little beauties and very pleased with the outcome.  The only downside was I got stung by a bee!! that hurt!!

Painting on material

Have been having a go at stamping and painting on material, thanks to Lin Brown for inspiration. Complete with crumpled flower!!

Here is a little wall hanging I have made, very soon it will be on its way to you Sue,  for our monthly swap, just not sure what month I am working on at the moment.

I am pleased with the results and off to practice more!!!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Summer Days

This is not quite holidays, but its sort of what I think is summer holidays.  I loved making the tissue tape flower, I have made one or two recently but thats for another post soon, when I find the picture.  Trying to get back into challenges but there is just not enough hours in the day for me. And the Olympics have taken over alot of my time, but it has been amazing.

Golden Wedding Card

I am off to a golden wedding party on Wednesday so here is the card I have made complete with matching box.  I am also using this to enter the Metal  Stampman Challenge.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

For another project!!

I have been working on mini albums for another potential project, here is what I have created so far.

This one is a standard tag album made using DL envelopes and bound using the Bind it All machine.

The second one is a desk top flip over jobby made using mountboard, paper and what I call D rings but I dont think that is the correct name, but they come apart on hinges. Sorry second picture is not the

Washi Tape Flowers

I had a go at making these little beauties this morning.  All are cut from a 3" circle but come out different depending on how tight you roll them and also what you use to stick together. For the Blue, Pink and Purple one (my first attempt) I tried to stick with Glossy Accents. This was not the best medium to stick with, so for the others I used the hot glue gun much more successful.  Although I like the bigger one the smaller ones look neater and dont need a bead in the centre to cover the workings!!!

But I am well pleased with them!!!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tag Card

Sorry missing again firstly had daughters dogs staying then grandson, so only crafting that happened was what he wanted to do so none of mine, but we had a good time.  Back to crafting now - I am working on projects for my Thursday craft club, here is a tag book, includes paper folding etc.