Sunday, 15 January 2012

Xmas layout

The December crop kit at otley is always a challenge. Papers and embellishments provided, but no sketch. Once i saw the bakers twine i knew exactly what i wanted to do. Firstly i watered down Jenni Bowlin red paint in a mini mister bottle and sprayed on the 12x12 sheet of cream card stock. Put two eyelets on the page and strung through my bakes twine. There was a mix of authentic and my minds eye papers alongside some T/H kraft paper. So i used the strips and made a banner, punched out circles, used two papertrey ink stamps and happy die. A small Melissa Frances frame, tag, bingo card and red bakers twine i had in my stash added to the layout. The photo is of our little boy opening his presents that were in his stocking, and the sheer excitement all over his face

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I know i haven't posted anything for ages, but with Christmas and the family catching the dreaded cold and the D and V bug there hasn't been alot of time to craft or blog. I have rushed to get things done which meant some of the family missed out on handmade cards - note to self start Xmas cards early. Amy way i thought i would show you what i have done. First of all the bramford challenge. We were given blank door hangers from Tracey and then we picked a name. So my hanger is for................. (not telling), But I'll give you a clue - she totally loves anything Tim holtz and even has his signature.
I started by using distress stain and inks to colour the front of the hanger, Stamped a background from waltzing mouse stamps, made a frame from chipboard and covered in MME papers. Made a grunge board flower and two buttons for the centre. Leaves are a stamp from wendy vecchi as well as the sentiment. Bottle is from maya rd and accented with lace, ribbon and bead.

The back was painted and distress inked, Tim holtz stamp used, leaves and button as embellishments I hope she likes it

I made this for my friend at work. It was a secret Santa. Bought the frame from the range took the glass out and embellished it with MME papers and butterfly cut from a sizzix bigz die and a paper flower

And i place the frame in a Kraft gift bag to which i made a wreath using T/H tattered leaves and mini tattered leaves, buttons and stickers