Thursday, May 28, 2015

Two Things I Ask - New Journal/Quote Page

When I was young, one of our neighbours had this quote on his desk in the study. It made such an impression on me and has stayed with me all these many years. I finally got round to making it into a printable quote to add to my studio.

I used Lonetta's new 'Priceless' Collection for my page. The items in this bundle are so beautiful, and as always, the bits and pieces are available separately in her Digichick store

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Girly" Quick Page Freebie

As I promised in the blogpost for the "Girly" Mini Kit HERE...I have a quick page gift for you today -

Download the freebie QP HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Just Hopping By... share a fun card!

I've entered this one into the new/current Art Impressions Challenge  : Cards with Movement. Details HERE.

I decided to use just one of the girls from the stamp set 'Hop Hop Hop' (isn't it a FUN image?)

Instead of colouring the whole image I chose to combine colouring with paper piecing.

After fussy cutting the image I attached it to a strip of clear plastic.

I then attached the image to the card base making sure that it will all still fit into a standard envelope. I kept the rest of the embellishments to a minimum as this will be mailed internationally and I want it to arrive in good condition!

The card base is based on a card made by Dawn Griffith. Details HERE and video HERE

The card is intended for a special person who has had a rough few months and I hope it brings a smile to her face every time she sees it. I specifically chose this design so it can be displayed and enjoyed. The little figure sways and bops easily perched on the clear acetate strip.

Can you say FUN?

Hop on over to the AI blog to see the other entries.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Gift Box... a Guy Thing

I recently made this gift box for a dear friend who was having a birthday. I had no idea what to give him...but figured chocolates seldom go to waste. But I wanted something 'nice' to put it in. I like to try and make something a man might actually like...

SVG Cuts to the rescue! YAY!

I made the little suitcase from the Summer Holiday collection, using AC cardstock and papers from Prima's 'Script' pack. The stamps are 'Come Away With Me' by Hampton Art, that co-ordinates with the Graphic 45's 'Come Away With Me Collection' (I bought the paper and stamps from Blitsy btw)

Some embossing details on the decorative panels

I should have made the handle from a double layer of cardstock, and darkened the edges...that would have been better I think.

and stuffed with chocolates. 

Over all I was pretty pleased with the result.

The SVG Collection I used - Summer Holiday 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Friends Wall Decor

I have found quite a few stamps I like in the Art Impressions collection. Among my most favourites are the 'Friends' themed ones. So when I saw the latest AI Challenge  " Lovely Ladies" I just had to play along!

I decided to make a little wall plaque for my craft room to celebrate and remember those lovely crafting lady friends of mine! Crafting with friends is always fun and always ends up in laughing lots, so that the stamp and the sentiment are perfect for this.

I coloured the image with Inktense pencils and water colours and fixed it to a cardboard panel covered with decor paper that I also used to cover some storage boxes in my craft room.

Here it is in place on the wall just above my crafting table under the window.

See the second image in the foreground? I coloured 2 images as I could not decide which colour scheme I liked most for the craft room.
Here is the other one, which I will most likely make up into a card...

I really enjoyed making this and am already thinking of which stamp to use next! I like to have things around me that make me smile, especially when I'm working.

Head on over to the Art Impressions Blog to see the other entries in the challenge!

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Girly" - Free Mini Kit

Well the colours for this month's colour challenge over at Plain Digital Wrapper certainly are bright and FUN!

I had a lot of fun putting together "Girly" I hope you enjoy scrapping with it. Feedback is always welcome.

Download your freebie HERE
Do check back for the free Quick Page coming next week.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Young Charlotte

Lonetta Avelar has a new Mini Kit out this week :  "Rush"

I decided to scrap this lovely little picture of my mom with it...this picture is just one of the many recently discovered 'picture treasures' in my collection!

Young Charlotte

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