Saturday, 17 March 2018

Use your scraps - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Such a fun challenge today over at Sweet Stampin'... we want you to dig through your stash and use up some paper scraps (because you know you have loads of them...).

I made a bookmark this week, as my last one had fallen apart. I used the leftover strips that I trimmed from some 6x6 sheets when I was decorating a mini album. They were all a perfect 1cm, which lent itself nicely to the following:

I stamped a Creative Expressions sentiment and cut each word out, then rearranged them on the tag. Finally a coat of Vintage Collage Medium tied everything together.

I'm thinking of making a whole heap of these for our next craft fair. I could stick one in each bag when people buy something...

That's it from me, your turn!

Have a great weekend!


Because it would be rude not to, I'm going to take my snippets over to the playground

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Sentiment only - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Hope you're all staying wrapped up nice and warm! Amazingly, Leeds has not had weather as bad as everywhere else for a change! Only a couple of inches of snow, and roads clear and buses running. Hasn't stopped people from claiming they're snowed in though, because if there's an excuse to be had, they'll take it! lol.

Speaking of excuses... If you need an excuse to get crafty, how about the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'? we're looking for Sentiment only creations this week.

Perfect excuse to break out some of my favourite stamps!

It's of course a LOTV stamp, and I combined it with some vintage papers and some brown raffia for a masculine touch, so I could give it to my grandfather for his 92nd. A little gold frantage here and there just finished it off.

Your turn! Come and join in with the Sweeties and show off your sentiments. You don't really want to go out into the cold today anyhow, right?

Have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, 1 March 2018

March challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again!

Back with project number 2, this time for Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where we are also looking for altered art and mixed media projects.

I started with another Fernli Designs base - a large heart this time - and turned it into a shabby chic wall hanging/note holder.

I covered the heart in some actual sheet music and used a handful of Craft Box embellishments and a pretty Prima flower. I just adore the white and gold clock!

I popped a pretty vintage photo (A Pion one, I believe...) in the pocket I made out of lace. there's plenty of room in there for notes/photos or other ephemera too.

And now it's your turn! To take a peek and see what the rest of the team have prepared for you, and then why not have a go yourself?

Have a fantabulous day!


March challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all!

March again already. I dare not blink in case it's Christmas again when I do!
It's new challenge time over at Altered Eclectics, where we're looking for your altered art and mixed media.

I decorated a large MDF tag from Fernli Designs with lots of Craft Box goodies.

Now my fellow teamies have cooked up some gorgeous projects for you all, so don't forget to go take a peek!

Back in just a moment with another project...


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Add a tag - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meeeee!!! As you're reading this, I am most likely off participating in joint birthday celebrations with my grandfather. He's 92 today!

while I did make him a birthday card, it doesn't fit this week's theme at Sweet Stampin', which is add a tag, so I made another, using the excuse for a spot of shabby prettiness...

The stamp is a Creative expressions one I got (myself, lol) for Christmas, and the papers are LOTV. Flowers are a combination of Craft Box and Wild Orchid Crafts.

The tag pulls out and has "Have a Bloomin' great day" stamped on the back.

Your turn, come and share your "tagged" creations with us (but don't forget to stamp!). If you need more inspiration, my fellow Sweeties have prepared some great things for you!

I'm off to locate some cake!

Have a most fantabulous weekend!


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Anything but a birthday - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

New challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and we're looking for anything but a birthday today.
Remember, it doesn't need to be a card, but it does need to have stamping on it somewhere!

I had a play with some LOTV stamps and paper for this new baby card:

I really love this stamp, and love how it can be a boy or a girl depending on how it's coloured.

I'm also quite sure that buttons are in fact a requirement on new baby cards. not sure why, but there it is...

Hope you'll all come and play with us!

Have a most fantabulous weekend!


Thursday, 1 February 2018

February challenge - Altered Eclectics

Hello again!

Back again with my second post for a challenge starting back up after the Christmas break! This time, Altered Eclectics is looking for your altered art, and the team have put together some fab inspiration for you!

I played about with a greyboard mini album blank, and a gorgeous paper pad from Stamperia.

Sorry, this post is going to be a little picture heavy!

The front was decorated with a variety of nautical embellishments, such as seashells from the beach at Filey, Hessian and twine, and some Polaris stones (I got the stones and the papers from Craft Box)
The cute little ship's wheel is from Fernli Designs. I think I got the letter stickers from The works...

The Stamperia pad is full of stunning papers, and even includes some designs to cut out and turn into little envelopes, which is of course perfect for a mini album. The paper is a little more expensive than I'd like though. Didn't realise when I bought it that it was only 10 sheets, but the price reflected a full-sized pad! So a rare treat it is.

I cut several nautical characters with a set of First Edition dies, and scattered them throughout the album. I tried several different types of card, but decided I liked the black silhouette effect best.

There are lots of journaling cards/photo mats which I cut from the pad and placed in some of the pockets.

I left the back blank so it can lie flat without damaging anything.

Et voila! One nautical mini album. I really want to go on holiday now! lol.

Whew! You made it to the end! Your turn. Go take a peek at the lovely projects waiting for you over on the blog, and then please do come and play with us!

Have an awesomesauce day!