Sunday, 28 February 2010

febs crafty stash layout

This is February's layout for crafty stash the recipe is : Prima papers Blooming Retro range,cocoa, pumpkin pie and origami gardens, assorted blooms crystal gems a prima fabric word (loved that) and organza ribbon.
This is not my usual type of layout quite sparse really but that's the point its not your own choice so its different. Also we have actually used the green backing of the fabric word that's different too!! The gems in the semi circle should have been hand stitched french knots whatever they are err don't do hand sewing no way so I did my own thing there
The pic itself is one we had done of all 3 girlies at picture proud at Elsecar heritage centre 18 months ago Sars was hysterical after being asked to pout this does not come naturally to Sara Holly and Alicia yes Sara no lol x thanks for popping by x

Friday, 26 February 2010

layout from last night

This is my L/O from last night at craftden its one of two pics Sara had of me 30 years ago where has the time gone along with the nice teeth nice flawless skin and thick hair oh and slim body lets say I'm deeply depressed.
last nights recipe (cheerer things) pink bazzil 3 shades a patterned paper called promise me from the cloisonne collection by g.c.d. various flower punches some flower soft. I cut letters on my cricut but had to edge them in black ink so they showed up then I put a pearl in each flower center I may tweak it a bit more. x

Sunday, 21 February 2010

pink again but with a little choclate

This is Denise's card another pink one "NO MORE PINK" I'm all pinked out I think I need to do some scrapbooking for a change I have hit an inspiration wall again, everything seems to look the same.

Friday, 19 February 2010

quick card with prismas

This was the last one of the four card marathon session for the in laws this is for Libby and I coloured it with prismacolour pencils another "new " for me practice is needed but it is quite therapeutic blending blending and more blending. It had to be done quick coz Holly needed to post today and I wasn't feeling 100% so didn't go scrapping at craftden boo hoo
Thanks for popping by xx

Monday, 15 February 2010

Do me a favour mum!!!!!!!!!argggg

"I was just wondering if you could do me a favour mum are you crafting tonight?" why did my heart sink lol Alicia and her favours "can you do me an engagement card for tomorrow?" this was at 4pm this afternoon so Ive produced this, fortunately she loves it .
I took inspiration from and have tried some masking not quite in the right place but you wouldn't know if you close your eyes. Distress inks and magnolias again no change there then but I DO love em and a giant Martha Stewart punch.
I have just noticed that the last two cards and the next one are pink pink pink must like it I think x

Sunday, 14 February 2010

busy week for cards

This is a card for my mum in law Janet in one family we have Denise on 22nd Feb, Janet on 27th Feb, Archie on 9th March and Libby on 8th April phew got to get a move on.
Another magnolia stamped image distress coloured and mounted on ov al nestie on pink bazzil. I cut a border with new Martha Stewart punch from craftden and a couple pearl hearts.I hope you have all had a lovely day x

Saturday, 13 February 2010

One down one to go!!!

Here's my page from a week last Thurs at craftden its not a good pic though is it? Its bazzil, background stamped with a couple of old hero arts butterfly stamps and various sentiment stamps.I only had one small picture so had to expand the page with embellies, various sizzix dies and a bit of my minds eye papers but I have boobed the bottom flower looks as though it has a black line through it but its in the pattern, but looks weird on pic, never mind. I love the large monarch butterfly ms punch Lynne has them in stock at craftden. Just one more page to catch up on. wayhay

Monday, 8 February 2010

How late is this? oopps

This is my scrapbook page from two weeks ago I couldn't find my camera so I'm just catching up now. These are pics of Holly's 18th birthday as you can see they dressed up (again) and had a fabulous time.
The papers are blonde moments mounted on black and cut round two edges with a stamped template then added a bit of blonde moments ribbon and pleated it oh I forgot we stamped a Tim holtz background stamp in black first, then did a bit of doodling round edges a swirl done with magenta stickles and a few layered flowers then I made an 18 out of an 8 and a 4 because I had used the 1 so I had to cut down a 4 "where theres a will theres a way" I painted it with wild plum dabber then glammour dusted it and covered it with glossy accents now I've got to go and finish last weeks page such a hard life eh lol x

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

What I do is.............

One or two peeps have asked how I did the distress ink colouring well I do it like this and its probably not right but hey ho here goes (no photos I'm afraid) all items except watercolour paper from Lynne at

1 stamp image onto watercolour card with archival ink

2 wet paper inside image before painting this is important

3 I use an ordinary paintbrush set I bought from tesco but use what works for you
I take the colour straight from the distress pad on a damp brush using the back of my left hand to dry off a too wet brush I tend to get a chapped hand ha ha

4 start coloring at edges then drag colour across the image keeping depth at edges and blend blend getting lighter toward the centre until you get the desired effect a case of practice makes perfect or at least better lol. sometimes I have to keep the card quite wet but not sopping wet

I hope this helps but the new Magnolia mag ( Lynne is a stockist) is supposed to have a proper professional instructional tutorial which will have a much better finished article xx