Monday, 27 May 2013

Tags Revisited ....

.... have re-visited some of my tags as in daylight they needed a little tweaking - hope you like the changes (and yes there are six now - lol)







My Very Inky Fingers ...

Those of you who know me, will know that I do not like messy crafting at all. I'll quite happily fussy cut paper and mat and layer until the cows come home but put inks, stamps &masks  in front of me and I break out in a cold sweat. So with shaking hands and after many deep calming breaths I am proud to say that today not only did I get REALLY messy for the very first time but I also used 17 out of 18 Dylusion inks. Felt completely out of my comfort zone but managed to survive the experience.  Here is the evidence of my inky fingers and photos of what I came up with. Happy Crafting xx






Sunday, 26 May 2013

Free Crafting Stash ....

... if you fancy some completely free crafting stash (as shown in the photos below), all you have to do is become a follower of my blog (existing followers can enter too) and leave a comment on this post between now and Friday 31st May 2013. I will pick a winner at random and post your stash out to you ... simples! (Am having a really good sort out ... so more photos will be added as I come across extra stash to give away!)



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Graphic 45 "French Country" Mini Matchbook and Album

Just a very quick post for this evening: I bought a small (3 inch x 5 inch x 1.5 inch) G45 matchbook box the other day and have decorated it using the G45 French Country collection. I have also made a mini album that fits inside the matchbook. Hope you like it.
Started off by painting the box black and then covering it in strips of a piece of 12 x12  Deja Vu from the G45 French Collection

The large brass floral embellishment was painted with some of the new Ranger Patinas in Victorian Gold, Earth and Aged Bronze, (to try to make it look more like a sunflower) really love the effect these Patinas give and will definitely be doing more projects with them. Also added a bit of Treasure Gold.

Covered the inside of the drawer and distress all the edges with Vintage photo distress ink

Am really loving all the fab brass embellishment's that are available now, in fact I can't get enough of them. Have used loads of them on this project and love the way they look.

Side View

Another G45 staple used here - metal button

Bottom of box

I kept the inside of the album fairly simple as I wanted to show off the beautiful papers.

I cut out a couple of sunflowers and added a touch of glossy accents and stickles.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at all the photos - till next time Happy Crafting

Saturday, 18 May 2013

From Plain To Fabulous

OMG, I have fallen totally in love ... with Gilding Flakes, Treasure Gold and Brass embellishments!!! I decided a while ago to make something just for me and bought a small single drawer kit from my fabulous usual suppliers .... Candy Box crafts via Pink Tulip!

I assembled the kit and decided to go mad and cover the whole thing in fabulous Indigo Blu Gilding flakes (Yorkshire Dales) and used Classic Treasure Gold around the edges . I selected a few floral/foliage type brass embellishment's on which I rubbed some Treasure Gold in both Classic Gold and Aquamarine before using them to decorate the top of the box and the drawer front. I also added tiny little adhesive pearls onto the centre of some of the flowers and a gold bow.

I am so happy with this little box and have the perfect place for it in my guest bedroom, where it will tone beautifully with my colour scheme. Off to play with some more brass embellishment's now and my new Ranger Patina's - can't wait to see what I can do with them. Happy Crafting.





Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Pion Design

Have been playing with another couple of sheets of  12 x12 from Pion Design, really love this range of papers. The card is a simple Z-folded 8 x 8. The tags were cut from one of the sheets of 12 x12 and were distressed with Milled Lavender ink. I wrapped some bakers twine and jute cord around a couple of the spools (also cut from the piece of 12 x12) and added 12 small white buttons to another cut-apart and coloured them with a  lilac Promarker. Everything  as then matted onto some black card stock and arranged on the card. I added a few ribbon bows and a small brass scissor embellishment.

Hope you like it xx