Sunday, 27 April 2008

Distressed Embossing

I've been playing with my new fancy corners, cuttlebug embossing folders. The image was embossed at random over a piece of card and then swpied over with a distressed ink pad. This obviously picked up the raised pieces, and I did the same on the reverse (bottom picture). I then added a few more colours and scrunched the card up, flattened it back out again and swiped the ink pad across again, this time the colours picked up on some of the creases too. I used a piece of 'cut n dry' and my stipple brush to get in all the little gaps. It's my mums birthday in May and she loves flowers, so I may incorporate this top piece into a card for her

Thanks to Sue at Paper Paradise for the technique info and also to Glenda Waterworth of Elusive Images & Graphicus for sharing on her blog (post dated 02 March)

This one was done exactly the same way, but I didn't use as many different colours. Due to the wetness of the ink, it tore in places, I quite like the effects.

Embossed Christmas Cards

My mate Mags on the Lotstodo Forum, thinks I'm crackers. I made some Christmas cards yesterday because I'd ordered some embossing folders for my Cuttlebug from Sue at Paper Paradise and of course, I had to have a play with them. The embossed pieces have been cut out and have been matted and layered. Very simple and basic. They will be sent to the people who don't really appreciate my handmade cards. For a first attempt, I was pleased with them!! I used pearlescent card, cream and silver

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

I've Started!!!!

I received this little lot in the post today from my mate LazyKay. She has made me a little notebook to keep a log of my miles, a stunning card made from metal and coloured with alcohol inks and a fab key ring of Fraz made with UTEE which is already housing my desk drawer key.

I officially started yesterday, and it was all a bit hectic to tell you the truth, but as I get more into it I'm sure it'll be fine

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Gothic Arches

Yes you've guessed it, the them is 'purple'. Made these for a swap on Lotstodo Forum. They are all stamped and/or chalked in a few shades of purple!!!! I'm quite pleased with the results and it's amazing how many different effects you can get with the same bunch of colours

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Sue (Monalisa) and Ang (AngC) from the Lotstodo Forum. I have to tell you 7 facts about me that you may or may not already know!!! So here goes:

1 I love dogs, especially Fraser and his Uncle Archie

2 I'm not so fond of kids

3 I hate the colour BLUE

4 I love to ski

5 I love to craft and make something from nothing

6 I love to watch motor sports - bikes and cars mostly - on tv or at the track

7 I can't cook!!!!!

Now I have to tag 5 people and you all have to go through the same process, so the named and shamed are:

LazyKay (aka Kathleen)
Helena (aka Helena!!!)
Mee (aka Jo)
CrafyC (aka Claire)
Angel (aka Burnice)

Have fun!!!!

Friday, 18 April 2008

CI Fat Pages

Another fat page swap on Lotstodo Forum and I know I said I wouldn't do fat pages, but I just love Crafty Individuals stamps, so how could I refuse. I've tried just to use CI images and stamps - quite pleased with the results so far

Canvas Collage

It's Andrea's birthday today from the Lotstodo Forum. This is the canvas collage that I made for her. It's made from all sorts of bits and bobs!!! - hope she likes it

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Another Arch

Decided to make another one whilst I was playing!!! Paper Artsy Stamps, distressed inks, weathered wood & lavender for the background. Stazon, ultramarine for the words and scratches, royal purple for the image

Paris Arch Challenge

Hilda put a gothic arch on her blog and the theme of the challenge was 'Paris', so I decided to do one too!!! Have no idea whose forum challenge it is though!!!! They are Sir Tim papers

Last 2 Pages!!!

My last 2 pages, so if you're in the swap they'll be on their way soon!!!

Thank Yous

Thank you to Chris for my lovely card in my favourite colours - I love it

Thank you to everyone on the Lotstodo Forum for my Happy Tag book - I will treasure it

More Fat Pages for the Swap

Managed to get another 8 finished yesterday, I'm hoping to complete the remaining 2 sometime today!!! Various techniques and stamps used to create these ones

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Stamping Fat Pages Swap

Managed to make 10 of my 22 fat pages today, so only another 10 more to go, as I'm also using the 2 with tags on from the previous post

Lotstodo Week 4 Challenge

This weeks challenge on Lotstodo Forum was 'Tag It'. So I made 3 atc's as I am hosting an atc swap entitled 'incorporate a tag' on the UkStampers Forum and I am also involved in a fat page swap which is entitled 'rubber stamping' on the Lotstodo Forum. I have 22 pages to do, so I have encompassed tags onto all of the above so that they can be used elsewhere!!! Distressed inks have been used for all of the backgrounds apart from the middle atc, alcohol inks were used with blending solution and a water brush pen. The stamps are from a Paperartsy - US Stagelights Set

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Frazzie 12 x 12 Pages

Hurrah - the last of my scrap book pages for a while, that is until I get some more photos of Frazzie developed. Can't wait to do the ones of him in the snow at Easter

Round the World - Tortuga

This month on Lotstodo around the world trip, we are off to TORTUGA - apparently it has something to do with The Pirates of the Caribbean. The swap is for a tag, an atc and a fat page. All pieces have been covered with pirate paper which I picked up from Paper Paradise and the stickers are from the Dollar shop in Canada!!!!

Paper Paradise Layout Challenge

This is a layout for a challenge on Paper Paradise Forum. It's a 12 x 12 page of Frazzie in his younger days last summer with his frisbee. The journalling under the Frazzie just says 12 August 2007 which is the date the picture was taken

Thursday, 10 April 2008

NVQ Assessor

Just to let everyone know, if you didn't know already, I had an interview this morning for an NVQ Assessor of Business & Administration at the Council. They phoned me this afternoon to offer me the job, which I accepted. At present haven't got any more details than that. But I would just like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement xxxx

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

A Few More Holiday Scrap Pages

Some more of my bob basic pages

Holiday Scrap Pages

YAY - I have finally finished. Ended up with 35 pages all together, a mini marathon. So here are some of the pages. They are only bob basic because I wanted the photo(s) to be the main feature and what with so many to do too!!!! Just basic ripping and tearing and matting and layering, nothing flash

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Lotstodo Week 3 Challenge

This weeks challenge on Lotstodo Week 3 challenge was set by Hilda and the topic was 'Collage'. As I have been scrapping my holiday photo's, I thought I could use this page. If you do not think it's suitable, please let me know and I'll try to do something else (but can't promise!!!)

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