Friday, January 29, 2010

Scrapbook pages

I apologise for the lack of posts lately but I am not really in the mood for craft due to personal issues. I did do a little scrapbooking this week as it was all in a box waiting for me to put it together so little brain power was needed. This is my dear departed Billcat, he sadly died a couple of years ago so it was hard to make this then but although I miss him still its getting a little easier. He was such a lovely boy and he was so photogenic. I hope you like him and the pages I have made. The album and papers are K & Co its only an 8 x 8 size so not to hard to work with. The frames were cut with my Cricut a while ago so I foget which carts but I think Plantin Schoolbook. xx

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Honey and Hugs

Oh how sweet is this new paper range from Papermania, I adore it its just so cute. A real bright item to bring in the Spring and maybe get my mojo back a little which is sadly lacking right now. Its snowing again, will it ever end I ask, give me some sun and let me get outside for a while I am so S.A.D at the moment :-(

Anyway enough of that and here I made some cards and a couple of Star Albums, the smaller was using the strips left over but would be a good Brag Book size for mini photos to carry in your handbag. They are left quite plain at the moment so there is room for the photo's

The Star instructions are HERE but you can make it any size to suit your papers which is how I made this one. The papers are 8" x 8" so I cut the Plain card at 10" x 6, 9 1/2" x 5 1.2" and pattern paper at 8" x 5" If you work them out that each size is a 1/2" smaller width and length it seems to work fine.

I used the clear stamps that match the paper and some of the stickers to embellish it and ribbons. The book plates to write photo descriptions are Nellie Snellen dies used with the Cuttlebug and yes I have used some peel offs!! made a couple of cards with it too.I

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Valentine Cards & Mini Books

I apologise for my lack of posts here lately, I sort of ran out of steam after the holidays :-( I am alsoadmitting to a new addiction to an online game and seem to be spending far to much time playing it :-( But the good side is I used it for inspiration to make a little book to record things in that I need to watch when playing. Its called Farmville for those who may have played it and this book is to record my crops in so I don't forget to harvest them on time :-( see I told you I was addicted!! I used my Cricut for the animals and words an the bind-it all to put it together. This is Kanban card with matching acetate over the top for the covers (not showing very wel in the picturel) I designed and printed the inserts on my PC
I also made a few of these cards which are very fast to make. I designed the cut fileon my Cricut of 2 hearts welded with a rectangle to make the shape. I cut one in card and one in Heart printed acetate tied it with ribbon to hold it together rather than glue which always seems to show through and added a few embellishments. Paper is Papermania from last yar with the matching acetates. Hard to photo clear products but I think the idea shows fairly well.

I will try to get back up to speed here soon. Thanks for coming today xxx

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Valentine Cards

Just sharing these cards I made yesterday, no instructions just photo's xxx

Valentine Tag Book & cards

Found.. one chipboard tag book so I altered it a bit for a Valentines pressie. I inked it all over the pages and edges with inkI am not to careful as I want a slightly distressed look, I did all the inner pages too
Then I cut some frames and plates from Papermania's new pad of special papers with a Nellie Snellen Die and the cuttlebug
I used some wire and tiny buttons again from the new Papermania selection, inside the ppackage is an inner to hold the buttons in place so I used this as a bubble to put some hearts in for the cover. I put a few drops of alcohol ink thinner and cranberry ink inside and swirled it around to cover then put a vinyl sticker in and some hearts and used Diamond glaze to glue it on the cover.

I used the wire to make the buttons swirly
These are the vinyls used to decorate the book throughout (and the finished heart)
Some of the stamps I used are the NEW Forever Friends Valentine set, I also used some other love/heart theme stamps including the free stamp from this months Craft Stamper magazine
I put ribbon through the spine and added some metal hearts, a key and a tiny bottle with some hearts put inside. Add some string with another key to each half to tie it all closed. Total time a couple of hours on and off plus drying and this is it. thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Snow and more snow

Well down here is Wiltshire we don't get a lot of this thank goodness but we got it big last night :-(. My parents have had to put up with it in Surrey for nearly a month now. Its pretty to look at but it was cold seeing to the animals and carrying buckets of water for them. Good chance and excuse to catch up on some cards I thinkThe Village from our hill
A small part of the garden
Fizz trying to eat it!!!
Fozz showing her best side for this photo :-)
And Satori loves it especially playing Snowballs, she still can't quite work out where they go when I throw them for her