Wednesday 20 June 2012

Girls will be Girls

Over at Stuck on U Sketches there theme is to follow a fab sketch so the camera came out over the weekend whilst visiting the GKiddies and over the last couple of days been working on the sketch.

I have used paper by The  Girls's Papier Kitsh collection which I bought from The Hobby House, the Cherry Lynn doily diecut was used, some sheer ribbon, Prima flowers, pearl flourish, Frayed Burlap ink for inking the papers, some red card and here it is...

Managed to take one nice one of them both the rest of them they just seemed to pull faces at each other and at me bless them - Girls will be girls I guess.

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Monday 18 June 2012


Over at Bird Is The Word the challenge is a fab sketch with the theme being Change and over at Simon Says Stamp and Show their theme is show A Bit of Brown so I decided to merge the two and create a scrapbook layout for both.

I distressed, inked, splattered and tore the papers from the Bo Bunny range 12" Cambridge Cup and 12" Cambridge which I bought from The Hobby House. I then covered a frame made from a spare piece of hardboard which I had laying under my desk with paper from the same range, embossed it with a diamond embossing folder and lightly wiped over the diamonds with some gold wax rub and then added some Frayed Burlap distress ink over the top just to take off a bit of the colour... then I changed my mind, added and distressed some plain white copier paper with the same ink, slightly overlapped them and added a small piece of the brown paper at the back and voila .. a pretend photo album. Added the label from the TH Tag die over the word Photographer, used Ranger black dabber paint and covered that with gold wax rub.  Added some copper hinges, some fern leaves and metal butterflies (black paint dabbers again were used just to take off the glare of gold.  Added another photo frame in the corner using the same embossing folder, wax rub and inks.  And here it is....

The photo is of course my DH - I took this whilst we were at Woodside Falconry Centre near Lincoln where we went so he could carry out his photography assignments of wildlife.  I also found a lovely quote on the internet and typed it onto a small tag to complete the layout...

Years will pass, times will change, nothing is forever.  But no matter where life lead us... On these pages we will always be together. 

I love it and perfect for the scrapbook album I am creating for him - since I dont make many male layouts its not only a challenge for me to make them but I can create layouts for him using just his photographs (he's very good)  of each other, our kids and grandkiddies s as they grow older.

Well think thats it for now

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Wednesday 6 June 2012

Happiness Tag

Whilst nursemaiding Duke (our neighbours cat who is now offically ours thank goodness) I had time to do a little crafting.  Last week I ordered a Paperartsy stamp HP1005 from Country View Crafts only I ordered the wrong one somehow ordering HP1009 lol but glad I did as I really like it.

I cut a piece of manilla card into a tag using the TH Tag plate, inked it up using Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. I added a few dashes and sprinkles of water here and there.  I then dabbed Ranger Picket Fence over the script stamp from TH Papillion stamp set and stamped onto the tag. I then inked up the larger Paperartsy flower using Ranger Black Archival Ink amd then stamped the grass stamp at the bottom of the tag. I lightly coloured in some of the flower petals with Tumbled Glass distress marker and added  black pearls to their centres.  The Happiness quote was stamped on a square of manilla stock using the same distress inks as for the tag and mounted onto black card. A little blackbird was added just above the quote to look like it was sitting on it, added a couple of TH diecut butterflies, some black seam ribbon and here it is.......

I am entering my tag into the following challenges

Thats it for now - just waiting for some gesso to dry before heading off the vets to lighten my already light purse

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Polly x