Saturday, 4 March 2017

Halloween Mini Album

Halloween is a big yearly event in our house .
We like to decorate the garden & welcome trick or treats people.
I grow a few pumpkins for the grandchildren & we buy some as well which the grandchildren carve.
Last year my hubby & son got involved in the carving of the pumpkins & Hubby dressed up for Halloween night for the first time as well.
My mini album has been made using the bind it all & is 6x6 inches.
My post is a bit photo heavy & have tried to turn the pages into double page layouts.
I've used mainly a Martha Stewart cobweb punch  through out my book & papers from a Halloween recollections paper pad & K& Co Halloween paper pad. I've also used some stamped images & added wobbly eyes on a few things as well to keep it looking fun.      

Friday, 17 February 2017

Ukscrappers February Tag Swap

These are my tags made for a swap on ukscrappers.
Karen who is running the swap gave us a few things to choose from for this months theme, which were,
The birth flower for February Violet.
Birth stone for February Amethyst .
The two Zodiac signs for this month are Pisces & Aquarius.
My take is for the Zodiac sign Pisces .
The product used for my tag have been
Decoart Acylic paint Honey Brown & Festive Green.
Paperartsy Acrylic paints , Lime light & Snowflake.
Stamps used were Crafty Individuals & Graphic 45 & big red .
Cutting dies used, Tim Holtzs , First Edition, & Spell binders.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Whats O Your Workdesk Wednesday # 402

Good afternoon to all out there in blog land.
Here is my desk today . Why am I showing you my desk  ? well if you hop over to Julia's place you will be sure to find out more
Not a lot going on at my right now because I've just finished a tag I'm making for a swap.
to the left are my Sakura pens in a box. My tag is leaning on my box of distress inks & to the right some sentiments by K&Co.
Happy Wednesday everyone.

Friday, 3 February 2017

February Postcard Swap.

This my entry for the February's postcard swap on ukstampers .
The theme set by Sid who is running the swap was to use a face anywhere on your postcard.
The face I've used was cut with a die by Leonie Pujol on black card.
I've used Acrylic paint by Martha Stewart & paperartsy for my colours & a versa fine ink pad Vintage Sepia with a Kaiser craft wood grain stamp.
The hexagons are also die cut using Diamond press dies & stamp a checkerboard pattern on them with a darkroom door stamp.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Two Journal pages

A couple of journal pages I've been working on recently.
my first is walking in thin ice .
I have used the Tim Holtzs die cuts of the ice skates & coloured the with a copic marker & posca pens & added some cotton for the laces.
The legs I draw free hand on some Bo Bunny scrapbook paper.
The ice was made with Acrylic paint & crackle glaze by Paperartsy.
 My second page is titled "Begin Each day With A Grateful Heart".
I do try but it can be hard sometimes.
For this page I've used Distress stains ,A Stampin up heart stencil on the back ground .
The large heart was cut free hand using more Bo Bunny paper .I added some little butterflies I had in my stash.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday # 400

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday post number 400.
Well done Julia for getting this far with woyww & hope it continues for a long time.
So who is Julia & why am I showing you my desk ? have a peak here    & all will become clear.
On my desk you can see a journal page I've just finished .
I love a cut of tea ,there is nothing better . 
To the back  are some Tim Holts ink pads A pot with some pens for Journaling & the letter stamp are by Tim Holtzs .

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday # 399

My desk today looks for the moment like this with my journal open from yesterday letting the page dry.
To the back of my desk is a box with inks to the right a box with useful odds & ends that might for used for cards & scrapbooking .
Three bottles of Paperarsty Acrylic paint & my plastic plate for blending colours.
If you would like to find out more about showing the world your desk each & every Wednesday go over to Julia's place to find out more .

Monday, 23 January 2017

Going round in circles

We all have days I'm sure  where it seems as though your just chasing your tail & keep running round in circles.
Today this is how I feel & as you can see this is reflected in my journal page.
I've used book pages for my back ground & used white Gesso through a brick stencil .
The die cut arrows have been cut using the sizzix die .
For colour I've used Gelatos & acrylic paint s.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday 398

Good morning everyone , hope you are all well out there in blog land.
It's been a while since I last join in with woyww & if anyone would like to find out more have a look here
I've gone back to doing a little cross stitching .
I got a pattern from Pinterest for a Christmas tree & saw that some one had used beads on their tree which gives more dimension & makes it look very pretty . 
I know a lot will think Christmas again already but I also plan to make a lot more Christmas cards this year to get through some of my stash.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Winter Snow Flake Journal Page

Like many others across the country we had snow this morning .
Its to cold to be outside today so I thought I'd  get a page done in my journal & used the snow falling as my inspiration
The snow flakes on my page were made using white Gesso through a stencil. I've also used the same stencil on my back ground using acrylic paints.
The words I cut using a Tim Holts die & added a die cut which is also another Tim Holtzs die.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

January Postcard Swap

Ukstampers postcard swap for January has an open theme so anything thing goes.
Here is my entry for this swap.
My base card was covered using Paperartsy 's acrylic paints , Smurf, Very Berry, Pansy , & Guacamole , which were applied using a baby wipe to help blend the colours together.
On a separate piece of card I used very berry & guacamole then stamped my flowers images over that once dried along with the quote stamp which are all from the same stamp set from Paperartsy.
Then cut out & stuck down.
I've used a white Poca pen to edge the flowers & the postcard.  
The leaves are a Dylusions stamp & painted with Guacamole .

Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year Tags

January's tag swap on  UkScrappers  ( ) has a theme of
New , New Year, Or New Technique .
I've gone with the theme New Year for my tags.
To start my tags I used black card & with stamps from paperartys & tim holtzs I stamped using Brilliance Galaxy & Versa Magic Cloud White.
The wooden star I used a little grey ink then over this I used a little glitter glue to add some sparkle.
With my Poca pens white & gold I went round the edge of the card to make a boarder.