Friday, 12 February 2016

Mon Amour

Hi Lynn here - with some quick, last minute Valentine cards. Using just four sheets of paper from Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection, I created all these cards and a tag, with papers to spare. These cards would also be good for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings.

I chose Dearest Darling, One and Only, Heart's Desire and My Beloved papers from The Mon Amour collection. I added in some Bazzill cardstock in black, white, cream, green and two shades of pink. 

White card blank measuring about 8" square
Martha Stewart punch around the page set (Vintage Floral - Deco Floral)
Peel Off greetings
Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - background Heart's Desire, the images were cut from My Beloved

Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - Dearest Darling for the background, One and Only for the main image and My Beloved for the greeting.
Dies - Sizzix - Sizzlets for corners & Memory Box Kaleidoscope Butterfly

Patterned paper - Graphic 45 - Hearts Desire and Dearest Darling
Die - Memory Box Catalina Wreath
Hand cut hearts stitched together through the centre by machine
Lace & Blossoms from my stash

Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - Background - Dearest Darling and image One and Only
Punches - Martha Stewart - Cherish, Simple Scallop & Daisy Fan
Die - Sizzix -Tim Holtz Thinlets Die Set - Handwritten Love

Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - One and Only, Heart's Desire & My Beloved
Dies - Sizzix - Sizzlets for corner

Patterned paper - Graphic 45 - Dearest Darling & One and Only
Die - Sizzix -Tim Holtz Thinlets Die Set - Handwritten Love

Easel card made from a 6" square card blank
Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - Dearest DarlingHeart's DesireOne and Only & My Beloved
Peel Off greetings

Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - One and Only
Punches - Corner Rounder, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set Hearts

... and finally a tag -
Patterned papers - Graphic 45 - One and Only
Ranger Craft Tags
Martha Stewart punch around the page set (Vintage Floral - Deco Floral)
Die - Sizzix -Tim Holtz Thinlets Die Set - Handwritten Love

Most of the Graphic 45 collections lend themselves to making cards due to the printed images and matching background patterned papers.
Take a look at the Papermaze website to view various collections.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Echo Park - Little Man. Part 1

So this month I've been working with the lovely Echo Park Little Man collection. It's a fun bright collection with lots of elements and bold patterned papers - it is perfect for little boys! 
With the lovely sticker sheet I was keen to have a go at a technique I've seen several times online - creating a shape filled with stickers. 
I chose to do a circle, I drew around a small plate using a pencil. I started by choosing the bigger stickers and placed them at various positions within the circle. I then added medium sized stickers and then began to fill in the gaps with little enamel dots etc. 

I then cut out a larger ring to go around the circle, along with a sun and a journalling circle. 

Thanks for looking. Have a great day. 

More Dear Lizzy Documentary

Hi Tracee here with you again today sharing my second page created with the Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection. You can see my first post HERE

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Having a granddaughter gives me lots of photos to scrap, we went to our local village festival and Star chose her own outfit and I think she really looks the part of festival goer. I chose the greens and yellows, with small touches of the pale pinky peach colours from the collection for my page and once again I used lots of the stickers from the coordinating sheets.

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I love the cut off strips from the edges of the papers and I layered up a few of them across the page. From the Documentary 6 x 6 paper I used a 1" punch to cut some circles to use along with the stickers as embellishments.

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The used large Camera sticker partly to cover another person in the photo, this way keeping Star as my main focus, I used another circle on foam pads to go in the centre of the camera. I am trying to do a little more handwritten journaling on my pages but I really don't like how my handwriting looks, does anyone else have the same problem?

I hope you enjoyed today's layout and for this and all your scrapbooking needs please visit the shop

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

memory box

For this post I'm using some old papers I've had for some time mainly from different lines by crate paper. A close friend has just had a baby girl and I wanted to make something unique, personalised and special. So I decided on a memory box. seeing as I'm absolutely no good at woodwork I purchased a plain gift box from paperchase which I primed with gesso and painted with a cream chalk paint. The lid has been decorated with lots of coordinating papers.

A good friend with a silhouette kindly cut out some flamingos for me and I decided on with one I liked the best, which I now have as  a template. So armed with my template drew around it and made a patterned paper flamingo. Used flower paper punches, buttons and tim holtz tag die bookplate. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges of the square, its wing and beak. Her name is created with lawn fawn alphabet stamps and finally a small tag to finish it off.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Calendar Birds

Hi, Lynn here with a different way to use your stencils.  Instead of inking through the stencil, try inking the stencil and using it like a stamp!

I used this technique to make a set of tags, one for each month of the year.

Using water colour paper cut a piece 8 cm x 16 cm and snip the top corners to make a tag shape. I used an existing Ranger Inkessentials Craft Tags #8 as a template.

Choose a stencil and on a craft sheet, ink the surface with a selection of water based inks. For this tag I used Tim Holtz Layering stencil THS050 and four shades of Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean).

Use a water mister to spritz inked stencil with water to create droplets of ink on the surface.

Place the paper over the stencil, or the stencil over the paper, either way seems to work well, press firmly over the paper and stencil.

Separate and allow the paper to dry or speed up the process with a heat gun. Clean off the stencil.

Every one turns out a little differently:

The next step is to add images to the tag, I chose to use Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous - Bird Crazy and Crazy Things stamps sets. These were also stamped onto water colour paper using an Onyx Black VersaFine ink pad and coloured using Distress Inks, by inking onto the craft sheet and using a brush and water to paint the images.

Cut the bird and accessories out using scissors or the matching dies, no need to worry about cutting the fine details, such as the feet. Stamp the image again in place on the tag, the cut image can be glued in place over this image - reuniting the bird with his feet again!

To prevent the bird from floating in space, tear some paper to make a mask and ink some ground for the bird to stand on.

Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add matching ribbon, twine or fibers. I made a set of these tags - one for each month of the year. I used a Sizzlet decorative strip alphabet die - Typeset, for the lettering.

I also added bling, Stickles and embossing powders. For the May tag I added some stamped images using JOFY stamps.

Now I am the process of creating cards using these completed tags.

Thank you for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

and another...

Hi Carol with you today, this time of the year is always busy with Birthdays and Valentines is around the corner, it has to be another card…

with postage being so high if you add volume to your cards its always a challenge to keep them flat!

This card base is 5" x 7" and a great size to work on.  I have cut Graphics 45 "raining cats and dogs" papers to make banners and adhered them to the base with another piece of patterned paper.  An image was cut from one of the sheets and matted onto black cardstock and adhered to the front along with a rather apt, for my friend, saying.


Monday, 25 January 2016

Layout share with Dear Lizzy Documentary

Hi Tracee with you today, it's been quite a while since I had a project to share. I have used the Dear Lizzy Documentary for my page plus a couple of extra pieces from the shop.

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I wanted to scrap this Selfie of me one day back in September when the sun was shining, but it was freezing cold and my priority was "staying warm"
I used both 12 x 12 sheets and the 6 x 6 paper pad from the Documentary collection, I also added lots of stickers from the sticker sheet (I am normally a look how pretty they are......can't possibly use them type of gal, but just lately my stash has been growing for this very reason)

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The sticker sheet has a mix of colours from the collection with some touches of gold, I used the gold "priorities word sticker as my title and then some word sticker from the Bella Boulevard Little Bits range.

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I couldn't resist adding the pink deer onto my page, he is just too cute! I covered some chipboard with one of the sheets from the 6 x 6 pad and then used my Big Shot and a Tim Holtz die to cut out the clock, which I used as a layer behind my photo.

I used the Happy Happy  sheet for one half of my background, I love how bold the squares are and yet because I have only used half it doesn't overwhelm the whole page. For the right hand side I used half of the Fancy Free sheet, which has a beautiful ombre watercolour type effect.
I didnt waste any of the cut out from the clock I die cut as I cut the circle in half and glued it to the sides of my page. Once again I layered up the stickers and added the yellow burlap flower I was sent too.

I hope you enjoyed todays layout and for this and all your scrapbooking needs please visit the shop