Did any of you buy the new line For the Record ? it is one of the most gorgeous lines that they have yet to come out with...i had some for one of the April Workshops...and had some left over...but i couldnt put it down...so i grabbed some of the left overs and made this....
I made the little notecard so it fitted into a one the Maya Road envelopes...
I've recently been making more and more items for my home. I make all these lovely layouts and then they get stored away in albums. Such a shame. So I've decided to have more things on display.
I picked up some cheap frames on Ebay and very roughly painted them over using some white acrylic paint.
So I'll show you what I've done with them.
They really are quite diddy, the photos are only 6x6cm.
I removed the glass and carefully used that as a template for cutting my cardstock to size before throwing the glass away.
The edges of the cardstock where then inked along with the edges of my photos.
I've chosen a Prima Marketing Stamp for this project.
If you haven't seen these stamps, take a look here. I highly recommend them. They are bargains! I love that you get a row of diamantes with these stamps too : )
As you can see from the photo below, once I inked my cardstock, I used the same ink for my stamp and pressed it onto the centre of the cardstock. I used a Tattered Angels Glimmer mist next.This one 'Olive Vine' to be precise.
I just did one spray on each piece.
After sticking my photo in place (once the ink and mist have dried)I cut a couple of flowers out of this patterned paper from My Minds Eye. And then added a clear button.
I have doddled in black ink around the edges, so everything stands out better.
And that's it. Two more frames to hang.
Thanks for stopping by.
a bit different for me anyway....the line from Crate Paper called neighbourhood has the most cutest sheet of paper in it.....i has no idea what i was going to use it for but i couldn't leave it on the shelf....
see what i mean? look at those cute houses and those cute birds.
so i bought it home and still wasn't sure what to do...so i started by just cutting out the houses....and then finally came up with this card...not the type of card i would normally make but none the less i think it is cute!!!
i had to cut out some of the flowers to put at the edge as well as they were so pretty!
I still have lots of the Crate Paper lines left to use..so come back for more!
Hi, it's Lisa here with my latest project to share.
I bought this 7 Gypsies Letterblock Printer Tray last year.
I had so many ideas when it arrived. I covered it in one of my favourite paper collections, Crate, Restoration. It really is a favourite of mine, but then I just felt stumped. It just didn't feel right and wasn't right for my hallway where I wanted it to hang. So sadly, it's been sat on a shelf unfinished and waiting for the inspiration to hit.
So when this little lot arrived, now 4 months since starting the tray, I knew instantly that I had found the right collection for me and my tray. My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose, I thank you.
After all this time, in one evening, this was made.
(I will list the supplies at the end of this post).
The mixture of blues, greens and yellows in this collection are just beautiful. I love them.
The papers have been cut to size, inked up and stuck down in place. I did leave a tiny amount of the Crate Restoration in (you may have already clocked it), the colours were a good match for this project.
This collection has the prettiest Decorative Brads. Both the key and the little owl tag here come as part of this set. There are lots of various brads that make beautiful flower centres and page accents and compliment the papers so well.
I've used a few of the heart topped pins on this tray. I love using these on my projects. Here you can see that I've added 3 white buttons. I've stuck 3 blue buttons on top which have had embroidery thread added to them. Once stuck in place I've threaded a pin through. This was abit fiddley, but it's a nice touch.
The 'Remember These Moments' card comes from this journal tag here. It's been cut down and inked.
I recently bought these Maya Road Chipboard Butterflies. I love these. So many shapes and sizes and a butterfly is always so nice to add to any project. You just can't go wrong : )
This one has simlpy been lightly inked over with the same ink used throughout this tray and the glossed over with glossy accents.
I really hope you like my tray. I am so happy with it and so pleased that I waited now until I was happy with the collection I had found.
Here are the details for the April Workshops... *edited for correct dates*
The first one is done using the new Echo Park Papers called For the record
This is being held at the shop on the 6th April at 7.30pm. Bring with you your normal cropping tools.
The next one is a bit different...this is a card making workshop with three cards to make...
This will be held on the 13th April at 7.30pm at the shop....this workshop will go up on the website...this is not a 'turn up ' on the night workshop...as we will need to know numbers so if you want to come either buy your spot on the website or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you want to come :)
The last workshop for April is on the 20th April....at 7.30pm at the shop.
Again being your normal cropping tools....Any problems or questions please email me email@example.com and i will try and help!
Hi all i just love these prima papers they are just the most adorable papers perfect for that special valentines photo. This photo of my daughter and her boyfriend was taken on valentines day they went out for a meal bless them lol....
This layout is so easy to achieve there are so many cut out pieces in these papers to make your layout look fuller by using less embellishments.... Layering your papers is a must why not try rolling the edges of your papers and stitching them for more detail......
I'm not really into my camping, so to prove that October Afternoon campfire can be used for any type of layout I decided to create this seaside themed page.
I wanted to make the page look natural, so I used kraft coloured cardstock, and cut the papers into wave shapes to echo the movement of the sea. I used some notepad paper to layer behind the photograph, and some raffia as well as neutral coloured paper flowers for embellishment.
The stickers and card are from another October Afternoon seaside themed range and also 7 Gypsies.
The title, made with American Crafts Thickers, is highlighted with the use of this bookplate - they don't only have to be used for book labels!
I've used various punches, creating a scalloped border and my own embellishments to match in the Pink Paislee papers. Even the journal strips are written on the Pink Paislee papers and cut by hand ready to stick onto the page.
The '365' collection has this great collection of 'Punch Outs'. I love these. They give you instant titles or subtitles, like how I've used mine here. They also include some gorgeous journal cards. All of which just push out so easily. No tricky cutting required. The other thing that I really like about these cards is that they are not sticky backed. I prefer this as you can easily place them onto your page and move around until you have decided exactly where you would like to place them.
Once my page was finished, I felt that I needed to highlight certain elements of the page to help them stand out a little. So I've taken my favourite black journal pen and with a relaxed hand, just outlined everything. If you haven't tried this technique before, give it a go. It's simple and so effective. And remember, it's not meant to be perfect, so don't worry if you feel you aren't artistic or can't draw. Anyone can do this : )
I hope you like my page today and share the love for Pink Paislee too. Thanks for stopping by.