Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Julie: A CD and an Acrobatic Comedienne

Hi again.
At the start of the year I posted a step-by-step photo-tutorial here which explained a method of printing out the images on the various Vintage Image CDs now available in the shop. And I thought today I'd share another project made using that technique to print out an image, this time from the Vintage Theatre & Circus Image disc.

Allow me to introduce to you one of the hundreds of characters from the CD ... Miss Nellie O'Neil ... the 'acrobatic comedienne'!
Seriously ... I'm not making it up ... look closely at the bottom of the image:
Now wouldn't that be something worth paying to see?!!

Once I'd printed out my image [onto the very useful weight of white cardstock which is new in the shop] I decided to reflect the colours in the image in my choice of papers. Then I recreated Nellie's ruffled petticoats by adding the papers in layered bands across the card!

My final touches were the greeting from the versatile Purple Onion Designs 'Hello Set':
... and three of the gorgeous Queen & Co Adhesive gems.

Once you know how to resize and print out the images [using my method from the tutorial - or whatever works for you] then the Vintage Image CDs offer you an endless supply of images to add to your cards.
Just print out a few full sheets from time to time and keep them handy for super quick, no mess cards.

I'll be back in a few weeks time. Until then, enjoy your crafting and make sure to visit:

And finally
  • hop by my blog - notes on paper - where there's another card I've made using the image CDs over there today. And this one has monkeys on it!
Now ... you wouldn't want to miss that would you?!


Wednesday, 23 March 2011


As promised here is some blog candy to win.

There is a set of Onirie FarAway 12x12 papers , 10 A4 White 300grm card , some Cabochons , two of the lovely SweetPea stamps and four items that the design team have made over the last month or so.
just sign up below

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

We had great fun with these door hangers, they're just a simple shape cut from chipboard.............they could be anything, bird houses ( my favourite) rocket ships, lighthouses cuckoo clocks.....

This one turned into beach huts!........ and these are the perfect papers
I'm not great on colouring in but these papers are perfect for stamping on.......instant colour!

Hope you like it

Friday, 18 March 2011

Jan: Ooops I'm late

Sorry folks I forgot it was my turn to share a couple of projects I've been working on this week. I'm still playing with those fab papers by Onaire. They're so versatile. This week I've used them to make a couple of Tri-Shutter cards. They are so subtle that they are great  for backgrounds and for stamping on. I have made a Mother's Day card and just so I'm not caught out I've also done one for Dad. Nothing like being ahead of yourself.

Now I just have to put it somewhere safe and remember where I have put it!

These papers are a must have in your stash box so don't delay pop over the shop and stock up.
Thanks for popping by and I've set my alarm to remind me when it's my turn to post next.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Jean - My Minds Eye - which 6x6 to have

All 4 of the 6x6 My Minds Eye (Stella & Rose)6x6 pads arrived this week , but which pads to keep myself?
Well I've started of with the Gertie set.

And these are 4 of the cards I have made over the weekend.

I love the old muted colours and instead of a white card as the main I bought some cream , which I like with these papers better.
The lovely mice making cupcakes is a new stamp I bought this week from Lily Of The Valley. The scarecrow is a Molly Bloom and one of these cards is for my Dad ,it's his birthday Tuesday.

And just to finish the card off I've used some of the lovely twill ribbon from Andrea at the Ribbon Girl, so pleased with this as it's cream back ground with lines of colour running through instead of white so matches real well.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Julie: Scrapbooking [a silly photo] with Onirie papers

Hello again.

I've got a scrapbook page for you today in what I think is becoming a regular combination of elements for me: stamps, spray inks, layered papers ... plus a silly photo!

And here it is:

The backing paper is 'Serenity' from the Sweetness of Living range by Onirie which is in stock now:

Layered on top of this sheet was a flourish and flower section which I cut from 'Peaceful' another sheet from the range:

The grid pattern across the layout is from where I sprayed Shimmerz spritz minis - in Truffle and Bamboo Leaf - through a section of plastic canvas [the kind normally used for embroidery]:

Then, once that had dried I stamped over the grid effect with the 'How Are You?' phrase:

... which is from the Purple Onion 'Hello' set:

As for the silly photo ... well it's probably self-explanatory really. Surely?

You know how it is ... you go away for a weekend in November with 6 other crafters ... you all pretend it's Halloween ... someone takes a photo of you holding up a skeleton ... the person who usually does all the cooking has gone to Japan .... you know?

All the usual stuff ...

Thanks for dropping by today and I'll see you soon.


Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Scrapping 12x12 has taken something of a back seat lately... (I usually only scrap holiday pics)
but I love this Onirie paper.... and it went so well with this picture that didn't print properly! waste not want not.
I cut out the flower sections and used them to frame the picture adding some stickles for a little sparkle.
The birds were an invitation card (junk mail!) I added some stickles to liven them up.
These gems are fab too, I used a whole strip up the side of the picture.
Hope you like it
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