Thursday, 28 April 2011

Want no NEED a bargain?

Jean is stocking some fabulous chipboard items at the moment and this one is a real bargain. For £3.50 you get two little chipboard concertina books to decorate in your own style. The inserts come in different colour mine were pink and as you can see there's not a hint of the pink once I'd gessoed it.
I've inked the cover and inserts with distress inks

The star has been covered in the sumptuous glass glitter, it's so so sparkley. When I was finished Gail suggested that I use the frame, that was left after I had popped out the pieces, to make a configuration box. So here's what I came up with.

 Here's a shot of the back of the frame so that you can see how I attached the matchboxes that formed the trays. It does help if your match boxes are slightly bigger than the aperture, unfortunately mine were a bit smaller so a bit tweaking was needed.
So for £3.50 I got TWO concertina books and TWO frames ..... bargain!!!!
What are you waiting for pop over to the shop and bag yourself a bargain before they sell out

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

SweetPea stamps

14 New Sweetpea stamps arrived today.There on the website now and here are 3 to tempt you

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Julie: Cards for the cycling gent!

Hello again.

If you're anything like me, an incureable pattern-collector, you'll be pleased to hear that the shop is now stocking a new range of patterned papers. New. Patterns. Need I say more?

They're 6x6 pads from the Collections Elements paper range and for today's post I've been working with the Noir et Creme pack:
As someone who likes collecting and using different patterns all the time in their work I especially like the fact that there are only 2 sheets of each design in these packs. It means I know I'm going to use them up before getting tired of them!

Here's how I've been using 2 of those designs:
The first paper I used is this black damask-style reminiscent of vintage wallpapers:
My second card uses the text print:

To co-ordinate with the vintage feel of the papers I printed out some apropriate images from the Vintage Labels image CD directly on to plain white cardstock and aged using Distress Ink:
The images were then layered on to a combination of the vintage Noir et Creme designs and sheets from the more modern Onirie 'Sweetness of Living' range:
If you liked my gentlemen cyclists then you might want to hop over to my blog today for some cards featuring their female co-riders!

Here's a peek at one of them:

That's all from me for this time round so I'll be on my bike for now ...

all that's left for me to do is wish you a Happy New Patterned Paper Day ... surely the discovery of new paper designs should be an occasion for a public holiday? Wouldn't you say?

See you soon.


Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Octopode Factory

I just love Lily's images so when she dropped me an email telling me she had made them into stamp and would I like to sell them ,well I didn't have to think for long lol.
So here are a few to tempt you. They are sold as single images and are only £5 each. They are on the website NOW !!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

All Stitched Up!

A no sew sewing project!... with these fab papers and chipboard shapes... The screen is simply three pieces of chipboard measuring 4x9.5 inches with the tops rounded.
Covered with this paper.....add some eyelets ( remember those!) to tie the panels together.

and a shed load of 'odd' bits and pieces.. the kind that there was never enough to do something with and you never threw out!

It's very satisfying when you can use up your 'bits'

... one vintage sewing project.

I don't think these papers will last long so go check out the shop as soon as!

PS.. there's some other fab chipboard bits from Collections Elements....I've got the bird houses so watch this space!

Hope you like this



Thursday, 7 April 2011

Jan: Fancy a tea party?

When Jean told us she was going to stock up on Crafty Individuals stamps I was so happy. These stamps are on my all time favourites list. I have a few .....ok loads of them! I love all the detail. You can use all the stamp or bits and they stamp great. They are ideal for decoupage or that vintage look. I have teamed the Tea Party CI-269 with another favourite, My Mind's Eye  paper pad Hazel. These pads will not be in the shop for long!

 I've made an easel card to show off these beautiful papers.
 Added a few buttons, flowers and black ribbon to complete the look and of course that all important sentiment. Who couldn't agree Birthdays are all about cake.
So get the kettle on, cut a slice of cake, put up your feet and spend awhile browsing the shop.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Blog Candy WINNER

Well 13 is unlucky for some but not today as Maria has won the Blog Candy. Well done and thanks to all those that entered.
Maria can you email me your address at please.
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