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"You Rock" mini album (part 2)

Whoops ... thought I had shared this already but had left my post as "draft" ... hence why it didn't publish. Some days I do worry myself. Anyhow here is the 2nd part of my "You Rock" mini album that I created from "scratch" using the wonderful Sticks and Bones collection from Polka Doodles. The post sharing part 1 of the mini album can be found HERE ... As a quick reminder, here's the front cover ... (top view) ... face on view In my previous post I had reached page 5  and now to share page 6 onwards ... so here is a photo of pages 6 and 7. Page 6 is an area to place a photo but for page 7  I made an acetate storage pocket to store, well anything you want. Here is a close up of page 7 and you can see than the envelope is secured with a button clasp. I have used the acetate envelope to store tags and tickets. The T-Rex image has been cut out and stuck to the front of the acetate envelope as added interest. For pages 8 and

MDF teapot shaped storage from Studio Light

I was a very lucky crafty person and received a wonderful MDF teapot to decorate from Personal Impressions; it is from the Studio Light range. The whole kit was wonderful to work with so much included for a very low price! You receive all the MDF parts, 2 decorative papers, 2 pages full of embellishments and 1 page of decoupage toppers ... oodles! I have a mini tutorial on the Personal Impressions blog showing how I made the tea pot - HERE Here is the finished teapot and I have kept the 3D embellishments to a minimum on the front as I have varnished/protected all the elements. As an added extra, I have used some card off cuts to create some dividers for the inner storage part and thought it might be "cool" to add the names of your favourite tea(s) on to the tabs. Here is an aerial shot of the teapot with the dividers in place. I have fallen in love with these papers and ordered 5 different pads and several other MDF kits ... so watch this space!

Fly birthday with Sweet Dixie

Heart bunting part 2

My original tutorial for the Decopatch Heart Bunting can be found HERE on the Personal Impression blog and additional photos can be found on my own blog post HERE . Now I am going to share with you the finished bunting; all put together and on display . I have a selection of crates that I am in the process of revamping and my bunting has pride of place on them. You can now see why I added the pegs ... the hearts become a display area which can be continually changed. All the hearts in a row ... Please believe me that the shelves are not wonky in real life. Just me trying to do a panoramic shot. Thoroughly enjoyed making these and have already changed the photos around since taking these shots and have also revamped 3 of the crates. Please pop over to the Personal Impression blog to get a full break down of how I made the complete bunting HERE. Have a wonderful day everyone and many thanks for popping over, Lou x x x Viva Decor Chalky Vintage paint

'Oh so pretty' with Lavender Tea soup stamps.

My Beautiful Mother ... using a touch of Lemonade Fizz

Well today is my mum's birthday and won't incur her wrath by saying how old she is ...! I wanted to make her a floral card but without many layers as it needs to get to Ireland in one piece. So I thought I'd have a play with my Lemonade Fizz soup stamps. The flowers have been made using one of the petals, repeat stamping around the centre and then lots of masking. I have used the leaves to fill in the gaps. All the edges were then "rough'd up" using a distress tool. I started by watercolouring the images with distress inks but felt that the whole thing looked a little flat. To add some dimension back, I have added highlights using my Lyra Rembrandt polycolor pencils. Finally a few white highlights with a gel pen. The sentiment is made up of different rub ons (from different companies) that I have kept ... as we crafters seem to do. The border strip has been made using the heart from the same stamp set, with the same colours. I think I have kept

Winston Bear sending birthday wishes ...

Whoops, I've got my dates all muddled and this post is going out late! It should have been yesterday and I'm not sure which calendar I am looking at but it isn't for this year ! The theme over at Polka Doodles Challenges is "Sugar and Cream" which is all about cream, white, coffee and pink colours. The coffee bit was the key for me as I knew which collection I was going to use ... Winston. The colour palate in this collection, match this challenge perfectly. Now on to the shape of me card ... well, it was the sentiment that gave me the idea, so I made the front of the card look like an envelope ...and Winston is sitting there ready to put his note inside. Using the back of an envelope to get the shape, I then made my own templates that fitted the card size I wanted to use. All the elements have been printed on to cream paper, (to go with the theme) and love the soft look it gives to the papers.      I have even decorated the inside to co-ordinate