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Showing posts from September, 2016

Oceanic birthday wishes

Yippee Thursday has arrived and I can literally touch the weekend. Not sure why but I am bushed! My eyes are gradually getting smaller and smaller as this week has progressed, so on Saturday I am looking forward to a wonderful 'lie in' ... however we all know what will happen? Yep, I'll be up at the crack of dawn! Anyhow, did I mention that the weekend is nearly here? I've been playing with my stamps and then using my dies to create different layers or embellishments. Thoroughly enjoyed myself as I could get inky, making a mess that way but could also cut lots of die cuts out and make even more mess with the paper offcuts ... ! Well here is what I made ... I created the stamped background, using masks, to appear as if the sea elements are beside or resting on each other. All images have been water coloured with distress inks. I then stamped the sea horse in the centre and inking all the edges. As an added extra, I have used the different bubble stamps to add to

Everything changes for Halloween!

You know when an idea just pops in to your head and you have to do it straight away? Well this was one of the occasions. So grabbing all my supplies, including my draft sketch, off I went in to my own crafty world ... and what is even more remarkable, is that it came out as I had envisaged. I was very 'shocked dot com' to say the least! I have been using/playing/creating with the new dies from Polka Doodles  ... Who would have thought that this frame could be turned in to something Halloween ... I cut out the back panel from the 'Bubbleicious Frame' set in black card and used a white ink pad to make it look grubby and highlighted; this was then placed on to my backing paper. Either sides of the panel I have placed the gate/fence die cut (from Elegant Light & gate set), again highlighted with white ink and a cute banner added. Next I cut 3 of the ovals from the 'Bubbleicious Frame & Fancies' set and inked the edges. I layered them to lo

"Eat Me" notebook and holder

I was recently asked to make some projects for Papercraft Essentials  magazine using the wonderful Winnie Wonderland Collection from Polka Doodles. For one of my projects I made a tri-fold notebook and holder using 2 backing papers, 4 playing cards and Design Sheet 7. Here is what it looks like when completed ... I created a 'wrap around folder' which is tied together with gold thread. I have used elements from the design sheet to decorate my front cover and of course Queen Winnie as the Red Queen takes centre stage. As you open up the holder, you can see a photo frame on the right and a pocket on the left. Again the playing card is the focal point, along with several of the digi embellishments. As you open the folder you can see all three sides. The left hand side has a pocket, the middle section holds a notebook and the right section has a selection of sticky notes ... (or post-its to you and I). I cut the sticky notes down to the size I wanted with a very shar

Find your own paradise ...

Another new challenge over at The Pencil Case and I have decided to use the wonderful Tropical Flowers Flamingo clear stamp set from Polka Doodles to create my card. Autumn is fast approaching and love the rich colours of this season and this was my colour choice inspiration. I created a frame using the stamps and a bit of masking and joined up the stamping, cutting both the inside and outside away to create a frame. Behind my frame I have layered acetate and a leaf die cut screen (from Tonic). I though this added to the tropical feel. In the top corner I have stamped and layered the flowers for added depth. Do love that Flamingo and the lily stamp. Don't they work beautifully together? Colours used: Open flower: cream, Indian red, light carmine & hookers green Lilies: canary yellow, gold ochre & light carmine Shadow: silver grey & medium grey  Flamingo: pink madder lake, medium flesh & rose madder lake Palm leaves: emerald green, apple

Christmas PD Lights