Saturday, 6 September 2014

Look on the Brightside!-Sunday Stamper Challenge.

Hels Sheridan is asking you to use bright colours this week on Sunday Stampers Challenge. I made this card with some left overs from my exploding box.

Thank you for looking I do hope you like it. 

Why not pop over to Hels blog and enter yourself.

Butterfly Exploding Box - 50th Wedding Anniversary.- Sunday Stamper Challenge!

I've created this little box to give as an anniversary present to someone after doing a workshop with Hels Sheridan. I'm entering it for Hels Challenge asking for projects made in bright colours.  The stamping inside the box is done with stamps from Indigo blu and Kaisercraft. I built up the lid of the box with TH and Stampin' Up die cuts and fussy cut the birds from the Paradise Collection by Craftwork Cards papers available at The Crafty Bunch in Telford. Don't you just love these papers, I do,  I trimmed the lid with Stampin' Up ribbons and some vintage lace.  

I made a butterfly for the inside of the box from Stampin' Up coaster board which is a good thickness but still bendable.  I cut out three images with the new Tim Holz Butterfly Die and embossed them with the matching embossing folder, again available from the Crafty Bunch at Telford. After  colouring the flies I stuck them together and added 3 small rosebuds on the body with some wire curly wurly antennae.

Hope you like it and thank you for looking.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

My Nature Wall hanging. - Craft Stamper Take Make it Challenge

I loved Kaz Hall's project "Turn Up the Heat" in the September 2013  issue of Craft Stamper.  I've had it pinned on my wall as a project to try, ever since!  I immediately thought I'd make it for the Make & Take challenge in the August 2014 issue. 
Little did I know how long it would take me, I've just scraped in before the deadline for entries.
I followed the technique Kaz used pretty much the same except I didn't have any heat resistant acetate for the insects. Instead I used my Melt pot to cover some real autumn leaves and used my stencil from Indigo Blu with Goldfinger acrylic paint also from Indigo Blu, on black card.  I had fun with the distressing of the cardboard and added lots of Tim Holz distress inks which I also used to colour my photograph paper, spritzing it at once to make the colours merge a little.  Using the free daisy stamp by Anneke De Clerck from the August 2014 Issue; I had more fun stamping and embossing in the background and also fussy cutting for one of the panels.

The sentiment and background mesh stamps  are by Indigo Blu. I liked the metal embellishments after using them at a workshop with Hels Sheridan at The Crafty Bunch, Telford. and I think they finish it very well.

I hope you enjoy looking at my Wall Hanging and thank you for your visit.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Cabinet cards for Tim Holz CCC3 - Framelits and Stamps.

I've been making some cabinet cards and thought they would be good to try out the latest challenge at  Tim Holz  CCC3 - Framelits and Stamps.
 I liked using the Christmas set and made two cards with a tag inside and a wallet to add money or a small gift.

 You can see in the last photo that I stamped the trees stamp on the background with silver and positioned the die cut trees in the foreground.

 The second one was made into a slightly different scene using black embossed card in the background and torn papers to form hills, positioning the die cut trees amongst them.

Again I made the tag from more card and decorated it adding a money wallet on the rear.

You can join in here it's open until Friday evening.

Thank you for looking and any comments you leave.I do love to read them.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

DREAMS - My second page for Aother Freaking Scrapbook Challenge!

This is the follow up page to TIL WE MEET AGAIN in my last post.  I enlarged the photo of Grandad Sanders and framed it with a ready made frame coloured with distress inks.  I added various elements and stamped images from Kaiserkraft and Katzelcraft with some die cut elements from TH and Stampin up dies. The paper is from the same range - Kaiserkraft Bee-u-tiful but in the green and yellow colours which were the perfect foil for the page. I added a big flower made from the offcuts using the tattered florals die by TH. Title letters and numbers also from Stampin up new dies.

Grandad's hope for peace by Christmas didn't happen.  Being in the Royal Artillery meant he was at the front in France, repairing the big guns when they broke down and was under pressure to get them working.  He wouldn't see his family for three years!  He had to spend time in a sanitorium after his discharge,due to the Poison Gas he inhaled and was never to enjoy good health again.

 I'm linking it to Another Freaking Scrappy challenge blog.

Hope you like my page and thank you for looking..

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

'Til we meet again! - Scrapbook page for AFSChallenge.

Hi everyone I have this photo of my Grandparents Samuel and Louisa Sanders.

Its a thought provoking and very poignant photo of a time in our history which has been much in the news and on TV right now here in the UK.  Over at Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge they're asking for stories from the past, present or future so I'm linking it up.

 1914 had started very well for them with a new baby in the family, Granddad earning good money in one of the many engineering businesses starting up in Birmingham and a home above the little  general stores shop Grandma managed during the day.  They were very happy and enjoying their two little girls, my Aunty Lucy age 3 and baby Lily age 1.

Then war broke out and Granddad joined the Army, as a private in the Royal Artillery.  The photo, taken at the photographer's studio in the Autumn; shows Grandma and the girls dressed in their Sunday best with Granddad looking very handsome in his uniform. I can imagine my Nan was both proud of Granddad but worried about the war and if she would see her man ever again.  The children just look bemused at all the excitement, and I'm sure my Granddad was thinking it would all be over by Christmas.

 I used the Kaiserkraft papers from the Bee-u-tiful range again. Just love these papers.

I made a flower from TH Tattered roses die and the title and numbers from the new Stampin Up die set.

Thank you for looking and any comments you leave.

 Hope your day is happy.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Butterfly cards and using my left overs on a Tag and Wallet!

I've been making some cards using the September article in Craft Stamper by Georgina Ford - "Puttin on the spritz." as my starting point.  I've got this gorgeous little butterfly embosslit from Stampin Up and got carried away with the amount of butterflies I made.  Some Spainish Gold and silver accents to finish. I made 8 cards altogether but got frustrated trying to upload them all!I used the Kaisercraft paper - Vintage Timeless as my background spritzed with frayed burlap in places.The quotes were also from Kaisercraft stamped with DI's. Finished with DI in various colours.

The wallet was made using page 38 from TH's new book as my starting point using one of his cabinet cards.You cant see much of that now!! Hels Sheridan from Ink on My Fingers challenges you to make a project using some of your bits and bobs from other projects which is what I've done here. It's going to be my granddaughters birthday gift with a few extras inside, She starts Uni in September actually on her 19th Birthday so I'll have to push the boat out a bit. 

Thank you for looking and I hope you're having a nice day.