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Harvest Scrapbook & Card

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Something very different for me a scrapbook page.
This has been made using a sheet of 12 x 12 Spot paper
from the Spots and Strips range (Docrafts). The edges have
been inked to add depth.

Hexagons have been cut using the Xcut dies in two
different sizes to mat and layer.  Light blue textured
card and Madame Payraud papers. 

Green textured card has been cut into a long strip
and images which I mat and layered on to Kraft card
(but cannot be seen in these photos very well) 
evenly spaced. Brown twin wrapped around the card
Madame Payraud typed letter to spell out
'Harvest Time'  Xcut cogs cut and screw head brads to
hold in place.  Three sprigs of corn with a piece of
raffia wrapped and tied into a bow for effect.

This is my husband on the binder and stood by a
corn stook.

Dried Fruits & Herbs

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
I just love making these wreaths with a variety of dried fruits and herbs.
Not terribly good photos, running out of room in the barn!!

In the picture is also one of my lavender bags.
Oranges, Lemons, Lime, Chili, Cinnamon, Bay Leaves, Star Anise, Apple

Rose Bud Bouquet

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Here are some more of my crafty makes, hope you like these.
Dried rose buds set into tin buckets.
Great decorations or bridesmaid flowers.

Tag Book

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is a demo project.
A tag book made from Kraft card.
Madame Payraud stamp 'Post Card' stamped onto
the same range of papers in sepia ink.
I have used pockets etc. within the book.
The front has had Sew Lovely ribbon used to hold the
book together.  Big bloomer flowers and typed letters
saying ' Travel Tags'

Masculine Cards

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Two male cards made for a demo using
Anita's decoupage.
Both have been mat and layered using Madame
Payraud papers as these work well for male cards.
The first card has had the front of the card folded
back and I then used a craft knife to cut around the
frame of the image and in between so its like a
flip card/aperture.
The only addition added was a sentiment and ribbon.

Sew Lovely - Sewing/Buttons

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Here is a selection of quick demo cards using the Sew Lovely
Range from Docrafts.
Button stamp images have been embossed and threaded with
bakers twin.  Heart canvas has been stamped in black ink for
the sentiment and metallic purple for rose.
This star card aperture has been hand cut and layered with fabric
after spritzing with red mist spray.
The sewing machine was cut out of sturdy card and
layered with Madam Payraud fabric and bakers threaded

Washi tape has been pleated on this card to add interest.

Measuring tape ribbon, various buttons from the range
and the free stamps from the magazine have all been used
on this card.

Two more fabric covered sewing machine templates.

All items used are from the sew lovely range.

The is a CAS card (Clean and Simple) just buttons
arrange into an arc and a simple stamped sentiment.

Baby Card

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is an A5 card which has been covered
in PARISIENNE Blue papers.
Anita's decoupage sheet for a new arrival
baby boy.

Parisienne Blue Cameo

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is an A5 card which has been covered in
Parisienne Blue paper
New Xcut A5 die set has been used to cut sparkly
black paper for the corners and the oval.
A piece of Madame Payraud velum has been
embossed in a quilt folder and
adhered to the oval.  A cameo cut in
white card and place on to blue to make it
stand out.  A piece of Parisienne blue ribbon
tied into bow added to finish.

Button Tree

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is another canvas which I have painted in metallic
copper and the sun in gold metallic.
I have then draw the tree and painted in acrylics.
Once it was dry I added white to highlight sun
rays on the tree and glossy accents for the bark.
I then adhered various sizes and colours
of buttons.

I have also stamped a small verse to add interest
but this cannot be seen well in these photos.

Cogs on Canvas

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is Cogs on Canvas
I have used silver paint on a white canvas then
spritz with metallic blue from the Artiste range.
Hand drawn a tree and painted with acrylic paints
browns and greens once dry went over some of
the main stem with clear accents to give some
depth and makes it look more like bark. 
Cogs have been die cut using Xcut dies.  Each
cog has then been painted with metallic paint
and put together with a brad.  The brad is only
holding the cogs and do not pierce through the
canvas.  They have been adhered using silicone
clear gel.

I have stamps a couple of verses to add interest.

Hope you like this and it gives you some inspiration!

Steam Rollers

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Yet again I have not been posting my makes
in an organised fashion, here are some of my steam
engine cards made last summer!
These are made using a stamp by 'Stamps Away'
and are coloured with water colour pencils.
The gears are die cut with the Xcut die
range and the screw head brads are Papermania.
Bakers Twine is from the Gorjuss (Docraft range).

Most of the papers are from Minds Eye pads.
All cards are 6 x 6 Kraft Card.

Victorian Kissing Balls

Posted on: Thursday, 20 March 2014
This is one of the prettiest things once made.
These are made using dried rose heads and individually
glued to achieve this result. 

As this is a natural product no two balls are ever the same.


Posted on: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
I have used a butterfly die to cut the aperture and
to also cut patterned paper for the finished butterfly.
Once the aperture was cut  I stamped my sentiment then
I embossed with a quilt embossing folder (Xcut) then
covered the back of the aperture with a similar colour
paper to the butterfly. I Cut two strips of completely
different patterned paper for each side of the embossed
this draws the eye into the butterflies.
I have also highlighted each cross on the quilted emboss
with a fine glitter but this is not shown up in the photo's.

More butterflies, by Miss Payraud (12 x 12 paper pack)
Xcut Die and Miss Payraud velum for the centre of the aperture.
Green ink to the edges to add to distressed look.

Miss Payraud - Nature

Posted on: Thursday, 20 February 2014
These two cards have been made in a demonstration for Docrafts.
Both use Miss Payraud paper range, and both are images cut from
the 12 x 12 paper pack. 
Washi tape and pockets are also in the Miss Payraud range.
This card has a leaf die cut (Xcut Die) with a stamped friend sentiment.

Leaf Cards

Posted on: Thursday, 20 February 2014
These cards are made using Xcut Leaf Dies.
The first is cut into a circle shape to add flow
to the card embellished with a white pen, pearls, buttons and a
piece of Sew Lovely ribbon.
The second card is only using two leaves from the die set.
Cut out the two leaves keeping one to attached on top.
Back the white card with some patterned paper,
Sew Lovely range in this case to make the leaf apertures stand out.
I have used a pen to highlight the leaf veins and used a Sew Lovely
flower embellishment to the top along with some pearl gems.


Parisienne Blue

Posted on: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A selection of demonstration cards, using
the Parisienne Blue range.
The first card was made is using: 8 x 8  paper,
one lace paper topper,
one pin wheel,
large ribbon bow and Anita's decoupage
Parisienne blue paper, lace paper topper, die cut notelet,
ribbon bow, one pin wheel, typed letters
Parisienne blue paper, lace paper toppers, sentiment,
one pin wheel and Parisienne blue ribbon

Parisienne blue papers, sentiment, Xcut dies, 
die cut notelet, Miss Payraud velum and butterfly

Forever Friends - Valentine

Posted on: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I have done some demonstration cards for Valentine's day
The first card has been made using Xcut heart die on to Tatty ted
papers and Forever Friends decoupage.  New Xcut bow boarder
This is a pop up box that folds flat for posting (6 x 6 envelope)
I have used Boofle glitter papers to cover the box.
Ribbon from basic range and images are Forever Friends stamps

Back of the box I have used Boofle sentiment and image to finish.


Tilly Playing in Autumn Leaves

Posted on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Tilly Daydream
Great character and images to work with.
I have decoupaged the main image. 
Used a picket fence die to add a feature. 
Rolled up scrap paper for the roses and
a sentiment from the range and voila here she is finished, 


Posted on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Some more Gorjuss Cards, these were made a while ago
but have now found themselves on the blog yippee!!
The first card is a topper that I have put corners to, 
layered up using the matching papers and ribbon in the range.
My one addition is the wooden embellishment as
 I thought it went well with the theme of this card.
This is Gorjuss decoupaged onto a ribbon weaved
through papers from this range.

Christmas Demonstration Cards

Posted on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014
It's been a while I must try harder to keep my blog up to date?
Here is a selection of my Christmas Demonstration Cards for Docrafts.
Many of you have seen them before as it has taken me sometime to upload
to this blog. 
Apron Card which works so well with the food theme.
This is a great eye catching card as the wreath appears to float.

Forever Friends this is layering many papers and
a pocket for your secrete message.

A bit of stamping I love this Christmas rose as it always
seems to come out perfect.

A very simple card using up all your bits of scrap

This easel card is quite heavy due to me using heavy weight acetate
and then embellishing it. This view is the inside.

This is the out side of the card above.

Red robin stamp photo does not do this card justice
the snow is all twinkling.  This is the out side of the card.

This is the inside of the card above. 

Ye Old Tractor

Posted on: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Tractor Blue's
I have completed a few more tractor cards for those that love them.
Digi stamp coloured in with pro markers,
distress ink to the edges.  Two different
embossing folders used for the background
birds on a wire and grasses.
Xcut Cogs and scalloped square die. Organza ribbon,
kraft card stock and invert punch for corners.
Sentiment from Dufex range.
Kraft Card, LOTV sentiment stamp
Xcut Cogs and scalloped square die.
Digi stamp coloured in with pro markers,
distress ink to the edges.  Tree embossing folder,
organza ribbon and invert punch for corners.

Same dies used but no embossing on this card.

Corn embossing folder used for this.

This card is a decoupage photo image, adhered
to a large cog die cut by Spellbinders

I thought I would enter one of these into the new blog

Ben's Bird Box

Posted on: Saturday, 30 November 2013

My nephew Ben who is only 9 made a wooden bird
box and came to me to decorate it with him.

We used white acrylic for the main box and a yellow
distress paint for the roof.

We stamped ivy trails over the roof and edges to
add some interest.

The main image on the front is by Stamps Away - blue tit

Inkylicious bird to the sides along with grasses
stamps from Woodware.

Ben was so pleased with his masterpiece, as am I.

Man Flu - Challenge 24

Posted on: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Challenge 24 - Anything Goes over on Cards For Men Challenge Blog
This is my entry into challenge 24.  The image is a digi stamp from
our sponsor Dr. Digi's House of Stamps 'Man Flu'
The image has been coloured using promarkers and cut
using an Xcut Stamp Die.  Edges distressed with yellow ink
and backed onto Forever Friends patterned papers.
Do have a go at this challenge as you are not restricted to any one theme. 

DR Digi's House of Stamps is a site that aims to bring you digi stamps
with a sense of humour. We're not your average
Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. 
but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!

Grasses Stamping

Posted on: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
More nature stamps.
I have stamped directly onto my card front in sepia.
Using the same stamp with kaleidoscope inks onto
a separate piece of card and heat embossed.
Distress ink to the edges then mat and layered
onto black card.

This stamped image has been cut into three equal strips
and layered onto corrugated card.

Christmas Baking

Posted on: Saturday, 19 October 2013
This is my first craft project in over a month. 
Those of you that know me well, already know the reason for this,
but suffice to say I have a funeral to go to on Wednesday.
This card was made with a stamp that I received this
morning from My Mums Craft Shop.  'Sweet Treats Emily
by Sparkle Creation' is the prize given
to me for entering their Facebook giveaway.
I am delighted with it and decided to make a Christmas Card
as it is fast approaching that time of the year.

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