Monday, September 30, 2013

My Family....

I decided to try the monthly challenge over at  this month.  The challenge was to make a layout using NO 4x6 standard size photo's.

My son turns 20 this October and he asked me to do him a layout using old photo's of him with his aunties and uncles and this is what I did. He chose the photos and I put it together.

The paper is from My Minds Eye and it came with the bicycle on the bottom right corner. I added all the flourishes and little kites at the top. I used up a sentiment and part of a rub on left from another Kaisercraft kit. I also added some green gems and the four brads are to attach it to my calender.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bestie Challenge Lavender.

Hello there,

I found this challenge site a couple of weeks ago and shared with my good friend who said "lets give it a go" so here we are.
This is my card for this weeks Bestie challenge where you had to use the colour Lavender.

I chose to use this cute image on my card.
The card is a 6x6 white blank and then I added a embossed sheet of card. The image I coloured in using Pro Marker pens and cut her out using a SB die. I added the flowers and flourish and a couple of gems.
Thanks for looking in today.

Also linked up with

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stitching Time....challenge 120

Hello there,

This week over at it is my turn to host the challenge and I have chosen Stitching. I would like for you to make a project or card with stitching on it, it can be real or faux (I like to use both on my projects).

Here is what I came up with

I first made a 6x6 easel card and then using Kaisercraft "needle and thread" collection I chose the page called Hem. I cut in to it removing the image I wanted. I have cut in to it again and lifted it from the flat with 3d foam pads. I added antique lace in one corner along with buttons and a pretty pink rose. On this card I chose to faux stitch.

I hope you can find time to join in with our fun challenge this time, just link up your creation and you could win to be a Guest Designer.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Go Native....American.

This week over at design team member Peachy asked us to make a card or project to celebrate Native Americans and I had just the right set of stamps to use.
The stamps are from Rubbernecker and I bought them some time ago at a show after seeing them demonstrated by Sue Wilson who owns the company.

This first card I made using the clay pots stamp and little corner design. The pots I cut two out so I could add the reeds behind. The cream back ground is made using Sue's faux leather method which is simply ripping bits of masking tape and putting them down and them inking and clear embossing over it. It is quite effective in real life.
The card is a 5x7 tent fold and the other stamp is from Verve Stamps.

Native American

Here are two other cards I made using this set of stamps. There are several more stamps that I still haven't used yet.

Thanks for stopping by today, now you have a go at making a card and linking up with us.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Hello there,

I saw this months layout challenge over at Merly Impressions and thought I could join in with this one.

I found this photo in the attic whilst looking for photos of my son. It was taken in 1993 at a works dinner. It was a black tie affair. We look so young in this and look at all our hair!

I decided to use papers from the Kaisercraft "Miss Empire" collection. Domain for the back ground and then strips of Regent and Steampunk (both sides). For texture I ran the first two strips through embossing folders before laying them down. I also added stitching. The sketch required 3 gems or something so I found these my good friend sent me which matched the colours to a T. I also fussy cut out some flowers from Regent and added them to the top left of the page and on top of the main area in the bottom right.
This photo I hope shows the embossing on the papers.
Thanks for looking in today.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Flying High......

Sketch AUG 5

I am a huge fan of Kaisercraft products and regularly follow their blog from down under.

Every Saturday they put out a layout sketch and this last one (31 Aug) really caught my eye to use this photo of my son on.

Here in Milton Keynes we have a indoor skydiving place and he has been eager to try it. He went along in January this year and absolutely loved it. They take a photo for you so I decided to use it on this layout.

I have had this blue/white spot paper for a while and thought it went well with the colours in the photo. I pulled a small piece of dark spot paper which I ran through a embossing folder to bring out the jumpsuit. The cut at the top left is from Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge and the silver cutout is from Paper Lace cartridge as are the other circles all other mats have been hand cut.
This page has been made to go on my 12x12 calender for September that is why the 4 small holes are in sight.
I am entering this layout in their challenge
Thanks for looking in today.