Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Album part two......

Welcome to part two of my mini album using a 12 x 12  Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses paper pad. The size of the album is 8x6 back with a covered chip board cover.

close up of the front cover


Flap on left page folds back with a mini pocket


flap lifts up on left page


double flap on right page has a mini pocket on the back of the first flap and then the another
flap folds back as well.


last pages with the flap open

Back of album
I used a Fur coat hook and eye for the album fastener
and the I put a button with diamante on the top of the hook.
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles



Sunday, 12 April 2015

Back to work......

Easter seems ages ago although it was only last weekend, I have had the week off and I'm back to work tomorrow, which means no more lie ins for me. I have had a lovely week off blessed with warm days. I also had lots of time to craft and made this album using a Heartfelts Creations 12 x 12 paper pad called Raindrops on Roses. I followed a tutorial by Shellie just using black bling on a roll instead of white and different flowers to the one in the videos. The handmade flowers are Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies called Tattered blossoms. The following photos are all of the pages in the album with the flaps and pockets shown. The punch I have used is a Martha Stewart punch

Front cover


First two pages, flap open on the left page.



Photo below shows the flap up on the left hand page, the flap 
on the right page also folds out.


the page on the right has a waterfall flap

I'll post more pics of the pages later in the week 
as this is only half way and I don't want to bore you 
with a photo heavy post
hugs n smiles




Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Natures work......

Evening peeps hope you are well and enjoying this wonderful sunshine that we are having, I've managed to get in the garden and do some pruning, I've cleaned my kitchen units and cleaned the floor, I even managed to get some crafting done a well, I'm making another mini album and I'm on the last page so pictures to follow.
Today sees the start of a new monthly challenge over at Kraftyhands, and the theme this month is Natures Work. I have used the In Sympathy Cd for these two cards featuring these lovely Lillies, I've added white and gold Frantage to the images and butterflies.





Have a great evening
hugs n smiles

New Release.....

Well I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and have not eaten too many chocolate eggs, we iced so many at work on Friday and Saturday, we were all pooped after the weekend and I slept all afternoon yesterday. I'm off all week on holiday now so I hope to catch up with all the jobs around the house and garden that I have not had the time to do.......hopefully I can stay awake.
Today sees the release of a new Cd from Ooh La La Creations featuring the art work from Paula Oakley. The launch is on Create and Craft at 2:00 pm, here's a couple of samples.

Agapanthus

Hearts and Laces


Have a great week 
hugs n smiles

Friday, 27 March 2015

Spring Hares......

Morning to all my fellow crafty bloggers, apologies for my lack of posts these past weeks, my blog has been neglected whilst I work on an album which I have just finished.......it was a marathon project but I so love making them. It's getting busy at work as well with icing all Easter Eggs and my poor wrists are aching already and we still have two Saturdays to go.
Thought I would share with you another card featuring the two hares recently released from Crafty Individuals,by Alice Palace, lots of sparkle on this one. The back ground papers are from the Spring paper book also available from CI, I stamped the background with the baroque stamp, and added sparkle with Imaginations shimmer paste through a stencil.


Have a great day
hugs n smies

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers day.....


Phew we were mega busy again at work yesterday, I get today off and then it's back to work on Monday to get all the Easter Eggs out. Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there, hope you have a lovely pampered day.
Just a reminder that we are half way through the challenge at Crafty Individuals........Animal World, you still have time to join in and you will also get a 25% discount code to go shopping with.
I have used an older stamp featuring these cute kitties CI 222 Five Fluffy Kittens, the image was coloured with Polychromos, I also used CI 206 Flower Heads for the flowers across the front of the card. The heart image is CI 342 Delicately Detailed Hearts which I embossed in silver and then coloured in with Twinkling H20s. The background I created with Fresco paints and I used a mini brayer to apply the various colours, after that I randomly stamped a script stamp, then I used a stencil with Crafty Imagination sparkle paste.



Have a fun filled day
hugs n smiles

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sparkly bunnies.....

Crafty Individuals released another five new stamps last week and I have been having a little play with these darn cute bunnies, well technically they aren't bunnies because they are Hares CI 434 Winning Hare designed by Alice Palace. I coloured in the image with Polychromos pencils and stamped the background paper with another new stamp CI 430 Baroque splatter script,  this is perfect for any type of background as it's a large stamp and I think I shall be using this one a lot as I love it. The background paper is from The Springtime background book 3 and I embossed the design with Pewter wow embossing powder, as well as the flowers which are from the CI 206 Flower Heads stamp. I then used a Wink sparkle pen to paint over the image for an extra smidge of sparkle.



Challenges
Brown Sugar.....Spring
Simply Create....mostly greens
Allsorts.....Spring is in the air
Mixed Media cards......hints of spring
Addicted to stamps.....use a number
Scribble and Scrap.....anything goes
The Corrosive challenge.......follow your heart
Party Time.....anything goes
Sweet Stamps.......anything goes
Through the Craft room door.....anything goes
Fab n Funky.....focus on the image
Hugs n smiles


Saturday, 7 March 2015

One for the Mums.......

Morning to all my fellow craft bloggers, hope you are having a good week, I've spent most of it complaining to the store about my unfinished bathroom, I think that this will have to be my last home improvement project as the stress is too much.
It's time for a new challenge at Kraftyhands, and the theme this month is One for the Mums. I have used a rose stamp and the papers are from an Emporium of Curiosities Cd both available from Kraftyhands. The stamp is only £2.50, a real bargain. The image I coloured in with Polychromos pencils, I then added white and gold frantage to the edges of the image. The Frame on the stamp set I embossed in gold before adding a Mothers Day sentiment.





Challenges
Fantasy Stampers....Mums the word
Crazy 4 challenges.....put a bow on it
Crafts Galore.....anything goes
Fussy and Fancy.....ribbons and lace
Memas Crafts......anything goes
In the Pink.....for a special lady
Simon Wednesday......Special Lady/girly
Try it on Tuesday.....pearls for girls
Party Time....anything ges
Shabby Tearoom ....pop of pink
Hugs n smiles