Friday, 30 June 2017

Best Day

If this is your first time to this page then welcome. This is where I put the cards, layouts and mixed media projects that I make for my classes in the hope that it will inspire some of you to create and have fun.

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This is the second layout from last Tuesdays Scrapbook Class, designed for a wedding photo or perhaps a special occasion although this would fit any photo really.
I have used a black and white photo but included a coloured focal point , the flowers, so that I can remember the colours of the wedding.
I gave everyone the choice in class as to whether they colour in their stamped butterflies or left them black and white. I don't think anyone coloured them in although if you're reading this and you did please send me a photo.

If you are interested in any of my classes (listed on the right) please contact me for more information. I have another class on Saturday so onwards and upwards. Something different this time I think. xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


I decided it was about time that I did some technique work with the Tuesday night Scrapbook class so out came the Distress Oxcide pads and I began to play. This is the resulting layout.

It looks very simple however if you look more closely you will see that the shield shape at the centre of the card is cut from watercolour paper which works really well with the Distress Oxides.
I splashed droplets of the same inks either side of the photo and then used the splatters to make the centre of my hand drawn flowers.

The main flowers are from a stamp set called Hummingbirds which I bought off of eBay for about £3. I love a bargain. 

The flowers and leaves are all coloured in using pro markers.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mini Birthday

Quick and easy to make and suitable as a birthday card or a "You've Passed" card the car stamp was free from the Creative Stamping magazine.
The secret is to match the car colours to the background paper that you choose. That way the colours all work together.
More soon. I'm off for a rest lol xx

Monday, 19 June 2017

RAWR Happy Birthday

Like most crafters I am a collector and hoarder and proud of it. A quick trip to Sainsburys resulted in two packets of pretty serviettes finding their way into my trolley and instead of putting them in my napkin bow to "use later" I decided to use them to make my cards in class.
This is the first one we did.
The whole of the background is just a serviette decoupaged over card.
Of course you do get some crinkles and folds as the glue under the serviette dries but this all adds to the design. 
If you want to see the second card made using this technique take a look at yesterdays post. The dotty background is also a serviette. xx

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Just For Ewe

I'm a fan of the stamps from Hobby Art and often buy the stamps as they are released. I used a previous "Ewe" stamp set last Christmas but this release was a Birthday set and great for a manly card.
The balloon stamp will come in handy for all the birthdays coming up this year.
Hard to photograph because of the silver card used but you get the idea. xx