Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Coco Chanel Fashion Birthday card

Well I've done Dior and Vivienne Westwood (Phoebe's Moomin card) so I thought Chanel should be next :) This is for my friend Andrea.
 Paper used is Luxe Classic Black - Fresh Cut Grass
 All the Chanel graphics were sourced from the web and were gone over with glitter pens and clear glaze pen.
Take care and keep smiling :)

Art Nouveau Cat Birthday card

I've decided Art Deco is too hard to do, so I went for an Art Nouveau(ish) design instead (plus it's my favourite of the two designs).
The paper used is from Graphic 45's Rare Oddities collection - Random Relics.
The cat designs - http://filosofyfree.ru/post283159469/
The flower frame is a rubber stamp I have that I stamped, scanned and coloured with my graphics programme.
The insert graphic -  https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/86764730295052388/
Font - Gismonda - http://www.fontspace.com/sam-wang/gismonda
Flowers and leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts - http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/index.php?main_page=index
 Take care & keep smiling :)

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Rupert Bear Birthday Card

The trouble with doing MDF kits is getting my brain back into card making, and try as I might I kept thinking about Rupert the Bear, so my Dad has ANOTHER Rupert card to add to his collection !!!
Everything is computer generated, including the yellow check that took me two days to do because I kept messing with it.
Thanks for looking and take care & keep smiling.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Chimney Advent Calendar

I know it may be a bit early, but I was determined to get this done in time for Christmas. This isn't the finished article, there is a base to it !!! But I'm not setting it up fully until December :)

Thank you for looking. Take care & keep smiling :)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Magnolia Tilda in the garden.

My friend Val has just finished her Chemo Therapy treatment and is now awaiting her radio therepy for breast cancer. The cancer is gone (lump rmoved and it hadn't spread to her lymph node) but the treatments are to reduce the risk of it coming back....
Stamps -
Magnolia- Leaning Tilda, You are so special collection
Brick wall, Shabby Chic Summer collection
Bildmalarna- Stone wall with flower pot, Shuttered window

Memory box - Trellis border
PoppyStamp dies - Leafy Sprig border

Martha Stewart - Grass die
X-Cut - flower punch

Here's to a long, happy, healthy future.

Take care & keep smiling

Friday, 6 May 2016

Beyond the Page Storage Hutch - The sewing Room

After seeing the storage cupboard I made for my son (Tarot cupboard), my friend Val said she would like something like that for her sewing stuff...
Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Storage Hutch

Paper -
Delish - Bleu Stripe
Designs Galore - Forget-Me-Not collection
Pion Design - Alma's Sewing Room - Borders (tape measure)

Paint - DecoArt Americana Country Blue. PlastiKote Spray Paint - Brass (dressform diecut)

Raw Chipboard - Dusty Attic - Wire Dress Form. Fabscraps - Spool

Brass fittings/embellishments and dolls house accessories - eBay

Singer Advertisement found on the internet.

You maybe wondering why there is a sewing machine in the bottom cupboard, the reason is, the doors swing inwards, so I stuck that there to act as a door stop :) Oh and the little clock is a working clock.
Thank you for looking. Take care & keep smiling.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fathers Day Fossil Box

This is the reason I made my Dad a dinosaur Father's Day card. I wanted to make a box for his (and my son's) fossil collection...
The box -  flat pack from Candy Box Crafts
 Paper - KaiserCraft Something Blue Collection - Special Day
Brass fittings, picture frame and velvet paper from ebay
Fossils - Amazon

Thank you for looking, Take care & keep smiling :)

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Fathers Day Card. Jurassic Dad

I know it's early but I've got so many projects on the go I wanted to get this done first before I forgot !!!
 Pretty basic card. The dinosaur skull I made from chipboard, and blunted 3 craft blades cutting it out !!!
Shell paper - Paper Adventures
fossils stencils - The Crafter's Workshop
Sentiments - computer generated
Thank you, Take care & keep smiling :)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Storage Cupboard

I made this for my son after he asked me to make something for his "man cave" to keep his vape things in. Went a bit off beat and used tarot/playing cards to decorate it. I personally like the art work on the Rider Waite deck, but thought the colours might be a bit gaudy for my son, so I went on the hunt and found these lovely black and white cards. And just in case you're wondering, NO we are NOT satanists, and all those flatback pearls were individually stuck on, definitly a labour of love :) ...

Tarot/playing cards - Arcana, Dead on Paper
Flourish border (sides of card frames) - Dusty Attic fancy trim 6
Die cut on drawers and top - Spellbinders Flourish Trim
Paper lining - Kaiser Craft, Holy Night Star Paper
Gate die - Cheery Lynn, Wrought Iron window
Image in the Cabouchon was printed from the computer and is the Hermit from the Led Zepplin album The Four Symbols.
The quotes inside the "gates" were suggested by my Dad, from Dante's Devine Comedy which he read many years ago but still remembered there were some beautiful quotes to be had from there. So I had a look and decided to do the black gate as the descent into darkness and the white gate the ascent back into the light ...
 Thank you for looking, take care and keep smiling :)