Monday, October 27, 2008

Sure cuts a lot advent boxes

I made these advent boxes today using the file Dan is giving away this week this is the link
Thought I would put them in from of the fire for the photo. Would not be a great idea to keep them there because my fire gets so hot and I think the boxes would go up in flames also and the real reason being the chocolates would melt!!!!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Finished Santa Word Book

Well here is the finished item! I ended up laminating the whole book because it was not going to last unless I did so!! For some reason I can not post all the photos in one post so scroll down to see some more.
Stash used..
Cricut Expression to cut the word book
White acrylic paint to high lite the edges.
Printer to print out the photos
Christmas swirl - I think this was Basic grey but I can't be sure. Versa mark Water Stamp ink and silver embossing powder to decorate the pages. I also used ruby red stickles to bring out the berries on the swirls.
The stickers are from Bo BUnny a gift of love.
I then laminated the whole thing
It was attached together with ribbon.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Challenge layout - fun

This is a layout I have done for a challenge layout at I have kind of followed their sketch but have changed quite a lot to suit the size photo I used.
I am posting this in a rush!, I will add the stash used hopefully tomorrow, I have been so busy the past few days that's why I have not blogged. My Santa book is almost finished and I hope to share it with you tomorrow.

Here is the stash I used.... The rocket paper is basic grey - Oh Baby boy, I cut out the stars and the rockets and inked the edgesThe main background paper is also basic grey but I can't remember which one, I sewed around the edges and distressed them and then finally inked.The FUN lettering comes from Autumn leaves, the office line punch out tags letters A through to Z. I also inked the edges and placed a brad in them and a ribbon through them. The zig zag strip down the edge was originally a Bazzill Basic Just the Edge Card stock strip which I did not have in the correct colour so I inked it with Tim Holtz Distress ink using first the Shabby Shutter and then the Peeled paint. I used white acrylic paint to soften the edges and randomly placed a variety of brad through it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sure Cuts A lot Word book

Well I spent all day yesterday trying to make a word book. I first tried in inkscape, got confused then moved on to SCAL, the went back to inkscape BUT in the end I made this in SCAL. It was a very long winded process!! However next time I hope it will be quicker as I now know what I am doing. Really it needed to be done in chipboard BUT I had run out, so red card had to do. I think once photos are stuck down it will be sturdy enough. I painted white around the edges to highlight them. Over the next few days I hope to show you the finished project.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cuttlebug embossed background

Again another card along the same lines. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and then ran some pink chalk over the whole area. I ripped a piece of pink spotty paper to represent a hill and stamped onto the same paper using the Christmas tree from the Penny Black giving and receiving stamps. I cut these out and stuck them on using foam pads to give them a bit of dimension. I stamped jingle bells using a clear stamp from Dovecraft. Finally I used some crystal Stickles to give it some sparkle.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stampin' Up card

Been at a crop all day - this is one of the cards I made using my new Stampin' Up stuff
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christmas Wall Hanging - cricut

As you might be able to tell I like the wall hanging idea at the moment. I cut out the Christmas ornaments from the Joys of the Season cartridge. They measure 5"
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Wall hangings /Cricut butterflies

Made this last night, started off as four butterflies I cut out on my cricut and ended up as this, it was fun to make. Paper is Basic Grey - Mellow range ( Flavorful) I put on the crystals with my BeJeweler.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Altered note pads

I made these a while ago. This is a pad I bought from Asda's for 20p! Altered it to make it far more appealing. What fun!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This is a card I made a while ago.

Had a really busy day at work, so I have not made anyting today so this is a card I made a while ago. I gave it to a friend who kindly lent me her Magnolia stamps.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Using Lemon Juice to distress paper

I saw this technique in a magazine a while ago and thought I would give it a try. I am quite pleased with the results. The second journaling panel was created by placing the bottom of the bottle in the lemon juice.
I stuck the finished paper onto some chipboard and ran it through my BIG SHOT and the inked the edges.

This is the equipment I used, the cloth was to clean up the mess I made.

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