Thursday, 30 June 2011

Botanical Gazette Junque Journal

The Scraps of My Life by Julie: Junque Journal/Album Challenge Contest! GO!!
I found this lovely blog and thought I'd have a go at the Junque Journal challange.  This is my first attempt at a Junque Journal or even a journal. I have mainly used the nature walk stamp set and botanical gazette DSP as I love this stamp set and it co-ordinates beautifully with the DSP. This whole journal reminds me of country walks with my family and with My Mum when I was a child.

I made a little pocket and tag for journaling. I've used marina mist and cherry cobbler again as they are some of my favourite colours along with early expresso.  Sorry this is going to be a long post.....

I've used a lot of masking, e.g. stamping the bird then stamping him again on some scrap paper cutting him out and covering the stamped image, then you stamp over it and it looks like he's at the front. I coloured in using my ink pads and blender pen rather than using markers and it gives a softer look.

This time I used a square as a mask to make a photo frame. Stamping on very vanilla.

On the next page I took a rest from nature walk and used Strength and Hope with the bird punch and beautiful wings embosslit with the botanical gazette DSP and ruffled some crumb cake seam binding ribbon. I made a little note flap using the top note die.
I hope you're sitting comfortably because there's more! This page reminds me of the family picnics we went on every Easter at my uncles farm, it's the eggs and the brown page, although I used early expresso not chocolate chip card! I embossed the bird cage stamp from nature walk with gold embossing powder and made a cork board top note, I love the different textures.

The next page is simple with top note journal space and gold embossed bird.

The last 2 pages are cherry cobbler ones as red is my favourite colour. I made a little gift card/note holder using the top note die, this is from a tutorial by Stampin with Dawn and is really quick and easy. 

For my last page I used the vintage wallpaper embossing folder to add some texture and the notably ornate and strength and hope stamp set.

This is the inside cover:

Thank you for looking, I can't wait to start filling it in, I've used book rings to hold it together so I can easily add more pages too! 

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Love letter Handbag and gift card holder

I've been making those handbags again - this time I used some love letters designer series paper(dsp), cherry cobbler card stock and used the fun flowers die. If you're not sure what all these things mean why not book a party with me and I'll show you!

I embossed some of the flowers with the lattice square embossing folder, I think it's compulsary at the moment to use the big shot on everything!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sail Away Thank You

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted, sorry, time goes so quickly.  My daughter had a great week with the sea cadets at HMS Raleigh and I thought sail away would be the ideal stamp to make a thank you card with.
This is the card I made to thank Chief, PO and APO for all their hard work. I love the sail away stamp so I am sure you will be seeing a lot more of it! I used baja breeze, crumb cake and early expresso and the latice square embossing folder to add a bit of texture. I stamped the sails again and cut out and attached to add some movement but you can't tell from the photo.

The verse comes from the occasional quotes hostess set and I thought it was very apt as all the sea cadet staff work so hard through out the year giving the cadets great opportunities and experiences, like the Raleigh Trip and they do this voluntary.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Simply Stampin' Challange 10 and fast notes

I thought I would have a go at another simply stampin' challenge, this one is a sketch challange, I think it's a lovely sketch.
I have used some artistic license and changed the circle to a rectangle. I used the fun and fast notes stamp set, I have tried to make it a masculine card, please let me know if I succeeded.  I stamped the birthday cake onto concord crush card in whisper white ink and used some dazzling diamonds glitter to give it a bit of sparkle. I then layered it using peach parfait cardstock and used the scallop edge border punch. I decorated the inside too.

In the second card I used real red card stock as well, I think they are nice and bright and not usually colours I would use but I like them. In this one I cut the front a bit shorter so you can see some of the inside decoration.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Handbag and gift card holder

I dug out an old sizzix die I have had for ages and not really used, I thought I'd see what it looks like made up using Stampin' Up cardstock and it looks great, I can see a few of these being made!  I used rose red card and spring vintage DSP, I thought I'd make it in to a gift card holder, to make that gift a little more special, but you could put whatever you like in.

I puched 2 different sized circles, stuck them together and attached them to the bag with a brad from the hodgepodge as a fastener. I pleated some crumb cake ribbon to make a frill.

I ruffled a bit more ribbon by pulling on a thread and attached it to the front of the gift card holder. I used the four label stamp set and matching punch for the gift card holder, I left the label inside blank to put a message.