Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mini Albums of Positivity

As I was saying in my last post, I was looking for inspiration yesterday and came across a link for a mini album which was made from one sheet of paper.   What I finished up with was not one, but two mini albums!

I started with a sheet of A4 watercolour paper
[not the best quality paper, but it worked for what I wanted to use]
sprinkled Ken Oliver Color Burst (powder paint) in
'Violet' and 'Pthalo Green' and lightly spritzed with water.
Once that was dry, the paper was folded in half, and then half again.  It was unfolded and then folded in half the other way.  A cut was made along the fold line, between two other folds.  Using a bone-scorer, everything was folded flat to create a three page mini album.

[album 1 - first page]

Different washi tapes in black & white were added to the edge of each page.

[album 1 - second page]

The cute little images are from Stampotique 'animal cube', a perfect size for this album.

[album 1 - third page]

The word stickers are from Carpe Diem - posh.
To make the word stickers stand out, I edged them with 'seedless preserves' Distress Marker.
[album 2 - first page]

Both albums have a piece of linen washi tape on the spine.

[album 2 - second page]

These cute little dogs are from Stampotique 'dog cube'.

[album 2 - third page]

To finish them off, I wrapped a length of yarn around twice and added a charm.

I think I may send these two little albums to a couple of good friends who sometimes struggle with life, but who are also a great support to others around them.
Happy Crafting!


Albums of Positivity!

I haven't been around so much lately,
and I'm not entirely sure why.
I try to craft every day, even if it's just a bit of colouring,
but sometimes there is really not much to show at the end of the day.

Yesterday, with Mr Mojo off somewhere else, I clicked on a link for a mini album using just one sheet of paper  [if I find the link again, I'll add it here] for inspiration.

I ended up with not one, but two mini albums!

[Now, if only I could figure out how to load the photos - this is weird!]

 Ok, so until I figure this out, I guess there are no pictures!

In the meantime ........

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

God's Opinion

Hmmm, what shall I show you today?

Recently, my BFF asked if I could make her a selection of cards
as her stock was low.  Of course, I said 'yes' , so among the birthday cards,
I tucked in a couple of baby cards, one for a boy and one for a girl.

Yes, I know they are both the same, but with a little change of colour, 
it's easy to make a simple but pretty design.

The little giraffe was a freebie on a recent magazine 
and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up! called 'Occasional Quotes'
[I'm not sure whether it is discontinued as it's a few years old].

My friend was very happy with the selection of cards I made for her,
the least I can do when she makes me gorgeous quilts!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Angel Gate

I've been published again, this time with a little
off-the-page canvas that I called Angel Gate.

I started by glueing a layer of white tissue paper to the pre-gessoed canvas, then added 'squeezed lemonade', 'mustard seed' and 'fossilized amber' Distress Inks until I was happy with the colour.

A script stamp was added randomly, followed by Modellier Creme through a stencil and allowed to dry.

A chipboard gate was given some finger painting using Silk glaze,
and finished off with crackle accents for added interest.

The angel was coloured with pencils for her skin and hair, and Distress Ink for her dress and wings.
Although you can't see it in the photo, her wings have Wink of Stella shimmer added.

You can find these instructions and lots more, in Issue 5 of Creative Papercraft - out now!

Carabelle Studio - 'an angel to love'

I'm off to read all the other projects, so until next time .....
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 17 July 2017

A Bit of Bling!

I don't usually do very much bling, but in this instance,
it was perfect on an 18th card for a lovely young lady.

The colour suggestion was silver/aqua, so with a bit of shopping at my local papercraft store,
I came home with silver card, a 12"x12" sheet of glitter card, a sheet of an embossed shimmer card
along with a sheet of "Mist" from Kaisercraft's Lilac Whisper collection.

The Prima doll was stamped and embossed three times : firstly on white cardstock, again on the embossed shimmer card and lastly on the mist paper.  She was then coloured [skin/hair] and each was fussy cut, then glued into place.  Some diamontes finished off the dress.

Two strips of silver card were added for grounding, she was popped onto dimensionals and the 18 was adhered.

An appropriate quote and birthday greeting were added to the insert.

Julie Nutting - Prima Doll
Stampotique - Quote #1

Stampin' Up! Thinlit - Happy Birthday

This card was a little different to my usual as it was a A4 sheet folded in half.
Usually my cards are A5 folded in half, however, I was very happy with the result.

I hear the birthday girl had a lovely 18th celebration!

  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Summer Lovin'

What a beautiful day it has been today.

After doing some household chores this morning,
I decided to make some cards, just for fun!

This sweet girl was such a delight to colour,
using of course, a variety of Prismacolor pencils.

I edged the white card with 'ripe persimmon' Distress Ink
which was almost a perfect colour match.

The printed paper was a leftover piece from another project
but has a lovely, bright summery feel about it.  
Another small leftover piece added balance to the card.

I popped the sentiment onto dimensionals as an extra highlight.

Impression Obsession Inc. - E19041; A11032A

Challenge  -  "It's Getting Hot in Here" 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Hogs Breath

In a swap I played along with recently,
the theme was to alter a drink coaster.
Just after Easter, my DH and I took a trip up the coast 
to the beautiful town of Port Macquarie, 
where on one of the nights for dinner, we went to Hogs Breath Cafe.  
The food there is very yummy, but also filling!

Before we left the restaurant, I popped a couple of coasters into my handbag,
so I'd be ready to play along with this swap challenge.

As a matter of coincidence, I was excited to find that in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue
was the perfect set of stamps called "This Little Piggy".

I wanted to be able to still see most of the coaster, 
so with a bit of fiddling I achieved what I set out to do.

If I'm sending something small in the mail, I always like to put it inside a card, just for safe-keeping.

Stampin' Up! - This Little Piggy
Stamps et cetera - Pigs May Fly (1998)
Stampendous - Whisper Friends
 I was quite happy with how these coasters turned out
(and hopefully my swap partners like them too).

Happy Crafting!