Friday, 27 November 2009

Birthday book for a friend!

Recently my friend had her 40th birthday and i wanted to make something as a keepsake.
I decided on a tag book.
I started off with 6 blank chipboard tags

I covered both the backs and the fronts with plain coloured and patterned paper.. adding some detail to the plain paper using the simple swirls stamps in corresponding versa ink colours
{you should be able to click the pic for a closer look}
I used my BIA to punch the holes and bound it with pretty ribbons instead of the o'wires.

I had some wooden letters of which i managed to spell 'forty'.. i coloured these with dabbers, a touch of distress ink and some rock candy crackle

The other wording i created using the fab mini scrabble alphabet stamped onto kraft cardstock and cut out

I just had to add a couple of the brand new mabel stamps... coloured with copics.. i really feel these made the book complete. {they're so darn cute}

Oh and i stamped out several of the flower power blooms onto more plain coloured paper and added pattern using a selection of background stamps and white versacolour ink, i cut them out and pinched each petal to give some dimension. I dotted them here, there and well everywhere lol.. I also added a few to the back so it wasn't plain and boring.

Then all that was needed was a quick gift bag made using my score-pal and one sheet of 12x12 paper/card that i learned to make on a make and take at ally pally last year.. or was it year b4.. anyho..

Sorry i've waffled.. it was kinda a big project.. hence a kinda long post!..very time consuming but worth it to know my friend got a lovely keepsake and she loved it.. which is good!

Thanks for stopping by
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 21 November 2009

My Purple Heart....

Another week and time for another PlayDateCafe challenge...
Here is the inspiration and colours
And here is what i came up with
I'd not made any jewellery in quite a while..
I went to a small craft show in sept and got lots of fab lampwork beads... plus i have lots of other 'home stock' but had since done nothing with them, this challenge was the kick up the bum i needed!
Unfortunately the camera just didn't pick up the rich purple tones of the hearts very well.
All the beads are threaded onto a wire base and then attached to the cord with a jump ring cord twist concoction i created to be a bit different..
I also made a matching pair of earings.
Maybe in future i'll use more colour challenges to make my jewels.. Sometimes i need all the help i can get lol
Thanks for stopping by and looking.. come back again soon x
{goodness me...well i never... there is always some dummie in the photo trying to grab the limelight! lol}

♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Road to Fame!

This has absolutely no purpose and no reason other than the fact i received my yummy new Tim stash from Jennie @ The Artistic Stamper and wanted to play with it straight away.. I've been after the 'Rockstar' plate for some time.. it's awesome..
And like alot of Tim's stamps it also works with my cutie stamps.. this time namely 'Jolly Day Out' one of the Mabel range also available from Jennie
I stamped the skyline with versamark and brushed over some black mica powder paint
I stamped the stars and heat embossed in faded jean distress and white ultrafine embossing
powders, but it went on some of the skyline by accident...and it was still slightly wet!!! hence the quirky colouring.
I coloured the background with distress inks in mustard seed, fire brick and spiced marmalade, and stamped over the bottom section with the flame/swirly stamp again in the spiced marmalade {which you cant see very well i admit!}
I added some of the new TH film strip {this is super lush} as the road... writing the message 'the road to' in red spica pen in 3 of the film windows..
the lettering FAME was cut from some of my TH stock retired distressable papers..
and i finished with the cute Mabel stamp as i mentioned above.. which i coloured with copics in a gray scale to make it look like he was traveling into the future.. from black and white to colour..
It did start out with the intention of becoming a BIA book.. but i think now i may just add a mini calender in the top left corner!! What do you think?
Thanks for looking
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Birthday Cube!

My friends son had a birthday recently. He is on the autistic scale and doesn't have parties like other kids.. So mum does a shout out to get all her crafting buddies to send him cards..
I decided to make him a little something for his shelf as he goes to a special boarding school...
He received it today and loved it which I'm so chuffed about.
It was created from an old kiddies wooden letter cube, i colored it with green self made glimmer mists {made with distress ink, water and perfect pearls}, once that was dry i added some swishes of white paint dabber to give it an aged feel. I coated the whole piece with a glossy sealer.
I had a stock of old scrabble tiles so used these to make up the name,
I twisted several pieces of garden wire, Made small holes in the bottom of each tile to thread the wire through and then glued in place using E6000, and backing with a small circle of green card.
I used pliers to push each wire into the wood. {it was quite soft wood}
Then all i needed were a couple of boy themed embellishments to finish.. i found some buttons and a word brad in my stash which were perfect.
And there you have it.
Thanks for visiting
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 8 November 2009


Just having a little hop about the blogs i follow to find the lovely Claire had presented me with this award.. Thanks hun, your a doll...
Now apparently i have to tell ya 5 things about me and then pass this on to 5 more peeps.
So first my 5 facts:
  1. I was born on a Friday
  2. I'm an Aries
  3. My Native American zodiac sign is The Hawk
  4. I too love a nice cup of tea!
  5. I've been a bridesmaid 3 times..

Right that's enough useless info on me..

It's now your turn to spill the beans!

Jennie, Jo, Lucy, Rachel & Hels

Oh and just a little note to keep Sam happy lol.. i have actually been altering a couple of bits despite the lack of blogging.. i'll try and get some pics up soon!

♥ HUGZ ♥