Saturday, November 12, 2011

And now for something completely ..........

different for me.   A few weeks ago I met up with loads of the other DC members and we had a fun day.  It was great and we made Christmas mini albums.  Well I have now finished mine and here it is......

This is the front cover

The first two pages

Then the next two

and finally the last two.

The back page is the same as the front.  We were not allowed to use any Dies or machines to cut out all the houses etc.  Each card lifts out and has three photo mats.  All the papers used were from my stash and the snowflake tops were cut by Angie.  

Previously to that I had been on a course at my local Garden Centre, Monkton Elm, and done a one day starter course on Memory Books.  This is mine from that course.

The front cover

inside the front cover

a couple of the pages with photo mat inserts

I had great fun creating this and used some butterflies from my stash to simply decorate


Black cardstock
1 x A4 paper pack Kanban Oxford
PaperArtsy Stamp Set
lots of red and white tape and glue
four different MS punches
TH distress Inks

The final instalament ...........

No not of my blog sillies, but of the Docrafts Christmas ABC challenge.

Wow, I never thought I would get to the and yet I have and now sadly I miss my little bit of "what can I do starting with this letter .............. ", lol,   some were definitely easier than others.  Anyway without further ado here is the final few, from U to Z

U = unassembled

V = view and very

w = winter wonderland

x = xmas

y = yuletide carols

and lastly z = zzzzz

I hope you have all enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking part in the.  And I would like to thank Ginny (AsIDoRodos) for orgainising the challenge and for all her hard work.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Life is like a garden ...................

I decided today that I needed to experiment with the TH distress inks and grunge paper that I recently bought.  I also wanted to use some of the fab papers from TH that I have in my stash...........  as well as the fab new collection of stamps from PaperArtsy.

This is the result ....... what do you think ??????????

Inside my card

The front of my card

A close up of the front

I did not use any backing papers behind the central panel, instead I distressed the paper with Distress Inks and then stamped a complimenting image all over in distress and momento inks.

The central panel was distressed around the edges and stamped with Momento ink.

The back and inside of the card was also distressed and another central panel added with a verse.

I made my flower from TH Grunge paper, using the Sizzex tattered florals dies, and then coloured with distress inks..  ......  (NOT A SINGLE PROMARKER IN SIGHT !!!!)  lol

I added a small stick pin for some bling.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Just Inspirational Challenges No 1

Create me pink - No 3 - Flower 
Craft Your Passion - No 83 anything goes + Brown
kaboodle doodles blog challenge - No 92 colours of fall
my partner in crafting crime - challenge 35 - use a freebie or something recycled from your home -
           (I used the pin and some of my beads to make the stick pin decoration)
Cupcake Inspirations - No 135 

I hope you enjoyed looking at this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Fab giveaway - four chances

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There main site is gorgeous and has lots of lovely papers and ideas. 

So what are you waiting for go on over and have a look..................  but don't forget to come back and see me again.