22 June 2007


I had this clothes tag on my desk for an age, it's fabric and made to look kind of vintage I wanted to pick out another different kind of packaging too so I dug out the old post mark that was part of an old stamp collection I bought (to use for cards, not really into stamp collecting lol). The post mark is from Honolulu, Hawaii dated December 1971, I think it's really cool! That inspired me to pick out the funky Hawaii shirt style papers (they're A-Z papers, really lush) and I used some Kraft Bazzill cardstock, wet and rolled the edges to try and make it look like an old package. The message I printed on some ribbon and sewed it to the clothes tag like a kind of luggage label? I fixed the card together with staples painted to look all rusty and old.

Thanks for letting me guest design DMCers! Had a really fun couple of weeks playing along with you! xx Leo

19 June 2007

Such a Bird, DMC Little Extra

My go at the little extra DMC dare where we have to use the word 'fabulous' somewhere on a card.
The card is part of a set I've been making all with funny birds on I've called 'Such a bird'.
I sketch out the birds on Bazzill cardstock, add a bit of colour and pattern with Galaxy marker pens then doodle over the top and cut out. It's funny how addictive they are to make!
Couple more of them here:


15 June 2007

Mmmmmm Boss

First of all thank you so much for inviting me along to be a guest designer DMCers had mega fun playing with my card.

With the embossing theme for this weeks dare I headed off to seek out my heat gun and got stuck into some triple embossing.

I inked up a piece of card and sprinkled on some Ranger Magenta colour embossing powder, heated up then sprinkled on another layer, heated up, then another layer, heated up again. Then I inked over the top again and sprinkled on some Ranger Turquoise colour embossing powder and heated up. I then inked up my cute ice cream cone stamp and squished it in the powder, you have to leave it in there a few seconds, then walla!

I made a felt frame for my main embellie then picked out some Bazzill cardstock and Love Elsie Betty papers, few bits of felt flowers and a crochet one and a bit of ribbon to make up the card. Then finished it off with a bit of doodling.

14 June 2007

We Have Lift Off!

Well this week is just going by in a blurrrr. And what's up with the weather? No lovely summery sunny June, just lots of doom and gloom
and sloshy rain :(

Anyhoo onto pressing matters, the darey warey DMC fun! This week we've been told to look to the stars for inspiration and this is what I came up with, a rocket ship shooting up to the stars! It's made with a template, one I designed myself a while ago for Crafty Templates. It's 3D and slots together to stand up. I've decorated it with glitter card, lots of glitter came off all over me so I had an evening of, "you've got glitter on you did you know" but without glitter life would be very dull, and far less sparkly..........

3 June 2007


Lovin the Love Elsie stuff, mines looking a bit peeky now it's all cut into and packets opened but I'm enjoying the fruits of my couple hours play this weekend........

2 June 2007

Better late than never

I did do my DMC dares last week {honest miss} but just never got round to doing the piccys then it was Friday before I knew it and bam another dare to drool over so now I'm posting the new one and the ones from last week all together!

There's the working 9-5 one (orange and black one) and the black and a colour, (I did black and pink). They're well done for getting through it exam ones.

Then there's this weeks which is the use something 'see through' on your card one. I used a Heidi Swapp transparent daisy sticker thingy and some MME Barefoot birthday stuff.....

Right I'm off to play now sun's gone in so I've got my crafty gear out and am about to cut into my new goodies.....................

I've had a hard week so I deserve it, if I do say so myself. :D I'll come back and show what I've made if any one's interested.