27 May 2009

October Afternoon Blog challenge

There's some fab inspirational sketches & cards on the October Afternoon blog this week here.
I picked out this one:
And made this card:

Used some 'Norms News' paper from the Hometown collection and 'Cookie Jar' from the Cherry Hill collection. I added the sentiment to a Cherry Hill label sticker. The embellishment is made of two stacked buttons from my stash.
xx Leo

22 May 2009

More pretty pictures 2 inspire

I've been sticking some of these in my inspiration notebook how scrummy are they!?! I've been looking for cool melamine plates and cups for a project mum's working on (she does interior design) and I found some made by a company called rice and when I went to investimagate further found the most amazing website with loads of inspirational goodies..... This is one of the plates I found first.

Love these

How cute would one of these be on a card

I need all these bedspreads!!
Love the colour combo on these combs and the details.
These are clothes pegs but how cute would they be as a minibook closure!


Oh and I did make cake the other day - couldn't decide what kind to make so made some neopoliatan style ones (chocolate+strawberry+vanillia). I'm going to make a whole big cake version another time - will be very cool when it's sliced up to reveal all the colours :D


15 May 2009

When it's grey and rainy.....

.....you need pretty things to look at

I'm sorting though the last things arriving for the next Quirky kit and even though it's such a miserable rainy day I can't help but have a big cheesy grin when I'm looking though all the goodness. I'm going to spend the afternoon baking cakes with mum later too so I might have to take more pretty piccys. :)

13 May 2009

Sweet October Afternoon

Card made for the October Afternoon blog challenge here. Couldn't wait for an excuse to break into my new goodies!

Supplies: October Afternoon Cherry Hill, 'Tea Towel' and 'Cookie Jar' Weathervane 'Chilly Mornings', Rosie's Diner stamps, Cherry Hill cardstock label sticker. Banana Frog 'paperchains' stamps, Technique Tuesday 'swiss dots' stamp.


7 May 2009

Ad Inspired

This was great fun to make, my LO for the ad inspired challenge over on the American Crafts blog. I picked out this advert from a mag:

and this is the LO I came up with:

I loved the graffiti effect on the ad so I went with that as my background spritzing on some black ink over some kraft Bazzill - took an age to dry but I love the effect! The rest of the ad I picked up on was framing the photo in a Polaroid style frame - that's just some AC white cardstock. The little bits of confetti I cut out from the packaging of the Rock Star accents miniMarks and the title is made up of the Rock Star and IM Phrases miniMarks. Also used some American Crafts Flair embellies. The crochet flower is a Bazzill one I think then just random buttons from my stash.
I really enjoyed making this one so will defo have a play with ad inspiration again!
xx Leo

1 May 2009


I made this LO following the challenge on the American Crafts Blog to make a LO using 4 or more of the Character line of papers. I picked out Tribune, Planet, Times, Telegraph and Post. I just chopped out the Tribune, Planet, Times and Post papers to reflect the images of the stacked books in the photo and then used the back of the Telegraph paper to make a matt for the photo and Thickers which looks black in the photo but it is a fab deep inky blue colour just like carbon paper. I ordered these online and I much prefer them in real life to how they look onscreen :) The Thickers are Rockabye in white and Puffy Chit Chat in Tangerine and I made a little embellie with a yoyo and some Flair in the center.
xx Leo