I used some lovely Prima paper from the Paradise City collection and off cuts of Basic Grey Nook and Pantry and American Crafts Letterbox. The base card is American Crafts, I absolutely love AC cardstock the colours are so lush. This one is Lemon I think - I'd call it pow in your face yellow, love it! :-) The letter stickers are a mix up of Prima chipboard ones, Making memories and Jenni Bowlin. The flower embellie is a Prima one too but I pulled it apart and layered some of the papers up in the middle of it then finished it off with a vintage button. Add on a bit of stitching and some sloshy white paint and that's it.
23 November 2009
This Sunday was so glum weather wise the only thing to do was whack the heating up high and get down to some crafting. I had a look for some inspiration and I decided to do a couple of challenges. First one was this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge, which I haven't done in a while and this week discovered it's decidedly tricky! We have to make a card with at least 3 things on it that have the same first letter as your initial - I'm Leonora so for me it's L. Now can you guess what I used?.........
7 November 2009
Here we go with the second half of my December Daily Album starting with page 15.......
Page protector with fabric stitched on, Thickers and a frame made from a kitschy digitals kit printed onto shrink plastic and shrunk down.
Stuck down American Crafts envelope with woodgrain tape and October Afternoon stickers
Page protector with a sassafras sticker and a Jenni Bowlin journalling card popped in then stitched along the side to make two pockets in the page protector.
18 a Heidi Swapp large playing card with an October Afternoon sticker and a date stamp
19 page protector with a October Afternoon journalling card inside and stitching along side it to make a pocket. Embossing and Pink Paislee alphas for the date.
20 a page protector with a tag from a Quirky Kit inside. I stitched down the edge of the page protector then trimmed it down. The date is a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button and Thickers.
For 21 a cut down (6x6) piece of Basic Grey Doillie paper and Thickers
A post card from a Quirky Kit for 22 with a date stamp
23 Bazzill dotted swiss card with an American Crafts glitter chipboard embellie, the pin and these black letters I've been using I got in a swap so I'm not sure where they're from.
The 24 page is not so Christmassy because this is mums birthday so we always do something a bit not Christmassy. It's a trimmed down paper bag with gaffer tape and buttons.
And 25 is a larger page protector that I trimmed down and re-stitched together to make it fold out and give extra space. For the date I added glitter to some felt Thickers.
That's it for now. :) xx Leo
6 November 2009
First page a page protector with a Sassafras sticker, Thickers and October Afternoon mini alphas and an embossed stamp.
Page 2 stuck down American Crafts envelope with woodgrain tape, a Jenni Bowlin journalling card and cut outs from American Crafts Merry Mint paper
Next page is a piece of Creative Imaginations felt with a felt Thicker and more of those October Afternoon mini alphas
Thicker on red Bazzill with the corners rounded, might add a stamp around the number on this one.
Page protector with October Afternoon stickers and American Craft Merry Mint glitter chipboard. The paper email slip is just popped inside for now.
More of the red Bazzill card, this time sandwiched with canvas with an embellie made with jenni Bowlin Crepe paper ribbon and an October Afternoon diecut.
Page 9 is a glued down kraft envelope with gaffer tape bindings.
The date I added in with a date stamp and embossed it with silver glitter powder which will not photo but it's much more glittery irl.
Page 10 is a piece of canvas with more of the same felt as before but in brown, that's just stitched on.
Another page protector for 11 with an embossed stamp, those same alphas and a American Crafts Flair embellie.
The 12th is a page protector with Hambly and October Afternoon rubons.
13th is a piece of packaging from some Jenni Bowlin buttons covered with paper. The label is October Afternoon stickers
Page 14 is another glued down envelope with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
OK that's part one I'll post up the rest tomorrow.
2 November 2009
Finally got around to making the pumpkin cake over the Halloween weekend and it was delish! It went down really well on Saturday and I managed to hide a tiny piece to photo for my recipe scrapbook, one tiny extra piece I was hoping to enjoy myself........