Friday, 28 June 2013

Mini Albums - Stampin up

I went away with my bestest in April to a Craft Retreat.  There were 15 of us sharing a lovely farmhouse between Stratford upon Avon and Birmingham for the weekend.  A fantastic group of girls who we had befriended on Facebook who are all into various crafts but majoring on papercraft.

A few provided 'classes' for us to do, just charging for materials.

One of these was a Mini Album made using Stampin Up papers.

Well this was a really good session which lasted over half the day. 

Below are pic's of the Album I made there using Fan Fare papers.

As you can see it is a concertina album.  One of my friends from work liked it very much and asked me to make her one.  I decided as she liked this one so much I would let her have the original.  She has since put in an order for another using a different set of papers so below are pics of the second one I made for her using Stampin Up papers - Birds of a Feather.

So thank you very much to Carole Wood who showed us how to make these.  I have a feeling I will be making plenty more :)

Mandi xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

CD Sunday Challenge 10 March 2013

This weeks challenge on the CD Sunday blog was Land of the Pharaohs. 

For this I choose to use Joanna Sheen's Egyptian Adventure CD.

Once I had decided on the image and background paper I found a stepper card blank and used the backing paper to line the steps. I then layered the image onto some Gold Mirri card and then decided it needed a border.  So back to the cd and I found it in one of the decoupage pages, I had to resize it so took a snapshot of it and put into Word to enlarge.

I decided on a Bon Voyage card because it seemed appropriate for the image I used.  So I matted up some Gold mirri card and some pale peach card for a label and used peel off letters to make the message.  I then remembered I had some papyrus so used this on the bottom of the card to add a little texture.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking

Mandi xx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Spring is in the Air - CD Sunday Challenge

Hello everyone.  This weeks CD Sunday Challenge is Spring is in the air.

So with the days lengthening and snowdrops coming out I went looking for an appropriate image and good old La Pashe came up thumps.

The following image is from the Best of 2012 CD, backing papers are from Just Inklined.

I decided on a twisted easel as this was a square image.  I have used one backing paper on the base and a different one on the Easel.  I then layered the image up on some more of the base background and attached to the card. The greeting is from the same sheet as the image.  I found some fabric flowers and used with a crystal bead - coloured with promarkers to match the flower - as a centre.

Thanks for looking.

Mandi xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - On your Bike!

Well Hello.  Yes this is three weeks in succession - getting good at this.  This weeks CD Sunday Challenge is On your Bike!

Well my Bestest's hubby is doing the London to Southend Bike Ride this June for the British Heart Foundation so I thought I would do him a Good Luck card.

The images are taken from MCS - Papercraft Library Volume 6 - Men-y Happy Returns.  So after I had picked out the image and a frame, tile etc I printed them off 3 times and cut out the various parts as I wanted them.  I then took a piece of White Pearl cardstock and folder into A5 card. I found an odd sheet of brown core-ordinations and embossed this with brick design (Tim Holtz embossing folder), sanded and cut to size. I then attached the design with DS tape where I wanted it on the embossed card and attached 4 eyelets and put some elastic though to look like it is being held on by that. This was then attached to the front of the card and the other layers applied with silicone.

Thanks for looking

Mandi xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - Showtime

Hello again.  I know twice in 2 weeks.  This weeks CD Sunday challenge theme is Showtime.  After a bit of searching through my cd's, I found an image on Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit that fitted the bill. It was contained within the decoupage element of CD 2.  I printed this together with 2 sheets of backing paper from elsewhere on the collection.

I decided on using the sandcastle backing as the main one because I thought the stripes would be too over powering. I cut out 3 layers of the decoupage (there were 7) and made it up using silicone. Once that was dry I attached to the striped backing and then dug around in my stash and found some matching ribbons. The satin one I used behind the picture and the organza one I made into a flat bow and attached to the side of the picture.  I then added a Mothers Day greeting.

Hope you like it.

Mandi xx

Friday, 1 February 2013

CD Sunday Challenge - Hello Doily

Hello again.  Finally found time to make a card for the CD Sunday Challenge.  This week it is Hello Doily.  So I probably very obvisously chose to base mine around cake.  The image is from MSC Celebrations Volume 2.  The doilies were some that came with a craft mag just before christmas.  I have used the reverse of them as they were a bit too vintage for this design.  The smaller one has been distressed with cardinal versa colour. The ribbon has been ruched (think that is the spelling) using double sided tape.  The stamp - again using Cardinal versa colour- is from a set which was a freebie on another mag.

Hope you like it.

Mandi xx