Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Amber the 21st Birthday Girl

It was my eldest granddaughters 21st Birthday on the 26th of this mouth and I made this small Mini Album as a memento for her.
It was papered in Graphic 45 and Melissa Frances paper.
The 3 pictures are from when she was less than 1 year old to her 16th birthday.
Used lots of Prima flowers , lace and a small brass birdcage plus a chipboard Rocking Horse that was covered in Diamond dust and a prima swirl.
This has been entered in Citycrafter challenge 115

Monday, 25 June 2012

A new Direction for 2012

At the moment 12x12 LO's have taken a back seat. While cleaning out the loft I came across some old records and instead of throwing them out I decided to use them as my backing.
The picture is of my mum and I , I just love old black & white pictures.
My entry for Homemade Monday 72

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

25 years driving a Rolls Royce (Lorry)

This 12x12 is of my dad & his workmates when he worked for the famous ROLLS ROYCE in Crewe.
The lorry behind him was the lorry he drove for over 10 years.
This picture was done for his 25 years service award.
The papers are Bo Bunny Timepiece with lots of clocks & keys I've picked up over the years.
This is also my entry for City Crafter challenge 114
I could not make up my mind so I entered twice I hope this is o/k.

Spring is here, Time for Nesting

I really must stop doing these Birdboxs , at this moment in time I have 10 different ones all waiting for homes.
This one is made with Webster pages paper and a punched paper roof
Decorated with birds & lace .The clock is  so  the birds can tell when it is time to nest.
This is my entry for City Crafters challenge 114. 

Villa d Este Rome

This is my take on the June challenge over on Merly Impressions.
I used a piece of Kaisercraft "The Lake House" paper that my partner Dave bought for me the other week.
I have layered up the photo and fountain, added flowers and painted the photo corner & lock in a rich gold paint. It doesn't photograph well but in the top left hand corner I have stenciled a branch + birdcage with white 3rd relief paint.I've also added stickles to the flowers & fountain.
The photo was taken in the beautiful garden of Villa d Este on our resent visit to Rome.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Fathers Day

My father died some time ago but since I've been crafting I remember him with something crafty. This is this years offering , Dad and I on holiday in Wales(mum took the photo).
I started by using a Martha Stewart punch on plain paper then added a sheet of London market paper which I distressed the edges.
This was my entry for Papercraft Star challenge 101
which received an Honorable Mention

Close up of the flower I handmade using my Tim Holtz vagabond and the tattered florals die. I also added a small flower , a bird cage & a "D is for dad who keeps us safe" card.The fencing was  picked up from Ally Pally.

Close up of a chipboard bird and a Kaisercraft clock, the small Bo Bunny embellishment also picked up from Ally Pally.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sewing box for Ambers Birthday

My grandaughter has a birthday coming up and is off to university in September so I have made her this little sewing box.
I picked  up the box at my fav car boot sale last week for 50p and have covered it in what I think is Kaiser Craft paper.
Also thankyou to Shell for becoming a Follower,Please feel free to comment and let me know if you have a Blog i can follow.
This has been entered into City Crafer Challenge 113
Awarded a  Spot light Artist

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Picture rescued from an old Polaroid

This is my entry for the City Crafter Challenge 112. 
With the magic of Paint Shop Pro Dave has brought this Polaroid picture of my oldest daughter Joanna back to life.
I made this layout with Prima fairy belle collection.I just love this new Prima collection.

I copied and cut out the Ballerina fairies and butterflies and layered them across the page.
The wishing well and the flower are also from prima.

Monday, 4 June 2012

The Silver Jubilee Street Party

As you can see I'm a bit behind with my Jubilees.Yesterdays Jubilee Party in our village was a bit of a wash out so I went through my old pictures and found these pictures of my oldest daughter Joanna at the Queens Silver Jubilee street Party. I hope you like it.
The papers are papermania and the flowers i made with papermania paper and handmade with my tattered florals die, the bunting is london market by pink paislee.

I've also been looking for a small desk for my laptop so I have more crafting room on the table in the dinning room (CRAFT ROOM) but do not tell Dave.We have not had much luck so today we got Dave's mums old writing table out of the loft and converted it into a laptop table. It took most of the day but I'm very please with the out come.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Rome 12x12 Shadow Box

This is my first 12x12 L.O. of our last short break to Rome last month.I became an expert of taking pictures of Dave and I in front of all the main sites.This of course  is in front of the Colosseum.
The paper is Kaisercraft and the flowers are all Prima, as is the wooden clock face, the little statue of the Colosseum was bought from a gift shop in Rome.