Sunday, 31 January 2010

Coaster wall hanging

Vanilla sugar is the new challenge blog over at Bubbly Funk. Each month they are setting a challenge dedicated to home decor and gifts with January's theme being 'Coasters'.
I made my coasters into a wall hanging with a beach theme. The coasters were cut using my new nestabilities dies and a 'sand' printed paper was cut with a smaller die.
I then decorated 2 of the coasters using a seaside themed collage kit which I originally bought for my scrapbooking but it had so many pieces in it that I thought I could spare a few for this project! For the other 2 coasters I used my nestabilites again to cut 2 photos from my last holiday.
I will change the top photo which is of a seagull by the sea because the sand on the photo gets a bit lost with the papers.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

A messy experiment!

I bought some lovely mica spray after christmas thinking I would be able to do some lovely things with it.
I do love it but it was so so messy and I didn't realise it would stain quite as much as it did! I love the mottled background it has created on this black paper.
I will have to have a try with it on white card next but I'll make sure all surfaces are covered very well!
The stamp is a Dawn Bibby design stamp which I love!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

25th Club

I have made my first Christmas card of the year for the BF 25th club. Each month you make a Christmas card using a theme each month.
the theme for January is turquoise and swirls and something sparkly or shiny.
I made my card using a piece of everyday turquoise backing paper (as all the Christmas ones are packed away!), silver swirls cut from a quickutz die and a snowman cut from a sizzix die which has been chalked to give him some shading.
I don't think I've ever really used this snowman for a card even though I've had the die for a few years but now I've used him I'm sure I'll be using him lots as I love how he has turned out!
The only thing I'd change about this card is that I'd make the silver swirls overlap the circle instead of going behind it.

Friday, 15 January 2010

A few cards

These cards have been made using my new stamps and some papers from my scrap box.

I have also decided to make more mens cards to keep in my card box as I never seem to have any suitable and hate having to think of ideas at the last minute.
As I have so many dog stamps I thought I'd make a couple of cards which I hope will be suitable for men-I'm not too sure about whether the second card is 'manly' enough!
Both images are by Whipper Snapper (I think!)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Roll on spring!

I have altered two tins today to make them into 'Seed' tins. One will be used for myself and the other one is for a gift.
I also made chipboard dividers decorated with the same papers as I've used on the outside.
I have made some seed packets for collecting seeds from the garden. I made a template on the computer and printed the details and personalised them. I then printed and cut each one out and stuck them together. To finish them off I used a woodware stamp set which I've had for ages to add a couple of pictures of garden tools to each one which I then coloured in. To complete the gift I have decorated a simple notebook for collecting 'garden notes'
This is the tin I've made to give away (the other tin is very similar so I haven't bothered taking a picture!)