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Hovis ~ Cat in a Bag

Hi Everyone… this is my second project for June designing for Wild Orchid Crafts for YouTube being part of the Wild Bunch Design Team.   Link to Video on how I put the layout together

I created this 12 x 12 Layout of Hovis, our Birman Cat… when my daughter was getting packed for her vacation last week, she had taken some new clothes that we had bought out of this huge brown paper carrier bag, and no sooner was it empty and Hovis jumped right on in there 🙂   So I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few pictures…

Wild Orchid Crafts Supplies Used :~

  • Trellis Roses 40mm Cream FM-00519
  • Foundation Open Roses 25mm FM00293
  • 5mm Self Adhesive Pearls SP-00007
  • White Poppy Flowers FS-00209
  • Mixed Colour Mulberry Rose Leaves 50mm
  • 15mm Foundation Roses EX-00008
  • Mixed Colour Summer Blooms 20 Colours 4cm / 1.6″
Supplies List Papers Etc…
  • Bazzill 12 x 12 Kraft Cardstock
  • Melissa Frances Patterned Paper “Bernice”
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • My Minds Eye Life Stories Cardstock Pack
  • Tim Holtz Black Soot & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Copper Sewing Thread
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays in Van Dyke Sepia, Tiget Lily Red Orange
  • Windsor & Newton Irridescent Medium
  • Scotch ATG Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Plaid Acrylic Pain in taffy
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Daisy .. .. She’s not your average Girl

Another beautiful day today… the sun is shining and the birds are singing and spring smells absolutely wonderful!

The picture in this layout was taken a couple of years ago and had been in my mind to make a layout with it, i’d just not gotten round to it.. until today.     The picture is of one of my Chickens called Daisy, a lovely hen who is no longer with us, she sadly passed away last month.

This my 3rd layout that I have made so far.. and I really need to source a way of storing them, so if anyone knows of any good storage methods/albums etc, please can you let me know 🙂

There is a rather large list of supplies for this layout:~

  • Picture of Daisy printed out on HP Semi Glossy 10x15cm Photo Paper
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock 12 x 12 in a bluey shade
  • Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters 12 x 12 patterned Paper P488 Nadia
  • Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Borders – BOR483
  • Crate Paper Scalloped Edge Patterned Paper from the Prudence Collection
  • Basic Grey Pink Self Adhesive Chipboard Alphas from the Two Scoops Range
  • White Seam Binding Dyed with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
  • Prima E.Line Flowers
  • Cream Cardstock Daisy’s a pressie from my friend Deb (Mynuala)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scotch ATG Gun
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Blue Rhinestones & Yellow Cherry Blossom Flower
  • S.E.I. Tiffany Blue Chalk Ink


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I started this layout at the weekend… then discovered the challenge that I was entering this for had a sketch that you had to follow so I had to start again lol… and set this aside.

I decided to finish it off tonight in the workshop, whilst I pondered over what else I’m going to do with the recipe swap cards 🙂

It’s a layout of my Daughter …. She’s a real hoot lol

I added a few Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

Making Memories glittered chipboard letters

Hand Dyed Crinkle Seam binding to add a finishing touch to the end of the journalling spot

I stickled the branches with Vintage Photo Distress Stickles

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YPP 12 x 12 Layout Challenge ~ My Dad…

This is the very first,  fully completed layout page I have ever done, and it’s a layout of my dad..

This is the sketch given as a guide, it’s the February challenge over at Your Paper Pantry hosted by Cari and sponsored by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

Here’s what I did with my layout… I went for the vintage shabby look

I chose the Ella Blue Paper Collection from g.c.d. Studios

I incorporated Lindys Stamp Gang Moon Shaddows and Starburst Stains into the Layout…

My Dad is the handsome chap driving

I also hand dyed the flower and the Seam binding with the Van Dyke Sepia


and instead of attaching a journalling spot, I just drew some lines and then wrote a wee bit about my dad

More Seam Binding and 3 gold stars.. cause my dad was fab

Special thanks to Cari for hosting this and getting me to think outside the cardmaking box that I bury myself in 😉

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Clowns Gone Bad Halloween Layout

I made this layout for the The Crop till you Drop Day over at Your Paper Pantry and this was challenge #1 create a layout containing clowns and circles…

When I was searching online for clown images, the clowns in the layout I made, popped up and I thought,  hmmmm, I wonder if I should use them?   I did,  and I have to forewarn you they are not pretty, but I they go well with the paper I had chosen.

Supplies List :-

  • Crate Paper Prudence Collection } Charity 12 x 12 Die Cut Paper
  • Scenic Route SRD789 Sonoma Alphabet Die Cuts
  • Scenic Route SRD787 Arrow Die Cuts
  • Scrap within Reach Industrial Loft Iten #IP522
  • Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tim Holtz Mini Fastner