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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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Summer Cherry Notepad

I had another lovely night up in my workshop tonight… I had some company again and we crafted away together until 23:30 !

I made an altered notepad and my daughter made a tag with one of the Greeting Farm Crew colouring in with Copic Markers.

Here’s the Summer Cherry Altered Notepad that I made

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Notepad
  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock in Yellow and Cherry Red
  • Cherry Ephemera from the Flora and Fauna Cardstock and Vellum Pack from K & Co
  • Seam Binding
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Mists to dye the seam binding
  • Red & Yellow Cherry Blossom Mulberry Flower

Here is the tag my daughter was working on 🙂 isn’t it gorgeous.. her very first attempt at colouring with Copic Markers.. love all the distressing that she did too 🙂

Supplies / methods used :-

  • Painting with Acrylic Paint
  • Stamping
  • Colouring with Copics
  • Dyeing Seam Binding with Glimmer Mist
  • Distressing with Distress Ink
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Things from the last couple of Days..

On Thursday last week when I got in from work, there was a package waiting for me, a package filled to the brim with goodies from Lindy’s Stamp Gang 🙂

Sooo… for the last couple of nights, I’ve been playing around with them up in the workshop and I’ll share all the things i’ve made below  🙂

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The Skinny Mini

I made this mini tonight in my workshop, it’s made from all the leftover bits of chipboard that I had after making the recipe cards for the swap over at Your Paper Pantry..

The mini size is 6″ x 2″ and the pages inside are stepped and from 2″ to 5″.   I used the Prima Botanicals patterned paper range, this paper is really really nice 🙂

If you have any questions just give me a shout, i’d be happy to help 🙂

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Birthday Card

My parcel arrived from Angel Crafts today… loads and loads of gorgeous Prima Paper and soft and subtle bazzill textured cardstock..

It didn’t take me long to record a quick video of all the goodies up in my workshop,   I did attempt to record it down in the house  but had 3 failed attempts..

  • Attempt #1 – hubby flushed the loo
  • Attempt #2 – The phone rang… and rang… and rang lol
  • Attempt #3 – Chunky farted.. and he did it with gusto, so much so that someone might have thought it was me lol

After all that I sat and made this wee birthday card with some of the new rub on’s and Prima Papers 🙂

Supplies List :-

  • Bazzill Textured Cardstock
  • Prima Reflections 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Seam Binding dyed with ..
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Tiffany Blue Starburst Sray
  • Glitz Design Rub-ons
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Colorbox White Frost Chalk Ink
  • Memories Blue Chalk Ink
  • Corner Chomper
  • ATG Gun
  • Papermania Self Adhesive Epoxy Blue Star
  • Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Prima E.Line pale blue pearl

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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 😉