Sunday, December 30, 2012

Few layouts

Have a few photos that I had to scrap but lack of time prohibited me! I just went hell for leather today determined to do something! I used my new times & seasons echo park pack for this layout

And a few scraps left around for this. I really want to get a bracket stamp, I always think I have one until I need it!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Charles meets Andy Warhol


I needed another small present for m sister so I had an old frame, gave it a polish up & placed the Andy Warhol inspired Charles into it? I asked my mum what she thought & the look of disgust on her face"the frame is filthy! Old fashioned and who would hang that up in their house???"
Well your daughter for one, I thought it added to the old charm :) I paint it with some gesso because I didn't want it white white, gave the glass a huge scrub and put it back together. Don't want yo give it to her now!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas tag

A friend asked me how I did this tag so very quickly here's how!

I sprayed the tag with a light blue & green spray & dried with the heat tool

I heat embossed the music note stamp in gold in the middle of the tag

Using the TH flourish die I covered it in pva & guilded gold pieces, attached ith glue

I inked the deer & stamped the dots onto it

Using TH itty bitty grunge set I stamped with medium or added texture but don't think it worked too well

I used one of D's bottle caps as an embellishment & put a charm into it with glossy accents

The few embellishments added finished it off, it's not too complicated of a tag but I had fun making it :)


Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Elf on the Shelf 2012 so far

Stinkie McNougatface brought a gorgeous North Pole Breakfast for us on the Dec 1st with Elf sized pancakes and hot chocolate. It was yum!

Smelling like cookies has a disadvantage

Elves vomit marshmallows, did..not...know..that

Stinkie found a friend...funny as we don't have Barbies in our house

The two of them opening the advent calender and eating everything!

A Christmas tag of sorts...tutorial

I tag I was inspired by Pinterest this morning and I had to try it. I love this dress form die and always end up doing the same thing but it's just so cute! The tag feels a good weight and I love that in a tag, really makes you feel like you made something worth while! I did a quick tutorial on how I made it below.
Using my note stamp I covered a tag in grey Stazon (not the best for stamping but I just needed a light back ground as I didn't want a heavy stamped image)

In between the notes, I used my large Hero Arts french script in brown stazon. I used stazon because I wasn't sure how much blending I was going to do and wanted to keep my background true.

I held back here as I usually pile a load of colours on but just used Old Paper to cover the tag and Stained Glass and Peeled Paint around the edges

I cut a larger size tag out, distressed, inked with Walnut Stain and stamped the script stamp in brown stazon

 I embossed the top half of the dress form with hallographic embossing powder and clear UTEE for a nice sparkle, I didn't notice at the time but the embosser pushed all the glitter to the edges when I heated it up. It's a nice effect, like I did it on purpose *cough. I got a barbie dress for Elf on the shelf for the same bric-a-brack I got the clock and had no other use for it so cut the bottom off! I quickly pulled a stitch through the top to make a ruffle and finished it off with some Prima lace (see the lace reel in the background, I got it in TK Maxx yesterday for €6 it's HUGE but smells like old woman house :/ ) I sprayed the dress with whatever I could get my hands on, I think it was Glimmer mist in gold I used and dried with the heat tool before attaching to the dress form

At the bottom of the dress form I piled a few embellishments on, the Tim Holtz Pinecone made into a flower on top of a tattered flower middle die, pinned with a  Prima pin and some metal embellishments I got from Anne. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink cut out onto a quick banner and inked. 

I had to make her christmas knickers since it 'tis the season. A quick thong made from some lace and the barbie dress

I used the Tim Holtz die to get a rough shape on the wings, made them smaller, covered in Christmas vellum on both sides and inked slightly. Added natural and brown raffia finish off.
My finished tag, quite happy with the way it came out!

Take one cheap clock from a Bric-a-Brack

It was a nice little clock but dated. I got it for €2 and the man I bought it off told me to run because it was worth more and didn't want to get in trouble. I still haven't checked online what it's worth and maybe am afraid to in case I ruined an antique!

covered with G45 paper, stuck on with foam dots for different dimensions and glossey accents the highlights. Nice christmas present for someone  :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

December daily 2012 day 1-6

Using photos from my 365 and with the addition to our family of stinkie mcnougatface I documented the first week of December. It wasn't a great one since we were all sick but it looked fun!

Have to say I'm loving just plonking the photos into an album that ready made in my style :)




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ducka Walks

Ducka Walks is what we call our trip to the woods, it usually consists of Eli sitting on this tree trunk and grinning like a loon before trying to jump in after the ducks. Never a dull day in the Fufu house.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tree decorations

Grab a twig from the garden, pop a twizzly eye hook into the top and add your name to the front. I used scrabble tiles from a letter pack and made one for each of us. Glue was an issue sticking the  tiles to the wood, so I ended up using no more nails.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Male birthday card

Is there anything harder  to do? Again a last minute card like I always leave it because I'd rather buy one than try to think of something D would like! This took me about 7 minutes, or half an episode of Mickey Mouse lol
I embossed the centre panel then stamped on it so only the raised pieces were stamped, distressed and inked. Like the effect and want to see would it work with other embossing folders. I used the TH Apothecary stamp set for the background in the circle and the Happy from happy halloween. Really need to get a decent big happy birthday stamp. Stamped on two little tags and attached them with distressed ribbon. If he doesn't like it I'm buying next years!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm ready December- Bring it on!!

I seem to be getting more intense in my album making and creating more hassle and work for myself by having ideals in my head and wanting only that. This was a precut album that I won from a competition at GBCE from Crafting Ireland, it was just a plain chipboard cover and I snipped pages out and added some new ones. Used some spare bits I had lying around so it's a bit mish mash but think it will work for what I need!
Youtube video of the December Daily