Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stand tall

I seem to have gotten most of these bits out of swaps or swaks in the post, didn't realise until I had uploaded it. Nice!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I haven't neglected my blog I just have an overactive toddler...

but I got an hour and half to myself tonight and boy did I use it!
Gelli plate background with graphic 45 steampunk spells cut outs altered page

Little bit of gelli plate paper I had left over so I made a quick card just to have in my stash

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1 swap, 2 tags, 1 selfish crafter

 Create with Kate facebook page are holding an alphabet swap and I decided to have a play around to see what I could come up with. I made this tag first

quickly fell in love with in and decided to make a replicate to send off. So I made this one...

and loved this one more so now have to decide. The glossy accents on the clock on the bottom isn't dry yet but I know it will be as lovely and shiny as the top clock when it's finished.
First world crafter problems- I can't choose between my tags to give to someone uhhh

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Uk stampers- July postcard swap

Theme- free
I couldn't photograph the lovely holographic print behind the little girl but I used lots of different powders to create a multicolour rainbow of text. Dyan Reavley stamps and a lovely stamp I borrowed from Anne which says "I'm going to make everything around me beautiful- that will be my life" Used the gelli plate to make the background, I wasn't feeling it this time I think the heat got to me!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Altered box

I had a box of chocolates as a present from an American friend, can I say yuck! I'm used to creamy milk chocolate not that but knew the box would come in handy! I got the new Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 12x12 and fell in love with the lady and her hat!

Close up of the side of the box, I used a tutorial for the flowers from xannero on youtube

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A smelly old zip box- let's keep it "just in case"....

Before and after

Top of box- pulled out the glue gun for this and man I forgot how much I love it, especially the little strings left everywhere! label is from a waltzing mouse wanda's kitchen set

Prima paper and a few dies I had lying around, now...to get rid of the smell of firelighters out of the box!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vampire tag- vanity without a reflection?

This was something I had in my head but just didn't translate to the tag too well. I walked past the craft table and when I came around I was stamping a holographic Charles onto the side of a tag (you can't see him here but he's there :) ) stamped in versamark and rubbed with perfect pearls.
I always thought yer man there looked a bit vampy so he was perfect for this, I used a Waltzing Mouse stamp to create the "mirror" and a covered dolmino for embellishment at the bottom of the page. Could have really done with some of my glossy accents blood. I think it's time I made a full bottle of that stuff!