Sunday, 26 August 2012

Made 2 cards this weekend, a birthday card and a 1st day at school card

Finally I've made some cards this week. I've been so busy keeping Carrie entertained over the summer holidays and doing children's craft projects and baking with her and her friends, along with making a couple of scrapbook pages, I've not made any cards since mid July.

One card was straightforward, I used a La Pashe 'Mechanic's Workshop' Framin' Card kit. A framed decoupage card for Andy, my husband's birthday, next month. I sat in my comfy chair and it took about 1.5 hours to cut out and layer up the card. I just need to make and attach a stand at the back so the card can be freestanding (saw how to make one from a show on Ideal World's craft day this last week.)

the photo doesn't show the dimension of the decoupaged tools on the card.

The second card ( & co-ordinating decorated envelope) was a labour of love for a very special little lady.

 Next month my youngest niece Lottie is starting school, so I've made a card for Carrie to send to her cousin to mark this momentous occasion. It took me about 4 hours in total to make this card ( not including the time taken for the silicone glue to dry).

Products used to make this card
Crafters Companion 'Popcorn Bear' twisted pyramage & co-ordinating papers and embellishments.
Dovecraft silicone glue & finger lift DST
'Fired Brick' Tim Holtz distress ink
Habico adhesive pearls
Papermania 12" x 12" red scalloped cardstock (cut down  & scored to make A5 card base)
Papermania red spotted Capsule Collection mini buttons
'Summertime' backing paper (red spotted paper behind pryamage) - free with issue 108 (Sept 2012) of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine
Wackytac Adhesive sheet
die-cut tags, border & scroll (all from craft swaps on Do Crafts forum)

I decorated a white envelope with co-ordinatingPopcorn Bear embellishments.

Now I'm off for a soak in the bath as I've sat up for far too long today and my back muscles really ache, thankyou for any comments youmay leave, Fi x

Sunday, 12 August 2012

1st page of Mo's 40th birthday album

I made 1st page of Anita's 40th birthday album (previous post) this week, so decided I should also start her twin Mo's album as well. To begin with I will use the same photos, for their shared childhood, but in their preferred colourways. Anita loves, chocalte, browns, creams, greys and blues. Mo prefers pinks, blues and soft greens.

vintage blue/cream spotted 12 x 12 paper (maker unknown)
satin spotted ribbon bought from Susie D (on DC)
silver glittered chipboard alphas from Poundland
Boofle 'Big Bloomer' flower
handmade rose,die-cut flowers & circles from swaps on DoCrafts
blue pearls from The London Line (bought at The Range)
vintage buttons from my granny's button jar

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

1st page of my little twin sisters 40th scrap albums

In October, my little sisters Mo and Anita, identical twins, will be 40 and  its customary for me to make my siblings an album for their 40th birthdays. I've not scrapped since last November, so its well overdue that I got back into it, also having just 2 1/2 months to finish two 12" x 12" albums, theres nothing like a bit of time presure to get me crafting!

                     This first LO is the first page of Anita's album:

materials used:
12" x 12" vintage newspaper paper (maker unknown)
Dovecraft 'chocolate' floral paper
Vintage lace paper (maker unknown)
Boofle Big Bloomers paper flower
Papermania 'chocolate' brad
diecut flowers 

(journalling will be added later to protect my sisters privacy as it will give their full names date and place of birth)

Poundland bronze glittered chipboard letters
K & Co Vintage Button vellum
metallic pearl paper (maker unknown)
vintage ribbon (maker unknown)

photograph of the day the twins and mum came home from hospital(mum had been in for 6 weeks and in those days children were banned from maternity wards, so we had bnot seen her in that time.
 (from left to right)
Me aged 7 1/2 holding my 2 week old baby sister (we can't remember who was holding who!);
Mum holding Fraser, aged 17 months old
Ian, aged 6 holding our other baby sister

Posies Scrapbook kit adhesive journalling stickers (bought from QVC)
                   Hot Off The Press Soft Nostalgia backing paper

die-cut bird on branch, die-cut border & antiqued brad ( all from swaps on Do Crafts forum, details unknown)

I couldn't possibly start Anita's story without Mo (short for Morag) her identical twin. Anita was born just a few minutes after Mo and they are still inseperable.

Dovecraft chocolate paper
Posies kit die-cut letters
Vintage buttons from my granny's button jar (given to me by my mum when I got engaged, as part of my 'bottom drawer' 29 years ago!)

One down, 39 to go!!