Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Funky Folds Cards with Ooh La La

Hello friends!
Its my turn today to share with you all what I have been up to.
I have been playing with the beautiful Ooh La La collection.  This collection is full of lovely ephemera and papers and the dies are soooo pretty.
I decided to make some cards.  Because it was all so pretty I wanted to load them up with all the pretties so I made some funky folded cards.
I love making these cards as you then have a few places aside from the front of your card to really go to town and get all that yummy stuff on!
The dies from the collection that I have used are the Nested Labels Set and the Lace Nonet.  The Nested Labels was what I used as a base to start and layer up all the ephemera.
The Lace Nonet I have used to trim the sides of the card in the back of the photo.
Here is a close up of each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely comments.
Until next time
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Wild and Free

Hello paper friends!
Just a quick post today to share with you some of my work for Couture Creations with the new  Wild and Free collection.
My first thought when I seen these papers was "ooh I don't have any African photos or zoo photos but I found that the papers worked perfectly for boy photos too.

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Until next time

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Perfect Moments with Ooh La La

Hello paper people!
I have been lucky enough this month to have a play with the newly released Ooh La La collection.
Oh my this collection is seriously lovely!
The brown and cream tones go perfectly with old heritage photos but also work for everyday scrapping too.
So I chose an old pic of my dear mum and her puppy and it teamed perfectly with the new collection.

This collection is truly beautiful.  Lots of stunning dies and they are so intricate.   I have used the Ornate Entrance set.  I love how this looks tucked under the photo.  You will also see a die cut from the Intrinsic & Ornamental set poking out from the top of my photo.  Teamed up with both of the ephemera packs and it makes scrapping such a joy!

So I decided to try something a little different.  Have you seen our new stencils by Anna Griffin?  Now I'm not much of a mixed media buff but decided I would try them in a different way and trace around the stencil and then hand stitch.
It seemed like a great idea and I love the end result, but oh my it was alot of work!
Here is a quick pic tutorial on how I created the stitching effect.

 First I traced around the stencil with a pencil on some scrap paper.
The using my "pokey tool" I pierced little holes all around the outline.  I hand stitched with a running stitch over the pattern.
Here is a closer look at the stitching details.

I was also lucky enough to have a play with the new Anna Griffin pigment powders.  Now these are LOTS of fun to play with.
I just took a little bit of the powder out of the pots, mixed with water and a paintbrush and then painted my flowers.  They are so shimmery in real life!
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