Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Forever Friends Forever love projects.

the forever friends forever love collection is very versatile and can be used for both valentines projects and Christmas.
 I made this card using the toppers which are great for saving time.
 I used the decoupage toppers on these cards which are ready cut and easy to assemble. I don't normally like decoupage because of having to cut out all the little bits but with these you just follow the step by step guide. you don't need to buy any special adhesives just use 3d foam pads.

 if you would like a step by step guide to how I made this altered jar then visit
 and finally my Christmas wreath I made using a polystyrene ring, x-cut a5 flower dies and a balling tool. it took ages to make all the flowers 3d but I am pleased with the end result.

docrafts creativity Spots and Stripes Jewel cards

my Christmas  card made it in to the creativity club newsletter. I send n loads of these but only a few make it into the spot light.

and below are my other cards I submitted for the Spots and Stripes Jewel digital downloads. to get these papers you need to subscribe to the Creativity Club at the second part of this download will be available next week.

my layout using Creativity club downloads

I decided to create this layout using the exclusive downloads from creativity club. I hadn't created a 12x12 layout for a while and I wanted to use this photo of Gizmo who sadly passed away last month. he had a genetic defect from birth and there wasn't anything we could do for him.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

cool scrapbook related quotes

Halloween and fall cards

I had a play around with some card designs and came up with these, I new to cards as I've always been into scrapbook layouts but at least my cards no longer look like a child made them so I should be able to send them to people. i'am linking these projects to crafty creations and you can link your Halloween and Fall creations here
 I used textured cardstock form Papermania and American crafts earth tones with the frames 8 die cutter from Crafts-Too.  the stickers are from EK Success and I used a spider charm and adhered it at an angle and drew a line connecting it too the spider web sticker.
this card was made with the same products but this time I used a sizzix bigz die and a pumpkin stamp from KI stamps.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Crafty creations at The Memory Nest

hi here is my crafty creation for this week you can add yours here

This Halloween I decided to decorate my own Halloween tree just like the ones on pin interest.  I had t make a lot of the decorations myself as not many stores sell the tree decorations here in the UK.
 I made the felt decorations using a free pattern off pin interest and the pine cones were free as I collected them from the park. I just gave them a wash and coated them in acrylic paint and ultra fine glitter. every thing else I got from Poundland which is like the dollar store.

next i'll will be sharing a card and a wreath.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Docrafts creativity: Spots and Stripes Pastels downloadable papers.

Here it is my first design team project. this week I am promoting the Spots and Stripes digital download which are free to Creativity Club members. you can see more projects here

using a stencil and a make up sponge, dab ink over the stencil while holding it firm in place.

taking several different printed papers cut two large rectangles and trim around the edges with fancy edged scissors and ink.

Layer them over each other and then overlap a spots and stripes designer die cut shape over one corner of you paper layers and decorate with Ahoy there stickers.

 using the x-cut bunting die, cut two different sized flags and stick them on the corner of your photo.  and decorate with a button a twine.

add your title and journaling and you finished.
using the all aboard 6x6 papers, cut out 3 tags and trim them to different sizes and stick in the other corner of your photo, if you position your embellishments in groups of 3at 3 different points on your layout it will  draw the eye towards the photo.

Products used:

 CSP 11165, CSP 11020 turquoise ink, PMA157305 designer die cuts, XCU503420 scalloped edged bunting die, PMA803115 ahoy there stickers, PMA171201 pastels bakers twine, PMA160144 all aboard 6x6 papers, Spots and Stripes chipboard buttons, Happy days 12x12 paper pack, forever friends alpha stickers.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Guest Designer at The Memory Nest

I have been asked by Leslie from The Memory Nest to be a guest designer this month's challenge and what a honour it is and I would like to thank her for this opportunity. The theme is Autumn or Halloween so dig out those photos and play along at The Memory Nest.

My  layout is an autumn layout and was made during the beginning of fall when the air becomes fresher and everything is turning from green and bright to rusts and earthy tones. the photo is of
the cannel that flows through the town I live in and as I walked past it one sunny September afternoon I took this shot.

 I used American Crafts Earth Tones cardstock with Dear Lizzy Lucky charm and Create Paper Pink Plum papers. all these products compliment each other really well and I love the autumn tones of these papers. I've discovered AC Thickers I love them, American Crafts where have you been all my life!!.

I've been experimenting with stencils and used the ivy to frame my photo using gesso and acrylic paint. the die cuts are made using Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings decorative die cutter and the mini rosette die cutter and Bare Basics Christmas Chipboard Shapes from Papermania.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Memory Nest Make it Monday Ombre challenge

I'm  playing along with Make it Monday at this weeks challenge is to use the ombre technique and use water colours , sprays or mists, stamping and stencils.
I used both water colour paints and sprays on this layout of a walk on the beach on a sunny autumn day.

 I used Papermania Ahoy there with Dear Lizzy papers for this layout

News update: now a member of the Docrafts Creativity Design Team

I am now a proud member of the Docrafts Creativity Design Team and will be starting work wit Docrafts at the end of this month.. I can't wait to meet my new team and start sharing my creations with you.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Docrafts brand, I can tell you that they are the no 1 provider of paper crafts products in the UK and are famous for their award winning Papermania brand  here are a few examples of my favourite collections
 All aboard  is a very versatile product and I have used this on everything including my smashbooks.
 Home for Christmas  has a Nordic feel to it.

Ahoy there was this summers seaside collection which I'll be using a lot of in my holiday album these coordinate with the All Aboard collection.

 if you visit the Docrafts website you can join the online craft community and share your craft projects with other crafters  and it is open to international crafters as well.  so come along and don't worry if you don't know anyone yet just send me a buddy request to Klamb and I'll add you back.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Berry71bleu: October Challenge

I am playing along at the theme for this month's challenge is Autumn and to use this mood board as inspiration.

my layout was inspired by the brown and rust colours of fall.

 I tried to capture the moment fall begins when the air has a slight chill but still mild and when the foliage starts to turn from green to orange.
 I achieved the tattered paper effect by wetting the edges of the paper until it was almost mushy. I then scrunched up the paper and set it using a heating tool.
 to get a more layered look to your page you could try tucking things between the layers.
 I used Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die cutter  the Sizzixs Bigz version. I used burn sienna ink with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo distress inks to add colour to the leaves then I  wet the edges and rolled them up to add dimension.

the products I used on this project are:
Dear Lizzy lucky charm
Create Paper Pink Plum
Papermania Capsule Collection Bexley Black
Papermania Persimmon  A5 paper pad
large sunflower stamp
Anna Griffin vintage photo corners
Tim Holtz Bigz Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo inks
EK Success stickers
Tim Holtz mini rosette die

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Heart Challenge take 2

The challenge has been extended  please play along you can win some wonderful prizes this week . I decided to make another layout for this challenge as I was still in holiday mode last week but I'm back and feeling creative.
 my first layout for Devon, this is a photo of Paignton a beautiful resort near to Torquay. I used Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm for my base paper and Papermania Ahoy There papers with Amy Tangerine Yes Please. I used Kaisercraft collection Madame Boutique die cuts and inked the with Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink, these die cuts hold the ink really well with hardly any smudging. I hide my journaling on a tag behind the photo to add an interactive element to my page.

Friday, 27 September 2013

The Memory Nest Heart Challenge

my first layout for my new holiday album. managed to get a few photos printed before my ink ran out!!. now I've got to wait for the postman to deliver my ink and holiday snaps. I had a wonderful time down south despite the weather being completely random. my first layout is for The Memory Nest heart challenge which I'm just about in time for.

 The theme for this challenge is water, so I chose a snap I took of the tall ship Tenacious docking into Poole Quay. I used my Papermania  Ahoy There papers that I have been saving just for my holiday album. I used Tim Holtz peacock distress ink around the edges of my layers.

 The twist on this challenge was to use a interactive element so I hid my journaling in a pocket behind the page.

Monday, 2 September 2013

The Memory Nest final summer challenge

here we are the last summer challenge and the official end of British summer although the clocks don't go back till the end of October. The leaves have started to turn orange and yellow already and the air has become fresh with a slight chill. I start my end of summer holiday soon, I'm usually lucky and the temperatures aren't too cold in September.  I've chosen a festive layout for this project as i need to get my Christmas photos on to layouts before I add any more to the already large pile of photos.

I used Daisy Ds Nativity 12x12 paper as the back ground with Papermania Capsule Collection cranberry and Apple.