Monday, April 9, 2018

Card using patterned vellum

Hi friends,

Congratulations to Judy W who was the winner of my prize for last month.

This month's challenge at Unstampabelles is to use vellum/acetate.

Twist - create a new view
TIP: something new to look at..........

I  have created a card using white patterned vellum. By backing it with a dark cardstock it looks completely different and makes the white pattern stand out more.

I've chosen to use only three colours to make the card look more cohesive. The techniques I've used are layering, inking and punching.

This was a very simple card to make. Using the wood veneer heart and the buttons gave it more dimension.

I hope you join in this month. I look forward to seeing what you create.

Feel free to follow me.


Dale x

Friday, April 6, 2018

Kaisercraft Small Easel

Good morning fellow crafters.

This morning I have finished my project for April 2018's challenge from Kaisercraft. They have asked that we take inspiration from the mood board below. Quite gorgeous, yes?

I have chosen to create the Kaisercraft Small Easel. It starts out as an undecorated wooden project of 3 pieces.

I've used the Kaleidoscope paper and 3 Kaisercraft paints, which I mixed together. Soft Moss, Metallic Gold and Eggplant.

I will used this as a stand in my craft room and it will be handy to use to photograph my projects.

 The gold paint has been used around the edges.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Who loves lace?

Happy Easter and April Fool's Day.

Today is the 1st of April and as such there is a new challenge at Archi-scraps.

Here is the inspo photo and you have to use lace.
I would love to visit this Library.

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I have made two cards for this challenge. They are the same design but I have used different colours to highlight that you can use the same design but achieve a very different result.

What do you think?

I used the colours from the pic and used layering as there are many layers to the library. I love books so much. I read two a month, one chosen by my book club, which I've been in for 15 years and one just for myself.

Do you love to read?

What are you reading now? Do tell me, I'd be interested to know. I've started the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I've seen all 3 seasons of the show. Love it!

Happy crafting.

Dale x

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kaisercraft wooden frame decorated

I wanted to create an off the page item using paint.

I chose a Kaisercraft Artist Trading Card wooden frame. It comes in two pieces.

I've used two Kaisercraft paints. Soft moss is used on the front and the back of the backing piece and sage is on the front piece and edges.

I've added some white twine with gold accent to hang it and various pretties to tart it up. I like the sentiment which says "Memories are timeless treasure of the heart."

This is my design piece for Unstampabelles this month.  The challenge is to decorate something wooden and the twist is to use paint.

I'm offering the prize this month, which are two embossing folders and a ribbon pack.  Why not join in?

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Photo frame for my son

Hello readers,

Today I have an off the page item for you to see.

My son wanted a photo frame for a special photo of his.  He did some voluntary work for Teach, Learn, Grow and had a photo to keep to remember the group he was in.

I surprised him by going beyond his expectations. He loved it.

This is my design piece for Archiscraps challenge this month.  The insp pic is:

Castello di Sammezzano
This castle looks sedate on the outside but on the inside? It’s an explosion of color and texture. The 16th century masterpiece of architecture and design sat abandoned in Tuscany, Italy, for decades.

Here is your stimulus picture for March and the challenge is use chevrons and the colour blue.

Head over to Archiscraps to join the fun.  There's a prize of some items from Spotlight to win.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cover page scrapbook layout

I've always thought that cover pages need not have a photo on them. Having said that, I would have liked one of me on this, I just didn't have one.

What do you think? Did it need a photo? I don't think so. It has all the info you need, plus the big black tiara says a lot.

This layout is for the first Unstampabelles challenge of 2018. You'll be thrilled to know that "Anything Goes" for this one.  Also, you should use something new in your stash.  Both the tiara and the 2015 card are new. Also the pink stars as a matter of fact. They were the last item I added.

In case you are a new visitor, I sing in a female barbershop Chorus called A Cappella West. At my very first Convention we won the competition. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Birthday card using rhinestones and patterned paper

Hello there.

Here is a challenge for you. I'm on the Design Team at Archiscraps. The challenge this month is to be inspired by the picture below and use lots of rhinestones and/or bling.

Such a unique Church!

Here is my card example. I gave this to my Nan on the last day of last year for her 93rd birthday.

Hope you join in. Ribbons are the prize this month, thanks to Craft Queen.