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Thursday, 26 February 2015

"Won our Hearts"

Who doesn't like to have their projects recognized? Well Magenta does this every Month.

All you have to do is comment here or on my facebook page with a copy of your Magenta work and I'll very happily enter you in.

Easy peezy! Go get your craft on with Magenta!



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sea Cruise

Capturing a few more memories of Summer 2013

Photo's curtsy of Michelle Mattie, thanks girlfriend!!




Materials: (number each item): 1. 80# Cardstock Kraft #CCP1379
2. Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage Ocean
3. Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic #17
4. 7-Gypsies Maritime Pad 6x6 #19507
5. 7-Gypsies Maritime Journal Pages
6. 7-Gypsies Maritime Mini Epherema 
7. 7-Gypsies Vintage Pin Antique Silver
8. Charms from own stash (But some are available from the Maritime Collection)
9. CC C-Flute Kraft
10. Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
11. Adhesive


Tools: (number each item): 1. Paper Trimmer
2. Distressing Tool to scrap edges
3. Distress Tool to Ink
4. Sewing machine (Optional)
5. Sanding Block


Close up photo's of project





Monday, 23 February 2015

Bold & Beautiful


Love...LOVE this technique called Bokeh!!




Used several Distress inks, Claudine H white paint, Gold Embossing Paste,


(All of which can be viewed by following their link and seeing this post)

A few close up views



Sunday, 22 February 2015

Weekend of FUN!

Hanging with some crafters this weekend, I was able to get a few more long over due projects complete!

These pages are from Cavendish 2013 Country Music Festival...just a few of the highlights :)

I used Bo Bunny's "The Avenues" line




Monday, 16 February 2015

Moments & Memories

This was such a fun project to do!

It features Graphic 45's Box & Album set and Carta Bella Paper line "Moments & Memories"




The Box and Album set contains a "bare" box with windows that houses an accordion album

This is the Box



 


This is the inside Album





Sunday, 15 February 2015

Welcome Baby


On this stormy weekend I decided to create a Baby Album for a co-worker who just had a beautiful baby boy which features Authentiques fabulous paper line "Precious"

Hope you like looking  and hope it gives you some inspiration to create a special album of your own



Inside pages:











Back:



Saturday, 14 February 2015

Just one of the CREW!

The very first assignment from Canvas Corp Brands, as a new Design Crew Member, was to create a 4x4 canvas that illustrated who I was as a designer. I think this canvas sums it up nicely!


Coffee and paper crafts, what more can I say!





Please go to Canvas Corp Brands to see many other Crew Members personal canvas d├ębut as well as participate in this friendly contest!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Buoy Wonder



Growing up in a small fishing village having buoys scattered about everywhere was not an unusual occurrence nor one I thought was anything special.

It wasn't until I moved away from the ocean for a period of time that I understood the symbolism of the buoy....fresh air, salt water, fresh fish and freedom! In fact I found myself photographing them whenever I came across a bunch somewhere.

When my Fisherman neighbour asked if I would have any use for a bunch of hand whittled mini Buoys, of course I said YES! So they've been tucked away until recently. Hope you enjoy their transformation.





Supplies used: Wooden Mini Buoys; "Maritime" Mini Ephemera (7-Gypsies); "Maritime" Variety Pack (7-Gypsies); Tombow Multi Liquid Glue; Distress Inks (Vintage Photo's, Tattered Rose & Weathered Wood); "Abominable Snowman" (Tattered Angels Glimmer spray)' Natural Twine and Metal Embellishments.



Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Baby Card

Each week Canvas Corp brands has a "Crew Challenge" to design using a particular colour palette and a theme.

This week the theme is "Baby"





The materials used are:


Monday, 2 February 2015

More Scrappin'

Once again I hibernated in my craft space yesterday and got some much needed personal scrappin' done!

I'm now working on "Concerts/Festivals" Album

Below is from 2012 Cavendish Music Festival