Monday, December 6, 2010

Good use for the Christmas kit!

I decided last weekend to make an advent calendar. I was going through ideas for styles for what I wanted and decided on one. I got a frame, removed the glass, got out my mod podge and the Bo bunny papers from the Crafty Alley kit and got to work. I was using chipboard numbers for on the tags and realised I did not have enough, so I placed an order online for more. However, then it started snowing, and as a result I have not yet received my extra numbers! I am ok up to the 11th for the moment at least :) But hurry up mister postman!!

The photo isn’t the best (see my previous post today complaining about that!) so you cant see some of the details in it. Firstly the frame is a lovely cream colour, not white as it looks here. Secondly, the berries and ornaments have been treated with glossy accents so they have a raised, dimensional look.

All the tags hang on red and silver star shaped brads that I painstakingly hot glued on. The tags have been kept fairly simple, just the gold painted numbers on the front. When you turn the tag over there are snowflakes stamped on the back. It works great so far. Hopefully it is something that will last us for a while. Now in the mean time keep your fingers crossed my postman turns up so I can fully finish it!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Round up your scraps!

Below is a series of cards and gift card holders I have made with the scraps on my desk from the September Crafty Alley kit. I am determined to use the majority of my scraps before I start cutting into new papers! The only things that were not in the kit were the flowers. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Owl card. I love this cute stamp! I would tell you where its from but I lost the packaging and I cant remember!!

This could be a slightly smaller card or a slightly large gift card or money wallet.

This is the perfect size for a gift card!

I quite like this one. It would be perfect for a money wallet. I have it monogrammed & personalised for the recipient.

This one is small card sized but I have a little slot inside for a gift card also.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Altered Letter

This is an altered wooden letter that I picked up in TK Max. It is about 4cm deep and about 20cm high. It was originally a shocking pink colour, hopefully it looks much better now! I used 7 gypsies paper that I got at the Crafty Alley Crop to cover part of it and crackle painted the rest of it. All of the elements used on this project are from The Crafty Alley, mostly from the Tim Holtz range. There was plenty of frayed burlap distress ink used on this project too, its one of my favourites! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy:)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I created this sweet little gift box and the 3" x 3" note card using supplies from the September kit from the Crafty Alley. All supplies are from the kit with the exception of the fabric, flat-back pearls, rhinestone brad, tiny gems, and white envelope. I used Sizzix dies to cut out the leaves and butterflies, and the box trim was created using a MS punch that I cut in half lengthwise. The box was constructed using the green Bazzill cardstock and panels of the BG papers.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crafty candle!

This is just a quick 5 minute project I have to share with you. I used scraps from the beautiful papers from the SeptemberCrafty Alley Kit. I have attachment issues with scraps and am always looking for things to do with them!

This project was as simple as cutting a strip to hide the existing label on the candle and gluing it on, die cutting, stamping and glimmer misting the name plate and adding it on with some co-ordinating ribbon. I die cut a flower for the top of the candle lid and added a prima pebble as a centre. I love this as a way to use the pretty scraps! Oh and here is a picture of the top:
Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!

Time to celebrate card

Hi everyone, Just a quick card to show you which I made using the Crafty Alley September Kit. Everything was in the Kit except the flowers and the sentiment stamp.

These Basic Grey papers are absolutely gorgeous, like the flowery pattern on them. I think my favourites in the Kit were the stiched brads, just love them, they give texture to my card.
Hope you liked it, have a lovely week,
Timi xx

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Couple of Cards

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I'd like to show you a couple of cards that I’ve made using the gorgeous items from the September Kit from Crafty Alley.



The DP that I’ve used are Basic Grey and this is included in the September Kit from Crafty Alley and I’ve distressed the edges using my scissors.

The pink ribbon that I’ve used on the bottom card is also in the September Kit.

Ok that’s it from me today and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hugs Michele x

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm a bit early posting my Friday DT share as we have a busy school day tomorrow. I created this card using supplies from the September Crafty Alley kit. The flower was created with the purple Bazzill cardstock by layering loads of die cut flowers.
Now to get it in the envelope for posting...

Hope you have a great weekend.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Floral fantasy

I love the papers in the September Crafty Alley kit, they are so bright and vibrant. I decided to alter a photo frame using the kit papers and the chip board butterfly from the kit mini album. I wanted something bright and summery for my craft room wall - I want to pretend the weather is still sunny and bright! I had some flowers left over from previous kits, the trim on the top left is remaining from the Dublin Crop kit and the little flowers were from my stash. I painted the frame turquoise and when dry went over it with brown crackle paint (also from a previous crafty alley kit!). I painted the butterfly turquoise also and then stamped it in wild honey distress ink. When dry I painted over it in clear distress crackle paint.

The colours are not showing up great in the photo, the light has gone really bad here and because of the glass in the frame it was hard to get a good angle for a picture. It is lovely and vibrant in real life though! Here is a close up taken straight on....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Putting the Pieces Together...

Hello Ladies,
Last Friday, you may recall that I mentioned that I had a project to share using the chipboard pieces that originally came with the "School Daze" album that I made from the K&Co. album. The chipboard album came in the September kit from the Crafty Alley that I created for my youngest daughter. I didn't want to use the chipboard pieces that came with it in her album, so I made a little wall hanging for my eldest daughter. It was kind of awkward to photograph because of the length of it, so I also did some close up photos for you to have a better idea of what I did with them.

I covered each of the pieces with the patterned paper from the kit, added eyelets and jump rings, and these lovely connectors that I picked up while we were in the States this past summer. The little gold confetti stars came in the kit as well. I added some of them behind the large "dew drop" and also added some to the "K" after I melted UTEE onto it.

The scalloped frame above that I painted and crackled did not come in the kit, it came from my stash. This was a fun project to work on. You can contact if you'd like to inquire into purchasing this kit.


Scrappy card

Im currently working on a project with the super Crafty Alley September kit. It was leaving me with a lot of scraps of paper though. I hate wasting scraps, especially of such amazing papers, so I decided to use up some of them and make a card. All the elements on this card are from the kit, with the exception of the green swirl die cut and the green bow - both stash items.

I am having so much fun with this kit, the colours are so bright, vibrant and cheery - its like a little piece of summer on my craft desk!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quick tag

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share this quick little tag I made using scraps from past Crafty Alley kits. I wanted to use up some scraps so I would not feel so guilty about moving on to the super September kit!!

I used papers from the August kit and from the July kit also I think. I inked up some card cut into a tag shape and popped a die cut tag on the top. The flowers were made layering paper and velum scraps I had. I stamped the butterfly background to give a bit more interest. A bit of frayed burlap distress ink around the edges and it was done. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekends!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fairy Card

Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I'd like to show you a card that I’ve made using the gorgeous items from the September Kit from Crafty Alley.


The DP that I’ve used are Basic Grey and this is included in the September Kit from Crafty Alley and I’ve distressed the edges using my scissors.

The braided ribbon I’ve used is also in the September Kit along with the tiny holographic heart sequins.

Ok that’s it from me today and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hugs Michele x

Friday, September 3, 2010

School Daze...

This was created using the K&Co. Raw Chipboard book that was included in the September kit from the Crafty Alley shop. All papers and Basic Grey die cuts are from the kit. I made this for my 11 year old daughter as a back-to-school gift. Be sure and stop back by next Friday as I have another project to share from this K&Co. set using the chipboard pieces.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still the bumper August Kit

I know, I know it is already September and we all look forward to start to create with the fab September Kit, but for the meantime I show you something I made with the August Kit.
By the way I'm not sure if there's any left from the September Kit, but you could call the shop and ask Felicia.
So here is my little altered box:

I used:
Paper: August Kit
Paints: Claudine Hellmuth, I got them from Crafty Alley
Metal pieces: from earlier Crafty Alley Kits.

The flower on the top is made from Sticky back Canvas and you can watch the technique on Crafty Alley Shop Blog.
That was me for today,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wedding Anniversary

Hi there! I just want to share this card I made using the Crafty Alley August Kit. It is a card for my hubby's parents. Its their 35th wedding anniversary today. Of course the hubby only told me this today! I kept the card quite simple to get it done in time. I distressed the paper up a bit using Frayed Burlap distress ink. The papers lent themselves quite nicely to the vintage look of the digi image. I love the papers from the August kit. I cant wait to get working on the September kit. Im not sure if there are any left but you could give Crafty Alley a call to find out!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vintage Card using August kit from the Crafty Alley

Vintage layout (August Kit)

Hi All,

I just wanna show you a quick project I created using the August kit. This was also an entry for the Sketch Challenge that Michele on the DT set.

All materials used are from the August kit, except the flower which was from the July kit (another fab kit)
I distressed the edges of the papers using my scissors and them used vintage photo distress ink around the edges.

I hope you like it, keep an eye out for the September kit, its fab!

Thanks for stopping by

Lou x

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thank you Cards

Patterned papers are all from the Crafty Alley August Kit. What a fabulous selection of papers in this kit, it's been a lot of fun creating with them this month. It's hard to tell in the photo, as my lighting was rather poor, but the colours in the patterned paper match the inks almost as if they were made to do so. I used lots of yummy satin ribbon and some Dew Drops.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.