Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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!
Friday, August 27, 2010
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.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Hi there everyone just a quickie from me tonight as I completely forgot to do my posting for today. I just want to show you a couple of cards that I’ve made using the gorgeous papers from the August Kit from the Crafty Alley.
For this card I’ve used the large green flower, button and papers from the August Kit.
On this card I’ve used the very yummy papers that is in the August Kit.
And here is the last card that I want to show you using the papers from the August Kit. For the edges I’ve inked them up using clear embossing powder and then sprinkled Gold Glitter Embossing powder over it and then used my heat gun to melt it.
Hope that this has given you some ideas.
Hugs Michele x
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Hi there everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I’d like to show you a layout that I’ve done. I was meant to show you this last Monday but wanted to keep it until today as today is a very special day for me as it would have been my lovely Mum’s 66th Birthday but very sadly she was taken from us December 2007. Today is also my 11th Wedding Anniversary so I thought what better way to celebrate the two occasions in creating a Wedding layout using a photo of my Mum & Dad’s Wedding Day (it’s kind of a little gift to my Mum)
I made the yellow roses myself as these was my Mum’s favourite flowers and I created these using my slice machine.
I didn’t have any of the swirl adhesive gems so I created my own using silver beads, glue and a lot of patience, LOL – But I think it turned out ok.
As I want to be able to see this all the time, I’ve put it in a picture frame and will hang it in the hallway. I’ve still got to stain the frame itself but just wanted to show you the finished look.
I hope that this has given some ideas on how to use the elements from the August Kit.
Hugs Michele x
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Our fab guest designer Nicole is back this week with not one but two amazing August Kit projects.
Nicole said "Here are two things I have made with [The August Kit] so far. The first is a cheap unpainted ikea mirror. I covered it in paper from the kit and added lots of the embellies from the kit also. The bird and the key have been painted with the distress crackle paint from the kit, im really loving that stuff!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Yes.. I'm still away sunning myself :)
Here is a stationary box I made following a tutorial online at SplitCoastStampers, tweaked a bit to suit myself, of course. It took AGES but was so fun to make!
The lid comes off to reveal two sizes of notelets, tags, an address book, pen holder, and stamp holder...
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hi there everyone and hope you're all keeping well. For this week I've decided to run a little challenge for you all based on the sketch below.
This will run until 19th August and then I will chose a winner using random integer and they will receive the adorable Lottie rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm. Also Cathy from the Crafty Alley will be also throwing in a couple of surprise goodies also.
Ok so here's the sketch for you to try - You can create whatever project you like a card, scrapbook, mini-album etc.... as long as the sketch can be seen.
To enter the challenge, please click on the frog below.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I hope you're enjoying the August kit as much as I am. Perhaps I'll share the completed pages of my mini with you later this month when I have it finished.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We are delighted to share this super August Kit project from Sandie. Sandie is a regular guest designer here on the blog and we know her projects are very inspiring to you all so thanks Sandie for another cute one!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
While I'm away sunning myself, I really hope that Mr Blogger will behave himself and post up this post for me.
I have a sweet card to share with you today. I loved the colour of this particular sheet of paper, it matched the fibres and Prima flower from the kit so well, so I decided they just had to be made into a card. I chose this Magnolia image because I think she kind of matched too - flowery and vintage looking. I distressed the edges and image background with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and added some Stickles for some vintage sparkle.
I hope you are all getting some sunshine in Ireland (heehee)
Be back soon!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Today it’s my turn to show you my project that I’ve made using materials from the August Kit from the Crafty Alley.
I’ve made this hanger completely from scratch using just cereal boxes as a base, I’ve taken photos along the way of creating this project so I shall do a tutorial for you another day.
Materials used from the kit :- DP, brass button, key embellishment, butterfly and Dried Marigold Distress Crackle Paint.
Hope you like this little project and that it gives you some ideas for creations with your August kit.
Hugs Michele x
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Here it is all filled up....
Monday, August 2, 2010
First off I’d like to show you this card that I've made using the DP from the August Kit and I’ve gone round the edges using gold stickles.
The image is from Pollycraft and I’ve coloured her using my new AquaMarker pens from Letraset.
The metal embellishment and butterfly is also from the August Kit.
The flowers I made myself using various punches.
This is another card that I’ve made using the gorgeous papers from the August Kit.
The image that I’ve used is from Whiff of Joy and I’ve coloured Willow using my new AquaMarkers from Letraset. I’ve gone round the edges of the image using Victorian Velvet Distress inks that was in a previous kit.
The strands that I’ve used on my card is also from the August kit.
The large pink flower is from a previous kit and the roses I made myself using various dies.
I hope that these cards have given you an idea of the gorgeous papers and items that are in this August Kit.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Michele x