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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Some Cards From Me

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

Wedding Layout

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)


The DP are from the August Kit from the Crafty Alley and for the green papers I’ve just ripped the edges exposing the white underneath and then inked it up using Frayed Burlap.

The journaling tag is also in the August Kit from Crafty Alley.

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.

image The butterfly I’ve used is also in the August Kit from the Crafty Alley and I’ve glued some of the silver beads to the body.


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

Blessings On A Warm Summer Day...

Happy Friday Gals,
I have a 12x12 layout that I created of my 3 children using supplies from the August Crafty Alley kit.

It is a really simple layout as I'm trying to fill an album that I started several years ago. I'm trying to keep the dimensional layouts to a minimum so they will fit in the page protectors. :c) Do you ever have that problem?

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure and check out the Crafty Alley shop for all of the latest products.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Guest Designer Nicole

Hi all,

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!!

The 2nd image is a small square frame again from ikea. The inside edges and back are again lined with the kit paper. The heart die has been painted with the crackle paint :) The letters were gotten from a die swap - the Tim Holtz vintage market letters. I painstakingly covered them with paper from the kit and cut them back out. Need to get this die! Apart from how long it took to cut the letters out and letting paint dry this one was a super quick project with a E4.99 picture frame!

I think you will all agree that these are two amazing and original projects. To see more of Nicole's work visit her blog!

Remember you too can be a guest designer by emailing a couple of pics and short description of the projects you have made with the relevant months kit!

We look forward to seeing more amazing projects from our guest designers. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stationary Box


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...

I hope you like it.. aren't the papers in the kit just fabulous?!!?!
Katie xoxo

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Sketch Challenge For You To Try

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

"Family" Word Album

Hi Ladies,
I've been having fun creating a "Family" mini album from the BoBunny Word Book that was in the August Crafty Alley kit. It's not all decorated just yet, but I wanted to share a little sneak peak with you. I really love all of the papers and the embellishments in this amazing kit. The gorgeous lace came from the Crafty Alley Shop as well.

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.
- Robyn

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guest designer Sandie is Back

Hi all,

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!

Sandie made this tag using the August kit. A few kits are still available for sale but when they are gone they are gone so please contact us if you would like us to reserve one for you. 

Don't forget you too can be a guest designer too - just email a picture or two of the project you have made using the kit and write a short description. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Hello everyone

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!

Katie xxx

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nursery Door Hanger

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

Forever Joyful

Hi Ladies,
I used the yummy papers and embellishments from the August Crafty Alley kit to create this meandering mini. It measures 3"x3" and the base was created using 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. The covers are coasters/beverage mats. This was a really fun, quick project to create (only took about 2 hours) and it's all ready for me to add photos. Hope you like it and that it inspires you to create some really fun projects with your August kit.
- Robyn

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Flutterby Paintbrush Holder

Well, I don't know about you guys, but my desk is always a mess at the moment, so I decided to make a cute little desk tidy using the August kit!! I used a hot glue gun to attach everything so it is VERY STURDY and my cute little butterflies shall never take flight!

Here it is all filled up....
SO easy to make! Have a lovely day
xoxo Katie

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Couple of Cards From Me

Hi there everyone and hope you’re enjoying the long weekend. Today I’d like to show you a couple of cards that I’ve made using the gorgeous items from  the August kit from the Crafty Alley.


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