Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Altered Singles book

The Cover

'Tis son's birthday today & I made him a book celebrating his new band DeLorean Drivers. For the covers I used old single records. I had no problems using my Bind it All to cut through the records. I used the outside cover of the record trimmed down & stuck to the front as a base.

Inside cover & first page

A few close up's of pages.

A full page.

I kept things fairly simple & 'boyish'

The last page is a pocket to store the singles - with room for more!

The back cover.

You may have gathered that the band colours are red & black! :-)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Challenge Card

This is my card for the Afternoon Tea Challenge over on Crafts by Carolyn forum. I rescued the doyles from a visit to a tea shop & made the flower from a chocolate wrapper, using a button for the middle. The chipboard paisley embellishment I alcohol inked. I chalked the doiley with my pastel shimmer chalks, which got their first outing for a while :-)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Birthday Card

It's our nephew's birthday early next week so this is the card that I've made him. He has recently got back from his World Trip to take up his place at Exeter Uni to do his Masters Degree.

Sorry for the photo - I had to take it last night in less than ideal conditions & I'm not reknowned for my clever photography at the best of times! LOL

The image I used is the Surfing Chevy from Cornish Heritage Farms which I coloured with Copic's & used one of the charms that I bought in Australia ages ago. I again used an old map as a background paper, which I inked the edges of & used my nestibilities for the red mat base.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Copics challenge 34

This is my entry for this weeks Copics challenge. I used one of the cute stamped images that I received in the Xmas stamped image swap on the Crafts by Carolyn forum and of course coloured it with Copics. I used PaperArtsy Rum & Raisin papers. I used 2 Martha Stewart punches, the edge punch which I threaded ribbon through & the branch punch. The sentiment is the Xmas Magnolia stamp.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Winning card

I'm thrilled that I won the Challenge with a prize sponsored by CaroLines on Crafts by Carolyn's forum. The theme was summer & we had to make a card depicting the theme. There were some lovely entries :-)

I coloured the stamped image with my Copics & layered the cut out butterfly stamp.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Crafter on holiday!

Yes folks my craft trolley went on holiday to Cornwall with me :-) I had to be quite creative as I didn't have a lot of crafting goodies with me but managed to play happily :-) I had one craft & pamper day when hubby went off bike riding for the day, other days we went out sightseeing together. The accommodation has a jacuzzi bath which I had to make good use of .................................. & I set up on one of the two sofa's to craft, as you can see I made myself at home :-)