I'm a girl from Florissant, Missouri who has lived in England for over 25 years. I've lived a colourful life and seen many changes both here in the UK and back in the US. I have a husband, 3 children, 2 cats and like most people a lot of debt. Life may be a lot of things, but boring is never one of them!
It took me ages to get the stamp right with the shrink plastic, but got it worked out now. This is the free stamp from the August Craft Stamper mag, I think it works great as the drop piece for earrings.
I found a pair of these lovely scalloped edge frames in a charity shop and couldn't resist, I knew exactly what I had in mind. Mags managed to get one of the frames off me, so this is what I've done with the one I had left.
I do love anything to do with fabric, so I've covered an A5 notebook, added some fabric flowers using the new Papermania templates, stamped the centre flower and stitched some details and added beads. As Ju is my swap partner, I hope she likes it!
Here I am, squeaking in at the last minute again! The theme was Vintage, but I don't really have much stuff for that theme so I went for a yester-year rustic look instead. This little chipboard book worked out better than I thought, and I will definitely be doing more of these!
Now this was fun! I've got a lovely large butterfly stamp bought from a show at Alexandra Palace that can easily be layered. I've stamped it on to some clear acetate 6 times with Stazon black, and coloured in on the other side with Sharpie permanent pens. It has to be the other side because they are solvent based and will lift the stamp ink. I decorated the edges with some glitter glue, allowed it to dry and then cut the images out in decoupage layers. I coloured a foam disc with the gold Pilot pen and attached some gold beading wire as a hanger and a spiral beaded dangly detail from the bottom. The layers were attached using small clear glue dots, and the outer layers folded so that the image came alive. This would be great as a sun-catcher hanging in a window, and I'm on a strict promise to Layla to make one for her room!
I've altered a cd for this month's raffle. I had to borrow some stuff from Mags as I don't have any oriental in my stash. It don't really tickle my fancy, as it were. But I enjoyed doing it anyway, and I really enjoyed putting the bead details on. I also found out that if you colour some card with a gold Pilot pen, then heat emboss a black stamped image, the two colours mingle to make a bronze effect. How cool is that?
There were 4 swaps; tag, fat page and ATC for each. The 'Something Old' I used the first stamp set and papers I ever bought when I was very first introduced to scrapbooking when I lived in Thetford. I always meant to go back and do something with these papers, so after at least 8 years I finally have! LOL!
'Something New' was all taken from the docrafts Goody Bag I recently bought, so incorporates the newest pieces in my ever growing stash! 'Something Borrowed' I used stamps kindly lent to me by Mags. I was playing around with the colours I wanted to use, and accidentally came upon overlaying the images in different colours. Why is it some of the best ideas are accidents?
'Something Blue' all have the cat stamp from the June issue of Craft Stamper. I really love the stamp and will probably use it loads! Just a little bit late getting this out, but I hope I'm forgiven! LOL!