Tag Archives: inking

Glitz Designs – Collections & Doodle Rollers

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We love Glitz Designs Collection Kits and recently showcased them and their doodle rollers at a Midnight Madness. We used Finnley and Wild & Free two of our favourite collections. The doodle rollers are fun to use – although a little practise is required.

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Vintage Ladies 3d Card

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Well, it has been too long since we did a blog post – not good enough I say.  We have been creating some wonderful things and I think I should just get my act together and put them up here for you all to see.  After all – “Creativity is contagious…. pass it on!”.  We have just finished our Vintage Ladies 3d Card – we have been putting it together to do as a workshop at Craft Haven and I am extremely happy with the finished product so thought it would be great to share it here.

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Sweet

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I adore the Crate Paper – On Trend Collection Kit – we have used it for a whole bunch of layouts recently. Combined with another favourite – Two Scoops Cardstock and I am loving this LO.  There is nothing like a little sanding and inking to add great dimensions and layers to your page.

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G & F – Truly Amazing

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This LO is very fussy when looked at besides some of the more simplistic ones we often post – but the Crate Paper, On Trend Collection kit is so full of beautiful papers it is a shame not to spend a little longer on a LO. There are lots of layers made with two scoops background sanded to distress, some LYB doilies, Tim Holtz Stamps, Inking, Rosette, paper rosebuds, embellishments from the kit and more – wow how cool is that.  We just love these cute photos and how the page comes together to showcase these two special girls – G & F (Gwyneth & Felicity).  G & F

Good Times

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This LO happened because a friend took a photo of Bron dancing with Fee at the school disco.  The photo shows the fun Mum & Daughter were having and this LO captures the memory of that moment perfectly.  Bron used the Crate Paper Collection Kit – On Trend – this is a fantastic themed pack full of great patterned papers and easy to use embellishments.

Good Times

Play

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PlayA lovely LO with some cool hexagons and the Lily Bee Memorandum Collection kit.  The stamps are Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection – our favourite red rubber stamps – the detail is amazing and using stamps on you LO adds another super dimension to your page.  Think about using stamps where you would normally use a rub-on on your LO.  You are only limited by how many  colours of ink you have.   The background is Kraft – another favourite “go to” color that works so well with most papers.  Thickers are used for the title.

Crochet Fun

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Well, I haven’t blogged for ages – sorry guys, too busy having fun and creating.  Thought we’d best show you some of the fun we have been having with crochet.  We started our Crochet workshops at Craft Haven in early November 2012 – it has been fun “getting our Granny on” (as some of our ladies call it).  I couldn’t help myself and had to do a Scrapbook layout with some of my Crochet flowers.  We’ve been working on heart bunting for the shop doorway too – but that’s not done yet (too distracted by other stuff).  We love crocheting cotton dishcloths – they are fantastic for those of you who like things that are Eco-friendly, they are so easy to make, we made quite a few for Christmas presents. Crochet Fun

UR Wonderful

This LO uses some Two Scoops cardstock for the background – sanded and inked.  The patterned paper is from the On Trend Collection by Crate Paper and the  flowers are made by ME – cotton, pattern and hooks available at our store Craft Haven.  I used A TCW template – Sunburst to make the ‘rays”, then inked around the edge.

Shot

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I really got carried away with my inking on this layout.  I heavily cropped a photo to isolate the subject, used a TCW Chevron Template and Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp set, lots of sponging and created my own background.  Added some patterned paper as pennants and circles along with a small title.  I love the finished result – one of my fav LO’s I’ve done recently.  It is so easy to stamp and sponge and the results are fab.
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Retro Photos – Road Trip 1970

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I have been looking through some old photos and found a few from a road trip my parents went on in 1970.  I got my idea for this LO from Pinterest.  I used a Cherry Lyn die to make the mini blossoms (so much fun) and a Unity Chicken mesh stamp – love stamping on my LOs. The little wooden butterfly is from Studio Calico.    All the papers are from Lily Bee Memorandum Collection pack – I am really enjoying this pack and Bronwyn and I have completed six pages already with it.  Last night at Craft Havens Midnight Madness I finished a companion page to this, with another photo taken on the same road trip – I will post that one soon.   The stickers I have used for the title are included in the pack.

 

You mean the world to me

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I have mentioned that I am going through some of my older photos – wow, it is so cool to look back at my boys and see how they have grown and changed.  It is great to remember the little boy and the mischief in his eyes.  This is my now 19 year old, how time flies. Must say I am pretty addicted to Kraft Cardstock as my ‘go to’ background – but it seems to just work.