Family Birthday Cards

I have a couple of cards to share today. I have used Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Family sentiment stamps on both of  my cards. I love that this set is chock full of male sentiments along with female sentiments - makes creating male cards MUCH easier :D

I used Very Vintage Labels No.25, stamped with Evergreen Bough distress ink, and cut out using the coordinating Labels 25 Nestabilities

My papers are from Crate Paper Inc. and they are the Brook Collection. To embellish I've simply added some tickets, flossed buttons and large flatbacked pearls.

I also made this smaller card using another of the sentiments along with Very Vintage Labels 5 and Labels 5 Nestabilities dies.

The papers are Melissa Frances's and I've used Kraft cardstock as my base. I added some lace, satin ribbon and a single cherry blossom for embellishment.

This is definitely a go to set for family occasions, and they can be combined with nestie friendly stamps for a more elegant design

Thanks for looking 


Tell your Story in Pictures

I have another album to share with you today. I LOVE to alter things and I especially love to make mini albums and when I saw the new collections from Prima Marketing I just HAD to use Nature Garden paper pad. It's been so long since I made a mini album, I enjoyed every second of it.
I added loads of extra journalling cards and photo matts and I created 2 paperbag pocket pages which also contain extra space for keepsake items.

The wonderful flowers are also from the Nature Garden range, as are the chipboard die cuts. 
Tags and journalling cards in pockets.

Paperbag pocket with acetate overlay covering photo matt

Hope it inspires :)


Us - Tag Mini Album

Howdy peeps! I'm back with a tag album I have been playing around with for a while. 

Oh man, did this take a long time. I used buttons, ribbon, lace, metal, pearls, flowers, pins, twine, trim, tags, tickets, grungeboard, chipboard, and on and on.. not to mention the distressing, sanding, stamping, painting, curling..... but it was all worth it in the end!!

A few little close ups...

Gorgeous papers flowers and stamped tags.

I just love this sentiment and use it whenever I can.  Love the beautiful rich Prima flower :D 

This trinket was in my embellie tub for aaaaages, it was perfect for the album

Thanks for looking!¬


Shabby Tag Album

I found a tag album in my stash that must have been there 2yrs or more so, as I had some free time, I altered it using Melissa Frances papers from a kit bought on Etsy and lots of embossing powder!!

This is my favourite page from the album. I painted the chipboard frame and heat embossed it with glitter embossing power. The tag behind the frame was also in the Etsy kit. 

On this page I simply layered up the papers and heat embossed 2 hearts on the bottom. 

It's quite hard to see on the embossing on this page. I used clear powder and a swirl stamp. The flowers on this page are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I tied some household string around 2 cream roses and adhered them to the glittered frame. 

The stamp I used here is from Waltzingmouse Stamps and the set is called Rescue Remedies. The embossing powder I used on this appears clear but when you heat it, it turns a pale pearl purple in the light, love it!! I cut it out using Labels 4 Nestabilities and layered it onto kraft card.

I am entering my album into the following challenges -
Play Date Cafe - Colour Inspiration
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Lace and /or Pearls 
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration
Scrappy Frogs - (January) Lace


Ribbon Challenge - Christmas Mini Album & Tag

I recently participated in one of Crafty Ribbons challenges - whereby I chose 5 of my favourite Christmas ribbons, they sent them to me and I made some projects with them.

It was SO hard to choose favourites from them but in the end I went with a selection of reds/creams/browns... and of course some snowmen ;) 

And here is what I came up with....

I also made a milk carton treat box .. I don't think it photo'd very well though.. and I'm not sure about the colours.. it's a bit dowdy, lol! We're our own best critics, eh?!

Regardless of the fact that I'm not happy with one item I did have a blast making them and I even managed to keep a little ribbon aside for other projects ;)

Hope you like!!