Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sorry You're Leaving

Today I spent a very enjoyable time with crafting friends at Belstead House.  Unfortunately I can't locate my challenge piece which was to be altered (a wooden plague set by Jacqui), so instead I did my own thing and made a 'Sorry you're leaving' card for someone in my office who finishes at the end of this week.  Normally I wouldn't post anything on my blog prior to the challenge date or handing over the project but I know the recipient doesn't use social networking so think it's safe in this instance.
As with most of the cards I make for work, I used an A4 card as my base and then used cream, brown and Kraft card stock plus some Stampin'Up papers.  I created the sentiment background using a Spellbinders labels die and used the Tim Holtz tattered florals and swirl dies for the embellishment.  I also used glossy accents, crackle glaze and gems.  Finally I added a swirl stamp to the edges of the sentiment.

Sometimes I'm not very pleased with the photos I take and this is one of those instances as it doesn't show the warmth of colours very well but you get the idea. 
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Wedding Anniversary Card

Recently I was asked to make a 20th Wedding Anniversary card for the wife of someone at work.  We discussed ideas which included using the colours of the Wedding flowers (dusky pink).  He asked for something with not too many love hearts, nothing too over the top and something completely bespoke which wouldn't be found in a high street shop.

I used some left over BoBunny papers from a Papermaze Crop as I thought these would represent the Wedding colours plus craft and Bazzill cardstock.  I also used the Martha Stewart love heart border punch, the Spellbinder labels and Tim Holtz tattered floral garland dies.  The alphabet is QuicKutz moxie.  To finish the card I applied rock candy, glossy accents, Stampin'Up twine, brads, clear gems and a love heart pin.

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Altered Children's Book

Yesterday was the April Bramford Crop and this month's challenge was set by Janina.  Well this was indeed quite a challenge and consisted of us each receiving a Children's Ladybird Book to alter. 

My initial idea was to create a journal using Dylusions products as I've been wanting to create one of these for a while now but as my local shop hasn't received the stock yet I decided to wait to try that idea later.  Instead I decided to make my book into a photo frame and knew that I wanted to use a photo of my Mum & Dad's Wedding Day.

As you can see I have used a lot of products for this project but mainly items from Tim Holtz, Prima and Stampin'Up.  Products include papers, inks, stamps, dies, flowers, buttons, ribbons, lace, gems, charms and numerous other embellishments.

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x