Saturday, 20 September 2014

Take One Challenge

Scrapadabadoo Crafts has bi weekly challenges and one of them was to make a card holder and cards.  Hmmmm me thought other things can go into it, so my mind went berserk, I mean it went … wild (better be nice lol).
The original challenge was to make a card pouch  (tutorial came from Splitcoaststampers) but I did my usual, outta the box stuff, change it around kinda thing lol.

First thought was Halloween, wee holders for sweeties for handing out.
boy front b
trawled  the internet for some Halloween figures and then fussy cut them.  This one is  a Zombie with Zombie Repellent beneath them.
I used Distress Inks – Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot.

The other side
boy front a
same distress inks , vampire bat fussy cut and Tasty Bite underneath it.

Inside for sweets (candy)
boy inside a boy inside b

A friend has a littlie who has allergies and is diabetic so sweets are out.  oooh what about a wee colouring book and crayons yeah, oooh birthday pressie as well.  Eerie Tales used for this one as well.

girl front
Fussy cut a section of this paper and attached it as a pop up, you cannot really see it on the photo but looks lovely in real life lol (well thats my opinion and I am sticking to it lol)

girl inside a girl inside B
A wee colouring in book and some crayons.
For both of them I used a pop dot to close them, thinking kids are not going to wait to open them lol.

Okies ideas for Weddings, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, are going through my head

Ok Christmas one:
Distress Ink – Iced Spruce with Sheena Douglass Festive Embossing Folder,  and of course gilding wax.  (gotta have some gilding wax)

ok gonna stop here my brain is firing up, if I make any more I will show them lol.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

My Fair Lady

This screamed Audrey Hepburn My Fair Lady soooo much I started singing ‘I feel Pretty’ now my singing aint pretty I will tell you lol.
So ideas popped into my head, now why do they do that especially since I didnt have what I needed to take them through to completion doh.  Okies rethink make yer own paper bags hen, simples!  So thats what I did.

Mini Album was born, and lo and behold my head said put in a mini at the back.  Okies Wendy stop influencing me,  Her response – ‘sure blame me’ rofl cgu pml.  I do love that gal to bits.  Well they do say crazies stick together hee hee.

I only used Authentique Classique Pretty paperpad with a wee bit of bazzil pink cardstock – well I would add another mini to the mix, which means I only had tiny scraps left over.  Little cards methinks.  No waste in this house.  Can make tags for Christmas, or wee cards or or………….

I also used the Wink of Stella pens, oooh these are sooo pretty and elegant.  You cannot see it really on the photographs but gives a beautiful shimmer.  I also made some stickpins (of course) from my stash.

These are so fun to do.

Front of the mini. 
Had some lovely pieces of paper after cutting up my papers so wanted to use them up.  So a collage front was born.  Added a few of the stickers, I put them onto cardstock (thanks Gwen – craftylady, who uses chipboard) for the idea, didnt want to chipboard them.  Give's a lovely look to them.  Added the Wink of Stella clear pen to the lady and the words sparkle.  Love it.  I also saw on the top of the papers a lovely sentiment so hauled that in.
Love the eclectiv look of it. 
Inside of cover, decided I wanted some pearls, well it is My Fair Lady after all lol.
P9080178Prima pearly bling from stash.

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used a belly band to insert the tag into
fold paper back to give two pockets one at the front and one behind it
did an elongated pocket so I could put a tag in the front  and when opened can put a tag in the back
love the cut out.
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did another fold back for two tags and made a pocket for a large tag
the other side of the pocket
made a tag holder with two of the pop outs – then a doh moment, its on the flap moffat, okies so added another cutout for the top to prevent it sliding out lol.
hmmm a wee theme is recurring here, fold back the paper to make two pockets lol.
lovely paper ideal for a journalling sport and pocket for large tag in the elongated pocket
Used Spellbinders A2 Curved Bordes One to make a pocket

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I didnt elongate the flap but used magnets to secure it down.
used the magnets to secure the small side  flap to the top flap
small flap opened, I do love the roses effect
added a longer side flap on the left
Had to get my Prima Bloom Cotton Candy spray in somewhere lol and also used a different die from the Used Spellbinders A2 Curved Bordes One to make a pocket
Other side:
back page
Used Spellbinders A2 Curved Bordes One, makes fab pockets
Okies started to run out of larger pieces of paper so left these simple to apply pictures to.
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cheated a wee bit and added some Bazzell cardstock to eek out matting for the top flap rofl
and this is where my brain went nuts – make another one to add to back chipboard piece sheesh brain.  Made a chipboard pocket to ensure it would be safe.
inside back chipboard pocket with mini
This mini is plain cause there isnt much room in the pocket for embellishments but you can add them if you wish.
Love the paper.
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7 front open to left right side page
this page is a collated pieces cause I loved them so much lol

Tags can be inserted into the top pocket, oops forgot to add them lol.

tutorial can be found here