Thursday, 27 August 2015

Code Breaking

Another page with the Simple Stories So Rad collection from ATDML - I really love the colours.  This page started off with a coating of clear gesso (still dislike that grainy texture but hey!) some homemade texture paste and then a tando cog mask.  I then used my Marion Smith colour lab blue - it is just a mix of the blue - no other colours in it and it is one of my favourites.  Once that had dried I also added in some distress stain over the top of cogs - silver and brown and a little blue too, and then I spritzed water onto of that to get the mixed colours over the top.  I drew a couple of circles with a plate around where my photo was going, layered up the photos, papers and some of the number stickers, using foam dots for some of them.

The photo is from a visit to Bletchely Park - which is beautiful and had some really nice interactive displays that the kids could play on!

Saturday, 15 August 2015


Hello has been a while, I've been off on my holidays and celebrating birthdays and all sorts.  I wanted to pop back and to share a page I made using Simple Stories So Rad collection for A Trip Down Memory Lane - you can find the other pages I made in the gallery, but I will share them on my blog later on in the month too.  I also wanted to tell you that this weekend A Trip Down Memory Lane are holding a Cybercrop so there are free classes to download all weekend - I am doing  2, my first one is today at 3pm, there are also lots of challenges too so come and join the chatter on Facebook and check out the blog - here is the link.

For my page I just added a little more paint - in the form of distress stain to the background and some splatters too, then layered up the papers, I did a little fussy cutting of one of the journal cards to created the pile of headphones and trainers, and also added in some stickers too.  The journalling is behind the photo on the "His Story" tab and the Awesome sticker, which I love, was just one of the phrases on the sticker sheet that goes with the range.

I hope you are all doing well, do check out the Virtual Crop this weekend.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Enjoying the Sun

This is a page that I made with lots of different bits and pieces.  It started off with a paint technique where you use ink and gesso on a plastic bag and mix it a bit and then print it onto the paper.  Once that had dried I then did some stamping, added some Websters vellum, a doily and some torn strips of paper and a muslin square.  I used a couple of Crate Paper chipboard frames (I do love these packs) for my photos, and then went about tucking in some bits and pieces from the Simple Stories heritage range, and some prima canvas shapes, pound land craft flowers which I added a little gold to and prima wood veneers.  The papers are mainly from the Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection and the washi tape ruler is by glitz.

This was one of our cycling adventures in some woods back at Easter and it was lots of fun!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

I am so Blessed

This is a page I made a little while back using some of the ephemera packs (this one is from I Am) that Simple Stories do, and then I matched a mixture of MME and Simple Stories papers, with the colours.  I like the effect that gesso has when you use mists on top, they don't sink into the paper so much and just look really pretty, so I covers the whole of my card stock in gesso and then used some Tattered Angels mists for the base. I distressed and layered up my papers, and made a little folded paper ribbon.  Next I added all the ephemera - I love the hints of gold, I stuck some bits on foam dots to add dimension and layers.

The photo was from a trip into London to see all the Shaun's - it's a nice one of all of us and like that you can see Tower Bridge in the background.  Hope you are all having a lovely day and I will be back later in the week with more pages.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Funny Faces

Here is a page I did for one of the challenges over at CSI, I used the colour palette and then stars, vellum, paint, stickers, circles and the subject...something silly.  This is just one of those shots that you get as your kids experiment with the faces that they can pull!

I used lots of Teresa Collins for this page, I still love all the triangles from the Something Wonderful paper pack, I also included some older TC papers in there too.  I hand cut out my title and did a little edging in black.  I used some Baker Ross felt stars and also some American Craft wood veneers.  I mixed my paint with Marion Smith's colour lab, and added some glitter to the yellow.

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Some more Kaisercraft Blue Bay and a cold picture.  I started by tearing the newsprint paper, and then used a stamp and some white stazon to add a crackle effect to my card stock.  I've done a little tutorial on the layers that I added to the Tando clock here.  I added lace, lots of the Kaisercraft ephemera pieces - I used one with some sequins to make a little shaker.  The wood veneer is by prima, from their Optomist range and the washed out wood goes really well with this paper line.  I dug out some brads  (it's been a while) and added a little hobby house key too.

This is a February half term shot when we went ice skating - I think it is becoming a tradition as we all love it!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

So Many of my Smiles Start with You

Hi, here are some more Kaisercraft Blue Bay pages that I made for last months gallery.  I started with some stamping in a metallic teal using the Kaisercraft woodgrain stamp.  I then layered up several strips of torn paper, and some glitz tape measure washi tape.  Behind the photos I used a Tando clock just covered in the same teal ink, then added Hobby house cogs and some of the ephemera you get with the Blue Bay papers.  I used the little Kaisercraft tag for my title.

The photos are from a trip into London, and there is something to do with a geocache in there too!


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