My papercraft and card making projects

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

my first of 2012!!

hello friends!
i am sorry for not posting much recently ... after the marathon of christmas i was a little burned out and i hav'nt made a thing since then , but i have been buying way too much stash!!  i stocked up on masses of tim's ideaology to fill up my fabulous trinket and cargo cases!
i have also got quite a passion for Paperartsy stamps and products and have bought a lot of those recently and not had a chance to use them, so i have put that right and made a steampunk card last night!

the background is distress stained then a cog mask over the top with weathered wood DI over it, then i stamped tim's steampunk backgrounds in stream adirondack pigment.
the images are all Paperartsy stamps HERE and stamped in coffee archival then edged with DI vintage photo

i added some watch parts from my stash and a few ideaology cogs. i mushed a bit of rock candy crackle over the images.  the single cog i included just because i used a new powder i found from Crafty Notions called 'rusting powder' which is so cool. See it HERE i know it stands out a little but i just wanted to include it somewhere lol!

i really needed to get this out of my head lol! and i'm so glad i have finally made something again!!


i have also made and an easter card using tim's new bunny die;

the background is made using a sizzix letterpress plate.
i am still getting used to this ... its a bit tricky finding the correct surface to stamp/emboss into ... this is a piece of chipboard using cranberry adirondack pigment, then spritzed quite a lot with pink gumball perfect pearl [i have been embracing my girlie side and have forced myself to buy some brighter colours!! lol] edged with gathered twig - everyones new favourite brown DI!!
the bunny is chipboard covered in 2 shades of dabber, with a little light blue on the edges.  behind bunny is tim's vintage doiley edge cut out on both sides of a piece of card making an oval. [i was just testing the die and ended up with this!!] it is lightly distressed and edged in pink stickles [yes more pink!!!]
the little roses are made using tim's tattered pinecone, wrapping it tighter so it becomes a rose!!  i love this!!!!!!!  i had used red card, but recently got hold of some new UTEE in pearl and dipped them into this.  i had hoped it would be translucent but its very opaque and covered the colour completely but it turned out fab!!  the red does just about show through in places.
the 2 flutterbyes are tims movers and shapers ... i used fresco finish paint on them crackling one with white over pewter and the other dusky rose [pink!!] over london night, then both edged in stream adirondack.
i might add a few more embellies to this, or a word [?].. it looks a bit unfinished to me ...

hope you like ... i promise to be back soon!!

ooo and i have to say a huge thankyou to HRH TIM for sending me a personal email thanking me for sharing my cards for my charity at christmas  .... it made my christmas to hear from him -- such a nice guy as well as a total genius!!... the cards went down very well and raised much needed funds, and i will be continuing to donate most of my makes for them to sell during the year ahead.


  1. Fabulous makes, love your steampunk piece, love the images and your Easter card is great, how organised are you doing Easter. Tracy x

    1. thanks hun ... i am sure you can see your influence on me with the steampunk!! lol! you really do inspire me! i'm even going to try some of Dyan's stamps / style soon too!! xx

  2. Love your card, Happy New Year x To get the highlighted 'here' find the site you want to link to and copy the address in the browser bar. Go back to your blog and type the HERE, highlight it by putting the cursor in front of the word and then left click and hold down, drag across the word. Go to the top of the post bar and click 'link', copy the browser address into the link bar that appears and press go...............voila, one linked and highlighted 'HERE'. xxx

    1. Thanks so much hun .... i've updated it with those instructions!! i've learned something new today!! xxx

  3. hey, you are sharing x

  4. Toneeee! You're posting again, wonderful. Love these projects, the Paper Artsy images are stunning and your colour scheme is awesome. so happy to see your inspiring work again. Anna xx


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