Category Archives: Design team

I created my first snapguide

Check out How to Alter a Jigsaw/puzzle Piece With Masks by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Tangled chocolate

Today I have another project made using the the autumn poppy stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This time I used my love of Zentangle to make a card:

I stamped the image with Archival black ink and then sat and tangled the open spaces

I cut the image out and matted on black card. I then cut a piece of white card to fit my card base, stamped the edge with black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder (this helps if you get extra spots as you don’t see them).

To finish I matted and layered the pieces and used mounting foam to give more dimension to the main image.

Why not pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog and see what the design team have done with this fab stamp set.

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Guest design spot with Chocolate Baroque

I am very privileged to have been asked to do a couple of guest DT spots for Chocolate Baroque. I have a wonderful stamp set to work with and for my first project I have used a chipboard clock from Gina’s designs. and the Autumn Poppy stamp sheet below.

I painted the clock with blue Cosmic Shimmer matt chalk paint then again with their crackle medium and finally used the pink matt chalk paint. I stamped and embossed the poppies onto the back of the clock and then used mica powders to paint the poppies and butterfly. I then assembled the clock and added the flowers and butterfly.

Please do check out the blog over at Chocolate Baroque for more fabulous ideas using this stamp set.

 

 

Early Halloween Birthday Card

I was asked to make a birthday card for a little chap who’s birthday is on Halloween. Our sponsor over at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Stitchy Bear digital stamps and I found this really cool little guy to work with:

Cya There Birthday card

Supplies:

Cya there stamp by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pencilsPatterned paper
Stamps Away Alphabet stamps
Sizzix dies and stamps

Time and Prima wait for no (Wo)man

Today I have for you a clock made by Gina’s designs decorated using the papers from my warehouse box from Prima. The box I got was packed full of goodies and in amongst it were some wonderful papers which as usual I didn’t want to give away (we have all been there I’m sure) so I decided to use them to decorate my clock with.

Wooden Clock with Prima Papers and flowers

I decided that the second hand really wasn’t the right colour (bright red lol) so I coloured it with copics (alcohol pens) and distress paint. The feathers are covered with wow embossing powder as is the string along I used.

Art Journal Cover

Art Journal Cover with chipboard from Ginas Designs

Hi everyone, I have the front of my Art Journal to show you today. I have been taking part in a group on Facebook called Journal 52. Each week we get a prompt and make an art journal page using that prompt as inspiration. I have been thinking about art journaling for a wee while now and this kind of gave me a shove in the right direction. I have 4 pages inside this binder which I may or may not share over the next few weeks.

Art Journal Cover with chipboard from Ginas Designs

I glued the chipboard and letters onto the binder cover, added a layer of creased tissue paper and then applied gesso once it was all dry. I painted the whole thing with vintage photo distress paint and then scraped some broken china distress paint over the chipboard and letters using a sponge. I then applied gilding wax to the raised parts to define them again. The steampunk lady was decorated using Distress paint and embossing enamel and powder.

Supplies
Gina’s Designs : Steampunk Lady, Gears, String alongs -Steampunk
Martha Stewart Paper clay
Prima Flowers
Vintage Taupe and Shabby Blue embossing enamel
Verdigris WOW embossing powder

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

1st challenge of the year at Crafty Bloggers Network

Card for CBN Boy challenge

For this month it is the boys turn over at Crafty Bloggers network with a theme of All about Boys and our sponsor is Just Some lines here is my card

Card for CBN Boy challenge

Supplies
Stamp from Just some lines
Blue and red card from stash
Empbossing folder
White WOW embossing powder
Paper Punch

Dream wall hanging

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

Hi blog friends, today I have a wall hanging for you using one of my Prima Doll stamps (I love these cute dolls they are so much fun) and chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

I painted a piece of card from an empty box using Distress paints and left it to dry. I made the dimensional flowers by stamping my Chocolate Baroque flower stamps and embossing onto coloured vellum and I added a bit of extra colour with gel sticks in order to match them to the paints, then I cut them out and layered them up fixing with a brad.

I stamped out the Prima Doll and then her dress onto some patterned paper and stamped a couple of flowers onto the dress before cutting them out and assembling her.

Once the paint on the cardboard was dry I added stamped flowers in a really light colour before adding the doll and flowers with glue. The “dream” frame is a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs Delicate Frames & Ornaments Shape Set which I painted with distress paint and then used an embossing pen to cover each bit and then I embossed each section before moving onto the next, in order to achieve the different colours. The fern is from the Fern Fronds set and I used distress ink to colour it.

 

 

Typography index file box

Graphic 45 Typography File Box

Hi Bloggers, today I have for you a box I have made using my delicious Typography papers from Graphic 45 that I got this month. I needed a box for my record cards, so I went ahead and made myself one, the index cards are made by cutting up the alphabet paper to create the indexing part (warning, there is no “o” on the paper!)

Graphic 45 Typography File Box Inside Graphic 45 Typography File Box

Supplies:

Typography paper by Graphic 45
Steampunk Shape Set
Hinge Straps Shape Set
Cardstock Doily Set Steampunk
Beads and buttons from my stash
Cardboard box

I am entering this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create – Anything goes
Papertake Weekly challenge – New Year,New Stash
Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons

Inky Chicks #20 – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments – Anything goes/Buttons and pearls

Christmas with Gina’s designs

Too Early Christmas scrapbook layout

 I didn’t really spend Christmas with Gina’s Designs as the title suggests lol, although thanks to the wonders of technology Gina and I did spend Christmas morning together 🙂

I have a layout for you today made using the new String Alongs in the store, embossed in separate areas using a versamark pen. It seems like forever since I did a physical scrapbook layout instead of a digital one and I really enjoyed making it!

Our boys decided to get us up at 5.15 am on Christmas Day morning, hence the title for the layout, I had the boys write onto some tags with an embossing pen which I then embossed with clear powder along with my own tag as well. When I put the layout together I created pockets for the tags by gluing down only tiny bits of the strip of paper that the tags sit behind, thus allowing the viewer to take out the tags a read the reverse (which explains the title!)

Too Early Christmas scrapbook layout

Supplies:

Ginas Designs String Alongs – Moon and stars
WOW embossing powder – red Glitz and clear
Papermania patterned papers
Versamark embossing pen and red embossing pen
Foam letters

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