Bicycle Letter set …

 

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Hello Reader;

I have a few pen pals who i write to regularly, and i find it very hard to find nice writing paper that doesn’t cost a fortune so i decided to stamp my own.  I just used printer paper and stamped the bicycle image then coloured it with coloured pencils.  I repeated that on to a second sheet and then on to the envelope.  I think i will make some more in the future as it means if i write more than i have paper, i can just quickly stamp another sheet, and it can be any theme i feel like at the time.

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Charlie x

Flower Fields treat box …

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Hello Reader;

Today i am sharing a treat box that i made to fill with sweets.  I kept it very simple; it is a bakers box die cut in crumb cake and stamped in black ink.  I topped it off with some mint lace ribbon and a circle of vellum and card stock with the greeting on.  To hold the box closed i used a tiny bull dog clip that i found in my stash.

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Charlie x

Cute…

2016-02-05 16.49.10

Hello Reader;

I’m sharing another scrapbook layout with you today.  It seems i have two styles when it comes to scrapbooking either mad clashing patterns or lots of white space and this one fell in the white space camp.  I used a stencil to sponge some circles to start with and then used a paint splat stamp to add some splotches.  I used some scraps of paper from another layout behind the picture and stamped the title. I finished off with some gems and enamel dots.

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Charlie x

I’m here for you …

2016-03-02 16.04.36

Hello Reader,

Today the card i am sharing with you, is made using a stamp from Stampin’ Up! i really liked the sentiment and i felt that it was a good one to have in the box ready for any rocky times.  I like to let my friends know i am there for them or thinking of them if things are difficult for a while and what better way than a handmade card.  I coloured the image with coloured pencils and for a change corner punched the layers to give a different look.

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Charlie x

Love…

2016-02-17 17.07.48

Hello Reader;

In February i wanted to send some valentines to my friends and pen pals so i made these little note cards.  All the supplies are from Stampin’ Up! It’s quiet an eclectic make using embossing powders in gold and clear and washi tape, doilies and twine and of course a few  gems and pearls.  I also did some stitching and pricking.

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Charlie x

You’re my little sunshine…

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Hello Reader;

So i am sharing with you another ‘grab bag’ layout, it seems that the grab bag pages get my mojo going, because perversely every time i buy papers i like i never end up using them straight away but when the grab bag comes i open it up and off i go!  The papers i don’t know who’s brand they are but the fact that they were in a grab bag i would assume means that they are probably from a past season so most likely irrelevant, the banner flags were from bits left on my table.  The bottle caps i found in my stash a while ago and i flattened them with my big shot and popped a circle of patterned paper in before covering with glossy accents, i added a metal brad and a heart shaped paperclip. My sequins i threw at the page a few times then glued down the bits that looked like they were in the right place- a patented technique I’ll have you know 🙂

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Charlie x

The sky is the limit…

2016-02-17 17.08.14

Hello Reader;

Today i am sharing a card, made for those hard to make for men.  The stamp set is from Stampin’ Up!, i did a bit of inking on the background to give it a sky and clouds feel.  I really liked this stamp set, i think it will end up getting a lot of use 🙂 {the set was part of their sale-a-bration promotion and is no longer available.}

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Charlie x

Birthday Balloons…

2016-02-17 17.08.45

Hello Reader;

Today i am sharing a card that i made recently, i had seen a similar card on Michelle Last’s blog and it reminded me of this pop up technique that i hadn’t made for ages! So of course i had to make one, I used the Stampin Up! Balloon punch and a matching stamp set.  How the pop up works is that you pull the tab and that pops the balloons up and reveals the birthday message. Instead of an envelope i used a polka dot treat bag.

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Charlie x

By the Sea … {part 2}

2015-05-11 13.04.18

Hello Reader

The scrapbook layout i am sharing with you today matches the one i shared before, except this is the project life/pocket style one for my multiple pictures. It uses the same papers, as the previous one. When i do a project life style layout i usually print my pictures smaller using my selphy printer so that i can get multiple pictures on a layout plus i can get 4-8 pictures on one print, meaning it saves me money plus they’re cute 🙂 I made the cards myself using scrapbooking papers using scraps from the other page to embellish and tie them together, i even used some of the sea glass we collected on the page.

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Charlie x

By the Sea…

2015-05-10 15.17.33

Hello Reader;

I wanted to scrap our day out to the beach but i don’t really do themed papers anchors and the what not’s would not be my thing, so when i saw these in a grab bag i had ordered from Hey Little Magpie i had to get to work straight away. I tend to do a one 12×12 page when i am scrapping an event or outing and then a page of pocket style to match. Loved these papers not something i would have picked myself which is why the grab bags work so well for me as they make me think out of my normal comfort zone, plus they’re flipping good value at £3.99 for 20 sheets. I added details with my stapler it has to be one of my most used bits of kit.

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Charlie x