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File Folder Playtime Take 2

Battery all charged and Mr camera was just raring to go on this little beauty – loads of yummy photos.

Check here to see the first post about how the file folder came about.  Ready ….. well lets get started!!!!

The whole thing when opened with lots of flippy flappy things going on.  Loads of space for photos to be added and with too many stamps and techniques used for me to mention but I am sure you will know many of them.

Onto the close ups.  First pic is the inside flap which could go either on the outside or inside, your choice.  Next is of the flap opened with a little tag that when flipped up shows off a real fabby picture of me … I know – wishful thinking!!!

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These pics show the flaps closed then whats underneath when opened.  Sorry for the milky look of the window but that’s the acetate reflecting off the camera.

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Nearly finished thanks for your patience in scrolling down to have a look hope you have enjoyed perusing as much as I did making x x

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My next Skype session with Irene is Wednesday … when we will be making ……. well, let’s wait and see  ;-)

Shirl

File Folder Playtime

Our Skype playtime this week (Irene and myself) was making this file folder.  You will soon be able to see Irene’s makes because I am pleased to say she is going to start blogging again.

Now I have seen these folders around blogland but this is a first for me.  It was I’s choice of what to make this week and this was it.  Soooo pleased with how it turned out.  Absolutely oodles of yummy inking and stamping plus oodles more artwork on the inside.  Elastic was needed and all I had was a white with an orange zigzag pattern so what’s a girl gonna do when she’s too impatient to wait and buy more … colour with a contrasting ink, that’s what.  It didn’t look too bad in the end.

Just typical … as I am on a roll to take more pics the battery runs out!!!! grrrrrr.

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Scottish Vote

Sadly my Mum passed away 14 years ago and even though she married an Englishman and lived in England for most of her life she was a Scot through and through.  Two of my brothers were born in Scotland and I can remember many nostalgic summer holidays on the banks of Loch Lomond with my Granddad and cousins.  If Mum were alive today I definitely know which way she would have voted in the Scottish referendum!!!!

This is my Mum with two of my brothers,Robert and David.  Mum was extremely beautiful and had the most luxurious thick curly hair.  My granddaughter Amber has inherited her Great Grandmothers pretty looks and also her thick curly hair.

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  ”Trees In Autumn Colours”.

The background of trees is from Stampin Up called – Lovely As A Tree and the adorable young lady reading is from Flonzcrafts here.  Coloured her with copics and used black and white gesso for the hair.  She is also sitting on a bed of distress powders.  Stamped the leaves from the SU French Foliage and cut out before sprinkling with the  effect powders.  Used G45 papers for the background.

Used Tim Holtz  distress effect powders then I found that CC3C has a challenge for these.  Inspiration Emporium

Entering For: Compendium Of Curiosities 3, Challenge II - Effect Powders Technique which can be found on Page 52 of his book.  You can also see all the details of how to enter.  Sponsors for the challenge are: Inspiration Emporium.  Better get my skates on as I have to hop on over to leave each of the Curiosity Crew a bit of love for all their inspirational work.

Not sure if my entry will count as I am ashamed to say that I bought my Distress Powders quite a few years ago and the ones I used on this card had never even been opened.  I did check and he still has these colours which I used.  Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Scattered Straw and Aged Mahogany.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of the FSC challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

Mrs Peachy Paper – The Pop Up Tag Box

Mrs Peachy Paper here doing the post today because I know she won’t have time to show what she made me into at the Tuesday Skype session with Irene unless I do it.  Finally, she got around to using me after buying me way back when.

Mrs C spent the night at her crafty friend’s house and has cancelled her class for today.  She’s off on one of her jolly crafting jaunts and the venue is nearer crafty friend’s house than hers.  I presume that means the kettle is on the go all day, cakes, sandwiches, laughter and lots of crafting!!!!

Can’t be a bad life if you ask me, not like all the forgotten crafty stash she has left behind gathering dust in all the far corners of her craft room.  Who knows what she will bring back with her and where is she going to put it????

Well as you remember Mr Box (here) did a post in July so this is one for the girls.

Whilst she was mooching through her hoarded stash I saw a smile alight upon her face when her fingers touched me.  (Give her credit, we might gather dust but she looks after us and she loves all her stash to bits.)  The thought entered my head that at last it was my turn to be transformed into something totally awesome.  You could say that I am predominantly peach (bordering on the orange shade) with brown images all over me, stunningly beautiful comes to mind.  Now I know I am only a piece of paper but she has transformed me into something that will proudly be displayed on her work desk.  What am I now you ask??

Mrs Peachy Paper transformed into a Pop Up Tag Box.

When I am opened, up pops a display of tags, very clever really.  The box is designed to house seven tags (more or less if you want) and the Sizzix Tag and Bookplates die is perfect for this.  Her next project is to design one that will house ATC’s.  Just love the way my box lid folds down flat then up jumps what’s hiding inside.  Neat eh!!!!

She has used other elements and papers but it is me … MRS PEACH … who is the main focal point on the box.

OK, stop crying stash, your time will come soon I promise!!!!

She made another pop up tag thingy about four years ago, see the link here – my how her style has changed!!!

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Can you believe when I accessed her photo’s all she had taken was two and both of these are of one of the tags that goes inside.  If you look closely you can see me nestled behind the tag.  Mrs C and I will be having words when she gets home tonight!!!  This means that you will have to come back and see me another time.  Let’s hope Mrs C likes my post  ;-)

Shirl

Our First Skype Session

Been on at my SIL for sooooo long that I had given up that it was ever going to happen but yayyyyy it has and long may it last.  She finally got a web cam!!!!!!!

What a day my SIL Irene and I had two weeks ago.  We had our very first  ’Crafty Skype Day’  and what a day it was.  We started at 10 in the morning and finished at 4 in the afternoon.  We didn’t want to either but we both thought that maybe we should start making the dinner for the other halves.  Below is what we made.  Well this is what I made and it won’t be long before you can see what Irene’s looks like because I am pleased to say she is going to be back blogging again soon.

So much fun was had that we are doing it each week.  You should see what we made this week it’s just gorgeous.  A bit more scruffy and distressed than the make below.

It’s just like having Irene in the room with me.  We trot off to have a coffee, then eat our lunch … maybe hang out some washing all in between our crafting.  Irene is a fabulous crafter but she lacks the confidence to use all her crafty stash and that’s just what I make her do.

Showing front and back of the album first with loads of scrummy stamping.  I used the Cinch to bind mine and Irene used the Bind-It-All plus my colours are mainly black, red and brown whereas hers are more purply, I think.  So long ago I’ve been asleep since then.

Used a couple of Tim Holtz pics for inside but changed the lady as she didn’t match the page opposite.  I whitened all of one side which turned out just right.

The flowered page is the back of a SU envelope with a SU stamped white embossed flower before colouring in with a white chalk pen also from Stampin Up.

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Thought I would add a male page with the yummy new stamps from SU called Traveler.

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Loads more pages but I think you have seen enough for one day.

Watch out for more projects because as I said this is a weekly Skype Craft Day.

Shirl

Fashion – With Everything Thrown At It

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress;  dress impeccably and they remember the woman”

Have you ever made something and you can’t stop playing with it …well this was one of those makes.  I find making things which are very elegant orientated my type of thing and when it involves stamping, inking, stenciling, colouring, painting, crackle and designing … well I couldn’t be more happy.

So many things thrown at her but soooo pleased with the end result.  Now usually when I’m in the ‘throw everything at it mood’  it turns into one horrible mess but not this time … well, in my opinion it looks rather tasty.

(Has anyone seen ‘The Good Wife’ if you have then you will remember one of the judges kept quoting “In my opinion”)

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  ”Fashion” which was picked by our wonderful DT sister Laura.  Wahoo right up my street sweets!!!!!

Found this image already stamped in my bit box but nothing had been done to her.  (Not sure how long she was in the box as the stamp set is soooo old but you can still buy on ebay here.)    Went about changing her very quickly as I already knew the colours I wanted to use plus that is when the fun started.

Must be in the mood for using my old stash because above her head the stamped flourish is from the Visual Artistry Collection called French Market.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

An Anything Goes Album For VSC

Vintage Stamping Challenges has an Anything Goes challenge theme this month.  This is my DT piece for the challenge an anything you want to put in it album.

Made this a few months ago but only just finished because I had trouble getting wooden beads for it.  A very good friend called Maria gave me a packet at my class last week.  Thank you Maria x x

Another reason why it was never finished was because I didn’t have any matching ribbon to thread the beads through.  Whilst on holiday I took the album with me to see if I could match some ribbon.  A fabulous lady called Sue from Stampy Sue gave me some ribbon which matched everything perfectly.  Thanks Sue x x

Should really call this my freebie album!!!

The beads are threaded through the ribbon and used as separators, this way you can add very dimensional elements.  The stamps on the front are from Inkadinkadoo called Bottle Row.

When Dot and I Skype we show each other our makes and she loved the stamps used on this album.  So I told her where I bought them and she got some as well.  Forgot to take a photo of the side because I used the single bottle but you can see what it looks like by seeing what Dot has made with it here.

Love making albums because I can use so many techniques and add them to each page.  The little birdcage die was triple embossed with red embossing powder then some silver guilding wax added.  The same page had loads of stamping, colouring, inking and stencilling added to it.  You can just see the beads on the side of the pic.

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On the second pic below the image of the whispering ladies was printed onto tissue paper and added with Mod Podge.  The last page has two stamped images from Flonzcrafts which you can find here.  There are three large tags inserted into the side edges of the pages.

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To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.

Shirl

One In A Million

 Before I start with my card I just want to say how proud I am of my granddaughter Amber.  For her exam results this week she got:

1 A* (A star is top marks) … 4 A’s  and  4 B’s

Can you guess what she got the A star in … yep her … ART    yayyyyy … How cool is that and she actually rang me to say thank you for all the help I have given her over the years … awwww!!!!

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a terrific theme of  ”A Birthday Card For Someone Special” which was picked by our wonderful DT sister Dot.

That’s a stroke of luck I managed to combine yesterdays class card with todays challenge at FSC.  When the girls arrived for the class you could hear the sighs of relief that there was no distressing or inking just lots of yummy stamping and masking.  They do love making kinetic style cards so I combined both for them.  We had a real scrummy day – well I say day it is actually only a 2 hour class but by the time we have had coffee and cake it is more like three hours.

Showed the girls how to make a tag card which was made by using the new Stampin Up tag punch and only one sheet of A4 card.  If you haven’t seen this punch already then you don’t know what you’re missing.

None of that ole malarkey of having to join four tags together, you can make the four tags from one sheet of cardstock.

Nothing was wasted from the A4 sheet.  With the left over slither I even managed to make a band to go around the card.  When shut the card folds flat for posting.

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Most of the stamps used are from Stampin Up but the little girl images are from Crafty Individuals.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

All Of A Twitter

Haven’t shown one of my class cards for ages but had a little time on my hands and decided to show what the girls made today.

They all get a bit nervous when it comes to colouring but they needn’t have because all the cards looked stunning when finished.

We used the Scribbly Birds stamps as they are such a great size to cut out and  colour.  The bird was stamped directly onto the card before being masked off.  Next we over stamped with the Ivy Wall from the Inkylicious range.   Various Distress Inks were used for the colouring in before adding the butterfly die and stamped quote.

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Shirl

He Looks Too Good To Be True

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a Summer Days challenge theme this month which was our lovely teamie sister Claire’s choice.

This is my DT piece for the challenge a Summer Album.  The hunky man on the front is a stamp from Flonzcrafts which I gently coloured with distress markers.  I say gently because it was stamped onto a very flimsy cream paper lace doily which is from the Docrafts range.  Masked him off then added dimensional paste through a TH stencil called Burlap.  Added some Worn Lipstick ink then topped off with gilding wax called Rose Quartz.  It has given the paste such a polished lustre which you can only see in real life.  Papers used are from a Prima pad called Stationer’s Desk.

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My inside cover page of the album has a stamped border of roses which were inked with  Black Versafine then coloured in with Faber Castelle watercolour pencils.  The woman painter was also coloured the same way, you can find her here.  The same ink pad was used for the quote before framing and cutting out.

Six envelopes were used to make this album with the stacking binding system.  Another of Flonzcrafts stamps was used for the back of the album which is here.

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To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.

Shirl