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Contour Change A Page Book

FSC is all about Autumnal Colours this month which the lovely Esther picked as the theme.

I opted not to go for an Autumnal make but just to use the Autumn colours.

Ordered some really fab Seth Apter goodies before I went on my hols and they have been sitting on my desk crying out to be used.

The album below has been made with the Contour Change A Page Die.  What it does is cut out the pages to make an album of your choice.

For the front of the book I used a range of Autumnal colours and inside there are lots of die cut pages, in various types of cardstock, just waiting to be journalled.  Left the rings off to make it easier to take photos.


Paint brushes stamps from Anna Griffin, raindrops  Designs By Ryn the quote from PaperArtsy,  and not forgetting Studio 490 Art Journal Basics.

All other background stamps are from Stampin Up called Timeless Textures.

A Tim Holtz stencil, Speckles was used with molding paste just to add a little texture here and there.

Black Versafine ink was used for some of the stamps and paint was used for the rest.

Entering into the Craft Stamper Challenge which is Anything Goes.

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.


Time And What Matters

Andrew and I are like two ships that pass in the night at the moment.  As he is winging his way back from Tennessee in America, I will be winging my way to Ally Pally in the UK.  Guess we all know who has got the better deal!!!

Dot and I skyped again yesterday and we both concentrated on making backgrounds.  Both used Dylusions sprays (the one I used is called Vibrant Turquoise).  Dot made three backgrounds but miss neat freak here only managed to get one background finished.

Ahhhh but at least I added lots of stamped ephemera to my background, Dot put hers away ready to add embellishments at a later date.  I also had to wait for the crackle paste to dry!!!!


I love the stamped bulldog clip on this card it looks so real.  It comes as part of a stamping set from Anna Griffin and has loads of stationery paraphernalia on it.  The girl is a very old freebie stamp from The Craft Stamper magazine and the butterfly is also an old postcard stamp (think it’s Crafty Individuals!!!).

Coloured both with my Faber Castell pencils plus I slit around the wing of the butterfly to pop the note paper behind.  The note sheet comes from Stampers Anonymous called School Desk.

We had one more skyping session this morning and I will show you what I made later.

P.S.   My granddaughter Lauren Rose would love it if you checked out this video link and subscribed to it.


Hearts And Flowers

Fashionable Stamping Challenges would love to see Hearts & Flowers this fortnight. Our fabulous teamie sister Claire picked the theme this fortnight.

I loved doing the flower part of the card but I am not a hearts person and I dread Valentine’s cards because everyone wants to see hearts.

What with telling you I am not keen on making Christmas cards, now saying about hearts, bet your wondering what else I don’t like. Might as well tell you that the only other thing you definitely won’t see on my cards is wings. No not the bird or insect kind but the angel type wings.

There you go my three pet hates for crafting – Christmas Cards/Hearts/Angels Wings – now I wonder what your pet hates are, I would love to know?

Really on a roll today I might as well share with you that I am very superstitious about the colour green. I do not buy any clothes that are predominately green or a solid green and there is nothing in my house that is green. Very weird eh???

Funny enough I actually like certain greens … especially sage green … and this brings me onto my easel card which I have made today. Crafting is the only time that I allow myself to indulge in green.

This easel card came about because I made a very pretty card for my class yesterday which I was going to use as my FSC DT piece. Scroll on down if you would like to see the card. Thank goodness I realised in time that I didn’t have a single heart on it. Back to the drawing board and voilà my easel make.


This is the card which I taught the girls how to make yesterday and again it was mainly about making your own backgrounds onto a piece of DP.

We started off with two pages from an old book and on both we did a light wash of Victorian Velvet ink. One of the washed papers was torn and we added pieces to a lovely paper from Craftwork Cards. The second washed paper was stamped onto with various stamps and then cut out.

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Our generous sponsor Flonzcrafts will be giving the winner $20 to spend at his shop so if you think this could be you please enter with Mr Linky at the bottom of the FSC post of Hearts & Flowers.

Please please pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashion/Stampettes have created they are all stunning as usual..