Wednesday, 20 September 2017

WOYWW 433# What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!


 
Not too untidy really!

 
I am just starting some new birthday cards.
Promise to let you see them but for today there's not much to see just a pile of Oxide coloured card on the right waiting to be used and some half made cards to the left.
Everything else is about the same I'm afraid.
 
However when I saw Julia's lovely card I popped back to show you the one I made this week:
 
 

 So that's me done for today, sorry it's not ver exciting today.

If you missed it I did make a mini book/journal with Seth Apter products and the link is here.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Autumn.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.


  Kim is hosting today and our challenge is Autumn.


As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule! 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

 
I made this with a Masterboard seen here:
 
 
 
I used Seth Apter paints applied with a Brayer.
 
After sizing this to fit the card blank I cut a piece of craft card, die cut the corner section then edged it with distress ink to match the background.
I spread a little stickles glitter glue over the leaves to make them stand out then added a ribbon bow and pearls to complete the card.
 
The dies were all by Tim Holtz and the stamp by Woodware.
 
 
 I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:
Scrap and Craft Inspiration challenge 7# Autumnal Colours
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge 163-Autumn Colours.
Allsorts challenge blog- Week 433 - 'Feels Like Autumn'


 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday Fun Day.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

It's been a busy week but not many photo opportunities really but I have been in the park walking the dogs.

We saw this one day, can you see him too?

 
A bit closer will show you it's a heron.
 
 
It was a very sunny day and his white feathers are glowing in the sun.
 
 
The new visitors centre is coming along and they have started tidying the garden area to open up the area close to where the original house would have stood.
As with many properties which were taken over by the military in the second world war it was not handed back to the owners straight away and by the time it was the renovation needed was too expensive and finally they knocked it down.
 
 

 
I've been doing some gardening too but no photographs to show for it so I'm showing you some of the fish instead.


 Pleased to say everyone looks happy at the moment and the new fish Mona has settled in well, she is very greedy!


 That's her the black and orange fish. She is a Hi Utsuri which is a black koi with orange or red markings.
I'm sure that's just what you needed to know Lol!



Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

A Vintage Journey.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Pleased to have been invited to be a guest designer at A Vintage Journey and I'm here today to show you what I've made.

The theme is 'Altered Art' and was just the push I needed to use a whole collection of boxes I've collected recently.

Now I make no apology but this is photo heavy but I didn't want anyone to miss out on how I made this so get a drink and sit back while I show you what I did.


So the first thing was to trim away the flaps.


And work out the cover.

 
Allowing enough space in the centre for the depth of the pages.

 
Using an old paperback book I covered the front.

 
Spread the glue well to ensure this sticks down fully.

 
 I covered the front of the boxes with more of the old book pages and then started decorating the front cover with textured gel.

 
And then applied Distress Oxide inks.

 
At this stage I started to build up the  design for the cover.
I have die cut several of the Broken Maze and glued them together to give depth, added crackle glaze and then painted them.
 
 
 
Finished them off with Treasure Gold, gilding wax.
 
 
Next I started the inner pages using various Seth Apter stencils.


 
Coloured these with Distress Oxides.


 
Then used Seth Apter Stamps and dies to decorate the pages.


I used more of the paperback pages to cover the back sections.

 
I glued the very front of the pages together.
 
 
And attached paper clips to hold them until dry.
 
 
The pages can be seen here after the clips were removed.
 
 
Now they are ready to be attached to the cover.

 
Where would we be without those paper clips!
 
So here we are all finished.

The front cover.

 
The metal embellishment is by Prima but not sure about the key, just found it in my stash.

 
Lots of lovely detail inside.
 
 
A few bits of Tim Holtz got in there too.



All that Seth stuff just works so well together, love it.







 
If you managed to stay till the end then well done you!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and any comments will be gratefully accepted.
 
Happy crafting everyone.
 
Angela xXx
 
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog launch.
Art Journal Journey# 'Colour In My World'
Country View Challenges # September 2017- 'Metal'
 Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 30 - 'Anything Mixed Media Goes'
Stamps and Stencils: Challenge - Metallics.
San Dee&Amelie's SteampunkChallenges September 2017 - Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

WOYWW 432 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!

 
I've given up worrying about the exploding box, I'll just buy a new one when it finally falls apart.

 
A close-up shows that I am playing with my glue gun and not for sticking stuff either.
I'm using some Seth Apter stamps and stamping into the melted glue.
I also have some of Seth Apter's paints out which I've been using on a project and some jars of Treasure Gold gilding wax.
That shaving foam is still sat there waiting for something t happen Lol!
 
I have finally given up and decided to make some Christmas cards which I actually posted here (with a tutorial for making) on Monday and here's one of them just to prove I have been making stuff!
 
 
I have more on the way but you will have to wait for those.
 
 So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Masterboard Monday


 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.


I am here today to show you a card made with this Masterboard:

Seth Apter stamps for Christmas Cards!!!


 
Well yes! Cos I wanted stars.
I also added some detail using a stencil by Heart from the Heart.
 
 
New stamps by Elenazinski.
 
 
I have held off making Christmas cards but these are just brilliant so had to give them a go.

The next thing was to get the focal images ready using the new stamps.
 
First I stamped lots of the images onto watercolour paper.

 
Then coloured them in using alcohol pens.


 
Then cut these out.

 
Next cut a piece of the Masterboard to size and stamp the baubles using my stamp positioner.

 
 At the same time I used a border stamp to finish off the edge and a sentiment stamp by Kaisercraft.
All ready now to add the coloured baubles.

 
And here are the two I've made so far.

 
 
I hope you like them as much as I do.
Back soon to show you more.

 I would love to hear what you think about these cards and stamps and look forward to your comments.
 
Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x
 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

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