Thursday 1 May 2014

DT Project #3 - Artist Trading Blocks

okay, my final project for this month i chose to create a little box that is meant to hold a little treasure or present or even a special cupcake!!!

totally cute and adorable i must say!!!!!
i hope you have enjoyed this months submissions!!! i know i have so enjoyed creating them!!!


Tuesday 29 April 2014

DT Project #2 - blessed mini album

hi all!! it has been a bit of a challenge to come up with something to use this beautiful paper for. i had so many ideas and ended up creating three projects for this months challenge

as you know we were given the paper line of Save the Date by Teresa Collins. i love the feel of this paper, it is ridged or something.. a texture paper but yet not... you NEED to get yourself over to Snazzy's and pick up a kit or two!!!

so for my final project i created this:
but pictures will NOT do it justice so once again i created a short little video to show you the inside of the cute little album.

Monday 28 April 2014

DT project #1 - save the date canvas

i absolutely had no idea where this project was going. all i knew was that i wanted to work on a canvas.
little did i know it would take me to one of my favourite projects in a long time

it was so much fun to play and mix and match products
and make it into something other than just a canvas
and taking the time to add little details
and ending up with a canvas that is not only a canvas but a card!!!!
i freakin flipin' loved doing this and using this paper line and all the lace!!!
now to decide who is going to get it!!!!! any weddings coming up????

you need to run your little selves over to Snazzy and pick up this kit!!

see you on Thursday!

Friday 25 April 2014

DT Project No 3 by Lucy - Featuring Teresa Collins' Save the Date Collection


Hi, Lucy here with my third and final make with the Teresa Collins' Save the Date Collection. I decided to make a little book with pockets, etc which the bride-to-be could carry around with her to make notes for her wedding preparations and keep business cards of possible florists and photographers and have as a keepsake afterwards. I covered all the chipboard pages with a selection of the beautiful papers and inked the edges. The book rings and the book plate on the cover were silver so I coloured them with a black alcohol ink pen and a green gilding wax. I stamped the 'Forever For Always Love' wording from the clear stamp set onto one of the papers and placed it behind the book plate and added the glazed brads from the collection. I chose this particular paper for the cover so that the book plate could be positioned in one of the frame settings of the design. I stamped and cut out some flowers from patterned paper to go top left on my cover and used some of the lace we were sent on the book rings. As you can see in this picture, the book has tabbed dividers which are named The Dress, The Cake, The Photos, The Food, The Music, and The Flowers.

Here are a couple of examples of the inside pages. This one is for information about the photographer. I randomly stamped all over with words and added some butterflies and a dove. I stamped some words inside the frame from the clear stamp set in Coffee Archival and added this bottom right. I cut the 'Picture This' section from one of the pages and folded the edges inwards to make a pocket and inked the edges and glued this down and added some of the strips from the Ephemera pack.

For the Cake page I randomly stamped all over again and made a faux wedding cake out of a sticker and some Ephemera pieces with pillars from pieces of the paper collection and added the Bride and Groom from the Prima Something Blue Wooden Icon pack.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

DT Post No 2 by Lucy - Featuring Save the Date by Teresa Collins

Hi Lucy here, with my second make with the beautiful Save the Date collection. I decided that my bride needed a clipboard to take with her when she goes to appointments to arrange her wedding. I painted the edges and the metal clip with Fresco Finish paint in Mermaid. The paint covers the metal perfectly without chipping! I added papers from the range front and back including the black and white strip from the title bit of one of the 12 x 12 papers. I stamped the wording from the clear stamp set, 'I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea' in Onyx Black Versafine bottom left.

I added the ric rac we were sent to the clip and made some more matching Core-dinations sanded flowers, some with the flowers from our kit in the centre and some with the glazed brads from the Teresa Collins' Save the Date collection. To finish off, I stamped a butterfly onto one of the pink Save the Date papers.

I will be back on Friday with my final make.

Monday 21 April 2014

DT Project No 1 by Lucy - Featuring Teresa Collins' Save the Date

Hi, Lucy here, with my first make using the beautifully romantic 'Save the Date' kit by Teresa Collins. I decided to use the papier mache heart I had left from one of our previous Snazzys kits and painted it with Fresco Finish in Mermaid to match the duck egg blue of the papers. I then wrapped the silver and white ric rac from our goodies around the twine hanger. I covered the front of the heart with the paper called 'Ikat' which I stamped with the damask stamp from the clear stamp set using a peppermint ink pad. I then stamped 'Just Married' and 'Forever For Always Love' in Coffee Archival. They are lovely quality stamps!

Here's a view of the back where I stamped the paper all over with the 'Forever' wording, using some secondary stamping.

Returning to the design on the front, I wrapped the beautiful lace we were sent across the heart and glued it in place and threaded the end through the gorgeous diamante ribbon slider also in our kits. This provided a backdrop for the bride and groom wooden figures from the Prima 'Something Blue' icon set. You can just see in this sideways view that I have wrapped some 'Save the Date Decorative Tape' around the heart to neaten it off as I decided to get some of this too as I love this set so much!

I also bought a Teresa Collins clear stamp set called 'Tell your Story' which co-ordinates really well and stamped the butterfly in Coffee Archival onto a scrap of the Ikat paper, which I tucked behind the roses I made from Core-dinations cardstock and sanded. I popped the peppermint flowers from our kit in the centre, and tucked an arrow from the Ephemera Pack underneath.

I hope you enjoyed this, and I will be back on Wednesday with another make.

Friday 18 April 2014

Save the Date Project #2 by Claire

Hello Everyone

Claire back again today to share my second project using the lovely Save The Date collection by Teresa Collins.

So when planning a wedding there is a ton of things that need doing, so what better way to get organised than to have a special wedding note pad!?

So here is the note pad I created using this wonderful paper collection:

This is how the note pad started out - not very interesting:

I covered the front of the note book with the little heart paper and then added a length of the lace down the left hand side:
Next I cut the sentiment out from the paper collection and added it down the left hand side of the note book over the lace. I added the mini tag at the top of the sentiment with a brad from the collection.
I took five of the paper roses and very gently brushed them with evergreen bough distress ink. I twirled the stems of the paper roses around my pokey tool and clustered them around the bottom of the sentiment panel.
Finally I added the large blue brad, also from the Save the Date collection, to the bottom right corner of the note pad.
Here are a couple of photos of the finished article:

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week, don't forget to pop back next week to see what Lucy's been up to with this beautiful kit :-)

Thanks, Claire x