Friday, 25 March 2011

C4E R#12 - Technique/Theme Recipe

Hello everyone :)
Thank-you for the well wishes for the boys they are all better now and back to their normal naughty selves (hubby too!)
I am actually on time this week YAY! I am trying out some new methods to get organized at the moment I quite like this one at the start of the week you list everything you would like to get done in the week, then each day choose 5 things from the list to do. When they are done you add more one at a time.
My One Word for 2011 is organize, I failed miserably with it last year lol! so I'm trying again this year.
Anyway enough of that waffle! It's Friday and time for a new C4E Recipe. This week we would like you to include something hidden on your projects.
At the March C4E crop I taught several methods of Hidden journaling (including the pocket below) and included a simple hidden element to the crop kit layout.

Behind the photo is space to add lots of journaling and extra photos.

I bought some Perfect Pearls Mists to try and love them! This layout has a gorgeous shimmer, sorry it was really hard to capture it :(
The kit includes a length of vintage seam binding which I inked with Alcohol inks and blending solution. When it was dry I made the little flower below.

I used an Xcut punch for the leaves,  I love the shape of these leaves but the punch is terrible you have to get the leaves out with a pin which rips them. I am going to have to find a new one.
The velvet trim is from my stash and not included in the kit :(
I surprised myself with the sewing lol! it actually turned out neat lol!
Want some more inspiration? check out the fabulous C4E DT gallery!!
Have a great weekend!
Michele x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

R#11 - Embellishment recipe

Hello everyone :)
I have a houseful of sicklies this week :( all the boys (hubby too!) have come down with a tummy bug poor babies :( which is one reason I am soooooo late with this post.
There is still time to join us at the C4E Recipe challenge and it's definitely worth popping over to see what my DTeamies have created with this weeks recipe.

Last Sunday was the C4E crop the theme was Hidden Journaling. This Journaling Pocket was the main course for the class :) And my submission to last weeks recipe challenge, I am multi-tasking craft projects now lol!
The DP's are from the beautiful Stella and Rose collection a few are still available HERE.
I had fun with inks, Perfect pear mists, paint dabbers, fabric and stitching with this little pocket.

Better see if anyone feels like eating!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Hello everyone :)
We have lovely sunshine here today and I have a layout to share with you :)
This layout was the February crop layout and kit. The Kit is available HERE and has beautiful papers from My minds Eye's Stella and Rose collection. I could easily keep these papers all to myself lol!

The Creativity Prompt for February was Loves of your life. I love cupcakes! Baking them, eating them and anything with cupcakes on lol!
I have used one of the new C4E products Vintage Love Tickets along with some gorgeous lace and ribbon.
The text I printed myself, bit time consuming but love the effect.

Hope you are having a fabulous day!
Michele x

Friday, 11 March 2011

C4E Recipe #10 - Colour recipe

Hello everyone :)
Sorry for the lateness of today's post I have been fighting a loosing battle with a headache today :(
This weeks C4E Recipe is a colour recipe we would like you to use Purple, Aqua and light green for your projects. Hop over to the C4E Blog to see the fabulous DT Gallery and enter this weeks challenge.
I was running late with my card this week so opted for a little 4x4" card. The DPs are Kaisercraft.

The bird is a Tim Holtz diecut painted with silver crackle paints, distress ink and a touch of stickles.
I have added stickles and Glossy accents to the DP and Wild Orchid flower.
Sorry for the short post today the headache is winning :(
Have a great weekend
Michele x

Friday, 4 March 2011

C4E R#9 - Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone :)
Someone stole February while I wasn't looking!! lol! We have had a birthday this week, my lovely mum had her non-birthday on Monday.....she's a leap year baby :)
It is the first C4E Recipe Challenge of the month which means we have a sketch for you to follow this week.
If like me you love sketches I have lots HERE for you to snag don't forget to tell everyone where you got it ;) and leave me a link to see what you created :)

The prize up for grabs this week is a choice of 3 C4E Digital Stamps and some fabulous examples from the design team in the DT gallery.
I've made another easel card this week. We had some beautiful entries to the Easel card challenge last week including some new "Twisted" easel cards I'd not seen before. I am going to have to have a go at making one now they look fun!

I am a bit disappointed with my colouring this week :( This lovely SWALK image was sent to me by Pinky and I've held on to it for my mums card for months. My mum loves a nice bubbly bath!
The Papers have newly arrived in the C4E Kitchen for me to play with. They will be available on the site just as soon as I stop stroking them lol!
Join us if you can this week we love to see all your fabulous creations!
Have Fun!
Michele x

Card Recipe
DP - My Minds Eye Stella & Rose
CS - Bazzill
Image - SWALK (coloured with Copics but forgot to note the colours sorry)
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Flower - Wild Orchid
Punches - Martha Stewart Doily Lace, Rose Leaf and Cornflower
Embroidery thread
Printed Alpha


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