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Butterfly domino book

I had so much fun making the 1st book that I thought I'd have a go at making another one. This time I did a few things differently, firstly I painted the dominoes I used some matt emulsion paint in a light creamy brown colour It's a tester pot I picked up from the hardware store a few weeks ago. Once the paint was dry I added the embellishments to each side so both sides have the same on them there is a wooden butterfly that I inked over with walnut stain distress ink, 2 flowers and 2 beads. I've used some lemon organza ribbon for tying the book up. The paper in side is 2 pieces of K& company paper that I stuck together with mod podge and let dry before folding. Once I had folded it I inked over the edges and creases with worn lipstick distress ink. I stuck the paper onto the dominoes and let it dry before closing it all up.  I have decided this time to to add any pictures in of my own but leave it blank for someone else to add their own photos or what ever they want…

Altered Art Domino love book...L is for Love

I have seen other domino books before and I totally fell in love with them, they are just so sweet I had to have a go at one myself. As you can imagine with their size they aren't the easiest thing to make! I have decided not to explain how I made this, instead at the weekend I am going to make another and do a tutorial, maybe a video one, maybe just through photos.

Anyway the materials I have used to make this were, 2 dominoes, some parchment card, ribbons for tying and edging the dominoes, lace for the bottom. Tim Holtz love ticket, images from Lisa's Altered art (link just on the right of this please go and check it out it's a fab site), silver charms, wooden butterfly and a butterfly stamp.

I have left one side of this blank for either writing on or adding to at a later date.

This is going to be entered in the My time to craft challenge L is for Love

Challenge 120, Recipe

I had a quick search for some challenges I could take part in and this was the first I cam across with only 3 hours to go until the time was up up it!! Well I did want a challenge lol

The brief for it was it had to have 2 ribbons 1 circle and 3 squares.

I had a quick hunt in the first box in my cupboard and picked up the dog images, I can't think right now what company these are from but as soon as I remember I will update this.

For the 3 squares I used cream and pink card stock in 3 different sizes, wrapping a different coloured ribbon on each of the cream squares before layering them at an angle. the circle I cut out with my spell binder and stuck on the poodle.

I've finished it off with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a sentiment.

Find your wings and fly away

This ATC is for another challenge this time here The challenge spec is anything goes, or something that represents you so I've gone for a bit of a  winged theme. We all need to spread our wings at some point and learn to fly in life. I have used the butterflies as well I love them, they are so beautiful and delicate and grow from something not all the beautiful or graceful, it's a little how I see crafting, all that plain paper and bits and pieces that with a little care and love grow into something really amazing. Any way enough rambling lets get onto the card.

 Once again I've used the Tim Holtz distress inks to cover it and go over the edges, I did think about trying something different, but honestly this works exactly as I want it to so I don't see why I need to change it just yet :) I then wrapped a piece of leather ribbon around the middle before sticking an antique style metal embellishment to it. I stamped on a small butterfly …

Challenge ATC

I haven't done a challenge in ages so thought I would make an effort to do some. This one is for

Items used were:
Prima alphabet stamp
Tim Holtz Walnut stain and antique linen distress ink.
Kanban steam punk rose
metal roses
Metal embelishments
steam punk woman image
Tim Holtz idea-ology butterfly sticker
Crackle accents for the clock face.

How it was made:
I dabbed over the card with antique linen then stamped the letters stamp on with walnut stain. I rubbed some ink over the rose to darken it as it was orange. The clock face was covered with crackle accents and left to dry before sticking it to the back of the clock embellishment. Once the ink was dry I stuck on all the layers and embellishments until I was happy with it.

Awesome Give away!!

We Have a winner!!
First off I promised a project using some of the lovely digital papers from I used the papers called up up and away, I would say these are my favourite ones but there are just so many to pick from I'm going to go with they are in my top 10!

I used all 3 papers in the collection and inked around the edges with walnut stain Distress Ink I then layered them up, the tag I inked with walnut stain, antique linen and peeled paint before adding the stamped word journey from Clear choice which I picked up at my local craft store REALLY cheap!! I added some wild orchid crafts flowers that I have sprayed with glimmer mist and added a few vintage bronze style embellishments.

So I said in the title awesome give away and here it is!! The lovely people at have given me a copy of the My Memories suite v2 for me to give away to one lucky reader. All you need to do to have a chance of winning this fantastic piece of software i…

My Memories Suite project

I have been lucky enough to try out this fantastic piece of software and I have got a code up just the right of this post for you to try it out too with a $10 discount and $10 to spend in the My memories online shop!!

The software is so easy to use to make digital scrap books to share with friends and family. Now I love my paper, I love to feel paper, and some might say it's at the point of being a paper fetish lol so i was a little unsure about working with digital scrapbooking.
The first time I used My Memories digital scrapbooking software I could not believe how easy it was this is what I created in a very short amount of time

As I said I do love to feel my paper too, so I am going to do a little project showing just how versatile this software could be and I am going to print off some different elements to create something totally different. so check back for that in the next day or 2 along with a really exciting give away!!

Vintage atc

I realised when I was looking through the photo's I had taken that I hadn't done a post with this card. I've used the Tim Holtz distress inks, some vintage style collage pictures, wild Orchid craft rose and seam binding and a small silver kitty charm. The wording I covered with crackle accents to give it more of a vintage feel.

Christening Card

My gorgeous little nephew is being Christened tomorrow so I've as usual I have left his card until last thing. No matter how much I try to be organised I just can't get motivated without pressure lol Well once I decided to actually get it started it took me a hour to get it all done. Now it is all together I think I am going to add some silver peel off beading or something to the edges on the bottom 2 layers.

The papers I used were from American Traditional and are called Faith Earth tones. The flowers are as always from wild orchid crafts.

Now I've finished the card off with some silver peel off edging I think it looks much better.

Believe in yourself

So I thought this was a good theme to do as at the beginning of this month I said I would love to get 500 hits on this blog by the end of the month, something I've not managed t do so far. So I got a little bit of faith in myself and decided to go for it. well here we are 11 days into the month and i have had 505 hits already!! So firstly thank you to everyone who's dropped by to take a look and support me with what I'm doing I appreciate it, and secondly a message to everyone believe in yourself, you can achieve if you just have faith in yourself.
So the card, again it's an ATC I've used Tim Holtz distress inks like i have on the others this time using the walnut stain and worn lipstick then I've layered the images and words up finishing it off with a little wooden butterfly.