Monday, 26 March 2012

The sun has got his hat on!!

Hip hip hip hip hoooorrrraaayyyy!!

Well what a gorgeous week of weather we have had! The sun has been shining, the birds are singing! OooOOoo just makes you smile!!

Well I hope you have been enjoying the weather and making the most of dusting down the patio set and maybe even the BBQ!

I had a little creative weekend but not with inks this time, I was bought a sewing machine as a gift and so decided to play with that and think about how I'm planning to make the curtains for baby's room!  The need is fast approaching!

But I did make something inky this week I want to share with you!

I wanted somewhere nice to keep all my Stampers annonymous Tim Holtz stamps, and due to overspend on these stamps, could not afford to buy the binder! So I decided to make my own!
I ripped apart an old A4 file to get the card board out of the middle.  I cut this down and then covered with craft resist paper and inked with broken chine distress stains.  Some tissue tape round the edges to mask my awful cutting and also add a different element.

I added some idea-ology and also some stamping.  The buttons I love and found them in a vintage shop.  I pierced the holes and then used the idea-ology d clips to fasten together! Ta daa!!
I love this book as my favourite colour is teal.  The broken china distress ink on the craft resist paper makes the perfect colour!

For anyone out there taking part in Creative Chemistry 101 by Mr Tim Holtz I hope you are enjoying it as much as me!!!
Well I hope to be back soon with some more makes, I still have a couple of canvases backed up ready to be put on here so no doubt I will be back tomorrow with more funky inky!!

Beth xxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

12 Tags!

Well here is my entry for the 12 tags of 2012 for March for Mr Holtz's blog!

Beth xxx

It's been a while!!

Well hello!!

It's been a while since I blogged!  I have been creating though so I have a few things to show you!

I played around with a little notebook taking on Alice in Wonderland!
This is the white rabbit note book for  making notes on all your important dates so you don't miss anything out!

The base is manila cardstock with some distress inks.  I distressed the lettering and picture, added a few stamps and some idea-ology!

I got my needles out and sewed the pages into the book and think it's kinda cute!

Well this week has been quite crafty!  I had a visit down south to see some family but since then I have been ctaching up on Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 course which is great!! A massive excuse to get ink....EVERYWHERE!!

Beth xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Inky Fingers!

Monday Monday!

Well Hello!!  It’s been a whole week since I have been on here and updated my new creations and plays!  It’s been a very busy week and I have made a few things so I’ll drip feed them over the next couple of days (that way it looks like more and means I get to blog more!!)

I hope everybody had a fabaroonie weekend.  I spent lots of time playing this weekend…a quick 30 minutes easily turns into 3 and half hours!

Saturday was a good day.  I went to the Crafty Bunch and had a play with some of the Craftwork Cards collections and very quickly added some inkyness to it all!

Sunday I went to Kaz’s workshop which was great and created a lovely canvas, just got to pick which wall to hang it on!

I have a fair few card orders at the moment so am going to spend this week getting them done so on my next week of (that’s next week by the way…that’s 6 days, and counting!) I can play until my heart’s content!

Well…a friend a work asked me to make a Golden Wedding anniversary card… it is……….

I have used manuscript paper for the backing but spritzed the card with some perfect pearls.  Also adding some gold paper to stay in line with the theme.  I love grungeboard so all the letter and number is grungy!  The heart is coloured with distress inks and then perfect pearls.  The ‘50’ is embossed with WOW powder and the rest of the lettering with heirloom gold perfect pearls.

  To finish I added the birdcage which has had a bit a picket fence treatment and yet more perfect pearls and the two lovely birdies!  A little Idea-ology and it's done!

That's one down...I have a few more to fill you in on!!

OoooooOOOoooo.....I signed up to Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry today! So am mucho excited about this, especially as I have the week off when it starts!! Yey!!

Happy Inking!

Beth xxx

Monday, 5 March 2012



Where did the weekend go again??  It goes far too quickly! Especially when you have a million and one things you want to do!

Saturday was a nice day, started by going down to the Crafty Bunch Telford for the demo day where I saw the lovely Nicky and her creations and where Sue also robbed my debit card in exchange for some Tim Holtz stamps! 

Sunday was confusing, snow, rain and sun all in one day?!  I woke super early so found myself at 6 and half months pregnant building flat pack furniture for the wee ones bedroom!  It's actually starting to look like a nursery now! :)

I did some crafting over the weekend and made a card for a friend.  She has a twin sister and finds it really hard to find something personal for her twin so I had a go and here is the finished thing!

I have created this using an 8 x8 card blank.  I distressed the edges with Victorian velvet distress ink.  I have then used the new papermania papers and ripped them into pieces and distressed them with milled lavender and dusty concord.

I have die cut the Tim Holtz caged Bird with grungeboard.  The cage has got a layer of picket fence on it and the bird a layer of the matching papers for the card and then distressed with antique linen and vintage photo distress inks.  I added some pearls to the bottom to give it a bit of elegance.

I loved making this personal to my friend by adding the 'to my twin' letter in grungeboard.  I layered them with picket fence (at which point I also layered my fingers!) and then went over with Victorian velvet dabbing the letters with cut and dry.

I finished it off with some idea-ology and also a Tim Holtz rosette distressed with Victoria velvet!

I loved making this card and think it's really pretty and I would love to receive it.  I think part of the reason I enjoyed making it so much was the fact that I accidentally used silicone glue and wondered why I started to feel a little bit light headed!

Well hopefully I'll do having a play this week and be able to post some more of my makes!

Happy Inking!

Beth xxx

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Queen of Hearts

My latest play!

The Queen of Hearts (wall hanging thingy!)

This is just a piece of ranger manilla card stock cut into a square.  I ahve use distress inks (old paper, peeled paint, crushed onlive, bundled sage and forest moss) to distress it in many layers!  I was looking very green!!
I have misted it with a layer of perfect pearls mist (the green one!).  My Tim Holtz stamps arrrived so I used them to back ground the card in forest moss using straight ink for stamping and also watercolour stamping!
That's the back ground, now for the embelishments!

I have used grungeboard lettering distressed with peeled paint and fired brick and then also used grungeboard with the Tim Holtz heart dye.  I have coloured them with perfect pearls using the very sticky perfect medium!  Some idea-ology with the spinners, safety pin and lock.  The playing card is a picture of the queen of hearts, distressed and then stuck onto one of the acrylic fragments.  The final addition (which took forever to finish) was the vial!  One of the simplest things but it took ages to stick the label on the bottle as I had misplaced my double sided sticky tape!!!  It is a very appropriate love potion!

Well I added some steampunk chain and jump rings to make it into a wall hanging!

I like this muchly so it will probably end up on my wall by my craft desk!!

Happy Inking

Beth xx