Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tag a licious

I know that Tag a licious is not really a word, but that all I could think of for the title today......

I would like to show you my second sample that I have been working on for Oyster stamps, using the new Memory box dies.

Chipboard tag

I purchased the tag from a stall at the Exeter show the past weekend, thinking to myself I will add them in the chaos that I call my craft room, knowing that they will emerge in about three years time LOL........

Well I had not quite managed to put them away, when this idea started to form in my head. Those who know me well, will know that I love to get me Distress inks and stains out and have a good old inking session. well that is what I had decided to do, make a really grungy tag.

As you can see it got distressed but not too grungy, in my mind I think this works a lot better; more feminine.

Here is a list of products I used:

Memory Box "Bella Bouquet"
ODBD Scripture set 9
Distress Inks by Tim Holtz in Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Victorian velvet.

All of the above can be purchased from Oyster Stamps.

I also used Distress Crackle paint in Picket Fence by Tim Holtz, Bakers Twine, Gold Gilding wax, Gold leafing Pen and Hand Dyed Seam Binding, these are all from my stash.

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting


Monday, 28 January 2013

The icing on the cake.................

Hi there,

I hope you are all well and busy crafting.

So after a very busy weekend teaching  a workshop at West point Exeter, I sat down in my craft room and started on my samples for Oyster Stamps using some of the new Memory Box Dies.

Here is the first one I have made.

Memory Box "Magnificent Cake"

 Here is another view. this is showing you all the little flowers I made and then set an 1mm pearl inside each centre, then adhered it to the Cake.

I did add a small amount of Glamour Dust Glitter just to give it a bit of sparkle, not that it shows up very well on this picture.

Close up of the Flowers

I have used the following Products on this card

Spellbinders "Grand Labels"
Memory Box "Twinkling Snowflakes"
Memory Box "Magnificent Cake"
Just Rite "Embroidered" Background Stamp
Just Rite "Grand Sentiments"
Glamour Dust Glitter in Crystal
Heat it embossing powder in Silver Pearl
1mm Flat Back Pearls in Ivory
3mm Flat Back Pearls in Ivory
A4 Card in Ivory

All the items in highlighted in pink, are available from Oyster Stamps the items that are in black are from the chaos I call my craft room!

If you would like a tutorial on how to make this card please let me know and I will write one up.

Thanks for reading and happy crafting

Barbara xx

Friday, 25 January 2013

Spellbinders meets Just Rite.

This card certainly made me smile as I was putting it together, and I hope it makes my readers smile as well.

You make me smile.
I used the following products on this card:

Spellbinders Grand Decorative oval
Spellbinders Grand Butterflies
Memory Box Whimsical flourish
Just Rite Grand Sentiments Clear stamp set
Micro Beads
Wow Embossing powders in silver

If you would like to see this card in the flesh so to speak, it is on the Oyster Stamps stand at Westpoint Exeter this weekend.


Barbara xx