Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Prima almanac mini & Kit Giveaway on You Tube

I hope you are all well :)
I have made a mini Album using the Prima Almanac Paper,Using the stack the
deck binding and pocket pages, this was a fun little album to create, the paper are gorgeous
and fun to work with.
I have also put together a Kit to Giveaway on my You tube channel.
if you would like to win the kit pop over to my Channel and watch the Video.
This is open to anyone anywhere.
The Giveaway will close on Monday the 3rd of December 2012.
Happy Crafting Folks :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

4x4 Christmas mini album for Lou (loopyloo501)

Hi All 
I haven't posted on here is a long time, its been busy busy busy here! 

This 4x4 Christmas mini Album is for Loopyloo501 who is Louise on Youtube
she kindly offered to do the swap with me as i had hosted the swap and was unable to take 
part as there was even numbers and i did have a partner :(( 
so this is what i came up with! 

I am also doing another 4x4 Christmas mini swap with melissaj1975 on YT 
I will post that Album when its completed.

Happy crafting! 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Altered Note Book Swap OPEN On Uk & Ireland craft swaps facebook page

Altered Note Book Swap Now Open, Using an A5 sized note book, decorate the front & Back Covers inside and out, leaving the internal pages blank. This can be any theme. would be nice to have 10 involved :) 
closing date is Sunday the 8th July
I will pick your partner on Monday 9th July.
I will make a swap partner Video on Tuesday 10th July & linked to this page.
you will then make contact with you partner for postal details.
then have your Altered Note Book posted no later than 18th of July.
If you are in the UK or Ireland and want to take part in this swap please sign up below.

You can contact me on the following
I hope you join in on the Fun! 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Mini Album

Hi Everyone
Another little mini album I made.
This is a 6x4 mini 
using the stack the deck binding method and envelopes this little album took no time at all to assemble
There are 6 pages full of pockets and tags and decorated with WOC flowers and silk flowers.
all the tags i have made myself using stamps from from stash and distress Ink by Tim Holtz
the front cover has a cluster of flowers again using WOC & slik flowers, some vintage images, and I gave it a title of '' unforgettable Moments''.

watch my you tube video on this album 

Wedding Mini Photo/Memory Album

Hi Everyone!
I just want to share a wedding mini Photo/memory Album That I made.
I used white & cream card stock for a clean fresh look on the cover and the internal pages
I made each page which is a pocket page with white card stock, I matted each page with Cream linen textured card and used a corner punch on all the corners.
there is a large photo mat/Tag in each pocket.
The front cover is decorated with Wild orchid Craft flowers, i used all white, cream and earth tone colours, there are roses, carnations and babys breath in the cluster.
i added some cream lace trim, a white heart doily, I have used a Mr & Mrs Heart topper over the top of the doily. There is also a bride & Groom topper down on the right hand side I added 2 silver filigree Corners.
The spine has been distressed and i used a script stamp to give some detail.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Wild Orchid Crafts DT Open call Entry

Hello All

So I decided to brave it and enter the WOC Design team call Entry this  month! 
It helped that i had just received an order of Yummy Flowers from WOC, I wasn't quite sure whether to entry or not, there are some amazing projects out there for this call, but i though what the heck! if I dont enter i will never know right??
My first project was an  Altered Frame, which i distressed and gave a crackled look using The Tim Holtz Crackle paint. added a variety of lush roses to my Frame and a few embellishments.
The Second project was an Altered Note book, I made the front and back papers myself by using Linen textured card stock, I distressed the edges with some scissors and Stamped a flourish design all over using walnut stain distress ink by Tim Holtz, I used the hanging sign from Tm Holtz and distressed it all with walnut stain, I used some chain to attach both pieces, Then i used a selection of flowers from WOC to decorate the top corner and the bottom of the note book.
You can get a clear look at both projects from the Video linked below.
These two projects were great fun to make and I wish everyone who has entered the Best Of Luck! 

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Mini junk journal

I made this little mini junk journal today, I found some paper that I had aged a while back and used that to make my pages. I used various stamp on most of the pages. I distressed the edges of the paper with my scissors and then went round them with some walnut stain distressing ink.
this was a fun and quick project only 2 hours to make ! :) and a great way to use up your scraps.
hope your all having a wonderful day!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Tag swap from Mandy (11craftycats) thankyou hun xx

Here is the video on the Tags Mandy (11craftycats on YT) made for Kerry ( Kerrydenyer on YT)
This is part of the UK & Ireland craft swaps on Facebook

Friday, 4 May 2012

Fun Moments layout

Today I have made a 8x8 layout i have used 3 photos of my boys when they where younger.
I have taken a  few pictures of the Layouts so I will just let you see for your self :)
I am planning on making a lot more layouts as I have so many photo's of the boys that i need to have them in Albums & LO's I am ashamed to say the photos are still in the sleeves them came in from the photo shop :(
Any way I hope you like my layout.
Hope you all have a great weekend !
I have a Video On YT on what i used to make this Layout.

One week 5 cards

I haven't had much time this week to craft, so I made a one card every day to keep in the loop!
I was inspired by Drew from card of my eye, he has made a card every day since Monday.
I tried to use scraps only and I think i don't pretty well ! I also used some Clear Stamps i haven't used before.

2 little note books

Hi All
You may have seen the Video on You Tube when i made these Note books
This is me just getting them on my blog, it has been a Busy 2 weeks :(
The Book where fun and quick to make..
I have Given The pink and black one to my Boss..
When I took them into work to let her choose one I knew she would pick the Pink & black One!
She has also asked me to my her 15 year daughter a Smash/Junk journal for her Birthday! i love making smash books so this will be a Fun project !
Hope you like the note books :)
I used some Black heavy weight card stock for the front & back Covers  pink, pink & white striped paper, black lace,white ribbon, flourish stamp
Mulberry flowers which I embossed and used stickles on, I punched out a pink glittered butterfly and added some diamant√© rhinestones. there are 50 internal blank white pages inside.
Bound using my Bind It All 

I used white heavy weight card stock for the front & back covers, I distressed the edges with some walnut distress ink, added some floral paper & some striped paper from the Eye candy paper pad by GCD, i made a material flower using some cream calico & the tattered florals die. some lovely lace trim, cream ribbon, flat back pearls, a Martha Stewart butterfly,I made a banner and added the ''NOTES'' to it.Stamped the word ''Remembering'' in Timber brown Stazon Ink .50 internal blank white pages inside.
Bound using the Bind it All .

UK & Ireland Tag swap partners

Uk & Ireland tag swap Partners

Su - Maggie
Mandy- Kerry
Yvonne - Katie
(1)contact your partner for postal details please
(2)make your tags Any theme for this swap. Dont forget to add your name, YT, BLOG or Facebook details with your tags.
(3) Post by Friday 11th May 2012
(4)when your receive your tags make a video for YT, Post them on your Blog, Put them on Facebook so we all can see them, if you TAG the Uk & Ireland craft swap on Facebookeveryone can see them, or Email them to ...
and i will post them on facebook.

I hope i have covered everything if not then just let me know :)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Memories Mini Album G45 & Tim Holtz Crowed Attic

Hi Everyone!
Today was my day off so i decided to spend the whole day crafting, I thinking a over done it a bit because i am now shattered :( and my neck is stiff.... but I did get to start and finish this Mini Album!
Here is the Envelope mini Album using the left over G45 curtain call paper & Some Tim Holtz Crowed Attic
I used the stack the deck binding method by laura from Follwthepapertrial on YT
I have a Video on YT with a more detailed look at the pages as some are flip pages.
Thanks for looking.
hope your all having a lovely day and have a Great weekend ! :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

Trial tag swap review

Hi ladies

I have had a re think after the feed back on the swap.Thanks to all who send suggestions and especially about the group swap. this is something may add in later on or maybe have 2  groups on tag swaps in the future, we'll see ....

To Join Email me at

Entry date for this swap will close on the 27th April 2012 
Then have you tags posted to your partner by the 11th (this gives you all enough time to get to the post office :) 

Once the swap is closed I will partner you all off and post it online & email you all.
then you can ship your tags off to your partner.
All addresses should be kept private ( no posting them publicly )

What to do
Use your favourite standard size shipping tags 
design as you please ( any theme for this swap) 
provide your name, blog, you tube name, your craft store if you have one or facebook page/name. so we know who you are. 
wrap them well & Post them out.
once you receive your tags you can show them off on your blog, facebook, YT channel so we can all see them.

I hope this is more suitable for you all.

Yvonne :) 

Friday, 20 April 2012

UK & Ireland Craft Swap's on Facebook

Hi ladies
I am pleased to spread the word on a UK & Ireland Craft swap Facebook page
I am Hosting this page and all the up coming swaps.
Come and join the Facebook page
if the link doesn't work, just search on Facebook for Uk & Ireland craft swaps.
I plan to host Tag, Mini Album, Journal, ATC & altered project swaps
I will announce on Facebook, You Tube & My Blog  when each swap is open , when it close's and when you have to have your project posted.
I am hoping to have at least 10 people for each swap, full terms & condition will be posted on Facebook & here on my blog at the time.
If you don't have facebook and would still like to participate in a swap then you will be able to do so through My Blog.
I would also love for all your suggestions and feedback regarding this.
I hope to see you all on Facebook .
Please spread the word

Have a good weekend folks!

Yvonne :)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Blog giveaway winner is......

Blog Giveaway winner Video
watch the video to find out the winner. 
Thank you to everyone who took part and to all my new followers.
I hope you all continue to read my Blog posts and comment.
Hope you all are having a lovely day!! 

Graphic 45 Curtain call Mini album

This is my completed Graphic 45 Curtain call Mini Album 
challenging but so much fun to make.
these papers are truly beautiful and its a real shame to take a pair a scissors to them.
I live with the guilt lol 
and I will do it again 
forgive me ....

Products used
Graphic 45 Curtain call paper pad
Black & white card stock for the pages and tags 
kiaser crafts stamps Music notes & postal stamp 
Tim Holtz stamps( the name escapes me) 
Coffee holder
Distress ink walnut stain 
Tattered florals Die ( for the flowers) 
Bronte script stamp 
Tim Holtz journal spots 
Binding it all 
tacky glue