Friday, April 29, 2011

A card and my Junk Journal from Desiree!

Ok one last post.... phew :)

 This is a card I made for my aunt Teresa over in New York for her birthday-my Dad is over visiting her as we speak-I'm so jealous!!!!!
 I used nice pastel papers, primas, lace and bling and of course tea dye ink :)
I also distressed the inside and the envelope...
 This is the FAB journal I received from Desiree! I love the cover so much-I actually recently got my BIG SHOT!!!! Yeah, about time eh? And I had to get this Tim Holtz bird cage and bird it's just gorgeous.
 Close up of the birdcage and dangles...
Desiree even did a journal page for me, Thanks so much again Desiree X
Ok, that's it for today,
Aideen X

ATCs for April swap hosted by Niamh :)

Hey again,

While blogger is working I'm going to do another post :) This month the ATC swap was hosted by the lovely Niamh and one of the themes was fairies so I used some Graphic 45 once upon a springtime papers for mine...
 These are my 3 ATcs...
 I used the design paper, prima flowers, leaf ribbon trim and bling....
 I used tea dye ink (My favourite....) to distress everything...


Backs of the ATCs...

Thanks for looking,
Aideen x

Altered frame swap I hosted...

Here are the pics from the altered frame swap I hosted over on cardznscrapz.com! Blogger is finally working again for me so I can post the pics of the frames I made and received,

This is the frame I made for Maggie using graphic 45s Curtain Call;
 So for this frame I painted it-black first then crackle medium and the the cream, I used the tea dye ink to age the edges..... The paper decorations are graphic 45 and then I used some red roses and butterflies and black lace edging...
 I learn how to make these box flowers recently at my first 12x12 layout class by AnnaMarie at the craft extravaganza here in Galway...
 Red accents work really well with these papers...
 This is the frame for Geraldine-I blogged this already CLICK HERE for more details...
 OK so Blogger is still not working great for me and keeps rejecting pictures... I can't upload all the ones I have taken but here is a picture of the beautiful frame I received from Geraldine-I love it so much, Its material and the butterfly corners are stitched on, I love the trims and all the little embroidered accents that she makes!!! She is so talented and a great crafty friend of mine, so thanks again Geraldine X
Close up of the embroidered A, trims, acrylic leaves, ribbons, seam binding.... Fabulous!
 And this is my gorgeous frame from Maggie-it was great to receive such different frames! She even included a fab picture in the frame which I am going to leave in it! I love the colours, and the chain, beads, charms, flowers and the lacy zip!!! sooooo cute.... Maggie made all the flowers-its just beautiful, thanks so much Maggie X
 Close up of one of her amazing flowers.....
Fab beads and charms and that lacy zip! which i love, where did you get this Maggie??

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My altered frame for Geraldine :)

Ok guys so for the past two weeks blogger does not want to work for me :( so I had to use mobile blogger and e mail this single picture onto my blog for todays post-I have more detailed pics but I will have to try posting them again!

I recently hosted a swap over on cardznscrapz.com for altered frames-2 other lovely ladies, Geraldine and Maggie joined me so we decided to each make 2 frames and that way we all got 2 each. I got gorgeous frames from both ladies and it's lovely to see the different styles! I will post about these again when blogger hopefully works for me again.

This frame I have in the photo here is the one I made for Geraldine-She likes shabby chic and the colours peach and cream so this is what I came up with. The papers I used are the paper commpanys grandmas attic and the flowers, pearls and lace are all prima-of course :) 

The reason I really wanted to get this pic up is because I want to enter this frame into the By the Cute and Girly blog challenge for April-CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 Blogger is working today!!! So here are the extra pics of Geraldines frame.
 A velvet butterfly....
 Prima roses....
 Prima lace....
 These pearl butterflies and dragonflies were part of the prima pearls set...

 I covered the back with peach core'dinations and the stand with the design paper....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My flowers from Anna and my Junk Journal for Desiree :)

Hello,

Firstly I have to share with you these AMAZING flowers that I won from Anna Fearer, check out her blog HERE. A while back Anna asked for colour combination suggestions on her blog for a flower and I suggested apple green, pink and cream & I was the lucky winner of the colour suggestions so Anna made me a mini spray using my colours.

Her flowers are amazing and she sells them at her etsy store HERE you HAVE to check out all her flowers, they are just stunning and the perfect touch for any project! Here are the pics of my flowers-they are just beautiful Anna, thank you :) x


 This is the flower made from my colour suggestion, the green colour is beautiful and I love the little pink flowers & the cream lace in the back!
Anna also included this purple flower which I just LOVE! You guys have to go check her out!!!

Also, I heard from my Junk Journal swap partner Desiree that she received the journal I sent her so now I can post about it! I like to post after my partners have received their goodies so it's a surprise for them.

So, this swap was hosted by the lovely Alyson :) over on thescrapbeach and the idea was to make the journals out of recycling stuff etc. and my partner was Desiree, her journal she made for me is en route so I'll post about thst again! Desiree has a brill YouTube channel and even has a video of the journal I made her-check it out and subscribe ;)  HERE
 So, for my journal I used one half of this cotton canvas shopping bag....
 Scraps from my brothers art papers-Fabriano, pastel, marker, brown, sugar, bristol, watercolor and drawing scraps! I was lucky to have him give me all these great pieces.......
 corrugated card, bits of the shopping bag, envelopes, core'dinations, tags and textured paper I had in my stash......
 I also included lots of writing pages for Desiree to journal on....
 We also had to include some pre-prepared backgrounds-for this one I painted a piece of the black sugar paper-first I painted it dark pink, then added a layer of crackle medium and then I painted it cream! The cream cracked to reveal pink under it-I also stamped it with this lovely birdie tree stamp I had......
 Close up of the stamped image....
 For the one I used drawing paper and inked it with tea dye distress ink and then stamped the same image with white paint I also edged it with the white paint which is a dabber in the colour snow cap....

 I made a tag using some of the canvas bag and glimmermisted it and stamped it with a bird and "embrace imperfection" also I covered a regular tag with textured paper and stamped it with this new birdcage stamp I got which I LOVE ;) 
 I used large 2" binding rings so Desire can add more papers or whatever she likes-the ribbons are recycled from packaging.....
 This is the cover then which has the image from the shopping bag sewn onto chipboard-love how it came out
 For the bow I used the handle of the bag and the D is for Desire of course! And its a grungeboard letter coloured with starburst stain and glimmermist...
 This is the inside of the front cover I stamped on this beautiful tree image and also the sentiment "Have a beautiful day"....
 I liked the stiching on this so I didn't want to cover it up.....
 This is the back of the journal then which was brown chipboard which I coloured with the starburst stain and glimmermist mixed together again to make this purple colour...
My stamp and another little birdie,

Thanks for looking,
Aideen X

Friday, April 1, 2011

And the winner is............

Thanks so much to everyone for entering into my giveaway! I really appreciate all the lovely comments and love doing giveaways so there will be more soon........

The winner of my fairies giveaway is (As chosen randomly by my son pointing his finger at the comments).......

Niamh's Creations said...
Oh wow what an amazing give away. I was just admiring these items over on CnS. I love them. Your ATCs and frame are amazing.