Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cards for Dianne & Niamh

 It was the lovely Dianne (over on cardznscrapz) birthday recently and I made her this card
Papers and flowers are all papermania and the cute image is Some Odd girl!

And this card I made for Niamh for her birthday and also for the March challenge over on Cardznscrapz :) the challenge was to recycle from a craft mag well this card is made from a page out of a scrapbook layouts book. I fussy cut some of the flowers, the girl in the black dotted dress and the rik rak up in the top corner and popped them up on foam squares!

Thanks so much for visiting,
Aideen :) x

Altered book for Cathy!

So as some of you may know I became an aunty for the first time yesterday to my brothers girlfriends baby boy Theo & let me tell you he is a CUTIE! I am already a mom myself but this is my first time to be an Aunt so I am very excited :)

This project was for Cathy (Theos mom-did I mention he is gorgeous!!). My brother Eoghan-the new dad :) bought a novel and all the pages were blank-it's so cool and she can use it for notes etc. So anyways when he bought this book it was BRIGHT YELLOW, I asked Cathy what theme would she like me to do the covers and she said that Angels are something that mean alot to her so that's what I based this book on:
 This is the book in its yellow state-I had just started painting up the covers when I realised I needed a "before" pic
 All the pages inside are blank!
 And here is the finished book
 The frame was a reddish brown old frame I had so I painted it up and also used some silver leaf that I got from Maggie-thanks Maggie :)
 The cool silver metal wings are Tim Holts that I got from createwithkate-thanks Kate, the C is a grunge letter that I painted up to match and also you can see the crackle paint effect I used on the covers here....
 I also added some angel pages throughout the book...

 I made a little bookmark for her to use in the book again with another little angel image & charm set
 These beautiful lil angel charms were made by my crafty friend Niamh!
 A lovely lil quote on the back
And that's it-thanks for visiting! I have a mini album almost complete for Theo too so I will share that soon,

Aideen xx

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Girly mini album!

So I was going thru my camera a while back and there's a good few projects that I never blogged so I must try to get them all up now :) this one is a girly mini album that my Aunt asked me to make for a girl who was turning 13!

 The papers are beach babe, letters are from Michaels that my dad got me in New York, The beautiful crochet flower and leaves were made by my sister in law to be Marie! Then my friend Ger made the lovely embroidered butterfly-lace, ribbons etc are from my stash....

 I used mulberry flowers, 3D butterfly stickers, and I painted the edges of all the pages with a paint dabber!
 The bling I used for the centres I got from my Crafty Best Friend, Emily :) xx
 Another one of Maries flowers-so gorgeous!
 The 3D butterflies are glittered and come from Anitas
 This fishy paper is my FAVE
 A very pink page :)
 Close up of one of the 3D butterflies
 This surfboard print is cute too-perfect for summer.....

 And Thats it! Thanks for visiting my lil ole blog,

Aideen x

Friday, March 16, 2012

Reminder for BTC&G March-In the kitchen!

Here is my second project for the month of March challenge HERE 
 I altered this "HOME" utensils hanger that I got as a present from my sister Aghna-she got it in pennys!
 The papers are of course graphic 45 and the collection is the "MAgic of Oz" Perfect for my "There's no place like home" project! This is a close-up of each of the letters.....

I also got some flowers from the lovely Eve ofCrafty Queens kit club which I need to add so I will pop up a pic when I get that done,

Thanks for visiting my lil ole blog,
Aideen x

Saturday, March 10, 2012

MY card for Friday spy day #23

Hey guys,

Here is my card for TGFs Friday spy day #23

My kids were at a birthday party today so I made this card for the birthday girl!

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen x

Friday, March 2, 2012

By the cute and girly-March-In the kitchen

Come on over to bythecuteandgirly HERE to join in the fun!!!!

Prize 1: $20 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp

Prize 3: 3 digital images from Spesch Stamps

 This month over on bythecuteandgirly the theme we have is "in the kitchen" and here is my tag using a fab digi from spesch stamps!

The papers are from papermania and the trims are rik rak from my stash,

Thanks for peeping,
Aideen x