Sunday, 17 April 2011

Our vintage Affair Blog Candy

OVA are having a fantastic blog candy giveaway - visit them to find out what goodies are on offer!!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Your place in the sun - April Lesson - local amenities

This month on scrapbeginnings the lesson is to scrap something to do with your local amenities.

Well, I think food is very important!! The restaurant Dee Thai is very important to me - cheap and very tasty food, somewhere quiet to eat.

The food is so beautifully presented and the staff so extremely polite :) The journalling is under the round thingy at the bottom right of the photo. It says about the beautiful garnishes - my daughter is holding a carrot butterfly, they also make roses and leaves out of carrots and swede.

Thanks for visiting my blog

Jolanda x

Friday, 15 April 2011

Vintage Easter Tag

I made this vintage style tag to fit in with several challenges running at the moment. The challenge on Our Vintage Affair is to use the vintage image on the tag. I cut the leaves using my cuttlebug and the flowers are the 'unwanted' side of borders which I twisted into a kind of spiral and glued down.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Soul Srappers - Glee Club Challenge

I made the background paper in a 50s style by cutting an eraser into a wonky rectangle and stamping it onto white card. Then I cut a credit card and used the edges to stamp black lines. Next I stamped little flowers fairly randomly. The images are clipart that I googled.

My daughter wanted this jacket so much we took a photo of it in the shop and revisited many times just to look at it. When my daughter scored A* in her science exam, I bought it for her as a reward for doing so well!!!

This layout is being entered for a challenge on Soulscrappers.

thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Grungy Mondays - tete a tete

Linda's challenge on Studio L3 this week is to use distress ink with multi medium.

It is a resist technique which can be found here
This is my version

I stamped fleur de lys on the right hand side and used them as a resist.

The couple are another from my set of Oxford Impressions stamps

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Artastic Challenges - Autumn Wonder

This is my layout for the April challenge at Artastic - Autumn Wonder

The challenge was to use Autumn colours, trees and clouds (unfortunately I didn't manage to fit on any clouds unless you count the grey cloud in the photo!) The fence was cut out using my cricut and then embossed with verdigris and distress embossing powder to give a rusty effect.
Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Monday, 4 April 2011

Hi everyone, Hope youre having a good Monday!

I made this card for my mum on Mother's Day so now I can show it to you.

The images are fantastic stamps from Oxford Impressions - they are so good they really look like photos.

I also made a matching box for it.

I made the background paper by swooshing it in some distress inks sprayed with water. Then embossed it in the cuttlebug.

I wrapped some lace around the top and bottom parts and attached some pearls for detail.

The Stampsmith are hosting a challenge where you can use any stamp - TSC11 The female of the species

Jolanda x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Male birthday card.

I made this card for my son's best friend. Very difficult to make a card for a teenage boy!!

The sentiment stamp is a freebie from Craftstamper magazine


Jolanda x

Friday, 1 April 2011

your place in the sunshine

Here is another page for the Mini home album. Click on the pic on my sidebar to find out what its all about.
This time the featured room is the living room. We don't use this room very much - it's just for watching tv. Most of the time we use the dining room. I chose the animal print papers to go with the Egyptian themed decorations in the living room. thanks for looking