Friday, January 30, 2015

Family Scrabble Wall Art

Hi Everyone

Today I have another home decor project to share with you - this one I actually did last year but never shared it on my blog.

These are actually 6x6 canvases, the letters are cut out with vinyl (using the Silhouette Cameo)  I used grey acrylic paint to highlight the letters where our name intersected.  This really was a very simple project to make, the only difficulties came when my husband (with his OCD tendencies!) had to hang them STRAIGHT.

Quite pleased with how it turned out, I think I may try to add some photos to canvas to add to this arrangement.

See you next time.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happily Ever After (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Today I am guest designer over at A Scrap N Place - thank you Terri for having me.  Today I have a very special card using both a Julie Nutting Prima Doll and the Jeremiah guy stamp from C Thru The Woods.  I had the idea in my head for a cute couple sitting at a soda fountain sharing one drink with two straws.  This is what I came up with.

I used a file from the Silhouette online store to cut out the awning and shop front, then used a wood-grain washi tape to finish it off.  Here is a look at the inside.

I used 'Love Letters' paper and stickers from Bo Bunny for the background and sentiment.  The root beer float is also a file from the silhouette store cut using my Cameo.

I used a piece of acetate to make the widow, and cut the word 'Cafe' from some frosted vinyl.

I love how this card turned out, and whilst I made it with Valentines in mind, this would also make a great engagement or anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

No Disguising It Card

Hi Everyone

Time for another C Thru The Woods Guy Stamp card - this time using Charlie.

It was fun to add some brad sunglasses and a mustache (Impression Obsession die) - Charlie is coloured completely with ProMarkers, the background paper is from Teresa Collins 'Family Stories', and the sentiment is computer generated.  The sentiment inside simply reads 'I love you.'

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Simple Valentines Day Cards (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Today I am guest designer over at A Scrap N Place - thanks Terri for having me.  Today I have 2 very quick and easy Valentines Day cards for you, both of these I found on Pinterest.  The first one is a really cute idea, especially if you have a large quantity to make.

Such a quick and easy card, all you need are some 'googley' eyes, a heart and some rub-on or sticky letters.

My second card is a little more elegant, and could be used as an anniversary or wedding card.

I used a fine Sharpie marker to draw the lines, some die cut hearts and a little bling.

The sticker sentiment is from Bo Bunny 'Love Letters' sticker sheet.

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you soon.


Friday, January 16, 2015

"Life Is Better At The Beach"

Hi Everyone

Today I have something a little different, a home decor project using a glass block.  I have seen lots of projects using glass blocks, etching cream and Christmas lights, but I wanted something a little different that I could have on display year round.

This is one of my favorite family photos from our holiday last year in Siesta Key FL, the sand and shells are also from there too.  There is a large rectangular hole in the top of this block - large enough to fit a 4x6 photo in, which is then covered with the tulle.

All that was needed to finish it off was a sentiment that I cut out of vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.

I also added some paper from Authentique to the back of the photo, with info as the where/when the picture was taken.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project today - thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Special Delivery Guy Card

Hi Everyone

I have a card today using Andrew one of the guy stamps from C Thru The Woods.

The background paper is from Bo-Bunny 'Love Letters', He is coloured with ProMarkers, his suit is paper pieced and I added a Peachy Keen 'Groom' face stamp.  How romantic would it be if a guy dressed like this turned up on your doorstep with a single red rose?

Charlene has had a few problems with posting some of the DT's projects on the C Thru The Woods Blog, if you have missed any of my projects you can see them on Lady of Leisure Ink Face Book Page and also C Thru The Woods Face Book Page.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I Love Every Inch of You (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Today I am guest designer over at A Scrap N Place - as always thank you Terri for having me.  I have a tag today that I made using one of the Julie Nutting Prima Dolls - you know how I love playing with these dolls.

This tag could be used for Valentines Day, or any other day you want to let someone know how special they are.  Do you recognize this doll?  I really did play around with her, even giving her a new hairstyle.

The background paper is 'Love Letters' by Bo Bunny - I really loved this unusual colour combo.  I used some 'tape' ribbon for the side and rub-on letters for the sentiment.  The hearts I cut using a very old sizzix die.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at my project.  See you next time.


Friday, January 9, 2015

SBS January Fan Page Challenge (and me in digi!)

Hi Everyone

Today I have a card for the new Simply Betty Stamps Fan Page Challenge, and I an so excited because the digi image is me! Thank you so much Betty, I love her/me! Here is my card.

I just love what Betty does with her images.  The challenge for my image is to use purple and sparkle (bling, glitter,etc..)  Here are some close-ups.

The sentiment is computer generated with a 'Frozen' font.

It is difficult to see from the photo but I have added Wink of Stella glitter to the heart, and used purple glitter card stock, the image is coloured with ProMarkers.  Another little touch that I added are the glasses (an Impression Obsession die.)

Here is a look at the inside with Betty's cute sentiment.

Hop on over to Betty's Fan Page Challenge and check out all the cute new images and what all the designers have done with them.

See you next time.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Little Valentines Inspiration (A Scrap N Place)

Hi Everyone

Today I am guest designer over at A Scrap N Place.  I have a couple of very simple Valentines Day cards for you using an Impression Obsession die and Bo Bunny paper 'Love Letters'.

My first card I just used a black cardstock for the background and stamped it with an 'xo' stamp using versamark ink.

I love how versatile this die is and that you can use both the positive and negative parts that you cut out out for all different variations and colour combinations.  Here I used the Bo Bunny 'Love Letters' paper as the background.

I hope I have given you a little early inspiration for Valentines Day. See you next time.