Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Moleskin Journal - Expression

I recently purchased some 'Moleskin Journals' I thought they'd be fun to alter, if you are not familiar with Moleskins, they are blank Journals with a lovely soft 'kraft' cover. So I decided it was time to make my first :)
Using some of my New stamps from
I set to work!
I started with this little butterfly, and then the house, Lot's of layering of Printed Paper, stamping glueing and stitching...
I just love stamping over printed text, but for a change it was over this lovely collections printed paper, I love the 'hidden dimension' this technique gives this piece, at first you don't really see whats underneath, Your eyes go straight to the 'top layer' of the design but soon you find yourself trying to see past the stamped image to see the 'partially hidden' background. Once my little House was Stamped, Sewn and finished, I adhered it to the Moleskin.

Supplies used are - Moleskin Journal, Collections Elements Houses & Dainty Butterflies, Vintage Wallpapers Printed Paper & Words, Queens Dresser Drawers - Pensive Phillip Stamp, Clearly Impressed Home Elements Stamps, Darkroom door Stamp DDRS009 little Dreams (for the script on the butterfly) German Scrap scallop border.

Well Excitement is Growing in our household as each day brings us closer to Christmas

Such a wonderful time :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Necklace.....

I was quite chuffed when I spotted these cool Faux Vintage Optical lenses at
I knew they'd be fun to play with!
Their just the neatest little things, you see that top part where it is connected with the jump-ring onto the chain, it screws off and the outside opens up, it comes with a little domed glass lens, so easy to use, and I think they look Fabby!
other bits I used are- Collections Image, Brass Chain, Brass Charm, Cultured Pearl, sterling silver head pin (for the pearl), & brass Jump-rings :)
Trust you are all having a lovely week,
the time seems to be flying by at the moment!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Joyeux Noel

Well it's that time of the year again :)
Christmas Card time,
I must say even tho I love to make Handmade cards,
I'm not one for making many Christmas Cards,
But this is the first out of the 'few' I will make :)
My Lovely New Design Team Pack arrived this week from
and used some of my supplies to make this card.
I do love this sweet little Angel singing Praises.

Lot's of lovely TSQ bits used in the making of this card I used The Queens Dresser Draws Joyeux Noel, Clearly Impressed M4745, Darkroom Door Little Dreams, Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes, Collections Bracket Shapes (C0462),Vintage Wallpaper (C0457),and from my stash lots of versa color ink pads, some vintage lace & my sewing machine :)

oooohhh lookie what the Beautiful SAM

Presented me with on her blog

Thank You so much Sam ~ Hugs to you my friend xxx

Please give yourself an Artistic Treat and go and Visit Sam's Blog

You wont be able to leave without feeling Inspired :)

Well I'm away this weekend,
I'm going to catch up with my Mum and Dad for my Dad's 65th Birthday :)
Some of you may remember if you are a regular reader of my blog
that we almost lost my dad 8months ago,
How that time has flown...
Dad is Doing Extremely well!
and I am so Thrilled that this weekend I am able to go and Celebrate with him :)

Remember to Hug the ones you Love

Gillian x