Category Archives: Basic Grey

#1 Video – Mini Journal

just a quick video of the mini journal I made for a friend the other day – filmed in a hurry so the light quality isn’t great – but enjoy and hopefully I will be back with other “vids” very soon. Fingers crossed Santa is bringing me a web cam for Christmas.

The video editor (aka Toodles herself) is off enjoying herself in London Town … and just called to let me know that mos of the trains are cancelled and they are not sure when they will all get back …. worried ????????? you bet I am, but they are in a group!!!!!

Ingredients used:

Toodles and Binks Bare Nakey Chipboard covers in 6×6 and 6×3
Toodles and Binks Book Ringz

Basic Grey “Gypsy” paper pack
Shimmerz paints
That Special Touch Mica
White pearls
Green Copic Re-inker from Stamp Galaxy
Old Paper Distress Ink
Blending Tool

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More swooshing ink to cheer myself up – Copic Challenge #1

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to cheer myself up – ‘cos I is very poorly, I’ve just dragged myself into a more upright position and swooshed a bit more Moon Glow Saxifrage Olive Copper around.

Supplies:

  • Stamp: In My Garden Love Grows (Toodles & Binks 09-01-RRP-009) and Mixed Boquet Set (SU – supplied by Caz)
  • Whispers White Cardstock (SU) and Kraft Cardstock (Prism)
  • Masque pen
  • Kiss pattern paper (7gs)
  • Versamark Ink and verious fluid chalk inks
  • Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink Dye Inks (SU)
  • Chiaro Flo Embossing Powder
  • COPICS:  Cadmium Orange (YR07), Lavender (V06), Sky (B24) the nearest to the challenge colour B28 I had also Lime Green (G21), Pale Lilac (V12)
  • Moonglow Starburst Stain – Saxifrage Olive Copper
  • Sakura Pens
  • Lilac and pale lemon organza ribbon
  • Green Button (BG Obscure pack)
  • Crystal Pearles Perles (which I coloured with the B24)
  • Silicone glue
  • Scor-pal & trusty MM trimmer
  • Nestie:  odd shape labels (sorry not sure what it’s really called) and edge border nestie
  • Cuttlebug Machine 

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Notes:

  • embossed the tree In my Garden Love Grows using Versamark and Chiaro Flo EP, used masque pen on hearts, washed over with the Starburt Stains, dried with heat gun, and ironed off EP.
  • rubbed off masque pen and coloured with the Cadmium Yellow and Lavender to darken in places.
  • coloured the pearls with the Sky
  • stamped images from Mixed Bouqet set and coloured with Pale Lilac and Lime Green, added Sakura in places

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Simone (RRP-003) – Toodles & Binks Challenge

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Toodles & Binks recently set a challenge to use some packaging leftover from Christmas, or something you didn’t want or need, and this is my belated entry.

A lot of crafters are now decorating the backs and insides of the cards, and this is my first (poor) attempt at it, but the insert gallery option is playing up, so I’m giving up and not showing that!!!!

 

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Simone (RRP-003) Pizza Box Project

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I am working on a detailed project sheet for this, and will post it on the Toodles & Binks blog later on today, but thought I’d share in the meanwhile.

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Little bookie-wook for Molly

Made with Back Grey Lily Kate Collection pack and various shades of green, purple, blue and pink cardstock.  SU Hostess set stamped in Pallette Noir ink, coloured in with COPICs and then sakura dots added, stickles and diamond glaze over top (front cover ones).

It was the first time I used my Zutter BIA, and I have to admit that probably reading the directions might have been good, but I was so short of time.

My friend Karen had asked me in the afternoon to produce this for her little Molly to add pictures and stories in for her nursery teacher.  Given I had only about half an hour, it’s not bad.

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Cute Card Thursday – No. 7 – Hey Chick

this week’s challenge was to create something for a female – perfecto – it’s Paula’s birthday on Saturday, so I used my new Chicken stamp.

Supplies

OMG, I had such trouble with the MM magnetic stamps I’ve lost the handle that came with them, and had to use a magnetic block – know I remember why they’ve pretty much never been used.  I have to say that they are just the perfect size, obviously I just need to persevere with them though.

Quite a plain card, and I’m not sure if there’s something missing.  Possibly I should have matted the pattern paper down the middle.

I saw one of them there MM ribbon tag attachment tools – sorry, I know that’s a really bad description – I think I might want one.  Rather than rely on that dodgy description, I’ll try to find a demo clip of it.

 

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Here’s the picture from last night’s post

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it.

I do think that I will probably do another one like it, but using brown or pink rather than the black.

I’m really tired tonight, and think that possibly I might slope off to bed shortly with some colouring, a hot water bottle and my snuggly bed jacket – is old creeping up on me do ya think?

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Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 5 – Wings

recently I discovered a great new challenge blog, and this is my first ever entry for it.

It had to be as the name suggests, cute, and Challenge 5 was something with wings……had to be a Magnolia of course.  An oversized tag to be precise.  It’ll probably form part of my Godaughter’s birthday card next month.

Supplies:

I have to admit recently to being a bit petulant about Magnolia’s (every one who’s a regular reader knows I love ’em) and haven’t bought any since November last year.

The only problem with my petulant attitude is that I am the only one that it’s hurting.  Especially as I got a look at the new troll ones in real life last week when I went to see Caz………..so I decided that enough is most certainly enough and I have to forgive and forget that they lost Guy’s Christmas order, never apologised when we eventually got to speak to somebody in person, and never offered to fill the order even when we faxed them a copy ……….. that just the way it is, everybody deserves more than once chance, take a deep breath and be a big girl (I got loads of other lovely stuff for Christmas right!) – then I can stop missing out all the new lovely yummy stuff they’ve released.

Now I’ve got that off my chest I feel much better.

 

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Sugar Nellie Card

Ingredients:

Just a quick card using an image I coloured ages ago.

I’m loving the SU spiral punch, it’s great for defining an edge of something.

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Another quick card with from the Anna Griffin stuff

just a really quick, clean and simple card using card blank and green cardstock and pattern paper from set, a spare piece of ribbon, Angel Kisses in old pink, PM green jewel brads, a scrap of pink BG pattern paper (embossed with Cuttlebug folder), “Plant your dreams” stamp (Savvy), Pretty in Pink Ink from SU, Versamagic Dewdrops in Pixie Pink and Gingerbread.

I also used my new SU sprial punch and on the inside of the card the SU flowers and swirls jumbo wheel.

Have to say I like taking photos on the new worksurface in the kitchen, very glossy reflection!

Parental Control, Toodles and I are off to Whipsnade Zoo for the day tomorrow, and then staying at the wonderful Pendley Manor hotel for the night – of course, this means that the Guys’ will be left at home – but apparently they will have a replacement cook in Rob’s girlfriend, Bekka.  T’wd seem that she’s been co-opted in to cook supper for the three of them on Saturday night.

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