Saturday, 22 November 2014

Colour Wheel Tags

Graphic 45 and Core'dinations card stock have had a blog hop over the last five days and 
I thought I would share my project in case you missed it . 
There have been some great creations and I encourage you to go over to the graphic 45 blog and look at the different days. Here are the links each of the days :

My project was a set of tags made from six different collections

Raining Cats and Dogs
Mother Goose
Sweet Sentiments
By the Sea
Botanical Tea
Good Ol Sport.

The supplies that were used to create each tag are listed beneath 
each picture.

Good Ol Sport Tag
Good Ol Sport Alphabet Stickers
Good Ol Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol Sport Cardstock stickers
Good Ol Sport Tags and Pockets
Good Ol Sport 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Big score
: Game Day
: Cheer On
Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 Patterned paper pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature series
: Triumphant Red
: Venetian Lace
Walnut Stain distress ink

Mother Goose Tag
Mother Goose Cardstock Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
Mother Goose 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Spot On
: Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose 8 x 8 Patterned Paper pad
Mother Goose 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Robins Egg
: Gala Gold
Distress ink Gathered Twigs

Botanical Tea Tag
Botanical Tea Alphabet stickers
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Botanical Tea 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Birds of a feather
: Robins egg
Botanical Tea 8 x 8 Patterned Paper Pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Precious Pink
: Spring Green
Distress ink pumice stone
Pink gingham ribbon

Sweet Sentiments Tag
Sweet Sentiments Tags And Pockets
Sweet Sentiments Chipboard 1
Sweet Sentiments 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Perfect Petals
: Heart Song
Sweet Sentiments 8 x 8 Patterned Paper Pad
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: French Lilac
: Lemon Chiffon
Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Blue satin ribbon

By the Sea Tag
By the Sea Cardstock Stickers
By the Sea Chipboard1
By the Sea 12 x 12 Patterned papers
: Pier 45
: Set Sail
By the Sea 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Tuscan Sunset
: Blue Lagoon
Distress ink Frayed Burlap

Raining Cats And Dogs Tag
Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 1
Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 2
Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Raining Cats and Dogs 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Puppy Love
: Cats Meow
Raining Cats and Dogs 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 Patterned paper pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Triumphant Red
: Bon Voyage
Lace ribbon
Distress ink Walnut Stain

These are the backs of each tag.I kept them simple to allow the photo 
to shine. I still incorporated components from each collection and the core'dinations 
card stock colours.

 Thanks for dropping by and make sure you visit the graphic 45 blog post for each day 
using the list at the top of this post. I would love for you to leave a comment 
I enjoy reading them

Happy crafting

Monday, 17 November 2014

Cardmaker blog hop

Thanks for stopping by of this blog hop
Here is my card for the cardmamker blog hop

The twine I used was

Please follow along with the other great projects

Rebecca VanDeMark -
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -

Link to The Twinery Shop:

Link to the CardMaker Magazine website:

The Twinery will be giving away 4 spools of twine - Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino ($60 retail value).

Visit the Twinery blog to ​find out how to enter to win the spools of twine.

hope you had a great hop


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christmas Greetings with Scrapmatts

Sending christmas greetings to friends and family is part of the festive season 
celebrations for many people.
Handmade cards have a special feel to them and you can make unique cards for each 
person or create designs that are easy to replicate. What ever your design choices are, scrapmatts chip board designs are a wonderful addition to your cards each year.

This time round my blog post features four hand made cards using ten different 
scrapmatts chipboard packs.
I have given each one a postage stamp edge and lots of layering.

All the chipboard has been heat embossed ( my favourite technique ).

This first card features the following chip board packs :

Ornate Frames 19 CB6091
Assorted Words 19 CB6097

The second card uses these scrapmatts packs :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Stars 03 CB 1223
Leaf Spray 01 CB1146
Christmas Ornaments 12 CB5104

Card number three incorporates :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Holy 03 CB1224

And finally the fourth card has the following chip board packs :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Pine Sprig 01 CB1225
Floral Spray 01 CB1097
Ornate Frame 20 CB6092

As the christmas season fast approaches I hope you are busy creating your handmade 
cards. I hope you can find inspiration from my card designs. 

Cheers Andrew

Monday, 10 November 2014

Graphic 45 Gift Giving

Giving is a perfect way to show some body you care. Gifts comes in all shapes and sizes.

As part of our graphic 45 design team assignments we were asked to make a gift
bag and coordinating card.
I took my love of boxes and created to versions of my gift box bag.

The first was made with the come away with me collection and the second I
used time to celebrate.

There is also a video tutorial so you learn how to make them.

I hope you will give them a try using your favourite collection

Happy paper crafting 


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Graphic 45 meets VHS

I have few catch up posts to do so stay tuned.
The first is my Graphic 45 Steam punk spells Video box mini album.
I loved making this project.
Every one out there must have videos lying around that you may have replaced with DVDs 
or digital movies. I thought what a great way to make a mini album.

There are a multitude of ways you could alter these boxes. But I have to say the 
range of graphic 45 collections make this project fun and easy to embellish.
  The front I decided to add a chip board window box style extension 
to create more depth and layering.

The inside was covered with paper and the pages were created using the graphic 45 
large tag staples in black. 

The next few photos are to show other aspects of the album.
I love the images in steampunk spells and the cover was the perfect way to use them.

The pages them selves have plenty of tags and photo mounts to display images 
or special journalling. 

I hope to do a tutorial for these video box albums soon using a different 
collection and binding style
 Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your feed back.

Happy paper crafting 


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