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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

How To Make An Autumn Themed Photo Album



Autumn is one of my favourite seasons with the rich array of colours you get when the leaves start to change.  September, October and November give us plenty of opportunity to make beautiful cards and crafts using the full range of Autumn colours.  Reds, yellows, oranges, greens through to rich dusky pinks, plums and purples.


My monthly DT post on the papermilldirect blog has a step by step tutorial showing how to make this colourful album and a list of the materials I used. 

It was easy to make and such fun to colour using distress inks.  The Sizzix leaf blueprint stamp and dies were brought out for this album, a large stamp with three dies, it just fills the front and the 3D leaf helps to hold the album closed.  I did add the two circles held with a brad so I can fasten cord round if my album gets too full.

You can find a selection of gorgeous autumn coloured cards in the papermilldirect shop, why not stock up on a box of mixed colours ready for your autumn crafting. 

Sylv xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Have A Blooming Happy Birthday


Hello everyone, today I have a birthday card which was made for a friend.  I wanted to make a bright summery card and chose to use a gelli plate background which I made previously using yellow and orange distress inks and added stencilling and stamping and a 3D butterfly to it. 



I used Paper Artsy Jofy Collection JOFY11 stamps and Paper Artsy PS059 flower stencil on the gelli plate background using ripe persimmon distress ink to add a contrasting colour with a little broken china on the butterfly wings, dots of white Sharpie pen were added to the center of the flowers.  The gelli panel was mounted onto two papermilldirect white hemp card squares then onto a pre scored yellow card blank.  The butterfly was stamped onto a scrap piece of card, coloured  cut out and attach over the stamped image.



As the butterfly stamp was on my desk I stamped it onto the envelope for a little added extra.


Pop over to the papermilldirect blog to see my tutorial showing how I made the gelli plate background.

Sylv xx






Monday, 28 August 2017

Dreaming Is Reading With Your Eyes Open


Hi everyone, here I am again with another bookmark and a reminder about the papermilldirect monthly challenge.  For those of you who missed my last post the prize for the winner of this month's BOOKMARK challenge will receive a box of papermilldirect card for crafting and cardmaking.



Here is a bookmark with the lovely saying "dreaming is reading with you eyes open",  hope you like my take on it.




Papermilldirect white linen and intensive blue cardstock were used for the tag.  The words were printed onto the white linen bookmark, the IndigoBlu eye stamp was stamped underneath and text stamped ramdomly round the tag.  Salty ocean distress ink was blended round the tag and stencilled dots added randomly.  The white tag was layered onto the intensive blue tag and a gold tassel added.


Details of the challenge can be found on the papermilldirect blog you just need to add your entry to papermilldirect's facebook page, just post a picture of your bookmark and leave a comment.

Good Luck everyone.

Sylv xx