Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from all of us

Hoping that you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and wishing you all the best for 2013!

From all of us at The Scrappy Tree :)

Happy scrapping! xx

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December Album Pages

Hello, Diana here, I hope you all had a wonderful celebration. Last week I shared the cover of my December Album, today I am back with a few of the finished pages.

The paper bag holds a letter where I explain the reasons I am making the album and some other notes.

The beautiful tree is from the Chicago  Museum of Science and Industry, this years theme is Charlie Brown, and I am using this photo for my first page.

I only used part of the page  protector.

The Simple Stories album comes with cute sturdy paper dividers, I cut them in half and added a decorated border to make dividers.

I had some 4X6 plastic protectors from 7 Gypsies that are perfect for this kind of project.

I wish you all the a Fantastic New Year celebration :)

Till Next Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Album

Hello, Diana here with the cover of my December Album, although there were a lot of pretty kits from different scrappy blogs and companies I decided to make my own, but just to keep me on track I am participating in Studio Calico's 25 Days : A December Daily guide with instructor Maggie Holmes.

The class came with some print outs and a small embellishment kit, the colors are so nice I bought paper in that color combo and gathered my matching supplies. 

I have become a big fan of Simple Stories Albums, the inserts and the page protectors (shown in the below pic) are perfect for any project.

For the cover I added three layers of ribbon and a big Maya road snowflake that I misted with Tattered Angels, it also has a small paper doilies, a transparency snowflake also from Maya Road and a flair that was included in the SC mini kit.

I've been finding a lot of cute albums from fellow scrappers who have been also making a Snowflake the main decoration of there cover, I guess Creative Minds Think a Like :)

Just to add an extra description of what my album is about I included the word Christmas on the side of the album.

This is the introduction page, I will not be making a December Daily, just an album about our December.

I'll be back next week with a few of the inside pages.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Twilight tag!

Not that it was the intention at the time, but looking at it now this reminds me very much of a teenage vampire movie!  Must have been having an angsty moment :-D

The background is fired brick Distress Stain with splats of tarnished brass, stamped with a Tim Holtz heart and caption and edged with mahogany and soot Distress Ink.  I overstamped with a Tim Holtz script stamp in picket fence.  The tattered floral rose was inked and sprayed in layers, some fired brick Distress and some peach Glimmer Mist, with gold Stickles to embellish.
The heart is outlined in opal Liquid Pearls, and I layered on some black lace at the bottom and in a bow on top to finish.
Definitely must have been feeling a goth mood! :-D

On a lighter crafty note, I also posted today at The Stamp Attic with another Christmas project so please hop over there for a visit if you like the look of this sneak peek :)
Have a wonderful weekend, happy scrapping!

Gayle xx

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bag and tag

Happy weekend!  I have something a bit different to share today; I made this bag and matching tag as a birthday present and I know it's been received now so I can finally share it :)

This was my first attempt at sewing on a zip so hopefully it stays in one piece(!) ;)  The flower is made from a long strip of fabric folded lengthways and sewn along one edge, and then the stitches were pulled tight to ruche the fabric; it was then rolled up to make the flower shape.
The tag uses Andy Skinner's Nature set of stamps, and the colours are Distress Inks and Stains in greens, oranges and yellows.

I've also posted at The Stamp Attic today - slightly addicted to the snowflake rosette die!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, we are going to spend this afternoon putting up our tree :) excited!!

Happy scrapping

Gayle xx