Friday, November 29, 2013

Aideens super quick cards with the WRMK chevron tape!

Man I love chevron & especially grey and white chevron!! So I had to try out the WRMK chevron tape from my DT kit :)

I made up these super quick & easy thank you cards (always handy to have!)

Using the tape to create a chevron piece first :) which I attached to the little 4x4 card blank using foam squares! I then stamped out the moustache image and added that again with foam squares giving the little cards nice dimensional detail...

So cute! I love moustaches... Tee Hee.....

I then just stamped thank you on the inside & that's it!! Oh & I inked the edges really quick....

Hope you like them & you gotta try this tape-there's LOADS on the roll!!

I would love to stay but I really moustache.....

Aideen xx

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December Daily Album to Christmas ! DT

December Daily Albums! Design Team

Hi there Joanne here -

Ever since 2006 I have been making a December Daily Album - I got the idea from Ali Edwards blog way back then ! Last year I took a small SMASH Book, painted it white and used it to document the 24 days leading up to Christmas. In other years I have simply cut up any sheets of Christmas paper I had - put a chipboard front and back cover on it - punched two holes in it - slipped in two metal rings to hold it together - and it worked perfectly as a mini album !

This was last years project:

Haven't started on this year's one yet - but I will in the next few days !!!  I will keep you posted - if you haven't tried it before - give it a go - they are wonderful to look back on !

Joanne x

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas tag

Hi again :)
Today I have for you a christmas tag made with Prima's products. I used stencil and light modelling paste to create some structure on background. Then I add some colour with chalk inks and some stamping, raffia bow, Santa cut out from Prima Holiday Jubilee cardstock and other embelishments :)

Products from Cardz'n'Scrapz:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Special Offer Gift Tokens!!

For a limited time only we're offering an amazing deal on gift tokens!! You'd be crazy to not pick one up for yourself or a friend!!

..The perfect Christmas treat!

€50 gift token for only €45!!
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Aideens Prima Optimist DT projects

Hey guys,

I am so excited and delighted to be coming to you here as a DT member for the awesome as you may have noticed from my fellow lovely DT members our first kit is the Prima Optimist collection along with other FAB matching goodies!!

And here is what I made:

The frame box is by Heidi Swapp also available on CnS and it contains a mini album I made :)

Here is the box:

And the album:

And I also made a little **bonus** project 

Want to see how I made all of these.... Check out my video!!

Thank for looking :)

Aideen x

Friday, November 15, 2013

My Optimist Layouts

Here are my two layouts that I made from the Prima Optimist Collection.

Products used include:
Prima Optimist 6x6" Paper Pack
Prima Chalk Edger
Prima Flowers
Prima Wooden Flower Icons
Prima Sugar Dots
Prima Mask & Stamps
Prima 12x12" Optimist Love & Joy Paper
Kaisercraft Lace
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers (with homemade mask in first layout!)
Gelatos (second layout)
Pink Acrylic Paint

Thanks for looking :)

Projects with Prima Optimist Range!

Hi ! Joanne here showing you some of the projects I put together using the beautiful Prima Optimist Range ! This range is full of colours and textures - which blend effortlessly into each other !

List of materials I used:

Prima The  Optimist 6 x 6 paper pad;
Prima The  Optimist Leaves;
Prima The  Optimist Brads;
Prima flowers;
Prima Vintage Vanity Doily Stamp;
Prima Wood Embellishments;
Prima white and black chalk fluid;
Chevron Washi Tape;
Ranger Distress Ink - Black;
I sheet of Black Card Stock (Bazzil Basic);
I sheet of Cream Card Stock (Bazzil Basic);
Black Pigment Liner (Staedtler) - 0.5
Twine - and while lace ribbon;
Glue dots, Scrappy glue, Glossy Accents and double sided tape;


The first project I made is a little mini 'file tab' album - tied together with a little bit of twine for that outdoor feel ! I used some left over black and cream card to form the 'frame' for it - and created patterned paper out of it by using the Prima doily stamp ( which I loved). I then filled it in with some interesting flower photos I took (in my garden) and layered it with the beautiful prima papers and embellishments. I kept the journaling simple by writing it myself - it also has the effect of bringing the album together.

I then made a 12 x 12 layout using again black and white card stock as a frame. I made some really cool pattern paper with the stamp on the white card - and loved the way it turned out. Then I used an interesting black and white photo  - and I cut up loads of the prima paper into squares - mixed in the flowers and leaves to embellish the layout. I loved the way it turned out. Simple but effective.

Finally just using the scraps on the table  - I quickly assembled them and made a quick card ! Try it - so easy and fun!

This is a great range to work with - each of the elements combine so well together - enjoy and happy crafting !

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Prima "The Optimist"

Hello! I'm here today to share with you my first designs as a Cardz'n'Scrapz DT :)
I made four cards and a box cover using lots of fab products from Prima's "The Optimist" collection. 

Here is what I used for this project: