Monday, 29 September 2014

Masterboard Monday # Cards for Christmas.

  A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Bloggies, Angela here with some Christmas card ideas.

After the visit of my friends last week, it kind of got me in the mood to make more Christmas cards.
(I have received a message today that someone wants to make more so they obviously enjoyed it),

The only problem that I have when making christmas cards is the number needed, so I have decided to make a few Masterboard sheets which will be the main design for a Christmas card collection.

I think this method is good for anyone who is short of time (or lazy crafters like me), as you can make lots of cards without having to think too much about a design idea for each one but just change the layout.

I have had a few blogging friends who have been asking me about the Masterboards and are interested in making some, so I have chosen this week to use the simplest and quickest method to create them.

The good thing with a Masterboard is that you are able to create a card where everything co-ordinates as you can use the Masterboard to mat, layer and create embellishments too.

So here we go friends.
Christmas Masterboards.
I started by applying distress ink to my craft mat, sprayed it with water and swirled the ink around a little. 

I have used an A3 sheet of paper for this.
First I dragged the paper through the ink.
You may wish to add more ink until you are satisfied with the coverage.

I then used the same coloured inks to stamp the Christmas baubles onto the paper.

These are the stamps I used which were free with Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine.

I used Spellbinders die Heirloom Reflections with the Masterboard to create the embellishment and then put the whole thing together.
And here are a couple of cards I made with this Masterboard.
On this card I used a text stamp on the card blank and edged it with Dusty Concord distress ink.
I am entering this card in Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes.

I used the Heirloom Reflections die by Spellbinders to cut out the topper and finished it off with brads and ribbon.

For the second card, I stamped the card blank with the same bauble stamp and colours used on the Masterboard.
This is the good thing about making your own Masterboard, you have the materials to create the co-ordinating look.
I finished this card off with brads and ribbon.
There is still about half the Masterboard left so enough to make further cards.

 It's simple but I hope, effective and should allow for the making of a quick collection.
More samples to follow soon.
Happy crafting,
Angela x

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Book Box Card

Hi Blogging friends here is the.......... final,  absolute finished,  nothing else to do  and  I  promise......... Book Box Card.

I just wasn't completely satisfied so have added a little extra and here it is.

A few little trinkets to finish it off.

Front Cover



That's it all done, hope you have enjoyed watching this little box evolve.
I only realised when I looked more carefully at what I had made that I had almost without thinking created a story by adding the gentlemen on the inner page. One can just imagine them being part of the journey and collecting the tickets and other little items on their way and storing them inside the box and for this reason,
I am planning to enter this Book Box at SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge Blog as this month the challenge is
'Steampunk Stories'
Hope you will pop over to see what else there is.

Happy crafting,
Angela x

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

WOYWW 277 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends.
It's come around again, Wednesday I mean.

Angela here to show you:
"What's on my workdesk this Wednesday"(WOYWW).

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
Stamping Ground and our dear host Julia will explain and all will be revealed.
Anyway back to my desk Lol!
This week I have been working with a Masterboard which was sent to me by my friend Gloria.
Each month we both make a masterboard and swap them, then make something using these papers and send them back.
This is great fun and you never know what the other person is going to do until it pops back through the letterbox or the postman knocks on the door.
Great fun and it's just like Christmas opening the parcel.
So here's my offering for this month.
Gloria's Masterboard looked like this:
And this is me working on the project.
Sorry, you are only seeing a little bit of desk on this post.

If you were here earlier this week you will have already seen it,
but not this!
The Front Cover.

I covered the centre of the ballooon with Tim Holtz clear Crackle paint and then went over it with green ink when set.
I have sealed the crackle with Mod Podge glue to ensure the crackles don't break off.

A little peek!
And this is the inside.
This is what I call a book box, simple to make as it is just a flat, shallow box base and a cover.
I have cut out some of the airships from the Masterboard and attached them with 3D foam stickers and added stickles glue and 3D glaze.
I have also used some of Tim Holtz Ephemera: Expedition which can be seen inside the box.

And here is:
The Back Cover.
I would like to say it's finished but you never know Lol!
I may add a little something extra to the inside, it feels as though there should be something else there, we will have to see.
Hope you enjoyed looking and thank you for visiting. It would be nice if you could pop over to see some of the other desks on view today at the Stamping Ground.
Happy crafting,
Angela x


Monday, 22 September 2014

Masterboard Monday

  A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Blogging Buddies.
Here to show you this months Masterboard swap and I have started the project which I hope to complete before the end of the week.

So here it is:

And here's were I am with the project so far.
I am making a Book Box.
This is the inside of the box section.
I have cut out one of the airship and decorated it with stickles glue and then glazed it.

And here are some more sections which will be used to complete the design.

The text paper is by Bo Bunny.

Hopefully I will be back in the next couple of days with the completed project.
Happy crafting,
 Angela x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Steampunk Festival Lincoln 2014

Hi Angela here with yet more Photographs from the Steampunk Festival.
Just hope you are not bored yet Lol!
I was asked for some more.
Anyway here they are:

Great mode of transport!

And steam naturally Lol!

Great hat, love it.


Some of my favourite yet to come.
More on Thursday,
Happy Steaming,
Angela x

Friday, 19 September 2014

Steampunk Festival 2014.

Hi Blogging friends I promise to make this the last posting of the Steamunk photographs Lol!( For this year anyway!)
However I am sure you will like these.


Hope you have enjoyed this short trip into the Asylum.
Have a great week,
Angela x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WOYWW 276 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

A big welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends.
It's come round again, Wednesday I mean.

Angela here to show you:
"What's on my workdesk this Wednesday"(WOYWW).

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.

Now what's going on here?
Well it's a slightly different desk today, more of a table really!
Because, I have had friends round for coffee and a little card making.
Though they don't do much crafting they were willing to give it a go and this is what they made.

We had a fantastic few hours and they went away happy and I think quite pleased.
So that's me done for today.
I'm off now to have a peek round the other desks.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon.
Happy crafting,
Angela x

Monday, 15 September 2014

Masterboard Card Ideas.

 Hi Blogging friends remember the Masterboard from last week, here it is to remind you:

I have made a card using this design and added some Tim Holtz stamps.
Hope you like it.
These are the stamped images I prepared to add to the design.

And here is the finished card.
I coloured the Seahorses and added Stickles glue to various parts of the card.
I decided to add crackle paste to the small seahorse to make him stand out more and then went over it with the green ink.

I added a few gems here and there to complete the card.

I attached the seahorse with a strip of clear acetate to give a 3D effect.
I have used this simple technique before and really love it.

Here is a little peek inside, the edge is just a waste piece I trimmed off.

Hope you enjoy Looking.
Happy crafting,
Angela x
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