Monday, 25 June 2012

Baking day Strawberry Cobbler

Hi everyone got my baby off school poorly and bless him he asked me if I'd bake him some goodies, so of course I was more then happy to.

Here's my first addition strawberry cobbler. I'm a addict to American recipes and would defiantly be lost without my Internet and all those brilliant baking blogs out there.

Thanks for popping by :)

Friday, 22 June 2012

You are my sunshine

Hi everyone here is a 12x12 layout using my new Grace Taylor vintage papers.
I just love these photos of me and my baby girl when we was in holiday in Cornwall last year.

I used lots of trim and flowers it's a very busy layout but I love it lol

Thanks for popping by :)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Altered PaperBag With Songbird By Prima

Hi everyone, I've joined a challenge on you tube called altered PaperBag challenge. The hostess Lydia has a channel called ItripledogdareU, you have to check out her channel :)

It had to have a pocket and a note card made or shop brought but everything else was up to our imagination.

I used the song bird collection by Prima and made a note card and i also wanted to add something else so I made a matching tag.
I used some trim out my stash and added Venise lace over the top, of course I had to add flowers lol and a Tim Holtz ticket lol ....



Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Life Is Good 12x12 Layout

I really want to display my kids layout around my home in shadow boxes so I'm really getting back into scrapbooking.
This layout is of my son last year when we was on holiday in Cornwall, I love this picture of him and new it was going to make a lovely layout.

I used Kraft cardstock and mounted graphic45 playtime past collection,and yes I used the canvas flowers I brought from hobby craft, I twisted them together to make a vine and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I also added some black brown and cream roses, I tried to keep it neutral as its a make layout lol I can get carried away with the blooms hehe.....

Thanks for popping by :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Prima Fairy Bell Altered Set of Drawers

Hi everyone I was walking round my local charity shop when I notice a little set of drawers in blue,green, turqouise and white stripes.
It was perfect I just new straight away I wanted to turn it into something yumilicious and shabby chic.

I firstly painted it all over in sand coloured acrylic paint, it took 3 coats to cover the stripes though lol.
Then I took the really beautiful Prima Fairy Belle papers and measures and sides, top and drawers and cut out the papers to fit with a slight border.
Then I embellished embellished embellished lol with wild orchid crafts white wild roses and rosette trim and of course I had to add some bling ,)

Here's some pics .....

Monday, 18 June 2012

Aged crackle effect paper flowers

Hi everyone I've been fooling around with the blooms I brought from wild orchid crafts.

My favourite is the brown and cream vintage style one, I love shabby chic but my heart lays with vintage.

I used folk art crackle medium and burnt umber with buttermilk acrylic paint, and also pink and buttermilk.
I distressed them with Tim Holtz milled laveneder, spun sugar, broken china and walnut stain.

Please check out my YouTube channel or my instagram for more pics on them

YouTube.com/thetoad78
Instagram : toniloutick

Thanks for piping by :)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

A shabby chic walk hanging photo frame

Hi everyone I've just uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel thetoad78, of this shabby chic wall hanging I made to put in my bed room.

I crackled the background with weathered wood crackle medium, chestnut and buttermilk acrylic paint.
Then added some rosette trim with flat backed pearls.
I also used the crackle medium on the hydrangea blooms I got from wild orchid crafts, I wasn't to bothered they didnt crackle to much it was more of the aged looked I was after.
I also added some wooden embellishments two birds and a buttfly.
The other flowers I used were also woc the large white flowers are the wild roses and also the small open roses.
You can find them at www.wildorchidcrafts.com

Thanks for popping by have a great weekend and take care :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Wild orchid crafts design team call

I've entered into the wild orchid crafts design team.
Im waiting to hear for the results do cross you fingers everyone.

Wild orchid crafts is an amazing website that sell beautiful products such as mulberry paper flowers, laces, pearls, all your wedding crafting needs.

I have a video on my you tube channel of the projects I've entered.

Www.youtube.com/thetoad78
www.wildorchidcrafts.com

Instagram

Has anyone else got the instagram bug lol.
I have I'm addicted, I just post pics of items I like and my crafts cards and altered items and look round at other people photos. I've made some truly lovely friends on there too.
I have lots of images on there do please take a look and becareful you'll get hooked lol
There's also a instadm site so people can direct message each other as well I just love it lol

My First Prima Layout 12x12

Here is a 12x12 layout that I've so enjoyed creating.
I havnt made layout in a couple of yrs but I'm defiantly going to be making more.
I used Prima tea & silk collection it's the iron orchid designs. I set my self a challenge to use items in my stash I havnt used for ages, and I am so pleased with how it turned out.

Saturated canary 6x6 card

I no I havnt posted in a while but I'm now going to be keeping up and doing regular posts about crafts, baking and all the stuff I love.

I made this card a few weeks ago and really love how it turned out.
I coloured the digi image on with my pro markers (which I'm obsessed with lol)
The image is from
Saturatedcanary.blogspot.com
The designer is Krista Smith, and oh my how talented she is such beautiful images.
I have a video out on YouTube if you like to pop over and check it out
My channel is www.youtube.com/thetoad78