Sunday, 15 April 2012

Vintage Tags

Hello and welcome back!
Nice of you to join me here on my little piece of the internet!!

Today I want to share with you two tags that I created a month or so ago, but never got round to putting on my blog due to difficult timing.  They were, of course, made using the Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  I tried to capture that vintage feel and I think they will make lovely Mother's Day gift tags, or even a gift in itself.

  The great thing I find about making tags, is that you can use up some of your scraps.  This is exactly what I have done here.  I don't know about you, but I have a draw full of scraps of every kind.  Paper, card stock, stickers, alphas and the list goes on!!  So this is a great way of getting rid of some of that paper and card and not feel so guilty :)

These tags were great fun to make and didn't take long at all.  I love the prints in the middle and the best bit is that you can find these prints on line and most are free.

I am entering my tags into these challenges:

I hope you like my tags and will join me again soon.

Happy creating :)

Friday, 16 March 2012

Travelogue Mini Album

Hello peeps and welcome back!

I have finally finished my mini album that I have been working on.  It is actually a paper bag album.  I have made one before but this one I found online and must give credit to Stephanie at   I used the Tropical Travelogue line of papers from one of my all time favourites, Graphic 45.  Added in-between are prima flowers (yummy) and a few Tim Holtz extras.  It is of our quick get away down to Bunker Bay.  I hope you like it!

Above is the cover page and below the second page.  
It has lots of tags too!

 Above is the third page and below the forth.  These all have tags too.  Some have journaling and some have photos on the back. 

Above the fifth page and below the sixth.
Again tags galore!

Above the seventh (lovely blues) and below the eighth page.

Above the eight page and below is the back page and cover. Heaps of stickers and butterflies!

 So sorry it's long ladies, but I had the best fun making this album and the papers were absolutely  fabulous.  Love the prima flowers and all the pits and pieces that went with the collection.  Many thanks to Tania at the Scrapbook House
 for all my scrapbooking needs and this fabulous collection of papers from Graphic 45.

Thanks for stoping by

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back!

Today we have a treat for you. Our design team has been busy creating with the newly released Easter dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and we are doing a blog hop.  All you have to do is visit each of the team members blogs and leave a comment. Simple as that! One lucky person from each blog will win the Lace Egg that member used in her post.  Also be sure to leave a comment on the team blog for a chance to win the Nesting Egg dies. Winners will be announced on the 19th along with this week's challenge winner. Good luck and have fun hopping!

Bonnie Brown

Celeste Glover  That's me!

Donna Smith

Jeannie DeGruccio

Jodi Baune


Sandie Louise

Don't for get to leave a comment on the team blog for a chance to win these Nesting Dies!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Easter Eggs

Hello and welcome back.
I finally received my Easter dies!  Unfortunately I have been sick this last week and it was a bit of a rush to get my post ready.  So please bare with me while I get thru this bout of sickness.

I thought I would make something different this week.  I used some old packaging plastic in the shape of a cylinder and popped an egg into the middle.  On the outside I tied a bow (that has little chicks on it) and then began to cut out and stick down my dies.  

Firstly, for the large egg, I cut out the Spring Basket and used one of the Lace Egg dies in the centre.  I then used the Bunny and Chick Border to run along the bottom of the cylinder.  For the tag I used Nesting Eggs with the bunny from the Spring Basket and popped him in the middle.

For the smaller project, I used another plastic cylinder and filled it up with small Easter eggs.  I then used the Lace Egg die again and cut four eggs out and placing them all around the cylinder.  Topping off with a bow (this one had bunny faces on it!) I also made a tag.  This was using the Nesting Eggs again and also the bunny that came with the set.

Dies used:

I hope you like my projects and again, I am sorry that I only had a short time in which to bring you this post.  Please look out for the weekly challenge, on again at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog.

Till next time Celeste

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Pomander Balls

Hello and welcome back.
Does this remind you of your Nanna?  

pomander, from French pomme d'ambre, i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet.[1]The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence.

For both of the balls I only used the smaller die of the Judy's Blooms set.  I just wanted to show that you can create lovely items with very few dies.  Until you can afford to splash out (wouldn't that be nice!),  you can still do a lot of creating.

To make these pomanders, all you need is a styrofoam ball, a bit of ribbon or lace and some pearls or brads for the centres. I just cut multitudes of the small flowers from Judy's Blooms, placed one on top of another and glued them into place around the ball.  I inked the edges and glimmer misted all the petals and then spritzed the whole lot with water and lavender essential oil, (for the purple one and water and rose essential oil for the pink one.).

Thanks for stoping by and if you haven't already checked out the latest challenge for Cheery Lynn Designs, head over to their blog and have a go!

Till next week,  Celeste

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Little Girl Banner

Hello and welcome back.

This Wednesday I am showing you my banner.  It was completed just before the weekend.  I was very excited to be doing a banner, as I thought no one else had made one.  Then  to my surprise, Jeannie's creation came up.  All I can say is,  "Jeannie, great minds think alike" and I hope you like mine just as much as all the fantastic comments you gave Jeannie.
So here goes!

I started off with wooden off the page flowers from Kaiser and went about covering them with Sweet Nothings 6 1/2 paper pad also by Kaiser.  Starting with the Dainty Dutch Deco Frame, I cut the middle out and used that for the middle of each flower.  On top of the flower are bling alphabets with small wings just underneath.  The edges of the flowers are covered in pearls.  The flowers are made up of the Miniature Rose, the Cuties 2, the Darling Daisies and the Stacker Flower #1 Leaf.  Finishing off with ribbon and binding them all together used pink links.

Dies used:

Thanks for stoping by and if you would like to join in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs, click here to find the latest challenge.

Happy Scrapping Celeste.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Number One Fan!

Hello and welcome back.  Celeste here with you for another Wednesday.

Today I want to show you a card I made using the Eazi-Score, that Phyllis from Diamond Card Craft sent to the Design Team members a little while back.
I used the score board and instruction booklet to make this Bouncy Card.

I started off using purple card stock to make the card.  Next I used some patterned paper to put on the bottom of the card and in the square.  I cut out the Folding Fan from the same card stock as the main card and then used a shimmering purple to go over the fan itself.  One flower using the Large Rose and Cuties 2 dies was used at the bottom.  Lace Corner Deco A were used for the corners on the square of the card, while two of the other Lace Corner Deco A were used for the stand of the card.

To add some "greenery", the Olive Branches were popped in behind the flower.  On the stand of the card I used the Small Dragonfly with Angel Wing in one corner and the Darling Daisies in the other.  

Don't forget the challenge this week.  Head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for all the information and good luck!

Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by Celeste