My Two for one Pocket Letter Pal swap in Steampunk Style

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My Two for one Pocket Letter Pal swap in Steampunk Style
Steampunk Pocket letter swap. This image makes me think of my friend Nastya.. just had to say lol.

Steampunk Pocket letter swap. This image makes me think of my friend Nastya.. just had to say lol.

Nastya

Nastya

little charm trinket

little charm trinket

Rodger the crow.. he had many names

Rodger the crow.. he had many names

i love this little steam lily perfume bottle and the umbrella

i love this little steam lily perfume bottle and the umbrella

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Pockets full of goodies

Pockets full of goodies

This is a hair clip i made

This is a hair clip i made

brass coloured charms

brass coloured charms

Grungy flowers

Grungy flowers

Fabric flowers

Fabric flowers

The letter

The letter

washi tape

washi tape

bronzed orange ribbon

bronzed orange ribbon

bling and bobs

bling and bobs

Cameo

Cameo

Penelope

Penelope

Mannequin

Mannequin

Rodgers brother Bert

Rodgers brother Bert

Steampunk Butterfly and flowers

Steampunk Butterfly and flowers

Penelope

Penelope

Charm trinket

Charm trinket

Hand made Hair clip

Hand made Hair clip

Charms/trinkets

Charms/trinkets

Grungy flowers

Grungy flowers

Washi tape

Washi tape

Letter

Letter

Organza flowers

Organza flowers

Butterfly Cameo

Butterfly Cameo

Bling and bobs

Bling and bobs

Ribbon

Ribbon

I had so much fun doing these PLP’s for a swap with my ppl friends Katie and Victoria. I have so many things i collected for this i could do another two lol. I decided id do something different from the Prima Doll craze thats happening ( even though i love those) . So in keeping with the steam punk theme i thought id use the lady i now refer to as Nas. On the second i used the mannequin design. For the background i used copies of art media i had created. So the image on the second of the girl with wings is now known as Penelope lol. yeah ok im strange just roll with it, its so much easier ..hahaha. I tried to match up the goodies with the colours on the front so if my ladies want to use anything it all goes. I also added little trinkets to match as well.

The Craft Ninja tea bag covers came from Vectoria Designs http://vectoriadesigns.com if you love steampunk etc you will love her digi downloads they are amazing. if you join up to Flow you ofetn get really good freebie downloads as well.

You can watch all the madness created during the assembly of these designs on my you tube channel

Grumpy Old Crafter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4jppOPlcB0bs_04vASfCA

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other products used, i dont work or promote for any of the companies below.

  • Cstellaudine Hellmuth    multi medium matte  – http://www.craftrange.com 
  • Tim Holtz – scissors  – http://www.craftrange.com
  • Fiskars Personal Surecut Paper Trimmer 4153  – http://www.craftrange.com
  • Ranger Glossy Accents – http://www.craftrange.com
  • some of the embellishments  eg metal charms – G’s Metal Embellishment Emporium on facebook
  • Tim Holtz – Distress ink Antique Linen – http://www.craftrange.com
  • Faber Castell   – Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black – http://www.fabercastell.com/
  • Zig  Wink of Stella Silver – http://www.kuretake.co.uk
  • Digi Kits at daisy Trail SteamPunk  – Wonder Emporium  – http://shop.daisytrail.com/

weekly blog no1

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weekly blog no1

YAY first stampin up sale… just had to say lol

so far this week ive been in bed lol Fibro Beast hit and decided id done enough go to sleep.
I have a craft to do list as long as my arm
post a PLP to america (ill post pics) i have done a vid but havent edited yet.
Two more Uk PLPs to finish
A wedding card
a few Haul videos
Ive been waiting for a new camera and it arrived yesterday !! YAy.. so fingers crossed it is magnifico..
Ive been watching loads of talented artists/crafters on youtube and i want to give a shout out to theartsherpa aka Cinnamon Cooney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6g-B2_HrIE

She is so wonderful i could watch for hours and i have lol, she makes me want to paint which ive never really considered since secondary school. She makes me laugh so much as well and she just has this wonderful soul. So i highly recommend you check out this lady… ps i want her hats.

i then have to finish doing my first grandchilds mini album.. which ive been collecting so much stuff for i could do several lol.
Im thinking of starting an etsy shop when i get some health improvement too…
Brains just buzzing with things i want to do… so keep an eye out craftmates.. (trying out some names for you all lol)

2nd Attempt at Journalling.

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Ive been bitten by the mixed media bug… I had to start this one last night before i went to bed at 1 am covered in blue ink and glitter lol. I started by putting a bit of mica powder and sprayed all over the watercolour paper. Then i sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray , vibrant turquoise, london blue and few splotches (technical term) of black marble. I used the black to break up all the blue. I dont know if you can see in the pictures but the mica powder in the water spray made everything sparkly. I should have called my blog the magpie lol cos if it sparkles i fall in love lol.

I then used modelling paste and mixed in cloudy blue Adirondack dabber. It was a little less harsh than white but was still vibrant enough to show up when i used it on a stencil. No idea whose stencil as i have a nasty habit of throwing away packaging. Any i also turned it over and pressed down on the reverse side so i had two effects from the stencil. I used a Darkroom Door quote stamp. Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting. I then used gel medium to stick on my Santoro characters from a decoupage kit. I often split decoupage kits up to get more bang for my buck so to speak lol. I then used a beautiful butterfly from Reneabouquets https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets?ref=fp_shop&aref=8811777022 / Reneabouquets Butterfly Set – Mosaic Tile Butterflies, Scrapbook Embellishment, Wedding, Home Decor, Party Decoration I just love her etsy shop its full of goodies !! The dragonfly is one of my own creations. I then fixed two brass watch face brads on, a couple of Santoro buttons and random small hearts and butterflies.

To finish i used gel medium to cover the whole page. I loved my page. I have already started my next page lol and gessoed a notebook to decorate…. fun fun fun

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