Tuesday 14 July 2015

Bossy....Who Me?

I have made many friends through crafting, one is a very special pen friend, who lives in a remote part of Scotland and as yet cannot get the internet. For many years we have set each other challenges and swapped ATC's  Fat pages and Tags.
I have to say we do send each other,  rather odd things, but we also have to use the same thing ourselves,
for the swap.

So what would you do with two wooden coffee stirrers?
To make a 4 x 4 inch Far Page.

The current Try It on Tuesdays  Challenge is -  'In the frame'
all the details are  here.
There are some fantastic entries so far, we hope you will join the fun if you can.

This was a good place to start,as the sticks could be snapped to make a frame,
painted with acrylic paint , heat embossed with a sprinkle of Frantage  Powder
and highlighted with gilding wax.
The base is coloured with old paper distress stains and I used Twisted Citron with the stencil.
Added scraps were found under and in the--' might come in useful box'.
The Stamped image is from a Dina Wakley set.

This is the other side of the page, same image, bits and pieces 
and a bit of brusho powder on the background..

Thank you for taking time to  stop by, The comments you leave me are always appreciated.


  1. Wow.. I love the texture on this frame Yvonne.. great image as well and fantastic colors and layering!

  2. OMG Yvonne my next posting on the blog is ... can you guess ... a frame with the Starbucks wooden coffee stirrers and it is in shades of orange and yellow. Well this is one of those very weird and spooky moments indeed. Telepathy!!!!

    Beautiful card and I still can't quite believe it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Fantastic page, love both sides, and a great way to use those coffee stirrers! Hugs, Valerie

  4. This is brilliant! I love the coffee stirrer frame (I have been painting some recently) Great way you have used up some scraps for your background!Chrisx

  5. Brilliant makes as always I so admire your work.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  6. Cute little pages, the stirrers make an excellent frame!

  7. Great make as always Yvonne. x

  8. Both sides look wonderful, but I think the second side is my favourite! Love the Dina W. stamp!

  9. Lovely page Yvonne !! I love both of its sides!! Really magnifique work , as always. Big hugs. Caty.

  10. Fabulous Yvonne and what a great way to recycle those stir sticks! hugs :)

  11. What a fun swap and I love your personal framing! The colors are great and do love that "bossy" statement! Enjoy!

  12. Fantastic Yvonne. I have loads of the wooden stirrers from coffee shops so I have been inspired by this to use some of them

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Wow great page using Dina's stamp and genius with the stirrers.
    Amanda x

  14. Both pieces are fabulous! Love the stirrers frame... a great idea, and love the Dina's stamp and the fantastic layering. Hugs, Mar

  15. Two great pages Yvonne and I love the backgrounds with this image. Love the frame.
    Avril xx

  16. Two beautiful cards or pages?? But my favorite is olso the second one , I love those colours a lot!!!


  17. I love the coffee stirers frame! Sounds like you are referring to Pam Harrison on Skye? My oldest swap mate!


    1. Yes Sally, we three go back a long way, long before blogging.
      Yvonne x

  18. Hi Yvonne! :) I'm going from Shirl's blog, and I was curious to discover your version... :D
    And now very happy to look at it, I must say well done to both of you, your card is very beautiful too and even gorgeous!!! Warm hugs from France, Coco xx

  19. Fabulous cards Yvonne ! What a wonderful thing to do with your friend ! Sue C x

  20. Oh, fantastic! Love your coffee stirrer frame (just been reading about Shirley's spooky moment, so had to come and see what you'd been up to), and the inky effects and diecuts on the second card are fab too.
    Alison xx