4 February 2016

'LOVE'S GREETING - ELLEN CLAPSADDLE" POCKET LETTER

Created for a "Vintage Valentine" Pocket Letter swap at Pocket Letter Pals.  

Ellen Clapsaddle was one of the most well known and prolific illustrator's at the turn of the 19th century and into the 1920's.   The images are all from her works.  I used a flocked paper on the outside of the pockets and added the felt hears, pearls, gold mirror card birds and Platinum Stickled garland on top of that.  



Thanks for looking!

27 January 2016

"LOVE IS A 4 LEGGED WORD" - VALENTINE THEMED POCKET LETTER

You know I love and adore all Graphic 45,  had to, I just had to do a Pocket Letter using papers from their "It's Raining Cats and Dogs".

I used one of the "feature" pages for the front and as this is going to a cat loving pal I focused on cats. The envelope contains a letter and extra die cut (see the back).




The plaid kitty is a die from Cottage Cutz, the vintage button poem and envelope and the two vintage kitty valentines are all digital files from The Chocolate Rabbit Graphics.



25 January 2016

"THE LITTLEST MERMAID" - FAVOURITE CHARACTER THEMED POCKET LETTER SWAP

The very first favourite movie I remember is "The Littlest Mermaid" which I believe was shown in several parts on "The Walt Disney Show".   I was and still am a sucker for "cry baby" movies ie heart wrenching scenarios but usually with a good outcome.

Everything from now until Valentine's Day gets the "heart" treatment LOL  These retro images came from The Vintage Remix on Etsy.   I created a bit of an "under the seascape" with a piece of chipboard netting with gems, pearls, lockets & keys and a few shells adhered.  A lot of glitter on each of the mermaids bring it to life..in real life :)




I have filled the back with sea themed or coloured goodies; including a miniature set of the mermaid images, and a Valentine wrapped teabag.



POCKET LETTER PRETTIES FROM "THE CHOCOLATE RABBIT GRAPHICS"

These are so sweet, they deserve a post all of their own!  As Betsy creates more pieces perfect for Pocket Letters (how fast can you say that!) I will show them off!

A sweet poem and envelope.



"LOVELY" MIXED MEDIA POCKET LETTER WITH FABRIC SWAP

The pockets are two different fabrics which I bonded back to back, giving the same background on the other side.  The heart banner, word and bicycle are die cut from a velvet brown paper.  The binder side allowance is covered with fabric tape.  I created a ribbon banner by layering different widths and types of trim, anchored with buttons and baker's twine.  I've carried the button theme to the bicycle wheels and the basket is "filled" with sparkly bling flowers.



 Close up of the ribbon and button banner;



Buttons again on the back with a button poem and envelope from The Chocolate Rabbit, a pair of sweet crocheted lacy corners, ribbon holders with enough bits to duplicate the banner I made for the front and a few die cuts from the same fabric.  I will include a pattern and instructions for a fabric Valentine, a couple of pieces made from "hot" fibers and a fabric flower.