Sunday, 2 February 2014

Birthday Ensemble

Here we are in February but as this is my first post this year, I'll wish you all a Happy New Year.

My Goddaughter turned 18 in January and here are the card and gifts I made for her. I used a tonne of gold stickles in the making of these projects and it was running out by the time I got the card so its a bit blotchy.

I made her a regular strung bracelet with champagne and pearl coloured glass and metal beads - I'm not so good at photographing jewellery so excuse the poor photo.

And also a crocheted beaded wrap bracelet using Czech glass beads

The little gift box which I put the bracelets in was downloaded from the Silhouette store and cut from Mirri board.

And last but not least I made a little quote book with 5 Bible verses.

If you're still here, thanks for looking.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Something Different - Crochet!

Crochet was probably the first craft I ever learned as my mum taught me when I was little. In fact I seem to remember having a pattern book called "crochet outfits for teenage dolls" or something similar. (In my day a teenage doll was a Sindy not a Barbie or Bratz or whatever they do these days but I digress.) For a while crochet was my craft of choice and I even had the patience to create whole adult sized garments. Now I don't seem to have the attention span but I hope to get back to it one day.

In the mean time I've been inspired by Pinterest to have a go at some beaded bracelets. They're designed to wrap round the wrist twice but as my wrist is queen sized and these were created for your more willowy princess types you'll have to imagine that bit. They're really quick and easy to do, only chains and slip stitches and I think they'd be great fun for teaching a child how to crochet.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

More Mini Card Sets

I've decided to make little gift sets instead of Christmas cards this year. These cards are 8 x 10cm and feature sentiment stamps by Stampendous and by Verve.  The papers in the first set are by Zoe Pearn at the Sweet Shoppe. For the boxes I designed a cut file in Silhouette Studio. The papers in the second set were a freebee digital download and the stamp that matches the Spellbinders' die is by Justrite Stamps. Hope you like and thanks for looking.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

 I don't plan to make many Christmas cards this year, but this is one of the few. I used Christmas Teddy, a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs. He's coloured with Spectrum Noirs and has lots of Stickles sparkle on his furry bits. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mum's Birthday Card

Just got back from two weeks in Jamaica visiting my parents.  My mum had a birthday while I was out there and this is the card I made for her. I've used dies from Go Kreate, Spellbinders, Marianne Designs and MFT. The Happy Birthday Wishes part of the sentiment is a digi stamp from the Digichick. I added the Mum, the font is different but I didn't think she would care and I was right - she loved her card but then she is a bit biased where my cards are concerned ;)

Anyway I'd better go, there's some post holiday washing to be hung out and then there's the ironing :(

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Mini Card Set

Today I'm sharing a set of 10 cm x 10 cm cards, packaged in a little pocketed box. The papers are from the Digichick, Cottage Romance by Etc by Danyale and the sentiments are from a set called Cast All Your Cares by Justrite Stamps. Everything is inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. I created the cut file for the box which I cut on my Silhouette. I quite like how it all turned out.
The outside of the box
The inside with the cards and envelopes.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Greeny blue or is that bluey green?

 A selection of cards made when I was in a turquoise mood. The first one is my favourite. I stamped and embossed two pieces of card with white embossing powder, then water coloured them with distress inks.  Once piece became the background the other I used to die cut the butterfly.  A bit of extra colour to the centre of the butterfly and there you have it - no patterned paper needed.

We have a craft club at church once a month and this next card was made as an example for the girls who were there.  They all wanted to colour these Kanban stamps but the stamps were a bit tall for the cards I had  taken with me.  My card is quite minimalist but I don't think kids get the concept of less is more, they always seem to put as much stuff on their cards as they can :) Did you notice I coloured her legs blue?
Finally some quick and easy Christmas cards, again white embossing and distress ink colouring. The snowflake stamps are by Stampendous.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sending Prayers

Shabby style card, sentiment from Get Well Labels 20 by Justrite Stamps. The flowers are made with MFT mini rolled roses and Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and coloured with distress stains. Corner die is by Marianne Designs. TFL and for any comments you take the time to leave.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sherri Baldy Bestie

Sherri Baldy's digi stamps are a new discovery for me and I think they're cute. This one is coloured with Copics. When I'm making a card I usually choose my papers and then colour the image to match but this time, as I was just playing, I coloured the image and then had to find papers that matched. The only ones I could find are from a Basic Grey Christmas kit which I dislike and never thought I'd ever use. Despite that I still quite like the card perhaps because I'm so keen on the image.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Pinterest Inspired

My version of this card which I saw on Pinterest. The papers I've used are from a digikit called Always and Forever by Penny Springman at The Sweet Shoppe and I've cut the numbers with my Silhouette. I always struggle when making cards for men and thought this fit the bill nicely. When it was all stuck down I wished I had inked the edges of my circles - too late :(


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