Friday, 8 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Greeting Peeps, yes its me back from the blogging wilderness with a new look, a new PC and a new set of stamps in fact everything I need to start crafting again, all I hope is that after such a long absence I can remember how to blog!!!!!!
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Hi all, would you believe today's card is not celebrating Christmas seems ages since I made a birthday card. I am a bit late posting today as I spent hours last night playing with my beads, its going to be a juggling act trying to split the time between card making and beading.
One of those dreaded Boys cards, but had to be done as Grandson Ben has his birthday almost immediately after Christmas, I found these fabulous new La La Land stamps on Oyster Crafts Website last week and just couldn’t resist them, this one is called Pilot Luka, just perfect for little boys.
I found the Boarding Pass and Postcard amongst my stash, not sure where they come from but they seemed perfect for this card. Added a couple of Tim Holtzs Ideaology elements too add some interest.
Helmet, Hat: E18, E17, E15, E13
Box: E71, E70, E40
Hair and Dog: E97, Yr23, Y21, Y000
Flesh: E13, E1, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R000
Blues: BB45, B34, B41
Enjoy whats left of your Sunday
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Hi Peeps, no card for me today, hoped to have lots of time yesterday for card making, but as normal well laid plans have a habit of being upset, didn’t even get to my craft room to quite late. I needed to make some extra little Christmas presents for table and tree gifts so I spent a few hours last night practising a new craft that I fell in love with at this years Craftaganza BEADING and Shambala Jewellery.
I ended up making 5 bracelets, a know it sounds a lot but one you have grasped how to make the square knot the Shambala bracelets take about half an hour each to make. I bought the beads for the Shambalas from Beaders Companion.
These bracelets are not cheap but look stunning and can become a little addicitive to make
The Beaded bracelet was much harder and I still have still got lots to learn but am quite pleased with my first 2 attempts, think I have to work a little on my tension, adding thread and finishing off. Sure I will get there in the end. I used Black and Crystal size 10 seed beads with a couple of 6mm beads for the fastening. The beads came from The Spellbound Bead Company.
Looking forward to taking Grandson Robert to Rye today we will be meeting up with my other Grandson Owen, I am sure I will have a great day.
Have a good day,
Friday, 14 December 2012
Morning all, Tree done Yipeee, now I can get down to a bit more crafting with a clear conscious. Today I have a really different post, it all started when my neighbour took in some parcels for me this week, I wanted to give her a little something to say thanks but not go over the top and I had also forgotten to make her a Christmas card so was going to send a shop bought one. With time being short it got me to thinking of how to make a quick card for the unexpected visitor or someone you had forgotten, I wanted to use as little products and papers as possible (if you are like me all Christmas Papers and Embellies go back in the loft a few days before Christmas Day to give me a bit more room), this is what I came up with it took all of three quarters of an hour.
This is what I have come up with guess whats in the box!!!
Yep a box of After Eight Mints.
The card was simplicity itself, just a sheet of Pink Paper, a pre-scored and scalloped card blank, white paper and a few self adhesive pearls, 3 sets of Spellbinders Dies – Layered Poinsettia, Moroccan Accents, Moroccan Motifs.
I used 4 of the corners from Moroccan Accents set, then Large and middle Doilies from Moroccan Motifs, I layered the 2 doilies up with foam pads to add some depth, then cut two of each of the 2nd largest Poinsettia, and the 2 smaller poinsettias, I shaped the leaves(petals) with my fingers and layered them up as shown, then with 2 foam pads I add to the middle of the layered doily. Finally just add a few pearls, Voila its that simple and quick.
I then wrapped the choccies with white paper, cut 4 strips off pink paper to cover sides, then just using the small doily from Moroccan Motifs, I add another poinsettia made as for the card. Add a corner from Moroccan accents to the top, for the side i cut the gorgeous Lable again from the Moroccan Accents set and stamped a small snowflake in the middle, the just added more pearls to the top and side.
A better view of the top of the box.
I promised a picture of my completed Christmas Tree here it is in all its glory
And this is a Christmas Patchwork Wall Hanging that I made about 10 years ago it comes out each year :)
Don’t forget I have some Delicious memory Box Candy on offer, to join in scroll up to the post above.
Have a good day