Saturday, 23 September 2017

MIss Clementine

I had the pleasure of taking part in a fabulous Miss Clementine workshop today.

Basically we created a piece of art using small strips of fabric and very simple straight stitches. (Which was a good job as I am not a sewist ...lol)

I had a really lovely time, met some wonderful fellow crafters, ate a sumptuous afternoon tea and left totally inspired by Deborah (Miss Clementine herself)

Here are  few photos of what I and the rest of the group made:


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Yet Another Fabulously Crafty Time

During my week off work I was lucky enough the be able to attend a few classes/workshops at the new Crafters Companion store in Evesham (which is only 5 minutes drive from my house!)

In one of the classes I attended we made a stunning card using the Centura Pear  Double sided A3 Decadence collection. I loved the card I made so much I had to bring a pack home with me.

I had a bit of a play this evening and made a few boxes this evening, the largest one measures 8 inches x 5 inches x 1.5 inches and the smallest one measures 5 inches x 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches. 

I have to say I absolutely love the double sided Centura Pearl "Decadence" card stock. Such a beautiful selection of designs that go perfectly with each other. The card stock is a dream to work with and scores/folds beautifully. Really think this collection would make a stunning selection of wedding favours!



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Fun Crafty Time

Just returned home from a fabulous class at the new Crafter's Companion store in Evesham. Today we used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and Centura Pearl card stock with a hint of gold to create a background.I must say I was very impressed with how well the Oxides blended.

We then used a lovely Create A Card die to cut out the heart shape and flowers and then matted the background onto a white card blank using 36D adhesive foam tape and added small pearls to the centre of the flowers.

The original card had a lovely embossed background, but me wanting to be a little different added the "Warmest Wishes die cut sentiment when I got home. I really love this card and am tempted to buy a couple of these dies when I go back on Thursday.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

More Xmas Cards for 2017

These  5 x5 cards were made with a Tonic die, (really sorry I cant remember the name of it!) and a few more buttons from my stash.






And so the Xmas 2017 preparations begin

I am back on a mission to use up as much of my stash as I can, and this time it was my buttons I turned to.

These 5 x5 cards were made using buttons from my stash, a very affordable stamp (£1) and 4 x 4 paper pad from the Range.

I also managed to use up a few of the HUGE stash of peel offs I have amassed over the years!





Set of Cards for a Cat Lover

I spotted a set of cat stickers in the Range a few weeks back (£1 for a sheet) and knew they would make a perfect set of cards  for a friend of mine that adores cats.

The 5 x5 cards are the simplest I have ever made, just a sticker matted/layered onto some white (and then black card stock.)







I'm back!

After a long absence, I am back in blogging mode!

I'm starting off with a set of 7 x7 cards made with the Die'sire Create A Card Tea Party die.
These are such an intricate die I was a little nervous to cut them out, but having recently purchased a Gemini I need not have worried - the die cut perfectly in a single pass!

The white die cuts were simply matted onto a selection 6 x 6 Capsule Element papers from the Papermania and white card stock. Liquid Pearls in White Opal was used to highlight the centre of some of the flowers and Stardust Stickles was used on the edges of the card stock.

Hope you like them as much as I do!






Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mini Bath Bomb Gift Box Tutorial


Forgive me readers, it has been months since I last uploaded a blog ...  so here is a quick photo tutorial to show you how to make a gift box for those mini bath bombs you can get these days, The box in this tutorial will hold 3 mini bath bombs .

1. Take a piece of card stock that measures 4 7/8 inches by 5 1/4 inches. Along the shorter side score at 1 1/8, ,2 1/4, 3 3/8 and 4 1/2 inches


2. Along the longer side, score at 1 1/8, 4 1/8 and 5 1/4 inches


3) remove the two small section as shown below


4) Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 2 7/8 by 1 inch and 2 pieces 1 inch square


 5) Attach the long paper strips to the cardstock as shown


6) Using an punch or a die, cut out a small aperture in the bottom section



7) place glue (or red line tape) on the narrow tab and stick the sides of your box together



8) seal one end of your box (with glue or strong tape) put your 3 bath bombs inside your box

9) seal the other end of your box, and attached the small squares of decorative paper



10) Decorate however you like


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Country View Crafts Challenge - Spring

The Country View Crafts Challenge theme for April 2016  is "Spring". This is entry number 1.

I used a selection of die cut flower shapes and fashioned them into daffodils and narcissi. The stems were made from wooden bbq skewers covered in green florists tape. I used florist foam pushed into an old candle jar to make a small vase and decorated it in striped paper and added a simple bow.




Sunday, 6 March 2016

Country View Craft Challenge - Industrial

The Country View Crafts Challenge theme for March 2016  is "Industrial". This is entry number 1

I used a mdf (working) clock kit from Candy Box Crafts and covered it in brick effect paper from Kaisercraft.I then went to town with lots of industrial looking metal and die cut embellishments.The faux copper piping was made from some large drinking straws painted with Indigo Blue copper paint. Was really pleased with how this turned out, not my usual style at all!