Monday, 31 March 2014
Well, I have been to the NEC last week and brought loads of lovely crafting goodies...... don't tell the hubby!
I fancies some lovely new dies and saw these shoes and handbags and fell in love with them and imagined so many things I could do with them.
One idea I came up with immediately was to use another new die - Happy Birthday and some black card and red miri card on a white card base.
I die cut the shoes and bags and the happy birthday,
I folded an A4 card in half to make an A5 landscape card and matt and layered red miri and black card to the top and bottom (different heights) and added the bags and shoes and the happy birthday.
This is what I created.
TTFN, happy crafting.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Our next workshop is Sunday 6th April and we will be creating the beautiful projects below. The workshop is at Lynch's Trust, Ridgeacre Rd, Quinton. B32 and starts at 10am - 12pm. The cost is £8 per workshop and all project items will be provided, all you need to bring is your own tool kit (trimmer, score board, ruler, scissors, etc).
Everyone is welcome and we will cater for all levels of crafter's, from beginners to advanced. It is a lovely friendly group.
We will be using a variety of stamps and distress inks to create our own backgrounds and images and using die cuts to build up the pictures creating different layers and levels to the projects. Depending on the colours of distress inks you choose you can create different seasons for your cards.
We will also be creating alternative Easter Gifts - no chocolate involved.....
Using deep picture frames, we will be sanding the frames so we can stain them to the colours we want, and will be punching out butterflies, making quilled flowers/leaves and creating our own backgrounds to place inside the frames.
We will be using glitter and liquid pearls to finish off (you can't forget the glitter).
Hope to see you next Sunday.
TTFN, happy crafting.
I brought one of the new tonic dies - and decided to cut into it and take out the image in the centre of the die - as you do!
Using a basic 8 punch (they are so good - I really recommend these) I created a black and white shaped background for my silhouette lady, I put her down on the white punched background and twisted the black punched background and stuck this down (with foam pads to lift).
I then used a beautiful corner die and created four corners.
I kept this card in black and white as I felt it looked good like this. This was so much fun to make.
TTFN, happy crafting
Sunday, 23 March 2014
I have had an idea for a future project and lovely Christmas Gift.......
It involves glass paining on candles and creating your own wreath around the bottom using leaf and flower punches to create beautiful realistic poinsettia's and punches/dies for holly and ferns...... watch this space!
More to follow once I have had a play!
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Well, I must admit, I did enjoy making this card.
I was asked to make a "Dark" wedding card, so I though what better than corpse bridge as a base and black and white.
I started with an A3 piece of card to make an A4 card blank, I matt and layered with silver miri board and a grey scale backing paper, I then googled an image of corpse bridge and printed out and added glitter - it is a wedding card after all.
I them punched out some hearts using a martha stewart heart punch and used for decoration, I die cut a large black heart and a smaller white one with a sentiment and attached gems to the corners and a lovely big black and white polka dot ribbon to the top.
And this is the finished result.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Continuing on with the personalised Mother's Day gifts, so far we have, 2 DVD's (not hand made), hand made scarf, hand made box for everything to be put in and a hand made card and some bubble bath, moisturiser etc for a bit of pampering.
I thought I would continue down the handmade route and make a personalised picture frame for her.
I started with a basic wooden frame (the size is not important......), I roughly sanded the frame and added some stain to the frame to make the wood darker and then glitter sprayed the frame with Crafter's Companion Pearl Spray to give it a little sparkle (not too much - just a hint).
I then die cut a fence panel from white card and coloured in with my EB3, EB5, EB7 Spectrum Noir Pens, and cut a branch from Core-dinations card stock, I punched out 4 butterflies and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens (PP2, PP4, CR4) and stuck two together and then sprayed with Crafter's Companion (purple can) re-positional spray glue and dipped in glitter (you can also use the red can - permanent glue spray), I then used Tonic stamp and punch to create the flowers, once punched out of white card and stamped I coloured with Spectrum Nior pens (PP2, PP4), and stuck two together, I added glitter and once dry I dipped in melted clear embossing powder (UTEE - I used a melt pot for this) and left to dry, I also punched twigs and branches and again coloured and dipped in melted UTEE and set aside to dry.
I put the picture in the frame and added the fence to the bottom left hand side and the flowers and branches/twigs to the bottom right corner and the branch top left and finally added butterflies and used a liquid pearl pen to create butterfly trails down the frame.
I used a hot glue gun to stick everything down, but you could use 3d glue gel if you prefer.
I then decided to get my own back for all the embarrassing baby pictures and put a lovely picture of my Mom wearing a pink piggy hat....... you know what they say about pay backs!
I really enjoyed making this project and it is definitely unique. Father's Fay next........ what embarrassing pictures do I have of my Dad!
TTFN - Happy Crafting.
Love Debs x
Monday, 10 March 2014
Well, Mother's day is coming around again and what to do this year......
I though I would go down the personal route and make special personalised things and give a goodie box of items, bubble bath, moisturiser, hand made items, scarf, DVD's, picture frame, all packed in a special hand made box.
My first project was knitting and I have knitted my Mom a cute red and black fashion scarf with sliver threads through it.
It was the first time I have knitted this this wool and it was easier than I imagined..... after I got used to it.
Secondly, I made made a personalised card for her, I used the Katy Sue Fabulous Fashions CD and created a window card following the instructions on the disc. I had to add ribbon and gems and pearls and glitter - it would be rude not to.
And this is the end result......
More to follow soon.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
We are going to be focusing on making Men's cards at the next workshop.
We will be making a tuxedo card, tuxedo gift bag and twisted easel pyramage card..... using a variety of crafting tools including distress inks.
All levels of crafter's are welcome and catered for, it is a lovely group of like minded friendly people.
Happy Crafting. TTFN.
Just to let you know we have a crafting workshop on Sunday 23rd March 2014 at Lench's Trust, Ridgeacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham. B32 from 10am - 12pm. All levels of crafters are catered for.
Today we made......
Floating fairy acetate step card
On 23rd March - we are focusing on Men's cards.
Hope you can join me.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
I loved making this card, it was so easy but I love the end result and can do so much with it.
All you need is:
1 x A4 WHITE CARD
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
I love Makey Bakey Mice and had to have a play with making this card when I saw it on the disc, this was hubby's valentines card.
From the Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice CD I printed out the 2 love word sheets which also includes the decoupage, I added blue polka dot ribbon and liquid pearl drops and a bit of glitter. And the end result was lovely.
Monday, 3 March 2014
I was playing with a piece of card stock and came up this this card shape.
I folder a card into a gate fold card and then cut the corners of top left and right side, making the side triangle shaped and the inside diamond shaped.
To make this card the same as I have made it you will need:
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Well, I did my first charity bike ride today. Not riding my own bike, but on the back of hubbies bike..... Well, it was not as bad as I thought - not being the one in control of the bike. Plenty of time to look around and window shop, just sat there and enjoyed the ride. Then a fun day when we got to Burton.
The charity ride was for Anthony Nolan trust/leukaemia research as one of Carl's work mates sister had it and had a bone marrow transplant and is now 100 days clear and is officially in remission and she wanted to do something to raise money and give back and her hubby is a biker..... So set up charity bike ride between the two hospitals that treated her.
There were over 100 bikes there, including a biker dressed as Tigger and another two dressed as Sylvester and tweety-pie (over their bike clothes of course). There were loads of people looking out of there windows probably wondering what were all these bikes doing, but most waved as we rode past and of course being the friendly bikers that we all are we waved back.
The only down side is that I am short and the bike is high so trying to cock my leg over the back of the bike which has a box on the back and hubby sat on the front is not a ladylike thing to do, and with padded armoured bike clothes on means you don't bend very much so it probably looked very comical watching me trying to get on. But once on, the fun began. After an hour and half of riding you do get a numb bum and need to stretch..... But it was worth it taking part in such a good cause.
Will post pictures later once I have downloaded them.