Monday, 24 June 2013

New Parents

I made this card a few months ago, using stitching, ribbon, gems and peel offs.
My friend Janice had the bib stencil for pricking and sewing. I stitched the pattern in blue and added little pearl gems. I cut the bib out and mounted it on some yellow card with some blue ribbon, and then onto some blue paper I had. I used peel off words and lettering, for the sentiment.  

Thank you for looking in x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Daughters Birthday

Hello Everyone

I have a craft evening once a week at my house with my craft friends. Last month, one of my craft friends had a special birthday and received a lovely card.  We all liked the idea of the card and the way it opened so we decided we wanted to have a go at making one.
As it is my daughters birthday on Monday, I decided I would make her birthday card in this design.

This is the front. The card stock and was from hunkydory.

The doors open to see the happy birthday message. See the ribbon tab at the top, well when you pull that towards you, you then see........................
 ....................................Lady in the arch.  The white section (which now looks like a rug), is where I wrote my personal message
 Side view

 A special card for a special daughter deserved a special box. My craft friends taught me how to make the card box, showing me how to make, any size box for any size and thickness of card.  I embossed the card, before making it into the box.
Hope you like.  Look in again soon x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Birthday Ballet

My partner asked me to make a card for his Granddaughters 7th birthday - let me side track for one minute...........I live with my partner but I don't really know if I like this term, partner but I don't like the other choices - Other Half or Boyfriend (think I'm too old for that one) and as we're not married I can not call him my husband! If anyone has another name/term, please let me know. 

.....Back to my card, his Granddaughter does ballet, which she enjoys and she loves the colour pink.
I had some 12 x 12 paper which I had bought sometime ago, it had pictures of ballet shoes, ballet dresses, bicycles, telephones, butterflies and it was coloured pink.

 I covered the front and inside of an 8 x 8 card. I turned the front of the card over and covered this triangle shape in some different pink card.  I cut some square card, and cut out the ballet shoes and ballet dress from the patterned paper, I mounted these onto the square card. I trimmed the dress with some pink gems and put a gem on each of the ballet shoes.  I trimmed the square card with some fine line peel offs, the wording was also peel offs, I also placed four candy dots in each corner.

On the inside of the card I cut out a frame, using a spellbinder die and stamped a little verse, from Clarity Stamps.

Hope you like it, I know his Granddaughter did.  Stop by soon, to see what I make next.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Paper Art in a Frame

Some of you will have heard of Christine Emberson, who is a very talented crafter.  Christine has a shop/studio here in Kent, and has also been on Create & Craft TV.  I have been lucky enough to attend a few of her classes.

The last class I attended was last month, Christine taught us to make a butterfly picture.  The most difficult part of this was choosing the colours and deciding which colours I was going to put with what butterflies!

All the shapes (squares and butterflies) were cut using Spellbinders dies.

Close up of some of the butterflies, you will see I added a few little gems.

Side view.

 I have since made another picture in a frame for my craft room.  The frame was bought in Ikea.
I had started this project, with my craft friends but once I had cut the clock out, I couldn't decided what to do.  So I put it to one side, and came back to it when I had an idea.
 The dies are all Spellbinders (except the lettering), these are as follows:-
Flowers - Delicate Asters
Clock - Cuckoo Clock
Flourish and the small butterfly - Jewels Flowers & Flourishes
Large Butterfly - Les Papillions
Label with wording on - Jar Labels
The letters for the words are from Cuttlebug Provo Craft - baby face.
Hope you like it, let me know if you would have done something different!