Saturday, February 28, 2015

A little kindness

Its always nice when someone shows us kindness to say thanks and what better way than with a card! I hadn't managed to put any ink on my Kinda Ecclectic stamp set so today I spent some time putting some ink on both it and me.

This is one of the cards I made today and I have used pear pizzaz, crumb cake, early expresso and rich razzleberry inks and a scrap of vellum and some linen thread twisted in three ovals and secured underneath my greeting.

I used a rhinestone brad coloured with a rich razzleberry blendability to finish the butterfly off as it looked a wee bit naked.

Hope you have found some time over the weekend to create.

Till next time
Happy crafting

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy birthday Cap'n Jake

Today I made the banner for Jake's birthday party next weekend. I followed on in the pirate theme but as its quite long I couldn't take a photo of it all strung together but you should get the idea from the photo.

I have used hemp twine (retired) and the silver and gold pegs and a few plain ones that I bought a couple of years ago. Its been an absolute pleasure to have been able to create these items for his party.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Boxes boxes and more boxes

I have finally set up the laptop and monitor in the craftroom so that I can watch videos on a larger screen than the ipad. Worked perfectly and its much better than using the ipad as I can set photos to stay on the screen longer by turning the screensaver off.

I have been looking for a box for a while that is more feminine looking in shape and the facetted box ticked everything I was looking for. With Mothers Day fast approaching this box was perfect forputting  jewellery in.

My friend Linda came round and we set to working out how to make the boxes. The first thing I did was to make a template so that I didn't end up with UFO's (unfinished objects) ending up in the bin and it worked a treat and made it so quick to make them.

I used the leaf image from Kinda Ecclectic as it was a perfect background for the cardstock. The first  box was pistasshio pudding and blackberry bliss for the fluffy flower. Fluffy flowers as I call them are a great way of using up your scraps and can be made up in advance and stored for when a flower is needed for a project
 Next up was perfect plum and elegant eggplant 
Then crumb cake and the spiral flower

 Lastly I tried some old DSP I had

Once you get the hang of them they are super quick and easy to make

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pirate gift bags

Heres some of the gift bags that Ally and her sister Grace and I made today. The bags are made out of the packing paper that comes with my Stampin Up orders and were perfect for gift bags for 4 year olds. 

Ally and Grace had not used Blendabilites before and I think they did a fantastic job. Took 3 hours but the invites, favour boxes and gift bags are all done. Now for a banner or two and some antique looking treasure maps it should all be go for the party next month. Hope the wee guy and his mates enjoy the goodies we made


Friday, February 13, 2015

Ahoy there me hearties.......

I have a really fun project to work on over the weekend.......pirate themed invites and favour boxes! A friends son is turning 4 next month (wow where did that time go) and its a pirate themed event.

Luckily for me the new ocassions catalogue had the perfect set and now an excuse to purchase it (who wants to disappoint a 4 year old!). I ordered it Sunday last week and it turned up on my doorstep Friday so this afternoon it was time to get some ink on it and have a try with a few colour and design concepts. I have cut the greeting off the stamp as I don't think I will use it much but have kept it (as we crafters do) in case I need it further down the track

This is one of the samples (Mum coming to help make them and she gets the final say) but I'm quite pleased with how the invite and the party favour turned out. The glue wasn't dry when I took the photo (no patience yet to wait as it will be too late to take a photo tonight) but it does dry clear.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Love is in the air

Its nearly Valentines Day and again this year I received an order to make 20 cards. It uses only 2 inks - cherry cobbler and chocolate chip for the sentiment. The bow on the small heart uses linen thread and I can tell you they were not easy to make with my gammy hand, I got there in the end tho with minimal mutterings and not too much pain. My curved tweezers certainly did help me along.

Colourful Seasons

The weather this weekend has been absolutely miserable and I  didn't feel guilty  for once popping into the craftroom to create. With th...