Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Craft evening samples

Hello bloggers!

Yesterday I had my open craft evening at my house and I am pleased to report that I will start a craft evening class once a month in a couple of weeks time as the people who came were all very much up for it. Great result I think.
Anyway, the reason there hasn't been any posting until today was because I was busy preparing things and now it's all done I can show you my projects. I wanted to illustrate all the different things you can make from paper and card and therefor it's nearly no new cards as I had enough to show and wanted to do other stuff as well.
Without much further ado, here are my projects:

First a wordbook for a little boy ( brother to little Eva-Rose!) all in blue and kept simple.

Next a box of mini note cards (6 cards)

Lunch box treat holder

Mini sweet treat holder

A scrunched flower and felt leave brooch

A mini pizza box ( holds two packets of poppets perfectly!)

A wine bottle gift tote

Little take away box

Easy gift bag

Some decorated candles

Last but not least a little brag-book for my mums birthday (just hope she doesn't look on my blog...) with pics of my little boys. It's a maze book (?) made out of one sheet of 12x12 paper.
I love how this turned out!

The heart over this picture is actually mounted onto acetate and glued in as an overlay.

That's it for today, hope you like my samples!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

A Mo Card for the DT challenge Blog

Hello Bloggers,

I have had this cool "Big Guy grilling" image for a while and wanted to colour him with a summery feel for a card but after doing this I kind of lost my Mojo for it and didn't know what to do with him. Mo's DT challenge to the rescue! They simply asked for an Easel card with a Mo image and I don't know why but it suddenly all fell into place.

I used some free digi papers I found ages ago (sorry, can't remember when or where) to paper piece his shirt and trousers and added shading with my copic pens which I also used for the rest of the image.
The card base is orange cardstock from SU that I partly stamped in white with PTI "Star Prints" set, the sentiment on the outside is from the same set. It was stamped onto SU wide Twill tape that I wrapped around the card. I cut out different sized stars from blue and light blue card stock that I also used to mat and layer the image. Buttons are Basic Grey and PTI and I used Linen thread to tie knots in them and to wrap around the matting. Sentiment on the inside is from a Hero Arts set.
Hope you like it and I hope the DT on Mo's Blog likes it, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Birthday present for my other half - from the kids

Hello bloggers,

Yesterday was my husbands birthday and I wanted to give him a nice present from the kids as well. And Nichole Heady from PTI has given me the perfect inspiration! She made silhouette pictures of her kids and let them sign their names under it, then framed it. I did exactly that but instead of a picture frame each I bought one of those that hold 3 pictures in a row in apertures.
The kids cooperated very well despite them being still quite young and this is the result:

Jacob had a little help from me writing his name (after all he is only 3...) and Paul wrote the Happy Birthday-part in the middle.
One thing I didn't do as per Nichole's tutorial is the actual cutting part. I couldn't get a good enough photo of my boys in front of the white wall because the lighting in the place wasn't that great, so I went to Photoshop and fiddled quite a bit and made it into a black and white Silhouette right in the application. And then I just converted it into a cut file for my cricut and let the machine do the hard work for me.
I was really pleased with the outcome and hubbie loved it, too! Result ;-)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Cards from my time MIA

Hello bloggers,

I was MIA for a little while because life got soo busy here I hardly hat time to blog or craft much. I did get a few cards done, but not had a chance to show them yet. I want to "get them out of the way" now *lol* so here there are without much ado.

This card was made for Georgia (also known as 'lil G) to cheer her up, hope it did! One of Mo's wonderful images again, coloured in Copics, background and sentiment stamped with PTI stamps, other bits from stash.

These flowers were really hard to photograph! They were made with my cricut and a file I got here. They were quite easy to do and once I had sourced some proper floral tape for the wire stems it got together really quickly as well.

This card went together with the flowers as a thank you for a friend who helped me out with my kids. I made it at a craft get-together I go to once a month where we had a theme of playing with shapes and rather not too many embellies. Quite liked this simple look!

Here I have a little quicky card I loved doing as I rarely have the chance to make a card for a teenage girl! A friends niece is in hospital with tonsilitis (?) and she needed a card, so I dug out this Magnolia Tilda and used PTI stamps and ribbon from stash. Tilda was partly paper-pieced and partly coloured with Copics.

This card is my birthday card for one of my dearest crafty friends, Julie. I sent it a tad late on the day before her actual birthday and it arrived too late, but I heard she liked it still *lol*
Mo image again (it's called "Kissy") coloured with Copics, Hero Arts swirl stamp for background, sentiment and button are PTI and some lovely old lace I got from a kind crafter!

These last two are identical and I made them for Julie and Lesley. I love the PTI set I used for them and what better way to use them than for a couple of crafty friends who'll "get" it?!

Hope you liked my quickfire post and as always I look forward to your comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 4 June 2010

Some flowers...

Hello bloggers,

I haven't been able to blog as often (or blog hop!) as I like in the past weeks. Life is seriously busy my end but in a good way. The weather being so nice didn't help my online withdrawal either *lol*

Anyway, down to business, I have two cards to share with you today and they both use the lovely new images from Ruth at A Passion for Stamps. I love her flower images, they are just so wonderful to use on classy (at least I think so) cards.

For the first one I used the "Columbine" image and I coloured it with Copics and added a bit of a background with airbrushing. The sentiment is stamped onto the cardstock and is by Papertreyink. Paper is Basic Grey, cardstock is Bazzil and I added a few gems to the bottom corner. Fairly simple, but I like how it turned out!

This next one I really like. The image is called "Anthurium" and I coloured again with Copics. This time I cut the image out and lifted it a bit with foam pads to give dimension. A little cute bow to the stems for a playful touch and the rest is simple again, matting and layering with deep red cardstock and some score lines to give the card definition. The sentiment is again by Papertreyink.

Many thanks for stopping by today and I hope you liked my offerings. I'd be delighted if you chose to leave me a comment!