I created an easel card, using a piece of card folded in half, then folded one side to the fold already made in the middle. I decorated them with papers to fit with the already coloured images (coloured with promarkers.) I then decorated them with embellishments, glitter dots and flowers and then attached the peel off calendars to finish. I then packed them in card bags, folded down and attached a decorative sticky label with the instructions of how to put it up to the recipient.
I bought some bits and pieces to make hot chocolate, Mini marshmellows, Cadbury's drinking chocolate and chocolate fingers or white chocolate biscuit sticks I cant remember the name of. I then measured enough for a cup of drinking chocolate and put it into a plastic bag, sealed it and rolled it so it was in a column shape. I then did the same for the marshmellows and chocolate fingers/biscuits. Then I put the three ingredients in a bag, sealed it then made a cover for the top with 2x12 decorative papers. I then decorated them with some christmas toppers I had. I'd love to know what you think of them!
I wanted to do some Crafty Christmas presents for my friends and wanted to start early :-) I bought some pink glass stars which you hang in your window to reflect the light. They came without anything to hang them on so I used silver sewing thread and finished them with a bow each at the top, with either pink and silver ribbon or white and silver ribbon. I then put them in little organza jewellery bags I had. I would love to know what you think!
Id like to enter this into Keep it Simple Take a Bow Challenge.
Here is a 50th Wedding Anniversary Card I have made for our lovely neighbours. I really hope they like it!
I was inspired by the photo from the One Stop Craft Challenge. As its their Golden Wedding Anniversary I used gold number 50 mounted on some my minds eye papers. I then used a couple of pearl peel off heart motifs in the top corners, and pearl peel off borders along the bottom. I then finished with a couple of coloured flowers which echo the colours in the paper, and attached using a green brad.
I would like to enter this into One Stop Craft Challenge 103-Thank you!
Here is a last minute Halloween card I made following the sketch at the Fairymoon Crafts blog.
I had printed on the vellum from the Forever Friends CD because I thought the pattern fitted this time of year and had been waiting to find a project to use it on. I cut it into two square pieces and stuck it on the card.
I coloured Tilda with promarkers and cut around the stamped image. I then placed Tilda on a gold corregated card scalloped circle I had cut using my nestabilities dies. I then finished the project with a tiny sparkly pumpkin embellishment.
I would like to enter this into the Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 33-Thank you :-)
Here is a Halloween Card I made, I put black card through my cuttlebug embossing folder to get the haunted house, then used my glitter pen to highlight certain areas. I then chose a purple backing paper and mounted it onto that, then onto the black card blank. I then stamped Tilda and coloured her using promarkers and my glitter pens, cut her out and mounted her onto a nesties circle in black card, then the circle to a corregated card cut out flower nestie shape. Then mounted her onto the card blank. I then attached the ribbon by placing slits at each end and pushing the ribbon through so you cant see the end, and used double sided tape at each end on the inside of the card. I then added a glitter pumpkin to finish.
I hope you like it!
I would like to enter this card into One stop craft challenge-Halloween A Day in the life of a Craft Fairy-Halloween Challenge Totally Tilda Challenge Blog Halloween
And a big thank you to Rachel for taking the photos for me-silly me sent it without taking photos! I really appreciate it honey :-)
Here is a Male Dragon Shaker card.
I used my Tim Holtz distressing paint on the frame, left it overnight to leave it to crack and dry properly.
I then used coredinations behind the image inside the frame, a dragon image as my focal point, then added a collection of sequins in greens and gold to match the colours in the card.
I stuck acetate onto the reverse of the frame, then used foam pads to make a secure barrier so the sequins would'nt fall out. I then stuck the frame to the coredinations background and then to the card.
I used a patterned paper on the bottom half of the card and a green and yellow ribbon to tie it all in, with a gold embellishment in the corner.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 32 Following the sketch, Cards for Men Male Birthday
and CES Challenge blog
Here is a Flower Fairies card I made using a blue pastel negative that I had used to create a pastel blue circle with my nesties, a circle to fit over the middle covered in two of the 'Rose Garden' papers, with a pink polka dot ribbon between the two. I then used a Flower Fairies Chipboard I got free with 'Lets Make Cards' magazine. I used a blue polka dot ribbon and pink gingham to frame the image on either side, and a 'Thank you' greeting along the top corner. I stuck a blue pearl star embellishment between the two ribbon borders.
I would like to enter this card into Craft Your Days Away Challenge 6 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 32 Wild Orchid Challenge 8 Pastels
I would like to enter this in Fairymoon Crafts Challenge 31, I used the sketch as the inspiration for this project and its my first challenge entry ever!
Lets hope there are plenty more entries to come!
I used Gemstones Coredination cardstock, my Forever Friends CDrom for the image and an Anitas greeting.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated, thank you for looking!
Until next time...
Here is a Magnolia Tilda stamped image, coloured with promarkers. I loved the butterfly and flower pattern on the Henbury lane papers and wanted to make them a focal point, so I used them to frame my tilda image and my greeting. I then used a purple dragonfly brad to bring the butterfly and flower pattern out, and used a few gems, a heart embellishment and flower embellishment to tie them into the colours in the background.
Here are three 'Heartskulls' (The logo for the band Alkaline Trio) hand sewn in felt and ribbon that I created as gifts for my favourite band that I gave to them at a meet and greet years ago.
They have two layers of red felt sewn together with embroidery thread, a skull in black felt that was sewn onto the front panel of the decoration, and a ribbon sewn between the layers of red felt.
Here is a stamped image coloured with Promarkers which compliment the Capsule Collection 'Aqua' Range from Papermania that I used for the papers and some of the embellishments. I inked the edges of the circle with an aqua ink pad, added a lilac ribbon which compliments the purples in the patterned paper, and the lilac coloured stripes in the tights. I then found a 'Fabulous' Greeting and mounted it on a lilac Nestabilities shape.
Ive had this idea in my mind for ages! I wanted to create some autumnal cards to celebrate the start of beautiful autumn. I used the Hampstead papers and ribbon, punched autumn leaves and assorted flowers. I also inked the edges of some of the scalloped circles using water, a paintbrush and a Tea stain Tim Holtz ink pad.
I have to start somewhere and this is my favourite project I have made recently.
I used Forever Friends Pink Parfait papers and decoupage pack here, acetate, self adhesive pink gems and assorted pink sequins.
I first used the image of the flowers on the paper to frame my image for my shaker element. I then took the frame and cut acetate slightly smaller to fit underneath the frame without showing any edges. I attached the acetate to the card frame with thin double sided tape. I then used sticky pads around the bottom of the acetate and frame, all connected so none of the sequins would escape! I put the sequins onto the image and then stuck the frame over it. Then I highlighted the pretty pattern on the paper by sticking gems into the flower centres, and added a 'You're one in a million' greeting and added a couple of gems to it to tie it all in.