Sunday, 5 October 2014

Santa carrying Presents

This Christmas card made using one of my favourite images.  Santa from the Nitwits collection.  Fantastic images and backing papers.  Glitter glue added and embellishments.

Pop Up Box for a Christening

Another lovely pop up box card for a little boy's Christening. Elements from Forever Friends.  Very simple to do but very effective and eye catching.

Christmas Angel Blue

A Christmas Card using a lovely angel image from Joanna Sheene, muted blues and ribbon and glitter glue to add shimmer.

Frame Card

I've made several of these frame box cards, you can have them as stand alone cards . . .
or use as a wall hanging with ribbon added.  This one is using First Edition papers in a lovely muted pale green colour.   Wink of Stella  pen added for glitter.

Tote Bags

Scruffy Little Cat Imagery from Crafters Companion.  These make lovely tote bags for the girls.  Many different designs all finished with glitter/pearl etc embellishments.
                                     Blond hair on this one with buttons and pearls added.

This one uses Crafters Companion Imagery again . . .
lovely fairies all glittered and trimmings

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Scooby Doo Pop Up Box

Another Box Card for my grandson, Frankie, who is mad on Scooby Doo.

This box was made using silver mirri board and the characters were all handcut and placed in the box.  Glossy accents added here and there for effect.

Pop Up Box Toadstool House

I've made a couple of Pop Up Box Cards recently but not been happy with any . . . until this one.

So simple to make, but the hard  bit is deciding where everything looks best to complete the scene.  I used a Serif Craft Artist Kit and hand cut all the items.  I've used glossy accents on parts and added googly eyes to the frogs, also added a couple of little ladybugs for effect.

Overall I'm really pleased with the finished result of this one, it will be for my gorgeous grandson, Frankie, who will be 3 in June.  I've also finished an identical one for my beautiful granddaughter, Freya, who will be 3 in July.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Beautiful Vintage Birdbox


I've used a plain bird box that some lovely wine came in to make this decorative box.  I've used First Edition Rose Garden papers, along with some different sized little butterflies and leaves made from Martha Stewart Clay and coloured with inks and shabby pink frantage powder.  Also used my Cricut to cut out little birds and distress inked them.

Many little butterflies cut with Tonic punches adorn this vintage box.

    The pictures  below shows close ups of some of the detail on this lovely box, the ferns are so
     delicate, flecked with gilding wax and pale coloured inks.

A lovely Engagement card I was asked to make recently.  Used a large topper, some lovely delicate flowers, stamens, seed pearls and diamante trim.

Christening for Bella

A Christening card for a little girl made with the same topper as previous post.  Added some cerise pink ribbon and some First Edition papers.

Pink Heart Wedding Card

An 8x8 scalloped card base with First Edition papers, memory box hearts dies and a large topper with lovely pink heart.  I've added the couple's initials to the heart.  Stickles here and there on the topper for added sparkle.

Wedding Card With Lace

A quite clean and simple wedding card made recently.  Linen cardstock in white with lace edged sentiment and pale pink ribbon.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Butterfly hanging

I made this wall hanging a little while ago and didn't blog it so thought I would now. Its made using a kit from Hunkydory.  I layered up butterflies and the sentiment, added a nice pearl drop trim and some pale pink ribbon and a bow, also a diamante embellishment.  Looks much nicer in real life.

Trinket Boxes

I have been making little trinket/blessings boxes recently for family and friends.  Opposite is a small selection of what I have made so far.
 To the right here.............. is a special one I have made for
a close long time friend's mum who has recently lost her husband.  I used some vintage lace, handmade acrylic bow some lovely scalloped paper from a pack I bought at Leigh Craft Show a couple of weeks ago.  The image is one I have had for a long time and use again and again, it's a digital image to which I've added stickles.
The lovely one above is one I made for my Granddaughter,
Elizabeth, its used a Cricut cut file for the birdhouse
and several cut images of birds and hearts.
The little butterflies and leaves etc
are made with my Martha Stewart
Molds and Das air dry clay.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Esmee Heart

A single heart plaque this time . . . made for my Granddaughter Esmee for her first birthday next week.

I used first edition papers again, the word, love cut with Cricut and name and butterflies with Martha Stewart clay and silicone molds. 

Trimmed with tiny pearl beading and pink ruffle lace.

I am in the process of making one for my baby grandson now for on his bedroom door.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Lovely Wall Hanging

I have been making some little plaques for my family and home recently, this is one made using some lovely First Edition Summer Breeze paper pads.  I used my Cricut for the "love" and Martha Stewart clay with Silicone Molds for the Live and Laugh words. 
The beautiful butterflies were made also with Martha Stewart molds and inked with Dewdrop inks in various pastel colours.  I used ivory lace, pearl trim etc around the edges of each heart.

 The lovely delicate fronds, leaves and frame are also using Martha Stewart molds, inked when dry.  All strung together with some terracotta ribbon I have in my stash.
 The picture on the right shows the hanging all together on my wall (next to some family pictures).  I have added little acorns and leaves to the bottom heart.  I'm delighted with my attempt at this kind of crafting and will be making more.  I already have one made for my Granddaughter Esmee, for her first birthday on 27th of this month.