Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Origami Star Box


 I went to the Sea Palling crop at the begining of the month, I haven't been for ages, while we were all there a very talented lady, Jackie, showed us how to make these star boxes.
I came home and made these Easter ones.
The large box is made from  12" x 12" double sided paper and the smaller one is from 8" x 8" double sided paper. The opening of the larger box is 3" square, the opening og the smaller box ix 2" square, just to give you an idea of the size of the boxes.
 We all felt that the lid made the boxes, I have used ribbon for the handle but beads or card would work just as well.
If you google origami star box, insrtuctions and pictures to follow should magically appear on your screen.
 
Have fun!!!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Another Berry Basket

Here is another berry basket I have made for Easter this year.
I just love these chocolate carrots and Lucy loves the bunnies, both from Lindt.
Again I have stamped the craft card with brown distress ink and stampin ups hardwood stamp, I am using the stamp for so many things!!!
I made an insert for the basket with six holes punched in it so the carrots stand upright this then leaves room for three bunnies to line up in the middle
I am so pleased I can still buy the carrots, they took long enough to come out in the shops.
 This is last years carrot box.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter Berry Basket!?

There are lots of berry baskets on blogs at the moment, here is mine. It is very similar to lasts years but is solid on the sides and no handle.
As you can see I have filled it with a assortment of mini eggs, which everyone has now eaten!!!

I stamped the outside of the basket with stampin up's hardwood stamp and the tag which I then added Easter to. I used craft card and a brown distress ink, the twine is from a bunch of flowers I recently recieved, luckily there was a lot of it.
I just love the rustic look and feel of this berry basket.
The flower is one that I had left over from the Mother's Day frame I made last month as is the mini butterfly.

This is last years berry basket.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Fireman Sam Card

This card was a bit of a challenge, I only had a very short time to make it, less than an hour and a half!!
 Still, I think it looks okay. The actual finished card was layered onto red and had Happy Birthday added to the yellow edge, but unfortunately that photo did not come out.
And no, this card was not for a small boy, but for a lady who is older than 25 years!!
I found a picture of Fireman Sam on Google and used that to paper piece him together, for Fireman Sam's visor I used tracing paper. To cut the circles I used my new best tool, well I've had it since October last year, the ek circle cutter.
Hope I get more notice next time LOL!!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Thank You Flower

Just look what you can do with a small box of chocolates!!
These chocolates can be bought in most supermarkets, they come in two sizes, I have used the smaller size.
 To make the flower I used my cricut to die cut several scalloped circles which I then inked and cut to the middle to make daisy like flowers.
I layered the 'daisy's' up and ended up with a flower that looks like a chrysanthemum, I then added a yellow middle that has lots of gorgeous yellow glitter on.
To finish the flower I cut another slightly bigger scallop circle and two leaves to matt the flower onto before attaching the whole flower to the chocolate box.
These would make great Easter gifts too!! 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Men's Card


 I was asked to make a male card for someone who was off on their adventures, a sort of gap year at retirement age!!
I used my collection of urban paper and stamps from Do Crafts, along with my hot air balloon stamp from Clarity Stamps.
I matted the squares onto dull looking mirri board, I felt the really shiny stuff just did not work for this card, each square has been distressed with ink.
The hot air balloon is paper pieced and the gentleman is decoupaged, both have glossy accents on them. I have also coloured the gentleman's sleeves, cuffs and binoculars with promarkers.
This would also make a good Father's Day card.
Hope you like it!!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Another Box Card

Here is a another box card but in a different colourway, I have really enjoyed making these and have even made a mini one to go with all my other mini's. They would make fab place settings with tiny flowers on!!
 The papers I have used are again from Trimcraft but this time I have inked the edges for the vintage feel. The flowers are cut using George and my cricut, the butterflies are another punch I have!!
The photos really do not do the card justice.