Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Drawer of Cards

Here is another drawer of cards that I have enjoyed making. This time the drawer holds cards that are 3"x3", not the usual A6 size I often make. The paper I have used is Hello Beautiful by MME. The roses on the top have been made by using the English Rose Creatables die in my vagabond the rolling the roses up and securing with glue.
I made five matching cards to go inside the drawer using a mixture of hand cut embellishments, Martha Stewart punches, nestabilities and stamps. I also added distress inks, stickles glitter and pearls for the finishing touches. I love making these card holders and think they make fantastic gifts for family and friends.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Filofax Dividers

Here are some more dividers to fit a Filofax, people like to have these as they are bespoke and make their Filofax's more personal to them. On these red dividers I have added glossy accents to the flowers.
 I enjoy making these, they can be any size, colour and pattern. To make the dividers I measure the size of the Filofax, work out where to punch the holes then make the dividers to how people want them.

Saturday, 25 June 2011


Lucy has discovered decopatch! If it stays still long enough it gets covered in glue and paper. Lucy enjoys decopatch because she can use a lot of bright colourful papers, pink is the 'in' colour at the moment so I am told, after years of telling me pink stinks, everything is pink now, especially her bedroom.
Lucy's name is going to be put on her bedroom wall along with all the other pink things. I like the idea of decopatch because you can use any paper you like, not just the specially crafted decopatch papers that can cost a fortune.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Male Card

Men can be very difficult to make cards for, you do not want anything to fussy but on the other hand you do not want the card too look to plain. I found this Tim Holtz stamp at a craft fayre, I already had the film strip at home so all I did was stamp the image in brown ink, I stamped the little clocks in each window of the film strip, then used distress inks to colour the whole stamped image. I spritzed the card with glimmer mist and left to dry. The glimmer mist does not show up on the photo but it is there, honest.
Once the glimmer mist was dry I attached my acetate film strip to the card with glossy accents, I also highlighted the clock face with glossy accents. I then mounted the card onto dark brown cardstock and attached to a card blank. I really like how it has come together.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Filofax Dividers

These divider's I make that fit Filofax's have proved to be very popular. When I was asked to make the ones below they had to be purple and have butterflies on them somewhere, I hope I have achieved that. The paper I used is from the Flutterby friends collection
 I decided to add the pocket that holds business cards to make the dividers more personal for the person I was making them for. I measured how big the business card was then added a little bit. To make the window I cut a rectangle aperture then put acetate behind it.
To finish the dividers I inked all round the edges added faux stitching then punched in the holes

Friday, 17 June 2011

Men's Wallets

I made one of these wallets earlier this year just because I wanted to, we gave it to my father-in-law for his birthday, but I wanted to make more for Fathers Day. I am really pleased with how they look, I have made seveal brown coloured ones and two black wallets. Some I embossed with the Mesh embossing folder (and my vagabond) others I left as normal card.
I have inked all of the wallets and added faux stitching to some. From two pieces of cardstock I made three wallets. Some have a clear window in as a photo holder space, others just have pockets.  
When I had embossed the cardstock I then used embossing ink to cover all the ridges then used clear embossing powder before heat setting it. The wallets that are embossed  have a paper lining inside to hide the reverse embossed look. 
These wallets look so real they are amazing, different effects can be made by inking and the colour of embossing powder you use.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Post It Note Holder

While having a clear out of my crafty stash, well I was really trying to make more room to squeeze more stash in, I found these bind-it-all rings that I had not used because they were too small for the project I originally bought them for. So as ever, looking to use up odds and ends, I made this post it note holder.
I covered chipboard, inked around the edges and then put the covers through my bind-it-all. I punched out the oval in card then did the folksy sort of writing and punched that out. by then I had bent one of the bottom corners so that was when I decided to round the bottom edges. This holder has a more male feeing to it, maybe because it does not have ribbon on it.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Post It Note Holder

I made myself a post it note holder when I got fed up of the post it notes getting damaged in the bottom of my hand bag. I have made several since as gifts for people.
I used mount board to make the covers  which I then covered in paper on the outside


 and card on the inside. I also made a holder to put a pencil in, good old Argos, I have even made these with a pocket on the inside to put receipts and things in.
I sometimes add glossy accents to the paper, this can make the holder easier to get hold of when you are fishing around in your handbag and it enhances the paper.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Filofax Dividers


 Accessories for Filofax are so expensive, and not at all personalised, so when I was asked to make some for a friend to use I knew exactly which paper she would love that I had in my stash. Luckily when I asked her what colour she was thinking of it was the same as what I had in mind.

To make them I measured a Filofax page, cut paper and card to size, glued them together then weighted them down to keep them flat whilst they dried. I used wet glue to adhere them as it does not appear to loose it's sticking ability like some double sided tape does.


To make the tabs I used a punch from Stampin up, then I cut white card to size and rounded the edges before attaching these to the tabs. The tabs were then adhered to the dividers and holes punched on the side to fit the Filofax.

These dividers are very strong and of course can be made to suit any colour design needed.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Chocolate Cake

Lucy made and iced this delicous chocolate cake and thought it deserved to be shown off on my blog!! It is the first time she has used this technique to make the spiders web effect.
 The cake is very tasty, it is almost like a chocolate fudge cake but not as rich. It will not last for long in our house though!! Lucy's two brothers will be asking her to bake from now on.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Square Cards

Here are five square cards I have made. They are a mixture of thank you and general cards. I also made some gift tags to match the set. The cards are all 4"x4" and fit into a card holder I have made before.
 Although you can not see it in the photo the ladybirds have glossy accents on them and the flower middles are a very bright yellow glitter.
 The owl card is one of my favourites, the owl is covered with glossy accents and the flowers have matching gems on them. The rick rack I used along the bottom is very narrow only about 4mm wide.
I love using my Martha Stewart punches, the cherish one is still my favourite at the moment.
This style of card is very good for using up spare pieces of
 paper and card stock.