Thursday, 28 February 2013

Hedgehog Card

I was sorting through my stamps the other day and came across this one, I got it free in a magazine maybe two years ago.
I stamped the image onto silky smooth card and coloured it in using my promarkers which I had to borrow back from Lucy (it still amazes me that my children say they don't craft but use my cricut, promarkers and glue all the time)
Once the image was dry I matted it onto the gingham then onto the green card.
I added gold peel offs to 'lift' the colour, though if I had thought first I probably would have matted the matt onto gold mirri board, but the end result is the same.
I may use this as an Easter card!!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Filofax Dividers

When I was asked to make these dividers the buyer wanted 10 dividers with a Cath Kidston feel, I think I achieved that!!
 Each divider had a patterned front and a plain card back
 For this divider I stamped the Roses randomly on cream card then added green stickles to the leaves.
I really enjoy making dividers and it is nice to know so many people like my work.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

1st Birthday Card

I was keeping to my New Year Resolution when I made this card which was to be more organised and not make cards for friends at the last moment. 
Little Adam's birthday was at the end of January and I made the card at the beginning of January.
The card measures 6"x 6".
I used my cricut to cut name Adam.
The number one was cut from 'Girls are weird' sizzix font.
The sheep is a button as are the round buttons,obviously.
The shoes and pram are images that I stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured and then shrank.
I embossed two squares of the card to add texture.
The butterfly and heart are punched out.
The last two squares are stamped with a saying and a word.
I'm not sure if Adam was impressed with his card but his Mum was.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Shopping List

I made this colourful shopping list pad for a volunteer where I work.
It is magnetic so it very handily sits on the fridge ready to be used.
I covered a clothes peg with paper and added a felt flower (I die cut mine using Tim Holtz mini tattered flowers)
 The base is made from chipboard which I then covered in pattern paper and coordinating card. The note pad is a supermarket basic one (very cheap), which I added to the base by cutting a slit in the chipboard which is as wide as the note book and 4mm wide so the card back of the note book can be slid through, this also means it can be changed easily when it has been used up.
I also covered the black top of the note pad with card, it looked to dark otherwise.
To finish the whole thing off I covered a pencil in matching paper, but I do not know how well it will work when the pencil needs sharpening.
I added magnetic tape to the back of the chipboard base but the magnetic sheets that are on the market now may have stronger magnetism.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Apprentice

I am extremely pleased and proud of this layout, not because I think it is a good layout, but because of what it represents!!
The photo's were taken as Jake, my eldest, was told he had an apprenticeship at Lotus as a technical engineer, at the time he was the youngest empoyee there!! We were told he did very well in his interview.
I used my cricut to cut the title, I borrowed the Tim Holtz cogs die and hand cut the large scallop matt. I put glossy accents on some of the cogs and added brads that looked like screw tops.
Under the large photo is a blue tag with the journaling on, and a tear drop stain, explaining why this memory is so important.
My children cannot understand why I want to document various events in their lives but I am hoping they will 'get it' when they are older!!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentine Button Card.

I just love this card!!
Whenever you look at a craft magazine at the moment there are lots of articles and ideas on how to use buttons and add them to your projects. So I thought I would give it a go!!
To make it I printed the heart and the words onto the right hand side of a piece of A4 card, cut and scored it to make the card, then added the buttons and gems.
It is simple yet very effective.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Valentine Milk Carton.

Now I have my milk carton die I find I am using it all the time!!
I have made these for valentine day. I used red card stock, obviously, which I stamped all over with a mini leaf pattern in dark brown, the black ink looked a little too harsh.
I hand cut the heart in the front panel and then put acetate behind it.
 The heart needed something so I added a gold peel off around the edge.
Once I had put the carton together I also added red gems to the front panel.
 The rose is made from a 1 3/8" circle cut into a spiral then curled round and glued to make the flower, there is also a leaf but it cannot be seen in this photo. 
 In my cupboard I had the red bulldog clips, I stamped the word love onto the coloured part, added a gem and used the clip for the carton closure.
These cartons are just the right size for  Lindt Teddies, so it is a good job I bought lots when they were reduced after Christmas (I can't understand why as they still have long use by dates.)
I'm sorry the pictures are not too clear, for some reason no matter how many I took they all came out a bit fuzzy.