Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Tea Caddy

For ages, years even, I have wanted to make a 'Tea Caddy', I don't drink tea or even like the smell of tea but there is something about a tea caddy that I love!!
So I was really pleased when I bought the May issue of Card Making and Papercraft magazine and found a template and instructions ready to make my very own.
I used kraft card for the base, bazzill card for matting and papermania paper for decoration.
 It was so easy to put together, I decided not to embellish the caddy as the person I will eventually give it to is a kinda embellishment free gal, the less fussy the better for her!!
I even managed to find matching teabags to go inside.
When I give this as a gift I will place the caddy in a cellaphane bag tied with curly ribbon.
I am now going to make a caddy in the same way to hold After Eights, yummy!!

Friday, 16 May 2014

100th Birthday Card

My step Grandmother has just celebrated her 100th Birthday, there was a lovely tea party for her with many friends and family. The card from the Queen was on display!!! We also had a book for people to sign so that her sons and daughter knew who had been there.
Nana loves the colour green and teddies so thats what I put on the card.
The decoupage is from the Mackenzies paper pack.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

1st Birthday Card

I made this card for a gorgeous little girl who also had a birthday at the end of April.
To make the card I used punches from stampin up, buttons and a Tim Holtz die to cut the letters and number.
The picture really does not do the card justice, the glitter paper is very sparkly in real life!!!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Male 21st Birthday Card

I cannot believe my eldest was 21 at the end of April, he hates it when I say he is still my baby!!!
I decided to make Jake this tri-shutter card. The base card is made using kraft card and because Jake is obviously special I used Basic Grey paper matted onto brown card stock.
I cut the 21 on my cricut then embossed the mirri card and ran brown stazon ink over the embossed bits. The 21 ribbon I bought from my local craft shop. Also if you look closely you can see the metal cog embellishments and embossed happy birthdays on the far side of the card.
I added an ink coloured rectangle to the back of the card to write my message on.
I am pleased to say that Jake thought the card was 'okay', which coming from him is high praise.