Saturday, 31 January 2009
This is so not my style of card, but I have been looking at other cards, particularly Steph's cards, the shabby chic style. And although I don't think this comes anywhere near her delightful creations, I am happy with it as my first attempt. I used some papers I have had forever, some ribbon I cant even remember where I got it from and Whisper White cardstock from SU. The image i am just loving at the moment, Tilda is so cute, I have this one and Dress Up Tilda, and definitely feel more are needed. The sentiments are from the Circle of Friends Stamp set from SU
Imagine my horror then when I came to photograph the card. I had done what I had told my Thursday Kids Craft Club not to do!!!!!
THE CARD OPENS THE WRONG WAY!!!!!!!!!!
Well my daughter said it makes it unique and she was sure my friend would see the funny side. That'll teach me to make cards at the eleventh hour, or fifth hour as it was this morning.
Right off to feed myself and children then brave the joy of Asda shopping on Saturday morning!!!!!! See you later.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Right off to go and play some more.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
They are a creative lot, they were so quiet on Tuesday, as they were concentrating on the project. The technique was paper piecing, doesn't Tilda look great!!!!
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
All the project are made using Stampin' Up products. I'm trying really hard, to not have any waste, hense the ATC and Small Gift box. Hope you like what you see let me know
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This is the inside of the tall box, isn't it lovely and unusual. I have a thing for templates and 3-D objects.
Hope you like, let me know.
Monday, 26 January 2009
These are some more projects that I photographed this weekend. They are mini cards made using the rectangle adn square card and matching envelope dies.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Here's the first. I love making mini scrap books. These little creations make great presents, particularly for my daughter's ballet friends.
This Little book was created using Lili of The Valley die cut Fairy Collection.
If anybody out their has never used their products you should. They are simple images, which I love.
I created this book from The Sizzix Album Cover and Album Pages dies, I thought at first they were too small, but they were perfect.
Lili's Fairy are a group of Fairies, obviously, which live in The Lane, Thistledown Meadow and each have their own characters. Their creator, Laila Anbergs, wrote about these gorgeous little fairies, then made them in to die cut shapes.
Each page of my book is devoted to one character. I used the sheet which is provided with each order of these sheets and typed their descriptions on the computer. I then printed these off and used them as the basis for each page. Each Fairy has their own colour too, co-ordinating papers are also available.
This is Scarlet,
and last but not least, Sky!
They are so cute,
everyone who received a book just fell in love with them!
Let me know what you think, Bye!
These projects are a few sample for my first workshop, which is taking place in just over a week, so have lots more work to do. I used the Simply Said set of stamps. They are lovely stamps, and suit a few occasions.
I also used the Stampin' Around Wheel with the Fast Flowers Wheel Stamp to stamp the Rose Red card and the Take Along (another template from Andrea Walford).
I also decide to follow the growing trend at the moment and add a little Bling!
Click on the images to see the detail of this stamp set is beautiful and as it says simple.
If you are passing by leave a comment and let me know what you think, and please if you have any advise for my workshop let me know.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Anyway on a lighter note, I met with my After School Craft Club today and all I can say is WOW! They did so well. They all choose whether they wanted to make a card for a boy or girl, we talked about thinking of any birthdays coming up soon. Decision made, they then have to choose colours which matched. I think they all did really well, (sometimes children do tend to choose outrageous colours don't they!!)
We battled through double sided sticky tape and sticky buds, there were a couple of mishaps with the cards being the wrong way round, but I assured them this was a regular occurrence with many of us experienced crafters still !!!
Let me know what you think, leave me a comment and I can get back to you!!!
Bye til tomorrow.
Monday, 19 January 2009
I just love Andrea Walford at http://andreawalford.com/. Her workshop and class planners are great. the next few photos are based on one of these. They are a collection of Cards, Love notes and tags.
This one is watercoloured using Sakura Glitter Pens and Whisper Waterpens. The other truck is coloured using just Whisper Waterpens.
Hope you like them, leave me a comment a let me know.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Well I have to say creating and editing a blog is very addictive and I hope the feeling continues. I will post a photo of a creation later just waiting to for the sun to come up. I've been reading a few blogs and have thought about what I could write.
Like Steph, a Jem like me, my motivation was to do something different. My life is already busy being a mum of two and a Primary School Teacher. But I have felt lately than I need a new challenge and what could be more challenging than making my life even busier. I hope whoever visits my blog will enjoy the creations they see and would leave a comment. Bye for now will post a picture soon!