Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin

First of all I would like to say a big hello to my new followers
and Thank you so much for following me.
I now have 100 followers ! Wow it amazes me !!
Perhaps it time for some candy ..... after all it is nearly Halloween and 
candy is a must !
Also a big thank you to every one who is popping by, thank you !

Oh yes its nearly Halloween !!!
Will you be out there trick or treating ???
No party this year for us we had a huge one last year!
BUT the girls will be out in their costumes I'm sure !!

I used the new Halloween digi download  from Polka Doodles to make this pumpkin.

I made three different sized rosettes and stacked them up,
Cut three larger, two medium and two small paper strips
to make your rosettes from.
you can find a tutorial I did on making rosettes HERE
Cut out leaves and added a tag with sentiment !
All with papers and sentiments from the downloads

Witchie 2013 Journalling Cards Download Bundle     Witchie Witchie 2013 Download Bundle

I got the stick out of the garden and just poked it in the middle.
Very technical term that lol !
I just love the effect of this and the paper is lush !
Tomorrow I have my lollipop broom sticks for you .....
Ok I know I'm getting carried away by Halloween !
Happy crafting.

Remeber if you haven't voted on your favourite designers 
yet there is still time to do so !

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Help please !

I am applying for a DT position over at Heartfelt Creations.
and I need votes !!
I am a semifinalist !! 
wow thank you so much over at Heartfelt Creations.
The company is asking for people to vote on the semifinalists,
you can find them all HERE, and the link to vote.
There is some amazing talent
so I am very honoured to be included with them. 
The only person I do know on there is Enfys, she is a teamie over at Polka Doodles !!
Her friend Lydia is also up !! Awesome !
I would really appreciate it if you went on over and voted!
Voting is open until the 18th October

I would also like to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog
for their time in looking at my creations. I really appreciate it.

Here are the three projects I made to get into the semifinals 
and links to them on my blog as there are instructions on how to make them.

Thank you so much!
Happy crafting everyone.

Witchie sweet brooms.

These are lollipop or suckers as they are called in the USA;
covered as witches brooms. So easy and so cute !
Cut layers of circles of tissue paper and fringe the edges.
Cut a small hole in the centre and place over the lolly.
Cover the stalk with black card, add string
and decorate !!!

Not sure they will make it to Halloween, Caitlyn is after them now !!

I used the Halloween Digi downloads from Polka Doodles for these.

Witchie 2013 Journalling Cards Download Bundle     Witchie Witchie 2013 Download Bundle

Have a Spooky Halloween !!!
Right I'm cooking dinner for my Aunt and Uncle so I had better
go get things prepared !! Yum !

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Waiting together

Well its that time of year ...........
starting my Xmas cards !!
Love this LOTV image.
As I write the post up its pouring down, what I would give to be by the fire now !
Ah well ..... winter will soon be here!
lol !

Papers are by Nitwits,
Stars and stocking are Xmas tree decs !
Martha |Stewart border punch,
WOC flowers.
And of course gems and glitter ! 
I just don't seem to not be able to add gems and glitter !

No, I wont sign of saying Merry Xmas !!!
lol well ............ 
not yet !!
Happy crafting.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wedding day Kisses

I was asked to make a wedding card
by my neighbour. She can see me crafting every afternoon
in the conservatory so knew I made cards !!! lol!
She just wanted something not too fancy but not too plain
this is what I came up with, I tried so hard not to put swirls and ribbons etc on !
Well she loved it thankfully !! lol !

I used a Martha Stewart border punch, LOTV stamp, Nitwit papers.
Hope you like it !
Have a great day, I'm off into town shopping so I hope its not going to rain !!
Happy Crafting !

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Rubbing noses

I was asked to make an Anniversary card
for some friends, thought I would share with you.
I just love this House Mouse image, its one of my favourite stamps.

I made an easel card, used Nitwit papers,
LOTV sentiment, Spellbinder dies,
Cheery Lynn flourish and Marianne Hearts.
My friends had seen the birthday card I did like this and
asked me to do it just like that ! How could I refuse?

Well Its Sunday so I'm going to cook up a Storm for lunch !
Roast dinner yum yum!!
Hope your having a great weekend !
Happy crafting.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Double sided Xmas tags

I made these double sided gift tags with the new
Wow it is just gorgeous !

I used Spellbinders labels 20 for the tag, cutting it out of
card printed on both sides.
The large die and the next sixe down .
I used the printed elements in my Design software,
 adding the string of stars to decorate the tree
and placing  the characters in front of the tree.
Everything is from the CD except the ribbon of course !
Oooh wouldn't that be cool if you could get ribbon like that !


I used inks around the sentiment and glittered up all the snow 
and edges of the tag and sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 20, 2013

In Loving Memory Decoration

Well I just couldn't resist making one of these.
I was making some gift tags and I was so 
inspired by the bauble Linda Kleman made here.
Plus I had papers and flowers left over from my previous
projects, what a great way to use up scraps! 

Our Christmas tree is a memory tree and we make a bauble every year.
This year this is mine!

I used the following:
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Paper pad
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret die set
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters die set
Spellbinders Labels 20
Other items are Pearl gems, Vintage Rose and Peeled Paint distress inks,
double sided tape, hot glue and gun, glitter glue, ribbon,
 string pearls, crystal gem and 3D foam pads.


To make it I cut out two of the large die in the paper
and a photograph using the next sized die.
I printed the sentiment and cut it out with the same die as the photo.
Adhere the two large die cuts back to back so the papers are the same.
Adhere the photo to the front using the foam pads and stick pearls around the edge.
Using distress inks rub the ink over the words inside the die itself.
Adhere to the back using foam pads.
Cut, adhere, glitter and ink the flowers and leaves.
Place a crystal gem in the middle of the flower.
Adhere to the decoration.
Punch a hole in the top and thread ribbon and string pearls through.
Tie in a knot and your project is complete.

Right I had better get back to my gift tags !
Hopefully they will be on my blog tomorrow !!
Happy crafting.

Rosette gift tags.

Its my turn to do a tutorial this week
over at Polka Doodles.
The challenge this week is
(Click on the pic to go to the challenge)

I thought I would make these bright
 and cheerful gift tags.
I used Bonbon Belles CD
for my papers and my embellies.
Stick with me, there are a lot of photos !

I realised making another project
I had no idea how to make a rosette !
So I thought I would use one in my tutorial this week.
Sometimes we overlook the simplest of things!

You will need a score board, hot glue gun, papers
circle dies - a large and a small one.
Hole punch tool, gems, glitter glue
String, embellishments for decoration.

Cut strips of paper 1 1/4" x 11"

 Score a strip of paper every 1/4"
Then fold into a concertina

Hot glue the ends together so it makes a circle.
Now form a circle by gathering the folds together
and folding it in on itself to make a circle.
HOLD tight with your fingers !

Hot glue onto the large circle and place the 
folded paper onto the glue, holding in position until it is dry.
(Only a few seconds)
Then hot glue the smaller circle on top of the paper.

Now punch a hole in one of the scallops of the tag.
Cut along the edge of the paper circle 
into a zig zag using the folds.

Tie a piece of string through the hole.

Now the tag is ready for decorating !

I used my Stickles to glitter around all the edges.
When it was dry I stuck my sentiment from the CD
on the middle then decorated with 
butterfly and flowers and of course gems !

Right I'm off to decorate the other ones
Oranges, Pinks and stripes !!!
Have fun !!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elegant Gift Box

Yes this really is a gift box !!
It is so easy to make too, but looks so intricate.
It is made using Heartfelt Creations papers and dies.
Check out their website its full of amazing inspiration.
My daughter has tried to take this into her room several times
for decoration ! Bless her, she is NOT having it !!! lol !
I actually was inspired by my Grandma again for this,
I always made her cards and boxes, for no there reason
than I knew she loved them ! It didn't need to be her birthday,
Christmas or any other occasion, I did it because it gave her pleasure.

What I used to make it:
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Paper pad
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret die set
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters die set
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
Other products I used were, double sided tape, Hot glue and gun,
pearl gems, score board and tool, scissors.

How to make it !
There are obviously two pieces to make, the top and the bottom !
Lets start with the base.
* Take a 12x12 piece of paper from the pad and fold to make a star box.
Don't panic ..... follow these steps to fold into the box !
1. Fold in half horizontally, vertically and in both diagonals.
2. Bring the top and bottom corners together 
(having the design of paper you want for the outer of the box on the outer of the folding)
and tuck in the other two sides.
3. Have the opening at the top and fold one side into the central fold.
open the flap and press it open. Tuck the side of the
 flap under itself and repeat on all of the sides.
4. There will now be 4 narrow pointed flaps. Fold them down as far as you can.
5. Pull them open, pushing the box open, shaping with your hands.

* Die cut four of the lattice swirls and adhere under each flap.
* Cut and adhere four triangles of contrasting paper and cover each flap.
( I traced around mine onto the paper for an exact fit)
* Adhere each flap over the die cuts and add pearl gems along the edges.

Now for the lid !!
* Cut a 10 cm square of matching paper and score 1 cm from each edge.
make into a box base. This will make the piece that sits inside the gift box.
* Cut four of the lattice swirls and arrange on the top of the base of the box.
Trim the die cuts where necessary.
* Cut a 8 cm square co-ordinating piece of paper and adhere over the die cuts.
*Cut a 14 cm square piece of paper to match the paper over the flaps.
* Score at 1 cm and 4 cm from the edges, making into a box with the 1 cm scored
piece fringed so the box will adhere on top of the paper and die cuts.
* To make the handle, cut two strips of paper 21 cm x 3 cm and 6 lattice swirl cuts.
* Adhere the die cuts trimming them to one strip of paper
and then cover with the second strip and adhere to the box sides.
* Add pearl gems along the edges of the paper along the handle.
* Cut, ink, glitter and adhere the flowers and leaves, adding a crystal gem in the flowers.
* Adhere the flowers and leaves on the box, you can see from the
 two photos above the different angles around the box where I have placed mine.

Your gift box is now complete ! 
Right I'm off to hide it from my daughter !! Have fun crafting !