Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Craft Fair is here

So after months of work my friend and I are finally ready for the Fair on Saturday. We have beaded for England and now have a nice selection to offer on the two days of this event. I took a few photo's of some of it set up on the "dry run" If I have time I will take some more tomorrow at the event of the final table before we start.

We decided on the name "Poppycrafts" as we love poppies - the flowers, her cat is called poppy and we love to craft...simples!!! :-)

Things we have made include, Charm bracelets, memory wire necklaces, bracelets and rings, Thong necklaces, beaded snowflakes, wine glass charms, key and phone charms and lots more.

Lets hope the sun shines to bring people out to shop. xx

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Baby

We also had a new arrival to the family this week. My partner’s nephew and his wife had a new baby girl so it gave me the chance to have a go at a Nappy (Daiper) Cake and Wreath for them as a gift. These are so much fun to make and you can find instructions very easily if you “Google” it

For the Cake, I used new born size nappies rolled and placed inside a ring of card which I made with my Cricut. I cut using Storybook Font as its just so pretty for a new baby girl. I cut the name out of one piece and matted it onto another colour then stuck the letters in the gaps in a contrast paper. I cut some ducks and bootess with the New Arrival Cart and used a lot of ribbon to dress it up.

I found sticky foam tape was strong enough to hold it together without spoiling the nappies so they can still be used.

Bibs, flannels,bootees, a hat, spoons and a teddy complete the decoration. The base is a standard 9” cake board. If you want to wrap it in cellophane you can get it in most florists who are happy to sell you a couple of metres and I also used a florist pull bow to finish.

The Wreath is also made with nappies. Open them and wrap them over a foam/polystyrene ring then tie the top of each one with ribbon to hold it. Work round till you have filled the ring. I placed a teether in the centre and spoons, mittens etc also tied on with ribbon. The stork is from New Arrival Cart cut at 9” on the Cricut from Sparkly Sweet Paper by K and Co as are the ducks. I used small pieces of foam tape again to assemble it and made a ribbon loop to hang it on the nursery wall.

The card is made from Sparkly Sweet papers by K and Co layered with silver mirror card. The pram and words are from Celebrations and New Arrival Cricut carts and I used a border punch for the edge. A butterfly finishes it off. I cut some tiny prams to go inside for the insert.

Thanks for looking


Birthday and more

Well it’s been a busy 2 weeks for me, my birthday, my nephew and his girlfriend’s, my sisters 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary and Mum and Dad’s Wedding Anniversary. Can’t believe I forgot to take a photo of the cards I made for them all. Here is the one I did remember

My sister’s anniversary card

Basic Grey papers and my Cricut to cut out the wording and glasses, same for my nephews birthday card.