Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine Hearts (photo holder)

The pocket for the photo is a plastic CD wallet
I found some cute wooden hearts, already painted in a local discount store. They are actually a kids chalking notice board but I couldn't resist them for a pound!!

I made a load of flowers 

cut on the Cricut using
Tags Bags and Boxes
Accent Essentials 
and Home Decor carts
for the centre's I used brads for some and rolled flowers for others, 

Put glossy accents in the centre and added micro beads
made with the new Marianne Dies.  I also made some extra's to pop round the larger flowers.
I just need to finish assembling when its all dry, add a little "bling" and it will be finished

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cutting Die Storage

Sorry these will not rotate :-(

I had a load of little folders to keep my die's in but they were wearing out.  The pages were torn and it was all getting a mess.  So I made a new larger folder to store them in.

  • Old cereal boxes or thick cardboard
  • DVD plastic wallets
  • binding rings
  • papers
  • glue
  • red tape
  • printer generated text
Due to the weight of these when the dies are in place the card needs to be sturdy to hold it.  I was amazed at just how heavy it was.  Also I would use at least 3 rings to make it more stable

You can get 4 folders per layout if you make it about 11inches by 7 inches.  My Cropodile was useful for making the holes in the thick board

I used the largest rings I could get as it gets quite bulky

Extra pages for more dies.  Papers K & Co boxed collection and Laura Ashley

I used magnet sheet for the dies with small elements

The Christmas section

Sideways again :-(  I made pockets on the back and front inside covers to hold the longer border dies

Sorting out and a little bling too

I badly needed to sort out all m scrap pieces of papers that I had in a box.  I am not a huge horder but some are just too nice to just bin.  I covered a shoe box and folded coloured card so I can put them into some semblance of order.  Simple but it works for me. 

Cut on the Cricut using vynil
Colour coded folders
I also got a little box a while ago so I added some bling and I may make a little album to go inside for "Secret little thoughts"
Mini metal closure
Paper flowers sprayed with mica sprays
Mini adhesive mirror tiles

Get Well Dad

I made this card for my Dad who had to go into hospital for an operation this week.  Hope he likes it
Sent via mobile so not cropped, sorry about that :-(

Friday, January 25, 2013

Upcycle a jar

I got a load of buttons and they look so pretty I wanted to show them off.  So I did a bit of glass painting and sticking and hey ho an old coffee jar blinged up to now  hold buttons.  It still needs a little work but it looks o'k till I get chance to clean it up when the paint is finally dry enough.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Cards reminder book

I made a place to put my finished cards ready to send out on the relevant birthday.  I think I might make some of these with cards to give as gifts too.
Papers from K & Co
Stamp - Teresa Collins

Each month has a page to put the birthday details on and a pocket to slide a card into. The front cover has a pocket to put store postage stamps or address labels etc
 Bird - Tim Holtz "Alterations" Bird Cage die
 Heart - Nellie Snellen die

 Marianne Butterfly die


 Teresa Collins Fabrications stamp

 Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentines Card and more

Still snowed in which is making it so easy to craft as I have no guilty feelings that I should be doing something else :-)  I am making some cards to take to sell and thought I had better get a bit seasonal.  

My plan is to get ahead this year and have all the cards I need ready, rather than having a mad dash to finish one a couple of days before it's needed.  I made my sisters birthday card, her birthday's in

Valentines Card
Scalloped card blank 8 x 8
clear acetate made into a wrap, stamped with white stazon, stamp by Personal Impressions "Swirls and Flourishes" set one. Hearts in staggered sizes cut on Cricut, cart - Plantin Schoolbook. Embossed on Cuttlebug with swirl folder. wording Penny Black, Clearly Love stamp set
 Papers by K and Co Seasonal papers, glittered and embossed pad, Hearts cut with new Vintage Notes die " Filigree Heart" by Papermania
 Fiskars hearts corner punch and lots of gems

 Birthday Cards

 Papers by Teresa Collins - Toppers, Kanban " The Seasons" Autumn Flowers


Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow day so making cards

Well we finally got our share of the snow here in Wiltshire.  We had about 5 inches overnight and it's still falling.  What better than staying in the warm and making a few cards.