Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Less Is More Challenge - Off Centre

I missed last weeks challenge, so thought I had better get moving with this entry for the Less Is More challenge - Off Centre.

As I've mentioned previously, I love my I now have a cut file and then I can make lots and lots of them. I cut the petals in plain white, and then brushed the edges with pink ink.  The stamens are held in place with silicone glue, the layers of card were too thick to get them through.  Leaves are a Marianne die, again cut in white and then ink stained.  Square card was embossed and then inked with same colour as petals.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Seam Binding Flowers

While fiddling about with my seam binding, I came up with these little ruffle flowers.  You will need about 20cm, (8 inches), of seam binding for each flower.  Just do a running stitch down the long edge of the seam binding, gather up and stitch to make a circle, and that's all there is to it.  The leaves are from a Marianne die, and I stained them with glimmer mist.  Although the colour on the embossed card looks blue, it's actually green chalk. The little gems on the crochet edge die are swarovski crystals. Sentiment is a JustRite stamp. The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Easter holiday xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Treats

Happy Easter!! to everyone! If you're in the UK, I hope you're enjoying this fabulous weather we're having.
I made a few of these little treat bags for the little ones of family, and friends.  I made boxes last year.  But you can fit more eggs into these cello bags, and I like the little bunny bag toppers for a change.  I coloured the bunnies and grass with Pro Markers.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter holiday, and thank you for stopping by xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sentiment Focus

I love sentiments on the fronts of cards.  So when I saw the Less Is More week 10 challenge, I just had to make a card.  However, I was too late to enter, I thought the challenge ended Saturday, but it was today - Never mind!  Just another thing to add to my Ooops! list this week. LOL!!

I have a collection of sentiments on my computer, which I've saved over the years, so I used one of those.  It's a favourite, I love the words.  The bottom half of the card is embossed with the garden swirl embossing folder.

Thank You! for stopping by and enjoy your weekend xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Easter Egg Bird House

After yesterday's disaster with my blog, I never got the chance to upload this little easter project.

I'm making a few of these for friends.  They're filled with little easter eggs.  I cut the bird house on my Silhouette.  It didn't have the decorative eaves around the roof, so I made some with a MS punch to make it look more pretty.  I made the tiny flowers from vellum, and the leaves with an L-Em punch.  The birds are from my stash.
Thank You! for stopping by! xx

Burning the Midnight Oil!!

It's almost 3.00 a.m. and I've just finished loading my new blog template, and changing all the text colours etc.  I've had a real problem.  By just downloading a blinkie, it wiped out my background and I couldn't get it back.  So I've had to do it all again.  I'm not too sure about this set I've used, so I might change it again when I feel up to it. I'm feeling quite weary right now.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Fabulous Friend

It's been one of those days know? One of those when nothing goes right.  I also think that someone hacked into my blog, because my Mariposa background and blinkie have disappeared.  Then, I couldn't get a clear photo of my card, no matter what I did it just looked blurry.  So I'm hoping that tomorrow is a better day.

Just a quickie card for a friend...who I think IS fabulous!! The image is from Pink Petticoat.  I coloured her with Pro Markers, then glittered over her dress with Glamour Dust.  The flowers were coloured with Pro Markers and then sprayed with glimmer mist. Sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Kindness Box

Hi lovely boggers!  I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely weekend.  It's been glorious here in the UK.

I've made this tubular box to put some goodies in as an Easter gift for someone who has been very kind to me.  I'm also entering it into the Shabby Tea Room 'Spring Colour Challenge'.
I just love the colours they are so delicate and I've really enjoyed making this.  The papers are from K&Co.  The label is from the JustRite 'Kindness' collection.  I cut the rose, leaf and butterfly on my Silhouette.  The rose petals were plain white paper, so before I assembled it I coloured the edges with Color Box rouge chalk, and leaf with petal green chalk.  I also added some stamen.  The butterfly was a print and cut download from Silhouette, but I added some more colours then gilded the edges.
Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Just Because - Pentagon Treat Tube

I saw this demoed on SCS today and just had to make one.  My friend has just done me a big favour, so I bought her a little bottle of her favourite perfume.  It fits inside this box perfectly!  If you would like to make one, here is the link to the visual and video tutorial... 'Pentagon Treat Tube'
I almost forgot to say....For my tube/box, I used double sided heavy weight paper, (which is more like card stock), from the 'Tilda' 'Classic' paper stack. The stamp is HOTP which I stamped in red then coloured over with a red Sakura stardust pen to give a shimmery finish.
Thank you for stopping by x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

JustRite Stamps - Kindness

Yay! Today I received my JustRite cling stamps... and I love 'em!  They stamp so nicely with having the cling backing. Much better than my older set which doesn't have the cling.  The base of my card is embossed using a 'Craft Concepts' embossing folder.  The birdie is the sizzix sizzlit 'swallow' die.  For the bird, I did the direct to paper technique with lemon and pink pigment ink and embossed with clear powder.  The stamp set is called 'Kindness'.
Such a dull and dreary day today, photo's not so good.

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Ribbon Girl Give Away

Here are all the goodies up for grabs over at the Ribbon Girl Blog.  Such gorgeous coloured Embellishments!  Plus!!..Molly Blooms Rubber Stamp 'Molly Painting'.