Tuesday, 30 November 2010

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!",

Well we well and truly have snow now in Manchester. Our dog has been out playing in it and its going to make a wonderful starting photo to my Christmas journal Which I start December 1st so as its still snowing Its a good way to start the journal                                                                                                                                              

Can hardly wait to see everyone first entry

Sunday, 28 November 2010

I needed a Mans Birthday Card

Its my friends husbands birthday on the 3rd December, I wanted to make her husband a really special card but was not sure what to do. So I started to think about the kind of things he like to do, well the thing he likes most is to potter in his shed, so I came up with this card which should give him a giggle
I do hope he likes it.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Some Cards I made to donate to a craft fair

We were asked to make some cards to donate to a craft fair. I didn't have much time to make them so i decided to make some quick cards, but it does go to show what you can come up with at short notice.
Well there had to be a green one lol

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Re Wrapping Soap....

For Christmas this year I am making three pamper baskets of assorted items for friends. I purchased three soaps to go into theses baskets from a well know supermarket, however they looked rather boring as they were so I decided to try to make them look a little more excited by re wrapping them I added a skeleton leaf, some string and a button to each then re wrapped them in clear cellophane. I was quite pleased with the results and they made ordinary soap, which strangely enough had a leaf shape on when opened look much more gift like


Friday, 12 November 2010

Napkin Crafting

I was watching QVC the other day and was interested in Napkin Collage Kit however I did think it was a little expensive, so I had a little think and decided I could do similar with just ordinary napkins, there are so many pretty ones about, also I knew we had some nice flowery one in the kitchen. I used just a quarter of one napkins to cover my white tag.

First I cut the napkin into four, then I separated the layers to leave just the top one. I then modge podged a plain white tag and placed the napkin on top I modge podged over it all and left it to dry. I then stamped when not quite dry onto tag to get a misty effect to the stamping. I choose to stamp clock dials over the base to add depth to the project.   I then added a butterfly I had cut out and stuck on card  from the napkin. I also stamped over the butterfly for added texture.  I added embellishments to compliment the design and finally some string to hang the tag from a bag with. I love this method of crafting and will certainly be having another play with it I must look out for all those christmas Napkins :)


Monday, 8 November 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... Christmas Journal 2010

My friend Carole http://carolescraftycorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-journal-2010.html who's very creative blog is well worth a look at decided that this year she was going to journal her Christmas from the 1st of December till the 6th January. Well I love Christmas and thought what a fab idea, so asked Carole if she minded me playing along, she was more than pleased to have a play mate, and in fact we have some other friends who are playing along as well, but i will leave them to tell you who they are.

Well I had just the ideal journal ready to use A Brenda Pinnock I believe card keeper from 2007, which had been sat waiting to be altered However I felt it need a little bit of jazzing up and then I was good to go. I also altered the inside front and back cover to contain pockets. I am all eager to go on this one. So its only 9th November ...its beginning to look a lot like Christmas :)

The journal after a little jazzing up. It did not need much I added some red, purple ribbon, some black lace a tag and three bells in red, green and purple to match the baubles

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Items made using just the one stamp ...

I have more ideas but here's my list and photos of  the ones I done so far

  1. A bookmark
  2. Altered Notebook
  3. small open card
  4. Large open card
  5. Round hanging ornament, both side decorated
  6. gift tag
  7. altered domino (bag bling)
  8. A flower I stamped image five times inked, scrunched and layered it up and added a leaf
  9. Little alter tin with fold out card in
  10. Large box hanging made using zutter
  11. Large diamond hanger, decorated on both sides
  12. Small gift bag
  13. Large gift bag

Other ideas but not made, altered candle, shrink plastic earring, charm bracelet, altered not paper and envelopes. I wonder if you can come up with any more??

  Its also my granddaughter's birthday on the 13th December, I decided to make her a fairy card Its not photographed very well, more to do with my awful photography skills but trust me it does look better in the flesh so to speak.

I would also like to thank my wonderful friend Carole for sending me the most delightful Halloween Card, it really did make me and hubby smile, I have never had a Halloween card before so its still up and will stay up until I received my first Christmas card, then I will put it away, and keep it so I can enjoy it whenever I want to                                                                                                                                                  

Altered Ikea frames