Monday, 30 January 2012
It`s not often I sit down to craft with nothing in mind to do, this time I just wanted to play so I created this. I`d seen this idea for a box in a card before on several blogs and magazines, but I wasn`t sure how to assemble it until I got some inspiration from the new Magnolia magazine.
I haven`t had a play with my Tilda stamps for a while and I just wanted to make something very pretty and girlie ! I`ll probably end up giving it to one of my Nieces or my Goddaughter.
After I`d arranged the front of the card I didn`t see anywhere to place a sentiment so I used the doohicky tag die ( thanks for the loan Louise x ) to place the sentiment on a hidden tag which just slides out from under the main image.
Here is the inside view, I went to town a bit and had to stop myself from adding embellishments, I tend to get a bit carried away when faced with ribbon, pearls, glitter etc LOL !!
I`ve used Heavy weight (350gsm) card stock for the basic structure so it`s nice and sturdy and used the Hougie board to get very acurate folds in the concertina pleats for the sides of the box.
The Tilda`s are coloured in with distress inks ( I`ve just heard that distress inks are coming out in pen form YAY !! )and I have used distress inks antique linen to edge all the card, paper and borders.
The papers are Magnolia and Kanban, the dies are Doohicky doily and tag ( thanks again for the loan of the tag Louise x)and also my new Cheery Lynn die - Fanciful Flourish available from Sir Stampalot.
I`ve also used Martha Stewart punch around the page - antique lace and Tim Holtz tatty floral for the big flower on the front, Marianne creatables die for the little paper roses and leaves, SU adhesive pearls, stickles - diamond, Prima and orchid crafts flowers and SU ribbon and sentiment.
The little flower charm on the spine is from Meiflower. ( got to get some more of these at stamperama in a couple of weeks )
I really enjoyed having a play and creating this, it took me three days off and on as I didn`t know where I was going with it at first, I just knew I wanted to have a go at this type of project. So I kept adding bits and pieces to it and got to play with all my new dies and got my Tilda`s out of retirement ! lol.
I`m off now to do some much needed housework ( which went by the wayside while I was playing !)
Thanks for stopping by my blog, bye for now and happy crafting xx
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Over at Allsorts Challenge Blog, Nicola has set the theme this time which is "Celebration of Nations"
This is my take on the challenge which I`d like to enter.
I`ve paper pieced the Union Flag with paper and cardstock from Basic Grey - Boxer,
Coredinations - Kraft Core and Magnolia - Newspaper.
The Castle is a Paper Artsy stamp which I`ve decoupaged onto Kraft core and dirtied up a bit with pumice stone distress inks. The little knight is one of my all time fave stamps a Sugar Nellie ( just love him )and I found a real feather in my craft stash just the right colour for his helmet.
The bunting is a Molly Blooms stamp paper pieced with bo bunny and MME papers and the sentiment is SU.
I`ve given his shield and sword a bit of shine with glossy accents.
I`d lost my mojo a bit lately with crafting due to being unwell for the last 8 weeks, but I`m on the mend now and was in the mood for a bit of crafting. I needed to make my StepDad Dave a card for his birthday in a couple of weeks but didn`t have any inspiration to get started. I`m glad I had a browse at the allsorts blog and saw Nicola`s challenge as it gave me the inspiration for my card. We don`t get much of a chance to do a bit of flag waving these days so it`s great to make a themed card for my country, I`m very proud to be English, we have such a beautiful country steeped in history and heritage and I hope my card reflects that.
Thanks again Nicola for a great challenge that gave me back my mojo !!
I`m off now for a well earned cuppa, thanks for stopping in, bye for now and happy crafting xx
Saturday, 7 January 2012
I`ve been a bad blogger lately but I have a good excuse, unfortunatley my health has taken a turn for the worse lately with a bad throat and chest infection and then pulling all the intercostal muscles in my left side which left me completely immobile for a couple of weeks, then with all the Christmas holidays I haven`t got around to much crafting. But I`m almost mended now and back on the road to recovery.
I hope everyone out there in blog-land has had a great Christmas and I`d like to wish you all a Happy New Year too !
Here is a card I`ve done for my friends anniversary which is coming up in a couple of months. I`ve used a Penny Black slapstick stamp which I got from the Stamperama show last year (I`m looking forward to attended that again next month). I`ve coloured using distress inks and decoupaged the hands and feet on one of the little hedgehogs for a bit of dimension.
The Papers are Echo Park from Sir Stampalot, the little tags and sentiments are SU, and the flowers are from Prima and Orchid Crafts.
I`d like to enter this into the Penny Black and more @ Allsorts Challenge, this time around the theme is - Love and Hearts.
Sorry again for my extended absence but now I`m on the mend I should be back to crafting and posting more regularly, bye for now and happy crafting xx