28 February 2012
...is one of the sentiments in the Tiny Heartfelt Sentiments collection from Pink Petticoat. A must-have set for those special cards for difficult and not so happy times. Right now, and until 29th Feb it's free with the Wild Roses download, the background paper design I've used for my card.
I printed the sentiment on Letraset Safmat and made the flower from old book paper and a 1 inch circle punch. Then added a snippet of green silk ribbon for leaves.
Enjoy the rest of your evening. :)
Pink Petticoat - Wild Roses in Tangerine and Double Cream and Tiny Heartfelt Sentiments
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch - Vintage Doily
Green Silk Ribbon from The Riboon Girl
26 February 2012
Love the top stitch threads from Gutterman that are now in stock, perfect for decorative stitching on cards as well as fabric. This lush velvet ric rac that I've gathered to make tiny blooms, and tiny brass safety pins just the right size for tags and charms.
I've used an A6 spiral notebook that I've taken apart and rebound with pretty polka dot covers.Why don't you join in this month, you've got until 3rd March to enter and as usual there's some lovely prizes on offer. Check out the Ribbon Girl blog for all the details and lots of inspiration from all The Ribbon Girls.
Button Twine - Chocolate Brown
Pearl Button Mixture
Dewdrops - Pale Raspberry
Fabric - Tanya Whelan Darla Collection
Wendy Vecchi Dimensional Rose Art Stamp Set
25 February 2012
It's Saturday so here's my make for the Bubbly Scrumptious blog, Saturday is my turn to post over there and this week I've been playing with Tando chipboard and Prima papers, THIS page has all the details.
So much sun today although I'm not complaining but I had to crawl around on the floor to get this photo!
Ever looked at a card for sooooo long you convince yourself you don't like it?
The gorgeous green silk ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl, speaking of which I'll be back tomorrow with my make for this month's challenge, better late than never.
Enjoy your evening! :)x
23 February 2012
This week the theme over at the Less is More challenge blog is Punches or Die cuts.
I love this hydrangea punch so I was pleased to get another chance to use it.
Apologies for the photo, you won't believe how many I've taken of this card, this is the best I can do!
I'll be around later to have a look at all the lovely entries.
Thanks for visiting :)
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch
Stampin Up Textured Cardstock
Stampin Up Pearls
Versamagic Chalk Ink - Wheat
Sentiment stamp - brand unknown
21 February 2012
Quotes are all the rage at the moment and this one 'Do what you feel in your heart is right' is one of my favourites, so this box frame is going to have pride of place in my Craft Room as a reminder not to forget it!
It's my make for the 'Less is More' challenge over at Let's Craft and Create. I made lots of tiny rolled roses from book paper and stuck them on to a die cut heart, simple idea but the roses were fiddly and took a lot longer to make than I planned!
Check out the Let's Craft and Create blog for some more 'Less is More' projects from the DT, and don't forget you get a fortnight to join in the fun and there's a lovely prize on offer for one lucky entry.
Pink Petticoat Senitment from the Simple Sentiments Collection
6 x 6 Box Frame - Wilkinson
Old Book Paper
18 February 2012
This week over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog it's Product Focus week. This time we're focusing on Ranger tags and Maya Road keychains and the theme is 'Valentine'.
Each Daily Designer creates their project using these products, together with any other products of their choice.
As my project was going live today, after the 14th, I didn't go for a specific Valentine piece but still kept the love theme going with a romantic keepsake tag.
It's amazing how different our creations are, but still using the same products, just shows you how versatile your stash can be. Pop over to the BLOG to see all the Daily Designers' work and if you'd like more details on how I made my tag and a full supplies list then pop over to this PAGE.
Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm off to finish my project for The Ribbon Girls challenge which goes live tomorrow.
16 February 2012
Here's my entry for this week's challenge over at Less is More, a One Layer Card using Stripes.
I thought I'd have to give it a miss this week but I had a lightbulb moment whilst tidying up my craft area when I came across this striped embossing folder.
Had to get hubby's help to tie the tie, apparently it's a 'Double Windsor' knot.
Stampin Up Cardstock in Crumbcake
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Candy Cane Stripe
Bo Bunny Ribbon
Papermania Sentiment Stamp
15 February 2012
Just stopped by to share my Valentine's day makes. So boring making cards for men, no pink, no ribbon, no lace. To relieve the total boredom, I filled my heart with a confetti pocket. So easy to make, just punch holes in co-ordinating papers to create the confetti. I used a two hole punch, the office kind.
Sandwich the confetti between two sheets of transparent film and stitch around the edges so it can't escape. Then attach the pocket inside the card.
I made some chocolate cupcake hearts too, using a little trick I picked up on Pinterest.
Use marbles to make heart shape cupcakes with a regular pan.
it works too!
14 February 2012
Playing catch up this week. Here's my make for the Bubbly Scrumptious blog that I should have posted on Saturday. All the details are HERE
Do you ever have a design in your head that just doesn't quite transfer to paper? Well, this card is one of mine. Still not quite right for me, but I'm not ready to bin it just yet!
Don't forget you've still got a week to enter the Flower Power challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.
Happy Valentine's Day!...
10 February 2012
I like this little accordian fold I've found, perfect for a matching image and sentiment and using up paper scraps.
To make it, take a piece of card 3 1/2" by 11" and score at 1 1/2", 3",5 1/2" and 8 ".
I've used 'Just An Old Fashioned Girl' and 'Perfect' collections from Pink Petticoat
Nestabilities - Postage Stamps
Silver Raffia Ribbon - recycled from Christmss wrapping!
07 February 2012
04 February 2012
I've had a stash of these lovely Maya Road kraft envelopes for a while now. One of those impulse purchases I just had to have. I've used them before as a tag pocket. But, it's taken me a time to come up with a different way to use them - until now...
I slit open the sides carefully with a letter opener to make a card wrap.
Thanks for visiting today and all your lovely comments, they're very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
01 February 2012
Super easy to make, I started with a 12" zip, although it needn't be that long an 8" zip would probably do, or you could even recycle a zip from an old skirt or dress. Just trim off the ends and secure into a heart shape with a needle and thread, add a brooch back and you're done!
Don't forget you've still got almost a week left to join in the Valentine challenge over at Let's Craft and Create, it would be lovely to see you there.