Sunday, 11 November 2012

Beautiful box

Well, I had a great time yesterday and managed to make a whole project in one go!!!

I have to say that I really love Pinterest, and this project was one I found through browsing there, although the actual project is from Splitcoast Stampers and can be found here.  It looks quite complicated, but I have to say that it is really easy to make if you follow the instructions carefully (I should have followed them more carefully and ended up having to re-do a few bits, but hey ho, you live and learn!).

The backing paper and images are from one of my snowman CD's (think it's the Walking in the Air one), the images are stunning and the only thing I have to decide now is what to put in it, the individual trays are about 3 inches square by about 7/8 inch deep, chocolates or jewellery are the obvious choices.

I did have a ribbon on the box to tie it closed but it actually holds together just as well without, so I took it off, it also was making the box open slightly when it was tied.

One last mistake of mine for you all to learn from - when you adhere the image to the top for decoration, make sure you stick it to the side that doesn't have the box directly underneath, otherwise you won't be able to get anything in to the top draw of the box.

Anyway, hope you like this & see you soon.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Morning all

Well, it's not even 8 a.m. On a Saturday morning and I SHOULD NOT BE UP, but my scooter needs fixing so I've got to take it to the garage in a minute.

I have had the most crafty week I've had in ages, I made some lovely cards with Alison last weekend and have managed to carry it on throughout the week - I've even inked up a stamp and coloured it! and will probably turn it into a card today.

I thought I'd show you a couple of cards that I've made with the help of my new favourite toy, the ebosser

This first one I made last weekend when Alison was here, we were looking at one of the folders and trying to decide what you could do with it. I started with a 6x6 card base and embossed the lovely swirl onto it, I then used worn lipstick distress ink around the card, next I cut out two butterflies (diesire die) and inked these up too, I glued one to the card and glued the other on top but only glued the centre so the wings are free, I put gems down the body of e butterfly and small gems on the eye stalks. The sentiment shape was another diesire die! And I think the sentiment is a Kanban stamp.

This next card is a bit brighter, but is finally using up some card I've had for ages. The background is an embossalicious folder and again the dies are from the diesire range, they work really well, the sentiment is from Lily of the Valley.

Anyway, I'd better go and get ready - crafty afternoon ahead!


Sunday, 4 November 2012

I'm back - again

Well, this post should have happened on Thursday morning, but I managed to hit the wrong button & everything I handwritten was deleted, I didn't have time then to re- post and then forgot to do it until now.

Thanks to my lovely friend Alison, who I spent a brilliant afternoon with yesterday crafting & helping her to spend money, I now feel like I'm getting back into Cardmaking - I actually managed to make 3 yesterday!! But I will save posting pictures of those for another day and just give you the details of one I made last weekend.

The stamp I used for this I've had forever and never used until now (hangs head in shame), I decided to stamp in versamark ink and then embossed with Wow ebony embossing powder - heated from behind it gave a lovely glossy finish. I then used some TH distress inks (I only possess 6) to create the ground and sky, then I used watercolour pencils and spectrum noir pens to colour in the buildings, tree and star. Then I mounted it onto some lovely sparkly blue card, then mounted onto a 5 inch square card blank that had been completely covered in a backing paper (again I've had this forever so couldn't tell you where it came from), The corner is the frostyville corner by Memory Box. It's a really simple card, but I'm quite pleased with it - it's nice to be making cards again!

Anyway, I'll try not to leave it so long next time.