Well my happy mail from China is slowly all arriving, I say all arriving that is kind of incorrect as have quite a few more to come !
Had to have a play around with the new dies and I am very impressed. Also a while back I made my God daughters Christening Card, but when all the lovely dies arrived I knew I was not 100% happy with it so I re did it and I am alot happier.
Here are a few cards I made… Hope you like them
So pleased that some of my happy mail from China is slowly ( and I mean slowly ) arriving.
As a fan of Hawaii Five O, I just love the bright colours and Hibiscus flowers so when I saw some Hibiscus backing paper my brain was working overdrive, which is a shame as often my images from my head do not materialise to what I want to achieve.
This die is perfect as comes with Palm Trees and 4 different sizes Surfboards.
These cards were very quickly done as wanted to make sure the die was fine and no problems.
I am sure there are many more ways to use this fab die but as still waiting for slow boat from China there is not much I can do until the other dies arrive.
Well Father’s Day is nearly here so had to get my thinking cap on. As my dad is a big fan of FC Barcelona and also wishes he had a VW Campervan what better way than to mix the 2 together.
The colour’s may not mean much to many of you but the top layer are FC Barcelona’s home colour’s and the bottom layer are their away colour’s plus the colour’s of Catalan.
Now my dad has a VW Campervan !
Supplies :- Clearly Besotted Stamps – Colour Chameleon
Inks :- Memento Dew Drops, Die :- Marianne Design
A lovely 3 day weekend thanks to a Bank Holiday Monday and I have so much to make. I wanted to make a start on my dad’s Father’s Day card and was due a die delivery today which is so appropriate for him but alas did not arrive, so I decided to crack on with an order someone asked me to make…. 25 Baby Shower Tags with specific colours of Blue, Pink and Silver.
I had alot of fun making these and when I sent over a proof of these they loved it ! which makes me a happy bunny. I will admit I have an alphabet stamp set but they were so fiddly so out came the laptop and printer which enabled me to create the personalised tags.
So tomorrow will see me doing more printing of background papers as have so many ideas in my head of what I would like to make 🙂
I have an upcoming christening and was asked to make cupcake bouquets and 2 Tier Cupcakes. That’s not a problem for me ( not blowing own trumpet by any means ) but then I opened my mouth and said ” how about some Macarons ? ” ! STUPID of me as never made these before so why did I say this ? !
Anyway after googling numerous recipes – why are 2 recipes never the same ???
I had a go mid week which was a complete failure and not to be beaten thought have another go after viewing a recipe and tutorial on YouTube.
And Ta-dah ! I am so pleased with these for my 2nd attempt. Only thing is add more colouring and not to use a silicone Macaron sheet, but that’s just me as I found the macarons stuck so will stick to grease proof paper in future.
I used double cream purely for quickness as these were only a trial run but will add vanilla buttercream in future.
Following my recent post on Digi Stamps I decided to give it a go. I have to admit although I am not brilliant at cutting, I am pleased with this draft result.
Now for the next few weekends I will attempt to have a go with other digi stamps providing I can find time as been asked to make cupcakes, baby shower tags …. Where is my craft time ?!
Supplies :- Coffee / Latte Cup via google, Coffee Beans via google
Paper is from Granny Enchanted ( go and check put the free lovely papers )
Inks :- Memento Dew Drop – Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa & Toffee Crunch
Stamp was given to me
Dig Stamps… What are your views on them ? Do you use them ? Have any favourite ones or sites you buy them from ?
The reason I ask is that I have been trawling the internet for some Digi Stamps and found some fab freebies of these. I am thinking these are a good back up for hard to buy stamps and dies.
I was after a “gumball machine” stamp and die set but what I found was so expensive so for 76p I bought a lovely digi stamp set. Then another set popped up at me which was ” milk and cookies” again same price which I thought was great value, and as usual one picture lead to another and so my freebies of digi stamps started……
Maybe I have few too many as I simply have no idea where or what one to start with !
Do I start with Gumball, Milk and Cookies, Ice Cream, Travel, Cocktails …. Oh the list just goes on and on and on ….. I had to tell myself STOP !! purely because I was confuzzled with all the fab freebies and my head was starting to overload (which is easy for me ). I don’t think it helped as my god daughter just gave me a huge request for Cupcakes, Cupcake Bouquets and 2 tie Cupcakes for her daughter’s upcoming christening.
So back to Digi Stamps….Love them or loathe them ? I personally had to look at them as I am not very good with scissors so had to look for easy cutting ones but cannot wait to give them a go.
Oh and the free papers I have grabbed is unreal !
Please feel free to let me know what you think, any tips or good websites
Have a good week