Halloween Fun with my Godson

A slightly different post to the crafting or baking posts that I normally do …

My gorgeous godson is now at the age where he can really get stuck in with crafts and enjoy them.

So yesterday we had great fun making Halloween bats, pumpkins and marshmallows pops.

All so easy to do and did not cost a fortune but main thing was we had FUN and created  happy memories.

The marshmallow pops was very simple ( and much easier than the dreaded cake pops ), I found this via a blog so I will not take credit for this activity, and so easy to do. :- simply cut small hole in marshmallow, insert stick, put in freezer for 5 minutes to help set, melt chocolate then dip in the marshmallow and  add sprinkles.

The bat and pumpkin craft was simply draw outline and let my godson loose with glue ( pritt stick ) and tissue paper. The finished result is now proudly on mum & dads fridge.

Happy Halloween Everyone

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Raspberry Rudolph

I had an unexpected day off today which gave me a chance to try out the new dies I got yesterday.

The Penguin was so fiddly I almost threw it in the bin but maybe one weekend I will give it another go…

Now the Reindeer I love ! And I have to say I think I have found my new favourite Christmas colour of Raspberry.

As I did not have brownish colour card, I used my distress ink to get the colour I was happy with and same the for the lights.

What do you think ?

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Supplies :- Tag Die – Banner Die : CBS – Rudolph,  Garland Latern Die – Tattered Lace,Stamp via Ebay

Distress Ink – Pickled Raspberry, Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters

Background Paper via – papercraftinspirationsmagazine free downloads

Get Well

Whilst waiting for my new goodies to arrive, apparently one wont be here till next week – *sighs* ( don’t you hate waiting ? ), a little girl I know is very poorly with chickenpox, I decided to make her a card.To which she loved.

Now I know they are not lined up 100% and one may be slightly off centred, but I am pleased with how they look.

Another good thing that happened today, I popped to The Range to get some piant for the Christmas Eve Box No2 and came away with 3 more Christmas dies ! Rude not to when they were price £1.99 – £2.50, so will be giving them a whirl this weekend 🙂

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Supplies :- Sweet Treat Stamps – Clearly Besotted,  Colour Chameleon Stamp Set, Die – Flower Blocks, Prismacolor

Faux Stitching

Seeing as my plans for making a start on Christmas Eve box No2 did not materialise due to weather, it feels like the Artic here, I decided to check one of my favourite groups on Facebook.

Someone had posted a thread Home For The Holidays which included a video etc.

WOW is all I can say about this fab tip with using a Tracing Wheel ( commonly found in sewing or baking ) and I just had to try it out.

Here is my attempt, albeit a rough go on cheap card, but it’s there !

This tip is a godsend as I wanted a stitched die but this will do me for now, amazing what tips people can come up with plus we all know how expensive it can be when starting a new hobby.

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Let It Snow

After making the Baby Boy card, I thought let’s play around with new my dies.

I started off well then hit a mental block so decided to stop. Maybe that was a right decision or merely the fact I was in agony with my  elbow (tennis & golf elbow double whammy ).

I just love these my new dies from Tattered Lace, and of course added bonus when over half price in sale.

First off was the cute gingerbread men just something about them that remind’s me it’s christmas. ( Please excuse the bit of card on Oh What Fun sentiment it is definately not stuck on )

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Next up was the Elf, now I will admit this had me stumped as I had to cut and layer it and I will blow my own trumpet here and say for my first attempt it’s ok, not 100% perfect and maybe looks a bit patchy but for me its a miracle I did it ! Now just to add the eyes. Opps forgot to mention I used Distress Ink to colour the white card.

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Lastly was the embossed Let It Snow ( yes I am singing the tune in my head but only The Overtones version ), I had help here as folder would not fit my machine, but how stunning does this look ? With the cute snow people or is it snow couple I have no idea ?? The embossing would look simple and effective without the added couple.

Hope you like

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Supplies :- All dies – Tattered Lace, Banner Die – Clearly Besotted

Baby Boy

Just realised I have a friend who is due to have a boy soon and she loves home / hand made stuff, so out came the crafting gear again.

I am pleased with this final card. I know I am not great compared to ALOT of crafters out there but I will get better or so I hope.

I will admit I was going to admit defeat with this as my corner punch was a nightmare and I ended up making loads of squares when I only needed 8 but I got there in the end ( maybe giving it a whack helped I don’t know ).

Here is the finished result.

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Supplies :- Background printed off via Tattered Lace, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Dies Clearly Besotted

Baby Girl Part 2

Well here it is .. my completed Baby Girl card.

My cardstock finally arrived from C&C so could finally use my top score board. Oh my days how easy is that gadget ? !

The backing paper was printed off via Tattered Lace website, the letter blocks was created by using Distress Ink – Spun Sugar & Mulled Lavender.

Word cloud was used with CB Stamps from several sets

Took me quite a while to make but I have to say I am very happy with this.

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Supplies :- Hammered Cardstock C&C, Distress Ink – Spun Sugar & Mulled Lavender,

Backing Paper – Tattered Lace