Cupcake Bouquet

I have been challenged to make this Cupcake Bouquet

It looks easy, well making the cupcakes is for me BUT however whether I can get the cakes on stay on the polystyrene ball is another matter !

And just to top it off my God Daughter kindly said ” If this comes out fine you will be making lots for christening ” ! Funny how I did not laugh at her comment lol.

Anyway I think this makes a wonderful … wonderful ?! since when do I use that word ! But yes it makes a wonderful Birthday, Mother’s Day, Christening etc floral / cake display and present.

If mine is successful I will post a photo as making one for Mother’s Day

Go on give it a go !

Card Templates

So as today was miserable weather I decided to make a couple of cards – well template’s of cards after browsing Pinterest for ideas.

I know these cards are again not 100% perfect, just merely templates for when I do make them for various occasions.

I made 3 Thankyou cards for my godson Nanna ( as unsure what one to give her )  as she kindly made me a nap map and next week I will be making her a Scrabble Family Name Frame as a Thankyou for her kind gesture.

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The Unicorn does look plain I will admit but I am aware it needs a colour background I was so undecisive of what colour so left it blank for now….maybe pastel blue, pink, orange ??? Hmm I don;t know !

Supplies :- Clearly Besotted Stamps – Thankyou, Flower Blocks & Forgive Me Flowers. Dies :- CBS Flower Blocks & Marianne Designs Eline & Unicorn Die. Inks- Memento Dew Drops

Shaker Cards Update

Just an quick update on the Shaker Cards I made yesterday… Firstly I am still pleased with how they finished and it actually worked BUT was lacking something … yes COLOUR ! So I amended the Mother’s Day Card and redid God Daughter’s card.

Looking back in hindsight I was not overly happy with result as I said am I pleased I actually made some after putting it off for a while.

So here my 2nd attempts… To be honest still deciding about my God Daughter’s card

What do you all think ?

Shaker cards … First Attempt

Well today I finally took the plunge and had a go at making Shaker Cards. Now I will admit they are not high standard by any means but I am pleased I actually did it !

As I did not have any acetate sheets or gems, I improvised. I laminated a sheet and used table confetti and pretty pleased with the results.

There are so many tutorials and video’s to look at and watch, I found myself getting very confused with it all. Best one’s I have to say are :- HERE and THIS ONE 

I will admit when I got all my required craft stash sorted I sat there for 10 minutes with a blank mind as totally forgot what the video’s did so made it up as I went along and then realised I had remembered !

Here are my first 3 attempts… I know they need colour and put onto backing card but this was all trial and error to see if theory would work 🙂

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Am sorry for not listing supplies this is purely because I forgot to write them down

Nautical Poppy

Well I had all good intentions to use my fab Breast Cancer Awareness stamps and die cut this morning but just could not get an image to create this…typical as all week I had some good images in mind, I must start to jot these down !

Anyway, as my mum’s birthday is looming as she loves Poppies, I decided to give this set another go. Have to admit I am pleased with the outcome and am sure she will love it.

I then came up with a Nautical theme, I have no idea why but came up with this design.

Hope you like 🙂

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Supplies Poppy :- Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy & Die, Inks :- Distress Ink : Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw, Memento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black & Cottage Ivy, Happy Birthday Embossing folder. Dovecraft 3D Cream Pearl Effects

Supplies Nautical :- Nautical Stencil, Distress Ink : Tumbled Glass, Memento Dew Drops Inks : Danube Blue, Bahama Blue & Summer Sky. Stamp & Die Set : Clearly Besotted Stamps : Best Dad, Square Stitch Die

 

 

DIY Die Cut Holder

Feeling bit more pleased with myself after my disappointment with Poppy stamp and dies.

I needed a storage for my die’s but really did not want to spend mega money so I had a brain wave …yes scary thought I know but I had an old CD Storage wallet gathering dust and that is what gave me the idea.

I bought a roll of magnetic tape from Poundland and made some basic background square card templates to slot inside and Voila !!!

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So there we have it a cheap affordable Die Cut storage for £2 – These CD storage can also be found in Poundshops

Supplies :- Memento DewDrops : Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Dandelion and Tangelo

Stamps are Flower Blocks – Clearly Besotted Stamps

 

Poppy Disappointment

As it is my mum’s birthday soon and her favourite flower is Poppies… I was pleased to find a stamp set & die set for a good price.

Well today I had a rare day off and thought I would give them a go… how disappointed I am with this set. Firstly the stamps are not individual stamps, nor would then attach to a stamp block or my WRMK…. so I had to work blind with them.

First attempt was stamp image and place paper on top then use die cut and second attempt was to use distress ink on to paper, place die on top and then stamp outline in black and place paper on top….must be an easier way to use these stamps surely ? Of course there is … means I have to cut them out and add foam or stix 2 on top *sighs*

I honestly thought given they are Sheena Douglass I would be impressed but alas I am not.

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