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
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 🙂
Well finally I am able to get to crafting after manic month. To be honest I have really missed doing this.
So, I have a Christening very soon so I decided to make a non traditional Christening card for the little girl.
I found a great site that allows you download blueprints / sketches for any card ideas which is fab as I often get stuck at deciding a layout. Saying that, the design I wanted to follow did not end up at final result but am pretty sure the little girl and her parents will like the card.
I know the card if missing a stamped sentiment but I simply do not have either a Christening or On Your Special Day stamp ! – Ebay here I come
Supplies :- Dies from Ebay, Card stock ( no idea as was given alot ) Inks :- Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Milled Lavender. MementoDew Drops – Brilliance Starlight Silver, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black. Dovecraft3D Pearl Drops Pastel Pink
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.
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
I have a Wish Jar to make for a Christening soon and coming up for a design was baffling me as really did not want the traditional “baby” stamps or dies on the tags. After looking through Google it then hit me … Scribbled Flowers !
This was my first mock attempt and although I am pleased with them I do however have 50 …yes 50 tags to make ! I will be so happy when my WRMK Precision Press arrives as be able to make 50 tags all with same design.
I then decided to keep playing around with this set and made this A Little Note Card
What do you think ??
Supplies :- Tag Die, Square & Rectangle Dies, Stamp Set – Scribbles Flowers CBS, Inks – Tea Dye & Pickled Raspberry ( Distress Ink ) & Memento Dewdrops : Dandelion, Tangelo, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pistachio and Tuxedo Black
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Mine was quiet as got the dreaded bug that has been going around and was pretty much laid up for 3 days, but cannot grumble as many others are battling more serious things than a cold – Bless them.
Now the festive season is over I can now get back to my love of crafting and baking. I must have been on the good list as got so many lovely crafting stuff and cannot wait to try them out on my new big Grand Calibur, so much so that I may have a slight wait as just treated myself to some new embossing folders and die cuts.
Problem is they are coming all way over from China ( alot cheaper than UK ) but will be so worth the wait and already looking forward to a weekend of doing nothing except using my wonderful stuff. But happier news Hobbycraft has a sale and just got some Magnetic Die Storage Box with Inserts
I have not made any New Years Resolutions just merely to try and improve with my crafting and hopefully make some wonderful things.
Also looking forward to a new arrival in family this month as my God Daughter is expecting her 2nd baby.
Sorry this is not much of a post but wishing you all A Happy New Year
Now I am all prepped for Christmas I can now enjoy the last few days crafting with my godson.
We are going to decorate a paper christmas tree, such an easy craft activity as we know most kids lose interest if its a long winded activity. All you need is paper, glue, scissors and few bits n bobs to decorate it.
We are also going to get adventurous and attempt to create a Kids Artwork Candle. This looks a lovely keepsake to create. I could not find any white candles so I have to attempt this with ivory candle, tissue paper and wax paper. The technique looks so simple so wish us luck !
Below are pictures of what we will be making and not our creations