Happy Father’s Day

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 !

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Supplies :- Clearly Besotted Stamps – Colour Chameleon

Inks :- Memento Dew Drops, Die :- Marianne Design

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

 

Roar !

Well next Sunday is my gorgeous godson 2nd Birthday, where has my little man gone ?

As he is dinosaur mad I really hope he likes his card. I was lucky enough to find this die set on Ebay ( don’t you just love Ebay ? I do ! )

Next weekend I will be busy making dinosaur cupcake toppers and cupcake wrappers, so if all goes well I will post my efforts, I say efforts as never done these before so wish me luck !

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Supplies : Card – create and craft, Die Cuts – Ebay, Stamps – The Range, Ink – Memmento Dew Drops Danube Blue

Family,Scrabble ?

 

As I said in my previous blog post, I  had a manic week last week. I have now recuperated and ready to go again.

My god daughter gave birth to a beautiful daughter and was in hospital for 5 days ( all good now and home ) so whilst she was away I had 5 lovely days spent with her son ( my god son)

As I enjoy making scrabble art frames, I was absolutely stuck with how I could interlock 3 names as I found no way possible. After this stumping me and frustrating me I decided to do a simpler one – still a treasured memory right ?

I also decided to do a Family Tree, as I have no laser writing equipment and to be honest my writing is awful, I decided to stamp their initials on the hearts.

I had problems galore with this as first I ran out of white spray paint, then I tried to use acrylic paint – total mess so they went into bin feeling rejected ( bit like myself ) but what did annoy me was the fact I had gold & silver acrylic paints and they worked a treated when testing them out, but uh uh not when I needed to make a family tree, typical huh ?

Anyway here are my final and finished craftiness

Thoughts ?

Epic Fail

So today I decided to finally play around with my new GC Machine.

I have seen various tutorials on YouTube for Embossing Folders and Inks i.e Here and This one, Looks pretty easy right ? ! Wrong …was nothing but a major failure. I followed what they said and 2 hours later I admitted defeat with this.

I had tried with Distress Inks and Memento Dew Drops, I inked raised side and not so raised side…Failure each time. I noticed in one of the videos she just used A plate & Raspberry plate do we not need Tan Embossing mat also ????

So many videos using this technique some with tan embossing mat others not… all very confusing…

So I am asking for a BIG HELP here…. for anyone who has a Grand Calibur and has had successful results with embossing folders and inking, please could you let me know exactly what you did please ? Tanning mat or not ?? What technique worked best ….

Thankyou

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Please excuse the awful colours I just grabbed first 2 colours at hand, plus I only have 2 embossing folders at moment ( rest are on way )

Happy New Year

 

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

 

 

 

Christmas Crafts

I had so much fun making these crafts with my Godson. Plus I think the candle makes a lovely keepsake for his parents.

So easy to make and so inexpensive too. For the candle artwork, we bought a candle for £1, some tissue paper and wax paper.  Let the children draw on the tissue paper, wrap it around the candle with wax paper over the top, then heat it up with either hairdryer or heat tool. I will be honest and say I did do a tester one and found better effects with pens rather than crayons.

The Tree was simply a square piece of paper, folded in half ( to resemble a triangle ) then simply cut towards the fold. Open up and bend over and add decorations.

We also did the Candy Cane Hearts, so had a lovely time together crafting 🙂

Hope you enjoy. And incase I don’t get a chance ” Merry Christmas ” to everyone and have a brilliant festive season 🙂

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