Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I am hoping this month is as sunny, but a lot less frantic than September!
Do you like the Halloween card and matching envelope in the picture above? Its a freebie ready-to-print card that I made for Heather Roselli's team blog. Soooo, if you'd like it click here to get it! Whilst over there, take a peek at all the posts from this week as there are other digi-freebies to grab too made by Heather and other members of her team. Who doesn't like a freebie or two?!
I have a couple of other card to show you too, but I do have some exciting news to share too: I am a guest designer for the lovely Krista of Sahlin Studios during the month of October!
The little card tag reads 'enjoy every moment'. I added a little glitter glue here and there and the organza ribbon (Poppicrafts, of course - yes, Michelle does organza ribbon now!!!!), plus the frame is layered with stick foam pads for a dimensional look.
I've been making lots and lots of other Halloween inspired bits n' pieces for Heather recently:
....but had a little time to make these cards, amongst others, too:
I've just gotten hold of a blog-in-a-box to revamp this page - but it isn't 100% me (just as the current look isn't me anymore). So I think I'm going to rethink my ideas again...
Halloween treats and the spooky card: Hallo-Tween kit and Paper Dolls, plus lots of DIY Printable templates including Treat Wrappers, all by Heather Roselli
Together: Enjoy the Moment by Salin Studios, plus Ranger Stickles glitter glue and organza ribbon from Poppicrafts.
XOXO: Boom I Got Your Boyfriend by MandaBean, plus organza ribbon.
Whoo-Knows card and pencil box: Imagi-Nation and Its Elementary kits. The template for the box is by The Hybrid Kid and was a free gift from DST, and the font is my current favourite:DJB Neat Feak by Darcy Baldwin.
Chit Chat Message Box: Made with Shabby Miss Jen's devine Chit Chat kit, which was the Featured Product in the Sept '09 issue of DSA's The Fix. Plus, DIY Printable template: Pizza box and album by Heather Roselli, and finally some stick-on gems to act as 'screws' for the hinges and some organza ribbon for final presentation :)
All cards etc required card paper, a variety of adhesives, plus some needed a touch of ink or chalk.
Monday, 17 August 2009
I'll leave it there for now - we're off to the park in about 10 minutes!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
My husband thought it was his lucky day to get home-made muffins and a huge box of jelly babies all on the same day. All his favourites...
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Let me show you some new cards and things:
Dotty flower tag
Winged heart tag
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
I really like playing with craft wire. I just twirl it around a smooth-sided pen to make the loops and stretch or twist it into the final shape. But it can be a pain to fix in place, unless there is something to anchor it at both ends!
As I mentioned, Michelle received the box of bits and pieces I made this morning, and I can't wait to see them in the Poppicraft gallery. I haven't used so many blooms in my cards this time - at least not whole ones! ...and wait 'till you see how I've used the hinges from my favourite on-line crafty store!
I have another one of those free, daft and anonymous quizzes for you to try. Wouldn't you like to know 'What Part of Spring' you are? This is me:
You Are Chirping Birds
You are a very caring person. You especially feel for innocent beings, like animals and children.
You are keyed in to the world and very peaceful. You believe that everyone is connected.
You remain focused and in the moment. You are not easily distracted.
You have a good memory, especially for things that you hear. You listen carefully.
I'm not sure my family would recognise this description of me - especially where it mentions me not being easily distracted, and as for the good memory - but things I need to remember leak out of my brain all the time (I really need to start using my Brain Training again).
We're going on holiday at the weekend, just for a week, to see family. I am having very guilty feelings about taking Alex out of school, but we haven't seen my family (particularly my Mum) since last August, and we all miss them. Soooo, no posts for a week - I'll be back after the 17th - but remember to check out the Sweet Shoppe this Saturday, as all new releases are 20% off, and I have a strange feeling that Dani may have something yummy in store....
Enjoy your week!
Green flowery paper: Pink Petticoat; Cloud paper: ‘Once Upon a Time’ by Lili & Emily Merritt; Blue sugar coated card: Doodlebug Designs; All other elements: Poppicrafts (including the Fancy Pants felt)
Saturday, 2 May 2009
I added a gem for sparkle to the centre of the stylised flower - which you can equally do with a digi-card making it a little more special than simply a flat image.
On Tuesday, I will be posting a new package of cards and thingummys to Michelle at Poppicrafts - but I have had some trouble with a card I wanted to make. I know it will work eventually, but after two attempts I am going to leave it for another day. Thankfully I had a couple of alternate design ideas in reserve - but I am still determined to make my original plan work some how. I'm being a bit cryptic I know, but when it works, it'll look great - hopefully!
Finally, I'm doing another blog article for Girl Talk on Tuesday (still no thumbs up on the freebie I want to share, but I think Dani's planning a big release of lots of yummy new things soon), so hopefully I'll see you there (sort of!).
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend...
PS Anyone else re-reading the Twilight books?
All papers are from Dani Mogstad's 'Pop Goes the World' kit
Doodle borders adapted from Lauren Grier's 'Border Line'
Craft wire, Dovecraft chalks, ink, gem all from local craft store
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
I'm off to sit in the sun and read the final book of the Twilight series - I just couldn't resist the hype about them...
PS Don't forget to check out the latest challenge at Poppicrafts! Its all about using skinny/ thin ribbon and you could earn yourself £20 vouchers - just think of all the dragonfly wings that would make...Dragonfly template: MissTiina (at Funky Playground Designs)
B&W border, flower paper and alpha background paper: Pink Petticoat
Blue spotty paper: ‘Flip’ kit from TADA
Acrylic alpha: Shawna Clingerman (at Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Pink gem & rub-ons: Doodlebug Designs
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
This was my result:
You Are a Chocolate Bunny
A traditionalist, you secretly want to dress up like a bunny. And not just on Easter.
Do go and have a peek even if you favour paper and glue to the digital world - there is so much to see, try and take inspiration from. Take from it only what you want and then simply enjoy the community spirit. I dare you :)
Credits for the LO:'Please Refrigerate' kit by Lauren Grier & Mikkel Paige; 'Button it' by Lauren Grier; 'Give me more Arrows' by Shawna Clingerman and the font is DJB RachelM by Darcy Baldwin. All from SSD.