I made the card base by cutting a 5" strip from a 12x12 Teresa Collins embossed core'dinations pad, which I then sanded back to reveal the core. I used a saucer to round all four corners, then scored at 5",6" and 7" and creased to make a gusset.
I lined the inside with papers and added a little pocket in which to put cash or a gift card and added some handles which I made using 2 SB circle dies and chopping in half. They stick together with half a velcro dot. I didn't have a shopping image, but what do you do when shopping with a friend? You stop for coffee, of course, and that's what these lovely ladies are doing!! Finally a touch of ribbon and some pearls for more texture.
Hello peeps and I hope this finds you well and enjoying some sunshine. I am delighted to report that the primroses are appearing in our hedgerows and the buds on the daffodils most definitely have a yellow tinge now. The rabbits are enjoying the delicacy that is our crocuses but hey ho, I can live with that!!
Anyway enough of the flora and fauna reporting and more of the reason I am actually here!!
It was my Birthday last week and, along with some other lovely goodies, my kind and generous team buddy Annette sent me some lovely ribbons which were the starting point for my card. The papers were a perfect colour match and this is what evolved.
The lovely image was coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers and then die cut using my little used Spellbinders majestic labels. I added glossy accents and glamour dust to the little birds and obviously some liquid pearls to her hair. To make a change I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and actually like the result...far softer than black I think.
Sob, sob...it's Sunday which means I have to go to work tomorrow. I've had a lovely week and now it's over :0( On the bright side I do only work two days each week so what the heck am I complaining about!!?
Anyway here is a card I made yesterday using one of the LOTV sketches. I have been really constructive and put together several card bases using each of them. They really are great and when I am in a rush will just need to colour and add an image!!
I started by looking for pink papers to compliment Hamlet who I coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers. The sentiment came with the image and I added glossy accents and glamour dust to the cupcakes. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!
Hello peeps. It's Friday and the forecast looks good. The blacksmith is coming this morning to put the shoe back on the pony now that she has fully recovered so I can get back in the saddle again...weather permitting!! I am still on track with my mission to produce one Christmas card a week and here is my latest make.
The adorable stamp is Maggie and I got her in the Funky Kits Sale. She is coloured to match the papers. The ribbon came from a wonderful little local shop called Butterfly Bright they have such treasures!!
Hello and welcome to Thursday and I am soooooo excited!!
Wait for it..... I am a real life Crafty Little Fairy...oh yes, I passed my entrance exam as Guest Fairy and am now in possession of wand and everything!! I can't tell you how honoured I feel and send enormous thanks to Squirrel who kindly invited me to join this wonderful team. I am actually a "Pink Fairy" but far too excited to wait until next week, so I am gatecrashing the "Blue Fairy" party this week and sharing my card for the new challenge which is
The lovely image is from the now closed Pollycraft digi shop. He was coloured with my Promarkers and fussy cut so that I could then 3d him onto embossed white card. I did the HB2U on word and cut it out with one of my MFT dies and used a notebook die along the top. Another lad card to add to the stock box.
Hello my crafty buddies. Hope your week is going well.
After assisting with repairs to barns, tractor shed and house roofs I felt it necessary to indulge in some indoor pursuits!!
Here is the result...
I don't do shabby very often so having found these pretty papers I decided to have a go. I got the old distressing tool out for a change (and made a mess all over the carpet...distressing in itself!!) and inked the edges with chalk ink. I die cut 2 semi circles to make a fretwork mat and then pulled a thread with tweezers in the seam binding to make a ruffled ribbon. The sweet image is Ellie who was coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is from an LOTV set. The best bit of all was actually taking a photograph in the garden in real daylight!!
Dips chose the theme for this challenge and it's buttons. I'm certain you have some old ones somewhere so don't be shy, come and have a play!!
Here is my contribution
I started with the papers and coloured Barry to match, using my Promarkers as usual. I used my favourite SB die to frame the image and a tonic punch for the flowers. I found some tiny old buttons which were perfect for the centre of the flowers and finished off with a sentiment stamp.
to join in her 5th Blogaversary celebrations. I have used several favourite things, first and foremost my Promarkers ( I do try to use other mediums but always come back to my PM's), The frame is probably my most used die and the flower punch is the only one I tend to use!!
Thank you for sharing your day with me. See you soon xx
We do try to encourage you to think "out of the box" and our theme this fortnight is certainly going to do that!! We would like you to create something using an object as your inspiration, that is something you can see and touch.
My eldest son and his Girlfriend were trawling through old photograph albums and scrapbooks (laughing regularly at Martin and I in the 80's!!) a while ago and came across this picture...
...it's me on my 1st Birthday and the dress I am wearing was hand knitted by my Grandma. Knitting has passed down the generations and my Mum is also an extraordinarily talented knitter. Me?...well, not so much but I can hold a pair of needles and do a mean stocking stitch. So this is what I made...
It was two fold inspiration really as Kim (Tillys Crafts) blogged a fabulous knitted rabbit a couple of weeks ago and I just had to go visit the source of her pattern (Mary Jane's Tearoom) and came away with the pattern for Fifi!!
PLEASE pop over and have a look at the fantastic array of inspirational goodies that my team mates have produced and get your thinking caps on!!
Happy Monday folks!! I'm grabbing the Christmas inspiration where I can at the moment while I still have the Christmas basket out, so here is my latest offering...
Because the lovely stamp is so large I chose to make an A5 tent fold for a change. The papers are, in fact, valentines ones but I think they also lend themselves to a nordic inspired Christmas card too. The image was, of course, coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment was added to a tab. I used co-ordinating papers to make the little heart using a Marianne die set.
Good afternoon my blogging buddies and hope this finds you warm and safe. Rain and gales here...again although we did have a ten minute window first thing when I was able to walk Suzy, very quickly, after dealing with the pony, who is on the road to recovery thank goodness.
Anyway enough of the waffling and on with the card. I have made a card today for my youngest to give his friend who turns 20 in a couple of days (they are out on the town tonight...again!!) .
I used my lovely, lovely newTonic layering dies for the circular card to start with. Used spotted and striped papers from a Wellington stack and coloured the perfectly appropriate image with Promarkers.
A LOTV sentiment and some complimentary buttons and some twine and the job's a good 'un.
Don't forget to pop over and have a peep at what the Blue Fairies have been up to!!
I shall be on veterinary nurse duty today.
The poor pony has an abscess in her hoof so is sporting a comfortable squishy slipper. Just as well it's been raining really as her field companions are all inside too keeping her company!! Every cloud and all that...!!
Have an udderly fab day whatever you are up to!! xx
and it's Valentine, chosen by Francesca... so dust off the heart dies and papers and join in!!
I decided to make a wedge box to fill with sweeties for my beau.
I tied the top together with an assortment of red ribbon which was adorned with a little red heart bell. I used a freebie stamp for the tag and heat embossed with red powder which I've had for donkeys and never used. I punched out some red hearts to add to the display...ooh, get me!!
who are offering our lucky winner two digital images.
I was lucky enough to have this adorable image to use
I teamed the image with Vintage Notes paper and a complimentary scrap from my ever increasing pile. The lovely postage stamp die and embossing folder came with my Cuttlebug when I bought it (about ten years ago) and this is the first time I have used it!! I sanded this and the heart border back to reveal the core. The sentiment was computer generated.
I'm off to play here