Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Let's Party

Hello all you bloggers, new and not so new. Welcome to my weekly ditty.............

I promised something a little different for me this week. Well I have been playing with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party board available from Oyster Papercrafts.

A very simple device for making 12 different party items officially, including hats, treat bags, cup cake holders,  blowers etc. I have also made a cup and saucer and cake stand which are not in the handbook. The cake stand was inspired by the We R memory keepers blog.
I saved various containers including yoghurt cartons and drinks container.  
Here's what I came up with.

 I found that working with plain paper and decorating while it was still flat was the way to go. I used pom poms, die cuts, gems, flowers and rosettes from my crafty stash to decorate some of the sets.

I used My Favourite Things, Just Delightful Stamps Prehistoric fun to decorate a cup holder, party horn, hat and treat bag. I stamped and embossed the image and coloured with alcohol pens.

 I found inspiration from last months Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine (issue 168 April) for the Rabbit, of course you could also make other animals or  Father Christmas in a similar way.

I stamped and embossed a pattern on the black card, of course you could use any of your small background stamps to repeat stamp a background. 

 The cake stand and cup were made from a the cup holders which I added a die cut circle to I then die cut a circle out of gold mirri card and a small strip was used to run around the top of the cup, the handle was just a strip of card fixed to the side.
 I do hope you like them, back to normal next week.
Have a splendid week hope the weather is kind to us all.
Take care

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Veined Flowers

Hi bloggers,  
Again something a little different today. 

Here is a card using Tonic Square Lattice Frames and Veined Flower stamps by HoneyDoo Stamps. 
My favourite colours lilacs and purple I hope you like it.

Take Care

Roses are Red

Hi Bloggers,
What day is it?  oh Thursday......wow the days are passing by so quickly, Tuesday came and went and only this morning I realised I hadn't done a blog this week.
Well here is a card I made some time ago, very similar to a previous card using the Roses are Red card from HoneyDoos. Last time I decoupaged the rose and cut out each layer by hand, now we have the Die (thanks Amanda) which makes the whole process easier and quicker. I coloured the stamp this time with Poly Chromos pencils, and used the die to cut it out which gives a narrow border around the stamp. My favourite background Die, diamond Lattice by Memory box gives a very delicate look to the card and a sentiment using one of the Sue Wilson dies completes the look.

I am working on something different for next week so back to the grind stone for me, I hope you have a good week. Take Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wall Hanging
Well its a beautiful day here, a little windy but warm enough for this time of year.
Something a little different today. Here is a wall hanging I made at a workshop I attended last week. It uses just one 12" x 12" paper, which is used to cover the stamp board rectangles. This is then decorated with various bits and bobs which you will find in your crafty stash.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing and I was quite impressed by the result.
Take care

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Floral Crest

Hello Bloggers,
Welcome to any new visitors, I hope you enjoy looking at my cards.
Here is a card I made using HoneyDoo Crafts Floral Crest stamp and die.  I love yellow in the spring time so I have matted and layered the frame and sentiment on to yellow and then coloured the flowers of the crest With Yellow Mica Powder made into a water colour. The embossing Folder is Woven                              made by We R Memory Keepers and is really useful. The sentiment is stamped with HoneyDoo            stamp A Jar of Thanks,  and then cut out with Spellbinders Curved Square Die. I then matted it on to Yellow Card.

I hope you like it.
Take Care

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hi Bloggers,
Its fine here today but storms approaching say the weather men.....whoop whoop rain!!!!!
A very simple card today. Black and white made with Honey Doo stamps.
Pretty Display is stamped as abackground, the flowers embossed with dark moonstone embossing powder . The sentiment is one of my favourites from mini sentiments, I love it because its generic so can be used for any occasion.
Spelbinders dies have also been used.

I hope you like it, Take care.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Bottle of Vine

Hi Bloggers,
I do hope you are all well.
We have had a little sunshine here and Ive had chance to do some tidying in the garden, spring is around the corner.
Here is a card I made with the Bottle of Vine Stamps and Dies from Honey Doo. Its a simple Easel card but instead of folding the whole card up I cut it into strips and folded in different places to give this effect. Each of the words act as a buffer for the easel.
The mages were stamped, coloured and die cut onto heavy cardstock (250gsm) so that they would stand up independently.
I made the base using a spellbinders die  and added a sentiment to finish the card.
I hope you like it.
Take Care
Happy Crafting