Thursday, 28 March 2013

 Two little Easter bunnies knitted for my friends' grandchildren. They get so many chocolate eggs that I thought I would knit them a toy instead. They were both knitted the same way on same size needles, but choosing different types of wool make them knit up differently.

 These are two little bags, made by folding a 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper. The edging and ribbon are the only additional things to be added.
and finally, I created a mobile using spellbinders "Grand decorative circles 1". I cut out two of each size,  then after threading some beads onto cotton, I stuck the cotton between each layer of circle before sticking the circles together.  From some angles it looks as if the circles are off centre, but they were lined up the same way.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Another folded/pleated paper card. This time with black and white patterned papers. Mounted onto a black and white frame "Go Create- xxl square frame frilly No.7". I then had 8 white scalloped edged cards which I stuck with the same patterned paper that I used in the centre and arranged around the edge of the black 8 x 8 card.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

 This card has the centre cut out. I used spellbinders ovals to cut the aperture. Then using spellbinders shapeabilities "butterfly magic" I cut the design out moving the die over to create a larger piece. I then used the oval die to match the aperture and cut over the shaped (butterfly) piece. I used a butterfly stamp around the edge with black embossing powders . The centre piece is spellbinders "banners". I then cut out two butterflies one in beige and one in black and stuck together.
This is a simple card. The bottom patterned paper is from a roll of wrapping paper. The top section is paper that has already been embossed. I added the ribbon and slider in the middle. Then cut two "Spellbinders die d-lites flourish trim" in pink and blue, stuck onto card in opposite colours. The little rose buds complete the card.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

This card I have created using different techniques. The background swirl effect was done using shaving foam. Check out Sue Wilson on create and craft or her blog. I used black food colouring onto the shaving foam. Dries just as quickly. The musical notes on the aperture frame was created by inking up the embossing folder first before running through machine. The music score inside the aperture is from memory box. I matted and layered with black card. The large music note was from "Craft Creations" magazine issue 8. Which I did onto black card.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

This card is an anniversary card for my mum & dad. I have cut the shape of the champagne glasses out on plain white card. Did the Iris folding for them both, reversing the colour ways. Then on a cream piece of card cut the 2 shapes out again so that the Iris part is underneath. I then embossed the cream card with crafters companion 8 x 8 dotty folder, before gluing over the iris folded part. There is a small layer of gold card around the edge (which you might just be able to see). I finished off by added bows, sparkly gems and peel off wording and hearts. Will need to make a box to go with it as card raised slightly.

Friday, 15 March 2013

This a good example of using your dies differently. I have the "Trellis Wall" die by Tonic. It is in the shape of an arched window. I decided to cut 8 of these out and chop off the arched bit so that I had 8 squares. I glued them onto acetate and using memory box "Blooming Vine" and a Lily Rose die (don't know name), as the decoration, placed them up the centre. Because of the acetate you are able to see through card to the centre, where I have used Stephanie Weightman tattered lace die "Happy birthday". I used some white quilling strips that I had to frame the card and also across the trellis... so that you don't see the joins. I did the same on the inside of the acetate to cover sticky signs.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

This is a cascading flower easel card. The flowers are the main attraction and the embellishment. The leaves are made from spellbinders "Fall Foliage". With just a sentiment using spellbinders labels 20 and just rite stamps and a single gem to complete. Job Done!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

 This is a wedding card that I have made - not for anyone in particular, I just wanted to have a go at doing something different. The trellis edge I made by using spellbinders "Lacy doily accents" by making sure some if the die was not between the boards I was able to add another layer of trellis without the shaped edge. The table is just a strip of card curved round and the wedding cake were just 3 boxes with peel off as the decoration. I mounted each tier onto quilled stands. The silver background of the arch is spellbinders "Garden Lattice" M-Bossabilities. The congratulations sign is from spellbinders die- D-Lites "Frame one" The wording is from Justrite "Thank you labels 20". Ribbon and flowers finish off the card.

This is a little present card. It is made by making a box and cover then decorating. The papers are from Dovecraft "Back to Basics IV" The toppers from Crafters companion "Angelica and friends". A small brad is the handle of the drawer. Ribbon completes the project.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Card done for challenge. no:4 Love.  Using stitching pattern pocs03. I did it in black and gold and added black beads, candi and a flower.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

 This card is made by folding rectangles of paper in half and creating a point(like a triangle) then layering to create the star in the centre. I used some free papers that I got from a magazine ages ago.... and never used.... Mounted onto pink card, which I embossed using crafters companion 8 x 8 embossing folders. I then cut two strips of co-ordinating paper for the sides, and using the same papers did flowers and leaves using "spellbinders bitty blossoms die". The butterfly was the only other embellishment.
This card is my attempt at steam punk. A male card using stamps that I got free from docrafts magazine a while ago. I randomly stamped over white card the various cog stamps in brown ink- I let the ink get fainter as I stamped. The globe was also stamped onto the card. I then used distress ink and blended from the edges. On a separate piece of card I stamped the globe again- this time in embossing ink then added gold embossing powder and heated. When cool I cut the image out and mounted onto foam pads before adding to the card. I used "Tim Holtz- ruler" with holes in and pricked a line around the edge of the a brown piece of card. The cogs are die cut from "Docrafts dies" which I did in metal sheets from spellbinders. I used split pins to attach to some brown card and used "Stephanie Weightman die for Happy Birthday" in gold metal. The cogs do move around independently.

Friday, 8 March 2013

 This is my completed frame. I did an advent frame before at Christine Emberson's academy. I liked it so much that I bought another frame for me to do again. Each box  has a butterfly on it- the ones without letters I have decorated either with gems, glitters or stickles. All the boxes are empty, I just made it for the effect. The swirls around the edge are from xcut border dies.
This is a shelf in my craft room. As well as the frame that I made, there is the cottage and an egg with quilling around. The two bears on a pot was a wedding present from my niece. As it goes well in my craft room, it is also on display.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

 This card is a stitched design of a heart with swirls across. I decided to do in lilac and aqua before I had even thought of what would go with it, luckily, I went through my stash of papers and found this one, which quite by chance, matched perfectly. I then did a twisted ribbon effect in the two colours and added a flower from "Memory box - fabulous phlox" on each side of the ribbon in aqua. The sentiment is happy birthday- which you can just make out on the photo. I had a aqua butterfly embellishment, which completes the look.
These two samples are my first attempt at the shaving foam effect. I watched Sue Wilson on create and craft doing this and was mesmerised by the result. Needless to say my husband needs to buy himself some more shaving foam now!!!!!
The red swirls were made using "craftynotions- creative colour spray- as I didn't have any cosmic shimmer mist. This was my first attempt. The blue effect was done using a food dye. (worked out just as well and cheaper too!!). I will be using these on cards soon.- watch this space.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

I made this card by using memory box die "Bella Bouquet". Firstly I cut it out of the cream card. I kept all the bits to one side and then layered the card with the cut-out onto patterned paper and then onto another layer of cream card. Then I cut the die out again, this time on red card. I stuck the red flower into the space on the cream card, then using the bits from the original cut out, inserted the gaps of cream card into the red flower. I then topped the whole thing onto red patterned background paper and added the happy birthday (Stephanie Weightman- tattered lace dies). I used memory box die "meadow leaf" in cream 3 times in the corner and added a small piece of ribbon in red through a cream buckle.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The above card I made after a challenge from a friend in my craft club. I had challenged her to make the card below, so she retaliated and challenged me to make this card. I have used hunky-dory card and toppers. I have also used Marianne dies for the bird cage and birds. The edging in silver is from "x-cuts" and "Memory Box".

 This stepped card was made using pretty pink and yellow papers. The stepped inside has the word "Love" on. The topper was from crafters companion "Angelica and friends". The inside decorations are peel-offs.

This was a simple fold back card blank that I bought from creative world of crafts. I have added a drawer to the base to make it more of a present gift box. I used docrafts papers and decoupage topper, and added a black gem swirl and jet black art deco style beads to the front.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

J & C Creations are now doing a school of craft. Go to to book classes. Interesting site.