Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gift card holder

Hi Lovelies,

Since I was downstairs prettying up a parcel I decided that I would try to make a card.  Looking through the challenge blogs I like I decided to do do the Jingle Belles & TSOT challenges.  I had a quick look through some of the ideas that Jingle Belles posted & thought that this tutorial looked really good.  So I based my card on it.  The card ended up being 6 x 6 inches, so quite big for me.

I had better be going as the girls are about & need my attention.

Hugs to you all & Happy crafting xoxoxoxo

Gift wrapping & card

Hi Lovelies,

I know it's been awhile (yet again).  I don't know what is wrong with me, I start crafting again only to stop & not do anything for ages.  It's really starting to bug me.  Especially since I don't have a job, or go any where other than kid stuff.

Anyway enough whinging, I thought I would share a little something I have done for one of Emsy's mates birthday.  Emsy has been invited to a birthday party on Sunday & for a change I decided to wrap the present & make the card before the day.  Shock, horror I know - I'm getting organised, I'm even scaring myself lol!  For once it has turned out well.  As I didn't have enough of the Dora wrapping paper to cover the present, so I used it to doll up this plain brown paper wrapping.  I used up the last of this gorgeous ribbon on the paper, added a doily (that Alice gave to me & I've been hoarding) cut out a Dora & taped her onto the doily.  I then die cut the Happy Birthday, stamped the balloons & fussy cut around them before attaching that to the present.  The card was really simple to make I just fussy cut another Dora, stuck her to some white c/s before cutting around her & adding her to the card, with another one of the doilies.

Thanks for stopping by today & happy crafting to you all xoxoxoxo

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Hi Lovelies,

This card is for the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge here.  This time the challenge was to use birds on your project.  I have been itching to use this Jillibean Soup stamp set for ages & thought it would suit this challenge perfectly.  This is such a simple card to make.  I started with a small scrap of kraft on which I stamped the bird first then masked, before stamping the cage.  I then coloured the bird with a white prismacolour pencil.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain before adhering it to a card base.  I then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment in Walnut Stain.  That's it.  Took me a whole five minutes maybe.......

I just want to wish all you Mums' out there a wonderful Mothers Day.  My day is half over (just like my washing lol) with dh & Lils' asleep & Emsy sacked out in front of the TV.  So between the laundry I'm crafting.  Happy Mothers' Day xoxoxoxo

Card Blank
Kraft paper
Hero Arts: CL342
Jillibean Soup: Jbc7716
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Prismacolour pencil: Blanc/white
Versafine Vintage Sepia