Jun 22, 2010

Holiday Lineup

 I will be doing some Christmas in July classes next month so I thought I had better buy a set of Christmas stamps...I love this set "Holiday Lineup". So much fun to colour! I added a little bit of dazzling diamonds to the snowmen to bling them up a bit

These are Santas elves from the same set...love these kooky guys!! I have also done the reindeer but the crystal effects is still drying on that one

I have seen these circle easel cards all over blogland...I have done  a very plain and simple version...quick and easy is my motto!
This week I score some cute little sizzix dies...This shoe is so cute...there is no way I could ever get my big clumpy feet into a dainty shoe like this!! I stamped the Boroque Motif swirl on the background in Pink Pirouette . This is one of my fabourite colour combos.

Of course yo need a handbag to match..I added Kraft cardstock to this one

And lastly my grand daughters Ella and Sophie are having a combined birthday party in October with a Sesame Street theme...Elmo is sooo cute!

...and Cookie Monster is his usual gutsy self! I saw these on Wendy Hawkinsons blog and staright away I know they would be perfect party invites for my two little cuties...That's all from me for now...see you round like a doughnut!

Jun 13, 2010

Card in a Box

I am always amazed at how clever some people are...I saw this idea while I was blog surfing here Papercrafts Love Affair. (Look in the sidbar and you will find a video tutorial added by the very talented Valita!) Please go and have a look, Shari has a really easy tutorial to follow for making the box and the punched flowers. Its actually called a scrapbook in a box but I have made this for my mums 80th birthday for the family to sign...I just love it!! I did however stuff up... I was meant to use Certainly Celery ink on the flowers but I used Wild Wasabi, so the inking is a bit in your face..never mind, its still pretty.
This is what the inside looks like..The "box" opens out flat..you can add photos, journaling or use it as a card...clever clever clever....why can't I be that clever!

Jun 10, 2010

Lollypop Face Washer (and some simple cards)

This is another cute little idea for craft stalls and very simple to make. You simply roll a face washer up like a sausage, then roll the sausage into a coil and use a small safety pin to hold its shape. Place it in a medium Stampin' Up! cello bag (with the pin to the bottom) then shove an icy pole stick up to the bottom of the washer. Secure the cello bag tightly around the washer with sticky tape and tie with pretty ribbon (I used Melon Mambo Polka Dot...and make a simple tag to finish it off...cheap to make and useful!

And now on to the simple cards...I recently saw this colour combo in a card making magazine and loved it straight away...Basic Grey, Old Olive and Rose Red... I pretty much copied the design too but just added a few extra bits and pieces.

I saved this card making idea to my computer but it had no watermark so I have no idea who was the original creator...if anyone knows please notify me so I can give credit...a very simple card suitable for the fellers...though I have never seen my husband wear a tie...lol
That's it for now, I really should be cooking something for our tea!

Jun 9, 2010

Hanky Shirt

Before I became a SU! demo I used to make a bit of pocket money selling simple little gift ideas...these hanky shirts were one of my best sellers, they would be great for fetes.

The hanky is ironed much the same as an origami paper shirt and there is just one straight pin under the collar holding it together..The origami tie is held in place with a glue dot. I have put it in a large cello bag which has been stamped with Staz on and the leaf was cut out of felt on the bigshot with Leaves #2 die
If you would like to try one of these the easiest thing to do is google origami shirt...there are quite a few you tube videos which explain it clearly ...the only differnce is you will be using a hanky instead of paper...having said that, it's a good idea to practice on paper first...there are also tutorials for origami ties...for mine I used a 7cm (3 inch approx) square of designer paper.....it makes a cute little Father's Day pressie

Another terrible photo, it is actually much brighter than this in real life! This cute little tote was made using a template by Creations by AR...So easy to put together and a lovely little gift bag for any female, big enough for a bottle of perfume or some chocolates
I have received some more cards for the Agape Childrens Home... I have yet to count how many cards I have now but once I do a few more I will take some pics!

Jun 1, 2010

Little Gift Idea

Hi all, just a quick post to show you one of the items we made in this weeks class....It is a little slide cover box thingy which goes over a small pack of incense sticks. I then made a lift up flap to reveal where you write your message to the intended...I used Petal Pizzazz agin, that set is sooo versatile!
An agape update...Cards are slowly starting to come in ...I received some lovely ones from Barbie Sedgewick and Shirley McAvoy sent a very cute collection of Fox and Friends cards...more are on their way,Iwill keep you posted...I know I have made around fifty so far and my class girls have been busy too....especially Wendie who has been very busy...I contacted Stampin Up! and told them what I was doing and they VERY generously donated a box of card making supplies to help with our efforts.. I was blown away with what they sent and it is all being put to good use...so thankyou Stampin Up! will take a  pic when they all the cards arrive....please...if you would like to help (see a few posts down) I would still like more cards if you are able!