Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Cosy Christmas/Warm Winter Wishes

Afternoon my peeps!

This will probably be the last post before the 'big day' so I wanted to visit a blast from a Christmas past to wish you all a Cosy and Warm Christmas!

These two cards featured in the October 2014 issue of Crafts Beautiful and combine the use of lovely ice-cream colours mixed with lush chocolate brown, a perfect combination to remind you of hot chocolate, cuddly mittens and snuggly jumpers. The designs are created using simple piecing techniques with subtle shading around the edges.

Without further ado here are the little cuties...

All the items needed and full instructions can be found on the Crafts Beautiful website along with the downloadable templates. Click here to take you to the project page.

I hope you like theses cute little makes. 

Have a wonderful, healthy and peaceful Christmas and I'll be back soon. xxx

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Winter Wishes - Cricut® Explore/Crafts Beautiful

Afternoon my peeps!

I know some of you are frantically still trying to get those last minute Christmas cards made, or even making a start on next Christmas; so I'd like to share with you another blast from the past, well about a year ago really. 

For the November 2014 issue of Crafts Beautiful I did a electronic die-cutting tutorial using the Cricut® Explore. The Crafts Beautiful website is currently showing how to make this cute little card.

It doesn't matter if you don't have a Cricut® Explore, any little snowman/tree/wording die-cut or stamp will work just as well. I like the fresh, modern take on trad colours in this card and I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

If you adore snowmen like me, then why not have a go at this cute little fellow? Full items needed and instructions are on the web page. Click here to take you to the project page.

I'm off now to have a sort through some of my craft stash and see if anything inspires me. Thanks for calling in and see you soon! x

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Cute Cat Card

Afternoon all!

There is a blast from the past on the PaperCrafter website, a cute decoupage cat that I illustrated and designed for Crafts Beautiful a couple of years ago. 

PaperCrafter has the 'how to create' the card on their website and you can download the original illustration from the Crafts Beautiful website.

Here is the cute little chap!

Isn't he adorable? I'm not a big fan of decoupage, so I only made this one or two layers. You can just use the base layer if you wish as it is fully illustrated.

What you need...

Digi stamp: Decoupage Cat Card - Crafts Beautiful
Card stock: white
Patterned paper: pinks, aquas
Promarkers: aqua, lime, pink and greys
Fine liner: black
Gel pen: white
Button: lime
Twine: black

Click here to take you to the PaperCrafter page and here to take you to the Crafts Beautiful download page. You will need to register with Crafts Beautiful, but is quick, free and easy to do.

Thank you for dropping by! TTFN! xx

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bag in a Box! & Note Cards - Cricut Explore Air

Mornin' lovelies!

I was recently asked by a lovely friend to create something to donate in a diabetes charity raffle. I decided to get out my trusty Explore and make a couple of bags and a set of simple note cards. I then had the idea to package the bags in a box rather than in a clear boring bag, hence Bag in a Box!

Here is what I came up with...

The box shows the caption on the bag. This one I did in pink glitter iron-on...

and this one with black glitter iron-on.

The note cards had simple icons and phrases, I used the trusty vinyl for the images and wording.

Rather than give the prizes to Fenella in a carrier bag, I made her a bag with gold glitter iron on.

Fenella was over the moon with what I'd done. I hope the raffle went okay. 

I adore the cute little bag boxes and they are recyclable, though the recipient might want to keep it to store little bits and bobs in.

I purchased the bags in bulk from a retail and online store called Morplan. They work out really cheap and are 100% cotton in bright white, so anything will look good on them.

Hope you like my goodies, thank you for stopping by and I'll see you soon! xx

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Merry Drunk! - Incy Wincy/Dr Digi

Good afternoon peeps!

How are you? Getting in the mood for Christmas yet?

We have a fun challenge over at Incy Wincy and this will be our last one until the 4th January.

This week's challenge is Christmas Related - Make it Funny and our fab sponsor is Dr Digi's House of Stamps.

I didn't pick an image I picked a sheet of amusing phrases called Christmas Sentiments.

Items needed...

Card stock: white
Felt holly and berry embellishment
Baker's twine: red

As usual for me, I've kept it clean and simple. Not all cards have to have a picture do they? For £1.50 you get 14 sentiments which is superb value for money.

Dr Digi specialises in humorous images and wording, so if that is your thing then why not click on the badge below and have a browse?

The talented teamies over at Incy Wincy have been working their magic too and have some great inspiration for you.

I'm going to head off for now, I am actually going to sit and make Simon's Christmas card - wonders will never cease!

Take care all, thanks for popping by and I'll be back soon. xx

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Peace On Earth - Incy Wincy/Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

Afternoon peeps!

I know, I know, I haven't posted for a while. 

Everytime I think I'm going to have some time, something else crops up. It's always a busy as this time of year for craft magazines as we have an extra issue to squeeze in. Things are up to date now, so I should have a bit more time on my hands.

Sadly, I haven't even had time to make Christmas cards for myself this year. The few I will be posting up will be the ones I've created for the magazines and Incy Wincy.

Talking of Incy Wincy, we have a lovely Winter Wonderland theme for this week's challenge. Our fab sponsor is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

I chose a beautiful design called Doodle Deer by Stitchy Stamps. I felt this design didn't really need much adding to it as it is so gorgeous, as with my normal style, I've kept it clean and simple.

Items needed...

Card stock: white
Sentiment sticker
Gems: red, clear
Ribbon: red grosgain
Decorative pins: star, teardrop red

Isn't that image just fab? You can find this and lots more wonderful designs from different artists by clicking on the Stitchy Bear's badge below.

Don't forget to pop on over to Incy Wincy to see the lovely makes the DT have come up with for inspiration. There are already lots of wonderful entries posted up from all you talented crafters.

We are still looking for a new DT member, so if you are interested then have a look at the details on the Incy Wincy blog.

Okay, I'll say ta-ta for now. Thanks for calling in and I hope to be back soon. xx

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