Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Another NYR, is to use up as much of the paper and cardstock I buy for a project and stop hording the left-over in another box which will never see the light of day again. So yesterday I did just that.
This was the first project. 1 12x12 patterned paper and 2 12x12 card stock - all used and actually made into 5 cards. Two I have sent and these three, which I can keep in my card box to send at a later date.
A new baby boy, little Freddy, was born in December, so I made the centre card which has a little pocket inside where we put a gift card. The pocket was made using the pale blue card with a strip of four little pictures of the rabbit and duck with the and topped with four pearl card candy's, the same as those in each corner on the front. I embossed "Its A Boy" with my Cuttlebug and added to each card which gave it a message.
These three were so simple. All made from left overs. left over chipboard letters I had bought, used a few and had the rest just sitting there. The clever bit is to make up a word with what is left - it's a bit like playing scrabble. But these words are right for young peoples birthday cards. For the middle card I found a acrylic butterfly that I had cut and embossed again using my cuttlebug and had stuck it in a box for later. Now with a bit of glitter makes a birthday card.
So there we are girls, all made with left overs.........just like the turkey soup we are having today.
Sprinkles of love
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Now at this point, it's up to you. You can leave them as they are or spray them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
Leave them to dry over night or heat them with a heat gun. The heat shrinks the paper slightly and screws them back up.
I put a lager dollop of glue in the centre of the flower and sprinkled seed beads and a tiny bit of glamour dust.
But a fancy button looks good to.
These are your designs. How about stamping each piece of paper with a flourish stamp and stazeon ink before glimmer misting.
Have a go, and pop your take on these flowers into the shop to show Marion your take on these flowers.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
These flowers were punches out of three contrasting shades of pink card stack. I used a 1.5 inch and 1 inch scolloped circular punch. I then screwed up each circle. The more screwed up the better. A bit of glamour dust on the edge and mounted together using a brad.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
I know, I can hear you all shouting its too early for Christmas Cards ...... but its not. Before you know it, you will be egg nogging, mince pieing, wrapping pressies and decorating.
So here are three little cards that are easy to make. I love the Kraft paper, as I said once before, they are natural and raw looking.
Again using the Christmas Stamps and a green ink, I stamped and cut out three Christmas Trees. I thought this card needed just a little high-light. So I using a nice white gel pen and penned a running stitch around the paper squares finishing it with a little bow. I then drew around the Christmas Trees to make them pop from the background.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
I have to admit that I am not the best at tying bows. So instead, I have wrapped white ribbon around the black card stock and tied it together with pink embroidery floss to match the pink gems.
The happy birthday is heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Sprinkle of Love
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
I've been to Portugal, a weekend at Ally Pally, Mum was ill with pleurisy, extra day's to cover at work, a 70th Birthday to get ready for and and and.................... we're here in October and I can't remember the last time I stroked my paper and card stock. I have all this stash from Ally Pally and new stamps from Sugar and Spice to design with.
So yes, sorry I have not blogged, but watch this space. Cos there will be a posting tonight.
Sprinkles of Love
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
I'm in love with the Kraft papers that are out at the moment. It kind of natural and raw and it goes with anything.
Stapled ribbons, buttons, and embroidery thread wrapped around card stock and tied in a bow.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
I used glossy accents to stick the bits and bobs on the top of the lids. I then coated the seed bead one's with a layer of glossy accents to make sure they were stuck fast.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Anyway, the family have been busy creating. Two baby girls and a baby boy. Amber and Eddy and just last Wednesday little Poppy burst into our lives. So cards where needed.
This is Eddy's. I tore two pieces of card stock and mounted one on top of the other leaving a rough edge that you can curl. This shows just a hint of coordinating colour from the first piece of card under the white.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Now, my family have a great sense of humour and this is coming out in Jamie and Laura, my nephew and niece.
They came round Sunday morning, singing Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you and each presented me with little rounded presents. "We chose them our selves" said Laura excitedly as she helped me open her gift. "He's soooooooooo cute isn't he", "yes I said with a giggle. " Jamie chose his one too". "We thought they would be lovely in your Garden".
As I place my gifts on the table and started to read my cards, Jamie pipes in "bet you never thought you'd have a Red Breast and a Fat Tit for your birthday did you?"
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
We're in Blaxhall; "SUFFOLK", Lyn is shouting over my right shoulder, cos I keep getting the county wrong.
The garden where we are staying has two Buddliea's and they are covered with butterflies. I feel there's a layout coming here and I can hear Martha Stewart yelling "use my butterfly punch", so I will. I can't get over how many butterflies there are in the garden. If I said there are 100 I would not be lying. They are stunning.
We are trying to find out all their names and are looking through next door's Butterfly books. We've found a Harry, a Tom and two Georges, a Miriam, a Fred and a Mabel.
Sprinkles of Love x
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
This was quite simple but effective; a blue K, a claret 50 and accented with Happy birthday stamped on all four sides using the Sugar and Spice Scribble Sentiments stamps. Men don't do glamour dust......................well some might......................but this one doesn't, so I used a Sakura Clear Star pen and went over the four Happy Birthday's with it, just to give it a shimmer.
Happy Birthday Keith
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Anyway this is her birthday card. I couldn't do ribbons and bows, so this is my rock chick type card. Again something for nothing, made out of scraps.
I used a baby wipe dabbed in gold ink and rubbed it over the white card and the edges of both the pink card stock and spotty paper. I found a packet of BBP "Just the Edge" strips, that I had picked up at my fave Craft Shop Sugar and Spice and chose the scroll strip from the pack. Snipped off the length needed and wiped this also with the gold ink.
I love a torn edge for effect and this time ripped into the centre of the pink card in 3 area's . I stamped a sentiment from the Sugar and Spice Sentiments clear stamps on a piece of white card that had been rubbed over with gold ink the cut it out using a scollop edge circular punch, the cut a straight line above and below the sentiment to make it an oval shape. Then I mounted it on a piece of gathered white netting.
So there you have it, I can't use the word "pretty" cos its not in Charlie's (christened Charlotte) vocabulary, but a nice little Rock Chick type card.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy x
Friday, 3 July 2009
A little example of something for nothing. We all have the little pigment ink pads which work as water colours. So away you go. Scribble cartoon type flowers on a piece of white card stock with a fine permanent marker and colour wash. Don't try to be "perfic". The more child like the better. And don't worry about the colour going over the lines, again this adds to it.
Cut out a few flowers and use as embellishments. Frame your picture with a lacy border.
Look at children's story books for inspiration.
Go on ......................have a go.
Sprinkles of love
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE!!
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract and your favourite tipple
1 large coffee mug
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
I stamped a large flower using a contrasting ink on a scrap of paper. I think this stamp was one from the Banana Frog ranges of clear stamps. Then carefully cut out the flower and stitched a co-ordinating button to the centre. Using the same ink pad, I inked around the four sides of the white birthday card. I cut a piece of green card stock to the exact size of the birthday card and tore the edges to give it a rough finish. Using the same embroidery thread I stitched a line of running stitches up the centre of the green card and mounted the flower using foam pads. Using the same coloured ink pad I stamped a sentiment from Sugar and Spice Happy Birthday Flower clear stamps on a piece of white card stock and cut it into a Tag. I inked the edges again using the same ink pad and tied it to the stem of the flower.
The lettering is cut from Chip Board. Sugar and Spice will sell these or cut them along with the 8" ones for you. Or why not join their Die Cutters Club and do it yourself. There are bonuses if you join. The letters are then painted with a crafters acrylic paint. But you may choose to cover the letters with a contrasting paper.
Sunday, 21 June 2009
We met for the first time last Wednesday; sorry that Nic could not be there, but her ears must have been burning.
My head was filled with new words bantered around the table. Blog speak I think is the best way to describe it. A whole new language. And all I could do is sit with a look of horror on my face thinking "what are they talking about". So I will be looking to make a phrase book....hint hint of forthcoming design.
Good luck to all the team for the year ahead.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy x