Thursday, 17 October 2013

Have a heart

Have heart and craft!
So i got this patchwork heart from handmade harbour, and one evening inspiration struck!  I decided to make a flower with the heart being the petals.  So armed with my trusty promarkers i set to work.  A tad fiddly with some of the smaller sections but well worth it.

The left over coloured hearts i used to make a notelet card,    

Monday, 14 October 2013

Santa sweetie decorations

I have been watching youtube recently for more ideas to make christmas decorations.  There were a number of  films showing santas made with punches.  Now as you will see from previous posts I am having ongoing problems with the punces i own.  But i do have a selection of spellbinders dies.  So i sat down and had a play with the ones available to me.
A scalloped oval cut down for the beard works well, and with careful cutting can produced two beards.  My five petal flower was converted into the moustache, and yet again made two!
The smallest flower and there was the pom pom on his hat. The smallest circle makes the nose and the third smallest is great for the face.  A bit of scissor work and i had the hat fur, finally a hole punch supplied me with the eyes.
Must be fairly good as hubby actually recognised it as a santa lol
The cats decided to "help" by throwing items off my worktop, feng shui kitty style!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Christening card

So a friend of my daughter wanted a christening card made for her nephew.  Not a theme i have made before, but armed with two rubber stamps from Lili of the Valley, i had a go.
Coloured with promarkers and layered over doileys cut using Spellbinders dies.  The finished accents were the three matching blue flowers made using a die from Spellbinders.
Quite happy with the finished item, to make it complete i stamped the church on the insert for the inside.
As this fits the theme of men and boys i have decided to submit it to Handmade harbours" challenge at 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Halloween treats

I wanted to take part in the handmade harbour challenge this week, the theme being Halloween.  The shame is unlike the states we still aren't big on the whole event over here, although it is becoming more popular.  So it was abwaste of time making cards.  But having been making tree sweet decorations this past week for Christmas i decided to make treat packs for any trick or treaters that come to our house.

I used the ghost image from handmade harbour,  coloured with letraset markers and cut out with spellbinders dies.  The sweets the little ghost is holding were made shiny with crystal glaze.

A few sweeties later and the bags were atapled shut, with the image covering the wrong side of the staples.  I think the kids that call here should enjoy the finished items!

Xmas tree decorations

So to deviate away from just christmas cards i decided to make some christmas tree sweet decorations.
Of course before i could start i had to get some plastic bags, which after some searching i got off ebay.  I also want some really narrow bags like some on youtube have used in the USA, but so far have failed in finding them in the UK, but i digress!
I purchased some decent chocolate and put five balls into each of the bags.  I didn't want the staples showing so had to use the oldbrain before starting, but i think they look good and i am really pleased with the end results.