Monday, 30 March 2009
We have the very talented Debby as our guest designer this week and boy is her card fabulous!
The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice! For you. (There is a possibility it will be a purchased item instead of homemade, or both).This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done sometime in the next month or so (or sometime this year!).
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. The catch? Oh, the catch is you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog (then come here and post)
6. The 1st person on your list should be the person who's list you are adding your name to ie, I will give candy to Cathy to,
SO ... any takers?
If you see your name on the list please email me your address so I can get your candy out!
Friday, 27 March 2009
Thursday, 26 March 2009
For my card I've used 'some' of my favourite things!! One of my favourite Sugar Nellie images (Penpal) some of my favourite papers (Papermania sweet nothings) flower, ribbon and button! I could've added gems, glitter etc but had to stop somewhere lol!!
Our sponsor this week is Sally-Ann of Grab-a-doodle-do and we have her fabulous Libby download for the winner, if you already have this Sally-Ann will exchange it for another design. The winner also gets to be our Guest Designer for the next 2 weeks!!
The theme is 'Family Affair' to make a card for a family member. Now I could've made a Mother's day card but I made them for other challenges, so although this is obviously for my Mum, it's actually for her birthday which is next month.
I used some letter stencils that were freebies you sent off for from one of my mags. I drew around the letters onto DCWV pocket full of posies card which is glittered but doesn't show in the piccie. I then added more glitter, some prima got flowers in pinks and purples and added the various sized gems. I'm not sure what I am going to do for an envelope yet as it's A4 folded in half length ways, I'm sure I'll work something out!!
Thanks ladies for having me.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
My card today covers 3 challenges, I've used the fab sketch from Dutch Dare, Stamp Something want us to 'Think spring' and Secret Crafter would like us to use our favourite colour! Well I'm going through a bit of a green phase at the moment and have recently got a couple of green paper pads to play with, so I'm going with green!!
Wish I looked this good when I went shopping lol!!!
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
This is the card Hollie (4) made at nursery, a fab daffodil if ever I saw one, there was another one but I'm not sure where she has put it! She was so excited about it, I told her to hide it up as I didn't want to see it until Mother's Day and she did!This is Lillie's (6) card, some very pretty snowdrops!They also made a little gift, this is her first attempt at sewing!
I decided to make a DL card for a change, I've used a Tilda image kindly sent to me by Lisa, some new easter papers which I added a little gem to each egg as they looked a little bare and my new lace look adhesive border (oh how I wish I'd bought more!).
Here is the prize this week which has been kindly donated by Byrony.It was my turn this week to ask someone to be our guest designer, I asked my dear friend Becky as I love her work, and wow her easter card is just gorgeous! To see this and the wonderful easter 'parade' of cards pop on over to the blog, you will be delighted that you did!
Getting back to Becky I am entering this card for her Sketch and Stash challenge. I couldn't believe my eyes again when I saw the sketch, for I had the elements of my card all cut and laid out ready to be assembled, but it was lacking something hence why it wasn't finished! Becky's sketch was almost the same!! So with the addition of the pink panel and the lace border my card was done! It happened the last challenge to, surely it can't happen for a third time?!
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Have a good weekend.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
The image is 3d'd and one I've had made up since way back, I think it's kind of funny, poor little fishy!Anyhow our prize this week is a $30 gift certificate to be spent at Jessica Lynn Original's (click name to be taken to website).
The girls have done a wonderful much better job than me with the sketch so pop over and take a look. I'm so looking forward to seeing my first sketch being used.
I'm also entering my card for the Cupcake Craft challenge which is to use brown and 1 other colour, I've gone for brown and blue.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
My card is a very simple one this week but I think a pretty one!! I have used one of the WOJ spring kit images, along with freebie papers from a magazine.We have a lovely prize of a Magnolia stamp - 'Sporty Edwin' which has been very kindly donated by Colette and Katie of Nutcrafters.
Our guest designer this week is Lena Katrine and wow is her card gorgeous! Pop over to the blog to see it and all the other beautiful cards from my team friends.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Trim flap from envelope at the open end.
With the opening of the envelope at the top, score in 1.5” from the right, left and bottom edges of the envelope.
Score from inside corner to the outer point of the bottom corner squares.
You can now decorate the front of your gift bag, staying inside the score lines (for the purpose of this tutorial I just doodled with pens, you can add dp panels, stamps etc).
Step 5 (Optional)
If desired, use decorative scissor or corner rounder to scallop the top of your gift bag.
Crease the score lines and open up the envelope into a bag, I put my hand inside and gently work with the creases to form the bottom, the bottom corner squares will form into a point on each side.
Apply adhesive to the flaps and stick to the bottom of the bag.
Step 8 At the moment the sides will be 'bulging' just gently push them in and crease the other way part of the way down.Step 8
Punch holes at the top of the bag for the ribbon.
Finish decorating the bag as you wish.
You can make the bags with any sized envelope and any size as long as you score the same amount at the bottom and sides. (I think you can make them with a normal envelope, just seal it down and cut the end off so it opens, just think you will get a few more lines, but don't take my word for it!)