Saturday, April 30, 2016

Birthday Gift Bag

Gosh I can't believe it's so long since I blogged!!
It's been a bit hectic here with hospital visits and appointments for Caitlyn.
But I finally got to craft!!! Yay!!!

I think this is a first for my blog!!! Lol!! 
I don't think I have ever decorated a pre-made gift bag before!
I know ........ why on earth not??? !!! 
I had great fun with this! I can feel another one coming on!! lol!

To make the gift bag I used the following Crafter's Companion Supplies:
Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey Ornate Square Die
Die'sire Fancy Edge'ables - Doily Lattice Die
Sara Signature Floral Delight Pretty Petals die
Sara Signature Floral Delight Leafy Flourish die
Sentimentals - Love is all you need.

Other supplies: Prills, Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord Distress inks,
Gift bag, black ink, pearls.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thank you!

Here is a quick and simple card that I made for Crafter's Companion this week.
I had fun making the flowers using the emboss resist technique,
and yes I used yellow!!! lol NO PINK!!! lol!!!

It's always good to say thank you!
Life has been so busy the last month or so but I really really appreciate 
everyone of you that stops by my blog. Thank you so much! 

To make my card I used:

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral - Anemone A6 Rubber Stamp Set

Crafters Companion Downton Abbey A6 Rubber Stamp - An Evening Out Stamp

Crafters Companion Downton Abbey - Ornate Oval Frame

Other items: White Card, Prills, Aged Ivory embossing powder, 
mustard seed and peeled paint distress ink, 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Have a sweet day!

It's Heartfelt Wednesday and we have a new release to share with you!!

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, 
ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines 
winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  
Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew 
still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  
The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until 
overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", 
which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days 
of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, 
or float at the local ice cream parlour with that special someone you so adored. 
Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, 
elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately 
patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders 
and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, 
you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and 
hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, 
blues and greens create a cheerful colour palette that is sure to make your 
heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to 
recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  
Colour and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms 
and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all 
of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand 
where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...
and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special 
strawberry flavoured treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! 
We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

Make sure you check out the blog and see the fabulous projects 
with the Berry Cafe collection!! It's as sweet as can be! 
Click on the pick below!

Heartfelt Creations

To make my card I used the following:

HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms Die
HCPC-3731 Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set 
HCD1-794 Berry Cafe Die
HCDP1-265 Berry Cafe Paper Pad
ANC850 Spring Bling Prills (Lemon Chiffon)
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Other Products Used : White card, glue, glitter glue, 3D foam pads, Victorian
Velvet Distress Ink, distress tool.

Cut a 6" 1/4" x 6" 1/4" tent fold card. Cut two 6" x 6" panels from the paper pad 
and distress the edges and adhere one to the inner and one to the outer of the card. 
Cut the centre from a card front, distress the edges and adhere to the
 front of the card with 3D foam pads. Die cut the ice cream and strawberries from 
the paper pad. Cut the sentiment and distress the edges. 
Stamp, colour, cut and shape the flowers adhering prills in their centres. 
Adhere the strawberries, ice cream, sentiment and flowers to your card. 
Glitter the flowers, all the pattern of the papers and edges 
and on the inner paper of the card too. Your project is now complete

Monday, April 11, 2016

Thinking of you.

As my daughter challenged me in January to not buy any crafty stash until July...
Yes ...... I know!! I had the shakes agreeing to it !! lol!
I thought I had better finally use some of the dies I have unused piled in the corner!
The die in question being the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Squares die set!

Lol I think this card took me 10 mins to make I love when I have spare flowers
and leaves in my stash that I can just pull out of my drawers! 
These are the Sunrise Lily flowers and Classic leaves from Heartfelt Creations.
Of course My true love is white card and these flowers just pop on white 
so a white on white card it had to be!! lol

It would have been my Grandmas's Birthday today, she would have been 98!
So as the sentiment says, my thoughts are with her today.

Happy crafting everyone! 

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Wedding gift bag

Here is my project this week for Crafter's Companion!
You know when you are busy doing something and all of a sudden
a craft idea pops into your head?? lol!
Well this popped into mine while sat in the hospital waiting room!
It took me three days to get to make it though!! lol

I thought this would make a great little gift box for a wedding 
OR it would make great confetti boxes at a wedding, or even a favour box!!
So easy to make, die cuts and a strip of card that you 
feather cut along the sides to adhere to the die cuts! 
Add ribbon for handles and decorate!

To make the project I used:
Sara Signature Floral Delight Pretty Petals die
Sara Signature Floral Delight In bloom die set
Sara Signature Together Forever Mr and Mrs Die
Sara Signature Together Forever Luxuury Matt Mirror Card
Sara Signature Love and Romance Decorative Heart die
Coredinations (leaves) 

Other Items: Ribbon, prills, pink card

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I wish you ....

Yay! It's Heartfelt Wednesday!! Here is my card for them this week.
I love Wednesday's !!! lol!!!

Make sure you stop by the blog, there is a sneak peek of
 next weeks new release on there !! Check it out HERE

So..... for Mother's day I was bought a new die! Yay!
I have been so good since January and Caitlyn challenging me to no crafty purchases!
I still haven't bought anything! But I did get treated to two new dies for Mother's Day!
I finally got to use one of them on my card here! Yay!!

To make the card I used:
HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
HCPC-3721 Sunrise Lily Wishes
HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily
HCD1-787 Sunrise Lily Die
HCDP1-263 Sunrise Lily Paper Pad
ANC850- Spring Bling Prills (heart of gold)
71082 Color Box Harvest chalk
TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Products Used : White card, Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress ink, glue, glitter glue,
3D foam pads, Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accent and Astoria Labels Dies.

Watch this video HERE to learn how to shape the Sunrise Lily flowers.

Cut a 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" tent card. Cut a card front from the paper pad and adhere to the card.
Die cut the Decorative Accent die and adhere with 3D foam pads to the card front. Stamp the 
sentiment on a piece of paper from the paper pad and die cut with the labels die. Ink inside 
the die. Adhere to the card and glitter the edges. Stamp, die cut, colour and shape the flowers 
and leaves. Die cut the centres and adhere prills to the ends and adhere into the flower
centres. Adhere the leaves and flowers to your card. Cut another card front and adhere inside the 
card. Using the Cut Mat Create dies cut a piece of white card and adhere over the centre of the 
card front inside the card and your card is complete.

Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Thinking of You

Here is my card this week for Crafter's Companion!
You know when you are awake in the night for hours and just can't get back to sleep?
Well this is what I came up with the other night so I just had to make it!

I wanted to use the Downton Abbey frame die with a photo.
I thought this was more than a card, it is something personal that could sit out all year long!
It would have been my Grandma's birthday this month, she LOVED lilac
so I made this with her in mind, the photo is of her in the 1940's. 
She still inspires my crafting, bless her.
Hope you like this! 

To make the card I used:
Sara Signature Floral Delight Pretty Petals die
Sara Signature Floral Delight Leafy Flourish die
Sara Signature Floral Delight Thinking of you stamp

Happy Crafting