Monday, 18 February 2008

Roni Highchair

Today I decided to have my first go at the Arty Farty Roni Highchair , sorry about the phot's as they don't really do it justice. The embelishments on the highchair i made with fimo, which was a challenge in itself as this is also the first time i have used fimo.

The box has acetate windows and peel off corner.
I haven't decided on a sentiment for it yet as have no-one as yet to give it to, just wanted to have a play. The chair is in Lemon card so is unisex.

Thanks for looking

challenge entry for Card Creations

I joined a card making group in september last year when I first started making cards. the link for the group is in my side bar.
This month we have started a new challenge where one of the managers posts a card sketch and we then make a card to that template.
Here is my card that I have made for this months challenge

A prize has been offered to the winner of this challenge, you can see this prize on Shirleys cards & Crafts
The challenge is only open to group members, but if you would like to take part , then why not join us here

Friday, 15 February 2008

Mothers Day

I decided that this year for mum i would make her a bookatrix. While shopping yesterday i found a dufex decoupage that i thought would be perfect. The centre of the card is the dufex board and finishes it off fabulous


This is the valentines card I made for my partner. I'd seen cards like this around so thought that i would have a go at making a template for one.
After pulling apart an envelope I traced it onto card and the scanned it into the computer so that i could print off the template to the size i needed at the time. I now have 3 templates, A4, A5 and A6. The one here i made from the A4 one.
I forgot to take a phot of it before giving it, so this morning i decided to get the camera out only to find my 2 year old son had beaten me to it and torn it into bits. After lots more dst i managed to get it good enough to take a photo.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Tilly Cake

This is from the arty farty templates.
This is my first attempt and i'm quite pleased with it


This is a card i made for my daughter. It was her 19th Birthday and wanted something suitable for her and this is what i came up with. I used the gem styler to put the gem in the middle of the corset.
I love the effect that the skeleton leaves give for the skirt

Nan's 90th

This is a card i have made for my Nan's 90th Birthday.
I got the idea from a fellow blogger, and thought it would be a lovely special card for her.
I have used acetate (although a little too thin for this) and used the stitching peall offs, without being stitched. I have placed a decoupage orchid in the middle and matched up the sentiment on the inside of the card so it won't show through when the card is closed. Finished off with a nice organza ribbon and bow

This is a card from the grand-children. It is made using the Arty Farty Poppy template. The outside is made using the cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder with gold card.

On the inside I have used a medallion peel off that i have places onto acetate and then used permanent markets to give colour.
This was then,placed onto the circular cut out and suspended with with gold thread, tied in a bow with a gem fixed into the centre. Embellished with gold peel offs.


Trapeze Card

This is my first Trapeze card. I made it for my mums 60th Birthday and i can honestly say i enjoyed making it.
It is made with a template that is basically Paper Embroidery. In the middle is suspended a disk that i have placed a decoupage butterfly on.
I then placed a hexagon shape over the stitched edges, this is also embroidered.
The rest of the embelishements on the card are peel offs.

My first day of blogging

Well here goes, my first day of blogging.
Not sure at this moment what to write, but i'm sure it will come to me as i go along.
I've started up this blog so that i can record all that i make with my papercrafting and also to share with others.
I will try to put up as many of my creations as i can, may be it will also help in inspiring me on what i can do next.
Last night i sorted out all the cards that i have made and not sold so that hopefully I can find an outlet that is willing to sell them for me, I might even be tempted to put them on ebay, as there is a lot more of them than i thought.
I spent this morning making the banner for my blog, and i have also used the same design to make some business cards that i can pass around and hopefully get some business, that way i can appease my OH who wonders what i am going to do with all the stuff i have.
Well I'll close this blog for now and see what i can put up on here to make it a bit more interesting.
Thank you for looking