Friday, June 29, 2012

Anyone For Coffee And Chocolates

I had a craft day with friends today but we did so much talking, I didn't get much done.  I will show you tomorrow what we made but today I have another set to show you....
 A little book with pockets, for cards, chocolates, tea/coffee and maybe some biscutes
 A blurry photo to show you the inside, loving it, if you would like instructions just let me know as, yet again, I have misplaced those!!!! ummmmmmm!!!!!!!!!
 One of the cards in one pocket
 Another card, just wanted them plain (and that they are, lol)
The finished product yet again, a little clearer this time.
Stamp set: Morning cup - one of my favourite stamp sets
Card:  Rich razelberry, whisper white and basic black
Ink:  Basic black and watercolouring pencils
Acc:  Very vanilla ribbon
Tools:  1" circle punch
thanks for stopping by...........

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Greatest Birthday Kit Yet

Hi to all,
I have been busy crafting but of course I need to blog surf in amongst that, just to keep the mojo happening.  On Stampin' Connection I saw this cute box that I fell in love with and Sabine was kind enough to pass on Miriam's blog to get the indepth tutorial.  You will love this box and I intend to make lots for all those friends who's birthdays I have missed.  And yes there have been quite a few lately.  I think this will well and truely redeem me!!!
Now I have to warn you that this box is full of mistakes and I am even going to point them out to you because they were silly ones that should not be made!!!!!! Ummmmmmm........
 Now how gorgeous is this box, it looks like a pizza box doesn't it but the inside will amaze you (well it did to me).  Pinwheels are all in at the moment and I haven't had a chance to make any so this was perfect for my birthday box
 My Second mistake, sorry I didn't put them in order.  I cut the 1" circle on the wrong side and lucky for me I don't think it will stand out too much.  But the nexty one will, hehehe, not that I will say it is a mistake, just helping to make it easier to get out the matches and candle, lol
 So on the template that Miriam gave I thought this was a cut line (even though I did think it was strange I still cut out the square out, silly, silly me but you know what, it works and all stays in very nicely)
Miriam's gifts all fitted neatly and she also had some great instructions which she will also be putting up on her blog (in english that is).  So I will be putting in the instructions as well and checking out what other size chocolates to use (now that will be the fun part, ummmmm)
You have to make this box (or don't if you're my friend, as you will be bound to get one from me) as it is just so easy and I think everyone will love it.
Stamp set:  Retired stamp set sorry
Card:  Old olive, dsp - sale-a-bration, whisper white and bashful blue
Ink:  Rose red
Acc:  in-colour twine
Tools: Scoring tool, modern label and word window punches
See you tomorrow.....

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Five Minute Dash For A Pressie

Hi all,
I had a girlfriend come and stay a couple of nights ago and I haven't seen her in ages (has to be at least six months) and I wanted to quickly do up a couple of little pillow presents.  I only had ten minutes, and this is what I love about Stampin' Up products.  It is so easy to make something when everything co-ordinates (and it helps that my dining table is full of craft paper, machines etc!!!!!)
So I quickly decorated a notebook, soap and put out a pack of cards (forgot to take a photo of them but it was just half a dozen cards and envelopes with ribbon tied around them).  And here it is........
 I used the big shot and label die cuts and the beautiful wings die.  So easy and quick to make.
And here is the notebook with soap.  I could have done so much more with both of these products but was time poor.  I am happy to say she loved it all (even though we know better, lol)   Ummm, maybe I will decorate these things again and see what I can do when I have more time.  My challenge to myself.
Anyway thank you for stopping by....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another Gift Set For A Kids Class

Hi there,
Still wet and cold, definately winter happening here.  I was talking to a friend last night and we were saying it wasn't this cold last year, we may have had a couple of days but I think we have succeeded that this year (well, to me anyway).
So now on to my next set and this one is using the milk carton die, love it.
Not the best photo I have ever taken and they look much better in real life.
Stamp set:  Teeny tiny sentiments and a retired roller (sorry, just thought I would bring them out of hybination and start using them)
Card: Whisper white and rose red and pink pirouette
Ink:Rose red
Acc:  Pink piroette ribbon
Tools:  Big shot, milk carton die, beautiful wings, 5 petal punch, boho blossoms, stampin around handles, word window punch and crop-a-dial
thanks for popping in and I'll see you again tomorrow.....

Wish Big And Then Some

We are having another miserable day here today which is a shame seeing the kids are on holidays.  At least the garden is getting watered!!  Tonight I have a gift set that I have made for kids using one of my favourite sets that is retired.  The trouble is when you fall in love with different sets and don't want to get rid of them.  This one is definately a stayer for me.
I have been busy making sets that would be nice for classes or parties.  And I will be showing you another one tomorrow.
Stamp set:  Word play, teeny tiny sentiments
Card:  Pool party, whisper white and dsp from sale-a-bration
Ink:  Chocolate chip and pool party
Tools:  Big shot, Box #2, word window punch and modern label punch and 1" circle punch
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow.....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mixed Bunch Box And Card

Hi to everyone,
We are having one of the coldest days here this winter (well I think so anyway) and I have had to have the heater on (with two big jumpers too!!!!).  I definitely love the heat and we have only just started winter, ummmmm!
I have been busy making different things today but I am going to show you a box and card I made a while ago, just haven't had the time to post it....
 I love the Fancy Favour Box, just haven't used it much unfortunately.  The mixed Bunch stamp set is also fast becoming one of my favourites.  Of course I had to put some homemade melting moments in there.
 A quick and easy 3" x 3" card to finish off the little gift
 I know the inside is plain but I love the saying, so I had to show you
And finally, my set all together ready to give away.
Stamp set:  Mixed Bunch,
Card:  Pumpkin pie and very vanilla
Ink:  Pumpkin pie and chocolate chip
Acc:  Neutral brads and pumpkin pie ribbon
Tools:  Big shot, Fancy favour box, dot to dot embossing folder, word window punch, small and large oval punches, boho blossom and (I've forgotten the name of the punch to go with the mixed bunch and paper piercer and mat.
Thanks for stopping by......

Friday, June 22, 2012

Swap With Angie

I am finally back, yet again and tonight I have my swap with Angie to show you.  So to recap, we had to make something to fit into these plastic cases (that we both loved) and Angie is a pretty special person so I wanted it to be special for her and that took me ages to think about what she would like.  I know she loves purple so that wasn't hard and then I saw this album on a blog (which I promise to give next time, as you probably have guessed..... it is on my table somewhere!!). Found it, stampin inspriations. I really want to make another so I will give you all the details then.  So on to my swap......
 So these are the cute zipper cases and I put in two bookmarks and an album
 This is the tag on the outside of the case and I used the newspaper print (which I love and don't use enough of)
 One bookmark - folded over with a magnet holding it together
 Sorry this photo is blurry but it has the newspaper print down the middle - just to be different to the other
 On to the album with these cute little flowers I found in a magazine.  Cut a 1" strip of dsp and cut down three quarters strips, place glue on uncut side and start to roll tightly and flatten.  That is the quick easy version
 Another semi-blurry photo where photos can be added or journal

And another picture of the finished product.  If you would like instructions just let me know but I will try and get a tutorial done up this week as I would like one for myself in a different colour, ummmm I'll surprise you with the colour.
Have a lovely weekend and I promise to post every day next week.......

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Swap Present From A Friend

Evening all,
Yes, two days in a row, that hasn't happened for a while.  As promised I have this wonderful gift to show you, that Angie sent (Craft Fusion, on the side bar).  I know, I am a very spoilt girl....
 This is the plastic case that we had to put it in.  Absolutely love this, just by itself.  So stinkin' cute
 Two different post it note booklets
 A card sitting on its hinges, I should have taken a photo of the back and forgot to, sorry
 Angie's homemade note book that is oh so cute
 A telephone message pad and pen, very useful
 The lot all together, how incredibly lucky am I
The card that Angie addressed to me, so love it.
Okay, I will be posting Angie's tomorrow so hopefully in a couple of days I will show you what I made.  Just need to get to the PO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day/ night.......

Monday, June 11, 2012

Birds On A Card

Hi everyone,
Long time I know, but I am trying to find a system and as yet it hasn't happened!!!!  So on to today (anyway!) and I have some 3" x 3" cards to share with you.  I am loving the 3 x 3 as I can use them as a tag as well.
So here are the cards:
I cased these gorgeous little cards from Rochelle, I stamp I create I have fun, and I so love the design.
Card:  So saffron, Chocolate chip and Whisper white
Tools:  Two step bird punch, pinking hearts border and the stripes embossing folder.
I used the black journaler pen for the birds eye.
Have a lovely evening and tomorrow I show you what I got from my gorgeous friend, Angie.  I can finally mail her swap and then when she receives it, I'll post that too.....