Friday 30 August 2013

Going Blokey xxx

Good morning crafters
Its that time again for another post over at Clare Curd Crafts, can't believe I'm on my third post as part of this fab Design team

This week I want to show you something I made especially for my Brother-in-Law that turned "40" at the weekend!

The bottle is made using a template on my Silhouette and 12x12 cardstock
I used my Walnut Stain Distress ink to all the edges to add some dimension the the bottle

I then decorated with more of those yummy American Craft Shoreline papers and embellishments

Its a perfect "card" for adding pennies too or a small gift for someone special!!
It can easily be made into a Wine bottle or even a fizzy pop bottle too instead of a blokey beer one

As you can see I've added the pennies to give you an idea

I had loads of fun making this and I know if you have a Silhouette you have to try it out!
Well till next time

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Friday 23 August 2013

Hello everyone

its Friday which means its time form a post from little me, over on Clare Curds and wanted to share  the stunning summer themed paper Shoreline from American Crafts!

I'm such a paper magpie (as some of you already know) and these papers just needed to be in my stash and I knew they would make the perfect birthday card for a special friend

The wee card is a "Z" fold and is soooo simple to make
Here's how I did it

I used the lush papers, card blanks and some yellow card stock from my stash to make the main card and everything else I used to decorate was in my stash too

Firstly I took 2 to 6x6 card blanks folding them and then taking one and cutting an inch of one edge and then cutting the other card down to 4.5" square

Then I started decorating the inside and front panel of the large card by layer with the yellow card and the Shoreline papers

after that I stuck the small card blank to the inside of the large card with the opening going the opposite way. This forms the "Z" shape of the card, then decorate

I then used my spellbinders to make a small ornate frame for a birthday sentiment, you could use the Nestabilities Labels 25 to get the same effect and even better is they are on sale!

Then using my trusty Silhouette cameo I cut out this layered Bike added gems and flowers to the basket and highlighting with a black marker

and after added some Craftwork Sentiments and more gems the card is finished

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it??
Well its party time here tomorrow with hubbies brother turning 40 and I've still loads to do!
Till next time
Hugges Mel xxx

Monday 19 August 2013

Blog Party Time xx

Well evening all

Welcome to the happy hoppy Blog Party with Clare Curd Crafts

If you've made it here then I do hop you've visited all my teamies? If not check them out and all the amazing crafty creations they've been making

and later Clare

Before I go with my little tutorial I made especially for the DESIGN TEAM HOP

Just to let you know that Clare Curd Crafts has opened back up after a wee holiday, with more goodies than you could imagine! Best of all free delivery for over £35.00, same day delivery if ordered before 2pm and first time orders all get a wee "Welcome Gift"!!
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For the wee Blog Party I made this pretty little "Flower Tree"

Here's most of the material I used that you can find at Clare Curd Crafts and your crafty stash
Firstly I made the dowel into a point making it easier to insert into the polystyrene ball (please ask an adult to help with this bit), then using Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo Distress ink I sponge ink onto the ball to give a distressed look

Next I stamped out using the gorjuss Butterfly stamps, first in the Tattered Rose then Vintage Photo followed with the Embossing ink with some holographic powder from my stash

Now you could punch out flower shapes or maybe use a flower die like the stunning Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, but if you don't have either you can make your own roses with a simple circle. I used the Spellbinders Standard Circle for this one

Then cut it in a spiral leaving a large "circle " base shape to glue in the centre

Then rolling from the edge into the centre with the pattern facing in, form your rose shape then with a dab of glue stick to "circle" base

As you can see above you can use the roses or scrunch up the flower for a nice effect, now you need to make plenty of these! I used over 100 punched petals on my 15cm polystyrene "Flower Tree"

Next I covered the dowel in some matching washi tape I had in my stash but you could use ribbon or even colour it with markers or stickers
Then insert into you ball using a wee bit of glue to keep it in place

Try making sure its at least 1/3 of the way in so it doesn't just fall back out

Next I started covering the ball with the flowers adding a dab of glue to keep them in place

next I took some pins, inserting the into the centre of all the flowers

Then I took the Stickles and covered the ball here and there to add more sparkle

Whilst the glitter was drying I stamped a single Butterfly using both inks again then embossed then cut it out as close to the edge as I could, then added gems for the body

Once it was all dry I stuck it in a wee plant pot I had lying around and added a wee ribbon to bring all the colours together

I hope you like my wee "Flower Tree" and it inspires you to make one of your own! Why not just add a ribbon instead of the dowel and have a few hanging around the house! My nephew says it looks like a huge Dandelion Flower

So close your eyes, make a wish and blow!

Remember and check out the other girls amazing creations during the Blog Party
Happy Crafting everyone


Now the fun bit
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A walk in the Garden - 6 x 6 glitter paper pad.
Contains 20 glitter papers and 4 glitter die cut papers. double sided

Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers - purple large roses

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1x packet of assorted vanilla Ice buttons.

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 Good  luck and hope you enjoying the hop

Mel xxx