Friday 27 September 2013

"You and Me" - Our Adventures xxx

Morning all

Well its Friday again which means another Clare Curd Dt Post, this week I'm sharing a wee scrapbook page I just needed to make!

I was feeling bit sentimental this week and dug out last years fab Landmark pictures and created this little layout wit h help from Basic Grey Hey Girl papers. I cut up strips creating the bunting before sticking them down then adding some Smash Washi tape for extra texture

Then I just added lots of embellishments like the fab Basic Grey Alphabets, Hey You stickers and lots of Josh Candi. The other bits are from my stash 

I adore these paper ranges and find them great for all my crafting!

Well until next time everyone
Huggles Mel xxx

"Adventure is out There"

Candi - Josh    HEY GIRL by BasicGrey - 6 X 6 PAPER PAD    SMASH* by K and Co - Black Dots Tape    HEY YOU by BasicGrey - ELEMENT STICKERS    HEY YOU by BasicGrey - PRINTED CHIPBOARD ALPHAS

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Fancy Pie?? xx

Well hello there

Its hectic here in my wee part of blogland, one thing after another happening but hey ho we all gotta get on with it and just sprinkle glitter!!

This fortnight over on Dream Valley Challenges we have a great wee AUTUMN challenge for you all to play along with! I made something totally different from the norm this time

Yeah you are seeing a wee paper pie lol! Now it could be a Pumpkin pie or maybe even an Apple pie but its definitely not fro eating!

I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo to cut the design using some really old K&Company papers I had lying around, some Kraft paper for the pit and everything else from my stash!

I would like to enter the follow Challenges
Everybody art - Roses
Crafty Sentiments - Anything But a Card
The Crazy Challenge - Colour Challenge
Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colours
Delightful Challenges - Buttons and Bows
Die Cuttin Divas - Fall Colours
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Remember you still have till next Friday to enter our wee Challenge!
Well TTFN everyone
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday 20 September 2013

Time to use those scraps!

Good morning lovelies

Its that time on Friday for my wee post for Clare Curd Crafts and this week I have decided to share how easy it is too make some quick cards using scraps! We all have them and so why not use them and create some of those "last minute" cards we're always needing!

The papers scraps I used are Hey Boy from Basic Grey and some cream coloured 5x5 card blanks I had lying around! I wanted to show how easy it is to use up the little scraps you always have left over when you use up most of your paper pad

This wee star card was made from using paper strips about 2cm wide stuck down directly onto the card blank. Next I took the card blanks and cut off one of the fronts and run it through my Silhouette Cameo to get the stars. The using foam pads I stuck it over the papers, just so they peeked through. Added some Hey You stickers, some twine and some enamel dots to finish it off

I made this wee card using one of only a few left over full sheets to make the background paper next added a wee Polaroid shape cut in my cameo stuck with foam pads. I then stamp out Gorjuss Girl- The Lost heart with tuxedo black Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers, before embellishing with some of the cut out stars, twine and more Hey You stickers

Lastly I mad this wee card using lots of the scraps making ribbon style panels, some circles with my dies cutting machine a dies. Adding buttons from my stash with the some twine, some brads I had lying around and Hey You stickers

I hope these wee cards influence you to use on your scraps. Just added some extras from your stash, you can make simple "scrap" cards stand out!

Will till next time
Huggles Mel xxx

HEY YOU by BasicGrey - ELEMENT STICKERS    Gorjuss™ Unmounted Rubber Stamps -The Lost Heart   Memento Ink Pad - TUXEDO BLACK     Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles    Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles       HEY BOY By BasicGrey - 6 x 6 PAPER PAD

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Let's go cruising xx

Well hello my lovelies

Today I've been stuck on this stupid "taptop" trying to sort loads of things but with no luck! Typical when you have 101 emails to reply to and sort you can't send one! Guess it means more fun in the craft room instead hehe!

Well yesterday was our 7th Wedding Anniversary, yeah I can't believe it either lol! We had a nice quiet day as hubby was working but we had a lovely meal and as usually he spoiled me rotten! He even made me a wee card, knew the cardmaking would rub off lol!

I decided to make another special wee card for him 

What do you think?
He just loved it and his wee face was sooooo smiley when he seen it lol!
I stuck with grey/silver tones so I could sit it in our hall, matching our colour scheme!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Penny's Paper Challenge -Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody -Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Men/Boys
Brown Sugar Challenge - Transportation
My Mum's Craft Shop - Boy's Only
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Now I've just gotta come up with something for his birthday card ekkkk! Ideas on a postcard please! Well off to work on a special lil ladys Birthday Card, my wee Granny oh and maybe check out the Christmas box, I mean its only like 99 days now lol!

Till next time all, be good and happy crafting
Huggles Mel xxx

Ps yeah its us wee two and the mad puppy! Not much has changed, I think??

Friday 13 September 2013

Pretty Dresses?? Yes please xx

Good morning my lovelies

Well its Friday again and time for another wee DT creation for Clare Curd! And this time I have been doing some fancy folding and made you a wee Origami Tutorial!

I cut 3 inch squares from the Hey Girl Basic Grey 6x6 pad, they are a bit too thick for origami so maybe try thin papers to practise on! I followed the pattern here on Youtube 

Start with a square of the paper, try 6x6 if your a beginner! I cut the sheet into 4 equal squares of 3 inches so you can get 4 wee dresses too!

 Fold the paper in half with the with the white in the inside. Open the paper out then fold each side into the centre crease you just made. Crease really well, use a bone fold tool if its easier!

  Your paper is now divided into fourths.

Next fold each side fold into the centre fold. It should look something like a trough. 

Leaving the paper folded the way it was in the last step, flip it over and fold not quite in half. You want about the width of a fingertip difference at the top. OK so my fingers are so much smaller than most people, so around 1.5cm is perfect

Now fold the shorter side back down, another 1.5cm or fingertip width from the the previous fold you just made. This is what your paper will look like from the back.

Turn it back over. The longer portion should be at the front, this is the skirt part. The shorter portion is at the back and will be the top of the dress.

 To make the pleats part in the skirt, pull the bottom corner until the fold is completely open at the bottom. I hold the waist part of the dress to hold the top corner of the pleat, then I press the new creases into the pleat carefully so as not to rip the paper from the top of the skirt down. See how the waist raises up slightly

 Now create the folds for the neckline/collar of the dress by folding the inner corners down. Try to make sure the triangles are equal on each side

Unfold the two neckline/collar folds from the last step and turn the dress over. Pull back on the top layer of paper (see picture below). The folds you just made will allow you to open this portion into 3 neat triangles.

Press the fold so that the back of the neckline looks like this.

Now, start folding the sides of the dress top right up to the corner of the neckline you just created. You can see from the picture another view, so you're folding all the way in. There’s already a previous fold there for you. While your doing this crease, you’ll see that skirt trying to curl in, take care it doesn't rip then fold the skirt edge at an angle so that it lays flat.

I do this by pressing down on the middle of the skirt with one hand and use my other hand to smooth everything down from the top bottom. Repeat with the other side.

 Finally, take those two flaps that you folded in at the top of the dress and fold them back at a deep angle.

Now turn it over and TA RA!! You have a little "swing" style dress!

I hope you enjoy my wee tutorial, for more details do check out the lovely YouTube video and maybe you'll be able to follow it better than my wee instructions heee!

Remember to use a thinner paper if you haven't made one before to practise getting the folds right! Then just think of all the pretty papers you can use!

 Well thats me for today! See you all next time

Huggles Mel xxx