Friday 31 January 2014

Fancy a Picnic??

Hello everyone
This week has been so busy with orders and then I've had a killer migraine since Wednesday, but at least I can function better! Anyways this week for my Clare Curd Design Team project I created a little Picnic Basket which doubles as a wee wee gift bag

Using old papers, lots of flowers and my fav Butterfly stamps I created my wee basket and made a wee tutorial just for you!

Firstly you want to cut panels as above to these sizes

1 - Handle : 2 x 29 cm
2 - Support : 2 x 18 cm with 4cm folds at either end
3 - Box : 18 x 22 cm again with 4cm folds all around
4 - Lid : 20.5 x 10.8 making folds at each side at 3 then 9 (this leaves a small panel in the middle)
5 - Base : 10.8 x 14.8 cm

Next I cut out my decorative panels with some old paper I found in my stash, I make the panels smaller so as to have a small borders once stuck to the basket

Next I ink the edges on all the papers using my Walnut Distress Ink

Next I made up the box part by taking small notches out of each side then I added the support panel to the inside and stuck down

Start sticking all the decorative panels to the basket parts including the lid and handle

stick the basket to the base leaving an equal border all round

Add glue to the support panel then stick down the lid
Be careful when sticking down the lid making sure its central to the basket

Lastly you want to add the handle. I used some matching brads and put them all the way through

Above you can see I added lots of Mulberry Flowers and leaves with lots of stickles glitter glue before making a little handle for either side. I used a small circle of silver card, a punched out flower and another matching brad

Stamping out my Butterflies with Memento Black Ink and coloured the with turquoise markers and pink markers

Adding them to the box before covering in more glitter

I hope you like my wee basket and maybe find the time to make one of your own
Till next time
Huggles Mel xx

Memento Ink Pad - TUXEDO BLACK            Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers -Open Rose - Pink
   Spectrum Noir 6 Pen Set - TURQUOISESSpectrum Noir 6 Pen Set - PINKS

Friday 24 January 2014

Tea?? For 2 xx

Good Morning all

I do hope this finds you all well and the weather has been better where you are?? We had a few snow flurries yesterday but nothing too bad! Tho its sooooo cold today! 

Today for my Clare Curd DT post I wanted to share a wee card and "gift" in one!! Ok when I say gift, it might be pushing it, but it would definitely bring a smile to that Special friend!

The little card is made form one sheet of 6x6 Basic Grey Hey Girl paper. Using the papers to decorate it too, I made a little pocket to fit a teabag or 2!

I then used the Clare Curd Pom Pom flower die-cut, some pink satin ribbon and the thicker blue satin ribbon plus some mulberry flowers, a beaded pin both from my stash before finishing with a tiny button and gems! All the papers have been out lined with a blue marker pen

Its a nice simple card but a lovely little something to send to a friend needing a little cheering up and just loved a good brew too!

Will thats me, off to enjoy some peace while hubby is working!
Take care
Huggles Mel xxx

HEY GIRL by BasicGrey - 6 X 6 PAPER PAD   Clare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons -  Double Sided Satin Blue 15mmClare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons - Double Sided Satin Pink 6mm
Clare Curd Crafts Die Cuts - Pom Pom Flower   Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers -Open Rose - Pink

Thursday 23 January 2014

Nothing like a Baby xx

Good Afternoon all

I do hope you are all well? I'm doing great just enjoy some craft time to myself in-between orders and dong paper work!

Will we have a new baby in the family, my lovely little cousin Louise give birth on Tuesday to a bouncy healthy 8lb exactly little girl! Her and her partner have called her Lily May, soooo cute if I do say so myself and both mummy and daughter are doing well! Can't wait to see her!

Now of course my Granny asked me to make a Baby Box for them, I couldn't wait to make it heee

I used my fav white card and a pink 12x12 paper I found lying in my stash! The stamps are Lili of the Valley and also an old bunny girl image that I can't remember!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Passion for Promarker - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Papertake Weekly - Bows and Dies
Fab'n'Funky - All bout Words
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Crafting For all Seasons - For the girls

Now here is the cutie

Photo: First proper picture a ma wee girl lilymay x x

Got a full head of Strawberry Blondie hair like her mummy!

Will off to finish playing some more before I have to get back to work!
Have a great day everyone
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday 17 January 2014

A Quick Birthday Card xx

Good Morning

Firstly Happy New Year too you all, I know I'm a bit late but with everything so hectic here then losing our Internet last week this is the first chance I've had to pop on!

I hope you all had a great New Year and this year has been good to you so far!

This week I wanted to share with you a simple little Birthday card

Its a nice simple card that you could make from most things in your craft stash

I took my card blanks and the yummy DCWV Juniper Berry paper stack

Next I took one of the papers from the stack and stuck it to the card blank leaving a small border

I then took a piece of white card and offset sticking onto the card too. I added dash lines all round the edge of the white card using a blue marker (not shown here)

Using the scraps I die cut some flowers and one of the Spellbinder circles using my Big Shot

I then layered the flowers my size added foam pads for some dimension then sticking to the top part of the white panel

I took some blue twine and tied a double bow and stuck to the flower centre

Adding a large clear stoned brad to the centre too

I then stamped a sentiment onto my ticket die-cut using Broken China Distress ink, sticking into the flower before finishing off with a stamped sentiment on the panel below the flower

As you can see its a nice simple card but rather effective!
A great wee last minute/quick card that we always need to rush to make! Please remember there is still time to get a bargain in the Clare Curd Crafts SALE!!

Well thats me for today, got the doctors then off to a spot of lunch with my hubby!
Have a great day
Hugs Mel xxx

Dcwv Juniper Berry      Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles   Memory Box Die - Fabulous Phlox
       Clare Curd Crafts Die Cuts - TICKET (blank for your own message)