Monday 22 September 2014

Napkin Card xx

Afternoon lovelies

I hope this wee post finds you all well??
We're just back from a wee weekend away in the "minion" to Alnwick! Its such a beautiful place and really recommend it to everyone to visit!

Now yesterday on Create and Craft they showed off the new Christmas Create-a-Card Dies and I missed the show but just had to show you some wee creations

made using the Christmas Wreath

made using Over the Rooftops

and this is Christmas Village

I loved all of these new ones and couldn't pick a favourite! Tho this is may favourite card I made

a fab wee Napkin Card

Here's how to make it!

Napkin Card

    12x12 card stock plus extra for the wrap
    Pattern Paper
    Dies, ink and embellishments

  • Score the 12x12” piece of card stock at  3" and 9". Turn paper 90 degrees and score again at 3" and 9". Fold the card on the scoreline
  • Mark the centre of the card with dot. Fold each corner to the centre, creasing each score line 
  • This is optional but this is the time to start inking the sides
  • Fold the card as below creasing the folds,

then fold the sides to form these wee triangles

Cut the following squares out of the patterned paper sheets :
Two 5 1/2" squares
Two 3 1/4" square
 One 3 3/4" square
One 2 3/4" square. 
Then cut these squares into triangles, the cut the triangles into smaller triangles
  • Decorate the card base with the triangles and decorate the centre of the card too
  • Next you make the card wrap, using 2 lengths of the card stock and patterned papers and ribbon to tie. I used to lengths of card at 5x2” and the patterned paper just smaller leaving a border.
  • Finish by decorating as you wish adding embellishments and a little sentiment to finish! 
The Create-a-Card Dies are perfect for the centre of these cards and work so well with them! I hope my mini tutorial gets you making one of these fab Napkin Cards!

I you make one please share it with me!

Well until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Thursday 11 September 2014

Christmas Create a Card Samples xx

Me again!!

Yeah I know two posts in one day and just after each other too!
Will I wanted to share with you the amazing  Create a Card Christmas Dies from Crafters Companion!

This is just a few of the cards I made using the dies but you can make so much more with them! Not only are they simple to use they make a card so much easier! No more deciding all the images and bits just gotta pick your colours and papers!

My favourite is the O'Holy Night just because it works in any colour tone and when you think of Christmas I always think of the Nativity scene!

but the Softly Falling is a close second!

You can find the dies here on the Crafters Companion website where you can find all 6 Christmas dies! Check out the fabulous designs that I know will change your Christmas Cards this year!

Will that tea is calling my name now!
Huggles Mel xx

Something Different xx

Hello lovely people

I do hope you are all well and enjoy this spot of sunshine we seem to have sneaked in before Autumn hits us! Good days for washing on the line and relaxing with a brew outside!

Today I want to share with you a little card I made for a Retirement! Now before I share, this is what I was asked to make

"some kind of card, maybe like a lock box, you know a Key safe???"

hmmmm as you can see wasn't much for me to go on! But on further discussion and even some pictures from them I figured out what they meant!

So it turns out that the lady is a bit of a stickler for making sure a Key Safe box id always lock or closed at work and she's always telling them off if they don't do it! 

What you think??
Took me a while to figure out what to do but once I got started it was easy!
The box was made by hand and just under an A5 card, the keys and sentiment I cheated with and used my trusty silhouette to cut and the little key pegs are rolled bits of card with a piece of card candi on the end!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
The Crafty Blogger - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - More than 1 fold
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes

I hope you like my wee key safe as much as the lady did that received it! I do love a challenge and its great when someone asks me to create something different! Can't wait for the next one hee

Well gotta get ready, the old eyes are getting tested at later so gotta walk the dog and have a brew in the sunshine before popping out heee

Huggles Mel xxx