Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have had no time to create today as I have been busy getting the games ready for Christmas Day so here's another box with chocolates inside and also doubles for a place card that I created for the dinner table, hope you like it.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I have not posted for a few days as my friends are here from the UK and we have been very busy shopping and so forth, one of the things Norma and I have been doing is crafting together (it's so good to have a friend to craft with ) and we thought of these box's to make and use them as name tags for the Christmas table, as I usually have a name tag and a small box of Chocolates for every person I liked the idea of this. I have just show three here but there are 10 in all.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I’m getting so exited now as my friends arrive from England on Wednesday and staying for a whole month but still so much to do before they arrive as I have not finished my Christmas shopping yet aggg but it will be good to go shopping with a girl friend and no men allowed this time because we all know how men can be and shopping (a pain). It is also my girlfriends husbands Birthday the day they arrive so he has put his ordered in for sausage rolls and a beer to be served when he arrives, bless and this is a card I made for him.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
These cards I made tonight using paper from Claires hand making cards web site, the silver snow flakes and blue crystles I got in Hobbycraft in the UK. Sorry about the pics but the light shines on the silver snow flakes and reflects, I have the same problem with glitter. I also use the swiss dot folder in the cuttle bug and the Nestabilities rectangle and circle dies.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Christmas is here again! and I seem to have no time to fit everything in but at least I did manage to get some Christmas shopping done today and made a card for my stepson's girlfriend. Still have not managed to get the other cards done though, but tomorrows another day and I will see what I can manage in between getting the house ready for visitors who are arriving from the UK.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tip of the Day: Use a pocket sized photo album to keep your brass stencils in, works a treat.
Arty Girlz has post their latest challenge and it is called use your favourite colours on your creation.
This card I created tonight using K@CO products.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I mislaid my glue so I used glue dots on the raised design and sprinkled with white glitter adding a very pale green star to the top of the tree.
I added a strip of ribbon then attached the bow and used double-sided tape to attach the whole design to the card. This was simple, quick and I think very affective.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Now for the tips.
Do not leave your rubber stamps in direct sun light or near a heat source as this will damage the rubber.
Do not store wood mounted stamps onto of each other as this will damage them.
Always clean stamps before putting them away cheapest way is soap and water.
A great way to store wood mounted stamps is in a fishing tackle box or similar.
Use CD cases to store unmounted stamps, stamp the images on plain white paper and slip into the cover of the sleeve for easy identification, store in a clear box or cd rack with the label printed on the side ie Christmas, birthday, flowers etc.
Another way, and the one I use is a ring binder and put the stamps on the laminated card, stamping them first onto plain white card and slide both pieces in the page protector, easy to flick through and find the stamp you want plus takes up little room.
Today's site is from the Passion for Crafts wonderful site and very talented lady, and her blog candy is
A set of Copic sketch markers 17 in total.
2 stamps from the latest Sugar Nellie collection. 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' & 'Daisy', both from Sugar Nellie & designed by the talented Elisabeth Bell.
Swell Noel 12x12 pad from Kay & Co and the matching Pleated Grand Adhesions
Wow what a fantastic candy to win
If you would like a chance to win these goodies all you have to do is link her candy on your blog and leave her a comment on her site.
Card for Christmas
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I have just started this blog and I seem to have so much to post, so you will be seeing a lot in the same day, to start with I have two tips for you both using peel-off stickers.
1.Use low tack masking tape over peel off sheets to lift the wording, in order to apply it in a straight line on your card or scrapbook page.
2.Peel-off stickers make great stencils for your project’s, lay the sticker down gently onto the card or paper, but do not press too hard as this will permanently fix your sticker down. To make it less sticky just dab it on your clothes, Gently apply craft chalk and when finished carefully lift the sticker and you will be left with the image of your peel-off. This is especially useful for designing your own background papers or decorating card blanks and scrapbook pages. The same sticker can be used several times before it is no longer sticky.
Hope this is use full to you, and remember if you have any tips feel free to share with us all .