Tuesday, 14 January 2014

One for the boys

Do you struggle with cards for men and boys?

My best friends son turns 19 this week which makes me feel very old!!!

What do you send to a 19 year old boy?? Well the Chronology range from Docrafts came to the rescue and I made this steam punk inspired card using one of the backing papers, a postcard and the Birthday sentiment.
All matted and layered on black card and the edges distressed with  Black soot distress ink.

Very simple but I think it works and I am sure he will like it


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Box and Candle project

Well all here it is..the step by step instructions to decorate a candle and make a box for it to go in. All I ask is that you become a follower of my blog if you use these instructions.

We will start with the candle;

You will need ...a CD of your choice, plain candle, tissue paper, stick and spray , heat gun, greaseproof paper and printable light card.

I have used a topper image from the Makey Bakey Mice CD and used the smallest image to fit my candle.

Spray some stick and spray onto the piece of card and put on the tissue paper. Smooth down as much as possible. Cut down to A4 size to go into the printer. Print out selected image.

Once you have printed the image cut it down to size

Peel it off the card very carefully

You may need to spray some more stick and spray onto the image so that it sticks to the candle.

Position on the candle. Using the stick and spray you can reposition it if needed.

Get a piece of greaseproof paper and fold it in half

Wrap it around the candle so that the image is at the front and the scrunched up paper at the back so that you can hold it safely

Very careful heat with the heat gun until you see the wax melting under the greaseproof paper. Make sure you do the whole image and don't get to close to the paper so that it scorches.

Once melted carefully remove the greaseproof paper and if you have any section not melted you can very carefully melt it using the heat gun but do be carful as you can end up spoiling the whole project.

One completed candle...now for the box;

You will need a piece of Coordinations card stock or a piece of card slightly larger than 12X12
Using your Ultimate and with the light edge of the coordinations on your right hand side score at 3in and 6in

Fold along the 6 inch score line and put that up against the handle of the ultimate and score at 3in and then just above the white line on the coordinations....this becomes the flap

Turn the card round and score at 3in, turn again and score along opposite side at 3in.

with the white edge of the card furthest away from you cut the lines as shown;

turn the card around and then cut again as shown. ;

You will actually have to remove 2 small squares of card.

Score and burnish all your lines and then glue the flaps and stick together and hold in place with paperclips whilst drying.

Whilst the box is drying you can get the decorated sections ready. I have only done a very basic decoration on this box due to time constraints but you can go mad!!

For the basic layers you will need some coordinating card and cut out ;
4 X 14.5 cm X 6.5 cm
2 X 6.5 cm X 6.5 cm
2 X 15cm X 3cm

I then embossed all the card in the A4 Dottie embossing folder

Lightly sand and use your dust buddy to remove the dust.

Stick all of the sections onto the box and the 2 long sections are for the flap at the front and these stick over the white part of the coordinations.

You can use a little velcro fastener if you wanted.
To finish I die cut a Diesire Butterfly

A few paper flowers and a bow and there you have it a decorated candle and coordinating box.

I hope these instructions are clear but please do contact me if you need help and dont forget to become a follower of my blog.
Have fun xxx

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Makey Bakey mice on Sale


Today I have 3 cards to share with you all made from the Makey Bakey Mice Papercrafting kit from Crafters Companion which is on sale for £2.50 on the Crafters Companion website!!!

It includes 4 pages of toppers, some fab backing papers and foiled cardstock.

This is an offer to good to miss!!!!

Foiled die cut topper from the kit on one of the backing cards.

A foiled die cut topper with matching sentiment. Border and backing paper all from kit.

Another foiled die cut topper with coordinating sentiment on one of the foiled backing cards.

Why not pop over to the Crafters Companion website Sale and see what other bargains you can grab xxx

Saturday, 4 January 2014

BeBunni launch on Create and Craft

Well were you lucky enough to catch the launch shows of BeBunni with the wonderful Leann Chivers yesterday on Create and Craft??

I was just so delighted to see so many of my samples on TV..even now after over a year with Crafters Companion I still get a real sense of achievement to see things that i have made on the telly. A lot of that is due to been able to work with some great products like the new BeBunni range.

One of the samples that Leann showed was of a gift box i had made containing little goodies for a baby boy so I thought i would share it with you;

I made the box from Centura pearl card and did a window of acetate that I embossed in the A4 patchwork quilt embossing folder. I went around the aperture with some blue ric rac from my stash and added a couple of bows to 2 corners.

The flower on the top right was made using the Diesire rose quilling die in large and small. I used some blue felt instead of card and was pleased with the result. In the midle of the flower is an epiphany image in a round 14 setting.

The image on the bottom left is from the Baby CD and is one of the megapage images just layered up.

Around the box i used some blue baby foot print ribbon and a Epiphany oval 25 in a metal setting to finish.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun when your goodies arrive xxx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!

Well 2014 is now with us and I wonder what it will bring??? 1 thing for sure is that it will be bringing us BeBunni Baby and Love as Pick of The Week on Create and Craft from Friday 3rd Jan.

Todays sneaky peek is a calendar made using one of the Megapage designs from the Baby cd.

I printed out and decoupaged all of the layers and then mounted onto various layers of Centura pearl card and to finish a spray with some spray and sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by xxxx