Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Let's Party

Hello all you bloggers, new and not so new. Welcome to my weekly ditty.............

I promised something a little different for me this week. Well I have been playing with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party board available from Oyster Papercrafts.

A very simple device for making 12 different party items officially, including hats, treat bags, cup cake holders,  blowers etc. I have also made a cup and saucer and cake stand which are not in the handbook. The cake stand was inspired by the We R memory keepers blog.
I saved various containers including yoghurt cartons and drinks container.  
Here's what I came up with.

 I found that working with plain paper and decorating while it was still flat was the way to go. I used pom poms, die cuts, gems, flowers and rosettes from my crafty stash to decorate some of the sets.

I used My Favourite Things, Just Delightful Stamps Prehistoric fun to decorate a cup holder, party horn, hat and treat bag. I stamped and embossed the image and coloured with alcohol pens.

 I found inspiration from last months Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine (issue 168 April) for the Rabbit, of course you could also make other animals or  Father Christmas in a similar way.

I stamped and embossed a pattern on the black card, of course you could use any of your small background stamps to repeat stamp a background. 

 The cake stand and cup were made from a the cup holders which I added a die cut circle to I then die cut a circle out of gold mirri card and a small strip was used to run around the top of the cup, the handle was just a strip of card fixed to the side.
 I do hope you like them, back to normal next week.
Have a splendid week hope the weather is kind to us all.
Take care

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Veined Flowers

Hi bloggers,  
Again something a little different today. 

Here is a card using Tonic Square Lattice Frames and Veined Flower stamps by HoneyDoo Stamps. 
My favourite colours lilacs and purple I hope you like it.

Take Care

Roses are Red

Hi Bloggers,
What day is it?  oh Thursday......wow the days are passing by so quickly, Tuesday came and went and only this morning I realised I hadn't done a blog this week.
Well here is a card I made some time ago, very similar to a previous card using the Roses are Red card from HoneyDoos. Last time I decoupaged the rose and cut out each layer by hand, now we have the Die (thanks Amanda) which makes the whole process easier and quicker. I coloured the stamp this time with Poly Chromos pencils, and used the die to cut it out which gives a narrow border around the stamp. My favourite background Die, diamond Lattice by Memory box gives a very delicate look to the card and a sentiment using one of the Sue Wilson dies completes the look.

I am working on something different for next week so back to the grind stone for me, I hope you have a good week. Take Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wall Hanging
Well its a beautiful day here, a little windy but warm enough for this time of year.
Something a little different today. Here is a wall hanging I made at a workshop I attended last week. It uses just one 12" x 12" paper, which is used to cover the stamp board rectangles. This is then decorated with various bits and bobs which you will find in your crafty stash.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing and I was quite impressed by the result.
Take care