Monday, October 16, 2017

How To Catch A Fairy In A Jar

Moring Crafters.

Don't worry I haven't really caught a fairy in a jar as that would be cruel. But I will tell you how I made this really pretty luminary using a fabulous die from Spellbinders.


First of all you will need an empty jar.  I washed and cleaned off the label and removed the lid.
Then I cut out my fairy in black card stock  I used  Fairy Ariana from Spellbinders.  Then glue your fairy to the inside of your jar.
I then took some white tissue paper and wrapped this around the jar taking care not to rip the paper.  To stick the paper cover the jar in white PVA glue and also apply a coat to the front. 
Wait for the glue to dry then add your embellishments.  I added some white glitter to the outside of the jar to add a bit of fairy sparkle. I also wrapped some string around the top and added a little flower but you could add perhaps some die cut leaves or pinecones etc...
Place a battery operated tea light inside and enjoy. 

There are 3 other fairies in the range and all of them would look so pretty for this project.  You can check them out HERE.

This project would work great with any silhouette style die.  Some of the Halloween dies from Spellbinders would look lovely to create a spooky glow.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Pastel Rainbow

Happy Friday Crafters.
Its nearly the weekend so that means lots of crafting time but before the weekend gets started lets take a look at this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.
Our host this weeks is Sharon. 
Sharon would like to see a PASTEL RAINBOW on your card.
So this week I decided to make a card featuring some pastel bunting and made a cute baby card.
I started with a blue piece of designer paper and trimmed it to fit my card blank.
I then cut the bunting using a die from Trimcraft.

I then used the Fiskars cloud squeeze punch for the fluffy clouds and added a few sequins.

I then stamped this very sweet sentiment to finish my card.
A super sweet new baby card ready to send to the UK.
I just want to say big congratulations to Craig and Sarah on the birth of your beautiful baby boy.
Also congratulations to my cousin Mandy and her husband Ed on becoming Grandparents.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Teams over at Daring Cardmakers to see their pastel rainbow creations.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Engagement Rings.

Hello Crafters.
Over the summer two of my husbands cousins got engaged.  They both happen to be sisters which is so lovely and are planning to have there weddings very close together.
I have been looking for the perfect engagement craft item in order to make their congratulations cards and I found it in the form of the Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Gems Die from Spellbinders.
This was then a great opportunity to use the same die and make two different looks.
For this card I cut a square of white card stock and cut out the gems at different angles.  Behind the negative space I added some white glitter card then glued the gems back into place.

I then cut a further two gems from mirror card then two more from silver glitter card.  I placed the triangle sections back into the frame of the gem.

I then added a die cut greeting in black mirror card using the Simply Said Phrase One Set.

For the second card I wanted to create my own background.  So I created a stencil using a scrap of white card.  I then inked different colours into the negative space.  I then cut several more gems from white card stock and place the frame of the die over the inked areas.

I then used what was left over from the first card to create the silver diamond.  To finish I used the same die cut greeting as before.

Two very different cards from one lovely die set.
This die would make a fantastic addition to any engagement party.  The set would make some lovely invitations or place settings.  I even thought it would look lovely at a new years eve party to add a bit of glitz to the celebrations.
I would just like to wish the happy couple congratulations and we can't wait for the weddings!!!
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the Spellbinders website for more details about the dies I have used.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Autumn Leaves

 Morning Crafters and Bloggers.
Autumn has certainly arrived here.  We were woken rather early at the weekend by the sound of tractors cutting the corn in the field opposite our house.  It always seems to signal the start of a new season.
I was also feeling inspired by the lovely tree out side my front door when I made this card.
I started by die cutting lots of leaves using the Die D-Lites All Leaves die from Spellbinders.
It comes in a set of four really lovely leaves.
I decided with this card to create a wreath.
I inked each leaf using lots of autumn colours.
I then glued all the leaves down into a wreath shape and added a little printed greeting to the centre.
I also wanted to create a little texture to my card so I used the embossing folder by Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders called Blistered and I just added a little ink to bring out the detail.

I then finished the card with a little butterfly using the Die D-Lites Flying Bugs set from Spellbinders.

I am not sure that there are many butterflies around this time of year but its such a pretty die.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website for full details about the dies I have used.

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Elemental Inspiration.

 Hello Everyone
My goodness it the first Friday in October already and its Elemental Inspiration challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.
Here is the beautiful inspiration picture chosen by Leo our host this week.
Remember to use at least 3 elements on your creation from the image below.
For my card I went with the colours, a night sky and a fairy.
I am totally in love with this die I have used from Spellbinders called Fairy Ariana.  She is just beautiful.  She even comes with a tiny wand.
There are 3 other fairies in the collection and you can find them HERE.
To create my card I started by masking the moon off first.  I then inked around the edge of the moon with a pink ink then I used a blue and finally around the edge I used a purple ink.  I tried to blend the colours very lightly and sponged off a lot of the excess first before I applied it to my card stock.

I then used a stamp set from Indigoblu called Nature I and stamped the tree image around the edge. 

I then added my fairy which I cut from black card stock and added a few little stars around her legs to look like fairy dust.  I think I have been watching to much Tinker Bell with my daughter as that's where the idea for the stars came from.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.
Have a lovely day.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Sharing a Birthday

Hello Crafters.
I celebrated a big birthday last month and I also share it with my lovely nephew.  I completely forgot to post the card that I made for him.
Its such a lovely feeling when you get to share a birthday with a loved one. I love him to bits and I do miss him loads and his older brother.
To create this card I started with a black card blank and added some lovely party inspired designer paper.
I then cut out a rectangle of white card and stamped the sentiment using the Count the Stars Stamp and Die Set from Debi Adams at Spellbinders.
I then used the star die from the set and cut out three just to frame the sentiment.  I then mounted this onto black card stock.

I then made a tiny shaker star using the dies in the set and added a gold number seven which is also in the same set.

I finished with some black glitter stars.
A great card suitable for any age.
I love this set as I know I will get a lot of use from it.  Its great to be able to personalise a card with the recipients age.
Thanks for stopping by and please click the above link for more details about the die set I have used.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Harvest Home

Good morning Crafters.
These last few weeks have flown by.  I think its because my daughter now has every Wednesday off school here in France which makes the week super short.  Especially after we have filled the day with shopping, swimming and having treats.
As Friday has come around fast again its challenge time with the Daring Cardmakers.
This weeks theme is hosted by the lovely Shabneez who has picked:
Harvest Home
Shabneez would like to see fruit,  vegetables, wheat etc... on your creations as its autumn and now the crops are getting harvested.
I had to have a good think for this one.  I only own a lemon die and lemons remind me of summer so that was no good.
So I came up with this:
I made a pumpkin using some small die cut ovals.
I thought it turned out really well.  I just added a little bit of ink to the edges of each oval.

For the background I used an embossing folder from Stampin Up called Pinewood Planks.  I added a little bit of ink to bring out the wood effects more. It also gives it a bit of a rustic feel.

I then used the Wood Words Stamp and Die set to create the little tag and also the flower background.
To finish I added some lovely green gingham ribbon.
Please stop by the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers for more lovely inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

World Coffee Day

Hello Crafters.
I am popping by today with a little post as its World Coffee Day this weekend.  What a good excuse to get the coffee themed craft items out and drink lots of coffee.  The only thing that's missing is the chocolate. 
So as I was inspired by a day to celebrate coffee and the lovely picture over at Paper Sweeties I thought I would make this little card.

I started with a piece of white card stock which I embossed with the folder from Spellbinders called Picnic by Tammy Tutterow.  I then added a little bit of ink called tea dye by Tim Holtz just to high light the embossed areas.

I then added a couple of strips of paper from a Christmas set by First Edition and Trimcraft.
The stamped greeting is from a set at Paper Sweeties called Coffee, Yes Please.

I then used the Shapeabilities Coffee Break die from Seth Apter at Spellbinders which I cut from kraft card stock.

I then added two cute little takeaway coffee cups using the Die D-Lites Hipster One set from Spellbinders.  I did a little bit of paper piecing on the cups and die cut the little sleeve that comes in the set.

Please stop by the Spellbinders website for more details about the dies used by clicking the above product links.

Have a great day and I am now off for a cup of coffee.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monthly Die Cutting Clubs and My Creation

Hello Crafters.
I am back with another Spellblogger post from Spellbinders.  So following on from yesterdays post where I showed you the contents of the box, today I have a couple of projects to share.
First is a little card I have made using The Club Kit of the Month for June.

I started by taking one of the card blanks that's in the kit and adding a piece of the textured plain card stock in the light pink.  I then trimmed a piece of the patterned paper to fit my card.

There were so many embellishments to choose from in the set so I selected a few of my favourites.  A photo frame and a large flower which has some glitter already added to it.
I then added one of the large gold 3d stickers which says "hello" and one of the smaller transparent stickers that say "fabulous".  To finished I added a few of the gems and added some of the dark pink twine.
I tried to add a bit of everything to the card from the kit but realised I hadn't used any of the dies.
So I decided to make a box using some of the left over pink textured card.

I trimmed the card to measure 6"x 8.5".  I scored on the long side at 2", 4", 6" and 8".  Then on the short side at 2".  I then folded all the score lines and on the long side which will be the bottom I snipped up in the score lines to the 2" mark, this then created the base.

 Before I glued my box together I added a small piece of the pattern paper to the front and I die cut one of the little hexagons to make a tag.  I then added a sticker to the tag and punched a few holes to close the bag. Just slightly pinch your bag shut at the top to attach your ribbon or twine.  I finished the bag with a few gems and a little 3d gold sticker.

I love a craft product that you get your moneys worth from and these kits you do.
Not only is there enough supplies to make ten cards but you could easily make some little treat boxes.  I think you could get more than 10 cards out of the kit just by including your own card blanks.
This kit is ideal if you are just starting out as a crafter.  A piece of designer paper, a topper and a greeting and you have made some lovely cards for your friends and family.
Don't forget to check of the monthly club kit subscriptions HERE.
There is also a 15% discount off your first months subscription using code CLUB15.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.