Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year ...

Welcome to 2014, wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year x

Tags made using acrylic gemstones, diamante star charms and gold and silver twine 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Fairies, Angels or String People ...

I made lots of these last year and hung them on my Christmas parcels - I called them Angels because it was Christmas and I made them cream and gold. This year I made a whole set of them in rainbow colours, they're currently on my tree but after Christmas I'll be taking them into school to hang in my classroom (I teach in Rainbow class) and this year they are Fairies ;)

Whatever you call them this is how I make them ... 

cut felt into dress shapes

give them arms using the silver twine - make hands by knotting the ends

add a wooden bead to a long length of silver twine and pearl beads for their feet

add their body to their arms and dress and keep in place with the other side of the dress

draw eyes and a smiley face

cut suitably sparkly wing shapes from silver glitter mesh and attach with more of the double sided tape

Hey presto! you've made a Fairy ... or an Angel ...

Don't throw away the scraps of felt - stack them up, thread onto more of the silver twine and turn them into a rainbow coloured felt Christmas tree :)

This is the image that I found online last year which gave me the idea and then I tracked down this blog to find out how to make them

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Calorie Free Cake ...

I've been playing with paper this week using a new digital kit by my friend Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie. I wanted to make something that would show off the gorgeous paper designs and came up with the idea of turning my gift boxes into a cake by stacking them, I used 14mm flatback pearls for the feet of each box which separated the layers and covered a ribbon reel with more of the paper and some pretty paper flowers to create the stand. It can either be used as 3 separate gift boxes or as 1 full set
Papers - My Sweet Girl by Sugarplum Paperie and Studio Flergs available from Sweet Shoppe Designs

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lovely Lili Challenge ...

There is a new challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog today, just for Lili Of The Valley fans and this is the card I made for it

I used:
Image from Artpad 9 (party and cake) - LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Aqua glacier ribbon, tiny pompom trim, white liquid pearls and stardust stickles - Ribbon Girl
Papers - Romance and Roses digital kit by Nitwit Collections

Monday, September 30, 2013

LOTV Christmas ...

Today I am sharing my final Lili Of The Valley card as their Guest Designer for September, I have loved being able to share my LOTV projects and today's is one of my favourites

I used:
Pre-coloured image from Art Pad 13 'Tis The Season (LOTV)
Red gingham check paper from Flowers After The Rain digital kit (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Black gingham ribbon, faux hessian ribbon, button twine, red polka dot button, Stickles and Liquid Pearls all from the Ribbon Girl

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ribbon Girl Project ...

Today I am sharing a project made for the Ribbon Girl blog using one of the fabulous new brooches they have in store. There is a vintage themed giveaway on the blog today as well as lots of other beautiful projects using the brooches from the Design Team and they will be getting more designs in the next few weeks

I used: 
Duchess vintage style brooch, Lillian lace, Josephine lace, flat ivory bead string and a variety of different pearl bead strings all from The Ribbon Girl
Hessian fabric found online

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lili Of The Valley Birthday Card

Hello, I'm back with my third project as Guest Designer for Lili Of The Valley. This time I used a pre coloured image from one of their Art Pads

I love the LOTV Art Pads as they are perfect for me to use when I want to make cards - I either want to stamp and colour and then keep the images  to make a card later on or I want to play with paper, use scissors, glue and glitter to make cards. I make too much mess when I am making a card to colour in at the same time so the Art Pads mean I can simply pick my image, remove it from the pad and go!

I used:
Papers that were already out on my table left over from another project - there are benefits to not tidying up!!
Doo Hickeys tag die
Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut)
The sentiment was printed onto SafMat using Simon Script font

( I added stardust stickles direct to parts of the Art Pad image for extra girly sparkle)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

LOTV Guest Designer ...

I'm back with another project I made for Lili Of The Valley, this time a gift bag and tag - I LOVE this fairy image, it might just be my all time favourite LOTV image :)

I used:
Flower Fairy stamp from Lili Of The Valley
Bonnets and Bowties paper pad from Lili Of The Valley
Pink Tulle, box pleat ribbon, fluted edge sheer ribbon, pink roses, stickles and liquid pearls all from Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders scalloped circle die, white paint and sewing machine

I'm really enjoyed being the Guest Designer for LOTV, thank you Anne for inviting me you've made me so happy xx

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Hello ...

A simple card made using papers from the Days Of The Week: Friday digital kit by Sugarplum Paperie, the label was also from the kit and the alphabet is Nicole's Quotable Alphabet (I love it because it's just like my favourite tiny wooden alphabet rubber stamps) and a freebie mason jar image found via Pinterest

The lace and twine are both from Ribbon Girl

Monday, September 02, 2013

Guest Designer at Lili Of The Valley ...

Tada!! - I am this months guest designer over at Lili Of The Valley! I love LOTV so you can imagine how excited I have been :) Thank you to Anne for inviting me x

This is my first project for them using the rubber stamp 'cute fairy'

I used:
Cute fairy stamp, bonnets and bowties paper pad and sentiment all from LOTV
Picket fence, pretty blossom flowers and Stickles all from Ribbon Girl
Copics, frantage and the sparkly butterfly embellishments all from my craft room, also GoKreate and Doo Hickeys dies and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The tiny flowers all around the image were punched with a flower punch that I bought last time I visited the LOTV shop

**** for Julye who asked how I post the cards with bits that hang over the edge - I get 6x6 card boxes from Stella Crafts ****

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge ...

This is my card for the Ribbon Girl Magnolia Challenge - make a girly card

I used:
Pearl bead trim, fluted edge pink ribbon, pink and white 2 tone wild rose, pink organza rose trim, crystal heart, stardust stickles and top stitch thread and twinkle tinsel all from the Ribbon Girl
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Spellbinders, Marianne and Doo Hickeys dies
Ranger paint dabber, paper doiley

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge ...

I've been missing for a while, just busy finishing up the school year, writing reports, taking my classroom apart as I will be moving to a new classroom after the holidays then going away on holiday with my Mam, photographs will follow.  Not much time for crafting but I did get a chance to make a card for the new colour challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog

First Christmas card of the year, made for the August Ribbon Girl colour challenge - red. My favourite red felt reindeers are back in stock for the coming season so I had to snaffle a packet or two to secret away in my craft room before they all got sold. 

I used:

There are so many beautiful red projects on the blog, pop over and have a look and if you join in you could be the winner of:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Retirement Card ...

I made this card for a work colleague who is retiring this week

I used:
Paper and stitching element - Heart Art : Moody Blues digital kit by Sugarplum Paperie at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Paint - Ranger
Flower punch - EK Success
Sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink
Rolled paper rose, liquid pearls and crystal embellishment - Ribbon Girl

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Add A Bow ...

Add a bow - the new card challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog

I used:
My favourite shocking pink gingham ribbon, large cupcake charm, button twine, pearl bead trim and stardust stickles from Ribbon Girl
Pre-coloured image from LOTV (artpad 2)
Nitwit Collections papers from LOTV

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge ...

The Magnolia challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog is to use two backing papers, nice and easy :)

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics and Tilda papers
10mm open roses, organza pearl rose trim, pink mermaid ribbon, fairy wish bottle, bakers twine, medium pompom trim, liquid pearls, stardust stickles all from Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders and Memory Box dies, LOTV sentiment and Stampin Up scallop punch