Saturday, 25 April 2015

Ferrero Rocher place settings

I made these for my mother in law's 80th birthday party, I saw some similar on Pintrest but I wanted mine a bit bigger so worked out the sizes I wanted, after a bit and trail and error!
 I started with a piece of kraft card 7 1/8 by 4 inches, I then scored the long side at 7/8 and 3 1/8 then 4 inches and finally 6 1/4 ,the short side was 7/8 then I flipped it round and did 7/8 in from the other side. I then cut out all the corners and the two inside pieces as well. I used the second smallest size circle die which gives a circle of 1 1/4 inches. I then used a bone folder to fold the score lines. I added double sided to tape to the three flaps on the side without the circle and folded it to make the box.
 I put double sided tape on opposite sides of the sides of the box and added a piece of acetate that was cut to 2 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches, press it on firmly.
 I die cut a border and glued it around the bottom of the box to hide the double sided tape
 I added a length of raffia, wrapped around twice and tied in a bow.
 The final touches, add your chocolate and I needed names so die cut a vintage frame, inked up with distress inks in vintage photo and there you have it a cut little table decoration. I loved making them so much that I might make them again for Christmas to take into work.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

More butterflies

I made this card at a make and take at a craft fair. It was an embossing folder but I don't remember the make, the butterfly is stamped with distress inks along with the greeting, I added some stickles glitter.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


I love this card (I don't say that often) It's very simple, cream card base and I used a spellbinders scalloped oval to emboss then my Martha Stewart score board to add the criss cross lines, cut a plain oval and raised it up on foam pads. The butterfly is a Cheery Lyn die, I inked the edges slightly, added a few pearls and that was it.
Here is the same card in pure white.
Hope you like them.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Such a bad blogger!

Ok I have been missing for a long time, we have been renovating and craft time has been limited, I am hoping now to get back in the swing of things. This card was made with an image I cut out years ago on my old craft robo and has been hanging around waiting to be used, I entered a challenge and used it up.Very simple card.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Recipe Box from Kaiser

As soon as I saw this Kaiser recipe box I wanted it, I have so many scraps of paper with food creations that desperately needed organising, this looked perfect for the job. 
 I painted the box in antique cream paint from Kaiser then covered it in the script paper, again from Kaiser. I mat and layered the top with my nesties and made some matching flowers, the letters are a digital freebie,will post a link if I can trace them.
 I think the border die is a Cheery Lynn one which I threaded brown ribbon through. The saying is another free wordart.
Inside I have written out my favorite recipes and laminated them, I knew I would use the laminator one day!

Another area of my life organised.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

magnolia card

I love this kaiser paper so much, it's from the Bonjour collection, the colours are so pretty. the stamp is a magnolia, coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers, the border is by spellbinders.

A close up soyou can see how pretty she is.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Another card in an envie

 I am just loving these cards, be prepared for some more.I have kept it quite simple, the paper is my memories I got in a sale and wish I had bought lots more now. The die is a Cheery Lynn one that I have threaded ribbon through, this is my favorite die.
Check out the brads, they started out life as silver and I dipped them in PVA glue then dark red flocking, I think I will be trying that again.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Rainbow card and bag

Don't you just love this rainbow paper, it was a digital freebie from Mel, just gorgeous. I have simply added the flower with a brad in the centre, some ric rack for the stem and cut some leaves by hand to add a greeting, I finaly did a little scrawl around the edge with a black fine liner. I also decorated the bag to match with that awesome digital freebie, all the best people are born in march but I have no idea who it was designed by as there is no name on the file, I will add the details later if I can find them.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


I have to say I am very pleased with this card, in fact so pleased I don't want to part with it!
 The envelope is double sided card stock with ribbon threaded through to close it.
 A picture of the card on it's own, the flowers are a Marianne die along with the swirl. The greeting is stamped on a label nestability die cut. I coloured the image with promarkers.
 A close up of the cute image, I have added flock and stickes to the flowers.

I stamped the flowers with a background stamp and added stickes.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Birthday Boy

Well I have not blogged for ages but does it matter, does anyone actually read my posts? I think it's just a record for me to remember what cards I have made.

Anyway this card was for my Nephew, I used kaiser backing paper, embossed a strip of pearl brown paper with the swiss dots folder, then added the frame and greeting which are both digital freebies from Summer Driggs, I then added the stars to put his name on the card. A simple card but I kinda liked it.
Now that summer is nearly over I have no excuse I need to become productive with my crafting. I am making things but just not blogging so I have lots of finished items to photograph.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

One folder three ways

I have been having a play with my embossing folders. This first card was using  the tulip embossing folder with white pearl card then I stamped the verse in the centre using a See Dee stamp, I then embossed a second sheet and cut out some of the flowers and added them with sticky pads to give some depth. Not happy to leave it at that I stitched little pearl flowers and beads on the flowers. This card looks much prettier in real life.
 This second card I used the same folder but used a brilliance pearl ink pad and a brayer to ink up one side of the embossing folder, I added a stamped greeting and again stitched little pearls in the centre.
 This last card I inked up the opposite side of the embossing folder and used the debossed side so the flowers are edged in the lilac, again I added a greeting and stitched pearls on them.
I love this folder, I think it will be getting plenty of use, it's avaliable free delivery world wide here

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Happy new year

Happy New Year, I have been so busy that I haven't had time to play with all my new stuff! I have cleared my desk and am ready to go just need to decide where to start.  These are a couple of calenders I made as Christmas gifts, I used a kaiser coaster as the base and added the large scalloped nestie on the front and back as the base then I used the Cheery Lynn doily die. The lilac card has paper flowers that I bought but the pink card I made the flowers using the cuttlebug quilling dies.