Wednesday, 10 October 2012

I have returned :)

Hi All

Unfortunately I have had a quiet period due to illness, but now I am back and can't wait to show my crafty goodies again.  I have been undertaking seeral different crafts as I can't sit still without doing somethng craft and so i will be showing some of my creations in the next few days - I've missed my crafty world :)  So please look out for my blogs over the following days - glad to be back :)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Haven't blogged for a little while as I have been busy at work and all sorts of other things too! I am glad to say though that I have managed to squeeze some crafting in at last.  I made a Wedding Card for our relatives in the USA but I am gutted that I forgot to take photos of it before we sent it - but I have taken photos of the Easter Cards that I made in the 'in-between' times. (photos taken with my mobile though and so they are not very sharp)

I made nine in total and I have used the following recipe:

Pink and Green Gingham Paper
White Card for sentiment and first nestie layer
Suitable co-ordinating card for the birds and branch - your choice
Nestabilities - Labels One & Edgeabilities
Stampin' Up Bird Punch
Ribbon to contrast
Tim Holtz distress inks, Spun Sugar and Forest Moss
Sponge/ink blender tool
Pinflair glue

I think the pictures show how all the elements were assembled and I inked the edges of the base card, first nestie layer (white) and the sentiment layer.
I am sending gift vouchers for easter this year, easier than eggs in the post!
So here's the inside to hold the vouchers

and for the close-up

I am entering these cards into the 'Crafty Designs Challenge Blog' competitions  and I hope that they will also give some inspiration for a spring or summer card to crafters by changing the sentiment and colours.

Happy Easter To You All 
for this weekend

I shall be enjoying my daughter Kimberley's 20th Birthday

* YAY * 

Friday, 17 February 2012

Magnolia - Make a Tag

Oh boy, enjoyed this challenge as I was able to incorporate one of my new mini Tildas - yay!!!

OK so here's the recipe......
  • ColorCore Cardstock - Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
  • Centura Pearl Cardstock - Snow White
  • Mini Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Tulips
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Blossom tags and Accents
  • Magnolia DooHickey - Heart Swirl Branch
  • Stampin' Up - Decorative Label Punch
  • Copics & Promarkers
  • 3 Nesting Flower Punches
  • Grosgrain Ribbon - Primrose Yellow
  • Mini pearl embellishments
  • Small eyelet inserted with use of Crop-a-dile

So here is how I put it together...........

I stamped Tilda onto the Centura cardstock and coloured her with a combination of Copics and Promarkers.  I cut the base and the second layer from the ColorCore Cardstock; 'Scattered Straw' and 'Barn Door', using the Nesties.  The Heart Swirl was die cut from 'Peeled Paint'.  I assembled the tag by placing the heart swirl on the reverse of the Tilda label, to the point that I was happy where it would show and glued this to the back of the tag.  I then layered the pieces up as above.  The flowers were punched from the same colours as the  main part of the tag and swirl to keep the theme running through.  I wanted to chose spring colours but with a bit of vibrance.  
I moulded the flowers by rolling them with a pergamano ball tool on a piece of sponge and curled the petals back to give more dimension.  I assembled them and added a pearl embellishment to the center of each.  I added a pearl to the scallops of the base layer to add further dimension.  I added a co-ordinating  eyelet by using a crop-a-dile and threaded through some primrose grosgrain ribbon.

I was pleased with the outcome and will be making some more for my Easter Gifts :)

I am entering this Tag in to the Magnolia Challenge

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Pink, Pearls & Lace - Magnolia Challenge

Oh boy, how busy we've been, I can't believe that it is already half-way through February.  I've been loom knitting lately and made a few requested 'calendar girls' to make so hadn't had anything new to put up on the blog, but once I find some more time and a little space to work in, I'll be putting up all my makes :) 

Well I just love my Magnolias and couldn't resist this challenge, even though I think may only just make it before the deadline!  So here she is: 

Pink, Pearls and Lace

I used my Tilda with butterflies, bought for me by my gorgeous daughter.  
I have coloured her with a combination of my Copics and Flexmarkers. Skin colours of Copics, being E21, E00 and E000.
 I cut her out using a circle Nestability and then used a corresponding scalloped Nestie for the mount.  The backing paper and the mount have been cut from a pack of First Edition Papers called 'Sweet Owl'.  The lace is antique lace from a small boutique near to where I live and the pearls are hat pins.  I have used the Magnolia DooHickey die, Swirl Butterfly as my embellishment.  this was cut from a Coredinations card stack and the 'stickled' for the sparkly effect.

Hope you like her and I'm entering her in to 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Magnolia Gift for a Special Friend

For Christmas my family spoilt me with some fantastic crafty goodies including some beautiful Magnolia stamps, they know what I love, some Nesties and a Zutter Bind it All.

So one of my first projects was to make a little note pad, I was so pleased with the outcome that I then made one as a New Year gift for a very good friend of the family and my eldest daughters best friend.
I hope you like it.

I bought a small block pad from a local store and used some of the pages from this to form the inside of the pad, the covers are cut from 'Spring Feast' First Edition Papers.  Magnolia has been stamped on to Neena card stock and coloured with a mixture of Copic Markers and Flexmarkers.  The edge of the Nestie shape has been edged with 'Spun Sugar' Distress Ink.  

Our friends name is Vicky and this has been cut, from the same set of papers, using my Cricut Create and Jasmine Cartridge and then covered with glamour dust.  The top of the mini pad has been embellished with an assortment of pink, green and yellow ribbons, all colours taken from the papers and Magnolia.

I hope you like it - I'm planning to make another for another friends whose birthday is very soon - after all who wouldn't just fall in love with Magnolia :) 

I am entering this into :

Sunday, 1 January 2012




Hugs Kaz Bee x