23 June 2017

A box full of flowers!

Hello you lovely lot and a very happy Friday to you all.  Gosh hasn't the weather been amazing.  I mean it's been a little unbearable to work in but hey you can't have everything I suppose.

So I had an order for a pop-up box and the remit was gardening and wild flowers so this is what I came up with.  

I hunted through my stash as I had no gardening stamps to speak of and found a sheet of Dufex decoupage I'd forgotten I had and used that for the toppers.  I used a mix of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts but instead of using acetate to attach them to the box I used green craft wire to resemble the stems and also it mean't I could bend them into the correct position.


A little section added on the reverse for somewhere to write your greeting.  I toyed with the idea of making a little pocket with pull out tag ... may just do that next time.

Okay folks that all from me today.  I'm off to do a little crafting ... I'm sure I have time to sneak some in before I have to prepare tea!!

Take care and happy crafting.



10 June 2017

Ice Cream Day

Good morning my lovelies and we've woken up to a gloriously beautiful morning here in Bournemouth.  Not sure how long it will last but I'm determined to make the most of it whilst it does so the washing line will be full of fresh linen dancing in the breeze shortly.
So as I'm waiting for that to finish it's a perfect time to introduce you to my last image of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week ... here is 'Ice cream day' and she's a beauty.

Now I've been wanting to have a go at making one of those pop-up box card makes for a little while and when I saw this image I knew it would be perfect surrounded by lots of yummy ice cream cones and in my eyes it will be New Forest ice cream mmmmmmm it's the best!

Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Ice cream day'
Medium:  Copics
Papers:  Make & Create 'Whimsical Pastels'
Card stock:  Crafters Companion Centura Pearl 'fresh pink', 'dark chocolate', 'hint of gold'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', Crafters Companion 'Happy Birthday'

A bit of a side view next.  I made myself an ice cream template in three sizes and used it to cut out some ice creams from Centura Pearl card stock.  The cone I used my score board to make a criss cross pattern and then inked with Tim Holtz walnut stain for some definition.  I did have to use some pink wire to mount them all though as acetate wasn't strong enough  they kept flopping over.   

The close up next.  She really is a cutie and my daughter has already ear marked this one for one of her friends birthdays.


Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E70, E71, E77
Dress/Shoes:  RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29/E31, E35, E37
Shadow/depth:  BV04, BV29

Okay my lovelies that's all from me today.  Don't forget to hop over to Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog for some more inspiration from my team mates and the images will be available in the Crafty Sentiments Designs store from 12th June.  I'm off to hang some washing on the line now and then back for a little colouring I think.

Take care and happy crafting.



Creative Inspirations  -  your favourite things (copics/pearls/stamps)

The Ribbon Girl  -  June card challenge

Let's Craft and Create  -  girls, girls, girls

9 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments Designs release week - Day 4

Hello my lovelies and welcome to day 4 of Crafty Sentiments Designs release week.

So for today I got to play with 'off we go' and again such a versatile image and a handsome little fellow too.  I decided to make a little photo album come scrapbook and he is perfect for the front cover I think.  I chose an American theme as I had these gorgeous papers and elements in my stash for like ever and I will get to go there one day - it's on my 'to do' list so in readiness I made this:-

Image:  Crafty Sentiments Designs 'Off we go'
Medium:  copics
Papers:-  Echo Park (old from stash)

If you look closely you will see that it also has little pull out tabs to journal on.

Last piccie I promise is of the cute little fella himself and as usual I've coloured him with copics (list below).


Face/body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair/Case:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  B24, B26, B28, B29, B39/R20, R22, R27, R29/BV29
Dog:  E41, E43, E47

Okay folks that's all from me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my make for Day 5 and don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational blog to have a gander at my teamies beautiful creations too.

Take care and happy crafting.

7 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments June New Release - Day 2

Good morning my lovelies.  How are you today ... we've woken up to a gloriously beautiful day here (at the moment!) and what a perfect day for sharing my new release creation for Crafty Sentiments Designs.

So I got to play with 'Building a Sand Castle' and here is my card:-

Image:  'Building a sand castle' Crafty Sentiments Designs
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Maya Design
Dies:  Spellbinders 'classic scalloped circle', Crafters Companion Shabby Chic 'antique edge'
Ribbon/twine/embellishments from stash

I didn't have any beach themed papers so just decided to go with sort of beachy colours and I actually rather like how it's turned out.  Let me show you a close up of the cute image:-

Copics list
Face/body:  E000, E11, E21
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Clothes:  YR00, YR02, YR07, R17/Promarkers Blue Pearl, China Blue
Bucket/Spade:  YR00, YR02, YR07, R17
Sand:  E31, E33, E35
Shadows/depth:  BV00, BV04

Okay that's my sharing of the crafty love for today.  Please do hop over to the blog for some gorgeous inspiration you won't be disappointed.

Take care.

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Ribbon Girl  -  June card challenge

6 June 2017

Crafty Sentiments New Release week

Good morning my lovelies just a quick pop in from me this morning before I nip off to work to give you the heads up that it's June new release week over at Crafty Sentiments Design store here today.

We have some gorgeous images being released this week so why not hop over to the inspiration blog here and see what my fabulous teamies have created with today's images.

Okay that's all from me today (I said it was quick!!) but I'll be back tomorrow to share with you my new release make.

Take care.