Thursday, May 22, 2014

Robots in a Box

And this is my version of Card in a Box for Trent our Grandson.  Again it is a just because card for when we go away on holiday.  I was SO lucky to get the lovely 'puffy'Robot' stickers as well as the bug stickers on his sister's card.  Yeah for the 1 2 3 Dollar Shop.

Bugs in a Box

This is my card in a box for our youngest Granddaughter Tayla.  It's a just because card to send to her in a few weeks when we go away on holiday.  I am thrilled with how it turned out and I think she will be too.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Results of Dolly Day

On /Saturday I joined Kate (Sister Act Craft Shop owner) and 5 other ladies and we played dollies ALL day.  These JulieNutting doll stamps are VERY cute and super fun to dress up /(or down)  The very large tags are made especially to house the dolls but one of our group made conventional cards from her dollies.  It is a great way to use up some of those ENDLESS scraps too.  We all scissor cut our dollies and clothes but there are a couple of dolls who come with cutting dies so you don't have to scissor cut.  Just position the die over the stamped images, tape in place and run it through your cutting machine.  Thanks for visiting.  See you next time.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Special Cards for Our Special Girls

I've probably told you this before but here goes anyway.  When we go away on an extended holiday (which we are just about to do) I always make cards for our two daughters and three Grandchildren. These three cards, which I finished this afternoon, are for our two daughters and our eldest granddaughter (almost 25). I am VERY pleased with how they turned out.  It took me quite an age to cut all the components out on my E-Bosser but then I was able to sit quietly and assemble the cards last night and this afternoon I sat at the table in the cosy dining room and played with my flowers, ribbons, beads and glitter and decorated the front of each one.  I wish I could photograph them better.  They really do look better in real life but hey ho.  I hope you like them.  Now this evening I am going to start on box cards for our two youngest Grandchildren (12 and 10).  I got some pretty cool components yesterday so I hope they turn out as good as I'm seeing them in my head.  I will of course post them when they are finished.  Stay warm and dry if you live in my neighbourhood.

Layering with Stencils on Tags

Hi Everyone from a very yukky Upper Hutt.  The weather has been miserable all this week.  Lots of rain and today was pretty cold too.  On the plus side this makes for good crafting sessions.  I'm still working on stencils for the class at the end of the month.  I want to show the Ladies as many different stenciling techniques as I can.  So with that goal in mind I have been trying my hand at layered stenciling a la Sir Tim style, which has to mean tags of course.  The first picture shows three miserable failures.  I just couldn't get the right look. Then bingo!!  Go for the faded/distressed look. And so I began to stamp with second generation ink which made ALL the difference.  The other two pics show the tags I LIKE.  I have to say that I do LOVE the layered technique/look very much.  Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Through a Hole in the Page

I created this today as part of my upcoming stencils class and then I received an FB message re a Challenge from Scrappin' Patch for layouts or cards created this weekend so I thought I would enter it in that.  I made my own stencil/mask for this by simply cutting a hole in a piece of copy paper and creating a country scene through it.  It is a technique I like and it is simple to create.  Hope you like it.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend especially if you are looking in from the UK where it is May bank holiday on Monday so a lovely long weekend.  Stay safe.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Four Little Maids

Tayla's handiwork from yesterday and tonight.  I thought she would be turning out these by the score but she was slow to get started on them so I stamped four out onto flesh coloured card and just left them on the table.  That was all it needed.  She got the scissors and away she went.  I showed her how to dress them using the paper piecing method and I have to say for a 10 year old she does a fantastic job on the 'Fussy Cutting'.  I haven't ever explained to her about moving the paper and NOT the scissors but that is exactly what she does.  It must be in the genes.  Most of the adults in my classes cannot get the hang of that!!  We have had a fantastic day today.  We left home at about 10 this morning and didn't get back until 5.30 this evening.  We went to Masterton and played mini golf, had a picnic, payed at the park and then had about 2 and a half hours in the swimming pool.  This evening Tayla baked banana choc chip muffins with a very tired G'ma supervising from the stool at the breakfast bar!!! I promised her I would post the dollies before I went to bed so now I have done that I can fall into my bed with a clear conscience.  Last day with them tomorrow.  Another early start for the movies at 10.15 and then I think it is a cake pop session tomorrow afternoon before they go home once Mum finishes work for the day. Night night. PS The dolly by itself is her favourite one.  Thought the faces she drew on them were very cute too.