Thursday, 30 July 2009

Seabirds Birthday Card

For this card I used cream speckle card for the card base, inked around the edges. The spotty background paper is Wild Asparagus. I stamped the birds image, and coloured them with glitter pens. The sand is H2Os, and the sky watercolour pencils. I stitched it to the hessian, and attached that to the backing paper with buttons and brads. The starfish are die cut from grungeboard and coloured with H2Os.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Bedecked Beads - New Shop

Val has recently opened an online shop called Bedecked Beads, selling her lovely handmade costume jewellery. She is also giving away this lovely necklace as candy on her blog here, you've got until 10th August to be in with a chance.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sheep Tea Cosy

I made this from a pattern I've had for years, it's from an old Prima magazine. I've made a few of these as presents for friends, so I thought it was about time I made one for myself!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Dragonfly Earrings

I made these for my friend's daughter who I made the card for in my last post, they were very quick to make, with sterling silver ear wires and beads, and tiny seed beads.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Birdhouse Card - C.R.A.F.T Challenge entry

The challenge at C.R.A.F.T this week is to make a shaped card, and they are also looking for 2 new Design Team members - and this is my entry, it's for a friend's daughter's 12th birthday. The backing paper is from the lovely My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow collection. The birds, flowers, ladybirds and lettering are from Polkadoodle's Sugar Birdies CD.

I coloured the birds and ladybirds with watercolour pencils, and layered the wings with foam pads and added glitter to them. The twig is plaited garden string with a ladybird bead and Bloom & Grow button sewn on.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Cake Card

Lee-anne's sketch challenge this week on Trimcraft is to make a card in the shape of a cake, and here's my version of it. The instructions for it are on Lee-anne's blog, Funky Cards, which can be found here.

I used brown pearl card for the base of the card. The cupcake case is vellum printed from Funky Hand's Paper Blossom download. The icing is white felt with tiny seed beeds sewn on, with a red button cherry on the top. Thank you Lee-anne for these instructions, I'm sure I will be using it again :-)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

18th Birthday Card

For a friend's daughter's 18th birthday. I'm entering this into this week's C.R.A.F.T challenge, which is to create an age related card.

The card base is dark brown pearlescent card, the backing paper is My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow with hand stitching round the edge.

The decoupage flowers are also Bloom & Grow attached with brads to felt flowers.

The leaves are Quickcutz die cuts cut on green card and coloured with H2os.

The dragonfly is hand beaded, the birds were cut out using a template and the wings embossed on my cuttlebug. Small punched out flowers added to the base of the birds. Brown ribbon used for the flower stems.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Buttercup Fairy

This weeks C.R.A.F.T challenge is decoupage, and here's my entry. For the card base I used gold pearlised card. The fairy and the backing paper is from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies CD, and I added a bit of glitter to the fairy's wings. I added a strip of lace and secured behind the backing paper.

The leaves are die cut on green glitter paper, and the dragonflies and small flowers are punched
out, and I dabbed the small flowers with gold ink and added brown glittery brads to them.

The sentiment is computer printed, and I inked the edge with gold ink.

The butterfly charm is threaded on wire with gold seed beads and secured at the back of the brad.

Sketch Challenge 5, Trimcraft

I made this card for Lee-anne's 5th sketch challenge at Trimcraft. I used dark green card for the base, the backing paper and sentiment is off Polkadoodle's Sugar Birdies CD, the spaniel, bowl and sausages are Paper Nation Decoupage.