Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Conference itself was fantastic and really well run which just made the day run so smoothly and it flew by far to quickly. It was great to meet up with all the other demonstrators and catch up on what's been going on since I saw them all last year. I made the most beautiful necklace and bracelet and if I can mange to I will upload a photo of them at a later stage. They were made using the Cousin Jewellery range, keep a look out for it everyone because it is scrumptious and it is coming to a store near you next month.
Above is a little rocking card made with a small Forever Friends embellishment and sentiment, I softly inked around the edges in a light brown and it's all just to show you that small cards can be beautiful!!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Just wanted to show you a cute triple easel card that I made for the last demonstrations for Do Crafts. I used the gorgeous (and I mean Gorgeous) Pampered Pets papers and the boarder on the front is from the Pampered Pet cardstock stickers. So many people look at the front of these packs and just see all the stickers of pets but turn it over girls the back has a second sheet of the most delish boarders. Yum. The toppers are from the Forever Friends "Head over Heels" and "Get Well Soon" Embellishment packs
This is a card I just put together for another friend of my moms. She had her 60th Birthday Party on Sunday and we had a fantastic time. Unfortunately I didn't get the card made in time (it happens to me a lot!!!) so I just finished it off today to be given to her on Monday. Mary is the an absolute lady, dresses beautifully and looks nothing like 60 years of age so this card just gives me a little giggle every time I look at it. It is just the complete opposite of the way she is.
This image and wording is from "Dimension Fourth" and I borrowed it from my friend Ashlyn and then stamped it about a million times because I just know I am going to use it on loads of cards.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Easel cards are the type of cards that everyone has measurements for but really can be thrown together so quickly with just some card, a score board and a bit of messing around and practicing on some printer paper. None of the easels I make are measured they are folded card that is made to fit into the easel shape. If anything is hanging over the edges I just "Lob it off"!!!!. I am now making loads of mini tiny easel cards and I love making them because you can put one together in just minutes. I'll upload a few of them in the next couple of weeks so you an have a look.
For my March April demos for Docrafts I spent a lot of time just showing how to put these effective cards together without blinding yourself trying to measure with a ruler.. The double easel shown here is using the large pictures that are in the back of the Forever Friends paper pack. The side easel card is using the Birdsong Range papers and stickers
A great pack to purchase is any of the Ultimate Decoupage packs from Docrafts that come out in every two month loop because as well as the papers, decoupage, greeting etc it also has loads of great push out picture sections that are fab on easel cards and with a few minutes of folding and sticking you can have loads of great single, side, double or triple easel cards.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Can you tell that I am all excited about starting up my blog FINALLY!!!!
Last post for the night. This was a card that I made i classes locally and around the country. It uses the Summer Bloom range of Stamps from Do Crafts and I adored the stamp set from the moment I saw it. Sometimes its just nice to have stamps that stamp out in full and you don't need to color them or make any real effort with them. As you open this card the panels move internally. Again a card that looks quite difficult but really surprises when find out how easily it can be made. Hmmm, I feel another tutorial coming on......
I have been working on a chocolate flower vase for my mom to give to her friend for her birthday on Sunday and I have just put on the final touches. Hopefully she will like it, love it and than eat all the chocolate!!!
I am now off to finish packing up for my Demonstration in the Art and Hobby in Dundrum tomorrow. So very nearly organised if only I could stop flitting off to do other things!!! Right, time to focus.
I loved making this card. It looks so complicated but ended up to be a really easy card to make. The spinning panels twirl on a BBQ stick. I will try to get a tutorial up on the blog in the next couple of weeks to show how to make it. The stamped images are from the Papermaina Docrafts Midnight Fairytale range.