Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday.

My little girl turns 7 today and I would like to wish her a Very Happy Birthday.
 
I thought I would share with you the cards I made for her.
 
My daughter loves Disney's Descendants which is now the theme for her birthday.
 
 
 
If you are not sure what The Descendants is its a Disney movie about the villains children.  Its full of singing and dancing and good verses evil.
 
Here are the cards I created for my daughter featuring her favourite characters.

 
This is the Evil Queen with her daughter Evie.


 
And Maleficent with her daughter Mal. 

 
I made all the little characters using the Owl Builder Punch from Stampin Up.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Finally had a good craft day

Well its been a while since I had a good craft day and managed to get crafty without been screamed at from my little one.  Now that he is walking and has new shoes he is happy to amuse himself for a little while giving me time to create which is lovely.
 
So I had a go at the Paper Sweeties April Inspiration challenge.


 
I was inspired by the colours and the wreath.
 
 
I made a little wreath using die cut flowers from the rose creation set by Spellbinders.  I then added pearls and sequins to the centres.

 
The sentiment is from a set called Make Today Beautiful from Paper Sweeties.  But hurry its retiring soon.
 

Back to Basics

This weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is definitely a challenge for me.  This week its all about going back to basics and using primary colours.  As a added challenge if you want to add other colours you must mix them your self.
 
Here is my card:

 
I used a die for the train and made it from primary coloured card.  I also made the cab of the train into a little shaker element.  Its was really hard not to reach for other colours but I think the train works really well in these bright bold colours.



I then used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to create the background of cogs and gears.  I thought this card would be great for a little person as I do have a lot of birthdays coming up.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team blogs for more inspiration.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Buddha's Birthday

First of all I would like to wish my Mam a very Happy Birthday.  We have just spent a lovely week in the UK with my parents and family.  We managed to visit lots of different places which included Eden Camp (POW camp) which was fantastic.  My daughter loved Flamingo Land which is a zoo and theme park and we had a visit to Goathland where Heartbeat was filmed along with some scenes from the first Harry Potter film.
 
I have a couple of cards to post this week.
 
Over at Daring Cardmakers this weeks its Lythan turn to host the challenge and she would like to see something oriental on your cards as its Buddha's birthday.

 
I went all girly and pink with my card.  I was going to use red and black but I saw these papers and thought pink and blue would look so pretty.
 
The papers are from My Time Made Easy called Fun and Fortune.

 
I then added some little blossoms using the Spellbinders Rose Creation die.
 
The card below is from the previous week at Daring Cardmakers for the Elemental Inspiration challenge.
 

It was my turn to host the challenge and in all the excitement of packing for our holidays I forgot to make my blog post. 
 
So from the image above you had to pick at least three elements.
 

 
I picked the colours, the silver cake stand, ribbon, stripes and ric rac.

 
I hope you all have a lovely week and I better get back to my laundry pile.  That's the worst thing about holidays the washing when you return.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Folding

I have seen this craft around for a while now whilst browsing through Pinterest and I thought these are beautiful and I gave it ago.

So here are a few of my book folding projects.  I have just started out with the basics mainly birdcages and bird/fairy houses.  I hope to have a go at folding some words but I need to download some patterns first which I have seen to buy on Etsy.

 
This one is made using a hard backed book and I have lined the inside with papers from Prima.

 
All the flowers are handmade using the Spellbinders Rose Creation die.  The lace in the pictures belonged to my husbands late Grandmother and I thought this would be a lovely way to use it.  She really did like handmade things.
 
 
  This one is a bird/fairy house and I have added some bunting to this to decorate along with some punched butterflies.
 
Again I have used the Rose Creation die along with some rolled flowers and lots of sequins.


 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Celebrating Spring

Hello Friday and Happy Easter to all. 
 
Its Friday and its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers. 
 
Its Kathy's turn to host this weeks challenge and as its Easter weekend and a good time to celebrate all things spring, Kathy would like to see something that springs or bounces on your card.
 
Here is my creation and I have used a peg which has a spring inside.

 
I then wanted to create a spring inspired card and for some reason clothes hanging on a washing line popped into my head.  I love the smell of clothes after that have been blown about a bit.

 
I created the little dresses using the Owl Builder Punch from Stampin Up.  I then added some pom pom trim and lace to the bottom of each dress.

 
Don't forget to check out the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration and have a great Easter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Kraft Creations

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  We had some great weather here in France so managed to take a few lovely walks with my kiddies and made the most of the sunshine.

Its Nat's turn over at Daring Cardmakers this week to host the challenge and she has chosen KRAFT.

Nat would like to see kraft card on your creation.  I do love a bit of kraft as I don't often use coloured card blanks so it does make a nice change.  I have also been desperate to use my new Stampin Up Owl Builder punch which I bought from Karen at Maudie Paper Craft.

 
I have used kraft as my base card and used a bit of textured paper to look like a tree trunk with the little owl peeping out.  I do need to make another purchase of a wood grain embossing folder as I think it would like great with these cute owls.

 
I have then added a few dies cut leaves and some little sequins.  I think sequin are my new bling at the moment as I seem to use them a lot.
 
Don't forgot to stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 
Have a great week!!!!