Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beep Beep

Hello everyone.

 
 
Does anyone else struggle with male cards or even cards for the youngest in our lives?  I do.
So this week I have made a card with my youngest in mind using a stencil and some of my own stash.  If you check out the Bubbly Funk Shop there are lots of lovely stencils to choose from to add to your projects.
 
 
To create my card I used this tyre track stencil and I just inked through it using some distress inks onto kraft card stock. I then added some die cut letters and these cute little cars which are available from Spellbinders.  The die set is called Little Guy and also comes with a train and a truck.
 
 A very simple card which I could make quickly and create my own background.
 
 
I thought this card was perfect for my little boy or even my husband as they both love to sit and watch any form of motor racing on the TV.

 
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Bubbly Funk Shop to check out the full range of stencils and also all the other yummy craft supplies.
 
 
 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Flower Garden Mini Shadow Box

Hello crafters.
 
I have been having a playing with some more lovely new dies from Spellbinders and the Flower Garden Collection by Sharyn Sowell.
 
 
To make this little hanging decoration I used the Tiny Shadow Box Die.
 
Its really easy to put together then you can just add your own decorations.


 
I added a little piece of designer paper to the inside and a little heart with my daughters initial on it.  I thought it would like very cute personalised.

 
I then used the little flowers that also come in the die set.
I also added a few enamel dots.
After I made this I started thinking about Christmas and how lovely these would look decorated for your tree.  But as its only May I think I will wait for the weather to change before I start on Christmas.  Although I do love Christmas crafting.

 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Busy Bees

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.
 
This weeks challenge is hosted by our lovely Enfys who would like to see something bee related on your creations.
 
I couldn't wait to get started with this as I wanted to play with one of my favourite flower dies from Spellbinders called Shapeabilities Create A Sunflower Die.
 
On the packet there are easy to follow instructions as to how to create the flower.
 
 
I started with a square of white card stock and I added a little stencil detail to look like honey comb.
 
I then created a little ombre effect on my die cut sentiment using the same coloured ink as the background.
 
For the sentiment I used the very lovely Sew Sweet Sentiments by Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders.
 

 
I then added my sunflower and a few little blossom flowers using the Sweet Treats set also by Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders.

 
And to finish my card I had to add a little busy bee using the Flying Bugs Set also from Spellbinders which I cut from gold card stock.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the lovely insprtion from the Design team over on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge Blog.
 
Have a great weekend.
 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Playing With Stencils.

Good morning.
 
 
Today I have been playing around with stencils.  There are lots of lovely stencils in the Bubbly Funk SHOP.
 
I played with a pretty floral one.  I pressed some ink onto my craft sheet and sprayed it with some water.  I then took a square of white card and placed it over the area with the ink and pressed lightly.  The ink then transferred itself to my paper and created a lovely background.  I allowed this to dry and then used my stencil to added more detail.
 

I used a darker blue with the stencil and after this had dried I sprayed the design with some pearl ink mixed with a little water to give a shimmer effect.
 
 
I then added a strip of black card and added a die cut greeting in white card stock.
 
 
I finished my card with some sequins.  I do love my bling and a card isn't finished until I add some sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Bubbly Funk Shop for more lovely stencil designs.

 
 
 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Party Favours

Hello crafters and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
 
We had some smashing weather here in France and we spent most of it outside in the garden.
 
Today I am sharing with you another project I made for my daughters birthday.  This time its party favour boxes.
 

I made thess square block boxes using a contour steel rule die called Giving Makes You Happy.  Its a fabulous size die and with it been a steel die I could cut more than one box at a time.

 
The boxes were so easy to make.  You just had to cut out the two parts and glue them together.

 
It was the decoration of the boxes that took a while as I had to glue all these tiny squares on.  In the end I asked my daughter to help as I had no idea what the blocks are in the game.



 
They were a hit with my daughter and all her party guests and I filled each one with chocolate and a little gift.  They are a great size as you can get a lot of treats inside them.
 
The finished box is 3" x 3" x 3".
 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.
 
 
 
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Friday, May 4, 2018

May Elemental Inspiration

Its Friday!!!
 
I am so looking forward to the weekend as my husband has been working away all week and I have missed him and so have our kids.  Its so sweet when the kids FaceTime him and my youngest gives the screen a kiss and a cuddle.
 
As its the first Friday of the month its time for an elemental inspiration challenge from Daring Cardmakers.
 
Remember to pick three elements from this very gorgeous image.
 
 
I picked the ombre colours, stars, a sentiment and my layout is similar to the bottom left hand image.
 
 
I started with a square of white card stock and used two different shades of pink to blend my background.  I then used an embossing folder to create some texture. 

 
I used the very gorgeous die set from Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders called Sweet Tweets from the Sew Sweet Collection.  I used the branch and some of the little flowers.  I wanted it to look like pretty blossom.  I then added in a few die cut stars.
 
For the little flowers I added a little bit of pink ink to the petals and I used some flower stamens for the centres.

 
I  finished with this gorgeous sentiment stamp from Dovecraft available online at Craftelier.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the dies I have used over at Spellbinders where you will find the full collection from Tammy Tutterow called Sew Sweet.
 
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello all and I hope you had a lovely weekend.
 
Our weekend was super busy with my daughters birthday on Friday and her party Sunday.  So now that her birthday is over I thought I would share the card I made her.
 
 
 
My daughter is a fan of the game Minecraft and she said that it would make a great party theme.  I thought it can't be that hard its just all squares.  I was so wrong, I never want to see another little square again!
 
 
To make the card I mat and layered some kraft card stock onto a square of black.  I then cut out some tiny squares in different shades of green.  The base is supposed to look like an earth block which is used in the game.
 

 
I then used Die D-Lites You've Got Game Set and cut the sentiment out in black card stock and the games controller out of black mirror card.

 
The card is clean and simple and the best part was my daughter loved it.
 
Thanks for stopping by and next week I will have the treat boxes I made for the kids to take home to share with you using more dies from Spellbinders.