Monday, 28 December 2015

Another Christmas make

In previous blogs I mentioned aprons I had made for Christmas for my son's in-law family.  I had already made an apron for my daughter-in-law for her birthday.  That's where I got the idea of making aprons for the rest of her family as they seemed to like hers very much.

Consequently I had to think of something else for her for Christmas.  Sharon from Whoopsiedaisy had just developed this make-up bag and so I thought this would be perfect for her.

I had bought the material from Create and Craft,it was one of six fat quarters.  This seemed perfect as my son and daughter-in-law got engaged at the Eiffel Tower.  The contrast material I used from leftovers from the vintage apron and the inside lining was also from one of the six fat quarters.

I also made the box from Crafters Companion A3 double sided card.

My daughter-in-law seemed delighted with the present and she recognised the significance of the Eiffel Tower.

I enjoyed making this bag and I think I shall be making a few more, thank you Sharon!

Thank you for looking

Liz x

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Hello again

I can't believe how quickly the time has gone and that I have totally missed posting since 6 December!  I seem to have been rushing all over the place.

I don't know about you all but I found it very difficult to get into the Christmas spirit - it came on so quickly and the weather was so mild it was hard to believe that Christmas was coming!  I did manage to get all my Christmas cards finally posted but I cheated on many of the presents - I either gave money or made a lot of the presents - I don't like shopping at the best of times and the thought of facing all those crowds really puts me off.

I hope you all had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and that the New Year will be a good one for you all.

I promise I shall be blogging more frequently in the New Year.

Best wishes
Liz x

Sunday, 6 December 2015

and yet another birthday card!


Hopefully this will be the last birthday card I have to make for a while!  I must get on making my Christmas cards!!

This card is for my grandson, Archie who was 4 a few days ago.

I made a 8" x 8" card using Centura Pearl card and downloaded some paper and decoupage from CC Scruffy Little Kitten CD.  I thought the Little Monster little boy was completely appropriate for a 4 year old!  

I matted and layered a small piece of design paper onto paler blue card stock to match the little monster and popped it on one side of the card.   I then cut out the decoupage pieces and pieced them together with silicone glue and laid them onto the flat picture.  

I matted and layered the decoupage onto purple, pale blue and then purple card stock before placing it on top of the card.  I used the two sentiments from the Little Monster stamp set and embossed them in silver embossing powder and attached them as shown.

Finally I used the remaining paper I had printed off from the CD to make an insert.  I stamped the sentiment onto a plain piece of paper and attached it to the insert.

Thank you for looking.

Liz x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

More birthday cards!


I seem to suddenly have a lot of birthday cards to make and I really want to get on with my Christmas cards!  I haven't made any for myself yet and I need to make at least 25!  Help!

Right so these are all the same but are for different people (obviously!).  One is for a 50th birthday, one is for a 60th birthday and one is for my daughter-in-law's birthday.  They won't be comparing so I thought it would be easier to do the same design.  

I love an all white card and needed something quick. I saw this project on Sara Davies' blog on Crafters Companion so decided to use her ideas!  I'm sure she won't mind.

I used the Signature Collection Floral Delights Scalloped Border die, Sheena Douglass' embossing folder, flower die which I am afraid I can't remember who made it and used a freebie sentiment stamp.

You start off embossing the card using Centura Card, and attach to a 6" x 6" card.  Then cut out the Scalloped Border Die and use silicone glue to raise it above the base card.

Then using the flower dies, I cut one set in Centura card and one in pink paper, which I found in my stash.  I slightly shaped the flowers and off-set the two florets so there were gaps.  I attached them together using ordinary glue and glued them to the card as shown.

I cut a small tag and added the sentiment, curled it slightly and using silicone glue raised the tag slightly.

Job done.  Thank you Sara!

Thank you for looking.

Liz x