Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Heureux Anniversaire

I am terribly late with last Friday's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity which is to use: Hearts, Glitter & Pins. I will keep this short and sweet as I am sooo tired, but you still have a couple of days to join in.

Some of the photos are rubbish ... sorry blame the weather.

I used Making Memories ~ I Do papers.

The image is a collage sheet by PaperArtsy which I edged with stickles, as I did also for the printed circle transparency.

I added some bling and lace from Prima and Webster's Pages. I didn't like the pin having a pointy end dangling, so rummaged through my Mill Hill beads stash and found some colours to match. Popped them on there, then put some glossy accents on the end so that they wouldn't fall off.

I used my new Magnolia tag die, to make the little tag poking out.

Thanks for all your lovely comments recently, which I really do appreciate. I will be round to leave you all some love just as soon as I get some spare time. Hopefully soon!

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

beauty ... is not in the face

Hello all,

Today I have another box to show you. Well I have to make the most of my Sizzix Matchbox Die, they're not cheap! Just to warn those of you who expressed an interest in this die in my last post, it is one of those 12" x 12" dies so you need a machine big enough to cater for that. I use my Sizzix Big Shot Pro which I love and probably use one way or another every time I sit down to craft, which is most evenings. So again, although another pricey machine, the amount of times it gets used, makes it a worthy investment.

Back to the die, the matchbox drawer and the surround lie side by side on the die each fitting within a 6" x 12" format. So basically you use one sheet of  12" x 12" paper for each matchbox. Also, if you use it with the Crease Rule pad on top and not the cutting pad, then it will not only cut out the die, but it will crease it where you need to fold it too!!! So cool.

I have made three boxes using kraft paper, which I then decorated.

For the top, back and front drawers, I have used My minds Eye ~ Life Stories papers - the pink set, which I've spritzed with glimmer mist and embossed with silver embossing powder.

The picture of the Girl with a Pearl Earring is by Graphic 45 and the 'Beauty' quote, together with the side panels are from Webster's Pages papers.

I've used wooden beads for the feet.

I have decorated the inside of each drawer like so ...

Top drawer ... with flower and button

Middle drawer ... with lace & buttons

Bottom drawer ... with lace doiley and pearl brad

Sorry I should have warned you that this was photo heavy .... but I guess you know now.

Back over the weekend with my belated (as usual) Crafts 4 Eternity post. I guess you might get there before me.

I am entering this in at the following challenges:

'anything but a card': A Spoon Full of Sugar and C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
'O is for Old-fashioned': ABC Challenge
'scrap a saying': Anonyme Scrappere

Thank you for looking.


Saturday, 12 February 2011

cupcake belle gift box

I am hopelessly late with my entry for Crafts 4 Eternity this week, where we have a PINK AND BROWN colour challenge.

I thought I would make a quick box, although by the time I'd finished faffing about, it took forever!

To cut out the box I used my nesties, the grand and the smaller labels. Then I used my Sizzix ~ Matchbox die to cut out the box.

Paper: My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found: Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Collage and Quite Contrary: Mary Mary "Best of Friends" Play.

The cute little image is CC Designs ~ Cupcake Belle. Isn't she sweet?

I've coloured her with copics and added stickles.

The sentiment is by Magnolia.

I'm going to pop this in at the following challenges:

'for a loved one': Creative Card Crew
'anything but a card': Simon Says
'cut it out': Our Creative Corner

Thank you for looking. 


Friday, 4 February 2011

hopelessly devoted to you ...

Hello all. Today at Crafts 4 Eternity we have this fabulous sketch for you to follow.

I am also entering this in at the following challenges:

'whateva': Stamptacular Sunday 
'embossing dry or heat': Magnolia Down Under
'Valentine's': Paper Sundaes and Stampin For the Weekend
'red, brown and pink': The Pink Elephant
'love is in the air': Simon Says and Double Dutch
'anything goes + optional flowers': Papertake Weekly
'all you need is love': City Crafter 
'feel the love': Tuesday Taggers
'use a stamp': PaperPlay Challenges
'hearts': Raise the Bar 
'anything goes + option of ribbons': Just Magnolia
'queen of hearts': All That Scraps 
'dots/spots, stripes & embossing': Quirky Crafts

The papers, flowers, brads and gems all come from  the Bo Bunny ~ Crazy Love collection.

I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the heart border and the Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ Plaque die for the scallopy bits and embossed the edges.

Image is Magnolia ~ Lots of Love Tilda which I coloured with copics and added some stickles. Click on the pic above to see the stickles better.

Thank you for looking.