Monday, 31 December 2007

MY FIRST EXPLODING BOX





I MADE THIS, YET AGAIN WITH THE TUTORIAL FROM CHARMED CARDS & CRAFTS.
THIS IS MY FIRST EVER EXPLODING BOX,I DIDNT HAVE ANY MATCHING PAPERS FOR INSIDE, SO I LIKE THE OUTSIDE, BUT THE INSIDE IS RANDOM RATHER THAN FLOWING!THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOXES HAVE LOVELY CO-ORDINATING PAPERS & RIBBONS & LOOK QUITE SPECTACULAR. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MAKING THIS BOX, SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MY FINE TUNED BOXES.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Take time out...




This card is made thanks to the excellant tutorial on Charmed Cards site, showing how to do circular greetings on cards.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

PARCHMENT CARDS


New Year Card for 2008





This is using a Tinker & Co download from www.cheapdies.co.uk. using the Sherbert Fairy range.

Friday, 28 December 2007

POP-UP CARD 'THANKYOU'






THIS IS ONE OF MY FIRST OF MANY TO MAKE THANK YOU CARDS.
ONCE YOU HAVE MASTERED THE POP UP MECHANISM THE CARD LENDS ITSELF TO ANY OCCASION.

10th Birthday Card


This is a very simple card,as all inspiration has gone on chrismtas cards!!
This is using the embelishments and paper from the Lets make cards magazine. Card,Paper& toppers

Monday, 24 December 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS AND WISHES COME TRUE.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

ANOTHER HOBBY MAKING & DECORATING CAKES




I made all the flowers from sugar paste or flower paste as it is know, I love making sugar flowers,although card making seems to have overtaken everything at the moment!!

NECKLACES I HAVE JUST FINISHED



THESE HAVE THE MOST GORGEOUS GLASS BEADS, THESE ARE THE FIRST NECKLACES I HAVE MADE, NOT VERY COMPLICATED, BUT TURNED OUT QUITE WELL, MAINLY FOR THE FACT THE GLASS IS SO PRETTY!!

Brag Book for my Grandads 90th Birthday





My Grandad, is a well known swimming Instructor, he has taught thousand of people, adults & Children to swim & trained swimmers for the Olympics. In 2006 he won the Sports Personalities of the year award for his help in teaching people to swim, lots of time just because he could & not for any money.
This is the brag book I made for his 90th birthday, the first pictures are of his father who also taught people to swim & trained them.
We are all very proud of his place in History.

Glass Painting

I made two of these suncatchers as gifts

And these are votives I painted for tealights. Also a gift.

Phew!! Final Christmas Cards!!

This using a cuddlybuddly download
This is using a Madabout Cards Download

Another Version of my Christmas fairy card

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Two days to go & still making Christmas cards!!!


This is a very quick & easy card to make but its very glittery & bright.

I RECEIVED THIS WONDERFUL CARD



THIS Fanastic card was sent to me by LOULY. Thankyou so much.Checkout her blog xx

First Dolly I've made




This is using the pattern in the Crafts Beautiful January 2008 Magazine.
I made this for my youngest daughter.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

CHRISTMAS FAIRY





THE FAIRY IS JUST SLOTTED ONTO THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHAPE BASE, SO SHE CAN BE TAKEN OFF AND PLAYED WITH OR HUNG UP AS A DECORATION. ALSO THE BASE FOLDS FLAT SO MAKES IT EASY TO POST.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Christmas card


I made this card using bitz from the new 'LET'S GET CRAFTING' magazine, which comes out monthly & your get a multitude of bitz and pieces with it in the pack.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Quilled Roses




These cards I made with quilled roses,I love making them. the slipper card I made completely from scratch, I used glitter glue on acetate, then when it was dry I renoved it from the acetate to leave the glitter slipper. Then using strips of co-ordinating paper, cut into strips I quilled the Roses.

Monday, 10 December 2007

How to Tea bag fold-Pictorial


First cut equal squares of your chosen design,you usually need 8 squares.


Fold a square in half,horizontally,design side inwards.
Open and fold in half again,vertically,designside outwards.
Open & it gives you a cross in the square.
Fold in half,corner to corner, crease well with a fingernail or bone tool.



Open & fold in half again, with the opposite corner to corner.
Hold a opposite corners in either hand and push together, to form the star,then flattern each of the four 'v's
Which gives you this shape.


Take one corner & crease in half to centre line,carefully ensuring the point is perfectly creased.


Do the same with the opposite corner,creasing into the centre line,to form this shape,neat creasing is essential for the design to matchup. this is the finished piece.
Now do 7 more

Slide together,with the points linked,tape on the underside to hold together.


Carry on round until you have a circle,add a brad in the centre for decoration.




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