Friday, October 29, 2010

Finished Haunted House

Can you see the table under the tree, the witches in the fences and the ghosts well they are easy. the grass is actually a pic of the grass outside my kitchen last May when the spiders were very busy overnight making wonderful cobwebs all over the grass.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cards for Julia

I entered a card swap and Julia was my partner. I had to make her 3 christmnas cards. oh easy except Julia is the queen of card making so it was hard to come up with something she might say wow to. Well here they are:
this first one has 3 squares inside each other and 1/2 of each is glued to the side of the card. the left side of the outter and inner squares and the right side of the middle square. Simple it sounds- try it.
the next one is a box card. Now this is not so simple the folding is the easy when you work out how variety and of course I couldn't leave it plain so I made the inside pop out the tree pops out from the back and the snowflakes dangle and sway in the breeze.

Now the last one is simple on the outside just a corner punch around the page type of runner and the inside is a popup helf and pop out trees and of course the penguins made from punch art.
the penguins are supposed to be jumping off the land into the sea where there is an island. What a wonderful imagination I have! but that is the story behind the cards.

and yes Julia did like them!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Haunted House

I could not resist making this haunted house from the cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings and cause I wanted to blog it I haven't finished decorating it yet. I'll see what I can do with some scenery tomorrow.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Belated Birthday CArd

A birthday card and rhyme for a birthday card that didn't get to the recipient cause I was not so well.

A CA Challenge

A challenge from Crafters Anonymous - "Create a functional holder for domestic use. Your design must include an animal and the colour red"
I could think of no better holder than a handbag and the animal well let's say I love teddy bears! so what better animal to protect your handbag goodies.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sign for hubby

Well DH came in this morning and said he wanted a sign and could that 'machine' of mine do one. It needed to be big enough for employees to see the emergency phone number. Currently the employees have the phone number written in size 12 font on an A4 sheet of paper in the office. DH felt it needed to be bigger incase there was an emergency. Remember this is only at this specific airport and is for any emergencies happening there. The phone is manned by personell 24/7 and they respond from within and phone the emergency through to any other emergency services they require. The board was produced by DH this morning with what needed to go on it.

This is the first time I have used vinal on the cricut. I cut the lettering from Cake Basics cart as it has a really great lettering font. I tried on the last part to do the 'kiss the vinal' method and that worked but it was easy enough to cut out the letters and peel the backing off and position the letters. I was quite worried about using the vinal with all that has been said about cutting it and placing it but found it was simple if you spent a little time. I didn't use the paper to stick it to just peeled off the backing and carefully positioned it. This would have been much harder if it had been an intricate pattern.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Christening for Ira Mae Y

My friends wee girl was baptised last Sunday and this is what I made for her. The words and date are stick on lettering, the kanji tags come from Cricut Pagoda, the lettering from Hello Kitty which has the shadow and the cutout features in the font. This is how I glittered Ira Mae by glittering the cutout feature. I decided I wanted to put her picture in a heart and I believe her life is now in Gods hands so I used the words 'in gods hands' that led to there needing to be hands, so I searched till I found a pair of hands I liked and cut them out to hold the heart. The lettering for 'In Gods Hands" I painted with a waterbrush and stampinUp ink pads and then I have used stickles to enhance it. The papers and edge punch are from SU. The little sparklie dots are from the lettering the stamp in the background is one I have which was in a fairy set.
A beautiful wee girl as I'm sure you will all agree.