Monday, December 24, 2012
When I was wandering round www.cricut.com a few nights ago I was looking at the projects on the site. I came across a project designed by Colleen that was called Christmas Beagle. I thought he was soo cute just had to make him. You can view Colleen's original post here.
and the project on www.cricut.com here
I decided I needed a saying to go with him so decided on this one. I inked a 12x12 stretched canvas with distress inks then spritzed it and sponged the inks. I stamped the fern from the StampinUp stamp set Growing Green in the top corner and coloured it with Stampinup markers. I cut the lights from create a critter button 50 (shift) and the grass and flowers were left over negatives from my sweet tooth boxes store. The words are cut from CCR basics from shiny embossed paper and from sticky paper.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This is a little box from Sweet tooth boxes again. Was just playing to see how they come out. This is the small box and it has a round hole in the top but I used my gypsy to remove the hole. it is a very cute little box about 2.5inches wide by .75in high
Monday, December 17, 2012
I wanted to do the store from Sweet tooth boxes so as its Christmas and I needed something to put a presie or cupcake in I decided to make the store from sweet tooth boxes. Madge's Creations has a few of these, Madge is my sister and BFF and we chat about what we make all the time. I have made a video on how I put this together. I added extra eves on the front and back. take a peek and let me know what you think. Well kind thoughts anyway.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Have found a website that does lovely sparklie text called familylobby.com. I have put my sparklie text at the bottom of the post but so it shows on my blog took a screen pic of it to put in as a picture. I would recommend this site go here if you want to do your own sparklie name.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 is an awesome Cricut cartridge with a lot of different 3D boxes. It also has a scoring feature as well. I have a video at the bottom of this post to show how the round top box on page 62 of the handbook goes together.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Kaisercraft puts out wooden boxes that you construct and then decorate. You cab pain them or cover then with paper or do many other things with them as well. I decided to cover some of the boxes with papers from some of the paper stacks I had and using the 1inch round punch punched out the 1/2 round for the finger hole that was part of the box. Some of the boxes I painted with paint daubers and then added embellishments and I added some sticker owls to some of the boxes as well. The outside I painted with a green paint dauber and I liked the resultant effect as it looked like a colour wash on a woodgrain piece of wood. Not sure how I got the look but I like it. The edges I paint daubered with a gold paint dauber and it has a shimmer to it when you look at the box IRL but not sure this shows well in the picture.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
At Crafters Anonymousthere was a October challenge to use Real red, Tempting turquoise crumb cake and white. This is what I came up with. I haven't done any challenges for a while but I thought I would give this one a go. I used Real red, tempting turquoise crumb cake and craft white stampinup ink pads and markers. I cut the pieces of the die and water painted them using the stampinup inks and water brush. I brayered the background with certainly celery and wild wasubi and the sky in bashful blue and marina mist and sponged so saffron in the area behind the letterbox. The stamps are from SU and I use the techniques of stamping off, and double stamping to get the trees (lovely as a tree), glittered the grass and used cherry cobler dazzeling details for the centre of the flowers. The sentiment is from curvey verses. I inked the edges of the front layer and layered it flat to the card base of read red. I used dimentionals to pop up the letterbox cat and grass as well as the envelope which has fallen from the box. the butterfly just hopped on at the last minute and seemed to be in just the right place.