Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Last min christmas makes

Evening all 

11 more days till Christmas, I hope you all have got everything ready?

I have this week off from work so mission this week is get the last minute makes and purchase before its too late. 

tomorrow I will popping into the office as I have made them cookies and I know there will be a few off next week when I get back so I am more then happy to drop these off tomorrow. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Cinnamon Cookies
I have also made these cards for my friends I have not seen in ages, I forgot to add them in my last blog when I posted but I still wanted to show my Christmas card collection. 

So I got these card base from Do craft as a free gift. I was going to use them as gift tags and changed my mind. 

I started playing around with my die cut trying to find the right one that would fit with the base cards, The present die worked very well.

I embellished all the cards with gems. That's it folks for this year. My craft table is heading to the kitchen to make space for the Christmas tree. I hope you liked my creations this year I have much fun and joy making my cards and jewellery pieces. I hope next year I have many more ideas and creations to show you. 

Hope you all have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Love Mel xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Inspired from my weekend

Hello and I hope you are all having a good day. 

I just want to say thank you for reading my blog if you have popped by. I don't say it often but its really nice that there are people reading and looking at my crafting hobby. 

So last night I was at home watching the football England v Brazil and I thought I will do a bit of crafting while I am watching the game. Yep I switched off after 10 mins and thought I cant just sit here all night. 

So in my last post I said I went to the craft live fair in Peterborough and I took a make and take session with Riverside beads. I loved making the Angel and Christmas tree so much I popped by there stand I got a few kits. 😄

There was so many to choose from but I bought the Katie Lucite Angel Collection and the Molly Angel Collection as I went with colour in the end. If I had the budget yes I would have got them all. 

What I loved about the kit when I got them home is that it dose come with instruction and they are easy to follow. 

I thought I just start with 1 angel and see how I got on and then I discovered that I made 10 of each in a space of my evening. Well I know what I am going to do, I will put them in gift bags and they will be little presents to people.

I really didn't think I will make so many in 1 night as they looked complicated on paper. But when I did the session on Saturday I was inspired to do this and realised its not that hard to make 1 and then there was another and another. 

So with out further or do here is what I have done last night. 

The Katie Lucite Angel Collection 
Set complete

Close up and this is my new work bag charm. 

The Molly Angel Collection Full set

Another bag charm. I think this will go on my weekend bag.

I had so much fun making them while listening to the football match and if you are interested it did end up 0-0 but the England team did manage to hold there ground at home with brazil so yeah I think they have potential for the world cup.

I hope you like my creations that I have made recently I am always happy to share what I make to the world. Have a lovely day. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Crafting Live Peterbough

Hi all 

Hope you are all well?

So I just got round to writing this but on Saturday Crafting Live was at Peterborough and I had a ticket to go. 😃

I had a great time in Peterborough this weekend that I made 3 things while I was there. 

My 1st make and take was with Riverside Beads there we made a Christmas tree and angle pendant using the kits they sell in there shop. 

My 2nd make and take was with My Paper Stash and I learnt how to make an easel card.

I learnt a lot of new skills and learnt that some paper and bead crafts are not that hard once you learnt the basic so I am very happy that I got the chance to go this year and just enjoyed making these. 

Now that I have learnt a few things this weekend I have no doubt you will start to see a few more paper roses and flowers as embellishments in my card soon. 

So while I was at the craft fair, I am not going to lie I did do a bit of shopping to the point where I might need to move house as I have no space left in my cupboard to put it all. (ha ha ha) 

I picked up a very good stash of goodies from Create and Craft with there goodie bag and was very happy that I got it, There was paper, card stock, dies, stamps embellishments they did pack it very well. A very good purchase I thought. I also picked up a free gift for attending which a lot of papers and toppers. Also  it goes without saying I bought some new tools to top up my craft supplies.

Like I said I had a very good day out and I cant wait for next year. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Last minute Christmas stuff.

Hi all

Hope you are all having a good week.

I have some last minute time off so I am using the time well and plan to get some Partner Christmas shopping. Also I did not make Mr Oliver's Card till now as he's out fishing all day today.

So I went onto "My Craft Studio" looked around my CD-Rom collection and went with an Art Deco theme.

I really liked the Christmas digi punch I found on the software, it added to the card I think.

Its been ages since I used the software, and looked at my CD's that I have spent all afternoon going through them and looking at all the designs.

Yes I have a lot of CD's right now, that I am considering getting a second draw to compensate. 🤣

I might need to schedule more crafting days and make more cards. Hope you all have a lovely evening and happy crafting.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Mans World - 16th October to 6th November

Hi all 

so on I came across a card challenge that I wanted to enter. 

the challenge was to design a card for men but cant be for kids of teens. Ok I thought I like a challenge and card for men is always difficult. 

So last night I went through my CD-ROM's and hunted for every male ones I can go through. and I kept going to my fall back Programme and CD-ROM. "MyCraftStuido" 

the disk I went for was "From a mans point of view" collection. I must have spent hours picking out the backing paper and toppers for these cards but that is where most of the fun comes from when I am designing. 🙂

I do keep forgetting to do this but I don't have the design sheet to show you what it looked like before I made the card but never mind one day I might remember and I can show you. 

Design number 1. 
Sail boat birthday card

I trimmed the boarder and cut  tag out to put as part of the topper.


 Design number 2
Giraffe design

So sorry the photo was a bit dark I did not turn the lights up to bright and the flash was not detecting it was dark, but I hope you all like it. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

New tool and another card

Hi all 

Hope you are well? I know 3 days constant blogging 😁 

But I really wanted to show you a new tool that has arrived this week. I am very excited, last month was my birthday and my lovely husband bought me the Harry Potter stationary kit as one of my gifts.

It came with Hogwarts letter head papers, envelopes a wax seal of the Hogwarts crest and wax to melt, and I really love it and wanted one for my crafting. 

So as you do I searched the web and I found a company that dose custom made ones After weeks of waiting today the final piece arrived so I have been spending this evening testing it all. 

My wax seal stamp is 25mm and I bought a little wax spoon that allows me to melt the was without burning my finger (The kit wax dose not have a wick inside) and yes trying to melt the thing started to burn my finders while holding the lighter. ☹

My intention is to use it for my cards I send out / give to friends and family. 

After playing around with it here is what my seal will look like once I melt the wax.

I love the end result and I cant wait to seal my cards with that at the back of my envelopes. 

I have a funny feeling I will be making a few more cards this weekend. So I cant wait to share with you the end results. 

So that is my new tool, I have made this card that I forgot to share yesterday so I have added this today to share. 

I have made this card using the Lawn Fawn Jellybean stamp and die set.
I used my pro markers to colour the jellybeans which made it really cool to look at in real life. 

To complete the card I die cut a circle to make the topper. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

another set of christmas cards.

Hello again

I just wanted to share another set of Christmas cards I made this morning. 

I did a reindeer one this time.

For the topper I used Black pigment ink, heat embossed the reindeer. and die cut the shape around it.

the background paper was free stash from magazines, I used some pattern blue card stock for the sentiment. 

Here is the final set the pattern paper stretched out to 4 cards but that ok. I think I made enough for this year. 

Hope you like them, Oh and have a lovely day. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A very productive day

Hi all 

Hope you are all well. 

I have had a few days off this week so I thought I will have a play around and get my crafting juices flowing as Christmas is coming. 

I am very lazy when it comes to making family and friend Christmas cards that it gets rushed last minute.

well this year...  I have shocked myself as well as I have made 10 cards already and there is another 10 to go tomorrow. 

So what have I been doing today I hear you cry.... Well Today I tried something new. water colouring. I have been inspired by a craft called Tina Martin She is very good at watercolour and her art work so far keeps making me think I should give it a go. I know I am not great but glad I had a play. I thought I start with something small. 

 So I made 6 of these, 1 being my test see how it goes design, I hit a few blocks with blending and getting the paint not to run out. Which you can see above, however I did not gave up and the other 5 are a lot better. so I die cut a circle around it and toppers done. 

Here is the topper complete ready to stick on to the card 🙂
I did not want to have the whole thing done with water colouring so I done the leaves and berries with pro makers that way the focus can be on the robins. 

for the rest of the card I kept it simple. I embossed mirror card and cut to size and put my topper in the middle. So now it looks a like this....

and the set looks like this ....

That was the first 5. and todays final 5 are...

So this set took a bit longer but I think that's because of the work behind it. 😄
I found a fireplace embossing folder that I have not used in a while. This morning I thought I will bet my paints and rub on paints out and have a play around with different textures. Here is the outcome of my work. 

So for the fireplace I used rub on paints and then stamped the logs and fire in the centre using my Tim Holts Platform. (To be honest I would have not done this without it.)
I then cut around the edge of the fireplace and made the Christmas stockings and added foam pads to give the look they were hanging in front of the fireplace. 

For the backing paper I found this in my stash of magazines (Cardmaking and papercraft) trimmed it to fit an A6 card base. Matted and layered it all together, the final 5 for today looks a bit like this.

I hope you all enjoyed what I have done today.

Tomorrow I have plans to make a few more and I cant wait to share these ones to everyone when they are done.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

March Card and craft makes

Hi everyone, So last time I shared my cards I made over February.

I really wanted to do the same for March.

Birthday Card 

I printed this sheet years ago and could not think what to make out of it. 

This Came from My craft Studio Package and I detailed the flowers by using flower soft to give it texture. 

I do apologise the camera was not great that day so the detail is not clear. 

Mothers Day Makes

So last year, my mothers day gifts were bag charms with fairies. I wanted to do something a little different yet still hand made.

I studies load and loads of you tub videos on how to make chocolates from moulds. My mum is a diabetic and cant have  lot treats due to strict diet. So I bought some special diabetic chocolate on line and made these just for her. I had so much FUN!!!!!😊 make them. 

I made the box to go with the chocolates using my ultimate tool. and used some of my free papers I have stashed away to make my lid. 

Mothers day Cards 

I do love stamping and I felt that I don't play with my stamps and inks enough. For these cards I experimented with masking and used one of my larger stamps and multi ink pads and stamped around a piece of white card. I then die cut some butterfly shapes to make my cluster embellishments. 

That's all my cards for March. I do hope you like my creations. Have a lovely day and happy crafting guys. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

Cards I made over Feburary

I have just uploaded my photos from my Camera on to my laptop this evening. 

I wanted to share what I created over February 2017 with you all. 

Please feel free to leave comments as they are much appreciated. 

Hope you like them.

Vintage Lady Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for one of my Aunties, I made this lovely Vintage lady in a blue dress and embellished to match. 

The CD rom I used was La Femme by Craftartist.

Vintage floral card

I made this card for my mum's birthday. for the centre of the flowers I put gem stones to make them sparkle. 

I used my craft artist software and used the Vintage Lace digital pack to make my card.

Danny, the Champion of the World

I love using any of my Rolad Dhal CD Roms, I made this one for my dad. I really enjoyed reading this book when I was a child and I found a really nice image to make a toper and edge the corners with dark blue crystals gems.