Sunday, 21 August 2011

Magnolia Notice Board

In November I am going away for 5 days with friends on a crafting weekend in Yorkshire, we stay in a cottage & generally have a good time. I have been asked to do a class whilst we are there & this is what I have come up with. I saw a similar idea at Sir Stamp A Lot hanging up & thought I could make my own, the one at Sir Stamp A Lot was a kit, made out of chipboard & had a peg for the pencil holder I started by buying some foam board from Hobbycraft & cut out 2 x 20cm squares & made holes using my manual hole puncher (Crop O Dile wouldnt go through as board too thick). I then covered it using papers in my stash.
I then used my Craft Robo to cut out 8 circles in card & I attached them to the corners to provide more protection for the corners, by cutting away a quarter of the circle & folding around the corner. I coloured them using Promarkers.
I then painted blackboard paint onto cardboard that I had saved from some curtain packaging I had recently bought & attached that to one of the boards & decorated the top with flowers.
To the bottom board, I attached a ribbon using brads & glue, which allowed me to add the jotter pad by hooking it over the ribbon.
I covered the jotter in contrasting papers & added a Shopping Tilda to the front.
I then added ribbon to the top board by knotting it at the front of the board & also between the 2 boards by tying the ribbon at the back. I also coloured this to match the corners with the same Promarker.
I then had to decide how to attach the chalk & the pencil, so sat down with my Craft Robo & designed 2 holders, which again I covered with papers the same as the jotter & added  flowers to each. I then stuck them on using glue.
Lastly I added another Tilda to the bottom right hand of the blackboard to finish off.
Hey presto a notice board to make in Yorkshire. Now I have to prepare another 7 kits to allow the others to make it too.
Entered into these challenges.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Flowers
Sir Stamp A Lot Whatever You Fancy
Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges Anything But a Card
Craft Your Passion Anything But a Card

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Make It Crafty Boot

Another one of Make It Crafty images, this is the Boot House & can be purchased here . It is coloured with Promarkers & mounted onto papers from my scrap drawer ( I really must use these more often). The flowers and ribbon came from my stash as did the candy. The sentiment is a QVC one from years ago, which I have coloured & edged again with Promarkers to match the card.
Entered into the following challenges
Incy Wincy Designs 3 embellies. 2 papers. 1 image
The Shabby Tea Room Polka Dots & Photo Inspiration
Whoopsi Daisy Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Non stamped sentiment
The Craft Garden Bold, Bright & Loud

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Make It Crafty Mushroom/Toadstool


Before I went on holiday I purchased several of Zoes Make It Crafty images as I do love them & she had a sale going on. Here is one of them.

This is the mushroom house which I have coloured with Prisma pencils & blended with Sansador. I have mounted it onto Bearly Mine papers. (One was a freebie & the other from Spots & Gingham CD). A MS Daisy punch was used to decorate the edges.

As it is an easel card, I stuck dew drops onto the card to keep it standing upwards. Another Daisy edge was added to the bottom of the card with more dew drops.

I used my Craft Robo to make the Moving Home words. Flowers is hand made with a little glitter added.
Entered into the following challenges
Bearly Mine Spots & Dots
Papertake Weekly Make Your Own Flowers
Your Next Stamp Border Punches/Dies
Stampin For Weekend Spots & Dots
Sir Stamp A Lot Whatever You Fancy

Divas By Design Birthdays

Its time for another Divas By Design challenge & this week we are being sponsored by Digis With Attitude and the theme is birthdays, so lets see your entries & don't forget to take a look at my fellow teamies fab cards too.
Here is my birthday card.
I have used a stamp from Tulip & coloured with Promarkers. The backing papers are also from the same company Tulip & matches the stamps. Circle cut out on Spellbinders nestie & the spiral circle cut out on Craft Robo. I coloured the spiral with Promarkers & edged the top circle. Used a MS Daisy punch on the edges of the paper.  The flowers & wired jewel came from my monthly subscription to Crafty Feeling, which has now been taken over by Duck Pond Crafts. Ribbon from stash The Happy Birthdays were stamped using a Stamping Up set of stamps  (difficult to see top one as watermark over it).
Entered into the following challenges
Birthday Sundaes Birthdays
Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes
Stampin For Weekend Spots & Dots
A Spoonful of Sugar Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown Birthdays

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Golden Wedding

Right folks, I am back, after a 4 week holiday in Cyprus where I topped up the tan & generally had a good time in the sun. I did take my Prisma pencils with me, but didnt do as much colouring as I thought I would.
Anyway I was asked to make a Golden Wedding Anniversary card this week & here it is.
I used Classical Bridal Couple Magnolia image which I coloured with Promarkers. To make the gold effect tag & mount, I sprayed a sheet of card with Dawn Bibby Designs Golden Glitz Shimmer & then cut out the shapes I wanted. The vellum backing paper is from Jak Heath. Years ago before she was famous in the craft world lol, she was a member of a forum I visited all the time & she made a few CDs, of which this is from. I changed the colour slightly to a gold effect & attached to the card with brads (QVC years ago). The tag is a Magnolia die & the swirl is a Sissix die. Ribbon, flowers, hat pin, all from stash. I have also dug up some peel offs, peel offs I hear you say, noone uses them anymore, do they??
Inside I have used My Craft Studio to create a writing oval & inserted Golden Wedding.

Excuse the different colours, thats my photos, they are the same I promise! On the box I have also used the same paper, attached a big ribbon & more peel offs.
I am entering this into the following challenges & promise to get around my favourite blogs very soon.
Just Magnolia Anything Goes (option glitter)
Order Opus-Gluei No Words ( no words on outside of card, only on inside)
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes (option metal= brads & hat pin)
CRAFT Anniversary