Saturday, August 25, 2012

Exploding Box Freebie

I saw a bit different exploding box and thought, well, I'll try something. 
No decorations or anything, because I just wanted to publish the freebie.

1. Here's the box. 

2. Another pic of the box.

3. This is very very very easy to make, and I drew a sketch.
You need 21 cm x 21 cm square.

4. Lid/top/hat
You need 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm square. 

Hope you like it. :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

E and S

Another wedding "card" :)

3 tier cake and acetate box with carrying handle.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Handmade Roses... again

Lucinda makes astonishing paper roses, never seen as beautiful as hers. Been drooling over this tutorial and of course want to share my first attempts with crafting bloggers.

Second set (and the first)

punch used Tonic petal punch
cardstock around 200 gsm white hammered
hot glue
distress ink to give colour
wet glue + glitter

Pop over to Lucinda's and you will be amazed how gorgeous her creations are.

That's all for now. Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

New Life in Recycling

Finally I have a clock hanging on my craft room wall, 
and how beautiful clock it is! 
Well, my opinion counts :)
Simple, clear numbers and ticking the time.

1 x LP record
1 x clock mechanism
numbers by Sizzix Alphabet Dies "Lipstick Love Letter"
Spellbinders Octagons
kraft card for numbers and the middle
cream card for scalloped octagon

That's it. :)

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

What a Heck of a Challenge!

Lovely title? If you just knew the ladies behind this new Challenge Blog you would agree.

Mandy and Mandy are two really creative women and they make you laugh and will laugh with you. 

If you live in West Yorkshire, you should go and visit the shop and have a chat. Wonderful, warm welcome, even more wonderful prices and very inspiring creations. 

Now the big news:
(This is an advertisement)

Heck of a Challenge

Welcome to our New Challenge Blog and DT call

Hello everyone and welcome to our new challenge blog.
After months of planning (and pestering by Lisa lol) we are finally up and running.

The challenge will be monthly with a new theme set on the 1st of each month. 

All types of Craft are welcome and you can enter more than once but each entry MUST be a different type of craft.

The first challenge will start on 1st September .

before that time we need to recruit a DT ...and build up our followers.

If you would like to enter our DT call please email telling us a little about yourself with some examples of your work and a link to your blog if you have one.( ps anyone from anywhere can apply)

The DT call ends 15th august.

Also we have Candy up for grabs to celebrate our new challenge.
Just display our badge on your blog with a link to the new challenge blog, 
spread the word and become a follower.

Monday, August 06, 2012

New Life for Old Mug Tree

New Life for Old Mug Tree 
and more

I like recycling and finding low price solutions for my craft stuff. Here are few ideas. 

Old mug tree. Sentimental value is priceless and of course it is nice. My friend, Andrea gave it to me almost 20 years ago and here it is now on my craft desk.

Those bags, what are they? They are left over CD bags from CD storage boxes and they make perfect stamp pouches.

Glass coffee jars are good flower jars. My friend Sharon saves these particular jars for me and I really appreciate it.

CD storages. 99 pence each from discount store made perfect marker pen carriers and they look cool. Keep marker pens nicely and easy to carry if needed.

CD racks from ebay, 99 pence each. Now they have a new life keeping stamps and miscellaneous pens and markers on order. Biscuit tins holding glues and stickles :)

More recycling stuff coming soon. LP record is a clock on the wall and shoe box with old table lamp is a perfect light box! :)

In 'artford, 'ereford and 'ampshire 'urricanes 'ardly hever 'appen

My very favourite musical with wonderful performances from Rex Harrison and unforgettable  Audrey Hepburn among many many others.

Why telling you all this? Because of this beautiful stamp!

If you look at the butterfly you'll see the screws! Hih, those are from Tim Holtz collection, small screw top brads. Cool, innit! :)

Image - Kraftin Kimmie's Eliza bought from That Craft Place
Colorine - Prismacolor pencils
Embossing - Tim Holtz embossing folder
DP - Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Metallic butterfly - Dawn Till Dusk Crafts
5 x butterflies - Anna Griffin punch
Touch of Distress Stickles
Ribbon, pearls and bp - stash

With great pleasure I would love to join these challenges:

Clearly Inspired -  Things with Wings
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - no digi allowed - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Nature
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges - Layer It Up
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More -  no digis - Whiskers and/or Wings
Pile It On - Add Some Metal
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - #93 Things with wings
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
The Crafty Pad - Show some Metal
The Ribbon Girls -  Must use ribbon - BINGO* (ribbon-pearls-image)

Thanks for visiting :)
Oh yeah, it would be lovely. Lovely. Lovely!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Johnny and Maria, Part II

Remember this?

Today it was the Part II.

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs.

All cream and red. I made those cream roses yesterday and wedding cake tiers I made earlier, but today was the all decorations. Everything was covered with cream hammered card, then lace, then roses.
After cake was glued on the base, I thought pearls would give the final sweet touch.

Edit 6 August 2012
Before the wedding I asked bride's sister, what's the colour scheme and Jodie told me it's cream and red. I've now seen few pics and I think those 3 red roses are a good match!

3 roses symbolize a 3-core marriage, husband, wife and God.

Of course I had few challenges in my mind

Dawn's Crafty Cards & Friends - #1 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too -  Week 1, Anything Goes 
Decorate to Celebrate - must be party decoration 
Divas by Design - #46 Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything but a Card 
Jackson's Digital Expressions -  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #79 Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Free For All- Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes 
2 Sisters - #103 Anything goes 
Catch The Bug -  Anything Goes
Stamp Man - Week 2, Anything Goes / Celebrations
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sunshine and Tupu

Yep, this is my sister, Tupu. I'm useless to keep contact but when I saw this image, I "had to have her" and honour my sister. Poor lass, broke her ankle and had pot for 12 weeks!!!

It's been weird not been blogging, but I've been so so so tired. Love coloring and making things, but oh dear, how I could sleep 20 hrs a day. :D Old age, old age... I thought the older you get, less you need sleep.

Image Mo Manning
Coloring Promarkers
Sky Prismacolor
Ribbon Stampin Up
Buttons Papermania
Design Papers Born to Shop and Bazoo collections
Die Cut Spellbinders
Strawberries covered by UTEE (first attempt, LOVE the stuff)

Challenges for this

Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting :)