Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
If you really love this stamp you can get the stamp here.
The gingham ribbon here.
As I chose the colours that are in the Colour Create challenge 61 - Pink, red and white it is entered in that today.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
I've entered this in the Craft Your Passion Challenge 38.
City Crafter challenge blog. Stamp it out.
Little Red wagon, Leftovers
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
If you want to make something similar with this fabulous stamp from I Brake for Stamps then you can get the stamp sheet here. It is only £11 for a sheet of 9 stamps of varying sizes.
The willow stitched ribbon is here.
The thank you stamp is here.
The image is stamped in Stazon and coloured with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake available here.
This card is entered in the
Papertake Weekly challenge Be Thankful
Phindy's Place Challenge, Give Thanks
Monday, 27 December 2010
I also saw a fab challenge on Mojo Monday challenge blog that I used as my layout for the i card so without further ado her is the card. If you want the saying as a free download then click here.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Stamp can be bought here.
I Brake for Stamps sentiment here
This is entered in the Crafty Creations 'Angel 'challenge.
the AiFactory challenge.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
There is also a sketch and an invitation to
'Frame it' on the Truly Scrumptious blog so I'll enter that as well. Just to make things even better I'll also enter it for the
Think Ink challege 34 on Artful Inkables. I think that I'm too late for the entry to count but it's the thought that counts.
Next there's the Crafts and Me challenge for anything goes.
Top Tip Tuesday is for embellishing and I think that this card fits that bill too.
Flowers from a selection that can be seen here.
16 mm satin ribbon from here. The colour is rosy mauve.
The stamp is from a set of children's ATC's avilable here
Monday, 20 December 2010
To make this card you will need:
Large ivory curly roses., which can be bought here.
Tan brown rose leaves from here.
Stampinback floral silhouette available here.
Hope that you like it as much as hubby!
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash catalogue as the layout. You can see it below. The challenge is to use any of the sketches from the last year and this is my choice.
I've decided that the best thing to do is to enter as many challenges as I can. So I'm starting with the Stamp with Fun Challenge by Tina.
Cute Card Thursday for 'One for the Kids'
Stamp Fairy challenge. Rather appropriate for a Craft Fairy don't you think?
Digital Tuesday challenge, Let's Celebrate.
I've used the Party Fairy stamp from Craft Fairy natch, and you can get it here.
She is also available as a digital image here. At only £1.50 she is a snip and no postal costs, no waiting, and no worries that the delivery is not going to get to you as the snow has stopped play.
I used some of the craft Fairy flowers, which are here.
I coloured her in with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake, available here
The ribbon that I used is the rosy mauve 16mm double faced satin availabe here
I hope that you like it as much as I do.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
To make the card you will need:
Big Daddy stamp from I Brake for Stamps. This can be bought here at Craft Fairy.
Art and Graphic pens to colour up the stamp.
A selection of papers to layer up the card
Foam pads to stick on the layers
Grosgrain ribbon which is available form Craft Fairy
Eazi-score board for making the perfect crease on your card.
I'm entering this card in the Sketch Saturday challenge. So wish me luck.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Happily this fits in perfectly with the theme on Allsorts challenge blog which this week is, Free and Easy. To see the challenge pop on over.
To make this card, use a 14cm x 14cm base card.
1 sheet of patterned paper 13cm x 13cm
1 piece of pink satin edged chiffon 9cm
A selection of flowers from Craft Fairy flowers section.
Tan brown leaves
Free sentiment from the freebies section on Craft Fairy
See the tutorial on corsages for a 'how to' on the rose corsage.
One important point.
The card was scored and creased using the Eazi-score board from Diamond craft.
if you want to see how to use it then click here to be taken to a set of video tutorials.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Gardening Fairy Unmounted rubber stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin) 50 for stems and a variety for the fairy,
Baby pink and pure pink Kuretake calligraphy blending pens
6 mm green gingham ribbon
This card is easy peasy to make.
Draw the flowers (see the 'Quick and Easy guide to drawing flowers with pens)
Put a strip of double sided sticky tape across the base of the card and stick the ribbon on to the card. Add a bow to the ribbon.
Stamp and colour the fairy, cut it out and use some foam pads to stick it to the card.
Add your desired sentiment and doodle around the edge of the card.
Friday, 26 November 2010
- For all of you knitting mad people out there this card is just perfect.
- She's made with Knitting Hats Hazel, a stamp from the wonderful I Brake for Stamps and she is available from Craft Fairy.
- She is coloured in with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake and
- the ribbon is 16mm double faced satin from Craft Fairy
- The saying is also from I brake for stamps.
- If you make something with this stamp then please let me know.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
I decided to make it with some of the new ribbon that arrived with Craft Fairy last week.
To make this card you will need:
Snowman with checkered scarf rubber stamp from the Merry Stamper range on the Craft Fairy site.
Candy Cane Christmas ribbon
Art and Graphic pens by Zig, Kuretake in colours 29 and 50
Some vintage Doodlebug paper : Jolly Holly stripe
Kuretake Calligraphy pen in silver for the border of the image and the card.
Stazon in Stone grey
14 cm x 14 cm base card in white plus extra for the stamped image
Double sided tape
To make the card
Stamp (with Stazon), and colour your image on a spare piece of white card.
Edge the card with the silver calligraphy pen
Stick a piece of Christmas paper onto the bottom of your card.
Tie an esy bow in the ribbon and use the double sided tape to attach it to the card.
Attach the image and the holly leaves to the card with foam pads. Attahc a button to the holly leaves.
Draw a dot dash pattern on the edgeof the card as seen.
As an extra advantage I decide to enter it into the let it snow, Simon Says Challenge and the Paper Take Weekly challenge for Cut it Out.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
What I have shown you here is how to use the drawings to create a card.
The daisies are drawn on a piece of card which was 7 cm x 9 cm approx.
I used Butter and Rose to draw the flowers and Olive Green 56 in Art and Graphic pens to draw the stems and the leaves.
The daisy in the middle was drawn first when the second colour was at its strongest and the two others were then drawn. The lighter colour on the two flowers either side give some appearance of recession.
The card was then edged in the gold metalic calligraphy pen to make it look as if it had a border.
Finally I added someof the new 16 mm satin ribbon in willow to give the card some texture and luxury and a saying to finish it off.
Friday, 12 November 2010
What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Contrasting card for layering
Read my Lips Lucille stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin), 56, 23, 49
A button for the corner
Feel free to copy the one that I've used. I printed it out on the computer, cut it out and layered it up.
16mm scarlet satin ribbon for the centre of the card.
I really didn't think that this lady needed my usual pinks so I went for no nonsense colours, but because it is nearly Christmas I added some reds too.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Are you all getting ready for Christmas? If you are then here’s a rather different card for you to make this month. It’s a funny one for a change.
You will need: 1 base card 140mm x 140mm,
I used white linen card.
1 piece of white card 1 piece of red card
1 piece of doodlebugs jolly holly paper
1 length of 9mm red saddle stitch ribbon
1 sentiment and the package lady stamp from the 'Censorship' sheet of unmounted rubber stamps.
Stazon in Stone Gray
A selection of pens to colour the image.
H2O waterbrush from Kuretake.
paper glue 3d foam pads.
To make the card Stamp the image onto a piece of white linen card. Colour it in and trim the card to leave a fairly generous border around the image. Stick the image card to the red card and trim to leave a thin border. Stamp the sentiment onto another piece of white card and mount onto red card and trim to leave a similar size border. Cut a piece of jolly holly paper to cover about a 1/3rd of the card and stick to the base card. Tie a knot in the ribbon and use it to cover the join. Stick the images to the card with 3d foam pads.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
So.... if you can think of ways that I can make things better for the fair and your experience better too then leave a comment.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
See you all there.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Don't you think that this will make a perfect card for the man in your life?
If you want to make it then you will need a 140mm x 140mm base card
Some man coloured paper
The Hypertension Harold Unmounted rubber stamp
Stazon in Stone Grey
Kuretake Art and Graphic pens Nos 260, 71, 8, 82.
The rest is up to you.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
If you are, why not come along and visit us at the Craft Fairy stand.
We'll have lots of fantastic ribbons, buttons and bows as well as our huge range of paper flowers at knock down prices.
See you there.
Monday, 28 June 2010
This is just an example of what you can make. I'll add more if I have the time today or tomorrow.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
- Colour the hydrangea stamp with the Art and Graphic Pens from Kuretake and stamp it twice, colouring up between stamping. Use the H2O water brush to move the paint a little and added some extra colour where the shadows should be.I cut the images out and then got on with the rest of the card.
- Cut a base card 10.5cm x 28cm. Score this at the 14cm point to make a card 10.5cm x 14cm when folded.
- Cut a piece of pink card and scored it and then cut it to fit over the join in the base card.
- Stamp the message, which is from the Inspirational sayings plate, on a piece of card and cut it out to leavea a small border. Mounted this on to a piece of pink card. This was then stuck to the base card.
- Stick the hydrangea images slightly overlapping on to the card with a mixture of adhesive and foam pade. The adhesive was for the bottom hydrangea and the foam pads for the upper image.
- Decorated the lower part of the card with a broken line of green, use one of the greens that used on the stamp for colour continuity.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
I'd love to hear what you have to say about her so leave your comments for me to read.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Now twist the stems together.
Repeat the same steps with flowers and leaves for the other side. Lay them on the table and cross over at the centre point.
Put the large rose in the centre and then twist the wires together at the back of the corsage so that they lie flat. At this point, this is what you'll end up with.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
This card was made for
This fab boy stamp is from the set of Sketch kids stamps from The Merry Stamper.
I also used some of our highly desired dinosaur ribbon.
Some Kuretake Art and Graphic, double ended pens for the colouring and a waterbrush for the shading.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
I am often asked for cards for men and it is always difficult to come up with anything for them. So much of the stuff in the shops is covered with beer mugs that I decided to go for something refreshing and natural. Flowers are out for most men but seeds and weeds seem to be fine. This is what you get in this card.
What you will need:
Fennel Seed Head from Stampinback
Pieces of waste card from when you've been learning to use a brayer
or some nice paper
Stazon in Stone Grey
Sentiment stamp from I Brake for Stamps
Light duck egg blue ribbon from Craft Fairy
Toning background paper for the base of the card
Saturday, 6 February 2010
So above, is the finished flower and now I'm sure that you all want to see how I made it.
First you will need to assemble your ingredients:
On my table I had:
4 strips of hot pink satin swiss dot ribbon each measuring 15 cm.
A few buttons. I hadn't yet decided which ones to use. You will need one bigger than the other though.
A needle. Use a sharp one.
Start your flower by putting some glue on one end of the ribbon:
Fold it to the centre add glue to the other end and fold that to the centre too. Your ribbon should overlap and form a loop that the glue holds together in the centre.
Once you've done this you can layer up the pieces as seen in the picture below and now you're almost ready to sew them together.
I played around with the buttons that I had on the table and I finally chose a pink and a green button as I liked the way that they looked.
You need to be aware that you are sewing a lot of layers of ribbon together so that's why you will need a sharp needle. I started by sewing just two pieces together to get the position right.
Now layer up the pieces and sew together. Add your buttons and sew together and your flower is ready to go...
Monday, 1 February 2010
I bought some beads for Sandra's Accessories and she had a similar necklace on show and I decided that it looked easy enough to make. It was and here is the evidence.
It's not the best photograph as it's a scan but the light wasn't good enough to tahe a photograph.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
First of all you'll need at least two calligraphy pens in toning colours. I've used a light and a dark one from the Heart pouch set.
What I then did was touch the side of the lightest pen with the dark pen.