My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

One for the Boys

Hi guys, last week I needed to make a card for a 16 year old boy, well what do you do for that you may be wondering, so I put my thinking cap on and made a box card, he thought it was cool so I think he liked it!!, lol

All the elements used for the card came from Swedish House Crafts using some of the fabulous papers by Maja Design and lots of dies from there too,
I made the main base of the box using the Monochrome card in Charcoal, this went fabulously with the Maja Design papers from the Celebration range, ( this goes to show they don't have to be used for ladies creations too)

After cutting down the paper to fit the sides and folded flaps I then started to fill in the middle sections of the box,
I used the same paper range for the Balloons and the Monochrome card for the stars streamers and a couple of candles, the great stars were made using the Doo-Hickey die - Celebration stars, these have solid stars and an outline of one so I mixed and matched these in both design and colour, the candles are a die by Gummiapan, the streamers die  was from a previous Doo hickey box volume 14,

As you can see I added my die cuts on pieces of acetate, fixing some to pieces of foam for added depth too, at the back i used one of the strips from the bottom of the papers as a banner,

On the front I did the same thing with another of the strips from the paper, then added a die cut using some of the number dies by Gummiapan, as well as one of the stars from the Doo Hickey die,

Here I used the cute Alphabet dies again by Gummiapan for his name and this shows the stars fixed together, I achieved this by using both the inner and outer stars just cutting out the shapes in  two sides of the monochrome paper and using them together,

I finished off the other side with a die cut cake again from the Doo Hickey Box volume 14 and one of the stars which I raised up with a foam pad,

I hope you like my card/box why not have ago and if you do show us on our face book page too,

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Happy Birthday To You

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you today how I used the gorgeous Adorable  Bestie Blooms Img 917 which I made into a card for a friend of mine,

I coloured her with my copics using pinks to match in with the background papers, (but she looks awesome in other colours too,) the papers  are a collection from my stash and as usual I have distressed the edges, this is being sent in the post so even though it's shabby Chic it will fit in a ordinary  flat envelope,
Check out this and all the other fabulous Images and papers,
You can see this card and lots more over at My Besties colour and create Magazine for lots more inspiration,
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pretty In Pink

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you today a Hairband I've created using some of the fabulous products from 14 Craft Bar,

I started off with one of the brilliant Hairbands onto which I wrapped some white ribbon round, these are available from 14 Craft Bar as well as the Foamiran used,

I made the Roses using the Multi flower dies, 

The buds were made suing the 2nd sized up die and 002 Ecru Foamiran, I added a little colour to the top edges of one of the buds with a  No 39 Pental oil pastel,
The medium sized Rose shown above was made using the 2nd and £rd sized dies, using 007 pale pink Foamiran,

the larger Rose was made using the 3rd and 4th sized petals and  007Pale Pink Foamiran, I used some oil Pastel to colour more of the petals while the middle petals I kept to the 007 Foamiran,

I hand cut some leaves out of 020 Olive Foamiran which I coloured on the edges with  the oil pastel too,
My Granddaughter couldn't wait to put it on!!! Lol

As you may be able to see from the picture above, I used white floral tape on the wires so they matched with the white ribbon and therefor didn't show as much,

Check out all the gorgeous products in store at 14 Craft Bar
Happy Creating!!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Lose Your Mind Find Your Soul

Hi guys, I am here today to show you a 
Pop Up box I made some of the gorgeous Maja Design papers from the Sofiera collection and some of the adorable stamps available at 

I wanted to keep my box delicate looking so I used some vellum for the Butterflies and the verses,

I thought how fab this stamp by Gummiapan text stamp went with the gorgeous butterflies, I used a Versa mark ink pad to stamp onto the vellum then added some white embossing powder from my stash for all the text and the Butterflies too,
Talking of which these adorable Butterflies are made with the Gummiapan Morpho small and  medium butterflies stamps,

On the back section I again made my text the same way, then I cut out the vellum with a pierced scalloped oval die in the vellum and again in some white card stock, in the centre of this one I placed a stitched oval die and placed it through my die cutting machine again, this left a tiny scalloped border which I then glued behind the vellum scalloped oval, I love the effect !!!

I fussy cut my different sized butterflies then glued them onto thin cut strips of acetate, when dry I then added them here and there at different heights and depths to the inside of my box, I then finished off my box with some of the gorgeous flowers available at Swedish House Crafts too,

Poducts used:

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Happy Easter

Hi guys, I'm here today for My Besties Shabby Chic Design Team with a little project I have made for Easter,
as some of you know I like to make 3D creations sometimes and so I created this one around half of a acrylic egg shape and this adorable My Besties Img 913-2

I first cut an oblong shape out of some thick mdf, for my egg to fix onto,
before gluing the egg onto the base I cut out a oval shape with a die from my stash from one of the downloaded  My Besties Spring Peach paper pack, to give her a background,
I fussy cut her out after colouring her with my distress re-inkers and fixed her onto the background with 3D foam,

I added some moss at the base of my egg from my stash for her to stand on,

On the base I added a grass die and fence behind a cute bunny die then added a bit more of the moss,

I did similar on the other side with a larger grass die and a couple of flowers,
I finished off the top of the egg with some more flowers, pearl trim and a seam binding bow,

I hope you like my little Easter Decoration,
You can also see this and all the other DT creations over at 

Happy Crafting!!!