Thursday, 31 May 2012

circular stand up card.

 my effort at making a stand-up card. I used pearlised card, flowers are cut from cricut. dragonfly from my daughter. The stamp says 'the time to be happy is now the place to be happy is here' from stampin up.
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explosion box (9 pics)

 spent a day making an explosion box. this is the first side. I used 'liquid pearls' on the lid - my first time using them, tree stamp and cut out grass and fences. there is a tiny tiny butterfly on the branch of the tree on the right hand side.
 side two of the box with butterflys and fairys and the lid has birds preparing their nest
 and other lot of grass, a tree stamp and I have stamped birds on the right in the grass. lid has the bird house hanging from tree branch.
 fouth side, fence with the wee fork (I lost the spade in my craft room opps) there are butterflys on the fence. flower stamp and dandilion flowers fluttering up the side.
 sorry about my photography!! this is the lid. I cut leaves (on the cricut) and placed the flower on them with a rhinestone in the centre of flower. butterfly on top corner and dragonfly on bottom corner.
 open the box
 I have not cut out the four corners but just folded them in. on four sides I have cut maraposa paper and formed envelopes in which there are tags for journaling or photos. the centre has a seperate little box which can be removed. this could hold a little gift, a chain neckless, bracelett, earrings cuff links what ever. the blue card that the little box is sitting on is holding down three clear stems that have butterflys attached to the top so when the box opens they 'fly' about.

 tried to do a better pic of the 'flying butterflies'
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Sunday, 20 May 2012

well a lot happened this weekend. spent a whole day at Pinkalicious and learned a lot. spent a whole day with Flo and learned heaps more. The house we made for Pinkalicious was so cute and we had such fun making it together. Another very late night! I am working on trying to spend some time in my craft room again in the next few days to put into practise some of what I have learnt. will see how it goes.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


 I just love these shoes, and this green card I thought went well in a shoe. Have a green brad in the strap and green rhinstones down the front.
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 this was my first effort at embossing. there is a little gold angel on the right hand top (my photography leaves a lot to be desired sorry - will improve)
 another card practising layering.
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butterflys and edging

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 a closer pic of the butterflys
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 this was made with black n white paper and black n white velum. red border to which I added some bling. the butterflys I drew around the wings roughly with a gold gel marker pen. all ready for a t-light to go in it now.
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Thursday, 3 May 2012

 another engagement card that I made from the 'cardmaking in easy steps' issue 2. I am quite pleased with the way these two cards turned out. I am getting there!!
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engagement card

I made this card for friends who got engaged. Used the ideas from 'Card Making in easy steps" Issue 2.