Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas is on it's way

Posted by PicasaI just loved making these little Christmasy things. All the teddys will hold a bag of goodies like the Christmas Bells one on the top left. I like the triangle boxes as they hold cupcakes or small jars of jam or by removing the 'inner' you could fill it with lots of goodies. - the triangle boxes were cut from 'sweet tooth boxes' and the teddy bears from Teddy bears on parade. the frog (toad??) I just made from a circle and my imagination. the Christmas Cracker was an online demo.

Monday, 12 November 2012

A packet of seeds gift

  I didn't like the idea of just handing over a packet of seeds for a gift, but a gardening friend felt she would appreciate a packet of seeds. So I jazzed them up by doing this. The pot is a little plastic planter pot, filled it with that stuff you put dried flowers in, got 3 sticks from a tree in the garden. I cut a piece of card the same size as the seed packet and taped a stick between the card and the seed packet. Used the hot glue gun (for the first time) and glued the butterflys to the other sticks and poked them into the base. covered the top of the planter with little glass stones. Used some Christmas paper and put around the planter and added a Stampin Up Christmas Tag. Made the cat from Cindy Loo cartridge. cut some teeny tiny butterflys from Stampin Up punch and stuck two onto the seed packet so they 'sat on a flower'. I think this looks much nicer than 'just a packet of seeds'

first craft market

 My first 'craft fair'. While I did not sell a huge amount, the networking that I did and the information given to me by other 'stall holders' was invaluable. I very much appreciated everyones advice and look forward to doing some more craft markets (maybe) ha ha. I think I spent twice as much as I made, at the other stalls!!!

Christmas Crackers

 3 Christmas Crackers made in white cardstock. the back one has a flower from 'Dazzles mix 'ems flower stickers', the middle one has flower from Stampin Up Floral Fusion and the front one has a flower by Flo.
The centre of the cracker is embossed on the CuttleBug.

square basket from a circle

thanks Ema for the inspiration to do this basket. the paper is a circle with green scalloped edging. Flo taught me how to make the flower. The tag is cut from a die. The paper had a 'barcode' on the inside and I needed to cover it, so I cut a piece of card and taped it over the barcode and made the tag to fit in it. Worked well - basket has a tag and the barcode is hidden. put brads in to hold the sides and also to hold the handle in place.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas crackers

two Christmas crackers in a box.

Lady and Gentleman

I have just loved making these. They are from the Tags Bags Boxes and more 2 cartridge. I made the lady from cardstock and covered her with some faintly embossed paper that my daughter had given me, I covered the bodice and strip around the bottom of her skirt with sticky sparkly ribbon (I think I got it at the Sanzi workshop in Auckland), made the guy from dark brown card with a shirt of a similar paper to the lady's dress, the little from is from my friend Ema. The box is made with some pages from L'll Rosie Designer Scrapbook paper and roses etc from my friend Ema. I think it really cute.