Sunday, 23 February 2014

Easter treats for daughter

Have made these Easter treats for my daughter overseas. They are from the Close to my Heart treat tubes. Have put some tiny Easter eggs in them with a tiny chicken. Have used paua paper to decorate and also popped some NZ kiwi stickers on as she was feeling a wee bit homesick. Again those 'critter' cartridges are in my Cricut!! just absolutely love them.

Easter Treats for Grandson

Easter treats for my grandson who is overseas:

 I used the 'treat tubes' from 'Close to my Heart' and put 3 little easter eggs and a tiny chick in each tube. Again using the 'critter' cartridge for the birdie (looks close enough to a chicken!) on the front. On the back I have attached packs of Liquorish as my grandson LOVES it and cannot get it where he is living at the moment.
had to add a couple of wee stickers just to remind him that he is still a New Zealander!!

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Our eldest granddaughter has just accepted an apprentiship and we are soooo proud of her. This is a card that I sent her:

front of card


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Little bird pop up card

Love the little bird and other 'critters' from the Critter cartridges. Decided to make a pop-up card and this is how it turned out:

front of card

inside of card.   l love this one, I think it is really cute!! Tree and musical notes from the cartridge too.

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Young lady's birthday party

For a young lady's 12th birthday party she wanted to have her friend 'make a card'. She looked at some of mine and decided that she would have them make a 'pop-up' card. 14 young ladies came to make their cards and what fun it was. They were very good and did some excellent crafting. I had the pieces cut out, they 'sponged' the sky and decorated the pieces, putting the bag and shoes together and making the pop-up.

these are two of their cards. well done girls.

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

A Simply Brilliant Idea

Madge's Creations is my sister and I don't generally do a post for her but she had an incredible idea and deserves the credit for this. As you will have seen she has been making owls from the StampinUp Owl punch (and does a great job with her cards) BUT those tiny circles that are used for the pupils pop everywhere and at times we find ourselves punching them 4 or 5 times before we can get them under control and where we want them. This was such a great idea, I videoed Madge doing what she does to keep those little punched pieces under control. This could be used for all your little punches to make those punched pieces easier to find and control. Well done Madge from Flo's-a-Scrapin. Madge would love to know if this idea has helped you so leave a comment on her blog or the video on youtube.

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Monday, 10 February 2014

owl cards

I have had the stampin-up owl punch for a while now but never really used it, so thought it was time to pull it out and do something with it - I think these cards are cute. Have made the basic cards before but not with the owls.
when this one opens the owls fly up
a flip card
front of this card

sorry pic is on its side. owls pop up through the tree as you open the card

(thanks DarleneDeVries)
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gift box for baby

 back of the box
made this for a friend who just had a beautiful little girl (weighing 10lb 11oz!!!)