Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Gift Box

Thought I would share a gift box I made this evening. It's to put Callie's bunting in (no she still hasn't got it yet - what am I like?) Anyway, once again I used the Papermania spots & stripes capsule collection (think I've been calling it something else lol!), in fact I used what was left over from the bunting, so quite productive and thrifty me thinks. (Seeing as I went to the craft shop today and spent some more money - naughty naughty ;). The butterfly on the top is cut from one of Spellbinders Expandable pattern dies. Hadn't used this before, apart from when it arrived and I tried it with paper and tore it when trying to get it out of the die! But in a moment of inspiration thought I'd try it again and I think it looks quite elegant. Well I'm off to bed as I've got work tomorrow - another day at the fun factory - can't wait :(. Thanks for popping by, take care and see you all soon xxx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

A sprinkling of Red.....

Thought I'd share with you the card I made, as part of the design team (i like saying that!) for The Cupboard Trilogy latest Challenge.

It's an 8x8" card blank which is covered by (top half) Lucy Cromwell paper, which I embossed with a heart folder. The bottom half, I've used a stripey paper from the latest papers from Docrafts the candy dots and stripes collection, they compliment each other perfectly. The central topper is made using the new docrafts die. I cut it twice and the cut one down so that it would layer one on top of each other, after I had used my distress ink to tone the white card down! A spellbinder large scalloped circle cut out in red card and a red ribbon add the touch of red. The sentiment stamped adds the romance!

I stamped the flourishes after I had embossed, but with hindsight should have done it before. Oh and for the dots in the corners I used my creative expressions pva glue and sprinkled red glitter on it while it was still wet! it sort of worked, but they did dip slightly!

Why not follow the link and take part in the challenge, there's a brilliant prize to be one, so go on have a go - it's easier than you think......