Saturday, 28 May 2011

Masculine Card

This 5" x 5"card, I made for my Father in laws Birthday.
I used Papermania Jesse papers for the bottom half, some embossed metallic papers from my Stash on the top, and an EK success open scallop punch for the lace across the middle.
The stamp on the oval is a Kanban sentiments set and I made some Faux Bakers twine

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

60th Birthday card, using my Slice Elite

My Dad turns 60 at the beginning of June, I dont see him very often as we live about 300miles apart, so I like to make him a card.

This is the first card I have made since my "mojo" disapeared, and I managed to get my New Slice machine in on the action too.
I used the Basic elements Design card for the letters, They are 2" shadowed.
The black embossed paper is actually wallpaper! I had a gentle stroll around the wallpaper department of B&Q last weekend and was amazed at the stunning wallpaper! This particular one is a Kitchen and Bathrrom paper.
The peel offs were de-bossed, which I like because it adds another texture.
The black dots are white card candy that I coloured with permenant marker.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

My First Blog Award!

 The lovely Fatmonica over at Chasing Art has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award.

There are a few things that need to be done once this award has been given:

* Make a Post linking back to the person who gave you the award
* Share 7 Random things about yourself
* Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award and contact them to let them know they have won

So here are my 7 random things:

1: My Name is Caroline
2: I have a BSc (Hons) in Biomedicine
3: My favourite cake is Pavlova
4: I hate Broad Beans to the point they make me retch (nothing else makes me retch!)
5: I am a Geek. I love playing Wii and Xbox and love gadgets and board games
6: Zombies are fab
7: Im not at all squeamish, no matter how grim or grotesque.

I am going to pass this Award onto:







Friday, 20 May 2011

My New Birthday Toy

Today is my Birthday and my fab Husband and three boys bought me a Pink Making Memories Slice elite, along with two extra design cards: Basic Shapes 2 and Remember This and a slice tool.

Cant wait to get playing with my new toy! Its currently on charge, while I watch a Movie and Drink Chocolate Mint flavour Baileys.

Along with my Slice, I was also given a Cardmakers sketchbook and a 12 x 12 glass cutting mat for use with my Slice.

Other gifts include Neckalaces, Bracelet and Earrings, Some lovley mini heart scented candles, a summery scarf and a pink Dragonfly Perfume Decanter bottle.

Zombie Dice. A huge hit with the boys and a fun addictive little game. You cant beat Zombies...They are actually going to be entering my crafting shortly..

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Baby Boy Card

Im unsure about this card. I wasnt 100% happy with it.
The paper is like a silver glitter, but the glitter is embedded into the paper. I edged the paper with the Martha Stewart Scallop punch and the die cut New Baby greeting came from a baby boy pack from Paperchase.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Handmade Mini Cushion Pillow

This Mini cushion took me about 2 hours to make.
The flowers are cut from Felt using Marianne D Creatables flower dies and the leaves are cut using PaperArtsy Grunge Flower and leaf Die.

The gem flourish I made by using my Flourish Template here
This is the first cushion I have made and I love it. I really want to keep it but there is just no place for it in my home so I will have to depart with it.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Quick Flower and Ribbon Birthday Card

A quick card made using papers from my Dovecraft paper stack and Martha stewart and EK success border punches. The Greeting was stamped using Kanban greeeting stamps.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Free Book Card Template and Stand Template

I have made a Template which makes an A6 sized Bookatrix style card and Stand.

At the moment its only available in Studio format, for use with the Craft Robo or Sillhouette cutting machines, once I manage to convert it to other formats, I will add them.

I will also add a picture so you can view the template before you decide to download it.

You can Download the Free Template HERE

Feel free to use my Template for personal use only, but do not copy it or modify it in any shape or form without my permission. Please do not distribute my Template by any means, either paper or electrinically without my permission. Please do not post it to any websites without a link to my Site. Thank you.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Vintage Heirloom Necklace

My mum loves this necklace, which belonged to my Great Gran.
Unfortunately, there were no earrings or bracelet to match. So I have been on the lookout for a couple of years for some matching blue beads. The photos do not show it clearly, but the blue is a vibrant blue and nothing seemed to match up right. Until the Hobbycraft Sale last Christmas. I came across a pack of bright blue glass beads for 99p! I bought them, too them to my mu, and they were the almost (about 99%) perfect colour match!
Upon examining the necklace, I noticed the beading string was badly worn and the beads needed a good tidy. So I brouhgt it back home with me, restrung it onto new stronger string and made a Matching bracelet and earrings.

And here is the bracelet and earrings alongside the necklace:

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Feminine Flower Card

A Simple Card using some free papers and border punches. 
A Martha Stewart punch and an EK Success punch were used for the borders, and the flowers were made using the Marianne Creatables flower Dies as in my video.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Some Dies added to Ebay

Finally started to list on Ebay! So far I only have a few Dies up, more will be added asap. These are Brand New and started at only 99p! (Click on my Ebay Icon on the right to find my items).

Right, time now to sort my card photos and get more cards made.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Finally a Sizzix clearout!

Finally after so long of wanting to clear out my stash, I have sorted my Sizzix Dies and have many coming up for sale on Ebay. I now need to photograph and list everything on ebay and its done.
The dies include:
Hello Kitty
Square frames
Bitty bodies,hair and clothes
And some Cuttlebug and Quickutz dies to name only a few..
Most of them are brand new and still in boxes! (I bought them with good intentions and as they've never been used, its time to say goodbye!)

I'll update again as soon as they go live on ebay.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More cards soon!

With the Boys just going back to school, Im catching up on household chores, piles of washing and tidying. This has meant I havnt had much time to catch up with my Blog. I have cards made and photographed, I just need a spare hour to upload and write about them.
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