Sunday, 24 November 2013

Craftwork Cards - Vogue Collection

Fell in love with the peacocks in this Craftwork Cards collection when I saw it, so just had to have it!

Here are a few of the cards I have made with it:



Bert & Gert's - Hearts of Oak Gifts

If money is tight this Christmas, how about making a few inexpensive hand made gifts, such as a decorated notebook, a small wall calendar and a credit card sized calendar?

I bought a pack of ten 2014 calendars for £1, and a pack of 5 mini notebooks also for £1.00. So with the addition of a few scraps of paper and cord from my crafty stash I made all three items shown below for 40p!

The notebook was the easiest to make: simply cut a piece of card or paper to cover the front of the notebook and glue into place. Embellish with whatever you like. I chose the anchor from the Bert & Gert's Hearts Of Oak collection. I stamped it onto white card stock with Nautical Blue ink from Memento and added glossy accents to highlight it. This was then matted and layered onto a punch scalloped circle and added to the centre of the card.   


The mini wall calendar was made with a piece of 3 x 3 Grunge board that was covered with white card stock and scraps of a nautical paper from my stash. I used the flag stamps from the same Bert & Gert's stamp set and coloured them with Promarkers to match the paper. I added the 2014 calendar and then glued some white cord around the edge. I tied a fancy sea knot with the same cord and glued that into place.

The final item is another calendar, but this time it was made to be the same size as a credit card so that it can slip into  a purse or wallet. I kept the nautical theme going by using the same papers and corded knot. I also used another Bert & Gert's stamp.

Three very simple ideas for gifts on a budget, which can be easily personalised for each recipient. Hope you like them - Happy Crafting xx


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bert & Gert's - Hearts Of Oak Cards

It has been ages since I made some cards, so this evening I have put that right and played with a fabulous set of Navy themed stamps called Hearts of Oak by Bert & Gert's.

I have really enjoyed myself and have ended up making eight small cards. The cards are very clean and simple, with just the addition here and there of some glossy accents.

The stamps are really well designed and are really good quality. If you are interested in purchasing these fabulous stamps please follow the link to the Bert & Gert's on the right of my blog.


Saturday, 16 November 2013

G45 Games Compendium

I don't have any children of my own, but do have 3 wonderful nieces and a nephew. I always worry that I don't have any toys or games for the younger two to play with when they visit. So decided to have a go at making some of the games I used to play as a child. Here is what I came up with

The storage box was just an empty cream cracker tin, and the tubs that hold the games pieces are empty gilding flake tubs. I used a whole heap of Graphic 45 paper collections to make this project and as usual the papers mixed so well together that all the hard work was done for me.

The little draughts pieces (checkers for my US followers) were made out of the little wooden Tim Holtz Bingo numbers. Hope you like it.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

My Wonderful New Promarker Storage

Those of you who know me, know I love my Promarker Pens and Crafty Storage. I am so happy to now be able to share the news about a fabulous new MDF storage item created by the guys at Candy Box Crafts.

This fabulous pen storage caddy is made out of high quality precision cut MDF. It comes flat packed and like all the other Candy Box Craft kits is very easy to assemble. It hold up to 200 pens and is a dream to transport to crops/craft clubs.

I used the Typography Collection by Graphic 45 and a few brass butterflies to decorate the the outside and simply painted the inside with Fresco "Little Black Dress" paint. With my Promarker's  being regularly pulled in and out I thought paint would be the most sturdy/accident proof option.

Hope you like the piccies! And if you would like to buy a kit please feel free to contact Pink Tulip via the link on my blog xx