Friday, 31 October 2014

Crochet Flowers and Butterflies...


We are absolutely heading into Summer here in Queensland!!  Today I have some more crocheting to show you...  I feel like I have a Butterfly Breeding Program happening!!

These butterflies do not take long to make to all, and they are so cute!

I have crocheted assorted colours.

They can be added to card fronts, scrapbooking pages, off the page creations - canvases etc.

Pinks, reds, purples, blues.......

And, of course I had to make some more flowers!

These little packs of butterflies and flowers will soon be added to our online store, so keep an eye out for them!

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Card in a box


I know Shell has previously shared a card in a box with you. Here is a Christmas version I created for our latest session.

The card standing. I have used traditional colours of white, red and green.

Stamps and matching dies are from Heartfelt Creations and Sizzix Tim Holtz. I have also used dies from Marianne, Spellbinders and IO.
On the backs of the flaps I have stamped a Christmas Sentiment on one and To: From; on another, leaving space for a personal greeting.
These cards are really fun to make, can be made in any size and to suit any occasion, and fold flat for postage.
Have a go at making one.
Till next time- keep on with those Christmas creations.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Basic Grey - Herbs and Honey - Recipe Book

Good Morning,

Starters, Mains, Desserts, Cakes, Drinks and Favourites....  Am I inspiring you to cook???   No? Ok... hopefully I am inspiring you to create your own personalized Recipe Book - yeah that sounds a bit more like fun!!   Cooking or creating, mmmmm..... your choice - I know what mine would be!!!

I created this Recipe book from scratch using deliciously named papers from Basic Grey's Herbs and Honey range,  Element Stickers, Die-cuts and Transparencies and Title Stickers.  The cover is recycled from a used up paper pad and the pages for each recipe section are from an out of date diary.
I bound my recipe book using my Zutter.

Each section has plenty of pages to write or glue in your favourite recipes. On the tabbed page, I stamped a mini index - for example under the "Starters" Tab I have stamped: 'Starters, Soups and Snacks' and under the "Cakes" Tab I have stamped: 'Cakes, Biscuits and Slices' and so on...
I also created a pocket on each tabbed page - this could be used to place a more detailed index of what you have in each section...

I created the tabs for each tabbed section using my Envelope maker...

For a more detailed view of my Recipe Book - more photos, a list of (I nearly typed 'ingredients' hehe!) products etc - please visit: Wild About Scrap's Blog.

Now I am hungry... mmmm...
Why is that??

Friday, 24 October 2014

Stampin'up-Holiday Home

Hi Everyone
 This project features Stampin'up Holiday Home stamp set and Homemade holiday framelits die set.

 It is a square card and is in the colours of Night of Navy, Cajun and whisper white with the trees in Mossy meadow.
The stars are stenciled in gesso and sprinkled with diamonds glitter while still wet. Santa's sleigh is embossed in silver. The snowy ground is dot embossed vellum
The houses are stamped with espressso on to white, die cut, the windows sponged with honey ink, & the roofs, bricks and door frames coloured with cajun marker. The large tree, from Festival of Trees is white embossed on meadow card and punched out. These are all attached with dimensionals. The small trees and the snowman are coated with crystal effects, and these and the lamp post are attached with glue dots.
 Silver ribbon, a sentiment, rhinestones and glitter glue finish the design.

The insert.

I hope you enjoy this card and find a little inspiration here.
Till next time- Keep happy crafting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Joyfold Cards...


I have a couple of Joyfold cards to show you today...

Pretty aren't they!?!
The base card measurements are 21cm x 14cm, and this is scored at 14cm.  The top card is 20cm x 11cm and I scored this at 10cm.

This card is created with a white card base, patterned paper from my stash, pearls and lace.  The stamp on the front is from Stampin' Up's Elementary Elegance, stamped in SU In Colour Strawberry Slush and punched out with Artisan Labels Punch. 

The inside Birthday Stamp is from Stampin Up's Happiest Birthday Wishes and the flowers are from Stampin Up's Language of Friendship set.

The wording on the front of this card is SU's Tea Shoppe set, stamped and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  This card is created with Stampin' Up's Strawberry Slush Card, patterned paper, rhinestones, ribbon and a brad.

The Label for the inside is a Spellbinder's Nestabilities Label 15, which I have stamped with flowers from SU Cottage Garden Set.

I like this style so much I think I may go and create some Christmas Cards using this style!
Have you ever created a Joyfold Card?

Monday, 20 October 2014

Heart Boxes (Part 2)...


Back with the second set of Heart Boxes - this is the set that is being kept together as a set...

Please excuse the not so great photos!!  The colour in the photos is not quite right and as I have already passed the boxes on....

Side view and top view of the stacked boxes.  We painted the bottoms of the heart boxes with black acrylic paint and adhered co-ordinating papers to the lids.  Ribbon and bows around the outside of the lids and bows on the tops.

And, finally we added a large bow to keep them all together!

See you again soon,

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Heart Boxes

Good Afternoon,

Week 2 at School and I feel like I have hit the ground running!  We were asked to cover some Heart Boxes for a cent sale coming up soon.  We were given two sets of 5 heart boxes - 1 set to have as separate prizes and one set to keep whole as a larger prize....  This is the set that is being split up - I will show you the other set as soon as I have added the ribbon.

As they weren't being kept as a set - we felt we didn't need to keep them all the same.

 Front and Back Views of the Boxes stacked up.

I think this one is probably my favourite!

We just used papers and paints I already had in my stash - kept them fairly simple - paint the bottoms and cover the lids in paper.

We attached ribbons all the way around the lids and added bows as above.

Thank you to my Beautiful Friend who came and helped me to cover and paint these!!  We had a great day!!

Back soon with the other set,

Friday, 10 October 2014

Graphic 45 - By The Sea Collection Card-in-a-Box


I had soooo much fun creating this one!!  Have you made a Card-in-a-Box yet? 
 The gorgeous paper I have used is Graphic 45 - By The Sea Collection - Beachcomber.  The base card is Stampin' Up's Very Vanilla.

These photos show the three undersides and the back of the box card.  You don't particularly see the undersides all that much, but I thought it was nice to stamp on these panels also.  For the Cardstock - I have used Stampin' Up's new card colours Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist.    I have stamped most of the images with Tangelo Twist inkpad as well.

The back of the card is probably the best place to write your Message, although this would be a fantastic card to make if you had an occasion where many people needed to sign your card as you could use all of the underside panels.  The wording on the back of the card is from Stampin' Ups  Happiest Birthday Wishes Set which I have embossed with Tangerine Tango embossing Powder.

The stamp set I have used for the shells, coral, seahorses etc is By the Tide (Stampin' Up) and an old miscellaneous Turtle stamp I have had for many years.  I have clear embossed the stamped images for the pop-up section using both of the cardstock colours - Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. 

I have added 3 brass charms (turtle, anchor and a sailing ship) and rhinestones to my creation.  The 'happy birthday' on the front is from Stampin' Up's Set - Itty Bitty Banners and the smallest banner is die-cut using Framelits - Bitty Banners die. (I hand-cut the larger banners)

This is a view of the card from the top.  You can see where I have added the seahorses, shells and coral.  Plenty more embellishments can be added if desired.

Depending on how you have created your pop-up decorations, as to whether or not your card can be folded flat to fit inside an envelope.  This is how mine looks when folded flat.

Definitely a surprise when you open up your card!

I was inspired to create this card from two places actually...a UK magazine -  Cardmaking and Papercraft Issue 132 July and a youtube video for a Steampunk Card-In-A-Box Tutorial by Craftypaws. Thank-you to both inspirational places!!

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stampin'up Ornamental Pine


Card for today features Stampin'up Ornamental Pine

It is an easel card in the colours of Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and whisper white. The paper is Be of Good Cheer dsp. I used the deco labels die and the dots embossing folder. The verse is stamped with versamark and silver embossed. Pine needles are in gumball green, cones in soft suede, and the Christmas wishes and all sponging is in cherry cobbler. Ribbon is cherry cobbler and silver. Tiny silver brads and rhinestones finish off the design.


Closed and inside views of card.

Of course there had to be a tag.

Have you started your Christmas crafting yet?


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Calendar Notes

Hi there
Today I have for you another item that would make a great gift.

Both examples have been created using Stampin'up card and paper, twine and brads. It is made as an easel card and folds  flat. The calendar pads are by Couture Creations. One sheet of 12 x 12 card is required per note pad. The front stand has two layers of card and one of  paper to support the calender


The colours I have used are Midnight Muse for one and Razzleberry for the other.
A little inspiration for that small gift list.

Till next time- happy crafting

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Australia Mini Album

Good Morning,

I have a Mini Album to show you this morning.  This album has an Australian Theme - one of our Japanese Homestay Students had a Birthday while she was staying with us - so I created this as part of her Birthday Present - all she had to do was add photos! 

Cockatoos and Kangaroos.....

Best Wishes and Australian Flags.

Each page featured a Cockatoo or a Kangaroo or a Koala or a Butterfly.

This was the gift bag and card I created to go with the Mini Album.
At the end of her visit, I also gave her a pocket album full of photos - so she had plenty of photos to choose from to add to her Mini!

Have a great day!