Published April 16, 2014
Dates: 2-29 April 2014
Each Wednesday in April, we’ll be bringing you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check back each week to see what’s on sale and let your customers know to take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!
The Deals (16-22 April)
Floral District Photobook Template – Digital Download
Merry Minis Punch Pack
Naturals Designer Buttons
Silver Glass Glitter
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
Timber Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel
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Have a great day.
Published April 14, 2014
Tags: bring on the cake, burlap, doily die, En Francais, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Scallop flower die, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, stampin up, Victoria Lace Ribbon, vintage brads
Good morning, today I am sharing a card I made to go with Julia’s candle that I shared yesterday. My ladies also made this card last month for card class. If you can’t tell I have had a lot of fun with the scallop flower die lately. It has so many different uses. This card had a lot of layers but went together beautifully. I am also having a lot of fun with the scallop tag topper punch. I have just finished a few tags that I am going to sell at my markets that I will share with you soon.
This is the card with the envelope:
Inside the card, I kept it very simple:
A close up of the tag on the front:
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.
Good morning, hope your weekend is going well, if our plans worked and the weather is good for us I should be up in the air in a hot air balloon this morning while you are receiving this.
Today’s post is very similar to yesterday but on a larger scale. I made this candle for a very dear friend’s birthday. Julia Leece is a very talented lady with craft so I hope it was up to her standards. Julia loves black and white so the same design fitted well for her. This candle is about three times the size of the last one. I have designed the base slightly different for this one, as I had to use a bread and butter plate for the base. I have cut out a large circle but as you know these plates are not flat so I cut out the centre of the circle too and then glued it to the plate. The candle and roses hide that the middle is missing. I have placed the roses a lot more tightly together so you cant see between them.
Good morning, today is going to a busy day for our house hold, but then again Saturdays always are, lol.
For today’s post I have a cute candle I have made for the Auckland extravaganza as my second door prize, if you missed the first one it’s on the post before this one.
I have used a small candle for this one and wrapped it in a retired C/S to decorate the actual candle.I have then put that to a side and started on the base. I have die cut the largest circle die from our framelits which is the scallop one and stamped and sponged on it. I have stuck it to the plate using sticky strip. Using a hot glue gun stuck the candle to the center of the plate. Before you stick on your flowers wrap your ribbon around and make your bow. I have made the flowers using the Scallop flower die and real red C/S. These are very easy to make and look fantastic. I have hot glued the roses to the candle. I have also made a larger one that I will share with you tomorrow.
Side view showing the roses and ribbon:
Back view of just the roses:
Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend.
Good morning, I have spent the morning baking today, I have made a large batch of a gourmet chocolate cake recipe, now I know its a large batch as I had to mix it together in my stock pot, it would not fit into any of my bowls. I have turned most of it into muffins and the last part into a cake. Not sure how the muffins will turn out as this recipe is more of a dessert cake, but we will see. I will make a butter cream icing later today to pipe on top. One lot is for my friends baby shower, another lot for team training tomorrow and the last lot will go to Hamilton with us tomorrow afternoon.
Now for today’s post I have a few pics to show you of a cute lolly pop container I made for our Auckland extravaganza the other week. I made this for a door prize and the lady who won it was stoked, she loved it.
I started with a clear container and stamped on Soft Suede C/S with soft Suede ink using the Hard wood stamp. I just love this stamp, fingers crossed it comes back in the main catty in July. I then wrapped it around the container and also added a strip at the top and bottom but going in the other direction. This idea would be great for Easter. Using florist foam I cut a small piece and stuck it inside the container for my sticks to poke into. For the Lolly pops I wrapped a Scallop Flower around them, Start at the bottom, for this I have punched a hole in the last piece and poked that up the stick and used a glue dot to stick it down, I then wrapped the die. Finish with a flower die to create the leaves at the bottom. I have placed 9 pops in this container.
A side view at the pops:
And a top view of the pops:
Thank you for stopping by. I have another door prize to share with you tomorrow.
Published April 9, 2014
Good morning, today I would love to share with you a hot air balloon birthday card I made for my mother in law’s birthday last month. for her birthday she wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride so I thought it fitting to make a card to match. I found this card on a google search and I am really sorry I didn’t take note of the designer.
There was a lot of detail in this one, and a lot of brayering. the sky is brayered to give the light to dark effect, but the balloons are sponged from the outside in to also give the light to dark effect. I have used my markers to colour in the trees, then stamped the same image three times without re-inking the stamp.
here is a close up of the balloons, as you can see I have made them 3-D by folding them in half, then gluing them together:
This is another angle of how they look with fully popped out:
Its nearly Friday, doing the happy dance, we have our Auckland extravaganza this weekend.