Tuesday, 25 October 2011

And Another One

I'm back again blogging friend with another card and matching box, I loved making the 1st one and decided to do a proper girly Christmas one this time.

Again I made the whole lot from scratch, including the card, which is 5.5" square and made from thick white papermill card, as is the box. The papers are fro my stash, but I seem to think they are from a Kate Knight pad that came as a freebie with a magazine, I love the pink and turquoise combo. 
Tilda was coloured with pro markers and I added stickles to the fur on her coat. the snowflake was stamped with a dew drop chalk ink pad in turquoise, and then stickles over the top.
I chose to use thin white satin ribbon to hang the 3 Christmas charms from instead of chain as I wanted this to be luxurious, and added a thicker turquoise ribbon to the white to make stripes across the snowflake paper.Its not very visable in the photo but down the right hand side of the snowflake paper, level with Tilda, I stamped the greeting 'have yourself a merry little Christmas' in memento London Fog ink, as I didnt want it to stand out but to be more of a shadow. i finished the card off with 3 bits of card candi.
The box I decorated with a thin strip of the pink paper and turquoise ribbon over the top, stuck diagonally across the top corner and a turquoise stamped snowflake in the opposite bottom corner.

I am very happy with this and its just how I wanted it to be.

Kate xxx

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My 1st Ever Card & Matching Box, Made From Scratch

Hiya blogging friends, I'm back messing with crafty things again and I've started making bigger projects and doing lots of different thing, and most of all enjoying it all again. So what have I made recently, well I got me a simply sassy stamp and I LOVE her, so I will have to get me more I thinks.

I decided even before I started this card that I was going to do it all from scratch, even the card base, which is what I did. I also made this totally different from my usual way of doing things, in that I chose the papers 1st before I coloured the stamp in, why didn't I do it that way to start with!!! its so much easier. So papers chosen, I coloured this little sweetie in with my promarkers (i only need 13 more to have the full set) and i think i am getting better with my blending, then i set about deciding where i wanted to place everything. Going for something different again, i decided the flowers would go on the right instead of my usual top left corner, so picked flowers in matching colours, and used an assortment of card candi,brads and flat backed pearls as my flower centres. I didn't have exactly the right shade of pink to make my matting layers from so I used plain white card and just coloured the edges with my promaker to match the darkest pink colour I had used on the image. The sentiment is a LOTV and was stamped with memento ink onto white card but it looked too bright, so I coloured it a pale yellow with promarkers. I thought the top left corner looked a little bare with just the sentiment so made a decorated pin with different sized beads all in a pinky colour.
So that's the card finished, now i wanted to make a box for it to go in, and here it is

Ok so its not blow you head off OTT decorated or anything but I made it and I am very proud of it. I brought myself a box maker board and an envelope maker board, so decided i had better start using them. It was so easy i dont know what i was worried about. I used the same think white card that i used as my card base, made the top and the bottom and then set about decorating the top. I used the spare piece of the more detailed backing paper, matted it onto white card I had again coloured the edge to match and found a large pale yellow fabric flower, stuck it in the centre of the lid and punched a little circle from the backing paper to make the flower centre.
Well what do you think? Im very happy with it and cant wait to use it for someone specials birthday.

Thats all from me for tonight, but I will be around in blogland much more from now on,

Kate xxx

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Monday, 17 October 2011

I'm Back With Fabby News

Hello all my blog-world pals, I know its been ages since I blogged but all that is going to change from now on. I have recently become a DT member for a fantastic new challenge blog thats starting very soon, and as a huge welcome to all the followers the blog has super-de-duper candy on offer :0)
If you want to be in with a chance to winning the candy, then pop over to
and check it out, its brill.

Ok so happy excited me had better get on with my craftyness so I have some new things to share with you.

Happy Crafting & Keep Blogging
Kate xxx