Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Clam Shell box

This is the top of the box. I closed it with eyelets which I threaded ribbon through.

The side I embellished with flowers from the SU boho blossoms punch with an eyelet through. I did the eyelets last and should have done them before I put the flowers on the box. On the inside of the box I used another SU punch to scallop the inside box at the top and put in some sweet things.

This is a Clam shell box we did on Monday night at Crafters Anonymous.
This is a little different from another one I have also seen and slightly easier. I decided to embellish it with eyelets and got my centre wrong on one of them. I do like little boxes and this one is such a surprize.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Little Thank you gift bag

I wanted to say thank you to my boss. She generously allowed me to do a study day and worked on the ward so I could go. I wrote her a poem and made her this little box which I put in 4 little bags of multi coloured chocolate drops and 2 coffee bags.
the poem went like this:
To xxxxx
Thank you, doesn’t seem enough,
When you went through, all that stuff
Just so I could say,
“I’ve done a culture safety day”.

I heard you worked into the night,
Because the staffing was so tight,
And then came back at 3am to say,
I’ll help out until its day.

I’ve spent time and made you a gift
In the hope it will give you a lift,
And to let you know, I appreciate
All the trouble you went to, on that date.

Many thanks,

ATC's Less is more

How do you know when 'Less is More' I entered a challenge on CA Crafters Anonymous to swap ATC's. I made 10 and so I thought I would take pictures at each stage so if I wanted to replicate them again I would be able to see what I had done. Also, sometimes I find, I think the last stage I added should not have been added and I would have been happier without it. This has been a great exercise as although I will not replicate this again exactly I will colour this stamp again. The stamp I used was the flower from StampinUp "Happiness Shared" and is a beautful stamp and sentiment I recently purchased. If you like this stamp set I am a SU demonstrator and you can check out my StampinUp blog Oh So Many Crafts with this link. I am always happy to take orders or do workshops for those in the Tauranga area.

The ATC's finished including the glitter. You can also see the chalked background on the one on the right more as there is a shadow on the card.

I started with yellow on the rose thinking to highlight the lighter areas then green on the leaves.

I added a darker green to the veins on the leaves and really liked this look.

I added the pink and then the darker pink in the shadows

then I added regal rose. it was a bit darker than I had thought and I wondered about this step

But I went to sleep on it and decided that I should ink the background but decided to chalk the background with a very pale blue chalk. this makes a huge difference when you see them.
Then I added the glitter and that was the pic I started with.
Thanks for looking, give it a go.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tia online class. Box of bugs & kisses

Over at crafters anonymous we have an on line class on Mondays and this is what I made at tonights class. There are some awesome boxes and really pretty ones. I just felt a bit bugged tonight. This is from the SU stamp set bugs and kisses.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rolled paper broach

Crafters Anonymous has a competition to create a 3D Project (or something 3D), meeting the requirements of something that reminds you of your favourite childhood toy!!! Well maybe not a toy but as a child I played with paper creating things so I thought I would reinact my childhood and without any machines stamps or inks create a broach. It is made solely of rolled paper (and I cheated as I used SU punches to get my shapes to roll, I use to have to cut the shapes) this is some left over scraps from the christmas DSP. A Clasp is on the back and eventually it will be covered with Crystal efects to protect it something we have now that I didn't have then.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Punch Art Koalas

I did Anne Brignals punch art class last Monday and this is what I came up with. Isn't it amazing what you can do with circles.

A Memorial Page for Ebony

for my adorable puss.
the title is done with a cricut the rest is SU

Travel pack

This is a box and card for someone about to travel. The box ix big enough to put stuff like mini shampoo, conditioner, handsoap and body wash in so it is a very handy gift. I made this at Stamp Camp this last weekend and I love the sponging techniques and the spritz techniques. The Stamp is from SU.

Valentines treats

This is a yummy little Valentines treat we made at the weekend of Stamp Camp. using the colour the srtamp with markers technique and putting goodies in a cello bag. The bags were a bit long but rather than cut them down I tucked it in one more fold.

Double step album

This is the front of the double step card album we made at Stamp Camp. the outside bug-butterfly is made from punch art.

the inside has 3 larger areas you can put pics on and heaps of smaller areas. I am going to remove the bug from the front and make this into another album but you will have to wait till I get the pics done.

The amazing thing with this album is that the 3 larger areas have journaling blocks behind them in pockets and these will be put to good use in this album.

Easter Blooms

This is a truely beautiful card. There are many techniques in it. Sponging on an embossed background, spritz in gold, faux stitching, and colouring with blender pens. Also the die cuts from the SU butterfly emboss and die cuts. There are also very tiny pearls on the centres of some of the flowers. The punch edge looks lovely under the card strip with the ribbon. Also if you look closely you will see we have punched out a sentiment in clear perspect and have stamped it and tucked it in at the top.

Stationary Set

This is the Pizza box type stationary box we made and in it went:-

All this stuff. A note book

Push pins and a little box to keep them in. the tops were made with crystal effects.

Paper clips with tops done again with crystal effects and bling, an eraser wrapped in DSP. You can see I have used mine already.

and lastly mini bulldog clips wrapped in DSP.

What a wonderful gift this would make for someone.