Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas decorations

Christmas is less then a week away and there is still so much to do.   This is my Granddaughters first Christmas and her pile of gifts is growing.  It is lovely to have young children in the family again.  Its not the same once they grow up.  Still a few thing to make for neighbours and I came across this download I brought last year,  it is such an easy quick gift to make.  

It is by a designer called Sandy Burchell and I have a couple of neighbours who will love it.

I am also trying my hand at knitting socks using four needles, almost finished them and will post a photo.

Happy crafting


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Carousel Christmas card

I love this carousel card and it folds flat, well it's about 2cm thick when folded but you can put it in an envelope to send and to pack away for next year as it is one that will come out every year . 

There are five different sides and it was so easy to put together . 

Instead of cutting the back out in coloured card I cut it all in white and used a set of scrapbooking paper, all the same colour but different views.

I cut this card using a Cricut Air but it is sold in many different files for different machines cricut, scanncut, svg, studio.  It is another one from SVGHUT and I brought it Here

I am so pleased with this card it came together so well and so quickly.

Happy crafting


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Romany Caravan gift boxes

I  love giving small presents and vouchers in handmade gift boxes.  Vouchers/gift cards in with some chocolates in a small box seem so much nicer then just a voucher/gift card on its own.  Here are two lovely Christmas Romany caravan gift boxes that you can add some wrapped chocolate and a gift card or a small present. 

One in bright Christmas colours.  You can buy the  Ho Ho Ho Wagon gift box to print and make here

and there is one in softer Christmas colours, you can buy the Holiday Charm Wagon to print and make file here

I have also made the Violet Wagon to give to friends on their birthdays.

Happy crafting


Monday, 17 October 2016

Halloween and a new blanket

The weather has suddenly changed and it is getting cold now.  Time to start a new blanket.  I've picked some colours for my new blanket.  I think I will call this my Heather one, the colours remind me of heather.

I'll keep you updated as I crochet it.  

I tried one of the Make it Now projects from Cricut Access.  One for Halloween.  Was all going well until I looked at it the next day.  Even though I used 300gsm Adorable Scorable  from Hunkydory you can see where I glued the top layer on the left hand side.  I think I will have to cut another top layer and see if I can fix it.

I do love these frame pictures and there are more Halloween ones to make.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 23 September 2016

Football Dad

I found some images I had stamped/ printed.  This one is a digi stamp from the Crafters Companion Angelica and Adam double CD rom.   I coloured the image with Copic pens and die cut it with a Spellbinders die.  I cannot remember who made the Dad stamp but I stamped it onto some printed paper.  I layered some football backing paper onto a white card blank then added the stamped pieces.

Card receipe 

Adam digi stamp from Crafters Companion 
Copic pens
Dad word stamp
Football backing paper

I will be entering this card into the following chalenges 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Halloween Treat Box

I created this Halloween Treat Box in Cricut Design Space using their Happy Hauntings cartridge, which is part of the Access subscription if you have it.  Halloween is becoming more popular over here and it is nice to give the sweets in a Halloween box.  If you have Design Space you can click  Here  to go the the Project Primrose website and access the file to make the Halloween box.  You will need the Access subscription or the Happy Hauntings cartridge linked to DS to use it.

If you use the file I uploaded you will find the tombstone, bat and cat have been resized so they fit onto the box.

Happy Crafting


Festive Pop Up card

This card was made using a cutting file called Festive Pop Up card from  My SVGHut  This was the first time I had tried to use SVG files in Design Space.   I had the file a couple of weeks before I got up the courage to actually use it, silly I know.   But it was so easy, just upload the files and cut.  I will have to try this using some different colours of card.  I have some of their box cards and will have to try them soon as well.

 I have only just started to use Design Space and want to learn more about it.  I wish I had used Design Space before, I am learning so much and have designed a few things.  I will post links to them soon.

Happy Crafting