Monday, 12 March 2012

The Shabby Tea Room

If you are looking for a challenge or inspiration, check out The Shabby Tea Room blog. The challenges are fantastic and all the entries are beautiful, they always inspire me when I have scrappers block. And it's their second birthday so they are having giveaways and lots more on their blog!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Isn’t Jack a Pretty Boy?

Typo stationary shop is one of my favourite shops. It’s also a trap as the prices are really good so I am always buying something! A few weeks ago I was having a look around and I came across this gorgeous pretty Union Jack canvas. So my lovely Mum bought it for a house warming gift for me. It is proudly sitting on top of my desk at the moment, but I want to hang it on the wall eventually. I love gingham and spots, and I thought it was very cleaver how this has been designed. It is very eye catching!

Country Garden

I love this paper from Webster’s Pages, so much in fact that I have a few copies. But I love it so much I do not want to cut it up or cover it with photos (a problem I have with many pretty papers!). So I thought I would use it to cover a book so it is shown off to its best potential. I now have the book sitting on my desk on display.

Paper border punches are great for making paper lace, as I have done here using white cardstock.  Use much border punch a lot to make lace like this, so I was devastated when it broke (I’ve got no idea what I did to it, it must not like me anymore!). I’ve been unable to find another punch with a pattern I like, so I am mourning it’s loss big time.

Friday, 9 March 2012

March of birthdays…

There are a few birthdays in March so that means more card making! Here a two birthday cards I made, along with a bookmark for a gift. Bookmarks are so simple and fun to make and they are perfect little gifts for a special friend. They are a great way to use up scraps of paper that you cannot bear to throw out. Both cards are concertina style, which as you can probably tell I enjoy making.

I love the combination of bright purples and pinks with the orange in this one.

25 Silver Years

This March is my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. Nowadays reaching 25 years is an accomplishment, and they are still very much in love. So to celebrate I have made them a lovely vintage style easel card using the beautiful Madam Boutique papers from Kaisercraft. 

The big 8 0

Here is another accordion card, this time a little smaller. This one is for my Great Aunty’s 80th. I love the vintage look and thought it was very appropriate for the big 80th birthday.

Honor Lily

Recently my Aunty and Uncle had their first child, a beautiful baby girl. So for the past nine months I have been quite excited about buying baby scrapbook papers, but had to wait until the baby was born so I knew weather to get blue or pink. Anyways, here is the card I made my new cousin:

It’s an accordion card which is very easy to make. I used purple and a little green with the pink so it did not look to overly pink. I hope my new cousin likes it!!

Book of Cards

I’ll share this pretty cool project I saw in a craft magazine a while ago. It’s a card book. Each page is a brown paper bag folded in half and stapled together. The closed ends are then cut open. Each page is a month of the year, and the cards for the respective birthdays in that month can be stored in the brown paper bag pocket. I am quite pleased with how this turned out and it is very handy to store cards in, as well as remembering everyone’s birthday! The front cover is cardstock covered in flock paper with lace and rick-rack. A lovely blue ribbon ties the book closed.