Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #19 - Making Flowers out of Hearts & Fabulous Flower Challenge

Morning everyone!

Well, its Tuesday, which can only mean one thing...its Top Tip Tuesday time!!  This week I have done a tutorial on How to Make Flowers out of Hearts.  Its a really easy to follow tutorial, so make sure that you pop over and take a look!

Here is the card I made using the flowers from the tutorial:

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers #38 - Flowers
The Crafty Pad #105 - Girlie
Paper Sundaes #53 - Distressing - on my flowers and edges of the square paper
OLLCB #72 - 3 of a kind - 3 flowers!
Simon Says - BINGO! - I've gone for Punch / Flowers / Gems
Kaboodle Doodles #51 - Bling it Up

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Love Is....

Evening all!

Thought I had better get a move on with the Valentines Day cards, seems like everyone wants me to make one this year!

This heart started out as a plywood heart I found in a teachers shop, so inked it and doubled embossed it - I'm loving its shiny shiny-ness!

On the front it says 'Love Is..' then on the inside I have put '4 ever' - nice and simple!

Recipe: red Bazzill Basics card, plywood hearts, 'Red Tinsel' embossing powder, 'Scarlet' Cat Eye ink, Dynamo sentiment, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Belli Challenge #109 - Letter P - My 'P' is for the Plywood heart
For Fun Challenges - Glitter - there is glitter on my embossing heart
Aud Sentiment #20 - Love theme sentiment - My sentiment is 'Love is....4 ever'

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Name Day Card

Hi all

Well, I was asked to do a card for my Greek friend whose husbands Name Day is on Thursday.  Manly with his name on is what she wanted!

I had never done a name day card before so that was good to get a new kind of request!

After getting the tip from Top Tip Tuesday about using chipboard pieces that you get in packs, in colours you never use, and re-covering them, I decided to that with the star and the tag.  I put a few layers of embossing powder on them and quite like how they turned out.  With the star, after I did 3 layers of black, I then dipped it in silver.  I had never done that before so quite like how it turned out.

The white cord is something that I have had in my drawers for years...I remember getting it from Ikea but never knowing what to do with it.   I also used another tip left on Top Tip Tuesday, about putting card on the back of paper if you wrap stuff around it so that it doesn't tear - what a fab tip!!

Recipe: Papermania tag and star, cord from Ikea, DCWV Black & White pad, buttons from Satwa

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad #104 - Something New - new buttons & new techniques
Dutch Dare #95 - All Stitched Up - Mine is faux stitching around the card and on the buttons

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Top Tip Tuesday #18 - All Sentiment Challenge

 Morning all!

What a wonderful week we had last week at Top Tip Tuesday - did you manage to stop by?

This week, the fabulous Carol has created a tutorial on making a WordArt Book - its amazing!!  Therefore, our challenge this week is:

All Sentimental

You must use a sentiment on your creation - this can be anything, Happy Birthday, Thank You, etc etc!  Go and stop by and see what the TTT Team No. 1 has created!

We are also starting, from this week, to choose a Top 3 as well!

Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Very Easy Card

Morning all

So, I have to hold my hands up to being completely pants with my New Years resolution of posting a new card every other day...in my defense, I've had a cold/tummy bug you name it, I've had it and haven't crafted for chuffin' ages!!

I will do better, I promise!

Anyway, today I want to show you a really really simple card I have made with a handmade flower on it that I have made into a brooch so that my friend can wear it!

Recipe: ribbon from gift, 12x12 paper from stash, Making Memories chipboard pieces, button from stash.

I have had these chipboard pieces for years, and they are never the right colour so I turned them over and coloured them myself and added the stitching detail.  The ribbon flower is my favourite thing to make...so easy but looks so amazing.  I shall be doing a tutorial on this in the future on my challenge blog Top Tip Tuesday.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge #85 - Moving Components - the brooch moves and comes off the card!!
4 Crafty Chicks - Show us some metal - the metal pin on the back of the brooch
Dutch Date #95 - All Stitched Up - real stitching on the ribbon, and faux stitching on chipboard and button

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Hi all

As a celebration to the fabulous new team over at Top Tip Tuesday, I have chosen our very last


to celebrate everyones individuality and craftiness....so hope you can join in!

I made a card for my friend's birthday usng ribbon flowers that I hadn't made before..what do you think?

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Challenge #124 - Something New - New ribbon and new technique
Pollycraft #75 - New Things - New ribbon & new technique
Pixie Dust Studio #56 - Tie it up with ribbon - I have used 2 different types of ribbon (and some lace!!)
Moving along with the Times #80 - Ring in the old ring in the new - Old is the chipboard shapes, new is the ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #146 - Out with the old - old is my chipboard shapes..had them nearly 2 years!
Delicious Doodles #7 - New - new technique & new ribbon!
Paper Issues - New - new technique and new ribbon
Rainbow Ladys Challenge #134 - Its all new to me - new technique and new ribbon
Reasonable Ribbon #15 - Something New plus Ribbon - new technique & ribbon & lace
Sparkles Forum Challenge #2 - New Things - new technique and new ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs #76 - Go dotty - I've gone dotty with my pearls!
Card Makin' Mamas #12 - Girls wanna have fun  - nice and girlie birthday card!

Thank you all for stopping by and hope to see you at Top Tip Tuesday!

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #16 - Altered Tin & Metal Mickey Challenge

Morning everyone!

Hope you are having a lovely start to 2011!!

This week over at Top Tip Tuesday the very talented Moriah has created the tip on how to do an altered tin.  The challenge this week therefore is:

Metal Mickey - get some metal (brads, robots etc), on your card!

Here is my tin...I had first thought of using a baked bean tin, but when I was washing it out, I sliced down both sides of my hand...needless to say that went into the bin (along with a few swear words..), and I used this cute litte tin I found yesterday in a local shop.

This is a little thank you gift to my friend, who had us over for a fabulous party next week...I am going to fill it with something but not sure what yet...!

Recipe: lace from my friend Sally, ribbon from stash, DRS swirl image, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

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