Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Anything but a card with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.

Our theme for the next fortnight is Anything but a card.

As I usually make cards I had to have a think about this one...

I decided to make a gift bag to put some choccies in for Easter...

I started with an A4 sheet of paper. It's a fleshy colour with a linen texture. I folded the gift bag using a method I saw on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago. I did it from memory but there are lots of tutorials online. I then added a rectangle of patterned backing paper then created the bunny from various circles and ovals cut using dies. I made the teeth freehand, finishing off with googly eyes and a bow...

I stamped the sentiment onto some spotty paper and placed it below the bunny.
I then had to decide how to close the bag. I chose to cut a scalloped circle, which I folded in half and glued to the back of the bag so that it folded over the front. It's then held together with a tiny peg. I have loads of these and have been wondering what to do with them...
I guess I'll have to make another one now...I've got 2 daughters...

I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and have a look at the awesome inspiration from my very talented team mates. Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting.
Helen x

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A Spring Birthday

Hi everyone,

I'm here to share a card I've made for a friend. I wanted to enter the latest House Mouse Challenge 

I printed a topper and matching backing paper from the House Mouse triple cd. I had to do this just by accessing the files directly from the cd as I haven't got Parallels installed on my Mac yet. Must get the hubby to do that for me... I made the base card using a sheet of glossy light blue card which has been in my stash for years. I then added a Spring edge die cut (Tattered Lace) and the backing paper. I covered the join between the two using two different blue ribbons. The topper has been mounted on an angle using foam pads. I've finished off with a couple of fancy corners on the topper. These are actually from the Spellbinder Frosty Forms Christmas dies. I've added a pearl to the centre of each. 

I added a white deckle edged insert to hide the ends of the ribbon.

I would also like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for looking. I hope to see you again soon.
Happy crafting.
Helen xx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Make it green for Sparkles Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone.

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Our theme for this month is Make it green. Don't forget it must be a Christmas project.

Here's my little piece of inspiration...

I've used die cut holly leaves to form a wreath, adding a few berries and bows. I've also added some branches using a Martha Stewart punch, finishing off with a green doily. I printed the backing paper from a cd but can't for the life of me remember which one, sorry.

We have two fab sponsors this month...

With a $10 voucher for 1 winner


With a $25 voucher for 1 winner.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll join us, it's never too early to start those Christmas cards.

Happy crafting
Helen x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Tractor panorama

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I wanted to show you the panorama card I've been playing about with. My hubby bought me the panorama dies from Tattered Lace and I love them. I also spotted that Joanna Sheen has brought out a tractor die, and seeing as hubby loves tractors I just had to get it...hehe any excuse to buy dies, lol.

I cut the tractor a few times and pieced it together. Originally the nearest of the two hills was in the same green as the tractor so I just changed that by remaking that panel with a lighter green. The old panel could easily be removed using the tabs at the side.

I really enjoyed making this.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope I'll see you again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

House Mouse Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I'd like to share a card I've made for my hubby's boss and his wife. 
Today is their 1st wedding anniversary. 

The image is from the House Mouse Triple CD, matted with black card.
I've used various shades of card from the Papermania Textured cardstock A5 pack.
The sentiment is computer generated and has been cut using a Tonic die set. 
The flourishes were cut using a die which was free with a mag at some point.
The hearts were cut using a Tattered Lace die.
I added some lace to the base later before adding the tag using foam pads.
I also added a small flower and 3 self adhesive pearls to the tag.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope I'll see you again soon.
Helen x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Anything green with Ruby's Rainbow

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

First of all I have to say thank you to my gorgeous husband Ted for the awesome Valentine's present. He sneaked off upstairs and ordered me both sets of Tattered Lace Panorama dies when he saw me watching them on Create and Craft one evening.....Wow!! lucky am I? Well and truly spoiled. I've used the dies to make my design piece for this fortnight's Ruby's Rainbow Challenge, which is Anything Green.

I've made a square one incorporating the following dies and papers:-
Tattered Lace - Panorama Set 1
          - Squares
                                           - Decorative and plain circles
                                       - Panorama Grass Medium
                                                        - Kaleidoscope Corner (with mag 14)
                       - Curved Banner
                                          Tonic - Mariposa Petals (Create and Craft Member's gift)

Forever Friends Kraft Notes 6x6
DCWV Text prints paper stack 6x6

The decorative purple die cuts have been cut from glitter card. I also cut an extra Kaleidoscope corner and snipped out the small flowers for the centres of the flowers at either side of the banner. Here's a few more piccies...

I loved making this so you'll be seeing a lot more of these over the next few months.

I hope you'll pop over to the challenge and join us.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you all again soon.
Happy crafting
Helen xx