Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Post-it Note Holders

Hello...I'm having a bit of a thing on Post-it Note Holders at present. I think everyone I know will be getting these for pressies :) They are so quick & easy to make. I made the first couple by hand then came across a cutting file by NELDA on the Make The Cut forum, to use with my trusty KNK Maxx. Speeds the process up no-end :) If you'd like the file please go and visit Nelda's blog. While you're there have a good look around...Nelda is very talented with her cutter!

Here are a couple of the holders I've made so far:

The top one was made for Helen, to go with her birthday card and calendar in my earlier posts. CS and DP is all SU. The birdie is from the PTI Button stamp set and I've used a button from my sewing stash for the body. The birdie's eye is a little black Kaiser rhinestone.

The bottom holder was made for Helen's daughter and is made with SU Rose Red CS and Kaiser DP from one of the 6" paper pads. The scallop circles were cut with Maxx in Rose Red and Whisper White CS. The centre is a die cut from the same 6" pad. Mini gel pens complete the holders.

These holders were cut by hand...more to follow soon from Nelda's file :)  I altered the pen holder section a little...raised it up higher on the side and made it wider.

I'm entering these in the following challenge:

Anything But a Card Challenge #4

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is where I fell asleep.....

No, not me...my granddaughters when they get these lol

Hello everyone...This is my first project as a member of The Squirrel & The Fox Design Team. Our challenge this fortnight is to "USE A RIBBON" I think my interpretation is a bit outside the box, so I hope the girls still want to keep me when they see this! :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is the lovely Saffie from The Digi Garden. You really NEED to go check out her designs, they are sooooo cute...and you all know by now what a sucker I am for cute!!

I made these little bookmarks for my two youngest granddaughters, Kate & Amy. They are only 13 months apart in age, so it's a lot like having twins in the family. You daren't do something, or give, to one and not the other...doesn't go down well at all!!! Kate is a blonde-haired little purple princess and Amy is a brown-haired little pink terror lol I'm going to put these with the little crocheted bags I've made them for Christmas. They both love their books so I'm hoping these will be well received...you just never know with kids :)

The very cute image is called Ursula's bedtime Stories and has been printed on to X-Press It blending card (my fave colouring medium) and coloured with Copics. I've used specialty DP from Best Creations Inc. for the backing & the tags. The hair bows have been finished with a clear Spica pen and the bunny slippers are done with Frosted Lace Stickles...so they look fluffy and sparkly all at once :) The edges of the image panel are inked with SU Perfect Plum & Regal Rose.

Please go and visit my teamies blogs to see their gorgeous creations...the links are all on my sidebar.

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Exciting news!

Hello everyone,

I'm very excited here...doing the Happy Dance with a big smile on my face :)

I received a lovely surprise in my inbox yesterday....from Linda over at The Squirrel & The Fox Challenges.....an invitation to join their Design Team. Of course, I said "yes" :)...so... I'M ONE OF THE NEW TEAMIES!!!!!!!!  YAY

Our challenges are run fortnightly and there are lots of fabulous sponsors, offering great prizes to be won. I hope I'll see you over there soon.

I'm off to start on my first challenge project :).................see you soon!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tea for Two

Hello...I'm really enjoying the lull in-between our busy work schedule. It's given me a little play time :)
Today I decided to make up a little project I've had in mind for quite some time...bought the cut file for this aaaaages ago and haven't used it...today was the day :)

This is a little pouch that holds two teabags. I thought it was soooo cute when I saw it, I just had to get it! I couldn't resist those cute little teacups and teapot lol The file comes from Paperthreads and is a Just Laury design.

This was a lot of fun to make...I'll definitely be making more! The body of the pouch is Kaiser DP. The teapot, cups & inside printed panel have been cut from Graphic 45 DP and the other pieces are cut from SU Very Vanilla. It was really quick & easy to make :) I sponged the edges of all the pieces (except the main body piece) with SU Creamy Caramel, which is, sadly, a retired colour...I love that colour! The sentiments are both SU.

I've popped two Earl Grey teabags inside.

There's not even any colouring on this project :) Well, not if you discount the tiny bit of pencil shading on the crockery lol

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Make the Cut Designer Challenge - Use a Paperthreads file
The Paper Players - Cup of Joy Challenge
Anything But a Card - Challenge #3

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Creative Calendars

Hello...I seem to be on a bit of a roll with my projects lately :) I've made a really quick & easy little desk calendar to showcase today. Anyone who follows my blog will know how much I love 3D projects and when I find something that's quick & easy to make, I tend to have a bit of a run on it!!

I got the idea for this little calendar while making tent table numbers for a wedding :) This one was made to match Helen's birthday card from my last post.

Card stock & DP is all SU, except for the image which has been printed onto X-Press It blending card. The little calendar pad is from our local craft shop, Regal Press.

The cute digi is one of the Swiss Pixies from All That Scraps and she's been coloured with Copics, fussy cut, then popped up on foam dots. I've highlighted with Stickles and a little rhinestone in her flower. The stamped sentiment is a PTI stamp.

As I said above, it's really, really, really quick & easy to make...especially if you don't colour an image to decorate it lol  Border DP is a great way to decorate and gives a great effect. Following is a pic of a few calendars I made earlier in the year, as part of a demo I presented at Regal Press...

My favourite is, of course, the cute little owl calendar...bet you couldn't have guessed that lol

If anyone is interested, I'll do a tutorial on how to make these. Just leave a comment and mention the tute and I'll see what I can do :)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Challenge #3

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)


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