Friday 20 December 2013

Apron Project in a Canister

Hello Everyone! Today I just have a little something to show you.  I made this gift in a canister for my daughter's birthday today.  I made up a kit for her to sew one of those new fancy aprons with.  It wouldn't fit in a mason jar so I pulled out a canister that I had that was new and awaiting a job.  So now it's her new sewing stash container.  I rolled up the fabric and tucked the other accessories around the edges.  Then I tucked a small container of skittles in the centre of the fabric so she'd have a sweet treat to snack on while she worked. :)  I had all kinds of ideas for the lid, but this seemed to be what stuck...and stuck it is since I hot glued it in place!  I used a doily that I bought at the dollar store and a few of my handmade crochet flowers that I added pearls and leaves to.  Then I picked a piece of lace that she has been eyeing in my craft room and stuck it around the rim of the lid.  It's simple but she loved it and I hope she makes lots of good use out of it!  and the apron since she's wonderful in the kitchen!

Sunday 15 December 2013

Rolled Paper Art Landscape

Hello! Today I have something a bit different to share with you.  It's an art project that I'm going to be leading the older homeschool kids in this coming week. It's called rolled paper art and is akin to quilling (of which I haven't tried my hand at yet)  I decided to do up a tangible demo for the kids to see what they are going to be working towards.  It took me a lot longer than I thought, although I did have many interruptions along the way!  At one point my son said "Mom, stop being crafty and just read to me." So I did.  I have created a landscape in the frame....can you see it?  The water and the mountain, the trees and the sun with it's rays stretching out into the sunset.  

I am just so delighted with how it turned out and I'm very eager to see what the kids come up with.  They'll each have a small frame (a bit smaller than mine) and the sky is the limit as to what they want to create.  

I took a few different angles of the frame to help also show the 3d effect of the different sizes of the rolls that make up the picture.  

Thanks for dropping by! I had a lot of fun creating this....something new and I would love to create more sometime!  Have a beautiful day....and if you have some time on your hands, perhaps you could try paper rolling!

Thursday 12 December 2013

Snowflakes are Falling

Good Morning Friends! How are all of you?  Today I want to share a card with you that I've created for the Card Crafter's Circle Gold challenge.  I've used this sweet snowglobe girl digi designed by Sara Sherlock (who's one of our fabulous designers at CCC).  Sara is putting up the prize for this week and it's quite a treasure!
I've used a pre-cut frame with gold lacing though it, layered it over some glittered sticker paper.  I then added some wonderful snowflake corners and a sentiment by Tina Wenke.

Oh, and I wanted to share a couple of pics of the snowfall that we've seen the last couple of days.   More than we're used to all at once and so this morning school lesson for the girls it to shovel with their Dad! :)  I've been frustrated with some lung issues lately, but I am glad that it prevents me from having to be out shovelling! :)

I have also made a card using Sara's Say Oui image and some papers by mind's eye and a scrap of gold with some homemade bakers twine.

So now for you! We'd love to see your gold creations! Just pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle to join in and see the wonderful inspiration from the design team!

Thursday 5 December 2013

Three Cheers!

Hello! It's time for another challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle and it's all about Celebrations this week!  I've used this wonderful Three Cheers image from The Doodle Garden who is our sponsor this week.  You can check out the Etsy Store HERE!

I used some fun papers by Recollections and a metal clip and rhinestone.  I used my spectrum noirs to colour her dress and tried to do a bit of shading....I need lots of practice! She's just so cute and the sentiment is from my stash.
Have a wonderful day and we'd love for you to share your celebrations cards with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Bag-a-lope For You

Hi Friends! I have this cute little gift bag to share with you.  A sweet friend of mine Vicki from Stamped Smiles just posted a tutorial on how to make a gift bag from an envelope and I just had to try it out.  I needed one quickly so I thought now would be the time! So mine is very simple. I used a pre-coloured tag that I had printed out in my stash.  I can't remember where it was from, so if you know please let me know so I can give them credit. Thanks.  Then I stamped the sentiment on it, matted it and stuck it on. :)  I looked though my ribbon and couldn't find what I wanted, so I used a piece of crocheted ribbon instead that I stapled on to the sides.  It was very quick and simple and I'm sure I'll be doing more in the future! Have a great day and do pop by Vicki's to check out her incredible talent!