Sunday, 27 May 2012

White "vase" made from card

I've been really busy lately making lots of paper flowers for our Craft group's display for the Jubilee Flower Festival next weekend and I was given the task of making a "vase" to display everyone's work in.  Well - seeing as we are a papercrafting group, I thought I'd make one from card and this is how it turned out.
I really like the embossing which was done with a Craft Concepts folder called Blooming Season but I'm even more impressed with the fact that the sides all matched up when I put it together.  I'm not the best at designing things but I couldn't find a template anywhere so had to start from scratch.  Just hope nobody decides to put any water into it!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Ooh La La!

Made this tag for a French-themed swap with my crafting buddies. 

I used stamped tissue for the background then made the little banner and added lots of bits and pieces.  I love the lace which was handmade in Nottingham but a little bit goes a long way!  Thanks for all your lovely comments on my efforts - I really appreciate it. x

I've ordered some Christy Tomlinson "she-art" stuff from the US and can't wait to get messy with it.  She has such confidence - wish I could just go for it like she does but it takes me so long to decide what to do!  As someone once said: "I thought I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!" LOL

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Paper roses with leaves!

Oh, we love these!  My sister in law has been staying for a few days and we've had a great time crafting.  We made paper roses and then spotted this leaf tutorial from the very talented Clare here  and we were smitten.  Here's the results which we are both very pleased with.  Just hope we can remember which ones belong to who LOL.