mmmm, now this picture (taken by the Rubbah Elf I hasten to add) just does not do justice to how shiney the embossed circles are, or how beautifully irridescent the fish are in real life….. it’s all really 3-d, but again it most definitely has not come through – this is destined for a Birthday Boy tomorrow, so I am not sure if I can bet a better shot, but will give it a go.
Hippity hopping around is much better, but I am still in loads of pain – this bit of crafting has made me feel way better though.
EDITED TO ADD: Nope try as I might I can’t capture just how this shines in reality – soz about that.
as Toodles and Binks are now going to be sponsoring the challenge on a regular basis, and this week was our first week, I just had to take part, as for the last two weeks I’ve got as far as actually colouring in something, and then not having time to come through!
I decided I would use Chickadee (RRP-010), and make a small Easter Card for the Inlaws.
I used my large shaped label nestie as the basis for the card (but just staying short of the top, so you end up with a folded card) and then cut out the same shape again in pattern paper and lined it up just at the bottom. I will try and do a quick tutorial of that in the week if I can.
Just a quick tag, courtesy of Marks & Spencer – I raced in yesterday to grab a few bits and pieces (as Tooldes is staying with her Grandpartents for a week, and I am away on non T&B business).
M&S have now started to use a lot thick cardboard tags, and thread instead of yucky plastic ones, and the tage was just too nice and thick to throw away, so I altered it to hang on Toodles Easter present for next week.
Cut two small pieces of Amy Butler pattern paper just large enough to cover the pre-printed product details on both of the tags, but leaving some of the lovely pre-printed scroll work on the top and edges of the back. Run the Gingerbread ink pad around the edges and adhere.
Layer up the brown and yellow silk flowers, hold together with a brad, and adhere at bottom righthand side at the front.
Tie a piece of pale green silk ribbon around the tag, and secure in a knot at the front.
Cut of the middle tag from the nested tag dies in white cardstock.
Stamp the “Easter Wishes” from the Chickadee stamp in Old Olive Ink, edge the tag with Pretty in Pink Ink
Cover the tag with versamark ink, and sprinkle on some SU Heat’n’stick powder, heat with heat gun until it melts, then sprinkle on some of the SU Crystal Glitter, shake off the excess and heat again to set.
Adhere the tag with 3-d foam pads just above the flower at an angle (adding a small gold brad).
Tie the pink fringed ribbon through the tag hole, but leave the lovely silk thread that was tied to the garment in place.
I didn’t have the Yellow that was requested in the challenge, so I used the closest that I had to it……..
Y17 – Golden Yellow
V06 – Lavender
BG13 – Mint Green
and then added to that:
YE31 – Brick Beige
YR14 – Caramel
E41 Pearl White
C1 – Cool Grey 1
Sakura Silver Gelly roll for centre flowers and Crystal Art Inst Glitter with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
I wanted to go sublte for this one, so I coloured the centres of the flowers with the Mint Green, and then did one pass of the yellow on the petals, added spots of violet to the petals, and went over again with yellow to blend it together ….. I had some of the beautiful mottled pansies in mind that are in our garden at the moment. Then I went over the leaves and stalks with mint green, and filled in the centre with the peal white. As usual all around the outside with cool grey 1. The ribbon was coloured in the violet.
I first of all just coloured the centres with the silver sakura gelly roll, but it was a bit flat, so in the end I used my fail safe of white PM pearls here and there and coloured then with the mint green – just having plain pearls and colouring always means I can co-ordinate (it works on ribbon too), and just then used the Quickie Glue pen on the few remaining centres and the ribbon on the pot – it gives gives a bit more texture.
The card blank is a tiny one from SU (I got lots of them in a goodie bag last year), and so this has given me an idea, I’m going to start doing more cards this size and then bundle them up as gifts packs in holders for Xmas. The stamp set is SU Garden Playtime, and I’ve had it probably since last summer (bought it from Caz), and never used it.
I thought I had quite a few colours, but it’s clear that I am going to need more to keep up, and Stamp Galaxy/Toodles and Binks have been thinking about becoming Copic Distributors, so would anyone be interested in pre-ordering sets or single colours if we did?
PS: Uggghh, I’ve just realised that the cardstock looks really blue in the picture, when it’s actually a bright peakcock green colour.
A lot of crafters are now decorating the backs and insides of the cards, and this is my first (poor) attempt at it, but the insert gallery option is playing up, so I’m giving up and not showing that!!!!
My friend Kit sent me a lovely tutorial for a money holder, and I quickly made to (not quite the same as hers – as I am rubbish it seems at following exact instructions!), this evening for the two of our Godchildren.
I still have tons of wrapping, gift boxes and the main food shopping to do, I ticked a bit off today, but can’t get up much enthusiasm…… that is apart from a bit of Retail Therapy…… I bought a nice small tote for my COPIC markers on line. My COPIC folders are now completely full up, and I have some markers kicking around on the desk, so I needed something more – especially as I think I may have more colours coming on Christmas Day.
The tote is a yummy chocolate brown with soft pink dots – and the markers will sit just below the top of it, and as it has dividers they shouldn’t fall all over the place – it can then (with a bit of tidying and re-gigging) sit on my desk. I can then use the COPIC folders for travelling.