Monday, 16 January 2012

Tips & Technique- Glitter Flowers

I came across the latest Prima "Metalique" Flowers coming to Cha this year & thought I would give them a go. Don't throw away your glitter gift bags you get for christmas & birthdays' recycle them into pretty flowers for your scrapbook pages & cards .
Here's How:-
Step 1.
Cut open your gift bag
Step 2.
Draw 3 or 4 different size flowers on the opposite side

Step 3.
Cut them out
Step 4.
Scrunch them up under running water(water distressing) & dry with a heat embossed tool or under the sun

Step 5.
Assemble your flowers with double sided tape & add a brad or pearls for the centre
Here's a card I made for an engagement/wedding using one of the silver flowers

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Handmade Cards

I have such a big family, so birthdays etc, seem to come up at least once a month, so I've decided to make a few cards to have on hand.  Most of the cards are made from scraps from my stash,I thought I would share them with you.
These ones have my handmade Joyful Blooms on them.

The bottom card has a handmade Joyful Bloom on it
The top one here I did from a sketch for a challenge over at Scrapbookingtop 50, , I don't normally use yellow, but was pleasantly surprised how it turned out, so I thought I'd try another on in that colour, LOL
These one's I call "To The Moon And Back", because they looked so cute, great for my little great nephews. Which come to think of it one will turn 4 on Australia Day, & the other one will turn 1 on the 23rd of this month.
Another  couple of cute little boy ones
And there's more
Last 2 for now.
I've just realized I haven't any male cards left, & I have two male birthdays coming up this month, looks like it's back to the drawing board. LOL
 Would love some comments on these cards. TFL.

Monday, 2 January 2012


At  preschool the children & I make a couple of Pinatas to have at the end of our christmas year when we have a party, here is what they voted for in 2011,
This one had me thinking for awhile, of how to put together a car from a round balloon that we had already paper mache, this is what they wanted:-
Lightening McQueen

The next one was quite easy it was a basic Santa, the children loved them & had great fun hitting them, & dived on the lollies, glitter & confetti when the finally broke open

Christmas cards

I've been making a few Christmas cards for my work colleagues, thought I would show you 3 of them

Burlesque Kit

This would have to be my favourite, it reminds me of the movie "Burlesque" which I loved, hence the name of this kit.
It consists of:- 2x black/white tulle handmade flowers/pearl centres, 1x red satin handmade flower/pearl centre, 1x black satin handmade flower/bling centre, 1x black/white lace handmade flower, 1x 30cm string pearls, 1x red "Your Smile" button, 2x red/white feathers & 1x theatre ticket.

Doily Kits

 Doily Kit #1:- $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x Oval doily, 1x piece of lace, 1x 30cm brown ribbon, 2x antique buttons 3x mini rose buds, 3x handmade flowers
Doily Kit #2:- $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x 17cm die-cut, 1x small doily, 3x buttons, 1x 30cm dark green grosgrain ribbon, 1x 30cm light green ribbon, 2x dark green handmade satin flowers, 1x light green handmade water distressed flower, & 2x stems of velvet leaves

Doily Kit #3:- $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x Script circle die-cut,  1x small white doily, 3x buttons 2x handmade paper/lace flowers, 2x handmade crochet flowers & 2x 30cm string
Doily Kit #4:- $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x small white doily, 2x handmade felt embellies, 1x 30cm rick rack, 1x 20cm silk string, 1x set chipboard white wings, 1x 30cm die-cut strip, 1x wooden smiley button & 1x "laughter" embellie
Doily Kit #5 $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x medium white doily, 3x buttons, 1x sprig leaves, 2x silk handmade flowers, 1x pale green handmade paper flower, 1x 30cm dark green silk ribbon, 1x 30cm light green string, & 1x 30cm die-cut strip
 Red Doily Kit #6 $5.00
This kit consists of:-
1x small die-cut. 1x small white doily, 1x handmade white crochet butterfly, 2x red/white handmade felt embellies, 1x 30cm red rick rack & 1x 30cm red/white string

Star Bright Kit

This kit consists of :
1x Mauve star die cut, 1x white handmade lace flower. 2x handmade crochet flowers, 1x handmade felt embellie, 1x satin handmade flower/bling centre, 1x 30cm velvet ribbon, 2x buttons & 1x handmade beaded dragon fly. $5.50