Thursday, May 12, 2011

Some Easel Cards

Well I'm back to show you some easel cards that I had on display at my market stall. I love these cards as they always catch the eye.

Now the instructions I used allowed me to get three cards out of one sheet of A4 card so hence why the base of the card is all the same, my favourite Concord Crush.

This first one is made with the very lovey Aviary set and I have matched it up with some of the gorgeous DSP from the Elegant Soiree pack.

This next one is made with the Bliss set teamed up with Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Lap of Luxury DSP.Lastly, this has been made using Flight of the Butterfly teamed up with Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and So Saffron. I also used up a piece of scrap paper that I had in my old scrapbooking stash which matched these colours perfectly.

Now to share some news - I have scored myself a full-time job working school hours (9 to 3) at a Solicitor's office and can't wait to start on Monday. I am so looking forward to having some adult company but will miss the lovely time I have had with my four year old :( Hopefully I will be able to fit in some crafting time somewhere in between working, housework and running kids around. Good luck with that I'm thinking!!!

Will have to get off this computer and spend some time doing a major houseclean so it will all help in preparation for next week. Hopefully I can have things all run like clockwork but time will tell!!

Happy stamping,

Monday, May 2, 2011

Some Market Items

I have been really busy the last couple of months making all kinds of things for a new market that is starting up in my region that is just for handmade items. Perfect for me to get an opportunity to sell some of my beloved card stuff!!

Now I have been trying to add a little variety so therefore I ended up making some very lovely Tissue Box holders and also some cute little tea bag holders as well. So here we go:-
Here is one of the Tissue Box holders made from a tutorial by the very talented Nikki Stalker. You can find this tutotial here. I have used Crumb Cake as the base for the box and covered it with the very gorgeous Elegant Soiree DSP. The blue band is Marina Mist and I have stamped the cute little bird and aviary from the Aviary set.
This is the tea bag holder that I made from Makeesha's site (tutorial found here). I ended up modifying mine a little bit because I didn't have the envelopes Makeesha had used so I changed them for the Scallop Envelope die. You can pop three tea bags into the envelopes. The ribbon will be all tied up when I put the tea bags in. I have used Pink Piroutte teamed up with the very lovely Lap of Luxury DSP. It's hard to see the little sentiment but it says "take care of yourself".

Now I just need to make a few final Mother's Day cards this week and add the final touches to make my stall perfect.

Now for anyone who is interested and is on Facebook, I have created a page to showcase my card craft, called "Card Craft" which you can find here. If you would like to visit my page I would really love you to "like" it.

Happy stamping,