Google+ Followers

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Procraftinating

Ok, so as you know in the summer I starting crafting again. It has gone from a hobby to both a lifestyle and obsession! I live and breath crafting. My card making has got better (I think), and I have even taught myself to knit and use a sewing machine. Both of which were very proud moments. All day I am thinking about what I could make. Boxes appear to be my specialty. Create and Craft is the DEVIL, I spend so much of my wages here. I have just recently purchased some more punches and some spectrum noir pens. I plan to spend my day making card toppers today. Here are some of my latest inventions. Hope you like them, you can see them all on https://www.facebook.com/#!/CreateandCraft - you may even want to start crafting yourself. Word of advise - Everyone NEEDS a Spellbinder Grand Calibur!!!!!!  http://www.createandcraft.tv/_252000.aspx?matchtype=_4DD&gclid=CNCPgubFvrwCFQKWtAod5FAAkg

 This was my 1st box attempt, simply made from cardboard, papermache and pretty paper and embellishments. I also discovered my love for glue guns when making this. Yes I also have a love for candle wax! I like making boxes because its less messy than cards, when making cards there is not an inch of space around me, which for a neat freak can be very frustrating. I know what your thinking - get over it Becky you cannot have a neat crafter. I used Hunkydory Pearlescent embellishments for this box
 My 2nd attempt. I bought a butterfly punch from EK Success and was playing with it when I made this. I used the same technique to make the box as mentioned above. So basically, I cut out all sides from a card board box - thanks Lee! and stuck it together with a glue gun - Thanks Lee again!. I then used flour and water to make paper mache paste. I then had to leave this to dry overnight. I then covered it in pretty paper and stuck on my embellishments.
 My sister passed her driving test faster than expected bless her. Thus, i chucked together this card in an hour and was soooo impressed by the outcome. It taught me that sometimes the best cards are made when you do not have a plan in mind.
 I taught myself to knit via youtube. No it was not easy, nothing ever is when you first start. I sat there for 3 hours trying to do one knit stitch! However, once you know what your doing.... yes it is easy and yes it is very relaxing. I cannot follow a pattern yet so I am still learning. This is the picture I took when I first learnt and I was very proud.
 The butterflies you see here are spellbinder dies - to be used with your grand calibur. I love dies, they are stunning.
 My patchwork cushion. I know what your thinking, the girl cannot stick to one craft. No I cant I adore it all. This is the first one I have ever made after learning how to use my Toyota sewing machine - Thanks Lee :-). As you can tell from the picture, I have not yet learnt how to seal it up, someone has suggeses an envelope fold???????
 I made this yesterday for my mummy for Valentines Day.
 I have entered this card into Create and Crafts valentines competition: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CreateandCraft?sk=app_515720611858523&app_data
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME
 This is my sisters wedding day card!!!!
 I LOVE THIS and I LOVE CATS - as you can tell from pictures shown in previous posts. I made this quite early on using one of the craft books that I first bought. If you put an LED candle inside i lights up.
 I thought I could frame this
 and this
 This is the first card that I sold - to my mum lol
 This is Evie 1st birthday card, once again using Hunkdory Pearlescent Collection http://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/
I cannot believe Evie is nearly 1, she has grown up soooo fast.
 This is my best friends Bon Voyage card - I hope she doesnt see it before I give it to her. Would however like to think that she is reading my Blog!!!! This is by far my FAVOURITE card, it was also the most fun to make. Jenny will be travelling around South America this summer for 3 months, I am very jealous but at the same time very proud:-) I used cardstock from paperchase.
 Another good friend of mine Sophie has just moved house, this card is for her when she invites me over.
 Another card I sold - to my mum - she appears to be my only customer lol.


The above cards I made with decoupage - very fun!

2 comments:

  1. Hi I love your comment about your mum being your only customer it was the same with me :) your cards are lovely

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jo! Thankyou so much for the compliment, I always get a little buzz when someone likes my cards. Also, Thankyou for commenting, you are the first person to do so!!!

      You can always rely on your mum hahaha xxxx

      Delete