Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Tags

Well this is the final challenge of 2013 for Crafting with Dragonflies.....doesn't time fly when you're having fun!!!

We were challenged to make a tag with a Christmas theme. You always need last minute tags so a very useful challenge for this time of year I'm sure you'll agree.

Our sponsors are:
                                                                          Sassy Studio

with a prize of 4 digis of the winners choice

QKR Stampede 

with a prize of 5 digis of the winners choice

How generous is that!!! I went with a lovely digi sentiment from QKR and made six is enough for the challenge tho........ and a box card to send them in as a gift.

I use white card stock and hand cut each one giving them a fancy 'bubble' shaped top. Then I ran them through the Cuttle Bug using the snowflake embossing folder. The images are from a sheet of 'stick on' topper .....flimsy but they have a lovely sheen. The greetings are from my stash. I always have a variety of greetings, of every shape, size and colour ,ready printed so they are always to hand. Red organza ribbon from my stash was added.

The 'box card' was made with the same white card and I added the snowflake embossed card to the two front panels. The same red organza ribbon was placed down each side to match. Then the digi from QKR qas added and adhered on one side panel. This was double mounted and I used an X Cut round corner punch to finish. The red star gems are from my stash.....I've had these for eons and were a gift from an online buddy so no idea where they are from. I got the idea for the box card from Valita's freshfold blog.

This is the You Tube link for the box card.

I hope you enjoy the challenge. Don't forget to pop over to crafting-with-dragonflies. to see the other fabulous tags my teamies have made. And don't forget to visit our generous sponsors Sassy Studio and QKR Stampede.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pin photo inspiration

I'm scheduling this post so fingers crossed it works.
Over at (pin)spirational there's a fab photo to inspire you.

Sponsors are

                                                                  prize is $15 voucher

prize is 7 digis

The sponsors kindly let us choose an image to play with. Thank you so much.
 I chose an image from Scribble and Scrap.......Vintage Steampunk Corset.

I went for a DL card this time for a change. I covered half of the card with button background paper from my stash, I coloured the corset digi with skin tone Spectrum Noir Markers FS2 and FS3. I found some vintage lace in my ribbon drawer and added to the top edge. I made the flower on the front from the same lace. I took a small piece and used running stiches along one edge and gathered it up then adhered it with hi tac red tape. This tape is wonderful and hasn't let me down yet when adding ribbon or beads.

The toppers and sentiment are from Debbie Moore Shabby Chic Haberdashery CD. I also added a bit of colour to the sewing machine. tape measure and scissors using the same marker pens. I edged them with the same marker pens too so it all co-ordinated.

This was really fun to make. You must hop over to (pin)spirational and see what the rest of my teamies have created. You won't be disappointed.
Challenges entered: inspiration (see challenge blog)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Craft Room reveal

Over at Crafting with Dragonflies Hilde challenged us to reveal our craft space. So here goes for what it's worth.
 Not got a lot but I manage. You could say I'm lucky that I do have a separate craft room but guess what I rarely use it. Why? Well in the Summer it gets extremely hot. There's no Air Con and fans just blow crafty stuff all over the place. In the Winter it is freezing!! Can't wear gloves to craft now can we. So I prefer being at my desk in the main house with the PC and I nip in and out for tools and goodies as and when. Keeps me fit you could say. I do tidy everything away on the desk at the end of the day but it's a mess during the creative process.

Craft Room

The blue boxes have things like templates, punches, large flowers etc.
 The see through boxes have smaller flowers, wire, some ribbons, bows etc....all your small fiddley stuff. The jars hold buttons..... colour coded.

You can see two boxes of 'sayings'/small tags here too, flower soft and a cutter.

Tissue paper and ribbon bows and plastic wallets are in the drawers. The blue box holds my card stock and the white box fancy/glitter/mirri card. Circle cutter is on top.
On top of the spare freezer I have baskets with more jars of buttons and sequins. Small blue boxes as before.
This is my desk that I should work at but don't!! To the right are files with colour co ordinated scrap papers in.. Large hole punch, box of small embossing tools, circle cutter and small non stick mat. My stamps and inks are in the brown box and along top of desk. The heat gun and notebooks to alter are there too. On the left I've a box of jewellery making tools and findings and some beads that my daughter donated to me when she gave up jewellery making....thank you Debbie.

Top drawer of desk holds toppers and ATC's. 2nd drawer bright coloured ribbons. 3rd drawer pastel ribbon. Bottom drawer ready made tags and die cuts.

On another wall I have a shelf unit which has large purple boxes storing DP and one of these has Xmas stuff in it. You can see staplers here too and the tin behind contains sand and small sea shells.

Boxes with a wide variety of envelopes and boxes half made up. More Xmas stuff on top shelf.

This is where I have my paints and brushes stored and decoupage and more DP are in the blue boxes.

Messy space
This is my messy space. PC, printer, card, paper, CD's are here. Very untidy!!

I'm outside too in the Spring and Summer
My work area outside..... if it's not too windy.

And if I want a view of the pool I just move my craft stuff around to other side of table.

I have my craft group tool box in the boot of my car more or less permanently....then I'm always good to go each week to my craft group.
So that's it. Not a lot but then there's not a lot of craft goodies to buy here!!

Pop over to Crafting with Dragonflies  to see what my teamies have to show with their reveals.......way more than me. You'll be amazed....well I was!!