Friday, 24 July 2009

I've been shopping

I have some nice new papers.
The colours are soft and muted,
the prints are feminine.
Still loving the peel-off hearts and buttons!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A button matchbox

I just love buttons!
I decorated this matchbox using up some tiny scraps I had left over from previous projects.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

My niece's 18th birthday card

I made this card for my niece, who will be 18 next week. The large 1 and 8 are covered in the floral papers from my new Papermania Signature Blueberry Hill paper pack.
I have tied a tiny gold key with string and attached it to the top of the 1. The hearts and the corner are clear peel-offs which i have backed with the paper from the contrasting number.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Some pretty boxes

I have some lovely papers from Papermania Signature called Blueberry Hill. I love the colours and the patterns. I covered a set of three hexagonal boxes in the floral blue and floral pink patterns. The embellishments are tiny paper roses, handmade labels and hearts, organza and satin bows.
I think the boxes are just perfect for giving gifts of jewellery, although I love them so much I might not be able to part with them just yet.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

A mini tag book

I thought I'd share a recent project with you. This is a mini tag book. It is made using four small envelopes, some of the lovely papers from Papermania Nostalgia Warm papers and some of my plain cardstock.
I love the little dragonfly brads and the different heart embellishments.
Making little tag books like this is a great way of using tiny scraps of paper that I just can't bring myself to throw away.
I have used this idea as a birthday card previously, writing special quotes on each tag before placing it in the envelope.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Cake box

Hello again.
I love crafting days. Sometimes we have a set project and other times we just go with the flow.
This particular project was something Mum wanted to try.
The original inspiration was a wedding cake box with an attached lid but I had a little trouble with getting mine to close so I adapted the pattern and made a separate lid on my box.
I used floral paper from K&Company Life's Journey pad to cover the box. The decorations are a skeleton leaf, some dried rose buds, a heart embellishment and a lovely tassel. The bow was from some ribbon I had on a gifted teapot.
You can also see a small sticker padlock at the front of the box.
Far too nice to just put a piece of cake in!