Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter cards

There are a couple of people that I send Easter cards to and I have made a couple this weekend to get in the post tomorrow.
This card was made using the top note die and the cottage wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry and A Good egg stamp set. I used Crystal Effects to shine up the easter egg and the beak and also the dots on the cottage wall DSP strip across the egg. Savannah however has taken a liking to it (simply because it is shiny in parts) so I think I might give it to her with her Easter Eggs.
This card is what is known as a stepper card and is a lovely way to show several images at once.
Happy crafting everyone

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter bunny favour boxes

Today Savannah and I made Easter Bunny boxes for the teachers at her school and friends and family. Savannah is a wizz on a Big shot and the heat embossing gun so she was in her element creating these little gifts. They are of course filled with easter eggs and were made from half a sheet of chocolate Chip DSP.
Some have already gone to their new owners but we did manage to get a couple of photos before they were all delivered.
and a close up of the embossed bunny that Savannah made
Happy crafting everyone

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little purses and boxes

I have been making a few samples of things you can make from products in the new mini to show all the ladies that come to visit and "play" at my house.
I made two little purses on the weekend, one in the new Rich Razzleberry colour and the absolutely gorgeous Cottage wall DSP and the other in Afternoon tea DSp and Almost Amethyst cardstock. The Razzlberry one I filled in sugar free sweets for a friend in the South Island and the other is waiting for a recipient who is as yet unknown.
After creating my little purses I made 2 pillow boxes with the new pillow box dies which will be released for sale on 1 April. I embossed my stamped images using a versamark pad and some clear embossing powder. Then a couple of tag punches and hey presto 2 little gift packages. Sadly mine don't contain bling but have 3 small cadbury easter eggs in them.
My daughter is going to make some for the teachers with little easter bunny images on the front of them.
See thats the beauty of the Big shot machine, my 11 year old can make and create something that I think the teachers will be pretty wow-ed over!

Till next time happy crafting

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ink Spots & blender pens

Last week I had a class with a couple of lovely ladies and we were using ink spots and blender pens. Ink spots are great as they come in colour families and you get one of each colour in the colour family. Nice an easy to store and you always have the right colour on hand to colour with.
One of the cards we made was a direct case of a card my lovely upline Rachael Knight sent to me some time ago. Check out her blog here
The photo below is Ngaire's card. This is the 4th card that she has ever made and she has done an amazing job. The flower stamp is from the salebration set.