Monday, 18 January 2016

Ferrero Rocher Valentine bouquet

Good morning to you all, today I am sharing another idea I got from YouTube, this time using Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

I attached 3 Ferrero Rocher chocolates to wooden skewers and wound 3 Spellbinders due cut Blossoms around them. I also attached 2 glitter due cut hearts back to back on a wooden skewer and added that to the bouquet.
I then tied the sticks together and wrapped them with  2 sheets of tissue paper. I tied a ribbon round and fastened with a bow.
To finish I decorated a Douwe Egberts coffee jar with vinyl die cut hearts, some sparkly shredded paper and glitter die cut hearts.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like this project xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Mother's day cross stitched cards

Good afternoon friends, followers and visitors, today I am sharing 2 more Mother's day cards with you. The beautiful cross stitch by my friend Claire really does add a certain charm to them.
This design really lent itself to being placed on an easel card with a de cut pot..

I made a version of this card at my local craft workshop and adapted it to suit the image. The front flap lifts up........

To reveal the whole rose

Inside stamped and watercoloured. 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like these designs.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Chocolate bouquet

Good morning friends, followers and visitors to my blog, I hope you are well. So the Christmas decorations have all been taken down now, the house looks empty but so much lighter but we still have reminders of the season lurking around in the form of uneaten chocolates. So what better way to use them up apart from eating them than to turn them into a chocolate bouquet as a gift for someone else? Actually it was my cross stitching friend that suggested we made these to sell on our website and as neither of us had ever made one, I searched good old youtube for a tutorial and found this one: and this is how mine turned out
So having made one, I shall now have to purchase more chocolates to make more bouquets and my friend is going to do some cross stitching for me to turn into little gift cards to go with them.
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By for now
Lainie xx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Poppystamps challenge card #16 Sparkly Snow

Hi, I just wanted to share with you a card I have made for the Poppystamps challenge

Materials used were
A4 white hammered card folded
Pure white card
Poppystamps paw print dies
Cottage Cutz Pine Tree Scape die
Clear Wink of Stella
Computer generated sentiment
Orange card

Thank you for visiting.Lainie xx

Friday, 1 January 2016

First drawing of 2016

Good afternoon to you all.  As it's been a miserable and murky day today weather wise I thought I would spend some time being arty. So I had a go at drawing a Goldfinch with coloured pencils.  I used a mix of Prismacolours and Spectrum Noir pencils as I have limited colours in both sets. The image is taken from the Artist Reference Photos page on Facebook, here's the link:

I have decided to turn each piece of artwork into  greetings cards, I hope the recipients will like them.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have been inspired to get creative.
Hugs for now Lainie xx