Thursday 5 August 2010

A gorjuss little birthday card!

Hello peeps!!!!!

I have had another fun day with Mo, the combine harvesters are out in the field next to our house so we have spent the day running up and own the side of the feld watching them, the farmer was so sweet and waved back at Mo every time he came past and Mo waved lie it was the first time he had seen him!!!!! Lol !!!!

So today I had a birthday card to make for my niece's little friend, Amelie. The little gorgeous girl looks so sweet!! I coloured her up and then set to work finding some papers to match her!!!! ( I don't know why I do that but it seems to work for me!!!!)

I printed Amelie's name out in a soft brown to keep in with the colours ( i had to use scotts printer as mine ran out yesterday but you can keep a secret can't you?!!!!) and used my SU oval punch set to cut it out. I distressed it a little and then I embossed it on my foam mat then foam dotted it onto the scalloped punch out.

The papers are bloom and grow and the little flower is just punched scalloped circles and the leaves are my fav martha punches!! ( i have a thing for branchy ones!!)

A little bit of lace and a tiny scrap of paper and we-hey, it was done!!! I am just waiting for the fabulous scott to send me some piccies via our network of a little book I made for Kat for her birthday as my camera is on charge!! it has been busy!!!!

back in a bit!!

Hugs Lou xxxx

Playing with fabric!!!

Good morning peeps!!!!!

The sun is shining here in little ole lincoln today so I am playing catch up with my washing pile!!!

Now I have been so excited about my new DT home and I having a good play this last couple of days making some funky hand bits!!! I have printed so much out that my printing ink has run out!!!!! It was so worth it though!!!

I made this cute little fabric bag with my dreams come true papercraft factory and the bag template from the Funky Seasons cd.
As always I was spoilt for choice in the colourways and got little mo to choose a colour in the end!! he said he "I want a sunny colour because it was rainy outside!!" awww, though he did have great fun puddle splashing and a quick bike ride around the block before it started to pour down again!!!
How did I make it into the rub-ably soft material it is?!!!! It was easy!!!
First I got my blackout lining material. I use this because one side of it has the most gorgeous soft almost velour feel to it. I printed out the handbag template my normal printing paper (its 160gsm and fabulous!) then I ran it through my creatopia to make a big funky hand bag sticker!!!!
Then I stuck my funky sticker to the back of my blackout lining and gave it a good rub!! then all I did was trim around the edges and pop it back into the printer, material side up and printed the dreams come true paper on it! It dries really quickly so I just cut and scored it as I normally would and popped the bag together. I used sticky strip as its fab for being strong!! I love the little spotty paper inside the bag as it looks so pretty and covers up the boring bit of the material beautifully!!
I made a little flap for it to make it a bit handbag styley!! I drew an oval for the tag and stamped a quick happy birthday on it, added a little ribbon to it and glued it on.
The closing for the little flap is just a bow tied through a couple of eyelets on both the bag and the flap.
Mo loved the little bag, he found it when I went to make a cuppa and by the time I had get back into my craft room there were 7 little lego men peeking at me from inside the bag!!!!! so today I have the task of making another one!!
Right must go and hang on the first lot of washing and get a second load on (...the pile is rather large!!!!)
Hugs Lou xxxx