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Saturday, 19 April 2014

cricut cards

Happy Easter to you all,after what seems like ages I can now make some cards again,I have been so busy running to different hospitals for appointments but now I can rest for a while.So turned on my trusty cricut and had a play,the ducks are from the free cricut craft room cut for this week and the also the basket on the second card,but for now heres the duck card,I also added a little colour........
Cute little cuts,this next card I was playing with the ribbons and rosettes cartridge,I also got a free stamp with a magazine I subscribe to.....
and this has been my play for today I'm slowly returning!!!!


Dorothy x


Friday, 11 April 2014

4 Drawer card

Good evening crafting friends,I'm going to start by showing you my finished card and then go through how I got there,so here goes......
ok so to start of you will need 2 squares 6inches X 6inches,good strong card or just double back thinner card....
now set these to one side and we will make our drawers,you will need 4 of these and the measurements are 3 1/2 inches X 4 3/4 inches.I am using my ultimate pro to score these but if you are just using a ruler and folding then fold all four sides at 5/8 of an inch like so....

obviously I have aready cut mine in the pictures but this shows where to cut and put your glue or tape,basicallt its like making a small box!
now for the drawer sleeve or slip again you will need 4 of these measuring 6 1/2 inches X 3 1/2 inches now the fun scoring or folding bit,as I said I'm using my ultimate pro but first score or fold is at 5/8 of an inch......
then from this score go 2 1/4 inches and score or fold again,then from that score go 2 1/4 inches and score or fold again and then 5/8 of an inch......

when finished all 4 should be like this and the little drawers should fit perfectly into them.....

I have added littlefronts to the drawers this is up to you but the measurments are 5cms X 1 1/2 cms and I put a small flower brad in the middle and then stuck this to one end of the drawer like so ......
now back to our card,take  one of the 6 X 6 squares from earlier and place your 4 drawer sleeves on it like this.....


glue into place I'm using quick dry tacky glue from crafters companion it dries well and is strong,then take the other 6 X 6 inch card and glue it on top of the sleeves.....

you now have the 4 drawers and all the workings are hidden inside,on top I made a basic easel card but so it fits better on the top I measured a piece of white pearlised card 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches,for anybody who hasn't made an easel card just fold this piece in half so you have a 5 1/2 inch square card and then fold one of the halves in half again and that give you your basic card...



 then add a decorated piece of 5 1/2 inch X 5 1/2 ich card to the side that you have folded but only glue the bottom edge so the card sits like this......

stick this onto the top of your drawers on the 6 X 6 card you should have a neat little edge all around and decorate as required and basically thats it.....

a great card and gift all in one....hope this was somewhat helpful!

Dorothy x

Easy braclet making

The reason I say easy is if I can do it then anybody can.The results are beautiful...well I think so anyway!


I have been buying the crafters companion inspiration magazine since it was first launched,but I've always shyed away from jewellery making because it just looked too complicated for me! Anyway in every magazine there are great free gifts and in issue 2 there was a shambala braclet making kit and all the instructions in easy pictures ,so even I could follow it.....
I made my first one and it turned out great,ofcourse my daughter seen it and needless to say it left with her.
I went on a mission to get more supplies and went to ebay where you get a reall great price on beads and twine....
this lot plus the braclets I've already made cost less than £10 and I would say you could make at least 5 braclets and have some beads left over.They would make great presents or I'm sure you would have no trouble selling them for a good profit!
All you would have to do is make a cute little box and I think anybody would love this as a present,they do look good and I'm not a jewellery maker,so if I can do it then so can you......just give it a try!

Dorothy x




Tuesday, 8 April 2014

step by step owl card

hey crafters just another little step by step.......
for this project I'm using
papermill direct white pearl card
pinflair glue gel great because you can move things into place before it sets/sticky pads
scissors
spectrum noir markers
tool for poking holes
small brads
template for owl/owl parts
nearly forgot cuttlebug dotty embossing folder and some google eyes....
I like to colour all my owl parts and the cut them out....

remember to make the wings and eye backs opposites(like looking in a mirror.Take the outer wings and place in the embossing folder....

they will turn out like this.......
Now take the larger wings and ears wing the ears on top and the large eye piece and make a small hole right through like this.....
do this on both sides and then take the body of the owl put it behind these pieces and then put your brads through from front to back......

turn this over and cover the brads with the eye backing pieces......

I then add my google eyes on top of these but ofcourse you can cut out a white circle and a smaller black and make your own paper eyes,then you can try out your wings.....now you have your owl.......
you can have this as your card and either put your message on his tummy or on the back and add a strip of card at the back to make this free standing,but I choose to put it on a card.I drew a branch for my owl to sit on and put it on a piece of card,I the had a small owl stamp which I stamped round the edge and added some glitter........
I added my sentiment to the belly of the owl and there we are......
so much fun and a great way to say happy birthday,also should have said at the top all templates come from cutand craft.co.uk,take a look the templates are amazing!

Dorothy x

Friday, 4 April 2014

step by step pop up box card

Evening crafting friends well as promised here is the step by step in pictures of how to make this cute card,firstly start with an A4 piece of card,I'm using silver pearlised card from papermill direct because it's great for boxes,really sturdy....
I'm using my ultimate pro by crafters companion and the boxer board to do my lines but you could use a ruler.Starting at the short side measure 2 3/4 inches and score a line.....
Fold this score and measure 2 3/4 inches and score again,do this 4 times....

 there will be a 1/2 inch at the end but score this as we will use this later....
turn the card so the long end runs along the edge now score a line at 4 inches from top to bottom,then score a 1/2 inch from top to botton at one side.....

fold all your score lines and cut of the 1/2 inch scored line....
then cut one half of the score lines as far as the middle of the card....
 now for the extra piece that you scored earlier cut this to the middle then cut at and angle like this.....


the piece cut of isn't needed and the bottom piece is going to be glued to form our box,I'm using a tape pen by affixit craft because its really strong and holds well also not messy!!...


so the little flap gets stuck inside and then we have our basic box card....
now the 1/2 inch piece we cut of earlier comes into play and instead of starting to measure I just use the box itself to measure ...believe me the pictures will explain it.....

cut 2 of these the same,as they go inside to hold your little pictures or whatever to....




now these are stuck inside and you can now go crazy and decorate your card......I find it easier to lay it flat....
fold the front 2 flaps out and remember these four will be seen at the same time so I like to keep them matching....

and after adding my bits and pieces this is my finished pop up box card.....
hope this has helped some of you to have a go making something new!

Dorothy x