Wednesday, 24 June 2015

papertrey june blog hop

I have managed to join in with this months blog hop :)
Here is this months inspiration pic.

Now when i started creating i just had this pic in front of me to go on. To me, wether it was my screen etc those stripes were blue. Its only after i had created some cards that i realised that they were actually grey!!! So i had to start over. Here are my creations based on colours with the blue stripes.

And now here are my creations with the grey! 

A simple gift bag

A slightly different versuon of the one in blue

This time with the pop of green
Im loving this mini oval set, so quick and easy to create a simple card.
Im loving the nostalgic notions kit, soooo glad i bought it. It was my birthday on the 1st june, the same day that it went on sale, so it was a birthday present from me to me hehe. Right now im loving creating with all my pti stuff, older and newer sets. 
My new make it market mini kit just arrived today so i just had to create a quickie to try it out :) 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)
Shaz xxx










Back with papercrafting

Ive been home from a fantastic holiday in cyprus for just over a week. While i was away a friend of mine was also away in the states and she kindly offered to fetch some pti goodies home for me if. Had them delivered to where she was staying :) obviously it would have been rude not too hehe. So a couple of days after i arrived home i got my hands on this little lot

Luvly jubbly ! 
So since ive been back from my jollies ive been having  a play with me new goodies ! Lurve them. Im just waiting for the new mini make it market kit to be delivered now as i couldnt resist it on the 15th.
I was thinking about my recent holiday when i created this card.

About jetting off


 And then arriving in the sunshine

Ive been using my new goodies to create a cpl of cards for tomorrows blog hop.
I used the 'blue skies' stamp set and the 'super gingham set' i think i shall be using the gingham a lot so not sure its even worth putting that one away haha. I adore gingham and i love how easy this stamp lines up so its simple to create backgrounds. ( although for some reason when ive stamped onto this circle ive matched the wrong squres up haha, didnt even notice until just now) oh well, still love the gingham :) 
Its been a while since i joined in with challenge over at simon says stamp 
So this week as their challenge is ' anything goes' i figured i would enter this card into their challenge also.
Shaz xxx







Sunday, 3 May 2015

here again

So I'm trying to blog from my phone, let's see if it works or not.
I'm still loving the whole crochet thing . I have a few things on the go right now.

My hexagons are coming along nicely. I've been stitching them into groups of 7 to make large hexagons. All the large hexagons will then get stitched together to make a large blanket. I get a little bored doing the same thing over and over so I started a few other things.

An iPad case and a few iPhone cases :) loving the bright colours.

I have another blanket on the go a kind of mixy matchie one. It's great to be able to just pull it out while sat in the living room with everyone else, do a few rows then put it away, it's just so portable , I think that's why I'm liking it so much. These past couple of weeks I've not really done any papercrafting at all I'm just enjoying enjoying doing this :) 
I kind of getting into holiday mode to as we go on holiday to Cyprus in less than 4 weeks so I've lots of things to do to get ready for that.
Shaz xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

something old but something new

I figured that i would start putting other things on my blog, as sometimes it seems that iam lost to oblivion for days weeks on end so sometimes its quite a while in between blog posts. It seems like im only crafting now n again which is actually not the case. I do many things other than papercrafting. I create boutique hairbows and i have a love of fabric so i like creating with fabric, ribbon, allsorts of things. The past couple of months however i have re discovered my love of crochet. My nanna taught me to do this when i was 9 years old. Its something that i havent really done for many many years, apart from a few baby blankets that ive done for my kids over the years.
Anyhows a couple of months ago i came across a fantastic blog full of lots of colourful crochet
It made me want to dabble again :) so dabble i did. I love the fact that i can create something useful , things that can be kept for many many years, bright colourful things. 
I wanted to create a blanket for the chloe monster , something single bed size so as she can keep it for when shes older, for when im no longer around ( hopefully that wont be for at least another 40 years) but you get the idea. Lucy over at attic 24 has many free patterns on her blog with very clear simple instructions with loads of pics. I loved the ripple blanket on there so decided that would be my first project.

Its took me a couple of months to finish it as its so large, but i love the finished blanket and so does chloe :)

I ended up buying loads more wool and needed something to store it in. Lucy has a fab bag pattern on her blog so i decided to create a bag to store my wool in. I created a way larger bag than in the pattern though and i love it! 

My finished bag is massive haha, so i now have another smaller one on the go :) i also want another blanket so my next blanket is going to made up of hexagons .... Loads of them!

Im loving the fact that it is all so portable so i can just sit on the sofa  doing this so im near everyone else rather than down the bottom of the garden in the craft room.
At the moment im doing 7 of each hexagon design, i may have to do more of each, i guess it depends on how many different colour combos i use. I can't wait for the finished blanket :) right my next batch of hexagons are waiting to be made :)
Thanks for looking 
Shaz xxx




Thursday, 26 March 2015

pti mim stamping and mixing patterns

This week Danielle wants us to create our own papers using stamps to create different patterns etc then use them in our creations.
I used to do this years ago and to be honest forgot all about it. Ive never done it since having pti stamps, but Oh My!!! I have had a blast creating papers with pti stamps and i must say that i am hooked. Once the papers were created i was totally inspired to create lots of cards. The fact that the stamps co ordinate with the papers, the inks co ordinate etc makes it oh so easy , i dont think that ive ever had as much fun with a challenge as i have with this one. I'd completely forgotten about creating my own papers with stamps so thankyou Danielle for reminding me :)
Once i started creating the papers i just couldnt stop haha i did a few vellums too.
Since last year i havent had a laptop so im going between iphone and ipad and ive been taking all pics with my phone. However today i got my camera out and used that instead.
So above is my collection of papers that i did. I haven't used every single one in my creations though.

Pegs,pegs pegs, i love pegs, they have lots of uses
Using your scraps create a few pegs to give as a gift of for yourself. I buy bags of 50 wooden pegs for £1, so cheap as chips :) i stamp the paper, glue it all in place, distress the edges and then i add a coat of spray glitter varnish, it protects the paper and gives a nice sparkle.

You can buy small sticky backed magnet dots, stick them to the back of the pegs to be used on magnetic surfaces. These really do make a great gift and are ideal to create using the scraps left over from a co-ordinating card.

I layered the large dot vellum over the small dot paper for a softer look. This is the only creation that has any ribbon etc as its a tag. I was going to add ribbon and lace to some of the other cards too but decided that it would be fun to see what i could create without adding and other items to it. I figured i could just add a little stitching from the sewing machine instead.So all the cards have only cost the price of the white card to make.

I created the green stripes using the lined money strip out of the button boutique set.
I didnt manage to get the dies that went with the bitty bouquet stamp set as it was out of stock :(  so i handcut the flowers out.
I added a little sparkle to the flowers on this one although the pic doesn't capture it.
And last but not least i just had to throw in a little tag.


If you havent yet tried to create your own papers using stamps then i urge you to have a go.

 Thanks for visiting :)
Shaz xxx