Aug 5, 2015

Special Notecards.

Hello Everyone,
I have some lovely note-cards to share today, I think they would make a gorgeous gift for a person who has everything. I have not decided who I will give them to as yet as I am enjoying them myself at the moment.
I have used the cutting file Mini Note card and Card set from The Cutting Cafe.
I also used The Matchbox Set  as I wanted a box for some of them.

Click on pics for close up views.


First up are the little note cards. 
Prima paper punched with a stitching style and placed on the front of the note card.

Stamped and painted with a bird and gold foil applied to the body
I painted up some paper.
and cut/embossed some frames for the envelopes.
I finished off this set with a Gold ribbon.

The second set.
Making the substrate- Painted card stock and foil from chocolates
Adding organza.
My artistic stitching.
Made up the note cards.

I made some butterflies using the same technique and attached it to the front of the cards.

Here they all are.
Now for the matchbox-
this is the casing.
Another butterfly attached to the front.
pull out the drawer and the note cards sit perfectly inside.

One file, two different looks.

You do not need a machine to cut these files, it can easily be done with scissors or craft knife.

All Dt projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. 
We would love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina.
 She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!

 
Have a great weekend.

Smiles:)
Sue.



Jul 25, 2015

Mini Suitcase.

Hello Everyone,
This is my very last post for the Challenge "On Your Travels" as a Dt for Country View Crafts. I have been part of this very talented team for a whole year and although I have enjoyed every minute it is time for me to step down and allow an opening for some one else.
I am a strong believer that Challenge Blogs need fresh faces to continue to inspire their followers, it is always exciting to see how these new crafters blossom when they are given an opportunity;  I know I certainly did.
So I say my farewell to Chris and the team with an appropriate creation.


I could have made it easy on myself and bought a chipboard matchbox, but as usual I chose the most difficult route and made it all myself.
I found a video on You Tube to make this using the envelope punch board HERE 
IT STARTS OFF LIKE THIS.

Folding
Applying the adhesive
ENDS UP LIKE THIS.
Make another exactly the same and place inside each other, then proceed to decorate.
This is the Back.
The base.

The top.

The size.


Thank you Chris and the Team for a wonderful year.
Smiles:)
Sue



Jul 20, 2015

Little Christmas House

Hello Everyone,
I am continuing with my little Christmas makes; it is a little House. 
The file is called 3D House Set at The Cutting Cafe.


  I had a great time making this up, placing the window frames and shutters were a little fiddly only because I reduced the size of the file, but a little patience, which I happened to have that day served me well.

I have given you large pics as there is quite a bit to look at.
I have used Acrylic paints for the body of the House, embossing the little door and shutters, and adding the lace under the eves.
The roof and the base is covered with fibre paste then painted in white with some sparkle added. It resemble snow wonderfully.

The bark as well as little stepping stones adds another texture, along with my moss.

 Its such a cutie.

Scarlett (Gd) loves it, but not the bark bit.... she is a wonderful critic of my work.
You can guarantee she will state what she thinks.
I will not remove the bark because I happen to like it.


All Dt projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. 
We would love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina.
 She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!

Have a great day, 
Smiles:)
Sue.