Saturday, 24 May 2014

Box of flowers

Well as it's such a miserable day weather wise I'm here getting things sorted on the computer which I don't seem to find much time for lately, apart from a bit of facebook and even less twitter. Not completely savvy with twitter but I give it a go every now and then.
I managed to order a lovely Camper Van die from Joanna Sheen's shop this morning so I am looking forward to having a play with that when it comes. I've got a couple of cards to make for people that I know the Camper Van will be perfect for.
The card I am going to share today is one of the flowers in a box ones that seem to be popular at the moment. I made it for Mom's 91st birthday that she celebrated on Tuesday. I used some Laura Ashley papers which I had in my stash and coloured some of the flowers with copics to match.
Quite simple to create really but very effective especially as they fold flat for posting.
Take an oblong piece of card scored into 4 equal sections along the length plus a 2cm section to create a flap to join the box. Then score in half along the width. If you want the top sections to be shorter adjust the score line. Cut away the top section of the 2cm flap and cut down the score line on the top sections. Glue the flap to create the box. You need to cut 2 or 3 narrow strips to fit the inside of the box in order to attach the flowers or whatever you want in the box. Use acetate strips fixed to some of the embellishments to enable them to stand proud.
Now what to do with the rest of the day? Tackle the mountain of ironing or do a bit of crafting?I think you know what I'll decide!!
Bye for now
Pat xx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Blue sky and sunshine!

Hello dear friends, hope everyone is enjoying the lovely sunshine today and making the most of the bank holiday.
I'm of to Cheltenham for the Jazz festival on Monday with my lovely daughter Justine. We will be seeing Curtis Stigers who is  Justine's equivalent to Jessica's One Direction. Actually I think Justine is more obsessed than Jessica. We will be meeting up with some other Stigers fans, Jan and Eileen for the first time so it's going to be fun all the way. I'm really looking forward to the break as it hasn't been the best of weeks with John having a few more health issues to deal with poor love.
Anyway it was John's birthday last month so I thought I would share the card I made for him with you. It's the lovely Clarity Stamps Hot Air Balloon and cloud stencil. I love blue/brown colour combination so was more than happy with how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by
Pat xx