Daisy dot card

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So we have put up our christmas tree already. It is early I know but my husband and daughter kept asking so it went up. I am beginning to think though that I will have had enough of it before christmas day but never mind.

So this card is my attempt to make a card for a younger girl.

Paper- Papermania Summer Bloom.
Stamp- My Pink Stamper Fabulous Phrases, Hero Arts All Occasions.
Ink- Versacolor and Colorbox.
Embossing Folder- Cuttlebug Daisy.

This card started with a flower die cut template from Jenni Bowlin, which I just drew around on to the pink polka dot paper and made the stem and the leaves to go with it.

Adding the daisy embossing on the card base just jazzed up the plain card base as the card itself didn't need anymore colourful pattern as the flower is so big.

P.S To all the Americans, Happy Thanksgiving.

Have a great day.

Laminated lists and drawing board.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

There are some great printables around for all sorts of different organising, some of the I have used and still use but when it came to a shopping list and to do list I decided to do something different.

I chose to create a list that I could use again and again and would cost any more. I decided to create some laminated lists that were pretty but functional.

I started with creating a header on a piece of A4 paper which was created in Microsoft Word.
Then took a piece of card which I cut to fit the laminating pouch and then cut the A4 piece of paper down to fit the card and stuck it down.

You simply laminate the card with the piece of paper attached, trim the laminate if have excess and voila, one laminated list.

To draw on the laminated list I decided to use crayons instead of pens as they can get messy.

I use the Crayola dry erase crayons.  They work well on the boards and are great for kids as they are washable.

So next item I decided to make was a board that my daughter could draw on.

This board was done exactly the same was as the lists. I decided to put her name on the top to help her learn it but you could put whatever you wanted or could leave it blank.
             This is the artwork that Hollie created.

They would be great to use at home but also great to use in the car as they are very light and portable.
You could make smaller ones, books or  lined ones to help with writing. There ideas are endless.

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Giveaway: My Memories Suite - closed.

Monday, November 07, 2011

I've never really gotten into scrapbooking mainly because I rarely print photos out these days.  So when My Memories contacted me to try out their digital scrapbook software and give one away, I thought it would be the opportunity to try out some scrapbooking.

The software is called My Memories Suite and is very easy to use and I found the layout option helpful.

Here are two of the pages I've made so far:

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Here is video to learn more about the software.

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All you have to do is leave on comment on this post with a way to contact you and the winner will be chosen by random.org. Closing date is midnight on Monday 14th November 2011 (UK time).

Good Luck.

I wasn't compensated for this post, opinions are my own. I received this product for my honest review.

Simple Washi Tape Banner Card

Sunday, November 06, 2011

So Halloween has gone, bonfire night has gone and the clocks have gone back, so are we ready for Christmas? he he. I have hardly started. I know it will come quickly enough though.

The card today was made using simple washi tape. I love washi tape, all the different colours and patterns.

I decided to make a banner card and use the washi tape on the banner.

Card - Craftie-Charlie.
Stamp - Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments.
Washi tape - Papernation and Papermash.
Twine - Ebay-jingle...bells.
Buttons - Hobbycraft.
Ink - Versamagic jumbo java.

I simply stuck the tape to some white card and made some pennants and put them onto 3d foam to add dimension.

Keeping the background simple with just swiss dots brings the banner to the focus.

Hope you are all having a good weekend .


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