Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Dressmakers Form Card

And yet another card made from one of Sara's templates, please go and check out Cardmaking Paradise for THE place to be!

As soon as I saw the template I just thought LBD!  How could it be anything else?  I blinged up the bodice with gold paint and then gold glittler glue to really make it sparkle.  This is a gorgeous project, you do need to be very careful cutting the legs out but its worth it, it makes such a great card.

Bird Box Card

Another card using the lovely bird box template from Sara at  Cardmaking Paradise
I went for soft colours on the box but made the bird bright using Lumiere Paints, somehow I kept thinking 'blue bird of happiness' when I was painting it!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Mother's Day Card

I made this year's Mother's Day card using the wonderful template from Crafting Paradise designed by the very clever Sara - please go and check out the site and come and join us for lots of crafty fun!

I printed out the template onto white pearlescent cardstock and added the purple/pink colour with my Lumiere Paints and the letters are painted with a gold one.   It's really hard to see the shimmery effect on a photo but it does look lovely when it catches the light I promise!  I added some tiny stamps and just added glossy accents to them and a little glitter glue to the ones on the actual letters, I didn't want to overdo the decoration on this because sometimes I can't seem to stop decorating!  There is a gorgeous little box to make for the card to 'concertina' up and fit inside but as I wanted to add some chocs I made a larger box so there would be room for them and to make it into a card and a gift all in one!  The box is just some pink cardstock I already had and embellished with the little stamps.


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Bathroom Hanger

All I need now is some rope to hang it on the bathroom door.

Saturday, 10 March 2012


And here are the cupcakes .....

Cupcake Stands

The china ones are so pretty and seem to be everywhere in the shops now but they are quite expensive.  I wondered if it would be possible to make some from thick card.  It was and now I cant stop making them!  There are so many ways to decorate them too.  With a good coat of varnish on the top they should be pretty hardwearing and shouldn't get any greasy smudges on them.  Of course, you don't have to put cakes on them, they can be very pretty in their own right too!