Sunday, 6 February 2022

First challenge back

Hi All

So here is my card,

Its been a while since i have been on my blog, you know how life 
sometimes just gets in the way.
Well hopefully i will feel more like crafting and realy looking forward to  getting back into the crafty comunity and sharing the crafty love 💖


Stamping Bella Cupid stamp

Déco Time Cardboard Patterns 6x12

Chloes Creative cards Ribbon, Night Sky

New Challenges 


Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February Challenge

Hearts or Flowers

My Heart BEETS For You

Love, Anniversary, Wedding

Creative Knockouts

Lots of layers

Happy Crafting

  Melanie :)

Friday, 22 September 2017

Beautiful Gift Box

 Today`s post is a gift box i made just the other day,
It was a trial to see if i could make a large- ish box just using A4 card stock.
I wanted it to be big enough to fit the Swirly snowflakes thinlits dies across each side with just a little trimming off the edges.
Dimensions of the box are 5.5 x 5.5
and the height is 5 1/4 inch
It turned out better than i though and out of just 3 sheets of A4 Very Vanilla thick card for the actual box and lid construction.

For the lid cut and layered Gold foil card with more Very vanilla card twice, the larger square of Very Vanilla has been embossed using the planks dynamic embossing folder.
for the very top layer i cut the intricate snowflake die twice and cut around to release the individual snowflakes.
I used little dabs of glue to stick four of them to the top, one at each corner.
I cut the smaller snowflakes from the die set and added them to the spaces in between.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set in gold embossing powder and but using the 6th largest circle die from the Layering Circle dies and mounted that onto a slightly larger gold foil scalloped circle from the same die set then used Stampin dimensional to stick to the centre of the lid box lid.
For the decoration around the box lid i cut four pieces of foil at 2.5 x 5 1/4 and used the outer edge die from the Swirly snowflakes thinlits dies then lined up the detail snowflake die ontopp and ran it threw to just emboss on it, then glues it inside the box lid on each side.
For the outer lid decoration i cut gold foil to 1 x 5 1/4 and also ran it threw to only emboss the detail of the snowflake then glued to each side.

 For the decoration around the bottom edge of the box
i first cut four pieces of gold foil sheet to the size of the detailed snowflake die and stuck them to a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet, then ran each one threw my die cutter with the die.
It was then easy to remove the backing and stick the die cut straight to the box just trimming any bits that stuck over the sides.

For a finishing touch i cut a piece of foil sheet just short of 5.5 x 5.5 and added glue and placed in the bottom of the box.

I hope to get a PDF up soon to show the sizes and construction of the box.

Thanks for visiting
Hope you like,

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Love You More Than Honey

Hi and welcome to my blog x
Today's card is a fun shaker card made using 
 Stampin Up stamp and matching die set 
A Little Wild Bundle.

For this card you will need:-
and for the sentiment More Than Chocolate stamp set

I first made my A6 card base using the thick whisper white,  then cut a piece of whisper white for the front of the card and ran it threw the big shot in the embossing folder and attached to the card front.
To make the Shaker element i used the largest of stitched circle die to cut a base then stamped my design on to it, then i cut another piece using the largest stitched circle with the next size down one inside to create a frame for the top i also cut a piece of window sheet using the largest again and stuck this to the back of the frame then stuck the adhesive foam strip around the frame.
I stamped coloured and cut lots of the bees from the stamp set and placed them in the centre of circle i had cut stamped and coloured the branch and Honey pot on with a bit of glitter.
i then carefully took the tape off the adhesive strip and placed the top over and stuck it together.
I then applied glue to the back and stuck the shaker to the card base.
I stamped the cute bear and coloured it using my blender pen cut it out with the co-ordinating die and stuck it to the bottom of the card with some foam adhesive all that was left is to stamp the sentiment.
this was a little tricky as i had to mask out the chocolate from one stamp and only ink the honey from the other stamp and used my stamp-am- jig to line it up.
I cut this to a rectangle then cut a slightly larger rectangle in So Saffron and mounted them together onto the bottom of the card as shown.

I just love the A Little Wild Bundle and now is a great time to buy as the bundle has 10% off 
Thank you so much for spending the time to come visit me.