Wednesday, 14 November 2012

pink and blue

using papers from colorbox and a freebie from one of the crafting magazines, I have made this lovely box in a bag (you can find the template here
again found this on pinterest - I am becoming so addicted to it!

obviously the box is inside so you cant see it, but its the same colour as the flowers which I used a punch to make then stuck on some gems, I have used craftwork cards sentiment and used a stampin up punch to make the frame for that

I have filled it with pink and blue crafting items for a lucky crafting friends birthday

supposed to be a secret!!

ok another pinterest idea from me!

every year at our crafty bunch Christmas party
we don't have a secret santa, we all pick names out of a hat and make a place card for one of the other members who go to Sues club.

I have tried to hide the name on here but it wont seem to work, so hopefully shes not a blogger!

I used paper from Kanban, and cut the flower and holly on SCAL
added a little bit of ribbon

inside are some chocolate coins in a little plastic bag 
(unfortunately I had to eat the other chocolate coins to make sure they weren't poisonous before I gave the little package!

you can find a link to the template here, (you will need to scroll down to find it but her blog is well worth a browse anyway)
although again, me being me, had to alter it slightly for what I wanted!

off to see what else I can do with my last annual leave day!!

thanks for looking

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Gift Bow

recently within our WI we asked people to donate old books that we could give to guide dogs for the blind (not so the dogs could read them, so they could sell them)

someone donated an old family law book that was tattered and out of date by about 500 million years, so thought I might use it to recycle

now instead of crafting, I have become addicted lately to pinterest, and dreaming of all the fabulous ideas I could make!

I saw inspiration here and thought I would give it a go
however, I had to change the dimentions slightly to fit on the page, when they have advised to use 11 inches, I changed to 10, therefore had to make all pieces 1 inch shorter, in future though I will keep the middle piece at 3 1/2 inches as mine is too small

as I am also a lazy crafter, I have been playing with SCAL and made a cut file of all the pieces, so I dont have to stand over the guillotine cutting out the pieces

I most definately will be making more!

I have used some more pages making things - I will eventually get around to posting photos

thanks for dropping in
Paula xx

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