Friday, 27 February 2009

I think that the title of this post sounds rather like a nursery rhyme and that has made me feel far more cheerful. God knows I need cheering up with this miserable weather. I'll stop going on about it and get down to crafting now, I promise. Today's entry is another of my calligraphy pen flower cards and I've also used the dottariffics to make the border at the bottom.

What I did and used.
1. First fold a sheet of A4 card in half to make an A5 size card.
2. Then put green dots where you want the flowers to be placed and load the light pink calligraphy pen with a little of the medium pink and get to work on those flowers. It really is easy. All you need to do is small fan shapes around the dot that you placed on the card. Sometimes I made them bigger, sometimes smaller. On others I held the dark tint to the outside. It's up to you. There are no hard and fast rules.
3. Now draw in the stems in and add a few buds.
4. To make the border across the bottom of the card cut a strip of pink card with a scollop scissors of a template. Cue a strip of white card slightly thinner so that when the white is placed on top of the pink, the pink can be seen.
5. Use the thick end of the Dottariffics in pale green to draw lines on the white strip.
6. Tie a knot in some pink ribbon and tape in place behind the strip of border card, Now stick the border card to the base card.
7. Stamp out a sentiment and stick it to the base card with 3d foam pads.
use 3d foam pads to add the dragonfly.
8. Draw a dotty border around the edge of the card and hey presto your card is finished.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Hearts it is

I decided to join the challenge on Cute Card Thursday, which, this week is to design a card with a heart on it somewhere. This is my attempt.

I used my fabulous stamp from the Glamour Girls sheet from Time to Stamp and paired it with the flowers that have just arrived on my doorstep throw in a bit of pink spotty ribbon and a button and here's my card. The paper is from Doodlebug Design.
Happy crafting.

Here'e the wonderful stamp sheet that you can use for making your own versions of this card:

Happy crafting


Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Some of you may have seen me use this stamp before and it is a very pretty stamp I know so I decided that it was just the thing to use for this CPS #99 sketch today. I've also entered it for the Arty Glitz, Button It Challenge. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

If you want to make this card then you can get this super value stamp from the Postcards and Stamps sheet. You get all of these images for just £10. It can't be better.

While I'm on the subject, here are a few more cards that you can make with this set of stamps.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Rose to the Manor Born.

If you want to make something like this then you will need to use:
The rose stamp from the Flowers and Leaves unmounted rubber stamp sheet from Time to Stamp.
3 Pink buttons
Some Scrapbooking paper in a fairly subtle shade

The message stamp from the Inspirational Sayings sheet from I Brake for Stamps.
16mm Chiffon ribbon in willow.
Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake. I used the following colours to ink up the stamp: 56, 57, 200, 202.
Stazon in Stone Grey for the message.

Below is the stamp sheet for you to see all of the fantastic stamps that are on it and remember that it can be bought for only £20.

If you click on the image you will be taken straight to the product. You will probably recognise many of the stamps from cards that I've already made.

Welcome to the new Blog

Well, you may have noticed that the Craft Fairy site has been updated and somehow in the move we seem to have lost contact with the old blog so without moaning and groaning we decided to create a new one. We will be adding some of the old favourites over the next few days so don't dispair as you will see them all before long.