Sunday, 29 April 2018

Gorgeous Pencil Sleeve



Hi Everyone.

Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you for stopping by today.

Just recently i bought some personalized Pencils that have my website on them. I have seen these around & new i wanted to get some. I will probably gift some of them to my customers etc. With that in mind i thought it would be a nice idea to make a sleeve to gift to the pencil. They are very quick & simple to make & just make this little gift that extra bit special.





You can make this project from either DSP or Card stock, the choice is yours. The one i made in card was also heat embossed with Silver powder. I used the gorgeous Crafting Forever stamp set to heat emboss the pens on the front. I love how this one turned out.

DIMENSIONS

CARDSTOCK MEASURING 2 1/4" X 6"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/4" ON BOTH SIDES

CARDSTOCK MEASURING 1 3/4" X 11 3/4"

I also think these would make great little gifts to sell at Craft Fairs.

Please find the link to my YouTube tutorial at the end of this post.

Bye for now!

Love
Ann xx



Saturday, 28 April 2018

NEW Weekly Card Sketch On My Facebook Craft Forum!! Week 1

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog on this lovely Saturday!!

I do not normally do a blog post on a Saturday however, i will be now! I don't know if you are aware that i have my own Facebook Craft group/Forum. You are very , very welcome to join wherever you are from! Here is the link to my group:

Positively Papercraft Facebook Craft Forum

Last week i decided to start a new weekly card sketch challenge. We had lots of lovely entries & i want to share them with you all. I will put up a new card sketch every Sunday & it will close the following Saturday. Then i will do a blog post every Saturday and show you all of the lovely entries!!

This was the card sketch that i chose for last week.


You do not have to follow the sketch exactly, it is just there as a guide. You can of course copy it to perfection if you want to. The choice is yours.
So please find all the gorgeous entries below!!
















I think you will agree with me that all of these cards are just beautiful!! This weekly challenge is just for fun but i have decided to chose a winner & a runner up! Again it is just for fun but i will mention the Ladies names :-)

Ok! so i have decided the winner is.................

Sue Bishop 

I LOVE everything about this card! It really is so beautiful & reminds me of a beautiful cottage garden in the country. Thank you for creating your beautiful card Sue.

The runner up goes to............................
Janice Mills!!

This card is gorgeous!! It also just screams fun to me! I LOVE it. Well done Janice and thank you for creating this very beautiful and fun card.

I hope you have enjoyed the weekly sketch challenge and please join my Facebook group! You will have a great time and may see your card featured on here next time!!

Bye for now
Love Ann xx

Friday, 27 April 2018

Gorgeous Origami Fold Out Card Using Lift Me Up

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog on this fabulous Friday!!

Today i have a really cool & sweet little project! It's called a Origami Fold Card ( I believe!) I love this card & whoever you give it to will think its so cool!!

This card really is not hard to make at all! I think the tricky bit can be getting the fold right. Once you have that & the more you fold it in & out, the easier it will become.




One of the great things about this card is that you can use up your scraps to make it. The little squares of card stock & DSP i used all measure 1 7/8 x 1 7/8".
Below you will find all the measurements and also the link for my YouTube tutorial.

DIMENSIONS

WHISPER WHITE CARD MEASURING 8" X 8"

SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 2" THEN SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 4" BUT ONLY DOWN TO THE FIRST SCORE LINE.

8 PIECES OF DSP MEASURING 1 7/8" SQUARE

6 PIECES OF CARD MEASURING 1 7/8" SQUARE

I hope you will have a go at making one of these fun cards. I love it and i think it would be great for children.

I will be back again on Sunday with another project.

Bye for now
Love Ann xx


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

3 Tier Basket/Storage Trays


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you for stopping by!

Today i have a really sweet project. I was inspired by a cake/sandwich tray! I new in my head what i wanted it to look like & i am quite pleased with the end result. I hope you are too.
This would be great to display in your Bedroom maybe? You could pop some little nik naks in it or maybe you could keep it in your Craft Room/Office and keep stationary bits in it. The choice is yours! You could even put some lovely Gifts in and maybe wrap it in cellophane and give it as a pretty gift.



This project is really quite simple to make and all you need is some thin strips of card & also the Layering Circle Framelits. I decided to make mine in Basic Blab card & the Petal Passion Designer Paper. Of course you can make yours in whatever design you like.

DIMENSIONS

3 PIECES OF CARD STOCK MEASURING 1 1/4" X 10"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE OF ALL 3 PIECES @ 1/4"

2 PIECES OF CARD FOR THE HANDLES MEASURING 1" X 9 1/2"

6 X LARGEST LAYERING CIRCLES CUT FROM CARD STOCK

3 X 2ND LARGEST LAYERING CIRCLE CUT FROM DSP

Please watch my YouTube video which you can find listed at the end of this post as well as a list of all the products i used to make this project.You can purchase the products from my 24/7 online shop. please just click the items in the product list to be taken to my shop.

I hope you like my project and will maybe have a try at making your own.

Thank you

Love Ann xx





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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Week 4 The Happy Crafters Design Team-Bird Banter

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and week 4 of the April design team.
Sadly this will be the last design team project from the Happy Crafters for a while. As i said last week i may start doing it again later in the year but we will see how things go.

I have had a great few months seeing the beautiful things the Ladies have made and i will miss it lots. I purchase the stamp sets myself and send them to the Ladies free of charge. It can get quite costly and at the minute its just not possible. I am not fortunate to have hundreds of customers and even though i work my fingers to the bone i still do not make very much.

Anyway, as usual i have linked the Ladies projects below. Please just click the links and it will take you direct to there blog.

Here is the link to Gemma's project:

https://thecraftylittlegem.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/cute-little-boxes.html


Here is the link to Tracey's project:

http://www.starburstcrafts.co.uk/2018/04/4-happy-crafters-design-team.html



Thank you

Love
Ann xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

#3 Memories & More Monday-Fancy Fold Card!



Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & project number 3 of my Memories & More Monday series. I am sorry that i did not have time to bring you #3 last Monday, however i have made today's project #3 :-) .
This week i have decided to use one of my favourite packs...Petal passion card pack! I LOVE this one. The whole pack is just beautiful & i dont think that there is anything i don't like in it!

The project i chose to make with the pack is this gorgeous fancy fold card. This card is very easy to make so please give it a go!! It most defiantly has that wow factor!! I hope you agree.



DIMENSIONS

  • 2 PIECES WHISPER WHITE CARD MEASURING 5" X 4"
  • 1 PIECE OF BASIC BLACK CARD MEASURING 4" X 11 3/4",  SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 15/16",  5 7/8"  &  TURN THE CARD & SCORE AGAIN @ 2 15/16"
  • 2 PIECES OF WHISPER WHITE FOR THE TAGS MEASURING 2" X 4"
Please check out my Youtube tutorial which you can find listed at the end of this log post. I have also listed all the products that i used to make this card.

Thank you!

Love
Ann xx




Sunday, 22 April 2018

Beautiful Dragonfly Light Box



Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & thank you for visiting today.
I LOVE today's project & i would like to say first that i CASED this from a lovely lady in my team. The Lady is Andrea Parr & HERE IS THE LINK to Andrea's Blog post.

This beautiful light box is very simple to make and also great fun! Andrea made hers using the large Butterfly die but i decided to use the Dragonfly Thinlits for mine. The idea is to pop a battery operated Tea light inside the box. Please DO NOT use a real tealight as you will cause a fire. You can pick up battery Tealights from pound shops etc.

I used Very vanilla card for my light box pictured abouve and i hand stamped the background with the beautiful Touches of texture stamp set. The light box that is pictured below was made using Sahara Sand card stock & also the Perennial Birthday stamp set.



I hope you like today's tutorial and will have a go at making one yourself. This would make a very special gift for someone and its also very unique.

DIMENSIONS

CARD STOCK MEASURING 12 X 10"

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2" & 10"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2",  7"  &  9"

CARDSTOCK MEASURING 12" X 7"

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2" & 10"

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 2"

VELLUM MEASURES 6 3/4" X 4"

Thank you for popping by and i will be back tomorrow with another Memories & More Monday.

Love
Ann xx



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Positively Papercraft Blog Hop For National Tea Day!!




Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog on this fabulous National Tea Day!!
To celebrate, the Happy Crafters are having there very first Blog Hop!!. I am so excited!!

One of the lovely Ladies in my team (Andrea Parr) arranged for us to have this blog and she very kindly has donated a prize for the winner! The winner will receive a huge tin of delicious flavoured Tea Bags! How kind.

Obviously we have to make something that involves Tea. I have made a very cute book style project which holds 1 Tea Bag. It was very simple to make and i love it! I hope you do to and i hope you enjoy seeing all the Ladies projects.

DIRECTIONS

VERY VANILLA CARD MEASURING 6 1/4" X 4" 

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3" & 3 1/4"

DSP X 3 MEASURING 2 7/8" X 3 7/8" 

Below you can find a 'next' button. If you click that it will take you to the next blog & project.

Thank you

Love Ann xx





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