Thursday, 30 May 2013

Quick wedding card

I needed a card for a wedding and I needed it quickly and as I didn't have any suitable cards left in my stack (which is nearly empty as I haven't been making cards lately) I had to sacrifice an afternoon and produce something.
This is what I came up with:

Card recipe:
Papers: Bo Bunny "Crazy Love Collection"
Cardstock: Bazzill
Punches / Dies : Martha Stewart "Garden Trellis" deep border punch, Nestabilities classic scalloped circles, Nestabilities Labels 8
Stamps: Basic Grey "Wild Flowers", Lili of the Valley "Set 6 Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments"
Ribbon: Interio
Heart Pins: Anna Marie Designs

Hope you like it.


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

DIY Tile Coasters

I was looking on Pinterest one day and came across some coasters made from small bathroom tiles and thought to myself, "I can do that! They look easy enough!"
So I went shopping to get all the things I need to make these cute coasters.

 I already had enough scrapbook and card making paper that all I had to buy was the decoupage glue (you can't get Mod Podge here), the bathroom tiles (which I got a local tile dealer) and the felt for the bottom of the coasters. I got a box of 99 tiles (10x10cm) for CHF10.80 (about $10, £7.00).

I "painted" the tiles with the glue three times leaving them to dry for 20 minutes between each layer and then sprayed with a sealer to finish. 

All that was left to do after letting them dry for 24 hours was to stack them and tie with a ribbon.
What a quick, easy and cheap gift for friends or family.

Why don't you have a go at making these. You won't regret it.


Monday, 27 May 2013

Lili of The Valley - Coffee Break

Hello there! It's been a while (again), I know. 
I just wanted to show you a card I made last week using Lili of the Valley's "Coffe Break" stamp. I wanted a clean and simple card without a lot of layers but still pretty and eye catching. I think this fit the bill.

Card recipe:
Background papers: Dovecraft "Tea Party" 6x6 paper pack
Paper: LOTV smooth white cardstock
Dies: Nestabilities classic scallop cirlces, classic circle
Stamps: LOTV Coffee Break, LOTV Set 6 Dreamy Days Circular sentiments
Colour medium: Copic markers, Caran d'Ache watercolour pencils

I hope you like it.