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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Make and Take

I forgot to post these lovely pics from the make and take at The Papeterie a few weeks ago.
This event was amazing- COMPLETELY FREE !!!
The event was hosted in the shop where myself , Jean and Louise made an assortment of cards and gift boxes. There was teas, coffees and a " fine piece"- what is that ? It's a peculiar description for something tasty to have with your cuppa ! I suppose all areas have their own expression for something similar ....
Anyway, Louise had a 3D card and as the theme was Christmas, she used a stag's head and a lovely wreath die to decorate with. They were super ! And just a wee bit different- sure to stand out on the mantlepiece ! Jean did one of her typical simple but classy stamping and die cut cards- very Christmassy and I decided to use my dies to make a simple box.

         (TOP TIP - buy 12" x 12" card from The Papeterie if you make 6"                                                        cards regularly - works out more economical and easier to cut to size !)

Christmas Box.

Cut  two 6 " x 6" piece of card. I used my trusty Crafter's Companion scoring board to score 1" on all four sides. Using the CC board makes boxes easy- after scoring one square, turn the board round and use the other end to repeat on the second piece of card....this way all the measurements are worked out for you and you end up with a lid and a box which fit beautifully  Using a basic circle die, I cut an aperture in the lid of the box and then it was ready to decorate.I then used a Spellbinder's die to cut out snowflakes to decorate the aperture.

As you can see they looked lovely in any colour and were decorated with a little bit of bling and some of the smaller snowflakes that came in the die set.
While we were all chatting and crafting , one lovely lady asked if I could cut her some of the "extra" snowflake branches in green . Intrigued with what she was going to do , I did as I was asked and this is what she proceeded to do !
AMAZING ! Thanks Colleen ! I will definitely be making up some more of them ! She went into her bag and drew out an assortment of sticky gems in all colours and glued them in place and was planning to add a small bow to it when she went home . A true crafter and thank you for sharing your ideas.
Likewise with the next image, one lady set to and did her own thing...which I personally love and again would reproduce .....
Isn't it sweet ?
Last picture ! These were also made by some of the ladies ( and one little boy !) who came to the make and take.
If you have never been before, it's worth a visit,as what ever you make take home......all free !
There were lots of new faces as well as the well-kent ones but the main thing was that we chatted, crafted, shared ideas and drank tea ! What better way to spend a Saturday morning? 
Keep a look out on their website for more events coming up !

Kate x

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Animal friends

Hey there !

It's been a bit frantic here on the crafty front and I really did go to the attic with good intentions of producing a set of instructions on how to make up the latest creations form Tattered Lace (Tiny Tubs), but you know what ? I'm not going to - not because I got side tracked in sparkly/glittery stuff or anything ....ahem ! But because they are literally soooooo easy to put together it would be a little insulting to anyone that owns a glue stick !.

I am actually going to sent a stack of uncut ones to my sister who currently child minds , however like myself , she has always been creative and crafty. She constantly has her table full of crafty bits and lets all her little charges loose to get on and craft..... Isn't that great ??? Anyway , I think they will get on fine with some scissors to cut out theses shapes, and if I have time , I might even just get some cut in a larger size using my Scan n Cut. Where would I be without it ?
Anyway, I thought you might like to see some other pics too !

Bye for now
K x