Sunday, 21 September 2014

How to make yourself a Tiny Bow!

Good Evening Crafters!
Today I shared another Crafting Tip from Me to You and I thought it would be a good idea to put some still photo's on here to help you make a bow on a fork or comb!
Now, i'm a visual learner and although I follow video's, I sometimes need to look at a photo for more detail, especially if the video is a little to quick on some stages!

Here's the link to the video!

I hope these steps help you!

                                                                   Turn the Fork over!

Happy Bow making Folks xx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Feeling Orange! Card for the day!

Hello there, Thanks for stopping by!

Today I felt that I needed some colour so decided to create an ' Bright and Breezy Card'.
Orange is one of my favorite colours, it always picks me up so that was the colour chosen!
I had purchased some hessian a little while ago so decided I wanted to incorporate it into the card design so used it as a top layer for the card!
I rounded the corners to match the card base and first layer of the card-stock. I then pulled some threads out of the sides of piece of hessian to give it a frayed look! 

The Flowers have been made using two of the Stamping Up Scallop Punches (1 1/4" & 7/8") and the white center flowers were punched from The Boho Blossoms Punch!
I used Linen Thread to decorate the smaller scallops and the new Thick Bakers Gold Twine for the larger scallops!

I die cut three sets of leaves from some retired SU paper and then took some basic rhinestones and coloured them in using an  alcohol marker to match the colour of the card-stock.
The ribbon down the left hand side of the card was coloured with SU Pumpkin Pie ink then attached to the hessian with double sided tape! Just before I stuck the ribbon down, I tied a few of the stands of hessian thread I previously pulled out of the main panel to create a embellishment with one of the smaller flowers over the top!

After making this card it got me thinking about an alternative way to make some of the flowers without punches so you can see how I did it in this video,  Crafting Tip from Me to You!

I hope you will give it a go!
Happy Crafting xx                                                                                                                                                                                                

Monday, 15 September 2014

IndigoBlu - Indian Summer

Here I go again! How about you, do you like a  challenge?

So I looked up the meaning of an Indian Summer and read that it is a heatwave in Autumn! So I had lots of ideas floating around in my head, including images of India and all the bright colours they use and after looking through my IndigoBlu stamps and paints and having a few failed attempts this is what I came up with! (Thoughts please)!

I really love the image of the lady picking flowers in the garden so felt drawn to her for this challenge!
Here is what I did to put the card together!

The stamp sets I used for this card were 'Live, Love, Laugh', Mr Darcy and Collecting Flowers by IndigoBlu!
The first step was to stamp out the images, colour them in, and for this I used a water pen then cut out the shapes!

I then stamped over the flowers again with brown ink to tone the colour down a little and went around the outside of the images with a dauber and ink!!
I went on to stamp out my main image and went over it with embossing paste to try and give it some texture! I stamped into the paste with one of the flowers. The idea was to create clouds!
Once the paste was left to dry overnight I then brought in some Distress Inks to colour the background!

Before the ink dried completely I used a baby wipe to take away some colour from the flowers to create the clouds!

I then decided to use some of the Mega-Flakes! With a small paintbrush I added details to the flowers with FlitterGlu! Then I covered the glue with the flakes and used the Scoochy Sponge to bring out the details!

I wasn't happy with the way the sentiment looked so I die cut two circles! A black base circle and a white slightly smaller circle with the sentiment stamped onto it!

I used my Sizzix machine to cut out the circles from Spellbinders!

I layered up the circles and glued them in place covering the other stamped sentiment!

The flowers were then arrange around the stamped images using Pinflair glue!

I decided the flowers need a little lift so I used some glitter in the center of each flower!

I had such a lot of fun creating this card! Why not play along too!
Happy Crafting,
Sue xx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Crafting Tips - from Me to You!

Hello Everyone, Thank you for stopping by today!
I just wanted to add a Post to point you in the direction of the New Crafting Tip video's I am adding on a daily basis!

So, just click the tab, 'Crafting Tips' on the bar above to take you straight to them!
Happy Crafting from Floss and Me! xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

Butterflies are flying Flowers!

Today I would like to share a card with you that I made for the Card Swap Challenge group I manage on Facebook!
The criteria for this month was to make a Tag Card with the main element being a Butterfly! We also needed to use five colours and ribbon!
This is what I came up with!

I posted the card on my Facebook page and had quite a few requests to do a tutorial for it so here it is!
I didn't film the making of the whole card, just the front panel!
(After the video Link I will post the list of items I used to make the card! Enjoy) xx

Project items used :-

White card Tag
White card to stamp images on
Stampin up Inks- Pistachio Pudding , Old Olive, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar
Stampin write marker -Pistachio Pudding
Ink Duster Brushes
Blending Mat or Glass Matt
Stamp Sets used - Simply Soft (Flower), Backyard Basics (Large Butterfly), Papillon Potpourri (Small Butterflies) En Francais (script).
Butterfly Punch
Ribbons - Old Olive Seam Binding, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta
Linen Thread
Double Sided Tape, Tombo Glue
Piece of scrap paper

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

From Me to You - Crafting Tips

Good Morning Everyone I hope you are well and are enjoying reading my posts! 
I have started posting Crafting Tips Everyday on my Birdcage Facebook page so will share a weeks worth of them on this blog at the end of the week! 
After running several craft workshops for new crafters I decided to start sharing some of the craft tips I have learnt over the years and to film them on a daily basis to help new crafters learn those little tricks.  
I hope to inspire others and maybe help jump start those of us who have lost our crafting Mojo from time to time!

I would love to get some feedback on what you think of these tips and if you would like any advice on a crafting issue, please let me know and I will try and help you find an answer!
Happy Crafting xx