Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Black and White girly card

It's been a little while since I posted. I took a week off to celebrate becoming a qualified accountant. I'm really excited as there will be no more studying for me, just lots of crafting :-)

Here is a little card I made using the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress System, a bit of shrink and my favourite flip flop die.

The base card is self explanatory as it made by using the Damask Letterpress plate with black ink. Once dried, I cut a circle into the card and layered a scallop around the edge.

The flip flops were cut out in black shrink plastic and then heat shrunk. I then added a little bling for effect.

Enjoy, Wendy X

Products used:
- Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Damask Plate(005)
- Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress Black Ink
- Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallops (L-CC-005)
- Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles (L-CC-001)
- Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 3 (DC0176)
- Dragonfly 4 X 8 alphabet

Products available from Creating Everlasting Memories and Creating Memories in Time. See links on the right hand side of my blog.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Felt Hair Ribbons

OK, still playing with the new nesting dies from Lifestyle Crafts. I had some felt lying around the house and wanted to making something a bit different.

Each ribbon is made uisng the 3rd smallest flower in the set. You need 4 flowers for each ribbon. Basically, fold each flower in on itself so that you have a heart shape and secure this by sewing in place. Attach 4 together and then onto a plain ribbon and you have a beautiful little hair piece!!

Enjoy, Wendy X

Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Flower DC0165 used.

Dies available from Creating Memories in Time and Creating Everlasting Memories. Links to the right on my blog.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

CMIT Halloween Challenge

Coming up in early September is our Halloween challenge for the CMIT blog.

I love Halloween, all the dressing up and fun and games. My project for the challenge is specifically designed to house 'treats'. The mini Take Out Container and Paper Bag dies are great for this.

My favourite part is the handle on the little box made from Lifestyle Crafts plastic sheets from their Media Range. I also took advantage of the new 'nesting dies' to help me decorate the items. If you are wondering the little box has the word 'BOO!' round it.

Enjoy, Wendy X

Lifestyle Crafts Products used:
- Paper Bag (DC0097)
- Take Out Container (DC0048)
- Nesting Lace Rectangles (DC0164)
- Nesting Scallop Rectangles (DC0163)
- Halloween 4x8 Alphabet
- Adhesive Sheets (L-MEDIA-005)
- Plastic Sheets (L-MEDIA-002)

Products available from Creating Everlasting Memories and Creating Memories in Time. See links on the right hand side of my blog.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Nesting Dies

I just love all dies that are nesting so it's no wonder that the new Lifestyle Crafts release is on my agenda.

This card is made using the new Nesting Lace Rectangles and the Nesting Scalloped Rectangles. I also used my favourite nesting circles and scalloped circles.

I used vellum on this card and Lifestyle Crafts have a fantastic double sided adhesive which is great when working with vellum. I attahced the vellum to te card before cutting out the circle as it would have been a nightmare lining up the holes.

Just a simple little card to send as a birthday wish or a thank you

Enjoy, Wendy X

Products used:
- Nesting Lace Rectangles (DC0164)
- Nesting Scalloped Rectangles (DC0163)
- Nesting Circles (L-CC-001)
- Nesting Scallops (L-CC-005)
- Butterfly (KS-0919)
- Lifestyle Crafts adhesive sheets (L-MEDIA-005)
- Teresa Collins 'Jaimie's Gems' (BL1909)

Products available from the stores on the right of my blog.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Sweet and Spicy

I had some really lovely products arrive on my desk yesterday and the 'Sweet and Spicy'shape dies was one of the items. I've wanted this set for ages as it has the most amazing die in it. Here is what I made.

I know it's a Christmas item but there are only approx 131 days to go and I need to be prepared this year. It's a little wreath. I cut out 4 of the shapes and stuck 2 lots of 2 of them together. I then put them either side on an acetate circle. I intend to thread some ribbon through to make it a hanging ornament.

To finish, I added some gems and a little bow.

Enjoy, Wendy X

Lifestyle Crafts products used:
- Sweet and Spicy Die Set (DH0084)
- Nesting Circles (L-CC-001)
- Baby Girl Shapes (Shape-08)

Prodcuts available from Creating Memories in Time and Creating Everlasting Memories. Links on the right hand side of my blog.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Coming Soon only to CMIT and CEM

Oh my goodness, who remembers these babies from the 2009 Christmas Release. You will only be able to get them from the stores to the right on my blog. I am very excited as they sold out in no time on their first outing!!! Woo hoo is all I can say!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Paper Bag - Gift Bag

Good evening crafters - I am so glad that Monday is over. I love my job but Monday's are a long day.

I've made quite a bit of jewellery lately so I made a gift bag today so I could send my jewellery as a present. I've used the Lifestyle Crafts 'paper Bag' die as it makes a beautiful gift bag.

I cut out the bag and then cut 3 circles into it, then outlined them with scallops. Basically, take a scalloped circle die, cut it out and then use the same circle you used to make the holes in the bag to make a hole in the middle of the scallop. I used acetate behind the holes so that I could adhere flowers to the bag.

I then layered uo some pretty flowers and left a spare place for an initial.

Hope you enjoyed this little project

Wendy X

Lifestylfe Crafts products used:
- Paper Bag die (DC0097)
- Nesting Scallops (L-CC-005)
- Nesting Circles (L-CC-001)
- Bloom (DC0074)

Products available from Creating Everlasting Memories and Creating Memories in Time stores. Links to the right of my blog!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Pizza gift box and 3D flower

Busy weekend, and not enough time for crafting!! However, I did make this little gift box today using the 'Pizza Box die' from Lifestyle Crafts and scalloped circles.

The pizza box needs no instruction, but I saw this flower design on line somewhere and I adapted it to my style. The flower is basically made out of 8 scalloped circles folded into quarters and stuck to a full scalloped circles. Once placed on top of each other and secured with a gem, they fan out beautifully and you had a lovely 3D effect. I used vellum as it made it more sturdy.

There's a great excuse to buy these dies as they are currently on sale at the stores mentioned below.


Wendy X

Lifestyle Crafts Products Used:
- Pizza Box (DC0024)
- Nesting Scallops (L-CC-005)
- Tropical Flourish (DC0147)
- Bottle Cap Inc 1/2" crystal Gems (59044)

All products are available from Creating Memories in Time and Creating Everlasting Memories stores. Links to the right hand side of my blog.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Back to school

My little baby niece Chloe starts school in September and I thought I'd make this little alphabet picture to help her with her ABC's.

I truly cannot list all the dies I used by I did want to showcase the 'Blue Sky' alphabet from Lifestyle Crafts. It's a lovely size and has a shadow too. I have had a wicked idea to use this font but you'll have to wait as it may take some time to complete.

Enjoy, Wendy X

Products available from Creating Memories in Time and Creating Everlasting Memories. Click on links on my blog page!