Sunday, 27 June 2010

Finished At Last!

I was asked to make these by my cousin Zoe, who is getting married at the end of July. I started them several weeks ago, cutting and folding the card, punching out and shaping the flowers and then I ran out of enthusiasm. However, it was bothering me that they still weren't finished, so today I set up all my craft stuff in the garden under the sun umbrella and finished them off, all 80 of them.

I had nothing to put them in until I found this unused cutlery tray that will do the job until the big day.

Below is Zoe on her Hen Night last weekend
, which took place at an open air concert at Wakehurst Place (National Trust Garden) just down the road from here. We saw Fabbagirls and The Bootleg Beatles and a superb night was had by all.

We had a seventies dress code, incase you were wondering! The purple wig was well askew by the end of the night I can tell you!

On another subject altogether, I hear England played dismally today. I loathe football and didn't watch the match but it sounds as if this bloke down our allotments could have done better.

Happy Crafting and ttfn.
Fiona x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Mum's Birthday "Card"

Hello there,

It was my Mum's birthday on June 2nd and this is what I made for her from this old sweetie tin.

Are you still there?

It was also my Guest Designer piece for the June Crafty Calendar Challenge, and I was very chuffed to be invited to take part. Please have a look at the all fabulous creations by the CCC design team here. This month the theme is Bugs and Beasties.
The stamps around the outside of the tin are by Crafty Individuals. I'm not sure who the butterfly stamps on the 'dangler' are by, they were given to me by a friend but they stamped up very well on the vellum I used. All butterflies were given a liberal dose of stardust stickles. The other stamps which were heat embossed in gold are also C.I. All circles were cut out with nesties and a computer generated sentiment went into the bottom of the tin. A tissue paper flower and some ribbon on the lid completed this project.
Hope you like it and TFL,

Fiona x