Sunday, 16 May 2010

My first intage frame

I was walking round Hobby craft and saw these frames for under a £1 so i got a few I've had them for quite a while now but when i got my Martha Stewart glue and seal i thought I'd use it on the frame with v&a papers one of my own handmade lollipop flowers some prima some feathers and i pleated the lace and added some braid over the top and I'm really pleased with how it turned out .

I just love my new stamp

The other day i went craft shopping yes i no again lol i just cant stop its so addictive.
Well i was in Coleman's and found this beautiful stamp by inkadinkado love there stamps.
and i had to try it out asap lol and I'm so pleased with it look how my card turned out i think it looks really pretty with my handmade lollipop flowers yes again more flowers lol but just love them.
If you want to see any of my crafts or scrapbooking items please check out my you tube my id is thetoad78 and please leave comments as i love to hear what everyone thinks of my work.
I've not been on there long but when i get enough subscribers I'm thinking of doing a flower swap because I'd love to see other crafters work everyone on there is so so talented so much inspiration.
I'm also on your paper pantry and omg there are so many lovely people on there and again so much talent so get over there and check them out

My homemade strawberry tarts

I was going through a stage where i was buying so many of these little beauties a week that i sat back and thought i bet i can make my own at a fraction of the price and oh my god they are so delicious now i always make my own

My ribbon flowers made with glue dots !!

Hey everyone yes I'm making flowers again lol but don't you just love handmade embellishments so unique everyone different.
Well this is my ribbon flower made from silk ribbon BUT i don't own a glue gun and really wanted to try these ribbons out as I'd seen load of tutorials on you tube so i was rummaging through my stash and i found my glue dots just normal glue dots and gave them a go and I'm so glad i did i cant stop making them they are so lovely so if you don't have a glue gun give them a go you will not be disappointed

Monday, 10 May 2010

Scallop paper flowers and other die cut flowers

Good morning everyone these are my new paper flowers inspired by a lady on YouTube id name Jennings644 please go check out her vids she is amazing and will be sure to make you chuckle.

These were made using a 2" scallop punch by ek success and a stampin up scallop punch which is slightly smaller than 2" and i also cut out a template of a daisy for the larger flowers the other two flowers have been made using the sizzix flower dies i think they are flowers set 2# and blooms beauty flower die.
Please check my tutorial on you tube on how to make them thetoad78 is my id.Have a great day and i hope I've inspired you .

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Toliet roll tube album

I no i have not posted in a while but i have lots of stuff to share with you and hopefully you'll like it all i have also done some videos on you tube which once i figure out how to post them on my blog lol they'll be on here.
Right here goes i was scouting through you tube and blog hoping and i came across a lady that made these mini albums out of toilet roll tubes. And believe me i have hundreds as i recycle and the kids love to make robots out of them lol bless um.

I grabbed a handful and flattened them with my bone folder but i wanted them flatter so i put them under my card stock stack for a day it did the trick lol.
Then i used some acrylic paint and paint the whole tube in latte and distressed in with chocolate in and my Heidi swapp distresser.
I also have a tutorial on how to make the paper flowers in the bottom corner on you tube i will post it on here next.
I used making memories papers from the just chilling range and again mm felt alpha stickers then i made a tag and again distressed it and cut a red scallop with my stampin up scallop punch and folded it in half and used it as a tag pull.
I hope it inspires you to make your own and please if you do send me in some of your pics would love to see them.