Sunday, 11 November 2012

made with love nursery wall art

Here's a photo of my completed wall art I made for the nursery.
The first one consists of painted, laser cut, wooden typography, (which already features on my blog).
 I never got round to photographing the other two until now. 
The second piece was constructed using buttons, which I attached in the heart formation using a hot glue gun. The last creation was created from a template, which I made from butterfly vectors that I found online. I copied and pasted them to a word document - cropped, arranged and printed them when I was happy with the layout. I then used my light box to lightly trace the outline on card using a pencil and cut the around the outside of the wings with a craft knife. I mounted some patterned card stock behind the butterflies. 
All ready for baby arriving in 2 days time! x

handmade christmas cards continued...

Here are a couple more new christmas card designs that I have been working on this week.

I have used parcel paper to create a border behind the red patterned paper. I bought mini gift tags from Wilkos (£1.00 for 8) but they were too dark to print on, so I decided to make my own instead. I pinched the dark brown disc and string from the original though to give it an authentic look. 

I used my clear acrylic stamps to create the labels, printing the words twice (in red and gold ink), slightly off-set to create a drop shadow effect. 
I attached some self adhesive foam underneath the gift tag to raise it and create more of a feature and used a hot glue gun to attach the button. 
I wanted to keep the messages simple as the typography is so beautiful on the christmas paper. 

handmade christmas cards

I have had a go at making some new christmas card designs (while I still have the time) using some pretty papers that I picked up last year in the sale.  

I made the mini christmas stocking using felt and hand embroidery, just to add a different texture to the card and to create a fun main feature. 

The cards are white, C6, pre-cut and come with envelopes which cost around £4.99 from hobbycraft.
I attached a piece of self adhesive foam pad to the back of the stocking to create a relief effect, although you cant really tell from the photo. The ribbon was £1.09 a roll and the button was sourced from the hobbycraft Basics Range - £1.00 for a bag of about 50 (mixed colours).

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

thank you so much...

I am counting down the days as I am due to give birth next week to a baby boy.
As my maternity leave started his week, I thought I would try and get organised by making some thank you cards for the lovely presents we have received from family and friends. I have made about a dozen so far, all in the same style, using patterned papers, textured card, pre-cut cards and envelopes and my sewing machine.