Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dragonfly Card & matching gift Flower

The card is just from a craft store pack and I have adhered the image from a glitter card pad. I cut a tag for the card to add an extra dimension and co-ordinated it with the thin ribbon to tie it all together.

This flower is a nice alternative to a bow for gifts. Flower shapes were cut from the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I adhered the tied button using gem glue to ensure it wouldn't come off.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cute Christmas Bag

On the first day of December I thought I would post this super cute bag.

Of course made with the Bags, Tags & More Cricut cartridge and then I just added a couple of elements to the tags and tied them to the bag with ribbon. Super easy and effective.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mini Goodie Bags

I just LOVE my Bags, Tags & More Cricut cartridge. Here are two more super cute mini goodie bags.

The bag and tags are from the B, T & More cartridge and the Fleur De Lis cut out is from the Don Juan cartridge. I love the subtley of the colours, lovely soft blue with the white - the blue is from My Minds Eye glitter pad - the glitter is subtle and adds a new element to the tag.

This bag was made with the same items as the bag above. I'm loving the Fleur De Lis image.

I think I need to only take photos during the day with the lovely clear light. I might redo these tomoro, the photos don't do them justice.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Bags

Here are a couple of bags I have made as Christmas presents

This one I've filled with some Lemoncello chocolates. I modified the template from the earlier bags I made.

This bag and the two tags were created using the Circut Bags, Tags & More cartridge. I used the Don Juan cartridge to cut the 25. I put a soy candle into a cello bag and tied it with co-ordinating ribbon.

My Christmas theme this year is Purple [just in case you hadn't guessed] I will be posting a pic of the tree once I am happy with it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Love Banner

This is my first attempt at a banner and was created using the Cricut Home Accents cartridge for the square backs and the Don Juan cartridge for the letters.

I think it looks cute - will try another one tomorrow with some more colour in it.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Christmas Baubles

Contemporary Christmas Bauble

I love this colour combination. Chocolate and Pink are just so yummy.

Super easy to make - I got the glass baubles, ribbon & card etc from a craft store and the pebbles from the supermarket.

I'd recommend buying three of the large bags of pebbles (smarties) to fill the bauble to just under half.

There are 8 colours so you could do lots of different colour combinations.

Super Cute Christmas Bauble

I think the ribbon is just the cutest and this one is for my son for Christmas.

Paying full price for each item & using pebbles the cost is about $4- $4.50 (Cadbury Pebbles from the supermarket 140gms $2.96)

Change that and use jelly beans the cost reduces down to $2.50-$3 (Home Brand jelly beans 500gms $3.06)

I'll be using the jelly beans to make these for my sons classmates. After they eat the candy they can decorate the bauble for themselves

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Handy Handbags

I often spend hours trawling through the internet for various reasons - research, inspriation, collaboration and one such trip out in the cyberverse recently looking for Christmas ideas I stumbled upon Becky Roberts who is a Stampin Up! demonstrator. Becky upspecs her service by offering tutorials for the fab items she creates.

So these are my first and second attempt at her Purse-onally Bag. I just love the results - and they are easy!

Yes, these super cute handbags are made out of paper! The bag is big enough to fit a variety of items. I'm going to make some as part of Christmas presents so I'll post images of those with details of the presents that fit inside.

If you would like one of these made for you please message me with your details.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some more Bags, Tags & More Cricut creations & some misc cards

I'm so loving this Bags, Tags & More cartridge - it's makes so many cute things.

This would be cute for Easter - I think it will go to the Gala with some yummy things in it

A lovely card with a matching bag - Love this chocolate and Tiffany Blue combination

Another card and bag combo - Could be used for many different occassions

These shapes are from the Home Accents Cricut cartridge

A very easy to create card - quick and effective

Lots of different elements and papers - another great colour combo

A masculine birthday card

A simple design for this Thank you card

Pink, brown & soft lemon make a great look for this cutie

Hot pink and bright green - A card for my BFF

Another card with pink - spot a theme?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

School Gala Day Crafts

My son is having a school gala and I've been making some craft items to donate. These are some of the little bags - they are all from the Cricut 'Bags, Tags & More' cartridge.

A bag with chocolates in it

So cute with the co-ordinating ribbon to tie the celophane bag

Lunch Bag with Flower Tag

Lunch Bag with Round Tag

The motif has a velvet feel - very festive

This is my favourite bag shape - it's so versatile

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Art of Craft


This is the Blog for my crafts. Mostly paper crafts but I will have other things as I go along.

I hope you enjoy and maybe get some inspiration.