Tuesday, 12 November 2019

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - SUPER LARGE GIFT BAG

Good morning crafting friends

Thank you for your positive comments yesterday.  Fingers crossed everything turns out how it should!


This gift bag is really so easy to make and an excellent size.  I've not used Christmas paper but I would try to use double sided paper, not that it's obligatory, it just looks prettier when the recipient opens the bag

You will need one sheet of 12" x 12" paper, ribbon, double sided tape, score board and any embellishments you may wish to use


 I'm using double sided paper for this gift bag and scored it on the outside so that it would show better on the inside for you


Score at:  4"  53/4"  93/4" and 111/2"

Turn paper a quarter turn and score at:  13/4" and 9"

On the narrowest side, see above picture, on the right, remove the bottom rectangle

Then cut to the first score line on the 3 rectangles at the bottom, as shown above


Turn paper over to the right side and add double sided tape to the narrowest edge, as shown on the left side above


Turn over paper again to add double side tape to one of the largest oblongs at the bottom, as shown above

Remove the backing from the narrowest edge and adhere to the opposite side

The remove the backing from the bottom piece of paper, fold over the longest piece first, then the 2 two and, finally, the remaining piece with the double side tape on it and press firmly





If you hold the gift bag with both hands and press in the top section you will achieve the above look

You can either adhere ribbon to the back, leaving enough length to tie a bow at the front, as shown on the teal bag, or punch two holes right through, and slot the ribbon through


The choice is now yours how you would like to decorate the front

The finished measurement is:  10" h, 4" w and a tad over 11/2" deep

I hope you will try this

June x




Monday, 11 November 2019

WISHING YOU WERE HERE

Good morning crafting friends

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend despite the cold and wet weather!

I had an appointment with a neurosurgeon on Saturday, at the RVI in Newcastle.  There is 'something' in/on my spine that he can't explain and wants me to have a full spine MRI very soon
The endoscopy unit at Bishop Auckland Hospital are booking me in for a top and tail (urrrrrgh) endoscopy and colonoscopy within the two week urgent referral procedure and it doesn't end there as, this coming Saturday, I'm at the Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Durham, to finally see Professor Kumar/Rheumatologist!  Hopefully, when all of the above comes to an end, not literally I hope, hubby and I won't know what to do with ourselves.  These health problems have been every day since 21 December 2018!  Obviously the rheumatoid never stops but boy everything else that's been thrown at me has been trying to say the least.  Have I also mentioned the GP is sending me for an ultrasound as she thinks I have a 'Baker's Cyst'?  Roll on 2020


Now onto something nice!


I stamped the flowers onto ordinary white cardstock and coloured them using watercolour pencils

The sentiment was heat embossed

I then added the card to a slightly larger red 'pebble' effect paper and adhered it to the card base


I used the larger stamp for the front and back of the envelope and the inside of the card

The verse was also heat embossed


INGREDIENTS:
  • flowers - magazine freebie
  • sentiment/verse stamp set - Creative Expressions
  • watercolour pencils - Derwent
  • metallic gold rich embossing powder - WOW
  • ink pad - VersaFine CLAIR
I'm sending this card to my aunt in Canada

June x


Sunday, 10 November 2019

FRIDAY FREEBIE WINNER

Good morning crafting friends

Here is the winner of this week's stencil:


Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):8
The winner:Sue M
CONGRATULATIONS

Your win will be with you soon

June x

Saturday, 9 November 2019

WARMEST WISHES

Good morning crafty friends

I'm thinking this card could be classed as a CAS?


It has a top panel that is 3/4 embossed, some stamping, ribbon and the 3 leaves

I used a new stamp set for the dots/circles and 4 ink colours

The sentiment is embossed and I fussy cut the leaves.  I think it could pass as a man's card too



INGREDIENTS:
  • embossing folder - Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-006
  • stamp set - Background Builders/Classic - UNIKO 8861
  • tangerine/potter's clay/lady bug ink pads - Memento
  • green ink pad - Papercraft Society 
  • walnut stain - Distress Oxide/Ranger
  • sentiment stamp - Warmest Wishes/Creative Expressions UMS003
  • leaf stamps - Clarity
  • ribbon - my stash
The winner of this week's card is:


Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):9
The winner:Karenladd

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your card will be winging its way to you soon

June x


Friday, 8 November 2019

UPCYCLED FESTIVE FRIDAY & FRIDAY FREEBIE

Good morning crafty friends

I have kept today's card for approximately two years because when I saw it I knew I had to upcycle it.  One of my nieces sent it to us.... do you think she'd remember if I sent it back to her ;)  


In the 'flesh' it is so beautiful and has exceptionally fine lines/threads of gold going across the card

Now had I tried to get that look of flash of brightness, that's showing across the middle of the card, I would not have succeeded!  I've no idea how it happened but I think it looks wonderful

I removed the card front and added it to a slightly larger panel of gold mirri and then onto an ivory 8"square card base 

I will decorate the inside when I know to whom I'm sending it to

This week's freebie is a 'bubbles' stencil by Dutch Doobadoo.  If you would like your name added to the draw please leave me a comment on this post.  The winner will be announced on Sunday's post

You have until 6pm Saturday to comment

I hope you all have a good weekend and the weather stays kind for you should you be planning  anything involving the outdoors!


June x

Thursday, 7 November 2019

LITTLE TREAT PACKETS

Good morning crafty friends

If you have an abundance of 6"x6" papers this technique is a quick and easy one to make and not just for Christmas!


(just noticed I'm missing one forward slash before the wwws!)

You need a 6"square piece of paper, scoring board, tape, 2" punch or die (quicker if you have the punch) and a few embellishments

I chose to punch a hole in the above and add ribbon although that's not really necessary


With a 2" circle punch, or die, cut away the paper in the centre


Score either side of the 'shoulders', there's isn't  an exact measurement but you can see how I scored mine


At the bottom of the paper score 1/2" then cut away to two end pieces  as above


Add tape to one side and the tab at the bottom
Adhere the sides then the bottom


There is quite a bit of room inside.  Ideal for little treats or candy canes which is what I'm going to fill mine with and when I buy one of those small white skeleton trees (I've seen them in Hobbycraft) I'll hang them on that in the hall







June x

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY ~~~ A TRIO OF TULIPS

Good morning crafty friends


I've had the background made on this card for a while.  I used second generation stamping and a mix of two colours to stamp the feather background

I then added it to a panel of black card followed by adhering it to the DL white base card


The tulips leaves and butterfly were die cut from black card and the sentiment was also adhered to black card.  I added mounting to the this


I then embossed the tulip die on both sides of the insert paper

INGREDIENTS:
  • white and black card
  • feather stamp - Clarity
  • distress oxide inks - Tim Holtz
  • butterfly die - Spellbinders
  • tulip die set - Memory Box
Please leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw to win this card

You have until 6pm Saturday to do so.  The winner is picked by
  Random Name Picker
and we ship internationally at cost to you

June

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

PAPERCRAFT SOCIETY BOX ISSUE 2 PLUS A TIP FOR ANOTHER WAY OF USING YOUR CARD LEFTOVERS

Good afternoon on this miserable wet day

Apologies I didn't make the 2pm blog post, I was called into the doctors again.  I think they're missing me since Friday! 

The Papercraft Society Box, Issue 2, arrived and I wanted to open on camera but the box looked so inviting I had to get in there and see what goodies had been sent.  I wasn't disappointed

On the video there is another tip on how to use your card left-overs and I hope it'll be of help to you.  You could always make a small bundle of them to send to another craft friend or donate etc etc


This is the gift bag using elements from the box



Enjoy!

June




Monday, 4 November 2019

SMALL CRAFT HAUL, TWO TIPS & ONE CARD

Good morning crafty friends

I hope you've enjoyed your weekend.  We've had plenty of rain here and it seems, to me, the nights are 'cutting in' much earlier than before!  It must be an age thing haha

I've mentioned  two tips in this video that may be of benefit to you, there's also several stamps sets I've purchased and the long awaited Sizzix glue gun.  I really love using this!


I've made today's card for one of my sister-in-law's birthday.  Apart from the die cuts for the sentiment everything else is from Crafter's Companion


I've detailed what I've used on the video




June

Sunday, 3 November 2019

FRIDAY FREEBIE WINNER

Good morning crafty friends

I've bought a few craft goodies that I'll be showing you tomorrow, in particular one that I really liked how it turned out on a card but for today I have the winner of the dazzlers

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):8
The winner:Jenny H

CONGRATULATIONS

Please email your postal details, so that I can send your win, to:

poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com

June x

Saturday, 2 November 2019

CARD WINNER

Good morning crafty friends

The winner of this week's card is:

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):9
The winner:auntie millie

CONGRATULATIONS

Your card will be winging its way to you soon

June x

Friday, 1 November 2019

THINKING OF YOU & FRIDAY FREEBIE

Good morning my crafty friends

A few days ago hubby and I attended a friend's mum's funeral, she was 98!

This lady was an extremely talented and artistic individual and, because of this,  was the reason why I decided to make today's card  a little different to the usual condolence cards 

I made a 6" square card using a pretty linen cardstock , I cut the white card to fit the size of the stamp and a slightly larger panel of black card

A large corner punch was used on only the white card

I chose a distress oxide ink pad to ink the stamp then spritzed a little water over it to give a distressed look

This lady loved butterflies, there is one in the top left corner and the words at the top read....

'Keeper of my soul
Holder of my heart'

towards the bottom right there is FRAGILE in the image.  I thought that was appropriate also for her son



I used the same stamp to stamp the envelope using a black ink pad

INGREDIENTS:
  • linen card - Vintage Lace Collection/Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • floral stamp - Woodward
  • distress oxide - milled lavender/Ranger
  • insert sentiment - CC
This week's freebie is a set of pale lavender dazzlers by Creative Expressions.  You can add your own colour to these using various marker pens


Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw and you have until 6pm Saturday to do so.  The winner, picked by
 Random Name Picker
will be announced on Sunday's blog

Hope you all have a good weekend

June x


Thursday, 31 October 2019

EASY MAKE HALLOWEEN TREAT BOX

Good morning crafty friends

I say this every year that I'm not a 'Halloween' person but when you've a blog and a grandson you need to make an exception haha

I made this treat box for Max and popped a little cash inside


It's 3" x 3" x 1" and as Monday's picture shows (see bottom of post) change out colour of card/papers etc and you can have a pretty treat/gift box any time of the year

The video shows only the making of the basic box


For the decoration I masked an area to create a moon then used 3 shades of distress oxides for the background colour

All the stamps are from a magazine, possibly last year

I shredded black and orange card to fill the pull out drawer





June

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning crafty friends

Thank you for replying to my card issue yesterday.  I will certainly let you know if I find a solution!

A CAS card for this week's give-away

The stem of the flower does say 'tulip' and I've had the stamp for many years



Leave a comment, by 6pm Friday, if you would like your name added to the draw.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

We ship internationally at no cost to you 

June

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - SUPER LARGE GIFT BAG

Good morning crafting friends Thank you for your positive comments yesterday.  Fingers crossed everything turns out how it should! ...