Friday, November 16, 2012

Project Christmas Stamps: Stamp 3

Hello hello! I bring another card with me today. Another one of those stamps I got at, yes you guessed it right, Riot! I'm quite obsessive that way, I see stamps, I buy stamps, LOL! So I'd bought a bunch of these on a Christmas theme spree. The Christmas carols playing at the store, the store attendants wearing cute Santa hats and a general feeling of 'oh-it's-Christmas' all together created the perfect setting to get hypnotised and buy half a dozen rubber stamps that day! This is the stamp -


And here's the card -


With this card I actually didn't know where I was going and it ended up being eclectic. And I like it! It's something totally out there, you either love it or you hate it kind of a thing. Husby hated it, me, I quite like it :) There's something interesting about that jolly Santa juxtaposed there with the unconventional choice of two seemingly uncoordinated pattern papers. Whatever, no need to muse over it so much I guess, I like how it turned out, ha!
Of course, how can Santa not have some Christmas sparkle right? So I ran a line of stickles around his cap. More bling with some sparkly rhinestones and just some highlighting with a white gel pen and a plum marker.
I didn't add any sentiment. Somehow every time I look at the smiling Santa, there's a really deep Ho-Ho-Ho that plays in my head...is it just me, am I hearing voices again? Just kidding! I think Santa does the talking in this card J

So that's Stamp 3 in my Project Christmas Stamps. Have you started making cards for the holidays yet?

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Project Christmas Stamps: Stamp 2

**Scroll down to see my guest post on Aalayam**

Hi! I'm back again with another stamp. This is Stamp 2 in my series, read about Project Christmas Stamps and see Stamp 1 here.

Got this one at Riot, a simple, no-fuss sentiment stamp.


And here's the card I made - 


Don't you think the card reflects the simplicity of the stamp itself? I decided to use the sentiment as the focal element here and highlighted it with sparkly rhinestones and a white gel pen. I also lightly inked the edges of the die cut with the same plum ink which I stamped the sentiment in. Rounded the corners off at the bottom, and the card was done!

Have you rummaged through your stamp collection yet? What have you pulled out that you'd like to use in a project soon? Leave a comment, would love to hear!

Be back again real soon with another stamp and another card.
Until then, Happy Crafting!


Guest Post at Aalayam

Good Morning! It's totally my kind of day today - slightly cold, the scent of a light drizzle from last night, and birds shaking off their wet feathers on rooftops, chirping away!

I'd like to share with you all a wonderful blog that one of my girl pals co-writes - Aalayam. Here's what the writers say about their blog -

Aalayam is co-authored by Deepa and Supriya. We are passionate about living the good life and by extension we love design, d├ęcor, travel, photography, good food, and the vast richness of world culture! The entries in Aalayam will reflect our ethnic Indian culture while juxtaposing the global appeal for readers, followers and pinners from all over the world. Via feature posts on topics as varied as the red ochre of the Warli paintings to the weft weave of the Ikkat dyeing, Aalayam will strive to be an intellectually and visually stimulating experience for our readers. Come join us at Aalayam! 

Supriya & I go way back. We went to the same school and have had some great times together. And it's so wonderful to be able to stay in touch and be connected, even after all these years! That we both love everything arty and chic and eclectic just makes the friendship even more colourful and sort of close to the heart :)

I'm guest posting there! I have a really fun and easy DIY project for you. So head over to Aalayam to see my post.

Have a wonderful day you all!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Project Christmas Stamps: Stamp 1

Hey there! 'tis the season, already! Gosh, where does time go?!

The other day I was clearing up my (very) messy craft room and now it looks so much better, I can actually see the floor!! While working on Little Miss' birthday party projects I seemed to have pulled out e.v.e.r.y one of my craft supplies, although for the life of me, I can't imagine why! And then weeks and weeks after that I had simply let things pile on there, always closing the door to that room as if if I did that some little elves would come in and clean up the room for me at night.

Anyway, I totally have this rather annoying habit of digressing way too often, ha! Now, while I cleared up the room (yeah, those elves never came!) I dug into my rubber stamps' drawers and picked some Christmas themed ones. I thought I'd do a series about cards I make using each of those stamps. You know, have some fun, get creative (and justify the years 'n' years of hoarding.)

So here's the first in the said series, that I'll call Project Christmas Stamps ( makes me feel good 'cos it sounds oh-so-grand!)

This stamp is something I picked up...Mmm...I tell you, I forget!! I have no idea when and where I bought this one, but I have it and I inked it. I remember now - at Riot Art & Craft Store! I bought a bunch of these really cute itty bitty Christmas stamps last year...and this is one of them.



Here's the card I made. Just a clean and simple card - 4x6, chocolate brown base, layered with pattern paper from K&Co (which I had picked up like ages ago, seriously!) and a banner stamped with the sentiment. Can it get easier than that? Oh and some bling and faux stitching, of course :)


Do you have any Christmas themed stamps (or any stamp) that you've been wanting to ink up? Leave a comment here, I would love to hear from you!

See you again tomorrow with another stamp and another card :)

Until then, Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 12, 2012

I think I'll move onto other stuff...

Hey there! I was 'supposed' to finish my post on all the exciting projects I took on for Little Miss' First Birthday Party, but, sadly, I do not have ANY pictures of the party favors I made :( Aargh! I could smack myself! I guess in all the excitement and anxiety of getting them done, all packed and ready to go I did not stop for one moment and think, 'Hang on, lemme quickly get a few pictures to put on my blog...'. Nope, didn't do that and now I don't have any pictures of the finished projects. Sigh!

But, anyway, let me at least tell you what the goodie-bags had in them -

I bought some notebooks from a local store here and covered them in colourful and pretty scrapbook paper in the theme colours. Then I used the stamp set Quinn's ABCs from Lawn Fawn and stamped each notebook, on the cover, with the respective child's name. It makes for a fun personalised gift.

Then, I made some bag toppers for 4x6 size self sealing clear bags and filled them with some Hershey's Kisses. I might have had a picture of one of those which was an extra one, but husby darling had sneaked it into the car for a 'snack-on-the-go'! Pfft!

And then the rest of the things I filled in were all store-bought little goodies.

Now for some yummy in the tummy for the kids, I  made some savoury corn, zucchini and cheese muffins, loosely based on this recipe. I made some good old frosted cupcakes with sprinkles, colourful (and healthy) fruit skewers. Rest were store bought cookies and nibbles. Oh, yeah I printed out water bottle labels with every child's name. It added a nice touch to the table, apart from being very practical ;)



And then, thanks to Pinterest, I made this colourful pompom bunting to put on Little Miss' high chair, you know, all the small details, etc. But don't know how but it somehow ended being a funky accessory for the birthday girl :)


So now I think I sort of have a closure! That post was hanging on unfinished way too long, plus I have other exciting projects to share :)
And moral of the story for me: Be more organised and take lots of pictures. Always with a blog post in mind :)

Happy Crafting!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Projects I Want to Make...

Hey there! I said I'd do another post on the birthday party projects I made...haven't forgotten, just that I have to take some pictures, so will be back with a post soon.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd spread some crafty cheer and share with you some projects that I've had on my mind for a while now...want to make these soon.

1. Tealight Candle Card


2. Upcycled formula container with dollar store elephant lid...something like this 


3. Coasters


I L.O.V.E how much inspiration there is all over the Internet these days! Crafting Nirvana is just a click away :)

Have you been inspired by anything lately? Are there projects that you've had on your mind too?

Happy Crafting!





Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crafting as a Mommy!

Our Little Miss turned One! Gosh, where does time go?? It was only like yesterday when she was born...

First Birthday Party = Loads of crafting fun for me! It's really hard to explain the profound joy I found in making (almost) everything for my baby's special day. I had so much fun and all the while I had a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart. I thought I'd share all my projects with you lovely crafty people. Hope it inspires you to plan a fun party soon, you know, just like that?

I was quite ambitious when I started planning, which was about a month and a half ago. I wanted to make most of the things myself - the invites, the party hats, favor bags (+the favors), buntings, decorations, the cake, a photo booth, and a whole lot of other things, phew! But somewhere along the way, I decided it was all getting too much, even for me! So I skipped the party hats and...yeah, just the party hats :) Oh and yeah, the photo booth props. There's a whole story behind that, but I'll spare my woes!

I'll split the projects into a couple of posts as I don't want to cram everything in one long, never-ending picture-heavy post!

The theme was 'Sprinkles'. Actually, it ended up being more of a 'Colourful Dots' kind of a thing. Sia (my baby) had a cute onesie that was white and had these little polka dots in orange, fuchsia, turquoise, green and yellow and the inspiration came from there, weird huh? I kind of liked those colours together, and no offense, but I thought the 'fairy' or 'princess' theme had been really, really overdone everywhere, and so I simply picked a colourful, yet girly 'n' pretty theme. (I may have to do a 'princess' party after all, once my little girl is big enough to say she wants one, but until then it will just have to be mommy's choice, ha!)

With these colours in mind and a sort of polka-dot theme happening, I started off with designing the invites. I must say, I heavily relied on my wonderful 'n' efficient Silhouette for most of the party projects. I made a very simple cupcake-shaped card for the invites.

Decorations next. I didn't want to go overboard with the party decorations. I knew I didn't want the usual suspects - balloons and streamers. So I went for tissue paper pom-poms. I know they're already on the verge of being 'too common' these days, but I'd never made them and this was the perfect opportunity. I made them in all the colours of the theme. 

They were so so easy to make and very economical too! The tissue paper packs were about a $1 each! And the colours were easy to find, which made me a very happy mommy :) 

Next I made a 'Happy Birthday' bunting, again using all the colours of the theme. 

We did have some balloons in the end, but we decided to just leave some around on the floor for the kids to pick up and play with. But that's pretty much the decoration bit - simple, colourful and cute. Checked all my boxes :)

For the photo booth, I had a vibrant, fun, colourful backdrop in mind. There were a lot of ideas, including finding a polka-dotted sheet, painting a large frame, etc, but in the end I made these. I kind of don't know what to call them, buntings? paper garlands? I punched out a bunch of circles in all the party colours and went to town with my sewing machine :) They did take me a while to make, but I loved the end result! 


I think that's enough material for one post :) Will be back with the food and party favors in my next post.
Until then, happy crafting!

P.S: I'm taking custom orders for party supplies. If you see something here that you'd like for your next party, please contact me on thecraftangel@gmail.com.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Putting in some Love into our (new) Home...finally!

A bright 'n' cheery 'Hello' on a lovely morning!

One thing checked off my work-in-progress list.

We moved into our own little nest about three months ago and I'm still amazed (and kind of disappointed) that I haven't given our new home enough TLC. There are ideas sitting in my head but I just haven't got around them yet. We only recently made up our minds about the arrangement for the family room and finally got the two chairs we'd been musing about. I had my mind set on either paprika or mango (colours for the chair! Although I could do with some slices of mango with paprika sprinkled on them, yum!) but somehow at the store I suddenly changed my mind and we got dark grey ones. With Pinterest in my life, the whole equation changes you see. There's an explosion of ideas and inspiration and sadly, nobody really accepts Monopoly money! So neutral is always safer. Any time we feel like a change of decor, we just have to change the accents and not all the furniture! 

Anyway, so we set up this nice little seating area and then the wall started looking really bare. So I pulled out one idea I had inside my forever-teeming-with-craft-ideas head. I knew I'd make something in true Indian style - lots of bright colours and it had to have elephants in there somewhere. So I made these canvases. The idea was to make something like pop art, but ideas always change along the way, and mostly for the better I'd say :)


And before you go 'Wow! How did she paint those elephants so neatly?', I'll let you in on my little secret - I did not! Ever since I had the idea of colourful elephants on a solid background, I was hammering my brains as to how I would actually draw them, you know so they look like elephants, heh! Then I had a light-bulb moment and I decided to print out the picture in its full glory and Mod Podge it onto the canvas! Sometimes, the simple solution is just lurking around the corner, no? And I didn't have to worry about fussy cutting, I simply let my Silhouette do it for me :) All I did was paint the canvases in a solid colour and the rest was just a matter of PVA glue and Mod Podge. Oh, by the way, the image is something I found on the Internet and meant for personal use only. Unfortunately, I did not note the source :( 

I'm We're really happy with how they look so bright 'n' cheery 'n' Indian on our wall! What do you think?


Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Work(s) in Progress...

Hello Creative Goddesses (Gods too may be?)

I've been spending some time in my craft room lately and it's a great feeling. I've been on a crafting high and it's way better than a glass of red wine ;-) I've started off with a couple of projects, still work in progress...here are some pictures -
 





Will tell you all about it when I'm all done :)

Until then, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I (heart) CAS cards

Hello all you lovely people!

I never cease to be delighted whenever I see or make a CAS card :) There's just something beautiful and endearing about simplicity.

I made this one for the Hands2Hearts challenge this month. I loved the Christmas lights as soon I saw them, so I had to get this stamp set :)


I think the lights would look even better with some sparkly Stickles. Hmmm...next time :)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Peter Rabbit Themed Party Supplies

A post a day, woo-hoo am I on a roll or what?

Anyway, I just finished an order for a very sweet client and so I thought I'd share my creations with y'all.
It's a Peter Rabbit themed birthday party and the idea was entirely my client's. I simply designed everything based on her chosen theme and I had so much fun all along :)

First up, party invites. Made these on my Silhouette, which is freakin' awesome! Did I not mention that before, hahahaha!


Of course, it had to have a coordinating envelope :) These invites have a little magnet at the back so mommy can slap it on to the fridge and remember to send her little girl/boy to the party, how cute!

Next, these darling little tags. My client wanted them for the favor baskets. I found a bunny silhouette and cut  out a bunch using my Silhouette (heh). Then I pulled out my trusted Cuttlebug and some round punches to put the tags together. Finished off with some ribbon.


Okay, next these table cards. Dessert Tables are becoming very popular at parties. And why not? Who doesn't like candy and cake and cookies and chocolate? Mmmmm sugary bliss :) When she first mentioned these I didn't quite know what they were, but I think these table cards are such a cute idea!


And then, these cutesy flags for straws! Didn't know these either :) Now I do. See other picture for the idea.

 
Image: www.boards.weddingbee.com

So that's the Peter Rabbit project. I had so much fun with it :)

If you want custom party supplies, please contact me. My email ID is on the top right. I'd be more than glad to help with your next party :)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Crafting will always be a part of me...

It almost made me cry when I saw the date on my last post!

Suddenly, I seem to have lost control over life. Not that I was in total control before, still. There's just so much to do and so little time! I had never imagined that I would be so swept away with the tide...it's almost as if a strong gust of wind is trying to take (a reluctant) me along with it. Where to, I don't know. All I want to do is stay still for a while, with my eyes closed and pretend that I never have to open them again. Keep them shut while gazing into my inner peace, forever. Sigh! Overwhelmed is what I am right now...

I thought I could do it all. I thought I'd be this super cool mum who reads to her little girl, cooks for her darling husband, does the laundry, diets, exercises and stays slim, and makes gorgeous stuff in the craft room. How I dream! Reality is a totally different picture.

These should tell you something about my state of mind right now :)



(Courtesy: Pinterest, of course!)

Yeah! Being a stay-at-home-mum IS a job! A job that goes on and on, doesn't have an eight-hour shift and no weekends off, well technically. Oh don't think I'm complaining though...it just gets too much to handle at times and a good rant usually lets off some steam :)

Anyway, so I thought I'd do something about the 'I-miss-crafting' itch that's been there for way too long now. 'Even if it means something really simple', I thought and made this peg-pail (well, technically it's not a big project, but was just enough to whet my appetite for something make-y do-ey). It's an empty yogurt container. I had to rinse it out anyway before I chucked it into the recycle bin, but then the hoarder in me somehow made me put it on the dish drainer. So there it was, all clean and white and I had to use it for something. So I grabbed a few Sharpies and sat down with Little Miss on her play mat and turned an empty plastic pail into something simple and very useful in my laundry room. 


And it wasn't a big ordeal too as Little Miss seemed to enjoy picking out the colours for me :)

Crafting mommies out there would nod with me when I say it could be a challenge to sit down and craft with a little crawler who wants to touch every little craft supply that mommy has out! But this was easy...

You know something (I told you I was going to ramble) this little project made me think of my Grandma. She is one person who inspires me to be enterprising and productive. She would never waste anything and would try and get as many creative uses out of an object. Hers were simpler times where an empty cough-syrup (glass) bottle would turn into a little kerosene-filled lamp with thick twine running through the drilled bottle cap. Several of these would dot the beautiful old country home during power-cuts, lighting the rooms softly as rain and thunder ruled the night outside. 

I love the heart-warming effect crafting has on me, sigh!

Here's hoping for more!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Alive & Kickin'

Hello hello crafty bloggies!
I thought the idea of a whole room to myself, yes, one big room, just for myself, would make me set up my craft goodies right away and get crafting like mad. Err, apparently not! The 'study' that's waiting for me to give it some TLC is still waiting, patiently. Random boxes and things lay strewn, it looks nowhere close to the craftroom of my dreams right now, but will work on it soon. Oh, and yes, by the way, I've decided that husby darling will get a side, just one side for his computer desk and chair. I'm very generous and kind that way :)
So, yeah, my point is - I haven't set up my craft room in our new little nest yet. Will do so soon. Oooh and you know what? I'm going for a closing down craft sale this weekend and apparently the fixtures, racks and such are on sale too! I mean, it's sad that they're closing down, but yay for me :) Now, I only have to convince husby to take me there on Saturday morning. (No, I don't drive!)
Can't wait to get my things organised and get crafting real soon...

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun with colours and patterns

Hello all you crafty people! Today I'm sharing a simple little tag I made for CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 and The Play Date Cafe PDCC135 challenges. It's all about spots for Cas-ual Fridays and some lovely colours for The Play Date Cafe.


Here's my tag -


I started with a plain white piece of cardstock. Next, I used circle punches in various sizes, punched out circles in aqua, blue and clay and then created an abstract pattern with them. I tried out double punching here, it's so cool! This was fun to do, hadn't exercised my brain in a long time! I usually tend to run to my pattern papers and stamps to create something and this was kind of different :)

Brown paper packages tied up with string...


See, I've decided to get into my craft room and make stuff for challenges. To me, right now, it's a great source of inspiration and motivation to craft more regularly.

On that note, I want to share this really handy tip - while working on a project I usually tend to play around with the layout and design until I'm happy with the way it looks. Sometimes, I'm a little whacked in the head, and I tend to forget what I did before I glue everything in place. So I figured I'd take a picture of my arrangement first before I pull away everything to add adhesive. Then I simply use the picture on my iPad as a reference to put everything back together! Such a simple idea, I know. But that's me, I get excited about
 my little discoveries :)

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Shopping Buddies

Hey! Popping in to share a card I made today. I wanted to create something for Simon Says Stamp's current challenge and Hero Arts Monthly challenge. Keeping in with the respective themes, I decided to use my favourite Hero Arts Shoes set and make a 'Thinking of You' card with some gems (phew). Here's the result-

About the card:
  • beige card base
  • used some scraps from a previous project for the layers
  • stamped the shoes on white card stock, coloured and cut them out
  • popped them onto some white punched out circles
  • handwrote the little note on a page I ripped off from my notepad, stapled it onto the card for added interest
  • stamped 'thinking of you' sentiment from Hero Arts
  • stamped teeny tiny flowers on the left corner
  • finished off with some sparkly gems on the flower centres and on the shoes
  I had my besty in mind all the while as I was making this card. I remember how much fun we used to have shopping for shoes. We'd look at a hundred pairs, try on almost all of them and then head back home with atleast two big bags full of fun shopping! Oh those were the days, sigh! Nothing like a good shopping trip with a girlfriend with lots of giggles 'n' coffee 'n' cake.

I miss you G dearest...wish we lived closer!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Altered Art: Upcycled Baby Formula Tins

Hello, hello! I'm back, as I'd stated earlier, with a fun project.
I've been saving baby formula tins and little baby food jars, oh the joys of being a mother! The father is not very pleased with the growing number of 'recyclables' (as he calls them) huddling together cosily in all possible corners of the house. I, on the other hand, have loads of ideas for them and every time I stash away another formula tin, I envision in my mind a beautiful new project.
So four of these graduated from being just boring old empty tins into personalised gift holders. I tell you, I had the most fun with this project!
 Here's how it all started - We got Little Miss from the hospital eight months ago (boy, does time fly!) and ever since her arrival I've been wanting to give something nice to the lovely midwives at the hospital as a 'thank you' gesture. Never got around to doing it, shameful, I know. But I'm a firm believer of 'better late than never' (as of today, heh) and I finally finished making my gifts. Call me wonked in the head, but I think there's something sweet and quirky about using baby formula tins as gift holders here, hospital-midwives-babies, you know what I mean? No? Never mind.

 This is what I did:
  • Bought a bunch of little somethings for each of them (I have 4 lovely people in mind)
  • Wrapped them in pretty scrap booking paper
  • Made those handy key tags (the ones you wear around your neck)
  • Customised plain coffee mugs - wrote RELAX.BREATHE.PUSH on them, fun hey?
  • Made some CAS thank-you cards
  • Decorated the formula tins (and had loads of fun!)
  • Filled them up with all the goodies
Now, I just have to make sure I don't take another eight months to give them :)

 The BEFORE picture.
















Here's what they look like AFTER being dressed up :)




I threaded some pink sewing thread onto a big fat needle and it went right through the lids. I added tags to write the names on. I think it finished everything off so well.

The goodies all covered in matching pattern paper.
















The key tags I made. They were so simple to make. I found the lovely wide ribbon at a local store and they were perfect for this project. I picked up some hook 'n' key rings from the same store. Then I simple cut the ribbon to length and stitched on the key rings.












The idea for the mugs is actually a Pinterest find. I wrote my text with Sharpies and then baked in the oven to set the ink. I avoided the rim to be on the safer side and went for the base of the mug. And of course, I didn't trust my own writing, so I created stencils for the words on my Silhouette. So handy!


And here are the CAS cards...

The highlight of this whole episode was when everything fit in (snugly) into the tins! Perfect, sigh!

So there you have it! My super fun upcycled baby formula tin project. Hope I've inspired you to create something similar.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Father's Day Project for Studio V

Hello all! Thought I'd share a fun little project with a Father's Day theme. I made this for Studio V's Hands2Hearts Challenge for June.

Any man can be a father. But it takes someone special to be Appa (dad).

I was waiting for an opportunity to use the chevron background from Lawn Fawn and I love it in this project. I love the rough, distressed look it created. And I've been smitten by this colour combo - turquoise, coral and amber. Wanted to put them together somewhere! I created this fun little (upcycled) remote caddy with a matching card. I used one of Little Miss' empty formula tins that I've been hoarding for a while now. (By the way, those formula tins are great for upcycled projects. I'm currently working on another fun project using the tins, stay tuned).
So, I created some pattern paper using the chevron background stamps, wrapped it around the tin and secured with glue. Then I finished it off with some raffia twine and a little tag with a cheeky sentiment! The card was very easy to put together since I already had the colours picked out. A 5x5 card base in white, some more stamping and a simple little banner for the sentiment - easy! 

Go on and make something for that special man in your life who loves you, guides you and inspires you. And enter your creation in the Hands2Hearts Challenge for a chance to win some yummy goodies. You even have a chance to get 15% off purchases at ScrapKorner if you're among the top 5. So head to Studio V, look at the DT's projects for inspiration and get started with your own.

Will be back soon with some projects I'd love to share once I'm done. Oh by the way, if you read my previous post, I'm very pleased to say that I figured out what the matter was with me. My craft room was a big, humongous mess! I recently cleaned it and straightened it out a bit and what a difference that made! Husby even exclaimed at the floor space that he could actually see, ahem. So lesson learnt - I work well when I'm organised. How much simpler can the truth be? Sigh. 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Whatever happened to the old me?

I used to blog before.
Blog regularly.
And love to blog regularly.
It made me happy.
It kept me occupied.
It made me feel good about myself and my life in general.
I felt artistic and creative.
I felt proud.
Where is all that now?
Where, oh, where?
Sigh!
There are tons of ideas sitting in my head.
Playing around.
Teasing me.
Yet somehow I don't go into my craft room often these days...
Why, oh, why?
Sigh!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Latest Craft Finds...

Hey there! Hope all's well in craft land.

Quick post to share some amazing craft finds from my impromptu shopping trip last evening. I'm funny like that, I get excited about happy little things like this :)

Okay, first up, I found these cute little bling stickers at the dollar store. Awesome for card making. They're actually cell phone decorating stickers but oh so perfect as sparkly borders on cards or layouts. They come in long strips and are self adhesive, but I could always snip off individual gems if I wanted to...


Then I got this roll of gorgeous turquoise blue sheer ribbon...


And some diamante buckles, so pretty!


What else did I get? Oh yeah, these awesome chipboard letters. They were on sale at Riot craft store, obviously I grabbed three! Thought they'd be cool for scrapbook layouts. I got them in natural finish so I can alter them as I want...



And then, this arrived in my mail, finally! So excited about inking up this baby...


So that's what I was all chuffed about. See you soon with some creations using these darling little finds.

Happy Crafting!