Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Handsome Prince?

Here is a card I made a while back using my first Elzybells stamp. I am so sad that Elzybells is no more ;-( I took advantage of the closing down sale though and bought as many stamps as my husband would allow! This is probably one of my favourites though.I made this card 3 times! we've had a few little girls birthday parties! and I thought it would make my life easier to give them all the same card!I've paper pieced the dress using some papers from a Papermania set. I've used glamour dust to create a shimmer on the water which really lifts the card. I stamped some pink and white flowers onto some kraft card to make the background paper and to finish have added some punched flowers and adhesive stones!

I've been busy beavering away in my craft room over the past couple of weeks, getting ready for my craft fair at the beginning of December. Can't wait to share some of my makes with you all!

Back soon!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

DotCom Gift Shop Product Review - Christmas Boxes!

I was delighted to be contacted a few weeks ago and asked if I would review some products from The parcel I received contained the following.
A set of 6 brown paper boxes with ribbon, brown paper tags and yuletide deacoupage images. The largest box is 8 x 19 x 13cm and the smallest box is 5 x 8.5 x 6cm.

These boxes are going to be really useful, coming up to Christmas! So far I've decorated a 3 of them. I've been a bit pushed for time just lately, my 9 month old is keeping me very busy! (only reason I'm on here is because he's having nap!) So I still have 3 left to have a play with! I really like the look of the brown paper on the boxes, so I've tried to keep the design really simple by stamping some images on them and then I have simply edged the ribbon around the lid of the box.
The set also contains a huge back of very traditional images. Personally, they are not to my taste, but they would be great for making gift tags/embellishments. They are not really what I would consider to be decoupage images, only a few in the set had smaller matching images which when I tried to layer them, they didn't match up. They would be great to use as individual embellishments with foam pads though. This set is currently half price at only £2.95! A great buy! Well worth the money for the boxes alone!

I've used this Set of 6 vintage style christmas ribbons to decorate the boxes. These ribbons are absolutely gorgeous! The base is a cream twill and the colours and patterns are very traditional. Really luxurious! I really love them. Each ribbon approximately 150cm long. My favourites are the pale green stars and the mittens/stockings! And finally, a pack of 12 traditional christmas 3d stickers. These little stickers are really lovely, although I've not had a chance to make anything with them as yet. They are 3d stickers in the postage stamp style! They are embellished with glitter and a few adhesive stones. They would be great for making gift tags and cards with. They are a great mix of colours, with traditional reds and greens but also some pink and blues too.