Friday, 25 September 2015

My Mum's Craft Shop DT - Mini Gingerbread Christmas cards

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all ok and have had a good couple of weeks. I am back today with my Design Team post for my Mum's Crafts Shop. I have been making Christmas cards for Quick Cards Made Easy for months now, so I always find when it comes to making my own that I want to do something Clean and Simple and quick to put together. Last night I had a play with my dies and some lovely new Lawn Fawn goodies from My Mum's Craft shop.

I love Gingerbread men so I just had to get these! I used the 'Oh Snap!' stamps and dies on these cards. I first cut a shaped card base using a scalloped circle die then cut patterned papers from the My Favourite things Fresh Squeezed chevrons pad.

I added a circle cut from Kraft on top of this and then die cut a circle from smooth white card using the stitched circles dies. I stamped my sentiments then stamped the images onto offcuts of white card.

After I had coloured the images, I die cut them using the coordinating dies and added them to the card with foam pads. I added contrasting stick on gems from my stash to finish.

I think I will be making a lot of these this year as they are very quick to put together and I think the little gingerbread man is adorable! I hope you have a lovely Friday and a lovely Weekend!

Friday, 11 September 2015

My Mum's Craft Shop DT - Thanks a Latte

Hello! I cannot quite believe it hs been over 3 months since I last blogged a card. I am back today and hopefully will be updating my blog on a more regular basis. I have continued to design for Quick Cards Made Easy during my absence and am returning to my DT position at My Mum's Craft Shop today which Kitty very kindly left open for me. I have had a very busy and eventful time over the past 12 months and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions which have intefered with my desire and ability to craft but life is a bit more settled now and I am very happy. I moved house in July and crafted for the first time yesterday in my new craft area. I was very inpsired by the wonderful 'Your Next Stamp - Thanks a Latte' stamp set which you can find here at My Mum's Craft Shop.

I paired the stamps with papers from the My Favourite Things Fresh Squeezed Chevron pad. I paper pieced the coffee cup and added some shading to the lid with distress inks before adding to a die cut circle and adding it to my simple layout.

I added some embellishments I found in my stash, including some of my favourite wooden stars from Artcuts. The tiny paper flower is from Hobbycraft and the fabric flower is from the Ribbon Girl as are the stick on pearls.

I am feeling a little bit rusty and it took me a while to organise myself and find all the things I needed in my stash but this will get easier once I have re-organised my supplies. As you know, I was very lucky to have a Craft Room in my old house. I no longer have  a dedicated craft room but am very lucky to have a massive cupboard under the stairs which my lovely and very clever Boyfriend has fitted with lots of shelves so everything has a place.

This is my new craft desk in the corner of my Dining Room. My new Home is a Victorian terrace with beautiful high ceilings so the alcove has been filled with shelves which hold all my papers, ribbons and flowers. It's vey cosy and once I have made a couple of adjustments it will be the perfect place to craft.

This is the view from my Craft desk, The shed you can see at the bottom of my garden was rescued from my Grandma's garden after she passed away earlier this year. It's a lovely reminder of days spent playing as a child in her garden.

I hope you have a good Friday and a lovely weekend and I promise I will be back soon.