Monday, 25 July 2016

How to make a paper doily flower

hello,
Me again. Yes, I have been busy on my blog recently. Cannot help having all these ideas and free time to create. 

So here is another of my ideas - a shabby chick flower.




 
It's very quick and easy to make. All you need is:
- paper doilies 
- hot glue gun
- scissors 
- a gem/flower

Please click on the link below to see a short video tutorial.
I hope it's easy enough to follow.


I used the finished flower to embellish a gift box.
I wonder what you would youse the flower for?




 

Thanks for visiting my blog and watching my video tutorial.

Mazzy xxx

Clean & simple challenge card

Good morning!

A very good morning actually. I love getting up early before my toddler wakes up. This morning I managed to create a quick and simple card that I would like to enter into this weeks challenge at:
 
 
 



My today's card is obviously in my favourite style, featuring some brown Kraft paper, jute string, doily and punched butterflies.

My card is A6 size. It has some white background paper on top of the brown card. I made a tag using Stampin up gift tag punch, added some jute string and used foam pad to stick it to my card. That gave me a little bit of dimension to my card.
 

 

On top I added a white doily and a wooden element - 'celebrate'. I also stamped some butterflies on brown card and cut them out using butterfly punches from Stampin Up!.
 
 

To finish it all off I added some pearl gems that compliment the card perfectly I think.
 
 
 

It is a very simple card I made for a little fun. The idea came out of nowhere and I like clean look.
 
 

Hope you enjoy my little project today.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a lovely day
Mazzy x

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

vintage rustic inspired cards with lace, flowers and antique elements

Hello again!
 
I made these cards a little while ago, but never really posted them on my blog.
so here I am to show you another vintage inspired make of mine.

 
As you have probably noticed I love working with lace, antique embellishments, flowers etc...
so obviously I used my favourite decorative items in my cards
I have also added a box to keep my card safe.
 
 
 
 
This card is in lighter shades, as I made it thinking of a wedding....
I used lace patterned paper, beautiful wide ivory lace and lace trim with pearls,
I added an antique Alice key and some flowers.
I also used some pearl gems
 
The base for the card is brown kraft paper
 

 
 
And here is a box I made to put my card in and keep it safe
 
 
 
And this is how he card looks inside:
 
 
 
For my other card I used some darker shades but still lots of cream lace and flowers.
I love this card for having so many details...
 
 
 
I don't use any sentiments for these cards.
first of all I didn't know what sentiment would be the best - you could probably use this card for any occasion. second of all - I would not know where to put it!
I think the cards look just perfect as they are without any sentiment....
 
So, if you are looking for one of a kind card, inspired by vintage rustic style, why not ask me to make one for you?
And let me tell you, it will be very original - you will never ever find anything like it anywhere!
 
I hope again that my today's post inspired you or at least made you fall in love with vintage style.
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today
 
Mazzy xxxx
 
 


Monday, 18 July 2016

Tape roll sparkling gift / jewelry box

Hello!
Can you see this? All this blink, sparkle...
I actually could not believe I made this! Yes, I made this gorgeous box and I have to say I am extremely proud of it!!!!
 
I did not really know you could make a box out of empty tape roll until I saw the idea
on Pinterest and decided to give it a go myself.
I needed a little box to put a little gift in for my friend. I was sorting out my rubbish and found an empty tape roll.... didn't have to think twice - the idea came to my head straight away
and this is what I created:
 







 
 
To create this box I used some card board - old parcel box actually and the used tape roll. I also used some hot glue gun, glitter paper, glitter ribbon, tacky glue and some gems....
I cut out 3 circles - 1 for the bottom of my box, and the other two I glued together to be the base of my box lid. Then I  covered the box and the lid with glitter paper. I used some ribbon and gems to decorate the box and that's it!
 
 

 
It requires a little bit of time, I must say but it is sooo worth it!!
I am planning on making a video tutorial as soon as I get a chance so stay tuned!!
More tape roll gift boxes coming!!
 
I hope you like my project as much as I do.
I am in fact in love with it!
Shame I am giving it away, but its for my friend after all!!
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today
 
Mazzy xxx

Friday, 15 July 2016

Shabby chick card with birds in matching envelobox

Hi there!
Today I would like to show you something I have never done before -  envelobox - an envelope that can hold a 3D card. this is my first attempt to create the box and I quite like the way it turned out. So I created a card to put in it ...and here it is, take a look at my gallery:



To create this card I used a patterned paper, and as there were some birds on it already I added a wooden bird element, wooden flower element, as well as a lace bow and some 3d flowers. The wooden elements come from one of my favourite on-line shops, here is the link: https://lovetocraftandcreate.co.uk/
I love working with vintage colours, usually brown and cream, but this time I played a little bit with pink and cream.
here is a closer look at my card:


To create the box for my card I used envelope punch board from Stampin Up! and followed simple instructions I found on YouTube....and lost it, because I did not save it nor even liked it. But there are so many tutorials...
To close the box I used some Velcro, but you could use some magnets or just a ribbon round the envelope would look nice as well.



 
I used some of the patterned paper on the front of the box to make sure it matches my card. I also used the same lace that's on my card. I think it all looks pretty nice... :)



Thanks very much for visiting my blog.
I hope that I gave you some inspiration for creating your own 3d card with matching box/envelobox
 
love
Mazzy xxx

Pootlers Blog Hop - Unique gift bag using goodies from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue 2018

Hello :) I am so excited to be taking part in Pootlers Blog Hop for the first time. Together with my crafting friends, we are ...