Here's a card I made last month for a member of the birthday list on the CM&P Forum. For anyone who visits my blog you will recognise it is very similar to the card I made for Mother's Day. However it is different colours and the inside is slightly different.
I attended a baby shower for an ex-colleague a few weeks ago and made these cupcakes to take with me. We weren't sure whether the baby was going to be a boy or girl so I decorated them with both pink and blue.
The cakes are a plain sponge with a raspberry jam centre baked inside and the frosting is white chocolate flavour.
I made the flowers with a simple punch cutter and then piped a small yellow dot in the centre of each. The butterflies were cut out using a 'Patchwork Cutter' and then decorated with shimmer powder This was the first time I had tried any of the Patchwork Cutters; it took me a while to get the hang of them but I was very happy with the end results.
Some of the photo's haven't come out very well, but hopefully you get the idea!
I made 2 cards for a friend of mine. She was due to have a baby just before I went away on holiday and I knew I'd need to send a card whilst away. My problem - was it going to be a boy or a girl? I decided the simplest answer to this was to take 2 cards and send whichever was appropriate. Therefore I have made two new baby cards which are practically the same, the only difference being one design of paper is girly and one is for a boy.
I went for a very simple design, made templates for the letters on the computer and simply cut the out and embellished them a little. Simple but striking, well that's my opinion anyway!
I've used another free download from Seneca Pond Crafts to make this handbag box. It was so easy and looked great without any embellishments but I decided to decoupage both the butterfly and the flower to add some dimension. I have given this away as a little extra birthday gift to a friend. I made some chocolate covered honeycomb and popped a little bag of it inside.
I did change one thing before giving it away and that was the ribbon handle, I swapped it for a pink one instead as I just wasn't sure about the green one after attaching it!!
And from the side so you can see the decoupage and also the shape of the bag:
I have received some amazing bookmarks from people who have joined in my swap, I thought I'd show you some other peoples work today. There are quite a few more to arrive but here are the ones I have received so far.
I'm currently hosting a bookmark swap on the CM&P Forum. I spent ages trying to come up with a design for my bookmarks which was interesting and a bit different. I finally decided; why does a bookmark have to be a rectangle?? So mine are round!
The swap is for 3 bookmarks and each of mine has the same basic design but a different image.
The back reads:
A book is pages, pictures and words
A book is animals, people and birds
A book is stories of queens and kings
Poems and songs - so many things!
Curled in a corner where I can hide
With a book I can journey far and wide
Though it's only paper from end to end
A book is a very special friend.
I found this poem on the web and I think it is just perfect.
There is a second fat book page taking place on the CM&P Forum at the moment and I thought while I was making the oriental pages, (see yesterdays post), I may as well make some Black and White ones as well! The swap is for another 2 pages.
Here's the first:
And the second:
I forgot to take a photo of the back of these ones!
I haven't really joined in with many swaps on the CM&P Forum for a few months now as my crafting mojo was awol for quite a while. However as it seemed to make a welcome return about a month ago I thought I'd sign up for a new swap. I thoroughly enjoyed making these and am glad I signed up, can't wait to see the swaps I get in return.
I was required to make two fat book pages, (for anyone who doesn't know they are 4 inch squares), to the theme of 'Oriental'.
This is a box I made for Mother's Day, I actually used a sketch from Sketch Saturday but by the time I was able to put the picture up on my blog I was too late for the challenge so I saved it to show you now!
The box contains a necklace, not hand made I must admit, but when I saw it in the shop I knew Mum would love it so I bought it.