Wednesday, 17 February 2016

I've got a crush on you

A few days before Valentines Day I was chatting and joking with my kids about whether they would be expecting any love letters from secret admirers. My DS responded quickly, informing me that none of the girls like him so he wouldn't be receiving any. I was quietly relieved (there will be plenty of time ahead for girlfriends!!)  and I was quick to inform him that he is my forever Valentine. He stole my heart the minute I first laid eyes on his squishy, slightly purple face! His not-so-secret admirer, I've created this page with the new WRMK Crush papers and ephemera to show him just how much I adore him!

The stars of this page have got to be those Honeycomb paper hearts. WRMK have a selection of colour and size pads to choose from, along with stencils which can help you create a massive assortment of projects. For these hearts, I just tried cutting the heart shape freehand with scissors and was delighted when it worked ok!

Simply fan open and tape each flat side down to your project or alternatively, tape the ends to eachother for a 3 Dimensional item.

I've echoed the beautiful gem shapes in the ephemera pack using the Gem shape die cut in my Evolution Advanced. The lush gold accents compliment this gorgeous collection just beautifully.

 As a final touch, I've used my Heatwave pen tool along with some gold foil to draw some little hearts. A few tips i can share on this tool is really wait for it to heat up properly - it makes all the difference! Also, I tried a few other types of foil with the pen and they didn't work. The special heatwave foil is the best for the job.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, 15 February 2016

Say it with a song

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to those who marked the 14th on the calendar. It can be so easy to fob the day off, especially since it can feel so over-commercialised, but as the years (and decades) move on, I think it's even more important to show my DH how special he is to me. This year I've made him a 'mixed tape' as a throwback to the time when we first got together. It's got a whole bunch of songs that make me think of him, kicking off with the song we first danced to at our wedding. I've used some seriously cute We R Memory Keepers 'Crush'  Party favor bags and a few other bits from this gorgeous collection.

For the CD cover, I simply traced the disk size onto a bit of white adhesive vinyl. I've chosen vinyl over paper as it has less risk of peeling off over time.

I cut out the shape by hand (in hindsight I should've used my Silhouette to make a more accurate circle, but heyho!) I then went about stamping onto the vinyl with StazOn. It's slippery so be sure to keep that stamp nice and still.

Top decorate my gift bag, I've layered up some elements and created a bow with my 123 Punchboard. The little clothes peg is from the 'Oh Goodie' collection. SO cute - It's tough not to hoard them!

These Crush stickers add the perfect sentiment. The fringe tape is the quickest way to jazz up your projects. The adhesive is already in place, so all you have to do it peel and stick!

I hope he enjoyed his trip down memory lane on his way to work this morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by!