26 March 2008

Tea and Blossoms!

OK so it's been ages since I've made a post, it's just been too frantic in Leo land! I have been good this week and made a card for the DMC little extra challenge....

I made some coin flowers. I call them coin flowers because I use different sized coins, place them on some paper and hold them down while I tear the paper into different sized rounds. You can then scrundle the edges up with a ruler too if you want. Stitch on a button in the center to hold all the bits together and you're done. It's something I used to do on scrapbook LO's, in fact it's a fab way of displaying coins if you've collected them from your trip, stick them in the middles of the blossoms. I'll have a pic of that somewhere to dig up....

So that's one card anyway, I have another one that got finished and then never photographed till today. The DMC challenge for this card was to use a teabag on your card. I made a teacup shaped card from one of my Crafty Templates designs (it's in the subscribers area if you're a subscriber, in set 2 I think) some Love Elsie stickers, Bazzill card, Dream Street papers and one of my mums relaxing tea bags. Mum has a cupboard full of weird and wonderful herbal teas but I've only ever seen her drink coffee, so I figured she wouldn't miss this one.

TFL & happy crafting!
xx Leo

P.S Found the coin flowers.....

2 March 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Had a lovely afternoon yesterday playing with my GoGo greetings kit and making my card for mum. I used the Fancy Pants and KI paper and tags from the kit. The letters I added from my stash, they're Bazzill chipboard ones that I've inked to match the papers. The angel wing diecuts I added some clear plastic behind that I embossed first with my Cuttlebug to give them like a glowy look I guess!
I also made one for dad to give to gran, using the Cutlebug build a flower die and another Fancy Pants diecut. Not as good a photo as I had to take it last night so I could give it him early this morning to take.

Dad is rubbish at giving cards though so it might still be in his car driving around for another year like the last one I made, which eventually he found and gave it to her for her birthday. Great idea dad, except that it had happy mothers day on the inside so she kind of found out!

Happy mothers day!