Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lollipop Flower Tutorial

This is my 1st tutorial so please be gentle with me!!!!!! LOL
Lollipop Flower Tutorial

Draw 4 or 5 circles (up to you how many, I did 4 for this tutorial) in ascending size. You can skip this step and the next if you can cut out circles free hand.

Roughly cut them out, (they do not have to be perfect). Erase any pencil mark you have left from drawing them.
Put a pencil into the centre of the circle (this is used as a guide).

Scrunch the circle card stock up around the pencil,the scrunchier (is that a word) the better.

Unfold the petal and repeat this process for all 4 or 5 petals.

Take some snow writer (as seen in the pic) or anything similar.

and apply it to the outer edge of the scrunched petal, you could try inking the edge for another different effect. Do this to all the petals and leave them to dry.

Layer the circles on top of one another in ascending order and use a piercing tool or similar tool to make a hole in the centre of the flower petals.

Insert a brad into the hole.

There you are, one Lollipop flower
The thing I like about these flowers, is the fact that you can just use scraps of cardstock and you can make them as big as you want LOL, they virtually cost nothing, which in todays climate is a really good thing, this means more money to spend on other craft essentials LOL. Thanks for Looking.
I was so excited to be asked by scrapbook.com to submit this article to their tutorials and was sent some nice scrapbooking supplies for my efforts, you can find it on this link.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blog Candy

Hi there everyone!
So I was wondering over to Danielles blog and she has won some blog candy - but with a really fun twist!! She won a homemade "gift" by being one of the first 5 people to leave a comment under the post, so now I'll see who my first 5 are! The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice! For you. (There is a possibility it will be a purchased item instead of homemade, or both).
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations sorry only open to US and Canada - dut to the fact that I am offering as this is 5 lots of blog candy, I will however be offering candy to international aswell in a couple of months time:-
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done sometime this year (I will want to get it done ASAP so it will probably be in the next month or so).
4. You have no clue what it's going to be.
5. The catch? Oh, the catch is you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog (then come here and post, I will check your blog *wink*). The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a handmade gift by me. Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! SO ...................who will be the first 5 people????
1. Jennifer Hodge
If you see your name on the top 5 please email me your address so I can get your candy out!

Snow Tasty

While I type this it continues to snow!!!!! So much for thinking that spring was just around the corner!!!! We went from being able to see grass for the 1st time in about 4 months to it all being covered back up again!!! I guess that is Wisconsin for you!

Anyway we decided not to do anything today, we are all just doing our own thing and for me that means scrapping, crafting and making a mess LOL.

Anyway, I decided to have a break from doing Disney Layouts. I just finished this layout, which is a scraplift of my Winter Wonderland layout, I guess it is unusual colours for a snow layout, but I think it kind of works!!!!

On my winter wonderland layout I used a Large Prima flower, because I didn't have any and didn't even know if they came in red I had a go at making one myself. Well I guessed I saved myself a few pennies as these are so easy to make. I will try and post a tutorial for you if I get time today.

Supplies used: Thickers alpha stickers, prima flowers, hand made flower, brads, ribbon, bazzill chipboard snowflakes, glitter. MM tag, michaels rhinestones.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another layout for my Disney album, I am getting there slowly LOL.

When we were on holiday it was my birthday, so before we left I arranged to have breakfast with Pooh bear and friends. Much to my sons embarrassment!!!LOL they enjoyed it all the same and it was a fun day.

I am not too sure if I have finished this layout, I may add a title, any suggestions, anyway I thought I would upload it. Thanks for looking and for your comments.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009


I am slowly finishing my Disney Album from our holiday to Disney, Florida in 2006 !!!!!!! My goal is to get it done by the end of this year LOL. I am sure I said that last year too!

Today I would like to share one of the many layouts from our holiday. I am finding it hard going to get inspired to do layouts for this album now, having done so many. However while browsing for inspiration I was inspired by a layout by Ginger Williams on scrapbook com her fantastic layout can be seen here.

Thanks for looking

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Summer Time

Happy Friday everyone, I am supposed to be doing housework and generally tidying up!!!!!LOL I have done some housework but just thought I would take a few minutes out to blog!!! and share a layout with you. It is also my youngest sons birthday on Saturday so I have to make him a card, a card for hubby (seeing as its valentines day) and a card for my friend Lucy (sorry if its late - I am not sure if it will get to the UK on time now).

This is another layout using the papers from We R Memory Keepers - White Out Collection,I just love these papers for doing summer layouts, they are so bright and fun.

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments, they really do make my day:-)

Supplies used We R Memory Keepers - White Out Collection, - Frenzy - Layered Chipboard Journaling and papers, bazzill card stock, prima flowers, brads

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This is the 2nd of 5 layouts I have recently done. I have never used transparencies on a layout before so wasn't really sure how to make it work! and not sure if it does. I have also just noticed I put the wrong date on this!!!!! I must have been getting tired!!! so will have to change that!!!! This is straight in real life, I think I must have slightly moved the lace before taking a pic!!!!

Papers used are from Paper Studio

Thanks for Looking

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


On Saturday my friend came round and we cropped from 2 til 7 and had a lot of fun. I managed to get 5 layouts done in total, which was good going for me as I normally take a few hours on just one layout!!! (I am a slow scrapper). After all the snow melting I thought I would do a fun summer layout, roll on summer!!!! Here is the 1st of 5 that I did.

For this layout I used We R Memory Keepers - White Out Collection - Frenzy - Layered Chipboard Journaling and papers, bazzill cardstock, prima flowers, brads

Thanks for looking

Friday, February 6, 2009

Managed to do some crafting today inbetween doing the housework! For this Tilda I coloured her in using H2Os and IRL she does look like she is wearing a sparkly dress but I can't seem to get that to show up on this photo.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

No Crafting :-(

I have been a little busy with college work so I haven't managed to do any crafting in the last few days apart from stamping some Magnolias for the swap I have joined on SCS.
Anyway so not to leave you with something to look at here is a short video of our dogs that I took the other day. The darker Lab is Murphy who we flew over from England when we moved here, he is 3 years old. The other lab is Milly who is 1 years old and is American LOL

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday

I think I am safe to post this!!! !It was Jenny's birthday last weeka and I made and sent her this card. She should have received it by now.

The image is a Penny Black Stamp that I stamped, coloured with watercoloured pencils and cut out with scalloped circle nestabiliteis and layered onto pink card.. Happy Birthday stamp is studion G that I stamped directly onto the ribbon. DP ??????? The sketch I used for this card is from Taylors Cupcake Challenge last week (see previous post).

Thanks for looking.

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