Friday, March 30, 2012

Balloon dies into Easter eggs

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Hi guys, Ive been playing with my balloon die set which I purposely bough to use for eggs, I didn't want to but a die set that was just eggs and only use them once a year so the Nesting Balloons die set from QuicKutz was a great alternative and now I can get two uses from them and use them all year round. This is so easy to do using a long ribbon or pretty thread I glued the balloons the same length apart. To glue them on I used the flap end of the balloon to my advantage and folded it over my thread then to cover the back glue another balloon on with the flat cut off and you have a very quick simple Easter egg garland... see the video below

I hope you have enjoyed this tip.
Blessings to you
and a last thought

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full”
(John 10:10, NIV)

I also made one from crochet, you can find the pattern for the crochet egg garland here

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Making a Bunny face for your Pillow Box die Slippers

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Hi all, Really exciting news for our son he has just booked his tickets to Nepal for the mid semester break a group of them from the Uni (similar to what Beth did last year to India) do a high school prac in an orphanage there and then they get to hike to base camp of Mt Everest, he will be then going on through Vietnam with some of his friends before coming home, we are so happy and excited for him..... he showed me this video of the fight they will have to take to get to Mt Everest apparently the most dangerous fight in the world... ok now I'm worried.....I know its a mother thing lol. All our love goes to you and your adventure Ben Xx :)

here is a pic of the really easy Easter door wreath I made using some scrap tulle, ribbon and plastic eggs. On some wire simply thread on the eggs and tie strips of tulle and ribbon in between and your done!

Ok so here is a fun way to give some Easter chocolates this year. You may have seen my Pillow box die slippers instructions that I posted some time ago well I have made some cute bunny faces to go on the front of the slippers, being autumn here it took me ages to get my feet warm last night and this idea came to mind lol. I also found out that putting these on a card can make it quite heavy so I used my new die set called Card & Photo Easel from Lifestyle crafts and it worked a treat at holding my card up! very happy :) so here are the punches i used for the bunny face.

click here of the Pillow box die Slipper instructions and enjoy!
Blessings to you

and a last thought

“Those who know your name will
trust in you, for you, LORD, have never
forsaken those who seek you”
(Psalm 9:10, NIV)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A simple punch flower

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Hi all, its been a bit since I last posted and thought i should do something before I start to get emails asking where I am ;) Thank you for all your prayers for my brother he is home now and doing well. When we arrived down to see the kids at Uni Beth showed us her wrist that she thought she had sprained on her skate board but on looking at it and a trip to the hospital found out it was broken, so she has a lovely orange cast on now for quite a few weeks.

It was good to see they had settled in to Uni again and checked out both their rooms.

Ive also had the flu and have not felt much like doing anything so now I'm playing catch up. Got myself some new reading glasses which Ive been trying to avoid for some time now but my arm just isn't long enough anymore.

So to the flower card..... I used the new blossom punch from Stampin up for this one. sponged some colour in the center and used my large emboss tool to soften the card stock. Next I shaped the petals down with a bone folder, cut the petals in just a bit more and added a large jewel to the center. For the buds i cut off two petals for one bud and three for the other one, layered these up on some foam tape. The dies I used are called Fancy That. curly leaves and curly flourishes. The emboss tool can be found here
some links
Fancy that dies

Fast wagon sends all my orders out if you don't for some reason receive your instructions that you order please check your spam box and check that your paypal email address is the same you are expecting to receive your pattern to. If for some reason you don't CONTACT ME and I will help you with your order :)
Blessings to you

and a last thought

'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously
look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
surely I will help you, surely I will
uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, March 9, 2012

Snow drop paper art

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Introducing my Snowdrops punch art instructions inspired by Vera....thanks :) I remember these growing in my Mum's garden as a kid and looking closely at them thinking how can something so tiny be so amazing I loved them and was eager for next spring to come so I could see them again. I hope you too will enjoy this new pattern as useful spring cards, more pics in the instructions.

UPDATE: please note, Stampin up no longer sells the bolssom petals punch used for this project so to get around this problem and continue for you to enjoy my projects I have designed some replacement petals which are very similar and will allow you to make the same projects. This will be included with your purchase download.... the up side is you don't need to buy an expensive punch! You can refer to my instruction video as to how to use my template, thank you for your ongoing support. Valita

Snowdrops punch art instructions $5.95

So we've done some cooking for the kids ........ Rainbow cupcakes this time :) and just finished making some Yum picnic food too. catch you all later :)

Blessings to you

and a last thought

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us
in triumphal procession in Christ
and through us spreads everywhere
the fragrance of the knowledge of him”
(2 Corinthians 2:14, NIV)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Simple punch art Tulips

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Hi all, I'm glad this week is almost over the past couple of weeks have been a worrying time with my brother in a Sydney hospital with a heart attack. But he is home now and on the mend thank the Lord! lots of prayers and FB communication has gone up and around during this time which we were grateful for. We are heading down to see the kids at Uni this weekend which we are excited about, there have been a few calls home saying how they miss the home cooked food so I'm planning a nice picnic lunch for us all and I'll do some special cup cakes too ;) (got some ideas in mind)

So this card i have made goes to my brother and I thought I'd share it with you also. The name of the bird dies are called "Birds" from QuicKutz, all info is in the instructions and on the video. I have a video below and you can also purchase the written instructions for a small price
I would also like to add could you please not redo my instructions on your own blog / YouTube especially if they are for sale, I have come across a few blogs that are doing this and aksed them to remove the instructions. Just a finished pic and a link back would be enough please. And I have had a massive out break of people leaving spam and advertising on my comments which I have to moderate, please stop wasting mine and everyone's time! Ok enough with all that rot sit back and enjoy the video and if you'd like the written instructions they here
Simple punch art Tulip Instructions $3.95

Blessings to you

and a last thought
“I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well”
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)