Friday, March 10, 2017

Lollipop box club- something new!

Hello,

Anyone still out there? As you may have guessed, creativity hasn't been top of the old agenda for the past year or so. Lots of reasons why, and I haven't been entirely AWOL. Cards have been made. Stitching has happened. Paints have been opened. Just not quite as often as in previous years.

But. I'm hoping things will change a little bit. No pressure, no expectations, but I do kinda miss making stuff. I also miss getting stuff- you know, the buying, having, cooing over pretties that comes right along with crafting- papercrafting at least. So. I've discovered a fabulous thing, which everyone else probably already knows about, but hey....late to the party is still AT the party, right? It's this- www.lollipopboxclub.com a monthly subscription club (although you can buy one off boxes as well). It's a little box that comes through the letterbox filled with the cutest things. Although there are lots of unboxing videos out there, I thought I might do one in photo form to restart my blog.


It's a slim box that fits through the letterbox, so no having to pick it up from the Post Office!


One of the loveliest things is how gorgeously everything is wrapped up- there's always a double layer of tissue paper, and a note inside the box from Lisa who runs the company.


Yay, goodies! There's a theme each month- this one is pizza and popcorn party.


Cutest paperclip ever.... and attached to a tag, all reusable!


This teeny glassine packet has hearts in, wooden, red faceted and teeny little beads with stamped blue and red hearts


I should have put something in here for scale- these are tiny little pegs on an equally dinky playing card. Hello!


The yellow plastic paperclip will be going into a journal, whereas my girlie has claimed the heart patch for a shirt. It comes with instructions on how to iron it on :) I love that the backing card can be resued, arrows and all.


Wouldn't be the Lollipop Club without a lolly! There's always a pen or pencil as well, this one is a blue biro, with a bright funky design which has again been claimed by my daughter! The washi tape has half red spots on it. I also reuse the little pieces of washi that Lisa uses to secure bits and pieces in the box!


Bit of Disney magic here- a tealight candle which really does smell like the pop corn that's sold on Main Street in Disneyworld. Lisa always works with different companies to have smashing little treats in the boxes.


There's a DIY kit in each box- this one is to make a bookmark/page marker. I really like the yellow stripy bag too- it'll ge great to add to a journal page.


Each little bag or package has something different in- this cream bag has papers, stickers, a tag and tassel, printed words, hearts, gems and spotty ribbon. Smashing!


There'a s set of stickers, a card popcorn box and a paper stripy straw. Love straws in crafting! No idea how to use the popcorn box yet....


And some original art work- a postcard and stickers saying Love is sharing your popcorn. Really glossy and vibrant.


And in the bottom of the box, even more loveliness- planner sheets, papers, printouts and a frame. There's a lot stuffed into this little box!


I've got lots of ideas on how to use this gorgeous stash, but there's also a blog on the Lollipop box club site, with more ideas. 


Monday, December 21, 2015

Fairy special

Oh my, it's been a while....

Lavinia fairies to show today, with a couple of birthday cards, one for my lovely Mom, one for...erm, well, not saying who, but someone extra special!









Variations on a theme, I used my favourite little Lavinia fairies, on an inked background. The edges are heat embossed with a pearl powder. There's also lots of sparkle on the flowers and fairy wings, but I didn'tpick it up on the photo.





The finished cards are 7 inches square. Kinda pleased with these two!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pretty butterflies

Trying out the ipad app for blogger, so please excuse any weird formatting!

This is a badly taken photo of a butterfly picture commission for a little girl. Pink was the order of the day, so pink it was!



It needed the shot of hot pink to make it slightly less saccharine. Must have been ok, it led to another commission from the same person!

Monday, May 11, 2015

A good day

A couple of creations made with off cuts and snippets today.


First off with an Octopode girlie having a bad hair day.


Next with 2 gossiping geese.

Hope you're having a good day too :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

When in Paris

Gorgeous stamp this one, makes for very elegant cards.




Lots of pretty papers and I'm quite pleased with my bow tying on these, if I do say so myself :)


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy birthday little bro' and little man

Today is my brother's birthday, and also it's his son's, so happy birthday Matt and Jack, hope it's a wonderful one!



Jack's card is A4, so it's a whopper!


Matt's is hand drawn by me, nervously whilst waiting for my lovely husband to finish his taekwondo grading in Bristol. Happily, it all worked out and he's now a 2nd Dan black belt, woohoo!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Moooooooo

So, I joined a moo swap. Yep, I know I know... what's a moo? Well it's very little swap card- teeny tiny really- 2.9x6,9cm. Sounds a bit too small, but actually I loved working in miniature. MInd you, I am an ATC girl at heart! 

The theme was the sky's the limit, so obviously I went for dragons. Well, you do, don't you?


These are probably larger on the screen than they are in real life!


The background is splodged Distress Inks and the images are miniature ones from Lavinia. The edges are heat embossed with gold, although it's not showing up, grrrr. Oh, and I sparkled the moon.


I'll enter this in to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, which is anything goes 
and into the Sprinkle of Imagination monthly anything goes challenge- I hope I'm allowed to enter more than once.