Saturday 22 March 2014

CFTC Headband

Hello, and hope you are enjoying this changeable Saturday :) we are having beautiful sunny spells, that are quickly taken over by hailstones! This months challenge over at Craft for the Craic is something that includes green. This is the second project I made for this month.

Today I am showing a headband I made for each of my daughters. I crocheted it and sewed a button on.

The photo above was taken whilst one of the beautiful sunny spell!! :)

Why not head over to Craft for the Craic and join in the challenge? Any crafty project that includes green can be entered for this months challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday 17 March 2014

Lá Fhéile Pádraig gach duine :)

Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Happy St. Patrick's Day :) Hope you get to enjoy the day, wherever you are ;) 

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the challenge is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Bling it Up. We are sponsored by Digital Delights and Time for Tea Designs.

There is a random prize if we hit 100 entries! What a nice surprise :)

Here is my card -

I used some printed paper, washi tape, a spellbinders die and a rub on for the sentiment. Then I couldn't resist the bling!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks for popping over,
Eithne :)

Monday 10 March 2014

Third Birthday Card

Hello, and I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the theme is digital elements.
We are sponsored by two sponsors this week, Crafts U Print and Milk Coffee Stamps.

Why not check out both stores for some beautiful digi's.

This is the card I made for my nieces 3rd Birthday:

To see all the elements, you nearly need to hold it, but I will try and give you an idea with photos!
I got this beautiful digi, and coloured her with watercolour crayons and pencil. I then cut her out and stuck her to a heat embossed background. Of course once I had the heat embossing going, I couldn't stop with just one area - I also did the toppings on the cupcake and her hair and wings. (You can see I'm kind of addicted, right?!!)

Then some 'dry' embossing and layering, some washi tape, buttons and gems thrown in and a few outline stickers and voila - it was made.

Thanks for stopping by, and why not head over and join in the challenge?

Have a great Monday,
Eithne :)

Friday 7 March 2014

Craft for the Craic Challenge #2

Hello, thank Crunchie it's Friday :D :D :D Today the new challenge over at Craft for the Craic begins. This month, in honour of St. Patrick, our Irish patron saint, the theme is:

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, baking, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

I made a folder as a gift for a friend. (they have yet to receive it as I'm making cards to fit inside!)

This started out as a rather large sheet of SRA3 card (450mm x 320mm) which I then folded and cut down to the final size of 260mm x 150mm.

Here are some side profile pictures.

I round cornered the edges, and corner punched some green card for the front. I die cut a doily from a Sizzix Bigz die.
I then proceeded to embellish - 

I embossed a tag, and used a wooden word 'live' to it. I undid the twine on the tag and threaded through a flower and button.

I used a strip of the left over base card for the punched border in the background.  I punched and die cut some flowers of different shapes and designs, layered them and used either flat backed pearls, buttons or swirls as the centre piece.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Why not visit the rest of the design teams projects -

or give the challenge a go?

Have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend :)
Happy crafting,

Eithne :)

Thursday 6 March 2014

Craft for the Craic

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your Thursday! Just to let you know the second challenge for Craft for the Craic starts tomorrow :) Be sure to stop by and check out last months winners and the new challenge theme for March.

See you tomorrow :)