Monday, March 31, 2014

You Make Me Happy

I showed you my Sketch It Challenge the other week and mentioned that I loved it so much I made another similar.

Well, here is the other one I made. I left off the offending ribbon (LOL), and used a banner saying instead of a circle.


I love it that you can alter a sketch slightly and get another great card.
Now to make a third card and gift box and I will have a nice gift ready to be given.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, March 29, 2014

You & Me Card

While attempting to clean and make some sort of dent in my craft room, I came across some old Make & Take instructions from previous Stampin' Up! events I've attended. So I did what you naturally do - I made one up but switched it to use current products!
(Yep - the cleaning went out the door!)

This one is from the 2011 Regionals.


The only thing I had to think about was what stamps and embossing folder to use! The measurements and instructions are all there - love it!



Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, March 28, 2014

Off the Grid Male Birthday Card

Here's a Male Themed Birthday card I made using the Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge and Label Love sets.


I must say that I find myself drawn to Marina Mist for male cards - such a nice colour.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Easter Wishes 2014

I will be sorry to see Raspberry Ripple from Stampin' Up! retire in a few months time - just love the richness of it.

I have CASED this card (sorry, no name on it to give credit) from one of the many swap groups I've been in, and converted it to a simple but elegant Easter card - I only wish that Stampin' Up! had lined up "Easter" better as it does irk me that it's not aligned straight!



Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kids Easter Cards

Here's a cute boy and girls Easter Card I made up for special brother and sister overseas.



Ohhhhh how cute are those bunnies! LOL, I added the retired Stampin' Up! googly eyes from the kit we got last Halloween and I just had to use some glimmer paper for a heart on each one.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, March 24, 2014

Easter Candy Dispensers

Are you like me and have many, many, many cards and projects marked to recreate or to try that new file you bought how many months ago?

LOL, well I won't tell you how many I have, but I will tell you that I have decided that this year is not only the year that I use up some of my old craft stash (you already know that!), BUT, also I am going to CASE , recreate and make those files I have bought and saved.

So here's the first one - a file I bought from the SIL Store for a candy dispenser.

The patterned paper was donated to me (LOL, no, I don't have enough, apparently!), but I must say it is gorgeous and matches so well with some retired Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgundy.


And here's one I made for the lovely lady who gave me the patterned papers. Again, retired Stampin' Up! card stock - this time More Mustard (not surprised it retired!).


They actually are a decent sized dispenser as well - the first card is a 4" x 4" card so gives you an idea.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pop N Cut Notebooks

How awesome are these little notebooks!

They are ultra easy to make and are just the perfect little RAK Gift!
I did CASE these and when I find the blog again I will add the link here so you can make them too!



Here I have 4 ready in little gift bags to be given out to 4 of my lovely regular customers.
Let's face it, without my customers I could not afford to keep refreshing my supplies and creating!


I used some of the clay flowers I had made a few months ago and keep in a storage container ready for when I need them.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gift Box

Having a play with another Lori Whitlock cut file.

This time a cute gift box using more of my retired SU stash!
Just love how it all co-ordinates very nicely.



Hard to tell, but this is a great size gift box, all it needs is a cute tag, some chocolates inside and it's good to gift!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

File Card Gift Holder

Here's my take on the file cards doing the rounds.

I have actually kept the back part straight (no tab).


And inside, I've added an envelope that I created using the Envelope Punch Board to use as a holder for a gift card.

Just a different way to be creative, oh, and use up some more of my retired SU stash!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Sketch It Challenge

Just finished my card for the Stampin Up Friends Sketch It Challenge (March).

Here is the sketch inspiration:


And here's my entry


I love the card, but what a goose! Totally put the ribbon strips in the wrong place......LOL, never mind, I guess the challenge for me next month is to remember the sketch.....

Actually I do love this colour combo, so much so that I have made another very close to this one and will show you next time.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thank You Tags

Oh I've been having some fun making some Thank You Tags.

Here's a set I made using the new Hardwood Stamp and current In Colors.

  


They look great as a set!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, March 14, 2014

Make A Wish Card

Here's a very quick and clean card to make when you are in a hurry.

A great card to make if you are a beginner and overwhelmed with all the choices out there!


The sentiment is from the new Perfect Pennants set and a great little start up set to have in your stash.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Star Wars Hello Kitty

I just love seeing all the different versions that pop up for Hello Kitty!

I made these Canvases for Laura as she is a big Hello Kitty fan - happy to say she loved them.......is "Ohhhh, they are cuteeee!" good words from a 13 year old? LOL, I took them as yes, now they are yours!

Darth Vader

Storm Trooper

Oh and I made Batgirl as well for good measure

I figure I can add to the collection as I see more around as they are only 8 inch canvases, so quite small really.

I did find Wonder Woman, but alas, she did not make the grade! Maybe I will try her again another time.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, March 10, 2014

Easter Box card

Oh My Goodness - How cute is this little card!!!!

I know I made one before and said I probably won't make one again, but, well, I thought I'd give this Lori Whitlock file a go, and boy am I glad I did!



I don't know what it is, but I love this card and it really was effortless to make.!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mothers Day Roses

Ok, so let me just say from the outset - I am not a flower arranger....LOL, yes you can tell!

One of the ladies in one of the various FB Groups I am in shared this Cut File for Roses, not what I call roses, but hey, I am not going to argue over a name.

Anyways, I decided to try them out using 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of red - all 4 retired SU card stock.
Haven't they come up a treat!



A glimmer brad through the centre and hot glued some craft wire for a stem.
All I need to do now is make a little Mother's Day tag to add to each stem as I am thinking they would be a lovely gesture for the ladies I care for at work. Oh and make another 16 so I have enough!

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, March 7, 2014

Steampunk Marci Gift Tags

I have joined a swap for Steampunk ATC's........so whilst designing it, I had of course coloured a few Steampunk Marci's to get a feel.

Of the 3 I did, I had my kids decide on the one they thought would fit the theme better. That left me with two not being used, so I made a gorgeous Gift Tag and a ATC size tag which I will attach to a card or notebook (not sure yet).

Anyways, I'm sure you want see them right?


I've not finished the ATC off yet as I'm waiting for an embellishment to arrive to add to them.
Once all have been sent I will show you my design. Must say I'm very happy with them and can't wait to get another 10 back - 11 in our group.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Angie's Glass Block

I just had to show you the lastest item for my craft room!

I made a Glass Block for myself and put Blue LED lights in it - I LOVE IT !!!!!



This really is stunning in real life, LOL, and I'm not just saying that, they really are a great home deco gift.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pool Party Happy Birthday

Here's a quick Birthday card I made the other night while having a play with some new stamps.


All co-ordinated using just Whisper White, with Pool Party as the main focus.
Even with the ribbon, I think it would be fine for a Male's Birthday.

Thanks for looking,

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB