well, certainly different in the sense that I have never made one before. I wanted to make something handcrafted rather than buy something (and I've not been out anywhere really) so thought I'd do something different - for me anyway!
So, I agonised for a while and thought about making something with the baby's details on - and came up with this:
Now, it's not the best of pictures because you have to stand far enough away to get the whole thing in the shot, but it's the best I could do. I hung it from the cupboard door so I had a plain(ish) background to show the piece off.
Basically it was easy to make - I've never made one before, and I admit that I did have to think how to attach the ribbon evenly - but I'll come to that later. I did think of doing a tutorial and thought of taking pictures at each stage, but needed to get it completed as she was coming the morning after - which would be Wednesday morning. Anyway, I made a box for it because wasn't sure how best to present it - an envelope is not really appropriate, so the box was the best idea.
Here it is in the box - which really could have done with being a bit deeper actually.
Because the shallowness of the box meant that the lid wouldn't stay on of it's own accord, I made a ribbon wrap to go around it, then finished that off with a flower. I bought a whole pack of flowers in all sorts of shapes and sizes off QVC - and the appeal of these flowers were that they were plain white/off white mulberry - which means I can colour them up with anything I wanted - in this case, I used my Momentum dew drop inks.
I was happy with this - not too fancy, but not too plain either. I then made another one of my little handbags, that I'm really enjoying making, and put some things in for the new mum - just a token gesture really; a small Yankee candle - 'fresh linen', a glass candle voltive which I'd decorated with a pretty peel off and coloured in the holes with sakura metallic gel pens plus another vanilla larger than normal tea-light in - then I put a small bag of radox bath salts in with a nestie label on to finish it off and called it 'Mummy Special Salts' - then put another nestie label in with some 'instructions' on for a relaxing bath time. Everything matched. I would have put some chocs in, but my OH didn't receive my text so didn't bring me any on the way home from work. Anyway - I forgot to take a pic of the set - but took a pic of the 'lid' of the handbag that I put it all in:
Again, used the blank flowers and coloured them up with my inks. She really liked everything and said that she loved my handcrafted stuff - and was particularly impressed with the hangy thing!!!
I can't even find a piccy of the card I did - but it was a lovely A4 Forever Friends one. Oh well, I'll hopefully get my brain back to normal one day!!!
Here is a selection of some other cards I've done but haven't blogged:
This is one I did for the lovely Annie (Wipso) for her recent Birthday:
This is a quick 'get well' card I made for someone after they had an operation:
This is a card made for my friends daughter's first wedding anniversary - love how the stickles is actually showing up in this picture:
This is a card I made someone else that was recovering from an op - and needed some 'love' sending. This time is it an image from Tiddlyinks and coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from Funky Hand's papercraft factory - 'Dreams come true' CD. Flowers from stash have been stickled - the leaves are made by me freehand.
This card is one that I made for the lovely Twiglet when it was her Birthday last month... the pics I took came out shockingly - no light, flash wasn't helping... this is the best of a bad bunch. I think Twiglet took a better pic of it herself when she received it.
The next couple of cards I made ages ago but didn't get round to blogging. Made with a couple of digi's I bought which are gorgeous and very classy looking - again, the pics are quite rubbish - probably taken at night again:
and this one:
Right, that's it I think. Pretty much up to date with some of the cards I've been making. Hope you enjoyed.
Paula x x x