Handmade Gifts

OUR CREATIVE DEN’S GRAND OPENING

Elaine Baines and Karen Watts are pleased to announce the opening of their new venture

“Our Creative Den”

A beautiful craft studio situated in the heart of the Calder Valley.

Grand Opening Event on Saturday 18 June, 2016 between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm

Elaine baines colour #5aThe studio is based in Unit G3, Tenterfields Business Park, Burnley Road HX2 6EQ.

There will be light refreshments, free make and takes and an opportunity to peruse the new 2016/17 Stampin Up annual catalogue.

Our programme of classes will be available soon on our new website – details to follow.

Novelty card

Hi, the new in colour DSP stack Playful Palette lends it’s self well to all kinds of projects. This particular sheet made me think of fabric and how pretty it would look as a novelty apron card. It’s a quick make card and open to all kinds of fancy accessorising, your imagination can run wild. Happy Crafting 😊

Using my stash

imageHi, been in the craft space a lot this weekend as the weather has been far from good! Today’s project is a small 2″ square cube box with a lid, a band and bow made using birthday DSP and the Bow Builder Punch from Stampin Up. The card stock used to make this box is the 12 x 12 Kraft card which is thicker than the normal card stock and makes perfect sturdy boxes. You can see these items and so much more at my Stampin Up online store http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net  Happy Crafting and keep warm 😊

 

Quick and easy gift

Hi, as I promised here is the completed picture I made with the help of my new Misti. It was very quick and easy to make and a great way of capturing your little ones latest obsession without too much cost. The stamp set used is No Bones about It and you can view this and other Stampin Up items at my online store http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net  By the time this is posted I will be heading to Telford ready for Stampin Up Onstage and the opportunity to meet other Stampin Up demo’s and see some of the new products 😀 Have a lovely weekend and Happy Crafting 😊image

It’s GREAT

Hi, I’ve used my MISTI today and it’s GREAT made so much difference to putting a name on a picture and soooooo much more! I will pos the full picture tomorrow as I will have given it to its new owner tomorrow. I need to get on with completing my swaps for Telford on Saturday, packing my bag and organising myself Happy Crafting 😊image

Miniature Birdhouse

Hi, I decided to have a bit of a play about with a small wooden birdhouse I bought a few weeks ago. It measures approx 7.5 x 6 x 3 cm and I covered it with Stampin Up English Garden DSP and one or two flowers using the punches and the small bird stamp from Everything Eleanor stamp set. I think it’s quiet cute and looks lovely sitting amongst my makes. Happy Crafting 😊   Want to purchase items or look at Stampin Up products then go to my online store http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net

Spring Sunday

Hi, been a busy week in the craft space making swaps for Stampin Up On Stage at Telford next Saturday. I can’t show you my swaps just yet as I want to keep them a secret and part of them I’m not quite sure what to put in them at present! Today after  finishing my swaps I thought I’d make a gift for a special little someone I will see next week to put in her bedroom. I just love making these home decor items it’s amazing how different they look with a change of colour. I used Mint Macaroon cardstock and the beautiful English Garden DSP. If you would like to purchase one in the colour of your choice I charge £15 inc p&p private message me if you would like to order one. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday Happy Crafting 😊image

Botanical Blooms

Hi, lovely afternoon the sun is shinning and all feels well with the world. Mr Darcy is still sunning himself, he managed a quick wash but now he’s back to sleep by my feet. Today’s project is inspired by the sun and the idea of flowers blooming in the gardens very soon. The basket is one of a set of 3, I bought at Ikea a few weeks ago, I have used the middle sized basket. Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow card stock and inks were used all from Stampin Up. Watch this space to see what I do with the other 2 baskets!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Happy Crafting 😊image

Gifts

imageHi, today’s project is a peek at some Easter gifts I made for family and friends. Thank you to Sam Donald of Pootles for the great packaging idea so easy and looks stunning. All products used are Stampin Up! including the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-bration stamp set. Happy crafting 😊

Flowers for Friday

Hi, I’ve had this jar for at least 2 years and never got round to doing”something” with it. Then suddenly an idea shot into my head, well ambled! This is the idea in its completed form, it looks pretty and was a great way of getting rid of card stock scraps and improving my flower making skills. I used the SU punches to make the flowers the large flower is made using the Pansy Punch (130698 – £14.50) and the small flower is made using the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack  (133787 – £15.50 for set of 3). The leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch (177191 – £16.00). So many home decor items you can make with paper, it’s not just cards! Happy crafting 😊