Ivory Moon

Ivory Moon

Sunday, May 01, 2016


Exploding Wedding Card

Today i am sharing a commissioned card I was asked to make for a Friends sons wedding ... which was today ( which is why I can now share it )

I wanted to make something a little special and something that could be also kept as a little keepsake.


The wedding colour was French Blue and they were also having Penguins on top of their wedding cake .

I used Stampin' Up Marina Mist Ink, and the Stamp set was Tiny Tags 



I made the Penguins from Stampin' Up Punch .... Owl Builder  ..... I made 4 of the Penguins and attached them back to back on a piece of Acetate so it doesn't matter which way you have the box opened.

Thank you for stopping by 

If you would like a handcrafted Card or Gift please contact me .

Tina  

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stampin' Up Card

Stampin' Up Fence Card


Hello again 

Today I wanted to show a card I have made using all Stampin' Up products
I have used Whisper White Card Stock for the card base .... And Pear Piizzazz for the background (which I used dimensional on the back to give it some depth.)
I then stamped the Hardwood Stamp (133 035) onto Whisper White card using Crumb Cake Ink and cut it up into strips and inked around the edges with the Crumb Cake ink.

I then stamped out lots and lots of flowers using Petite Petals (133 155) in different coloured inks ....
Real Red
Crushed Curry
Island Indigo
Pool Party
Rich Razzleberry
and punched them all out using the matching punch Petite Petals
I shaped the flowers using a large ball tool and a foam mat.


First of all I glued some flowers onto the Pear Pizzazz card  then used some dimensional foam pads on the backs of 5 of the fence pieces and spaced them out across the card .... then glued down the 2 remaining fence pieces horizontal across the fence pieces as cross bars ... 
I glued down the remaining flowers i had stamped and punched out using silicon glue as I needed to give some of the flowers some height because the fence pieces were raised ... The last thing to do was to add some seed beads to the centre of each flower and stamp out a sentiment from the Petite Pairs (122 497) which I stayed onto the Pear Pizzazz card stock  ... I used the scalloped oval for this and backed that onto the 2" x 13/8" oval on Whisper White card stock ..


Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of the Stampin' Up products i have used.  
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Many thanks 
Tina xx


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A thank you gift for our Wedding Photographers 


Hello again crafty friends .... I just wanted to show you the thank you gifts I made for our Wedding Photographers  Mini & Me   

Helen and Dani were wonderful ... they brought so much fun to our day ... they are so friendly yet professional and really put all our guests at easy and we were so lucky to have them shoot our wedding ... we now have 2 life long friends .

I decided that the ONLY thank you gift I could make them were CAMERAS   ..... so I set about designing one for them ...

Here is what I ended up with

The top and base of the camera are made from 2mm thick chipboard and the body is a heavy weight card ... the lens is also made nfrom the same heavy weight card ... to get the different aspects of the lens I simply added strips of card at verious points down the body of the lens .... then added some corrigated cardboard strips for the grip effect ....

I then added some bling around the edges and for the buttons on the top I used Fernli Designs off cuts of circles and a strip of card folded for the flash. 

I designed it so it would open up and would have a mini album inside .. also on the back I added a small metal frame with a photo in the back ..... one of Helen herself and the other of Dani's children ..
 this can be seen in the small photo on the right ..

Then it was time to make the mini albums ... 


I personalised each one for the girls with their inital on a small metal disk ...


I also made each album slightly different so they are both unique .. I also make some tags for the gift boxes with their names on them ... I have to say both girls were thrilled with the name tags lol ... thankfully they were more excited about the cameras lol...



Once I had made the display boxes for the cameras and decorated them I then decorated the bags for them to go in .... 




See middle photo at the bottom ...
I inked  the bag as close to the colour on their business cards I could get ( I used Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay ) then stamped the word MINI & on one bag and ME on the other   ( the reason they are called Mini & Me is very obvious when you meet them ... Helen is very tall and Dani is ... well ..... Pocket sized  ( don't kill me Dani lol) 

I had so much fun making these gifts for the girls and even more pleasure seening their faces when they opened them ...   

Oh and I have the added bonus of the photographs being done by them too  DOUBLE SCORE !!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget if you are in the Essex/Kent area ..... you cant pick better photoraghpers than MINI & ME 


Saturday, April 02, 2016


It's been awhile 


Hi again ..... I have been busy making thank you gifts and cards as I got Married to the love of my life last December and its taken me ages to get caught up ...

I have altered a bird house for Fernli Designs   This is the larger one that they make and its great fun and can be used as storage too .... 
Here it is before altering ...


This time i decided to give it a vintage folk style ... it was loads of fun ..... here is a link to the process video with instructions on how i painted the roses and the birds .... PROCESS VIDEO
Here is the finished Bird House



This was such a great project and much quicker than you would think to do .... I gave it as a baby gift for my nephew's baby daughter ... i simply wrote the babys name on one side of the roof and on the other i wrote her date of birth, time of birth, and weight at birth ... 

Thanks for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thank you Card and Box 


Just wanted to show you one of the Thank you Cards I have done ..... 
I used nearly all Stampin' Up Punches, Inks and Stamps .... 

THE CARD



Once I had made the box I decided it would look nice to have a matching belly band


STAMPIN' UP PRODUCTS USED 

Blossom Punch
Pansy Punch
Pettie Petals Punch
Smoky Slate Ink
Pretty In Pink Ink
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by 

Tina xxx

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Stampin' Up Cards


Hey guys .... i am a huge fan of stampin up and have bought mny of the retired sets off ebay and some selling sites on Facebook ...   The one i am using today is  Two-Step Stampin .... 'Greenhouse Garden'


 all the cards are also made from scraps so all odd sizes so I had to make the envelopes to match .... and none of the sizes I needed were on my punch board so had to back to the good old fashioned way .... 

Inks used on all the cards are Stampin' Up and are 
Watermelon Wonder
Crushed Curry
Costal Cabana
Summer Starfruit
Bermuda Bay
Certainly Celery
Crisp Cantaloupe


This is the one I did for my Mother-in-law ...

Thanks for stopping by b....
I will be up loading a video to YouTube on how I made my envelopes 

Thanks again 
Tina xxx


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Family plaque

Hello everyone and a very happy 2016 to you all .....

My first make for Fernli Designs this year is a 'Family Plaque'


I started by using the Plaque-with-5-hearts and some extra hearts which are also on the website ..
I covered both plaques and all the hearts in Designer paper and trimmed the edges with Washi tape.  I then inked around the edges with green ink.
I used Florishes 3 set which i heat embossed using the Wow "Sensational Sage"  ... it doesnt show in the photo but it is a beautiful sparkly green.



The last thing to do after adding all the ribbon was to write the names of the family members onto the hearts ..

This really was a very quick and easy make yet I think it works really well ... and is a nice thing to have hanging in someones home .

Please let me know what you think 

Hugs 
Tina 
XXX




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