Show & Tell

Lots to show and tell today! Having a house full of bugs has made it difficult to sit at the computer and write. My WH has the nasty flu bug and now my littlest is quite sick with bronchiolitis (??? spelling) too. Hopefully with weather starting to turn to Spring, we might be just be able to shake off the winter doldrums and bugs and move on!!

So let's start the show!

This little card is so cute. I made it a quite a few days now, so I don't remember where I got the idea from, but it's super easy and you could change the colours for a little girl card!

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Inks: Basic Grey & Chocolate Chip (to draw the face)
Papers: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue & Whisper White CS, SU Patterns Pack II DSP
Other: 1" circle & scallop circle punch, Kraft Taffeta ribbon (frayed for hair)

I think I used Blush Blossom for the face and I know I used sponge daubers for adding cheeks to the face. I can't remember what colours! Oops!

So what do you think about these little 'Sunny Boy' boxes? Being a staunch Victorian, I have the fondest memories of Sunny Boys, taking forever to finish a Sunny Boy ice block in summer. They just seemed to last and last. You could call them a twist bag or something, but I am going to stick to my sunny boys!

They are easy to make and can be made as small or as large as you please. These are little ones - the perfect size to hold a couple of chocolates! And trust me, you just have to use your crimper for them!! It's the perfect finishing touch!

Okay, the last picture in this post is a birthday card I made during the week. It's already in the mail and hopefully in the hands of 'the addressee'. Can't give the surprise away!!

I love dolls. And I have quite a few little Babushka Dolls, Vietnamese and Japanese Dolls in my display cabinet (they're only little!). So when I saw this idea in a magazine - July 2009 edition of Crafts Beautiful. I just had to make my own. There were no patterns, so the doll was made from scratch. I also changed how the card was 'decorated'. I like how it finished!

Stamps: Big Bold Beautiful & Embrace Life
Inks: Old Olive (bamboo leaves), Chocolate Chip (face) & Pacific Point (sleeves)
Papers: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery & Whisper White CS, and scrap DSP
Other: 1" circle & 1 3/8"punch for hair and face, 1 1/4" square punch for side border, large oval & scallop oval punch for sentiment, & Dimensionals.

I have edged the 'arms/sleeves' with Pacific Point ink and edged the sentiment with Old Olive. I have also cut one of the flowers out from the DSP for the hair and added a tiny rhinestone.

I'm hoping to do a scrap layout with dolls now that I've got the idea. Just have to put in a little more thinking .....

What I am pleased about though, is that all of these projects used scraps. I didn't have to go into the NEW stash at all. I've got more scraps though .....

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