Thursday, 16 May 2013

Coffee & Demo and Fathers Day Part 1

Coffee & Craft Demo morning ...

Thanks to all of you who came on the Coffee & Craft morning yesterday, it was lovely to see you all and one lady in particular whom I had not seen for a while (you know who you are!!)

We made a little spinner card during the session and here is the finished project.  I did have another sample as well but Amy liked it so much she has claimed it as her own and has taken it off to school today to show her Craft teacher!

{Don't forget our new extra demo day on a Friday 10 - 12 noon)

Fathers Day Part 1 ...

I always think that it is such a shame that we do not celebrate Fathers Day with as much passion as we celebrate Mothers Day!  I am sure that you will agree that our Dads are just as special and important to us as our Mums and they deserve to be told just how much we love them!

So whether you want to tell a Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Grandfather, Son, Brother or Grandson that you love them over the next few weeks we will be showcasing a few projects and gifts all with boys and men in mind.

Let's kick off with a little Robot Card for a special young man!

The base card is 14.5cm x 14.5cm but you could use any size card (providing that the robot will fit).

Taking several coordinating sheets of patterned paper (see below), trim into strips which are approximately 2cm in width.  It really is not that important how wide your strips are so this would be a great card to use up any scraps of paper that you may have!

Trim all of the strips so that they are about 12.5cm long and arrange on the base card so that you have a  white border around each edge as shown.  Once you are happy stick all of these into place.  (NB.  I have deliberately made the strips uneven at the top and the bottom and placed the strips at slight angles to that it all looks a little messy!)

Take a strip of white card approx 2.5cm wide and place horizontally (over the strips) across the whole width of the card (stick into place).

The Robot was created using a sheet of Robot Die Cuts.  Pop out the style of robot that you want from the sheet and position him on the card.  

Add some extra detail with a black gel pen to both the robot and the background to give a little definition.

The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock and backed onto black before sticking into place.

Use rub on numbers to add the age, back this onto white, then patterned and then black cardstock before tucking under the robots hand so that it looks as if he is holding it.

Finally google eyes bring the Robot to life!

Shopping List ...

Nuts & Bolts  Ready, Set, Go  Point The Way  

 25-Cogsmo - DCP259 - Diecut    BLACK NUMBERS    CS903 - Wishes Words


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