DIY Birthday Cards

Hey everyone

Hope you are all doing well. We all have been in that situation when you are frantically trying to find a birthday card before heading off to a party, so today I have for you some simple and cute birthday cards that you can quickly whip up before heading out.

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  • Paper/card
  • Washi tape
  • Fine liner/pen
  • Stencil
  • envelope

Firstly to make this candle card you will need to cut pieces of washi tape and stick them onto the paper, I cut some on an angle to give then a dripping wax kind of look. Then using a fine liner I marked on the candle wick.

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Then using a stencil I wrote Happy birthday, obviously you could also handwrite this, but I liked the printed font look, that the stencil gave.

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You can get as creative or as simple as you want. Just cut the washi tape and stick it horizontally to create a birthday cake.

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You could also cut triangles and create a bunting, its really up to how creative and how much time you have to create a masterpiece that your friends will love.

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Then its time to write a personalised message inside and pop it in an envelop. I hope that this post has inspired you to get creative and make up some birthday cards that are super cute and your friends would love to receive.

Thanks for reading xxx

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Egg White Face Mask

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing with you this egg white face mask that I absolutely love, it leaves my skin feeling super soft and I love that it is natural and has no chemicals that could damage my skin, also it is super easy. Hope you enjoy xx

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Firstly you will need one egg.

Then crack it into a small bowl keeping the yolk separate from them egg white. You can then throw away the egg yolk or you could use it in a recipe or cook it up.

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I then use my fingers to apply the face mask to my face, but you could use a makeup brush. Apply a thin layer to your face and don’t put to much on other wise it may run down your neck.

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Let dry for around 10 – 20  minutes, until it is dry and set. Then using a warm face cloth wipe the face mask off and your skin should be left feeling as soft as a babies bum. Then I usually apply my normal moisturiser. I would use this face mask 1 – 2 times a week but lets be honest I don’t remember to use it that much.

Heres the printable  february-calendar, ( I can’t believe its already February, the month has flown by) I think this is my favourite design out of all the months. Also I have recently joined bloglovin’ so  you now can Follow my blog with Bloglovin, I would really appreciate that.

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a lovely week ♥♥

Festive Sugar Scrub

Hi Everyone

Today I will be sharing with you how to make this festive sugar scrub, it is super easy and makes a great christmas present that you could give to family and friends.

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What you will need:

  • 1 Jar
  • about 1 cup of brown sugar (or as much that fits into your jar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil / coconut oil
  • Ribbon

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Firstly place your sugar into a bowl, or to make less mess you could put the sugar into your jar, it may just be a bit harder to mix.

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Then add in your 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice and stir well.

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Now add in your 1 tablespoon vanilla essence and stir in.

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Next add in 3 tablespoons of your olive oil or coconut oil.

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Then stir it in, if the mixture is not sticking together enough you can add some more olive oil or coconut oil until it is at the consistency you like.

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Now you can decorate your jar how you like.

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I went with a nice Christmas ribbon. Now its ready for you to give as a present or you could use it yourself. To use all you need to do is grab a small portion with your had and in the shower or bath gently message it into your skin. Then wash it off with the water and it will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth as it exfoliates the surface of your skin.

I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Thanks for reading xxx

DIY Christmas Cards

Hi everyone

Today I thought I would share with you how I have made these super easy Christmas cards.  Even though its not December yet it’s never too early to start writing out Christmas cards to family and friends.

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What you will need

  • Paint
  • Sponge / paint brush
  • Card / paper (my cards were 14cm x 28 cm folded in half so it became a square)
  • exacto / stanley knife or scissors
  • Stencil christmas-card-stencil

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So first you will need to print out a stencil onto an A4 sheet of paper or you can trace it onto a sheet of plastic or cardboard so that you can reuse it ( I used paper).

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Then using an exacto/ stanley  knife I cut out my stencil, make sure that you have enough paper on the sides of your cut outstencil so that the paint won’t go over the edge (my tree one didn’t have enough paper on the edge so some paint went over).

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Now squirt out your paint onto a paint pallet and place your stencil over your card.

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Using one hand get your sponge or paint brush and dab the paint over the stencil and using the other hand hold the stencil down (try and make sure that the stencil doesn’t move).

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Next carefully remove the stencil from your card and your done.

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You can then use different stencils and colours. Also a little tip is once you have done one let the stencil dry for a little bit and you can use it for as many cards as you want.

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I really hope you have enjoyed and are as excited as I am for Christmas. I am planning on doing a lot more Christmas inspired posts so stay tuned for those.

Also the printable-december-calendar is ready just in time for you to start writing all your Christmas plans on, hope you enjoy.

Thanks for reading XXX

 

 

 

 

 

Marble Necklace

Hi everyone

I am really excited to do this post, I made some polymer clay marble necklaces. I know that the polymer clay earrings have gone a bit out of fashion so I have thought of a great new way you can accessorise yourself using polymer clay, I think they would look great with anything. Hope you enjoy….

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Here is all of the equipment you will need :

  • Polymer clay
  • Necklace chain
  • Pendant tray (25mm)
  • Oven at 100ºc
  • SuperGlue

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Firstly I preheated my oven to 100ºC fan forced, I use my kitchen oven and it works fine but I know some people prefer to use craft ovens. Then picked the two colours that I wanted to use to create the marbled effect. Make sure you get the right amount so that it will fit into the pendant tray nicely

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Then I rolled the two colours together in my hands into a ball. You can roll it for as long as you want but the longer you roll it the smaller the streaks will be, and the shorter you roll it the bolder they will be.

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Then I placed the ball into the pendant tray and squished it down until it was nice and flat.

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Now you can place your necklace into your preheated oven which should be set at 100ºc fan forced, because the pendant tray is metal it is safe to go into the oven. Cook it in the oven for 15 minutes and then turn the oven off and let it cool in there for about 10 min. Once cooled then take out the polymer clay and use super glue to glue back into the pendant tray. Now all you need to do it put it onto a chain.

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I also made some using different colours, you can be as creative as you want and use lots of colours or keep it simple and just use one , the options are up to you.

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I really hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed creating it. If you would like more posts like this please let me know and I hope you all have a great day xx

 

 

Watercolour Cards

Hi everyone

Welcome to my Blog

I have decided to start this Blog as I have a passion for all things arts and crafts (also baking) and I would love to share my creativity with you. I hope to one day also do some beauty and fashion posts. 

I thought it would be a great idea to kick it off with some water coloured Birthday Cards since we all know someone who will be having a birthday sometime. It is a cheap and inexpensive craft that I’m sure your friends and family would love to receive. I think there is something special about giving or receiving a hand made card so here are some ideas. 

P9210148.pngFirstly I got a painting pallet and squirted some of my water based paints into each section, then added a few drops of water and mixed it in well. Then traced a circle onto a piece of paper folded in half.

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Next I began to use a small brush and placed some flowers around the circle outline, A little tip is also to make the flowers a bit further away from the outline so the wreath looks thicker.

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Then I drew in some leaves and stems for the flowers and make sure you connect each flower to a stem so it looks realistic. I also added a few yellow and red dots to make it look a bit cute. 

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Then all thats left to do is to write your special message, I went with Happy Birthday but you could always make it a bit more personal and write a special message. You could also make these cards into Thank You, Congratulation or Happy Anniversary cards. 

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Hope you enjoyed this post, If you have things you would like me to make or some ideas you would like to share or have some feedback please comment below I would love to hear what you think. 

Thanks xx