Friday, December 25, 2009

A wedding card!

This wedding card is for a very special friend of mine who gets married next year. Unfortunately I am not able to make the wedding as she is in London... so this has truly been a labour of love!

I saw this beautiful card over at "Cards by Tiets" - a very talented young lady - who kindly let me have the tutorial.

Can you believe this is all in one card?

It is just awesome... and I enjoyed making this card so much!

Her colours are purple with a touch of lime - so thought it only apt to use them for her card.

Let's just hope my special friend does not see it on the blog before it arrives in her post-box!
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Money Card

I needed a quick card / money holder for a gift that I had to give today.

This was very quick and easy and I was happy with the end results.

Take care
Keep Crafting

Sunday, December 13, 2009

3 fold cards

I really have enjoyed making different variations of this 3-fold-card.

... and once you get the hang of it, they only take a couple of minutes.

This one is for my boss - together with a gift!

Till next time
Keep crafting
Akela Joy

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sixer Council Meeting - 4th December 2009

Each term we hold a Sixer Council Meeting for our Cub Scouts.
As the new Six he now has some responsibilities to take care of at each Pack Meeting.
Our Sixer Council Meeting was held at the Wimpy Bar before all the others arrived.
I made them special, individual cards about their new role as a Sixer.

Sixer Councils are very special and the Cub must realise that these are great occasions to be part of - it must be fun!

Special boxes printed with cub and scout pictures were made for each cub.

Inside were chocolates!

.... cards were made for each Six and Second admiring how special and unique they are; and thanking them for always trying their best.

The cubs came up with some new suggestions for games for next term which we will try out. They told us all about the games they love that we already play and also what outings they hope that we can go on next term.

We have an awesome bunch of Sixers and Seconds and they all work together so well!

Till next Time

Akela Joy

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

With Christmas round the corner, it was time to do a few cards for family and friends.
Thanks to Adela from Creations from AR, I managed to make these lovely cards.

Each card has individual decorations
- some with embellishments
- some just with blank paper
- some with coloured cardstock and blank paper
Hop on over to her blog for the free template!
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Carols by Candlelight - a nifty idea!

My APS, Sharon has been busy getting our Halloween Horrors bottles ready for our special pack meeting and came up with this wonderful idea to hold the candles for Carols by Candlelight.
We normally cut off the top of the 2 litre cold drink bottle and throw away but a candle fits perfectly into the top.

Tissue paper was glued on with Podge (the same as the Halloween bottles) for effect.
I think this is awesome and of course, very handy.

Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Horrors!

Aren't these just too cool for words?

We are having a sleep-over on the 30th October and before the cubs get to watch DVD's, we are going to get them to complete their own little horror lamp.

These are very simple to make and thanks to Pack-o-Fun for the great idea!
Cut a 2 litre plastic cold drink bottle to the desired size.
Tear tissue paper into pieces and paste onto bottle. I used podge and then painted the podge over the tissue paper as well just to make sure it stuck fast!

Decorate as desired but I cut out huge eyes from black cardboard. Fun foam can also be used.

A number of items can be used for the hair but whilst at a scrapping class, I purchased some really great 'ribbon' which was ideal.

The handles are made from pipe cleaners.

Now that they are completed, a small torch is placed inside at the bottom which gives it that eerie effect.
To hold the torch upright, a small amount of sea-sand can be placed in the bottom but making sure it does not become too heavy.
Hope you have enjoyed this craft and if you have any ideas that you would like to share, please drop me an email.
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fabulous Finger Puppets

These are such fabulous finger puppets to make for the kids - whether they are in cub scouts or home-school or even just to play around the house with friends.

There are 4 different puppets to choose from- a tiger, a crocodile, a bear and an elephant.

Even some of our cub scout leaders on training had fun making them!

If anyone would like to get a pattern for some of these finger puppets, just leave me a comment together with your email address.

Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Handmade Angels

Every month we have a ladies get-together and when it is my turn to host, I make a little something for them.

Little angels made from beads.
Very easy and very cute.
Till next time
Keep Crafting

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our craft today at Cub Scouts was great fun and very easy!

We took 6 tongue depressors.
4 across and then 2 at the back to hold them in place.
We use normal wood glue.
4 holes were drilled in the sticks so that the cubs could hang these on their doors.
Each cub could write whatever he wanted to that related to the theme.
Keep Out
Trespassers keep out
Animals cut out from foam could also be an idea to stick onto this door hanger.
Till next Time
Keep Crafting

Monday, May 18, 2009

Northern Lights Craft

Our craft this week at cubs was to make "the northern lights"
Place a considerable amount of dishwashing liquid in a square bowl - big enough to either take a size A4 or A5 paper - add water and stir and shake the water up to make lots and lots and lots of bubbles. (It is recommended not to use a straw as this mixes the colours together and that is not what you are wanting)Gently drizzle some colouring on top of the bubbles. You can drizzle them in a pattern or just any how. Use a few different colours.
Then gently place the paper on top of the bubbles and count to about 5. Lift the paper and "walah" you have the Northern Lights!
Till next Time
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day butterfly - 8th May 2008

At Cub's today, we made a beautiful butterfly for the mothers.
This is an extremely easy craft that all the cubs could manage in no time.

These are the shapes that need to be cut out.

2 x shapes
1 x pipe cleaner for feelers
1 x pipe cleaner for the body (twirled)
1 peg (which was painted)

Place the 2 pieces of paper together and scrunch up.

Feed the twirled "body" pipe cleaner along the other pipe cleaner and twist this around the scrunched up part of the butterfly.
The ends form the feelers which can be turned at the top.
The peg is attached to the back of the butterfly.
A little card can be attached for mom.
This can be used as a paper holder.

The cubs really enjoyed this as it was simple and easy.

Keep Crafting
Akela Joy
Should you need any craft for any event, just leave me a comment or email me - I am bound to have something that I can share with you.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pretty Paper Craft

My mom turns 83 in June and my sister, brother and I are flying down to Port Elizabeth - about 1000 km away - to surprise her!
For her age she is extremely 'spritely' and 'op en wakker' .... so there is no chance of her having a heart attack on seeing us! .... but she will be over-joyed!

We have also arranged to go out for dinner with her best friends on the one evening.
I have specially made these little goodies for the table. Each one contains one chocolate.

Keep Crafting


Friday, May 1, 2009

Your own Ferrari!

These little cars that we made on our visit to the children's home were so easy - and on top of it we were using recycled material!
Take the inner from a toilet roll and paint it any colour you like.
Leave to dry and then make 4 holes so that the axle can be positioned. For the axle I used a kebab stick. This must be able to freely move in the toilet roll.
Next take 4 x coke bottle tops (or any other cold drink that comes in a bottle with a screw cap) and drill a small hole throught it. The kebab stick must just be able to fit through and must fit very snugly. It must have no movement here.
Your car is finished but you may want to cut a small section out of the top for the "driver's seat" and place a figurine in there.
We had numerous races among the children and they loved it.
Till next Time
Keep crafting
Akela Joy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some Creations

A few of the items I have recently made!

These will be used as gifts for a group of ladies I meet with monthly.

Paper Bags with delicious chocolate eggs inside!
Keep Crafting
Akela Joy

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Take care

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Octopus Template - 13th March

An absolutely fabulous craft and activity.
Colour in the octopus whatever colour you would like him to be.
Cut it out and then join A to B -- place a marble under the 'cone' shape and race.

Keep Crafting

Akela Joy