Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Christmas Napkin Ring Delights

Hi everyone, with Christmas coming up and it being in the forefront of the crafters mind, I thought I would share with you something special.  How to turn a simple die into something useful. 
This will amaze your friends and family at any Christmas party (other parties available).
What did I use?  Well these are
1... Tattered Lace trellis die
2... Tattered Lace Pine Fern die
3... Tattered Lace Poinsettia dies. 
Pine green cardstock
Red cardstock
Gold mirri card
300 gsm acetate
Ribbon to decorate
Hot glue gun
Spray adhesive
How did I do it?
Firstly, decide how many table napkin rings you need and cut that many from the trellis die.  I then spray glued the back and adhered to the acetate.  I will share with you a top tip... I have recycled the acetate from packaging belonging to an embossing folder.
Next is the slightly tricky job of cutting along the edge of the die cut.

I have decorated the length with ribbon and formed into a ring.  Secure firmly.  The flowers were cut and formed with the pine leaves being placed underneath.  I have fixed the flower with hot glue and finished with a little bling.  Enjoy!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Happy Days to you all. A little something different.

Well here we go everyone... a little something different. Water coloured book marks.  The idea was basically to find some little pretty quickies to pop on my craft stall and to sell at Cambridge market.  I have used Bockingford water colour paper 300gsm.

The images I have used areas follows... This is where I list the products I guess... well the Poppy I will have to let you know later but the daisy is PSX, the sentiment is Winnie and Walter.  The post mark is Crafters Companion.

Other items you will need are

Brusho water colour powders,
Versafine black ink pad,
Clear embossing powder,
Frantage from www.stampendous.co.uk
A pretty tassel
And finally, optional a laminator.

Step 1. cut water colour paper to size required.
Step 2. stamp chosen design.... ( I did emboss daisies with clear embossing powder).
Step 3. with a large brush, paint with clean water a design onto your work.
Step 4. immediately, sprinkle on your chosen Brusho pigment colours and leave to dry.
Step 5. Trim corners if required and sprinkle on some Frantage.

A little tip... when heat embossing Frantage do it from below and hold work in some tweezers.  I suggest begin about 30cm below and very slowly (as Frantage sets) raise the heat gun to complete the embossed look.

I stamped my personal stamp on the back.

If you use water coloured card it should not buckle with the heat.  However, should this happen popping it into the laminator will complete the thoroughly professional look.

Step 6. Finish with a pretty tassel.

Happy Crafty Making !!!! x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

White on White simplicity

Hello everyone, thanks for popping by.  I wanted to share this quick and simple card with you as its quite beautiful.  It is 5 x 7  with a pierced layered mat.  The next layer I have cut plain white cardstock to size and printed a Winnie & Walter stamp with a sentiment I love, (just for a change). "Happy Everything". next, I embossed it with this beautiful poppy folder. Sorry I cant remember what its called. The next stage is to foam tape and layer it up and pop a pretty bow on. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday Creations

Hi everyone, not been on her lately to post. I have been busy on Pintrest. I bought some Crealies dies and had a play. I usually do complicated cards so this was a challenge. The flowers are created from a Dreamweaver stencil. I have used water colour paints mixed with pink and green mica powder to create the roses.  They are layered up and decorated with tiny gems. The sentiment is from Tattered Lace. I hope you like it

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

This is a get well soon card I made for my Mother in Law. It is a S.W.A.L.K image coloured with Copic. The dies are from Sue Wilson.

Long Time No See

Its been a while since I visited my blog. Lots going on.  Not sure if this has been on here but hey ho... its one I made for my Sons first Wedding Anniversary.  Sue Wilson inspired of course :)  Happy Crafting. x