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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Crafty Ribbons Poppy and Polka Dot Shoe Bows






















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with some shoe bows made using Poppy ribbon and lots a dots ribbon. I cut six identical lengths of ribbon-four of the polka dot, two of the poppy. I then folded each ribbon length and glued in the centre of the back. (tying bows make these too bulky so folding and faux bow is better!). I then assembled each one of the pair, adding a gem that I had removed from some cheap jewellery from the pound store in the centre to finish them well. Lastly I glued the shoe clips on the reverse. An easy and effective way to accessorise your outfit with your favourite ribbons!

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Alkaline Trio Vintage Style Shoe Bows




















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I was messing about with making cool accessories and I had an idea to make some vintage style shoe bows for my shoes with an Alkaline Trio theme. (My favourite band!).
I used iron on transfer paper to print some heartskulls on and then ironed them onto the ribbon I wanted to use. I used a lovely mint satin ribbon for the centre of this bow and then used some gorgeous fuschia grosgrain ribbon to make the design really 'pop'.
What I love about these is that you can take them on/off any of the edges of any shoes without damage and they give such a different look to your outfit so you can take your plain shoes and theme them as you like!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Crafty Ribbons Nautical Wreath

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a Nautical wreath made using Crafty Ribbons Nautical Ribbons. I cut little lengths of ribbon then made a circle, lastly pinning into place. It is a really lovely, peaceful project to get along with :)

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Crafty Ribbons LED Candle Christmas gift and wrap.


























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my project for Crafty Ribbons 'Christmas' theme. I have been making personalised LED candles as presents for my loved ones this christmas and there is nothing better than giving them in beautifully wrapped parcels too!

For the candle I stamped the fox image on tissue paper and coloured with promarkers. I then used grease proof paper to hold it down as I heated it to transfer into the candle.

I found some christmas tissue paper which goes with the gorgeous Santas grotto ribbons from Crafty Ribbons and I wrapped my candle in tissue paper then used cello wrap over the top. Lastly I decorated with the lovely ribbon!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Design: Here come the Holidays
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday: Anything Coloured

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Adirondack inks LED fairy light glass vase

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with another gift for Christmas. I found this lovely sturdy vase in poundland and it was just plain. I decorated with Adirondack inks and varnished with Mod Podge. I then placed the fairy lights inside the jar.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge: Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Alkaline Trio Lyrics Colour change LED candles




























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with some candles I decorated with lyrics from some of my favourite Alkaline Trio songs. I used a set of colour changing LED candles with a controller so they will last longer than traditional candles and have lots of different 'looks'.

I printed the lyrics out and traced them onto tissue paper, and did the same with the heartskull for the largest candle. I then stamped stars and butterflies because they related to the lyrics. I then used greaseproof paper wrapped around the tissue paper I placed on the candles and heated it until the tissue paper disappeared.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday: Anything Goes
Cards and More: Anything but a Card
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Alkaline Trio Art LED canvas
























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a piece of art I created inspired by my favourite band Alkaline Trio.

First of all I designed the image on crafting software. The heart skull is their logo and I wanted to create incorporating it into the design. I printed onto a heavy canvas style cardstock.

I then sewed and glued fairy lights on the inside of my canvas. When I was done I cut the design to size and glued it to the front of the canvas. Next I made tiny little pin holes around the swirls and music design to allow little areas of the design to be highlighted.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Corner: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Create: Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Stamped LED Candle


























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a make using an older method with a newer material. I love the stamped candle technique but I wanted to experiment and see if I could make it work on the new LED no flame candles because they are safer than a naked flame.

I bought some LED candles from a store, some white tissue paper, grease proof paper, and got out my stamps and ink pads.

Before I started with each candle I checked they worked with batteries inserted. Worse thing would be finding out the stamped creation didn't work and that you couldn't get a refund! Remember to remove the batteries before starting the process.

I stamped onto the white tissue paper, cut closely around the image and placed where I wanted it on the candle. I then wrapped the grease proof paper around the candle and used my heat tool to melt it into the wax. It worked fine! I was very pleased that it still worked fine when I returned the batteries after the candle cooled too.

This way the candle lasts much longer than a standard candle and you can make flame less candles which are safer for those with young children or have general forgetfulness or clumsiness like me!

They are great gifts and I wrapped them with tissue paper, then cellophane over the top. For this candle I used Crafty Ribbons White Christmas Cobalt Ribbon to decorate with matching blue star tissue paper!



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes optional Thank you/Give thanks
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Vintage Butterfly 3D Box Frame Art

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a Vintage butterfly wings 3D display. I used an image of butterfly wings from a vintage book found on the graphics fairy site. I printed it twice so I could use a layer for 3D wings.

I carefully cut out just the wings from one of the printed sheets and then to make them appear like real butterfly wings I shaped them with a curve and attached 3D foam pads on the outer edges of the outside of the wing. I then dipped the inside of the wing in pva then placed them on the other printed sheet. That way the wing curves up like its real.

I mounted onto a sheet of cardstock covered with cotton and then placed in a box frame.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes
Cute Cards Tuesday: Anything But a Card
Southern Girls Challenge: Pop it Up
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge: Anything But a Card
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Billy Talent Swallow LED backlit canvas






















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a canvas I made as a thank you for being invited to a Billy Talent show on the guest list. There was a mess up with my order of their new album and to apologise they asked me to come along. They are one of my favourite bands so I was very happy!

They have used swallows in their album art so I decided to create with that idea as my inspiration. I found a vintage image of a swallow and put it into Craft Artist 2 program where I reshaped and coloured them to my taste for this project.

I then created the banner in the program too. I printed the images and banner out onto the same kind of card stock I used for the top layer of my canvas and carefully hand cut them all, including the banner.

I then placed the banner on foam pads so the centre of the banner is lifted off the canvas and the ends of the pattern are glued directly onto the canvas to give dimension.

I then created the pattern with the swallows and glued them in place. Lastly I hand pricked the flight paths using a needle in pretty designs so the light shines through.

I gave them the canvas when I saw them at the show and they told me they loved it so much it would be put on their studio wall. I hope so, what an honour that would be!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inkspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Creatures and Critters Linky Party: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes

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