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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Crushed velvet look and polka dot shoe clips

Hey everyone, I am here with some shoe bows to make my shoes look a little more glamorous and go with my new vintage dresses!

I started by gluing four crushed velvet looking lilac ribbons with a fold in the middle of the back, then two of the lilac polka dot. I used a peg to make sure they dried securely.














I then glued two of the back ribbons into a bow shape (not tying a knot keeps the bow from being too bulky!) and then added the polka dot in the centre with the other ribbons peeking out from behind it.  I repeated this with the other side.



I love these because you can wear them on any shoes, any time-and any where on the shoe! They don't damage your shoes so you can switch up basic shoes and make them really special and match your outfit!

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with an advent calendar I made using Crafty Ribbons Christmas Advent ribbon, some beautiful snowflake felt, Crafty Ribbons Swiss Dots ribbon, plain white felt and my sewing machine for our Christmas challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

I started by cutting white felt bigger than the ribbon in strips of six to a line to fit on the snowflake felt. I placed each strip on the felt and saw the kind of distance I wanted between them. I then began sewing each strip of felt and the advent ribbon onto the snowflake material. I used the slight line marked between each number as where to sew each section-making pockets on each.

I then attached the swiss ribbon to hang it from.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate: Anything Goes
Ikes world Challenge: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: No is for No rules
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Monochromatic
Creative Moments: Anything goes with ribbon/bows

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

CAS Butterfly 'Enjoy the moment' card

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am with a CAS card I made using my favourite subject-butterflies! I used two lighter colours and a deep green memento ink pads and stamped the images on top of one another. I then added a sentiment underneath.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Stamps+fun=Creativity: Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Inspirational Slate Heart Gift

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a project to personalise a lovely slate heart I had in my stash. I used Stampin' Up stamps and white embossing powder to emboss an inspirational quote and butterfly decoration onto the heart to give as a gift.
Its simple and effective but you must be careful because the slate gets very hot so you should leave it for a while to cool!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: 'I' for Ink it up
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Moroccan Theme 'Thinking of You' card



















Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a CAS card using some new stamps and dies I found a little while ago which I love!
I cut My Minds Eye papers with the dies and used both the negatives and the positive cuts on the card with different papers on each. I stamped the greeting then added half of the die cut at the end of the card pointing towards the greeting and added gems on the 'i' dots too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

Thank for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Crafty Ribbons Animal Challenge Lanyard


















Hey everyone, I am here with my inspiration for our Animal challenge at Crafty Ribbons :) I used the Animal Kingdom Cats Silhouette Ribbon to make a personalised lanyard. I used clamps which I glued inside and then shut the clamps with jewellery tools. I then used a 3mm split ring on each end of the ribbon, then added the lanyard finding and attached each ends.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Friday, 24 June 2016

Love Rings Altered Jewellery Box


















Hey everyone, hope you are well :) I am here with a storage solution for my rings-I always find myself absent mindedly placing them somewhere 'safe' but then can't find them! I bought this plain wooden box a little while ago and hadn't got on with decorating it so I decided now was the time!
I used my new favourite paint-chalky paint :) I loved the little lower panel on the lid so decided I had to create something special for it.
I bought some plain unbleached cotton, measured some cardstock to fit into the void and covered the cardstock with the material. I then heat embossed the love sentiment onto the fabric as an experiment. I was pretty pleased with how it came out!
Next I dealt with the inside. I bought some hair curling foam things in the pound shop. I cut the plastic ends off and removed the wires from inside. I then cut them to fit in the void inside the box. Lastly I pushed them inside and voila!
























I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge: Metal or Wood
Artistic Inspiration: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Crafty Ribbons Vintage Polka Dot Shoe Clips

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am with some more shoe clips that I have made to accessorise my new vintage dresses from Lindy Bop :) I used Crafty Ribbons Basics to Go Grosgrain ribbons, Crafty Ribbons Polka Dot Ribbon, beads and shoe clip blanks.
I started by gluing four black grosgrain ribbons with a fold in the middle of the back, then two of the white polka dot. I used a peg to make sure they dried securely.















I then glued two of the black ribbons into a bow shape (not tying a knot keeps the bow from being too bulky!) and then added the white polka dot in the centre with the black ribbons peeking out from behind it.  I repeated this with the other side.















I then sewed a line of seed beads in the centre using a beading needle. Lastly I glued onto the shoe clips using a glue gun.

I love these because you can wear them on any shoes, any time-and any where on the shoe! They don't damage your shoes so you can switch up basic shoes and make them really special and match your outfit!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration: Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Going Dottie
Glitter 'N' Sparkle: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

A Family Scrapbook for a Loving Nan Part Three

Good evening everyone :)

I want to share a project that is very close to my heart. Recently my Nan turned 80 and I wanted to make her something really special-we are very close and there is just not enough I can do to show her how much I love and appreciate her.

I told her I wanted to take a look at her family photos in order to rescue and restore them for the future-making digital copies would also allow me to share them with everyone in the family so we make sure that they are safe in many hands!

She gave me a huge bag of photos-over 100 years or more-because she had some of her parents family photos too. Obviously being that old they required some restoration so as I scanned them into my computer I used Photoshop to restore them digitally and it was wonderful to watch some photos which were almost completely ruined turn into *almost* perfect again.

I didn't tell her what I was up to really-but it was her birthday coming up and we were planning a huge family party so I wanted to be able to gift it to her at the party so everyone could have the enjoyment of seeing the photos themselves too!

I dedicated this particular scrapbook to documenting my Nan's early life. I wanted to learn from the memories it would trigger to preserve some family history at the same time-so we can pass these stories to the future generations.

I used My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers for the entire book because I love the vintage look which really lends itself well to the era of photos and the imperfect nature of the photos I restored.
I wanted to make sure each page looked different within a theme so I switched up the layouts often. I started by placing the photos and then constructing the page around them until I was happy with the look I got.

Here is part three!
This page I used a strip of pattern paper as a border with lace at its centre. I then embellished with wooden butterflies and decorative corners.


















This page I embellished with ribbon, wooden butterflies and decorative corners.


















On this page I embellished with wooden butterfly and decorative corners, wild asparagus flower with a button centre and ribbon.


















I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Going Dottie!
Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Metal or Wood
Crafty Sentiments: Kids
The Crazy Challenge: R is for...Restored photos!

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Pastel Backlit Butterfly Canvas

Hey everyone, I am here with a backlit canvas I made as a present :) I really love creating these backlit canvases because they feel so special and so versatile-changing the image you use on the front changes the feeling of each piece.
I begin by getting hold of some LED fairy lights (they don't burn hot so are safe to use in a project such as this!) and sewing them into the back of a canvas. I glue some areas of stitching too to make sure it stays secure.
Next I create my front panel. I used linen look cardstock because it is quite thick and it looks similar to the plain canvas below.
I die cut some of the butterflies from the canvas panel. I also die cut extra little ones and used a punch for a couple too. (The X-Cut butterfly dies/stamps are my favourites because I adore butterflies and can create so many different looks!)
I then stamped these with coloured ink and heat embossed with clear embossing enamel.
























Next I glued the front panel on and then attached the butterflies where I wanted them (making sure the ones that were die cut from the panel were in the right place.
Lastly I added gems and pricked out flight paths with a needle into the cardstock and through the canvas.
























I have tried to share what it looks like as the day goes by-in the daytime without the lights on, in the evening with the lights on in the room, and at night with the room lights off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Critters and Creatures: Anything Goes
As you like it: Favourite Die and Why
Hanna and Friends: Butterflies
Creative Artiste: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
My Time to Craft: Summertime
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!
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