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Rainbow Ribbon Necklace

Good morning everyone! I am here with a colourful rainbow ribbon necklace for our 'Rainbow' challenge at Crafty Ribbons Challenge :)
I used various polka dot ribbons and jam pot ribbons from Crafty Ribbons which I tied onto a ring in a rainbow display. I then added a jump ring and purple elastic to hang from the neck. Something bright for summer!

All Crafts Challenge June/July!

Good morning everyone! How are you?  It's time for a new challenge so here we go! Thank you to everyone who entered last challenge-I love seeing all your gorgeous work-you outdo yourselves each challenge :)
I start with the top three in no particular order :)
Milka
TipTop
Jac
And our winner as chosen by random.org is  24. Deonna B Please contact me using the email address in my sidebar, thank you :)
On to this challenge-as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES BUT NO CARDS! We love seeing what you've been up to, and hope it encourages you to think outside your comfort zone to pick up a new craft or use your stash in new ways to make gorgeous gifts for yourself and others! ;-) We have a tiny rule for you -please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery, canvas art, sewing or scrapbook pages.
Here are the creations to inspire you for this challenge :) 
First from our Guest d…

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Circles

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :) I am here with a necklace made for our 'Circles' challenge at Crafty Ribbons. I began with the pendant-I bought some brass blanks and glass domes a while ago and hadn't got around to creating with them yet but I found the perfect image for them! I used papermania paper which had butterflies on and glued the glass dome onto the paper using clear varnish glue. I waited for this to dry, then cut around the dome with scissors to remove the extra paper. I then used the same glue to affix the glass dome with the image on. I wanted to use Crafty Ribbons Lace as my necklace as it really works well with the vintage look. I used ribbon clasps at the ends with glue to make sure it was fixed well and wouldn't fray. I then added a magnetic clasp. Next I found the centre and used a jump ring to gather the lace and hang the pendant from.
I hope you like it! Please pop by and join us, we have some fabulous ribbon to win :)
Thank you for vis…

Butterfly Garden Seed Mix Gifts

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :) Still feeling not right so not my normal self but these were a very simple make :) Many of you will well know my love of butterflies. I really adore them, and even raise caterpillars (in fact I have some at the moment) :) So as a gift for my friends I made these little pouches with instructions I created in Craft Artist :)
I bought a couple of boxes of Butterfly seed mix-a collection of plants butterflies love to feed from to plant in their gardens. I split the packet into card bags and sealed.
I then went into the Craft Artist software and designed three different labels for variety.
I printed these onto cardstock and cut them into their individual shapes. I then hand wrote the instructions on the reverse. To keep them nice however long they are needed as the seeds grow I laminated them. This way they can keep the label and discard the rest of the wrapper.
I cut round the laminated bits and left a little border. I made pretty toppers for t…

All Crafts Challenge April/May!

Good evening everyone! A little later because its the holidays but its the first Monday in April so here we go! :) Thank you for all your gorgeous entries to last challenge, you always make me smile with so many beautiful pieces of art! :)
This time we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Crafty Ribbons!

First our top three in no particular order :)
Tracey F
Jac
Lidya
And our winner chosen by random.org is  no. 22 Monica Soto

On to this challenge-as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES BUT NO CARDS! We love seeing what you've been up to, and hope it encourages you to think outside your comfort zone to pick up a new craft or use your stash in new ways to make gorgeous gifts for yourself and others! ;-) We have a tiny rule for you -please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery, canvas art, sewing or scrapbook pages.
I made some Butterfly Garden Seed Mix sachets to give as gifts…

Some nice news :)

I had some lovely news I wanted to share with you all-I came first in the Lightbulbs Direct Upcycling Competition 2014 with my twine wrapped upcycled light bulbs mobile :)

All Crafts Challenge Inspiration 'A Practical Handyman' DIY altered drawer set

Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a special gift I made :-) Its for a man who is really into DIY and practical crafts. I couldnt think what to make him then an idea popped into my head-a vintage style storage for the bits and pieces that come with that sort of hobby! I found a battered old hardback book called 'The Practical Handyman' which was published in 1930. The book was in a really sorry state so I thought it deserved a new lease of life! I cut the pages from the book with my craft knife, set them aside and threw away the spine.  I then cut out the most interesting parts of the book and inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks for an even more aged look. I then decoupaged these onto the unit for the drawers using mod podge. I made sure they got covered well and varnished a few coats once dry also using mod podge. I left the drawers plain wood as a design feature. I then used a thin coat of vaseline inside the unit and alongside the drawers to stop them sticking.

All Crafts Challenge Feb/March

Good evening everyone, sorry for the delay. I have been very, very poorly and we have had some personal family bereavements too so I am out of sorts but I hope to be back to normal as soon as possible-I miss you all and my crafting very much!
I will start with our top three Stampartpapel
Louies Mom
Elena F
And random.org winner Teresa Ladies please contact me for your badges, be aware it may take me a little while as I am still poorly!
On to this challenge-as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES BUT NO CARDS! We love seeing what you've been up to, and hope it encourages you to think outside your comfort zone to pick up a new craft or use your stash in new ways to make gorgeous gifts for yourself and others! ;-) We have a tiny rule for you -please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery, canvas art, sewing or scrapbook pages.
Thank you to those of you who have entered during …