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Thursday, 16 April 2015

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 visiting and for all your lovely comments :)

Monday, 6 April 2015

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 the sachets with Papermania paper which I double sided taped to the bag, and to each side. Then the instructions were put on but I left them to easily be taken off :)

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

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

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 :)

And our winner chosen by is 

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 as my make for April. I will make another post after this to share how :)

I cant wait to see what you all create for this challenge and thank you for getting involved, as always I encourage you to pop by the other entrants for inspiration and to make some new crafty friends :-)
Remember NON CARD creations only please but as always we are an anything goes themed blog so you can make whatever non card creation you desire using any products you wish!  
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 or scrapbook page.
Also if you would like to be a guest designer please write GDT after your name,  thank you! :-)

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