Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fabric Flowers

Hello , Ive been busy making flowers this weekend. There are so many tutorials on youtube and such pretty flowers being made, I thought I would have a go. I have made some using Tim Holtz alterations tattered florals die, some using the running stitch sewing method and one using petals like CraftyLoops petaloops method which I love, but not as good as Lees. Im getting there slowly. I have just purchased a glue gun and I dont know how I managed without one. It was only cheap so I think I need to invest in a better one that has a fine nozle, but it does the job at the moment, with a few burnt fingers I might add. lol. I have also bought some of those cheap boxes to do up and I have an old mirror I want to repair. The mirror is ok but the outside is made of wicker and some of it has broken quite badly, so I thought I could add some of my flowers and trinkets to it. Ill see how it goes. Hope you like my flowers. I had a go at dying some of the lace turquoise using acrylic paint and water, but I think they have come out too dark. I may need to invest in some inks. Oh no, more goodies needed. Please take a look at the links that have inspired me.
  • Craftyloops blog
  • Jennings644 - youtube channel
  • SaCrafters- youtube channel - cannot seem to copy her link, but if you go on youtube and put in her name it should show you some of her videos.
Using lace, ribbon and materials I already had, but need to top up on my lace. Thanks for popping by. x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Birds & Buterflies

Hi all, just a couple of  birthday cards today.

Butterfly card
  • Papers from magazine
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Marianne butterfly die
  • Beads from stash
  • Promarkers and glitter
Bird card
  • Papers from magazine inked with distress ink - vintage photo
Thank you for looking xx

Friday, 10 February 2012

Romantique papers

I made this card with the lovely Romantique papers from Prima. They are gorgeous one of my favourites.
  • Romantique papers
  • Spellbinders fancy tags coloured with distress inks spun sugar
  • cameo from magazine and covered with anitas clear gloss
  • lace from stash and coloured with distress inks antique linen 
  • pearls from stash 
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend. x

    Thursday, 2 February 2012

    My favourite Birdcage

    Hi everyone. I cannot believe I have another card for you to see. I have used the beautiful birdcage die that CraftyLoops sent me. I loved doing this card especially adding all the beads. It did take me a while as I had to make up the droplets that hang off the cage with wire. I need to learn how to do this properly, but its not bad for my first attempt. My only problem is that I cannot bear to part with it. Hope you like it.
    • Prima paper - pixie glen
    • Tim Holtz birdcage and bird diecut from the lovely Craftyloops that I inked up with
    • Antique linen distress ink and then glittered
    • Butterflies stamped onto prima paper with versafine archival vintage sepia ink
    • Bird die inked with broken china distress ink and then glittered
    • Bead charm made using jump rings and beads from an old bracelet
    • Droplet beads made up using wire and beads from stash