Monday, 19 February 2018

Whispering Sweet Nothings


Hiya crafty friends,

Tattered Lace are celebrating their 5th Anniversary this week, and I can't believe that I have been on their Design Team for over 4 years...4 years!!!...where has the time gone? I have been lucky enough to play with some gorgeous dies over the years and I will share with you soon some of my favourites.

Now, lets look to one of this weeks fifth anniversary collections, Sweet Nothings.  I loved playing with this die set and was really pleased that I could make projects that were unisex, feminine and masculine, and were all made from one set. You know me, I like to get the most out of my stash...lol :)

This first one, I must admit is my favourite. The purse can be used to give money, gift cards or vouchers to your loved ones as it functions just like a real purse.


Now, ladies...you know how hard it is to find those special crafts supplies to make something for the men in our lives. Well, here's a perfect thing you can make and personalise for him.




Finally, I made a portfolio style wallet, but this can be adapted for so many things. When I get some time I am dying to have a go at making an album, art journal, memory book. The list is endless :)










Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting

Debbi x






Disclaimer: Although Tattered Lace sent me these dies to play with, they are in no way part of any payment or incentive to give positive reviews. I'm not obliged to blog about them. Any links are included for ease of use for the blog reader to use if they wish, I do not receive any commission for including it. As, like yourself, I am just a hobby crafter, all opinions are my own and I, and always will do, only share things that I have loved using as matter of interest  to others and nothing more.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Childhood Silhouettes



Hiya crafty friends,
Today's cards were made using dies from Tattered Lace's Silhouette collection. I love that you can achieve quite contrasting styles using the same die. 

The first card I made used a Botanical Sentiments Charisma image, that can be downloaded for free HERE. I made this into an aperture card, and really like how the girl is hanging down in the centre of the card and... can actually swing! lol :)

My next card I used the die by simply cutting it out of black card, which gives a lovely silhouette effect. I love how this one came out with the simplistic watercolour background. So clean, but affective





There are three dies in the set, here is a look at some cards I made with them








Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting

Debbi x


Disclaimer: Although Tattered Lace sent me these dies to play with, they are in no way part of any payment or incentive to give positive reviews. I'm not obliged to blog about them. Any links are included for ease of use for the blog reader to use if they wish, I do not receive any commission for including it.
As, like yourself, I am just a hobby crafter and all opinions are my own and I, and always will do, only share things that I have loved using as matter of interest to others and nothing more.






Saturday, 3 February 2018

Flower Power

Hi crafty friends,


I love making paper flowers, but, for some reason don't get to do it that often, so I was really excited to get the new Charisma Watercolour Hepatica dies to play with. I certainly did a little happy dance.

Lately I've been collecting flower shaping tools from here, there and everywhere, which really helped to shape the flowers. I'm sure it's no great secret to you all, but the tools are actually made for sugar-crafting and they do a great job with paper flowers. My shaping mat is from one of my See D's stamping sets and is perfect for the job. The bonus is I got them all cheap...yay!! You know me. I love a crafty bargain :)




I really do want to play more with flower making, as I always enjoy making them. So for 2018 I've promised myself to do more and I will blog about my learning curve along the way. So here's to a year of flower power, so keep your eyes peeled.






Happy crafting

Debbi x
 
Disclaimer: Although Tattered Lace sent me these dies to play with, they are in no way part of any payment or incentive to give positive reviews. I'm not obliged to blog about them. Any links are included for ease of use for the blog reader to use if they wish, I do not receive any commission for including it.
As, like yourself, I am just a hobby crafter, all opinions are my own and I, and always will do, only share things that I have loved using as matter of interest  to others and nothing more.

Monday, 19 September 2016

How to make a Upcycled Trinket Box

Hiya craft friends,

It's great making use of something that would normally be thrown away, and making it pretty...well that's a bonus! :)

Women of a certain age all know we all need a little help along the way, and most of use have our little pots of cream on our dresser. Well, how about making them into a useful little additions to the dresser when they are empty.

I've got a little soft spot for anything makeup and skincare and have tried lots of creams over the years. This was one of the cheaper ones I've tried, but when I had emptied it, it seemed a shame to throw away this particular one. So, I decided to upcycle it.



I was quite lucky that with just a little elbow grease and wet wipe I was able to remove the writing from the lid without marking the clear plastic.




The lid had an inlay that was easily removable, so I started by separating them.




My mum found this lovely tissue paper and gave me a few sheets. I love the butterflies on it.

  

I placed the top layer of the lid onto the tissue paper to decide which part of the design I wanted to use.


Once I decided on the best placement I then placed the bottom layer of the lid under the design. 



I then placed the top layer and began to slowly and gently push down so the tissue paper was being sandwiched between the two.




Once I pushed as much as it would go, I turned it over. The blue needed to be pushed a little more until it was flush with the clear layer.


The excess tissue paper was cut away...



...but this left a untidy edge.


To neaten this I used a nail file in light, small circular movements...


...which flattened and neatened  the edge




Thank you as always for stopping by

Happy craftng