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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Butterfly Box with felt lining


Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a gift I made for my friend's special birthday. I found some gorgeous napkins in a supermarket that I couldn't bear to use just wiping up so I decided to use them to cover some plain wooden boxes :)






I put mod podge on the wood then carefully folded the napkin down onto the wood and tapped any air bubbles out gently. I then left it to dry. On the top was a heart shape void. I didn't want to see inside the box from the outside so I found some pretty paper that matched the butterflies and placed it in the top of the lid, then covered this with thick cardstock on the inside for strength. I varnished the outside of the box and the heart cut out with more mod podge and left to dry. I then added a butterfly cut from felt over the heart.

 Lastly I cut panels of felt in a similar colour to the butterflies on the outside and covered the inside.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :)



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Crafty Ribbons Nautical Brooches























Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I am here with some Nautical Brooches I made for Crafty Ribbons using Nautical Ribbon and Grosgrain Ribbon. To avoid the bulk of tying bows I folded and glued them and then used a brooch blank on the back :)

Friday, 28 April 2017

Crafty Ribbons Alkaline Trio Only Love Canvas























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here to share a canvas I made for a trio friend for our monthly postal swap :) I chose 'Only Love' as my inspiration and I started by creating the lyric quote and framing it with a wooden frame. I then added jute ribbon as a mat for underneath.
I used a stencil for a tree and four different colours of tim holtz distress ink then covered it in fabric mod podge. I then embossed some areas using vintage embossing powder. I used texture paste in the top corner and then stamped over it with a script stamp.

Next I added the lace from Crafty Ribbons and the 'love' wood decoration over the top. I positioned my lyric frame. Lastly I added a trio charm I made using shrink plastic and tiny butterflies I had cut from drink cans.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Love
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes (optional masculine)
Frilly and Funkie: Vintage without designer paper
Creative Moments: Anything goes (optional spring)
Crafty Gals Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for the lovely comments!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Alkaline Trio 'Goodbye Forever' inspired mixed media canvas

























Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a mixed media canvas I created which was inspired by one of my favourite songs.
I used Texture paste, Acrylic paints, Nail caviar, Frantage encrusted jewels, Crafty Ribbons Volcan Viscose Lace in mint and a heartskull I made out of shrink plastic.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes plus add lace
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
International Art and Soul: Wings
Love to Create: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Crafty Ribbons Butterfly Scrapbook page























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a scrapbook page I have made to document some of my butterfly photography.
I used Papermania Capsule Collection papers and cardstock, kraft card, Crafty Ribbons Butterfly script ribbon, a wooden heart, embossing inks and papers.
I die cut the photo I chose and then did the same with kraft card and other patterned paper. I set the layout out with the ribbon and jute as the centre element and then drew stitches around each paper element.
I heat embossed 'love' onto the wooden heart embellishment and used it as my sentiment and then embellished with flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions DCC45 ~ Add a Die-Cut
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Beauty and the Beast Sparkling Black Rose Lamp

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well. I am here to share a personalised version of the rose in the Beauty in the Beast. (To represent my username sparklingblackrose!) I found a gorgeous velvety rose on etsy, a small bell jar, some silver wire leds with a remote and I got out my mica pigment from my stash.

I drilled a hole into the bottom of the base to make sure the flower stood up unsupported. I then cut away any leaves on the stem which were too wide for the jar. I got out my black mica pigments and painted them onto the edges of the flower petals and let them dry.
I then arranged the lights on the base and around the flower, lastly attaching the end of the lights to the top of the jar with a tiny bit of white tack.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Allsorts: Anything but a card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vintage Style Mini Drawers


































































Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a set of mini drawers I have been meaning to alter for a long while. They came as plain wood with tiny handles I didn't like glued on. I pulled off the handles straight away!

I embossed some good quality cardstock with a vintage style embossing folder. I then carefully cut around the embossed pattern and glued onto the wood to give some texture.
I then painted the drawers in three different colours of chalk paint. After this was dry I mixed various vintage colours of mica pigment powder into the matte varnish and applied using sponges. I painted a generous amount on to the whole side then took a dry sponge to take some of the excess off around the embossed areas so that the whole surface distressed but with the concentration on the embossed pattern. I did this for two coats and left to dry.

I then drilled tiny holes into the drawers and used some gorgeous vintage style label drawer pulls I got from docrafts ages ago, this way it is very secure :)

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Use your stuff: Dry Embossing
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Creates and Makes: Anything Goes Vintage
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Crafty Ribbons Vintage Lace layout

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a layout I made using my grandmother's photo of her when she was young and Crafty Ribbons gorgeous vintage style lace and rose ribbons. I used Crafty Ribbons Viscose Lace, French Roses and French Cotton Lace with My Minds Eye papers, Kraft card, crochet butterfly layered onto a jute butterfly, wooden heart embellishment, metal butterfly, pearls and gems, doily, ticket with greeting sticker and a metal heart.

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: For a Special Woman
Dream Valley Challenges: Lots of Layers
Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: For the women we love

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Handmade LED Fairy Jars


















Hey everyone, I hope you are well :) I was thinking of ideas for presents when this idea popped in my brain. You must all know how much I love LED lighting from my older projects but as time passes they get even better! Smaller and much easier to make with :)

I saw a plain set of jars in a store for a reasonable price so I thought I would try to make my own LED fairy jars to give as presents for christmas!
























I bought some LED fairy lights on wire with a small watch battery online and thought I would pair them if I could work out how to decorate the glass.

Anyway after considering it for a while I remembered my stash of Adirondack inks I have and rarely use. They are fantastic because they 'stick' to all kinds of surfaces-one of which is glass!












































I loaded the felt with the chosen colours and repeatedly stamped over the glass until I was happy with the colouring. When the inks were dry I then got out my Sparkle Mod Podge and gave the jar two coats of sparkly varnish. You cant see the sparkly finish well in photos but when you are next to the glass the glitter shines giving an added dimension to the jar. Then lastly I placed the LED fairy lights inside and 'Tada!'

I tried to make it look pretty even in the day time when you wouldn't have the lights illuminating the glass.


























Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Crafty Ribbons Poppy and Polka Dot Shoe Bows






















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with some shoe bows made using Poppy ribbon and lots a dots ribbon. I cut six identical lengths of ribbon-four of the polka dot, two of the poppy. I then folded each ribbon length and glued in the centre of the back. (tying bows make these too bulky so folding and faux bow is better!). I then assembled each one of the pair, adding a gem that I had removed from some cheap jewellery from the pound store in the centre to finish them well. Lastly I glued the shoe clips on the reverse. An easy and effective way to accessorise your outfit with your favourite ribbons!

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Alkaline Trio Vintage Style Shoe Bows




















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I was messing about with making cool accessories and I had an idea to make some vintage style shoe bows for my shoes with an Alkaline Trio theme. (My favourite band!).
I used iron on transfer paper to print some heartskulls on and then ironed them onto the ribbon I wanted to use. I used a lovely mint satin ribbon for the centre of this bow and then used some gorgeous fuschia grosgrain ribbon to make the design really 'pop'.
What I love about these is that you can take them on/off any of the edges of any shoes without damage and they give such a different look to your outfit so you can take your plain shoes and theme them as you like!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Crafty Ribbons Nautical Wreath

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a Nautical wreath made using Crafty Ribbons Nautical Ribbons. I cut little lengths of ribbon then made a circle, lastly pinning into place. It is a really lovely, peaceful project to get along with :)
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