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Friday, 29 July 2016

Upcycled Morrocan Accent Pine Sideboard

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with something I am very proud of. I found a second hand sideboard on ebay for a very good price and wanted to make it fit into my new room. I still had paint from painting my other furniture and I used some of my favourite papers I won in my placing of cardmaker of the year a few years ago from Stampin' Up cut using mosaic punch.
























We sanded the top of the unit down to allow the paint to adhere to the top. When there was enough for the paint to grab we used treatment to stop the knots on the unit that had previously shown through the old paint coming through again. (You can just about see the knots showing through in the first photo before we worked on it!) We also fitted the handles and filled the holes where the old knobs had sat. That way we knew where they would go after painting and wouldn't mess up the fresh paint. We took them back off then painted the unit.
























After a couple of coats of gloss on the white and the blue/grey mix we let it dry thoroughly and fitted the handles when we were done.
























Lastly I got going on my moroccan style pattern. I had cut hundreds of punched pieces of patterned scrapbook paper and I sat and used mod podge hard coat to carefully affix them on the door in a mostly random pattern. After this was done I varnished with a few coats of spray varnish.

I would love to know what you think!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
As You like it Challenge: Favourite Papers and why
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Favourite Designer/Paper/Company)

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Crushed velvet look and polka dot shoe clips

Hey everyone, I am here with some shoe bows to make my shoes look a little more glamorous and go with my new vintage dresses!

I started by gluing four crushed velvet looking lilac ribbons with a fold in the middle of the back, then two of the lilac polka dot. I used a peg to make sure they dried securely.














I then glued two of the back ribbons into a bow shape (not tying a knot keeps the bow from being too bulky!) and then added the polka dot in the centre with the other ribbons peeking out from behind it.  I repeated this with the other side.



I love these because you can wear them on any shoes, any time-and any where on the shoe! They don't damage your shoes so you can switch up basic shoes and make them really special and match your outfit!

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Crafty Ribbons Advent Calendar

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with an advent calendar I made using Crafty Ribbons Christmas Advent ribbon, some beautiful snowflake felt, Crafty Ribbons Swiss Dots ribbon, plain white felt and my sewing machine for our Christmas challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

I started by cutting white felt bigger than the ribbon in strips of six to a line to fit on the snowflake felt. I placed each strip on the felt and saw the kind of distance I wanted between them. I then began sewing each strip of felt and the advent ribbon onto the snowflake material. I used the slight line marked between each number as where to sew each section-making pockets on each.

I then attached the swiss ribbon to hang it from.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate: Anything Goes
Ikes world Challenge: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: No is for No rules
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Monochromatic
Creative Moments: Anything goes with ribbon/bows

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

CAS Butterfly 'Enjoy the moment' card

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am with a CAS card I made using my favourite subject-butterflies! I used two lighter colours and a deep green memento ink pads and stamped the images on top of one another. I then added a sentiment underneath.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Stamps+fun=Creativity: Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Inspirational Slate Heart Gift

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a project to personalise a lovely slate heart I had in my stash. I used Stampin' Up stamps and white embossing powder to emboss an inspirational quote and butterfly decoration onto the heart to give as a gift.
Its simple and effective but you must be careful because the slate gets very hot so you should leave it for a while to cool!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: 'I' for Ink it up
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Moroccan Theme 'Thinking of You' card



















Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a CAS card using some new stamps and dies I found a little while ago which I love!
I cut My Minds Eye papers with the dies and used both the negatives and the positive cuts on the card with different papers on each. I stamped the greeting then added half of the die cut at the end of the card pointing towards the greeting and added gems on the 'i' dots too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

Thank for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
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