Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lili of the Valley challenge




I coloured the image with Copics -
Skin:  E21, E00, E000, R02
Hair:  E53, E51, E50
Dress: BG13, BG11, BG10
Wings:  E43, E40

This card, along with a few others, is for sale on Ebay

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Attaching charms with chain and jump ring

I’ve had lots of requests on how I attach charms with chain and jump rings so here’s a quick mini tutorial for those that asked.

I use forceps (medical ones that I picked up from a medical suppliers here in Newcastle) but any pointed nose pliers will do the trick, tweezers won’t work as they are not strong enough. I use cheap silver plated jump rings and chain which I get from the jewellery section in Hobbycraft but I would think you could pick these supplies up at any bead/craft store or Ebay.


Hold the jump ring with both sets of forceps/pliers with the join uppermost.


Twist the right hand forceps/pliers towards you – DO NOT PULL IT OUTWARDS, all this does is misshape the jump ring, By twisting it forwards to open and backwards to close the ring remains a perfect circle and does not distort.


Repeat with the other end of the chain and feed this jump ring on to the brad to secure to your flower.


I hope this helps a little, looking forward to seeing all the dangling charms lol

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Stampavie Challenge





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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Lili of the Valley challenge



And I have made a Baby’s First Christmas card.  I just love this image – too sweet and I think it would work for a little girl as well.  Hmmm I will have to get the pinks out lol.




Sunday, 1 August 2010

Gingham paper

I have moved the Gingham paper download to my 4Shared, the link to download is in the sidebar of my main blog. Sorry for the confusion - I am having a blonde day!!

Bev x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge - my sketch






Bev x

Altered mulberry flowers

I'm going to share a quick tutorial (if you can call it that lol) of how I get this glassy effect on the mulberry poinsettias.  You can also do this on acetate with die cut snowflakes, and also on punched designer paper as the "glass" dries clear so you can see the patterns and colours through it.  Below is the card I have made for this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge using this technique.


So to do this technique  you will need Twinklets Diamond Dust, which I adhere to the flowers with Glossy Accents.  I have tried PVA flue and was not at all happy with the results so stick to Glossy Accents now.  I pull the flowers apart by cutting off the stamens then carefully peeling the layers away from each other.  Sometimes the layers will fray but this is hidden by the Twinklets.


I coat the petals with Glossy Accents then place face down on to the Twinklets then gently pat to ensure the Twinklets coat the petals well.  I don't worry about coating the calyx.


Then I reassemble the flowers again using a large spacer (which I flatten with a hammer on a block of wood) and a large brad.  This was a clear brad that I coloured with a Copic marker.


And that's all there is to it.

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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Just Magnolia sketch








Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge




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Monday, 28 June 2010

Match-Book treat pouch

Hello, hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous summer weather!  Today I have a matchbook treat pouch to share with you - I have made a few of these for my grandson to give to his teachers at the end of term.  It’s been filled with chocolates – yum!



I have used Willow from the new Fun in the Sun summer kit, the Lazy summer days sentiment is also from the kit.  I have teamed it up with MME papers.  So to get started you will need:

12 x 12 or A4 cardstock, plus scraps for matting and layering
A DL cellophane card bag
Strong double sided tape
A border punch
Stamped and coloured image of your choice
Sweets, etc to fill



Trim your card to 5 x 12” (or if using A4 this will be slightly shorter than 12” – this is okay as you add a punched border to lengthen and strengthen the flap).  Score at 5”, %.5”, 5” and 11”


Mountain fold the 5” and 6” score lines and valley fold the 5.5” and 11” score lines


Trim a scrap of card to 2” x 5” and score in half at 1”.  Punch a second scrap and trim to 5” by approx 1”.


Trim the cellophane back to around 3.5” and apply strong tape to front and back of bag at the top.  Apply tape to the piece of card you have scored (above).


Fill the bag (but don’t be a piggy like me and overfill) with your choice of filling, remove the tape on the cellophane bag (one side) and the card and attach, do the same with the other side to make a sealed bag.


Attach the treat bag to the inside back part of the pouch.  Adhere the punched strop tot he top flap and tie a ribbon around, lining up with the fold of the flap.


Apply dimensionals to the back of the image – make sure you leave the top inch free of the tape so the flap can fit behind.


Like this


And there you have it, a really quick and economical present for someone.


Side view, showing the over-filled bag lol.


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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Create4Fun challenge



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