Friday, 27 January 2012

Christmas Canvas

I have been trying to post this for about 8 weeks, but for some reason every time I tried the picture came out upside down. So finally I have managed to get it on I will explain how it was created.

I know it looks really, really complicated so pay close attention and I will reveal all.
It's a box canvas with strips of different ribbon glued to it with pva glue! Yes that is all folks nothing difficult, jjust glue and ribbon. The sledge, reindeer and words were cut out using a Cricut machine. Then finally a few buttons glued to the top corners.
So was it worth the wait? Well I like it so I think so yes.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Owl Purse

 This was an idea I came up with after a slow day at work.
The first picture is of a small felt purse, it's very simple to make by following the instructions.

1. Cut  a piece of light brown felt and a piece of dark brown felt in half, then cut about a third from each of these halves.
2. Cut each piece into a point at one end (2/5ths of the way down)
3. Add a press stud fastener to the two points (you can just see this as a small circle on the beak).
4. Sew the pale brown felt down to the body to create the base for the beak.
5. Put the two pieces of felt together, with the sewn beak on the inside. Now sew the two pieces of felt together at the two sides and the bottom, leaving the top 'flap' loose.
6. Finally turn the whole thing the right way round and sew on the eye buttons.
The second picture is a stuffed toy made in the same way as the purse only skip stages 3 and 4. Instead after sewing the body together stuff with wadding and sew across the top. Finally sew the beak down and sew the eyes on.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Gorjuss Girl

This is another quick card using a stamped image, a punch, a piece of ribbon and some pearlised gems.
The stamp was one of the Gorjuss girl stamps, she is so cute I couldn't resist her.
The punch is one from the Martha Stewart range.
Then I added a peel off greeting, some spotty ribbon and a few gems.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Cat Is Out Of The Box

This is a quick card for a friends birthday who was inconsiderate enough to have a birthday at the beginning of January. The background is an embossing folder called drink me and the cat in a box is a stamped image I have coloured using my promarkers.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Toadstool Card

 This is a birthday card for my uncle. I have used 3 different toadstool stamps on this Fun Guy card. ~These two toadstools are on the bottom left-hand corner and top right-hand corner attached on foam pads to give the 3d effect.
 This is a full view of the card showing the different aspects of the design.
The main centre one is from the Tatty Buttons collection. I love the way toadstools look, they are so cheerful.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Goth Mirror

 This is a mirror I designed for a friend. I was an ordinary unpainted pine mirror from Ikea. It has been painted with metallic black acrylic paint.
 At the top I have added a small wooden crown. This was originally white glitter, so using a purple promarker I have coloured it and stuck it on using glossy accents.
This is the bottom right-hand corner, which has a random selection of buttons stuck down with glossy accents
This is the top left-hand corner, with three large buttons on. Then finally I covered the whole thing with spray varnish from Crafters Companion (don't know what I'd do without this stuff).

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Steampunked phone cover

 This is how my altered phone cover started it's life. It's a really nice purple leather effect slide in phone cover.

On one side I stamped a steampunk design corner from the Inkadinkado clear stamp set, using StazOn ink. I love that this fitted perfectly .

This is the reverse of the cover on to which I stamped the hot air balloon from the same Inkadinkado steampunk set.