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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Pull Treat for a Small Flattish Gift

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and, while we want that special gift from the one that we love, we also want it to be beautifully packaged. So here is an idea for making the packaging look superb and the treat inside it will seem so much better too!


This pretty pink package is made with:

a heart die cut

pink calligraphy pens

9mm pink saddle stitch ribbon

3mm saddle stitch ribbon

a sheet of heavy paper

1 sheet of medium weight card

1 flat gift a bar of chocolate is perfect.

The tutorial for making this gift wrap is to be found on splitcoast stampers resource page.

The flower making and pen blending technique can be seen here.

Once you have mastered the technique you can make the package bigger or smaller to suit the gift.


I would love to receive this. Now, how can I persuade my husband to make it? I'll let you know if I am successful

Monday, 16 January 2012

Craft Fairy Newsletter

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Stained Glass Stamp for a Winter Card

I've had this stamp for quite a while now and it is a truly lovely stamp.

It is the Stained glass Stamp from the 'I Brake for Stamps' clollection on Craft Fairy and a must have for all stampers. I've chosen it for the weekly special offer and along with the pens used for making it.

The special offer includes a 20% discount. It really is too good to miss.
So, you will need:
Stained glass rubber stamp
Stazon, I used Stone Grey
Card
buttons
Foam pads
Art graphic pens in colours: 56, 2, 38
Offer available here

Stamp the image with stazon and using the blue pen and water colour in the glass pieces of the image. Leave to dry.
Now use the olive green and colour with a light touch the petals. For the stems use a more concentrated colour.
Colour the centres of the flowers in yellow.
Layer up the card with paper and buttones for a beautiful finish.

 

Friday, 13 January 2012

The winner is....

The winner is....

I am pleased to announce that ther winner of the blog candy give away is 

Jennie, The Crafty Wife.

If Jennie can get in touch I will post her goodies out to her.

Thank you to all those who took part and please come back soon as there will be regular give aways on this blog for the Next Year.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

New Button Tree - Shades of Autumn

I've made another button tree. I made this one as I gave a talk to a local WI and I wanted to show them fairly economical ways that you could craft. This picture is made from just half a pack of our Autumn Shades buttons and a couple of twigs from the garden.


As with the other button tree, it is sewn together and that way it will not fall apart. 
The hardest part of this is finding suitable twigs.
Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Button Tree, my version

So fellow bloggers, if you have been reading the earlier post you will know that I've turned my attention to buttons and that I have been doing my research. I found that there are a lot of button trees out there but not wanting to copy what I've already seen, I looked at the buttons in the Craft Fairy button section and I was inspired by the flower buttons that have just come back into stock.

I decided that as we are heading for Spring and that we want to leave the awful Winter weather behind us I would use them to make a button Blossom Tree. I also added a few sparkly glass beads to make it look like catkins. They didn't photograph well but they do make it look good.

I painted the canvas with a matt paint that I had bought in one of those little tester pots. Cheap.
The twig was sprayed with silver and then after it had dried I sewed it to the canvas with a toning thread. I sewed rather than stuck as I don't want it to come off.
The the flower buttons are sewn on starting with the biggest at the base and working out to the smaller buttons on the outer edges of the twig.
I had some clear crystals in my jewellery stash so I added some of those, sewn again to make them look like catkins.

Buttons can be found here:

http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/flower-selection-mixed-shape-buttons-50g-5038-p.asp

Now go and make your own.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I'm turning my attention to buttons



Осенняя ветка из пуговиц

You may all have noticed that  I have done a lot of sewing lately but now the time has come to turn my attention to buttons. So I have been looking around the internet for inspiration and I have found lots. I saw these on a site called Craft-Craft. Now the idea here is not to copy but to be inspired and these are some of the things that I have found inspiring.

Пуговичная картина "Осенний Дуб"
Now all I need to hope for is that I come up with something new and unique that you will all like too.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Pinterest

Have you visited Pinterest lately?

Do you know what it is?

I must admit, that until quite recently I'd never heard of it. Now, though, I use it all of the time.

Basically it's an online pin board that allows you to pin ideas if things that you see and admire. I use mine for inspining craft ideas. I pin my things, but gasp...I pin those of other people too. Lots of things.

You can pin things that you see on Pinterest and things that you see odd the site. Whatever takes your fancy really.

Best of all are the bords that other people have as they are truly amazing. Food, decorating style, craft, Christmas  ......  I could go on and on.

So, why not click on to my Pinterst bar at the side of this blog and go explore.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Craft Fairy Blog Candy

Please post a link to this giveaway on your blog or Twitter. 

 

To celebrate the New Year Craft Fairy are holding a give away.