Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Handbag from a skirt!

Today's project is one of the ones that I've been meaning to do for years!  When my little girl became too big for this gorgeous wool and felt skirt I couldn't bear to part with it.  I thought it would make a cute bag so kept it for the past four years in my craft room with the intention of altering it.
The skirt was lined so all I had to do was sew the lining together at the bottom.  I've also sewn some pink tutu trim from The Ribbon Girl into the seam so that it peeps below the wool outer skirt.
It's only visible as you move around with the bag but I think it looks really cute!
Next came the handle.  For this I've used some pink cotton ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and stitched it to the inside of the skirt with red thread for added interest.
 Of course, a girl needs a bag charm.  This one was made with a small bronze frame and cameo from The Ribbon Girl.  I've attached it to the bag with some Tim Holtz Ball Chain.  I've also added a magnet clasp on the inside of the waistband for the bag closure.
The bag in use!  Think I might have to borrow this creation if I can get my hands on it ever again, my little girl absolutely loves it!
Hope you like it and thanks for looking. x

Monday, 18 August 2014

Altered Basket

 Good morning!  I have another project to share that I've been meaning to do for a long time.  This basket sits on my craft desk and was plain straw with a blue pattern woven around it.  I've painted it with Gesso for a shabby chic look.
 I then wrapped a piece of rose print ribbon around it from The Ribbon Girl, followed by a string of pearls, also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The Melissa Frances frame and the gorgeous rose are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Altered Chocolate Box

I've been finding lots of time to undertake projects I've had in mind for months (years for some of them!) during the summer holidays.  Tonight I'd like to share a little chocolate box that I have altered.  The pink paper on the bottom of the box is the original box and I have covered the lid with some paper from Melissa Frances.
 I have added some pretty lace from The Ribbon Girl around the top of the box lid and some pretty pearl string, also from The Ribbon Girl, around the edge.
 I added some gorgeous pink tutu trim from The Ribbon Girl to the top of the box and then added a chipboard heart covered in some Prima paper on top of the trim.
 On top of the heart I've placed a gorgeous lace butterfly topped with a rose, both are from The Ribbon Girl.  I have mounted the lace butterfly onto some acetate so that the wings are stiff.
 You can see the pretty lace and pearl trim in more detail in the photo above.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Stempelglede DT - A Christening Card

 Good morning!  I have another Stempelglede creation for you today using the stunning photo stamp from Vintage Baby.  Even though I also have used Gunhild's amazing Christmas photo stamps for many years I am still stunned and amazed every time I stamp a photo stamp, they are just incredible!
I have also used the 'Little Prince' sentiment from the Follow Your Heart collection.  All of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The 'On your Christening' sentiment I created on the computer.  The gorgeous seam binding, button twine and gorgeous diamante cross are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have created the butterflies using the stamp from Vintage Baby and coffee filter paper.
 I have also used gorgeous lace from The Ribbon Girl and lots of layering with corrugated card and tags cut with Doohickey dies.
 The gorgeous gingham ribbon is also from The Ribbon Girl and there's another stamped butterfly too.
\I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation.  Have a lovely day and thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The big one-o!

 Good morning!  I've just returned from a wonderful holiday and thought I'd catch up with you all by sharing the card I made for my 'little' boy who was ten while we were away.  Ten!  I honestly can't believe he is ten already, time certainly flies by!  He loves Star Wars so this Saturated Canary digi was perfect for his card.
 Once I'd coloured the image I set to work drawing a background around them from a scene in one of the movies.  The images and scene are coloured with copics.
 The 10 is some grungeboard numbers embossed in silver.  I also created a death star to peep over the top of the card.  The star border along the top was created with a Martha Stewart punch.
 I have hand written the comic strip sentiments and the ribbon is from my stash.
I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Magnolia-licious™ DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for another Magnolia-licious™ challenge and this week our theme is 'Anything Goes'.  So, you can make absolutely anything as long as it has a Magnolia stamp on it!  This is the card I made for my brother's recent birthday.  He is now eternally 21 of course lol!  I cut the 40 shaped card by hand.  The Union Jack design was created with strips of cardstock.
 I've painted Edwin with Derby Hat with Distress Ink Pads and used a white gel pen for the dots on his cheeks.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious™.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Don't forget that Diana is sponsoring with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious™ store.  

Thanks for looking! x


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Magnolia-licious DT - "W"ednesday Post

 Good morning!  It is my turn to create a project for our "W"ednesday posts at Magnolia-licious.  I thought I'd make and easel card for a change as it has been a very long time since I made one!
 I've coloured Sympathy Bugs from Wee Stamps with Prismacolor Pencils on kraft cardstock.  I've also added some white dots with a gel pen.
 I've used the Magnolia Lace Peony dies for the flowers and the roses are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I've used the new Tim Holtz Butterflies die to create all the butterflies and the Doily on the edge die around the image.
I hope you like it.  Pop over to the blog to see some more "W"ednesday creations from my friends.  Thanks for looking! x