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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Gorgeous New Bella ~ Easel Box....



Hi All
Today I'm sharing some fabulous new Tattered Lace goodies... including dies, an embossing folder set and loads of awesome embellishments! :)
I have made a drawer based easel card from some plain white card stock. Cut some panels for the sides and top from designer paper, then embossed them with the lovely new 'Script' embossing folder. These have then been edged with distress ink. I attached a length of the gorgeous new ribbon across the top of the drawer base before adhering the easel card.
I put together a 'stop' panel (the bit that stops the easel part of the card from falling down flat) and made a double looped bow and stuck it on. To which I added a couple of flat backed pearls and one of the beautiful new resin flowers... I also added one to the front of the drawer.
The new Bella's Body was cut from vanilla card stock, and also edged with distress ink. Bella has some wonderful new clothes and accessories available, of which I used Bella's Short Dress and one of Bella's Hair dies. I've cut one each of the short dresses and layered them....then cut a further 8 of the lacy short dress and made them into a double tiered long skirt back for her. I cut her a matching pair of shoes and gave her a lovely long hairstyle.

With a couple of Rose Corners, cut and distress inked for the easel top, and a parasol for Bella, all she needed were the words...Bella......Gorgeous New Chic Lady in contrasting brown cardstock to finish it all off. The easel card can be folded down and tied with the ribbon x


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 Take care
Happy Crafting

Lydia xx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

I 'Love' This Die!!!



Hi Everyone  :)
 I'm back with another project that's on the Tattered Lace Blog, using the fabulous Monumental Moments - Love die. 
Whilst this die enables you to make some stunning cards - equally it lends itself to the class of home decor.
Today I am sharing with you a stand up piece that is sturdy & simple to make x
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You will need to cut 8 'Love' words in a sturdy card-stock...I've used 300gsm. Glue and layer each die cut...remembering to trim the tab top of the 'O' into an oval on each layer as you go.

Coat the entire piece with Gesso, including all the edges, and leave to dry.

Whilst that is drying cover a plain mdf plaque with some designer paper, then run Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges.

Take the Love wording and spritz it with some watered down acrylic paint.

I have then used a crackle stamp & some gilding flake to decorate both the wording and the base, and run Distress ink in both Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick around the edge.

Stamp a verse/sentiment of your choice onto the base and then, with a hot glue gun, adhere the wording to the mdf base, holding it steady while the glue sets.

Cut 2 butterflies in matching papers, ink and gild random areas and adhere to the 'O' ...cut a few sets of the Floral Flourish & Lacy Rose dies...ink and adhere those also.
That's it...you're done!! :)





Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A Touch of Red - IndigoBlu Challenge




Morning All ...

Well, I'm not sure where the last month went, but we breezed into February with our first coating of snow yesterday!! I hope it doesn't get used to visiting!!! ;) 

Anyway...onwards to this month's IndigoBlu Challenge reminder... a 'Touch of Red' ... 
Just perfect for Valentine's!

I've created a really simple, but effective Triple Heart wall hanging...and here's what I did...

I took a trio of MDF hearts and coated them all in our IndigoBlu Gesso... the middle sized one I also covered in Ruby Slippers Acrylic Paint.
I then edged them all with the contrast colour, and made sure they were thoroughly dry.
Using the gorgeous NEW Heart Flourish stamp from IndigoBlu - I flitterglued and Mega Flaked the images with Royal Peacock Mega Flake - onto the two largest hearts. Onto the smallest heart, I used the NEW Heart Tattoo image.  I then strung them together using some fairly sturdy craft wire...that's it!!   

There are great prizes up for grabs, so come and join us!!! :)




Here are the products that I've used...

IndigoBlu - Heart Flourish ~ Available SOON!!! 
IndigoBlu - Heart Tattoo ~ Available SOON!!! 
IndigoBlu - Flitterglu 


Happy Crafting
Stay safe

Lydia xx


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tattered Lace - With LOVE...



Hi Everyone :) 

This is the first project that I've made for the fabulous Tattered Lace inspiration blog...and I am honoured to be part of it.  
As we are heading towards Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share this lovely heart wreath with you today.





The heart wreath is approx 20cm x 20cm. I picked this one up from a garden centre, and as it was a natural woody colour, I painted a layer of white Gesso over it. 
I cut the LOVE die in both white card and pale lavender mirri card...and a few of the Floral Flourish & Lacy Rose in green and pale pink mirri card. 
To the white LOVE die cut I randomly brushed on Seedless Preserve Distress ink, then added a few hand-painted flowers. Whilst these dried, I added some of the same distress ink to the white heart wreath. 
I then adhered the white LOVE word over the mirri one in a shadow effect, and hot glued it to the wreath, adding the Floral Flourish & Lacy Rose's.  To finish it off, I cut and added the word 'with' ...also from the LOVE set. 
These would be gorgeous in wedding theme colours to present to the bride on her wedding day too! 


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Happy Crafting
Lydia x


Thursday, 15 January 2015

IndigoBlu/Limor Webber CHA stamps...part 1


Morning!!
Exciting stuffs!!! IndigoBlu have just launched a brand new range of stamps at CHA in California...so I thought I'd share a couple with you today.


This is a canvas I made with a couple of the gorgeous new designs by the wonderfully talented Limor Webber! These are absolutely great for all those Mixed Media projects, but for the 'cleaner' look too, for those of you who aren't into mixed media.................YET!!!


See...just when you think it's an ink splat...it becomes a flower!! 


I've also used one of the script circles from Limor Circles and 


...the 'splatty' (technical term!) border from the Rugged Edge set.


I've added the word ART from the set Alice II - with Chariot of Fire - Mega Flakes...and also randomly added flake around the edge of the canvas too... 


Hope you like them as much as I do....and there's more to come!!!!! 

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Mod Squad - Teal & Purple

Take care
Happy Crafting
Lydia x

Friday, 9 January 2015

Purple Weddings!!



My poor old blog has been a bit neglected of late as we move into the realms of  the social sites of Facebook/Twitter etc...but as it was a NYR of mine to put more on here...I'd better do just that! :)
 Before Christmas I had a few wedding orders to do...which actually was quite a nice break from all things Christmas...and Cadbury Purple was obviously an in colour!


I thought I'd share a few wedding cards, a candle & a keepsake box with you...no reaching for the chocolate though...I know you're tempted with all that gorgeous purple!!  :D


A keepsake box (the mdf box was made by my wonderful other half)... to keep all those special Wedding Day treasures in....


A candle to use or keep ...



and cards...


...and this one was for a different wedding....


I really am going to try and visit my own blog more often in 2015....so hopefully I'll see you soon!!! ;) xx
I'm going to enter these into the
Fussy & Fancy challenge - Pearls & Swirls
Happy Crafting

Lydia xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Glitz & Glamour - IndigoBlu Challenge


Good morning x
Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a very Happy New Year ... with one week of 2015 having zoomed by already!! I hope it's not going to continue at this fast rate or there'll be no point in putting the Christmas craft stash away!! Lol :)


What better way to start the year than with a bit of Glitz & Glamour? This is the IndigoBlu Challenge theme running at the moment. The IndigoBlu Demo team have added a bit of inspiration mid challenge (well...hope we have!! Lol) and gives you a gentle reminder that there is still 12 days left to join in :)






Happy Crafting
Lydia x

Friday, 5 December 2014

Let it Snow.....


Hello one and all and.... December!!!!! Free Userbars    Own up...who let December out to play this early in the year???  At least it hasn't been too cold yet...well...that was until the Challenge at IndigoBlu launched in November! Winking Emoticons
The theme of 'Let it Snow' cooled us all down and has given us an excuse to play in our craft rooms, with all those yummy IndigoBlu Christmas stamps, frosty looking metallic paints and snowy looking gesso!
I decided to use the gorgeous Rockin' Robin stamp this time...with vellum and embossing powder. I then brayered a layer of IndigoBlu Snow White metallic paint over the top...and coloured the robin in with Distress Ink... and the occasional swirl too. I put the ribbon through my printer to get the Let It Snow wording in a snowflake font  Free Avatars




Have a great weekend everyone...happy crafting x

Lydia xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

IndigoBlu Challenge - Masking...



Hi all x
I've just noticed that for some reason this didn't post when it should have! But, the good news is...it'll give you another reminder that you have 10 more days to join in our IndigoBlu Challenge for this month! :) 


Hello!! 
Here we are in November!! Where is 2014 dashing off to?????? O.o 
Well, this month at the IndigoBlu challenge we are 'Masking'. There are a few ways of masking in craft land. The IndigoBlu Demo girls have used a couple of different ways, so well worth a look on 
  the Challenge blog




I have used the beautiful Ickle Poppy image for my card, the Script Background  stamp for my background and the sentiment from the Butterfly Collector set.

The Script was stamped across my base card in London Fog - Memento ink - and the edges distressed with Tim Holtz Fired Brick -Distress Ink. The first (full) Poppy was stamped with Versamark onto IndigoBlu's Black card-stock...I embossed it in white and covered it with a mask of the same stamp, cut from a Post-It note. I then stamped and embossed the 2nd white poppy head, then covered with another mask. The 3rd poppy head was stamped with Flitterglu and then covered in red glitter. I added a few bits of green the the stems and finished my card with a red ribbon. 

It would be lovely to see your interpretation ....so have fun...take care....and
Happy Crafting ...

Lydia x


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

IndigoBlu's October Challenge....


Hello!!! :)

Where is October running off to? One week gone already! Eeek!!  But there's good news too....there are still 12 days to enter the IndigoBlu Challenge!!! Yayyyy!! :)

This month is a sketch. Now I love, love, love sketches...they are a great  'Get out of Jail FREE' card...really handy for those brain blocked moments when you have a 'just don't know where to start' day!! And this one is a fab design! ....


 I decided to do a bit of stamping, colouring, flaking and die cutting...and used a real mixture of IndigoBlu stamps. This is why I love IndigoBlu so much...you can make an entire card from background to focal image...and everything in between!! 



I have used 

Nottingham Lace - Tulip & Lace band
Butterfly Collection - Small Tulip & Sentiment 
Crackleglaze Background - Background 
Mega Flake - Copper Kettle 
Memento ink


Don't forget...
The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
or
2:   4 Small stamp plates
or
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

Hope to see you there!!

Happy Crafting...

Lydia xx




Wednesday, 10 September 2014

An IndigoBlu Indian Summer....


Morning :)
It's another beautiful sunny day down here in the South of England...and such a good time to share with you my Indian Summer card.  The lovely Clare invited all us 'out and about'  IndigoBlu Demonstrator girls to join in with the  'mid-challenge' reminder post for the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog :)
So here is mine, using one of my favourite IndigoBlu stamps...BIG Butterfly x

You still have plenty of time to join in and this is what is up for grabs!!!

The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:


1:   2 Large stamp plates
or
2:   4 Small stamp plates
or
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your Blog,  and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post.  That’s right you’re work will be on the blog along with the Design Team.
Also the top three each month (chosen by the DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post, that now goes live mid challenge. 
So .....  if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!



Have a great day...and Happy Crafting 

Lydia xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

IndigoBlu - Gothic Mannequin & Demo Day


Morning one and all!!
I have a new project to share today...and a shout out! :)
If you are around the Fareham area on Saturday the 27th of September...or fancy a fab day out.., I will be at Jendenink Craftworks from 10am - 4pm demoing fabulous IndigoBlu products!!
I will be demonstrating the Flitterglu Starter Kit...Mega Flake...English Cottage Garden Paint ~ Including the 6 ever-so gorgeous, brand new metallic colours ... Slap It On Starter Kit with Mannequin ...AND the scrummy NEW Christmas stamps!!!

The mannequins are an awesome project to lose yourself in!! Hundreds of different ways to decorate them and no two will ever be the same! From Girly to Goth...the choice is yours!! :)


I have used the fabulous Hocus Pocus stamp set on this one...and hand sewn the ribbon and organza layers. To finish it off I've used both the Crackleglaze Background stamp...and spider & web from Hocus Pocus with Mega Flake on the stand.






If you want to know how to make your own...come and join me...it'll be a great day! :)

Jendenink Craftworks  - 167 West Street - Fareham - Hants - PO16 0EF  ~  10am - 4pm


Happy crafting

Lydia xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Baker Ross - Christmas Coasters...




Hi all :)
Here is another Baker Ross project. Included in the box of goodies that they sent to me was a box of ceramic coasters...a bottle of crackle paint primer...and a pack of porcelain pens.




I used 4 different techniques with the gorgeous IndigoBlu Baroque Bauble stamp.
I put a thin coat of primer onto all 4 tiles and left them to dry. 
Tile 1) Stamped the bauble with Stazon and coloured random leaves with the blue porcelain pen.
Tile 2) Stamped the image with IndigoBlu FlitterGlu...carefully brushed over mica powder and then edged with Mega Flake.
Tile 3) This one was stamped with FlitterGlu and covered with Mega Flake. 
Tile 4) This was again stamped with FlitterGlu and then finished with Iridescent embossing powder tinted with Lilac. 
They were all finished off with a coat of Spray and Shine to seal them. 


Fab gift idea...in fact...I gave mine to my daughter and her b/f   for their new home x

Happy crafting

Lydia xx

I am entering these into ;
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas 
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes 
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween/Christmas

x~x~x~x



Monday, 1 September 2014

Summer Holiday/Vacation - Tattered Lace September Challenge




Wow!!! Here we are in September already!!! Two more days until the girls go back to school, then it'll be Christmas all the way in Craftland!!! :O
Before that though, the new Challenge from Tattered Lace is Summer Holidays/Vacation! A great excuse to have one more sunshiny blast before we switch the sun off and the lights on!!

I have made up a beach scene from all sorts of different Tattered Lace dies...none of them really made for the purpose I've used them for.
Ok...so with my background cardstock inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I have used;
Sun - Lacy Daisy 
Seagulls - Waste from the Curved Parasol
Boat - Planter from His DIY and Gardening set
Mast - Baby's Breath
Flag - Carriage window from Lace Carriage
Waves - Chantilly Rose
Beach Umbrella - Curved Parasol and Baby's Breath
Sand Castles - Watering Can from His DIY and Gardening set
Bucket - Watering Can from His DIY and Gardening set
Bucket handle - Rim of a wheel from Lace Carriage
Spade - His DIY and Gardening set


So there we have it...a Tatty Beach!! :)
Your Tattered Lace dies are never ever just the image they are meant to be...they are that and sooooo much more!! x
The prize for our winner of this challenge will be a Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Surprise Bundle!!!

Happy Crafting! 

                                                                        Lydia xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Baker Ross...Just Add Adults!! :)


Hi all :)
This is the first of a few projects that I have done for the craft company Baker Ross. Now, most of us probably connect Baker Ross with children's crafting, but the lovely Katy approached me and asked if I'd be interested in using some of their products in 'Adult Craft Land' ...well...you know me!!!.........
Sooo....with a box full of goodies...I set to work ......


For this project I have used some papers from the 'Mittsommerland' Paper Pad to make the roses and leaves...and a Paper Lantern.
The paper pad is FAB!! It measures 24 x 34 cm and has 26 sheets. 13 designs and two sheets of each...BUT...the wonderful thing about it is....one sheet is 270gsm and the other 80gsm!! How brilliant is that?!!! I used the 270gsm red polka dot paper for the roses and the 80gsm green paper for the leaves.
The paper lanterns are in a pack of 4 and measure 12cm in diameter. They come flat packed with a metal center piece to keep their shape and a piece of gold trim to hang them up with.


 I have used a BATTERY OPERATED tea light in mine. Pleeeeeeeeeease do NOT use normal tea lights for risk of fire...well...certainty of fire!!


Therefore, mine makes a lovely little side light for those 'chill' moments.
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I have other projects to come so watch this space!!!
Have a fab weekend and Happy Crafting
Lydia xx

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