Tuesday, 31 January 2012

When is a shoe not a shoe

I wanted to enter a challenge to alter a shoe in some way so i came up with a play cot the challenge is for Ditzy-Craftymess facebook group here is the link

And here is the step by step of how i did the shoe hope you enjoy it

Here is the shoe before i started take any old shoe

I then painted it with metallic paint it needs more than one coat this pic was just one but i had to paint it twice

Here is the shoe all painted with the first coat

When the shoe has had the 2nd coat of paint you need to think about how to decorate it at this paint i had no idea lol

I glued the shoe to a shoebox cut in half so i had height to work on

I then got the lace material and glued it with the glue gun to the Base of the shoe

Next i needed a hood for the cot so i got some stiff card and glued to the back of the shoe 

And then covered that with some lace materiel has the base

This is the finish one i made a blanket and pillow out of scrap materiel,added some ribbon to the front of shoe to loo lie a cover and some paper flower border to the hood i also knitted the teddy

And here he is Dudley in his new cot made from a old shoe i think he is very happy there to x

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Monday, 30 January 2012

My 1st ATC and a bit of love

Today i made my 1st ATC always wanted to make one so today has a challenge i did i made one i was disqualified because i did not read challenge right lol but never mind i had a chance to make a ATC here it is
I am happy with it even if its a bit wonky lol

Another challenge i entered today was for a love card but not using red or pink so i went for the monochrome look  here is the card

I am happy with this one to 

Tomorrow blog will be how i altered a shoe into a baby cot for a challenge in ditzy-craftymess group so look out for my step by step lol
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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Keep it in the family

Today i done well making cards i have done a whole family lol I would like to meet them.

Here is mum Jane she like purple

Here is Dad Martin He likes fishing

He is son Jack he is on his PS3 all the time

Here is Daughter Rose she like to sing and is going on X Factor lol

Here is the new member of the family baby Sally she a good baby lol

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Watercolour card

Today i did a watercolour card something i not done very much has my hands shake to much. I did it for for a challenge here is how i did it.

Here are some of the things i used for the card you need a water resistant ink pad like stazon,watercolour paints or pens you can also use watercolour crayons, a image and card for mounting

Ink the stamp with the stazon well.

Here is the image stamped the stazon make a clear image.

This is how i started to colour the image with the paints i am using a watercolour brush to do this.

Here is the finished image done with the paints.

When dry mount on some paper and add to a card,add a greeting and some peel offs or any embellishments you like

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Get well soon Cards

Today my blog is a quick one has i am not feeling to great for a challenge today we had to make a get well soon card for a elderly relative here are mine the ones i entered and another one i did has i was not in a craft mood

These are the two i entered we had to enter one but not sure which one so did both lol

Close up

Close up  i like this one warm and cosy lol

This is a small one  the stamp was free with a craft mag and i coloured it with promarkers,

Anyway sorry not a good blog today has not feeling well
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Rubber stamping with bleach

I tried rubber stamping with bleach for a challenge here is the step by step of how i did it

This is what you need paper towels,dish to put bleach in,stamp,card and bleach
Put a few paper towels in the dish and add diluted bleach

This is the stamp i used but any open image stamp will do
Here are some of the papers i used depending on the paper for different results

Next place the stamp in the bleach and press down do not blob up and down has you will get bubbles

Next place the stamp on the paper you have picked and press down

This is to show you what happens when you blob up and down in the bleach you are trying not to let it bubble

These are some of the results i got has different paper make different results

I then cut out the flowers when the bleach was dry

I then added them to a card as seen above

Here is a close up of my card
I had a great time stamping with bleach why not try it and see
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Sunday, 22 January 2012


The Ditzy-Craftymess facebook challenge today was to make a necklace using paper beads here is mine and how i did it

this is my entry the necklace is made from paper and the bracelet is made from old mags
First get some old mags or paper
cut strips with a point at the top like in the pic you can use a template if you like the wider the bottom the bigger the bead

Then start to roll up the strips of paper starting at the bottom add a bit of glue to the point at the top has you roll to the end
Do has many beads has you like like the ones in the pic
Space them out to see how you want them then thread string,wire or cord and fasten with a clasp or just tie to secure

You can then add a dangler or just leave plan
This one i added a rose from an old necklace i do not wear anymore

And this one i just left plan

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my cards