Monday, 12 January 2015

There`s no place like home.

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping warm and safe from all this wind we are having lately.

First of all I must say Thank you for some great shows on Create and Craft we have 4 already in January and they have all been amazing, and we thank each and every one of you for making this happen.

Today I am sharing a frame I have made and I did demo this on Create and Craft last Friday, the product sold out so Im afraid you will have to wait until it is back in stock if you missed it this time.

The products I have used is :
Decorative Plaques Mdf set including Dotty Alphabet Stamp Set.
Pretty Papers Shabby Chic and Rustic
Ditsy Stitches Stamp set.
Rustic Ribbon collection
Distress ink pad Gathered Twigs
Cuttables cd rom

First of all I covered all the bars (slats) of mdf in the paper from the cd, I used collall glue and spread it to the end of the wood to make sure it stuck right to the ends. I then crossed the bars over I did glue these in place then used the twine from the rustic ribbon collection to add a bit of criss cross detail to the corners.
I then stamped the sentiment onto  a square of paper again from the cd  using gathered twigs distress ink pad just distressed around the edge of the paper, matt and layered this onto kraft card, using the crop o dile I punched in each corner then added the twine to each hole leaving the knot on the outside, then attaching these to each corner of the frame to hold in place.
I then used the ditsy stamp set and stamped these onto yellow and the blue paper different sizes of the flowers in the gathered twigs ink pad, cut them out leaving a little border, added a little pearl to the centre of each flower, arranging these in the left hand corner of the frame. I then cut the swirl from the cuttables cd using the brother scan and cut machine.
Finally adding pearl to the overlapping bits of the frame in the corners for added detail.

I hope you enjoy this post and return soon.

Thanks for looking
Carol xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year.


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas and New Year, we did it was lovely to have a lie in on Christmas Day then open our presents and chill with dinner, then the work began just after dinner why change the habit of a life time ha ha.

I have a project to show you today which will be a sample on  our shows at Create and Craft tomorrow Friday the 2nd at 11 am with Leonie and then 7 pm with Martyn.

The project used is a mdf teapot shape available here  on this one I have used papers from the back to basics cd available here , then I have used flowers from a new set on stamps available here on create and craft tomorrow. I simply covered the mdf with one of the papers from the cd using collall glue and spread the glue with my finger to the edges so it covered evenly, then wait a few minutes for it to dry then cut around the shape with either scissors or a craft knife whicever you find easier, to be honest I use a bit of both.
I then distressed the edges of the shape with gathered twigs distress ink pad. I then just cut a piece of cream card and paper and matt and layered this across the middle, stamped the flowers out onto the paper from the cd printed on cream paper cut those out and layered up to make some nice 3d flowers to add dimension. I also printed the sentiment from the new cd pretty papers available on create and craft along with the stamps in a bundle well worthy having its a great price. I added some lace below the card I matt and layered added the sentiment on top of that added the flowers to the left side added pearls to the centre of each flower. ties a ribbon bow which is from the rustic ribbon collection again on create and craft. I also added a flower to the top of the teapot for the lid. Then I hot glued some of the string of pearls from the rustic ribbon collection across the top to make the difference to the lid.
I hope you like this new project, and can tune in for our live shows tomorrow 2nd Jan at 11 am and 7 pm.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Dreamees we couldn't do any of this without all our lovely customers.

Have a great 2015.

Love Carol xx