Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Happily Ever After Vinyl Word Art

I had some wood left over from another project and thought this would make a beautiful gift.


So lets get Started step by step

  • I painted the dark base coat and let it dry
  • Next add a generous amount of PVA glue.


  • Brush the glue all over the surface of the wood in an even layer
  • Wait a couple of minutes so that the glue is just starting to set then paint over the top with the light shade of paint. Make sure you paint in lots of different directions.


  • You need to use a heat gun all over the surface before the paint dries. I tend to be painting as I am using the heat gun, roughly 4 inches ahead.
  • Direct the heat gun in one place until you see the crackles appear. (this doesn’t take long) Move the heat gun to a new spot to start the crackles.


  • As you can see it makes a really vintage look to the wood.
  • I used the Silhouette Cutter to cut out some wording from sign vinyl.


Now to finish off the project

Once dried I added the sign vinyl wording and cut out some foliage and a flower using the Silhouette cutter and added them to the top.

I intend added some hooks to the bottom of this project so that it can be used as a key keeper.


A close up of the flower, you can probably see that once the project was put together I sprayed it with Crafter Companion Pearl spray for a touch of luxury.


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Monday, 30 March 2015

Heart Wreath Silhouette Portrait

I bought this wicker heart in the sale at Sainsbury’s and new that I would be able to spruce it up using my Silhouette cutter.

A little bit here

Wicker Heart2

and a little bit there

Wicker Heart3

then turn this.

to this, pretty huh?

Wicker Heart1

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Crochet Ladybug and Busy Bee

I also have been a busy bee and got some more crochet done, a little ladybird and a busy bee for babies photo props.

First up is the Ladybird hat and bum cover.

crochet Ladybird set

Such fun will be had photographing newborns wearing these.

next up is the Busy Bee set, this one has a sting in it’s tail.

crochet busy bee set

I know many of you wonder where I get the patterns, truth is they are either free ones or I make them up I think I got the ladybird one from Ravely

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Little Belly Box Treats Silhouette Portrait

More with the Silhouette cutter today.

These little Belly Boxes are so fun and so easy to make up and would be just perfect for Easter treats.

Farmyard belly boxes

Little Lambkins

Farmyard belly boxes

Billy Bull

Farmyard belly boxes

The cow/bull is in the Silhouette store just search Belly Box and you’ll find him and more.

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Peony Wreath Silhouette Portrait

As I said I have been making so many 3d projects and I think this Peony wreath is amongst my favourites, it is another Jamie Moore Cripps design which can be found in the Silhouette Store.

Peony wreath1

I added some hessian and some additional foliage to the design, and used some distress inks to give it some extra character.

Peony wreath2 

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Pot of Sunshine

On a dark and cloudy day I was making this Pot of Sunshine, cut using my Silhouette Portrait, the template can be found in the Silhouette store it is one of Jamie Moore Cripps designs.

Sunflower Plant Pot

Sunflower pot1

Such fun to make, everyone that has come to visit has picked it up to look at it ha ha!

Sunflower pot2

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Little Chapel

As this week was all about resting I decided to create some projects with my Silhouette Portrait, I cut out during the day and glued on an evening whilst watching TV.

I started with this cute little Chapel.


Of course I had to use printable acetate and create some stained glass windows.

I used the cosmic shimmer glue to stick it all together as it has a very good grab an it is quick drying too.

I popped in some fairy lights and left the roof unstuck as I thought it would make a pretty Easter gift box.


I’ve a good few projects to show you but thought that this would be a lovely one to start with.

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Spring has Flower burst with Couture.

It has took me some time to get this together, little bits here and there when I was feeling well enough but with the help of Hunkydory Adorable Scorable and Glitter Glaze card stock, My Silhoutte Portrait and the Couture Flower Burst die collection I got there in the end.


Even the center flower was made using the Flower Burst die collection.


I figured you might like to know that the flower was made using a couple of the reflection set dies.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Songbird Collection

Today I should have been at Create and Craft with the Couture Collection cutting dies but unfortunately I ended up quite poorly with an underarm abscess and had to have surgery on Monday.

I had planned to do this project as one of my demo’s and had all of the pieces cut out so I’ve put it together to show you here.

The 6 sided milk carton box was made from a 4 sided template I had but it worked out pretty good after a little alteration, the songbird collect was used, this is the reflection dies.


As you can see it makes the perfect gift box.

Don’t forget the Couture collection are on special offer buy one and get one free if you are a member of the Create and Craft Club, this is a mahousive saving.

one more show tonight at 7pm so don't miss out.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Craftinater Couture card

A stepper card made on one of yesterday's Craftinator shows at Create and Craft, it was made with the Mariposa collection.

Such a pretty die set.

I have another show on Friday at 6pm, hope you can join me.


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Adventures of Ted (crochet)

I just couldn’t resist dressing Ted in the Photo Props before I handed them over.

crochet hats and Hammock

I’ve loads more ideas to make more props so I have a feeling my hooks are going to be very busy.

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

All Finished Engagement Cake (Cake Lace)

I managed to get the cake finished, I have to say that it has been so long since I did any cake decorating I was worried how this would turn out.
Natalie loves it so that is a relief.
Engagement cake 1
I even tried the Cake Lace for the first time, I have to say that it is so easy to do and so very impressive to look at.
Engagement cake 2
I made all of the roses leaves and hearts and even did a bit of piping, Not too shabby considering how long it is since I did any of this.
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