Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Party Time : )


Good morning crafty friends.

The card I’m sharing a card today uses the brilliant Let’s Party sentiment die.
I really like this die because it can be used for so many occasions – well, just about as many occasions as you can have parties and that's a LOT of parties : )



I stuck with my fave black and white and red colour combi here because I wanted the words to really jump off of the card. But you could easily adapt this for other occasions by simply changing the colours : )

I die cut  out the words – 4 in red and 6 in black. Then I chopped off the ‘lets’ before gluing the ‘party’ words together in sets of two. I also glued together 3 of the chopped off ‘lets’ but more of that in a tick.



I added Ruby Red Nuvo Glitter to the red sets using a wide Nuvo Glue Pen, then I stuck them all down onto the card. A top tip here is to start at the top and bottom, then add the middle and finally fill in the gaps. That way you are more likely to get an even spacing.

I then added some Pearl White Nuvo Crystal Drops to the black words – it really makes a huge difference to the look of the card just by adding a few of these.



Now back to the 3 ‘lets’ that were glued together. I glued them to the top of the card so that they stuck out then finished off with a big bright bow and a little button.

So that’s me for today.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like my party card.
Enjoy the rest of your day and crafty hugs to all,

Dawny xxx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Handy Handbags: )


Good morning craft friends and I hope that you are all OK today.

The cards I’m sharing today aren’t cards at all.
They are sweet bags which I made using the beautiful Chelsea Shoulder Bag die.

Now I can promise you that when your die arrives, you will not want to put it down, these are very VERY addictive.

Not only are they addictive to make but they are super easy to use and put together as well, and as you might expect, very versatile too.

So ….

… this is the first one.

I actually used fabric to make this and it cuts like a dream.
What you need to do is get some iron on interfacing or bonder and iron it on the reverse of the fabric – don't use the steam setting on the iron – then you are just about good to go. Place the fabric side against your cutting plate and the die on top of the interfacing and run it through the machine.

I used the outside edges only here.
The fabric had different shades so I used the lighter shade for the flap and the darker for the body of the bag.

I cut the same outside edges using card and just stuck the fabric pieces on to them. It could not have been quicker to make.


I used Velcro to fasten the bag and the clasp is just a button I found – I just cut the shank off and glued it on with a hot glue gun.

The second bag  …..

… is this one here – very different but again it’s easy peasy.

This fabric is a very sheer and again I used the iron on backing. It gives a lighter look as you can see the backing through the fabric but I didn't mind at all.

This time, I used plain card for the sides and the corners and I covered them with some Nuvo Charcoal Glitter.

Again I used Velcro to fasten and I added a button and a bit of white tulle. Then to finish off, I went around the edges with some Nuvo Pearl White Crystal Drops.

I am sooo going to make some more of these. Don't you think they would look fabulous as a holder for those little plastic gift cards you buy in the supermarkets? I hate just shoving them inside a card!!

So that’s today’s share and I hope you like them. I have made one using card which I’ll show you next time.

  Have a lovely day and a great weekend and crafty hugs to all,

Dawny xxx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Killer Heels


Good morning everybody and wasn't it a hot one yesterday - phew!!!!!

It’s a bit less humid this morning which is all good : )

The card I’m sharing today is another one from yesterday’s POTD and this one features the GORGEOUS Rococo Lace Stiletto die. I would LOVE a pair of shoes like this but sadly I wouldn’t be able to walk in them : (


I cut the die out of black card and I embossed it – the detail is lost in these photos as the card is dark,  but the embossing is amazing. Then I stuck them down onto red card and undercut them. I added some  Nuvo Ruby Red Glitter to the little flowers on the front and added a little gem. Then I stuck a length of black ribbon to the back and glued it down onto the striped background, which is 1” strips of black and white card glued onto a scrap of white card then matted onto red card.


Check out those heels – wow!!!

And I just printed out the sentiment – you can add anything you like.

I finished it off with a red bow and black button and some contrasting Ebony Black and Pearl White Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Have a fabulous day and crafty hugs to everybody,

Dawny xxx