Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Hope you are having a great day, its gorgeous here and I have been sitting out in my garden again today doing my crafting as its soooo nice.
I have decided to attempt the Whiff of Joy Challenge No 31, I have made a square card in white, then used Red Bling Card Stock and Cream Puff Card stock, backing papers where free in a magazine around Valentines day one being lips and the other hearts. I have then used 3 pink polka dotted prima silk flowers and 3 white brads, sentiments, various adhesive gem stones, cuttlebug embossing folder swiss dots, 1 red velvet ribbon and the Whiff of Joy image I believe called Melinda with Cookies coloured using Whispers Strokes Pens.
I do hope you like it and will give the Whiff of Joy Challenge site a peek, take care, lol
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
I hope you all have had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend, I know I did and it certainly went fast, mind you spent a lot of it out in my garden planting up. But back to normal now and for this week’s instalment of crafting is my version of a crafting friend’s challenge LMC NO 52, a whole year, thank you very much Loretta for setting this it’s been great fun and I will continue to look forward to them. Mind you this week’s one got me in a bit of a state, makes me think that it is a bit like wallpaper but never mind I gave it my best shot.
So here it is folks, one square card, Bazzill Basics Deep Red Card Stock, Flowered Backing Paper a gift from another lovely crafting friend Svetlana, 4 Cream Flowers, 4 Red with Polka Dots Brads, gem stones to attach to centre of flowers on backing paper and sentiments.
I have also do another card but in black and white with pink flowers for effect.
Friday, 1 May 2009
Well Folks, Its Friday again and a Bank Holiday weekend to boot and I am going to have a well earned rest after all that crafting and gardening but before I do I thought I would upload one last thing.
It is the information about candle stamping, of which I put a picture on my first post, also it is on my slide at the bottom of this blog site if you wish to take a peek.
I find this on another website and thought this would be ideal as you can make these as gifts for your friends and families and if you have never tried before, so here goes.
You will need a candle preferably white or cream, white tissue paper, stamps and ink pad, gems to decorate (optional), markers or other colouring mediums, scissors, wax paper, embossing gun and cloth to polish candle when cooled.
Stamp image onto tissue paper also stamp extra images on the tissue paper in case of mistake.
Colour in stamped images, but be careful.
Cut out your stamped images fairly close to the edges.
Take a piece of wax paper and cut it so that it is not any taller than the candle being used and long enough so that it wraps completely around the candle and some.
Take first stamped image and place it on the candle. Then place wax paper on top and wrap the wax paper around the candle. Wing out the extra wax paper and pinch close with your fingers making sure the wax paper is tight against the candle.
Heat up your embossing gun for 30-40 seconds until it is nice and hot. Moving quickly, wave it over the area where the stamped image is; be sure to keep the wax paper nice and tight. Every candle will have a different wax melting point, but you should see a change begin to take place within a few seconds. As the candle heats up, the pressure from the wax paper should push the image into the melting wax of the candle, embedding the image and leaving your image intact. Slowly peel the wax paper off the candle. Remember: every brand is different so if you are switching between brands you may need to adjust your heating times a bit.
Finish your candle. You can do numerous images on one candle; just place another image and move the wax paper. It is best to try and not use the same spot on the wax paper for each image, but you can use 1 piece of wax paper numerous times. Once the candle has cooled down, just rub a cloth over it and now if you wish you may add decorations such as gem stones.
I found that my first image that I used was not that good once on the candle but it was a practice run and helped me to decide what stamped images to use and hope you enjoy trying this especially as they make great gifts.
I wish you all a Fab Bank Holiday Weekend and do take care of yourselves.