Saturday, 21 January 2017

Light Up Lighthouse

When I saw this ribbon from Crafty Ribbons I knew what I had to do... I decided to order my first set of Chibitronics.  I’ve seen them around but never taken the plunge before.  If you are thinking “huh?” Chibitronics are those little LED stickers.  You make a circuit from copper tape and attach a battery and your project lights up.


 At first glance, it is just a normal card... lighthouses and a lovely cheesy saying.

But look!  It lights up!!  And it is really simple too.  If you are thinking along the lines of 'well I was never any good at electronics at school' - forget that - this is craft, and you, my friend, are good at crafting!  You can see my process video for confirmation of how simple it is...

I added a little gold shimmering spray over the saying so even when the light is not switched on it still has the illusion of light.

You can easily hide all the magic with another sheet of cardstock and double-sided foam tape...

I left the workings exposed as this card will be on the Crafty Ribbons exhibition stall for the spring shows.  First up is Paris, followed by Olympia, NEC Hobbies, and Excel.

The thing is I know have the bug now... I’ve read you can get conductive thread and sew the LED’s in to projects.  I have so many ideas... t-shirts, things for Bobby to help with teaching him to recognise letters and words, scrapbook pages, cards; I want to put sequins over the lights...  So.  Many.  Ideas!

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Stick It Down

It is the design team reveal for the single page team at Stick It Down today.  We had this sketch to play with...

And this is what I came up with...

I've used my mixed media supplies along with Pretty Little Studio's Here Comes The Sun collection.

I love the rainbow colours of this layout, and the washed out feel matches the rainy photos too.  I agonised over the black splatters... I went with them in the end as I feel they match the feelings I have about these photos.  I will add some personal journaling on the labels after sharing the layout.

I filmed a process video if you fancy a watch...

I hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your take on this month's sketches!

Joy is effervescent hope

 Have you ever had a 'word of the year'?  I liked the idea but found it hard coming up with one word.  In the end, I settled on this little phrase...

Joy is effervescent hope.  It came from a bible reading via UCB.  I wanted to go a little deeper so added the definitions and synonyms...

Without getting too preachy - this is a craft blog after all - I like that having that hope in the Lord, knowing that he is always working for your best, can bring joy; joy that just spills over out of you that you cannot control.  I want that in my life!

Back to the craft... I grabbed a 12" embroidery hoop and some paper and rub ons from like for ever's Woodland kit.

I added a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps to add some twinkle.

To hang it I added some 3mm grosgrain and my favourite mint lace from Crafty Ribbons.

I added the rub on butterflies to vellum and fussy cut around them.  This gave them lots of dimension and delicacy especially when only adhering down the centre of their body.

I so pleased with how this turned out and hope to focus on these words all year.

Here is the process video of how it all came together:

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Linking at Inspire Me Mondays

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Kindness and Confetti

Sequin confetti, of course!  Hi, I'm here today with a bunch of ATC's.  I am taking part in a swap you see... 52 cards themed 'Love, Kindness and Hope' and in return, I get 52 cards from all over the world made by different artists.


I start with a master board - a big piece of watercolour paper that will eventually be cut down to size.  I made three sheets with different colours using mainly Shimmerz sprays in different finishes.  I added some stencilling with Dazzlerz paste for some texture.


Next, I moved on to the fun bit - filling up 52 little glassine bags with sequin confetti.  I won't list all of the sequin mixes I used as there are far too many!  You can find them all here!


I printed out the phrase "throw kindness around like confetti" and trimmed them down to small slips of paper.  I have all my elements ready now so I set up my sewing machine.  I picked a background, a glassine bag of confetti and a sentiment slip and ran them through my sewing machine on a straight stitch.


It was good fun whizzing them all through not having to worry about straight lines!


They've now been parcelled up and posted and the tricky bit begins... I have to wait for them to be swapped and posted back!  I'm not very good at waiting!!

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps and Cuts2luv Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us for this super fun product swap between SpiegelMom Scraps and Cuts2Luv! I had a great time combining the sequins and flair from these two companies. They look so awesome together!

I hope you enjoy what I’ve created for you today and enjoy the rest of the hop! Remember to leave comments on all of the designer's blogs to be entered to win a couple of fabulous prizes from each company!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Megan If you get lost along the way you can always go to SpiegelMom Scraps for the full list.

List of supplies: Felt hearts, tag, Build A Snowman sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps
Flair from Cuts2luv
Papers and vellum from like for ever kits

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, 9 January 2017


Hey there!  I've been scrapping with my like for ever kit 'Woodland'...

Boy, I love this kit!

For more details and a process video pop over to the like for ever blog here.

And if you'd like details of the kit club you can check out the FAQ's here.

Ain't my budgie boy a cutie?

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