Good afternoon sweet peeps and hope that you are all OK today and that you are safe and warm and dry xxx.
Firstly I have to say a huge thank you to everybody that voted for me in the Craft Awards xxx
I didn't win but I was in the top three fave designers with Joanna Sheen (the winner), and our Leonie Pujol. This was a huge shock because I was really thankful just to be nominated in the first place so when they said my name, well you can imagine that I was gobsmacked, not to mention pretty humbled to be in such illustrious company. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you sooooo so much xxx I was really hoping that LOTV would pick up a much deserved award but again we came in the top three against some very stiff competition. But onwards and upwards and there's always next year :)
And of course a huge congrats to all the winners.
Righty-oh I thought that over the next few days, I would share some of the samples that I did for last week's Create & Craft show which was a huge success and well done to you if you managed to get the beautiful new papers and/or Art Pads. If you weren't lucky due to the sell out, then you can get them from the Lili of The Valley website in a week's time so not too long to wait.
If you ordered them from C&C and they've arrived, don't forget to share your makes with us on our Facebook page because we love to see what you do with these fabulous products :)
So I thought I'd kick off with the vase that I made using the Heartfelt papers.
This would be nice for Mothers Day but really you could change the sentiment and use it for any occasion.
It started out in life as a tub for hot chocolate ...
... this is the one (well not the actual one but a similar one lol)!!
An added bonus is that you will love getting through the contents before you start to make your project cos this is NICE stuff.
I basically just covered the tin with the red crackle effect paper.
It really does look the biz IRL and please excuse the pics cos I am rubbish without the light tent thing I use and this was too tall to fit in it :(
When you cover the tin, you will need to add a strip around the back but the paper and pattern are so good that unlike Ernie Wise's wig, you cannot see the join lol. And you should be able to cover the tin using just one sheet.
I made the blooms out of some Tim Holtz rosette dies and one that I made myself using a 2" strip of paper which I just accordion folded. It's truly a rubbish pic but I hope you can see what I did.
The lacy bits were just made by hot gluing some strips of cotton lace onto a punched or die cut circle, pinching and squashing it down as you go. It's really easy to do and they look nice I think.
The glittery centres are just some rhinestones sparklers which I got from The Ribbon Girl. I can't link at the mo cos the website is down for some maintenance but you should be able to find them and also the lace.
Here's a different view.
The other papers are from the same pad and the sentiment is from SET 8 Happy Circular Sentiments
A beautiful faux silk ribbon bow and some pearly lace, and again these are from The Ribbon Girl.
Right that's me done and I will be back tomorrow.
Take care and stay safe with this rotten weather even though it's actually not rained here for 2 whole days now!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx