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Sunday, 1 March 2015

New Challenge - Mother's Day/Anything Goes

Hi all, hope your having a
crafty weekend :-).
Wow we had some amazing Film (Inspired By) entries 
for our last challenge, remember
to pop back next week 
to see who the winner
and top 3 are.

Need more inspiration?  why don't you join us in our Natter page
on facebook, DT adds lots of inspiration plus you can add your creations
on there as well, we also do a swap each month.
Lisa also runs an online facebook shop which is
connected to her bricks and mortar shop, each day lots of new crafty products
are added and she also runs a pay at the end of the month scheme.
And if your a lover of Digi Stamps then look no further then our 
gorgeous digi's.

Now onto our new challenge 
Mother's Day/ Anything Goes

And now for some brilliant inspiration from our
design team.






















We can't wait to see your creations for our
Mother's Day/Anything Goes.
Happy Crafting
Kezzy :-)
xxxxx


New release

Well hello you lovely lot we have a few things going on today so make sure you check our challenge blog 

firstly its challenge day and our theme this month is mothers day you can find the challenge Here 

secondly we have a new challenge blog with our Digi Images thats started today over Here 

With out further ado here is what our fab DT have done with the new release's 
























Also a little secret we have a freebie image over on our Sugar and Betty Challenge Blog 
Dont forget to hop on over to the Etsy store to grab your images 




Thursday, 26 February 2015

TAKE LIFE ONE CUP AT A TIME

Hi Sandie C here, one of the Design Team members.  I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how I decorated the Laser Cut TEA POT and a matching coaster, both designs available from Lisa.

 

TEAPOT

As I have been getting messy with paint recently I thought I'd use paper for this project.  I chose a sheet from my collection of 12x12 and glued it to the tea pot leaving a small overlap which would be trimmed once the glue was dry.  I used PVA but you could use also DecoArt Medium, or other glue of your choice.  I added a contrast paper for the lid and once the glue was dry I gently sanded the edges to remove excess paper and neaten the outline.  

I inked the edges and on this occasion I left the words untreated as I love natural wood and the colour matched the that ink I used.  To finish I sealed it with DecoArt Matt Medium, and attached the words to the teapot using fine fishing line and strong tape.  A strong glue could also be used to attach the fishing line, especially if this is hung in heavy-used areas.

 
 
Finally I tied fishing line to the handle and the lid, so that it could be hung at an angle to give the effect of the teapot being poured.
 
 

 COASTER:

I used a blank MDF coaster from 'That Craft Place' and coated it with paint.  I used PaperArtsy Fresco (Guacamole) as this complimented the paper I was using.  DecoArt paint would also be  good for this project.

 
I also used a set of off-cut laser cut shapes to decorate the coaster.  These are sold by 'That Craft Place' in small affordable bags and I love using these in different ways.  In this instance I thought they would give dimension so I glued a piece of matching paper using PVA and laid the wooden off-cut shapes onto it, smoothing out any air bubbles. 

 
One the glue was dry I cut between the tiles with a sharp craft knife.
 
 
  
 

I trimmed and inked the edges of each tile, then moved them around on the coaster until I was happy with the position.  I then glued them on using Cosmic Shimmer as this is fast acting.  You could also use PVA or DecoArt medium .
 

To finish, I gave two coasts of DecoArt Matt Medium to seal.  I made this for decoration purposes and additional coats of sealer should be added if you wish to use the coaster.
 


With a box of special tea bags (and a mug too if you are feeling generous!) this would make a lovely Mother's Day present. 

All materials for this project are available from THAT CRAFT PLACE and I hope this gives you ideas for decorating your own.  Thank you for popping by. 


SUPPLIES USED:
Laser cut designs from THAT CRAFT PLACE - teapot, coaster, off-cut shapes.
Decorated papers to cover teapot and tiles
Glue - PVA or DecoArt medium for attaching papers.
(Please note: you could use the same glue for attaching the tiles, or use Cosmic Shimmer.  There is no right or wrong, just preference and what you have available).
DecoArt Matt Medium to seal (and to use as glue if liked)
Ink for edging
PaperArtsy Fresco paint.
Fishing line available from angling shops
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