Crops and Retreats

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Frame it!!

So the weekend is long over - did you  have fun did you get loads of lovely new stuff. It was lovely to see you all - we do love to say HELLO :)
So today we have a FANTASTIC altered picture frame to share with you - made by the lovely Ruth.
Cut "Home Sweet Home" from  using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market die.

Ink the edges of the letters using Adirondak's Acrylic Paint Dauber in Snow Cap white.
Apply Acrylic paint directly to a plain wood frame.
Cut out various flowers, swirls, rectangle 4cm x 5cm, triangle for the roof, a door and window, a strip of paper using Martha Stewart Doily Lace. Ink the edges of the flowers.

Ink the edges of the house, roof window, door and doily strip with dauber.  Tie a bow onto a button and assemble house.

Take the back and the glass out of the frame, place the glass onto the backing paper and draw around it, cut it out.

Stick the letters to the backing paper TIP - use a toothpick to put the glue on and stick the middle letters of a word first and then the rest.

Stick the house, flowers and swirls to the frame, place the backing with Home Sweet Home into the frame replace the card and stand and close the clips.

Place somewhere in your home and enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

One of the BEST weekends of the year

is FAST know the FABULOUS weekend where scrappers and stores all get together at Ally Pally

We do hope we will see you there, we will be in our usual spot  STAND 24 

with the latest from Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Crate, Prima, Pink Paislee, Glitz, Echo Park, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Websters Pages, Kaisercraft, Simple Stores and more.

We have also persuaded the FABULOUS Hannah to design a Kit for you - we are sure you will love it is GORGEOUS so come on over and have a look you will not be disappointed. The kit will be available to buy at Ally Pally and will be  on our web site after the event.

there are more photos on Hannah's personal blog

If you want to make the stunning flower Hannah tells us how

Folded Flower tutorial

Punch 8 circles (mine are 2.5cm diameter) from double sided cardstock. Ink the edges. NB: Punch 8, even though the image only shows 6
Fold in part of the circle as shown.
Now fold in the other side of the circle to meet it, creating a pointed end
Shape the petals by curving them around your finger.
Now punch a larger circle (mine is 1 3/8 inches). Cut a slit to the centre of the circle.
Overlap the slit, creating a shallow cone, and glue in position.
Glue the petals around the cone.
Finally attach a button to the centre
See you at Ally Pally