Thursday, March 31, 2011

March National craft month: Last day!

A Thank You to All Blog Party...

This month was fun, challenging and full of discoveries.
I took the challenge to share as many projects and ideas as I could.
I discovered many great blogs with wonderful ideas.
I created more this month and learned new techniques.
I also did a giveaway and won one!

Now that the month is over, I am not sure if I will continue or not to blog as much.
It's not easy to find what your real purpose is!
As spring will show up more and more, I might take this opportunity to appreciate mother nature;
For me, This is a bliss to share my Love with Nature; It's also here that I connect myself and found inspirations:

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New little set and step by step.

Here is my newest creation:
A cute little set with a photo frame, a little treasure box and a coordinate switch plate in a beautiful colour combo:

Here is how to transform some decorative items into pretty little details:
Here are a few items I wanted to decorate to make a little set: A picture frame (with chipboard flowers for the embellishments), a little box (and then I added a switch plate)

First you need to prepare your items by painting them in white (it helps to get a brighter colour of your napkin); Then cut all the pieces you'll need in your paper (once again paper napkins are my favorite!)

When the paint is dry (you might need to apply 2 layers), you can modpodge everything!:

At this point I thought of adding a mat to my frame and I wanted it assorted, so I chose to decoupage it with the brown swirls; I don't like to modpodge on cardstock, so I used heat-n-bond to apply my napkin on it:

A little journey under my iron, a few layers of varnish and some pearl embellishments and voila!:

You can find my switch plate decoupage tutorial on my squidoo lens

You can find these items in my shop....

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Wrapping idea!

Today  I just wanted to share another way to wrap your gift;
Other than in a gift bag with some silk paper!

Give some fun shapes to your gift like this big candy!:

There is tons of gift wrapping idea on the Internet; check these few:

Pretty and sophisticated
Also featured on Sara Baig Designs)

Music note sheets are so popular right now!
(From Hannah: Rubies and pearls)

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bunnies Birthday card

Tomorrow it's my daughter's Birthday.
I made this card with different stamps and inks and added some little pompoms for the tails to add some dimension and fun!
and of course she likes Bunnies!
It's not the best card I made but it's still fun and handmade (and nothing too girly :D)!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Yarn Wreath

The very first time I saw a yarn wreath was on Etsy in this fabulous shop.
Then I saw more and more on blog party and realized that I had everything in stock to make one;
So I am sorry if it's one more for you but here is mine!...

As I am not a knitter, I didn't know how much yarn I needed and I had only one ball of yarn in a specific color!  

I finally chose to use the eggshell yarn to wrap it around my Styrofoam wreath.

Will I have enough yarn?...

It's a long process (you need to be patient!), it took me 1h30 for only wrapping it around and as it's a repetitive movement, it woke my tendinitis a bit...

The answer is...Yes I had just enough yarn to finish wrapping around; I was really lucky! Not an inch more, just enough!

I like the texture and flair of this yarn.

Now I needed to find  some embellishments;
I had these pretty little crochet flowers (from this shop on Etsy, yes again!); it was one possibility but I wanted some felt flowers.

So I made few felted flowers (here is a great video tutorial) and leaves.

added some ribbon and a iron patch dragonfly:

To secured and embellished the center of the flowers, I added some pins with colored heads and finally found a little birdie for the final touch:

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