Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Vintage wedding gift....

Craft wise the last few days have been quite busy... I do Pilates on Monday mornings and always catch up for coffee with my friend after class......So it surprised even me when I suddenly had a surge of creative juices flowing when I came home.... Good though because I had to sort my project for Thursday evening and it is not so much that I don't have the ideas - it's more of what they are capable of and would like.


So first up is this weeks project with a Father's day theme.... Notebooks and cards.....



I have prepared 20 of these for them to assemble and will do some more as I know they are always popular with my group.... what starts out as maybe a dozen people soon becomes over 20 when they see what we are making and more and more of the men now join in.


I covered each one of the buttons and then pierced the holes ready for them to attach with twine - velcro dots will act as a fastener for the notebook.

The snakeskin card is by Kaban and is really a lovely quality - looks and feels like leather. I printed the card with a vintage colour on my computer.

Next up is for the City Crafters Challenge this week... "Here Comes The bride"... A great challenge hosted by Cheryl Nelson and as the sponsor is none other than Kraft Kirsty ... the prize is some more of her lovely goods.




I chose to make a gift rather than a card this time ... a little vintage horseshoe......



Once again I have made my little flowers but this time with vintage music sheets. I won't pretend that this was not the fiddliest of things to make, because believe me it was! But I am pleased with the outcome.... And just in case you are interested.... No..... there is no tutorial for this as I make it up as I go. I started by covering stiff card with self adhesive glitter paper - I cut the shape using 2 circular nestabilities and it just grows from there... As you can see I added Tulle, ribbon, flowers, lace and glitter with some little hearts and pearls. Yep, fiddly!

And last but by no means least, I have another vintage card to share... this one was made for the Shabby Tea Room challenge - "Just For Dad".... Debbie always comes up with a great challenge and the DT have done some lovely cards... The prize is fabulous! Not telling you what it is - you will just go and take a look!

I lost my Dad nearly 40 years ago and still miss him everyday.....


Lots of little vintage ephemera ... with some distressed book paper for my butterfly.....





I dread to think how old that lil' button is..... my Mum and my Nana always kept sewing bits and bobs and heaps of buttons... nothing was ever thrown out without the buttons being removed first! Now I find myself soooo grateful for those habits - not sure why my Mum kept things as she had no interest or skill in anything to do with craft.... 
Well that's it for now my friends......
I hope you are all having a great day,

Till soon
Keep safe

Ros












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