Saturday, 16 July 2011

Christening cards

Hi Folks!
What a dreadful day it's been today, rain, rain and more rain.
I am thinking of my poor Daughter and her friends camping this weekend in the Cotswolds....swimming more like...lol
Anyway i thought i would share these two commision cards with you today.
A bit odd to say the least, but i was asked to make 2 Christening cards, one for an adult and one for a 7 year old.

The theme was pink and pearly, and the child likes Princesses......Hmmm!
 what little girl doesn't?
But for a Christening???
Anyway i came up with a LOTV christmas Angel praying and disguised the Holly head garland with Roses and coloured her in pink.
The adult one was a bit simpler, with a Cross.
The purchaser was delighted, so i must have done something right.



Tuesday, 12 July 2011

WOMAN'S WEEKLY MAGAZINE CRAFT FEATURE

Hello folks!
I am proud to announce that i have had my Doilies featured in the Womans Weekly magazine this week.
Magazine dated the 19th July.
They asked me to be their supplier for the article.
There is a double page spread with some really great uses for Doilies.
If you would like some Doily inspiration then go and grab a copy.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

DOILIES TAKE THE HEAT...

Did you know that all my Paper lace Doilies could be Glitz up?
Well now you do!!
I love Doilies, all the beautiful intricate and delicate designs they come in as well as the shapes and sizes.
Usually they come in plain white (the most practical and useful colour) i know.
But sometimes you want them to match up with a colour scheme and that's where i like to play.
I have used all sorts of mediums, from Promarkers and Distress Inks to Acrylic paints and glimmer mist.
well i was having a play (My usual Sunday morning pastime) and had a Bright spark moment!!
why not try to heat emboss them!
So i got a few of the most fragile and intricate ones and hastily coated them with Versamark and poured the glitter embossing powder over them.
I was thrilled with the result..
so now I can add that all  my Doilies can be heat embossed too...Smashing!!
Here are the pics of my experiment.
Would love to hear your comments.
Hugs
Helena x









Saturday, 9 July 2011

BUTTERFLY NAPKIN RING / PLACE NAME SETTING

Good morning folks!
I hope you are all having a lovely lazy weekend.
I want to share this little creation with you today.
I know more and more Brides to be are making their own wedding stationary like Invitations, place settings, flower arrangements etc. Its hardly surprising considering the cost of such things.
I was playing around with a few of my dies and punches the other day, and came up with this idea for making Napkin rings/place name settings in one.
I hope you like it.
If anyone is getting married and wants to have a go, i have the butterflies and border strips for sale on my website and also in my eBay store





Saturday, 2 July 2011

21st Birthday cards for a male

Good morning folks!
And another fine and sunny one it is at that.
Today i would like to show you a couple of cards i have made.
They are for a 21st Birthday for a young man, and the theme was to be Blue.
Now i will be the first to admit that i am not all that when it comes to making cards for men folk.
No flowers, lace, pearls, and all the other pretty bits that one would like to use.
Plus i had a real stinker of a headache when i had to make them which probably impaired my creativity.
Anyway this is what i came up with.