Saturday, 15 October 2011

Shop till you drop....Hand Bag Template

you will need i sheet of copy paper for bag template 
5 pieces of A4 card stock and wet glue
papers to decorate and embellishments of your choice

make the bag front and back template
fold A4 piece of copy paper in half as in picture above

template for front and back of bag.. should look like this
 cut 2

sides of bag cut a strip of card @ 8-1/2" x 3"
score on 3 sides @1/2"

hand bag flap  cut a strip of card @ 8-1/4"x5"
 score @ 2-3/4" and  again @ 2" as in picturw

cut another side  panel 8-1/2" x 3" for hand bag as befor
then cut a strip of card for inside of bag flap 2" x 5"

base of bag cut a strip 10-1/2" x 3"
score 1/2" on both long sides as in image
Handle cut a 2" strip of card from full lenght of A4 card Stock

Assemble your bag with wet glue i found this the best way
 it holds better and gives you enough time to get the edges perfect

 first i glue the sides tabs to the either side of the base strip 
 then glued the bag front to the 3 sides
repeated this for the back
glued the 2-3/4" piece of the hand bag flap to the inside of the bag
then added the handle glued on the underside of the 2" area of the flap
glue and cover this with the 2" x 5"liner for flap
there you have your hand bag all ready to decorate as you choose
have fun !

if you do make one
 would you be so kind  as to link back to me  @
on your blog or internet
thank you
hugs linda xxx
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Friday, 14 October 2011

wow check these out

some fantastic new stamps and decoupage from Joanna Sheen
hitting our tv screens this weekend   saterday is house mouse saterday lol ....
sunday at 11am and 2pm the stunning Giordano stamps forest friends  and 2 beautifull decoupage set
here is the you tube of joanna show casing some sneaky peeps of the stamps with samples 
i know some of these little beauties will be popping in  my shopping basket
hugs linda xxx

Shop till you drop

ok the day has arrived...
12 mid day for the POTW on create and craft with Leann..

i had to do a hand bag for this stamp image... the papers are from the CD
matted onto core-dination card stock
flowers are from wild orchid.

well there you have it  over the week i have shown you all of the 12 stamps  and a small selection of papers from the CD
 I hope you have enjoyed your visits
 fingers crossed you might be the winner of the Blog Hop

hugs linda xxx
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Thursday, 13 October 2011

i caun't make up my mind

WOW just got electric back on !!!!! heavens knows what happened.......can cope with no light.....dont like no internet lol...
anyway i sat colouring this image got the backing paper planned they are the colours in image ....but the embellishment ???????
do i go Gold or Silver they would both work
oh dear i just dont know...........
hugs linda xxx
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Mince pie anyone?

isn't this the cutest image
it so reminds me of my eldest son..... when he was little.... he wanted to make some mince pies for his daddy.
well !........ lets just say the pastry was a tad grey by time he had done playing with it ROFL ...
never the less he made a mince pie...
i had to cook it and his daddy had to eat it!!!!!!! i must say it brought back some happy memories.... he was so proud of that mince pie !!!!!
he still loves cooking and makes some beautifull meals

i had knitted him a white jumper with a pale blue snow flakes on front he had a favorite pair of green cordroy trousers so had to colour the image in to match ....
i do hope you have enjoyed your visits as much as i have sharing them with you, i have had some fantastic comments that have warmed my heart Thank You !!!!! i do read everyone...
last sneaky peep tomorrow do drop by
hugs linda xxx
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one more sleep- sneaky peeps

 only one more sleep are you ready for the launch set your alarm for mid day on create and craft with Leann...
got my seat booked ........
a girly card today the papers on this cd are divine i coloured  the image with Spectrum noir pens matted and layered onto a doiley and pink mirri card cut out the star and bauble with die then backed them with more mirri added some flat backed pearls and satin ribbon all onto a 8x8 card blank
i hope you will pop in  again soon
hugs linda xxx
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

a Sneaky peep at Crafters Companion HQ

take a look at Sara's video  at HQ Crafters Companion
have you joined in on the blog hop to enter the Swalk Winter Cheers ..... be Quick!!!!!!!!!!! not long now for the launch  day ...
if you get time pop over to the gallery to see some fantastic cards that the Design Team  have sent in
 i was blown away!!!!!!!!!!! they are truly stunning............. here is the link
 hugs linda xxx

Jasmine in peppermint and pink

Hello again had another colouring session last night
here is one i can share with you today....
the Sugar Nellie new Stamp Called Jasmine i coloured her in with Spectrum Noir pens
for the dress i used the Aqua mint 179 with the blender that frog! got such a cute expression

im off to do some decoupage so sticky sticky day for me .... it's die cut so i can do it while im watching telly....
hope you have a good day what ever your doing
hugs linda xxx
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Day 6 Swalk Winter Cheer sneaky peep

hi there it's day 6 and the count down is on ............are you ready????

another of the SWALK Winter Cheers called Winter Wonderland.... how lovely are these images and the CD has some beautifull papers as ever from Crafters Companion
yet again i have hardly touched the surface on the cd .... i coloured the images in Spectrum Noir pens matted onto blue glitter card and added some die cut shapes in royal blue mirri made a few snow flakes and added card candi all onto an 8x8 card blank
sorry for glare from camera but i hope you approve of what i have made
thank you for popping by today i love reading your comments
hugs linda xxx
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

day 5- 1/2

hello it's me again
have you checked out the blog hop.... on crafters companion Blog ............great prize on offer
this is one of the 12 stamps and CD you could win........ why not pop over and join in there is still time!

i coloured the image in with Spectrum Noir pens
isn't she a darling and those little critters have Happy Feet im sure!!!!!!
bet you can see they are tapping their toes in pure delight to be coming your way soon well the 14th isn't long is it?
thank you for popping by this evening
hugs linda xxx
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New Stamps from Sugar Nellie

they dropped on my mat this morning by my lovely postie Bless him!
i had to colour her in this stamp is called Faye and Freddie... i used my Spectrum Noir pens
isn't she a dream !!!!!!!!!! im going to re stamp them and water colour them when i get time ...then put them in frames for Sophia's bedroom here for when she stays over with me...they are just perfect for a little girls room
thank you for popping by today off to do some more colouring
hugs linda xxx
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day 5 swalk sneaky peeps

hello again it's raining here today really dull and miserable ihope the weather is better where you are

im still feeling rough with this cold so a quick post
here is my card for today in orange and green...... i coloured the image first in Spectrum Noir pens
distressed the edge and matted onto core-dination card and one of the papers from the CD added some Die cut snow flakes card candi and glitter onto an 8x8 card blank job done
thank you for popping by today ....

oh did you join in on the crafters companion blog hop a great prize on offer
also if you have time try to check out the other DT ladies blogs there are some super cards on display they are all so talented
hope to see you back soon
hugs linda xxx
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Monday, 10 October 2011

Sneaky Peep Day 4-1/2

ok so im spoiling you now!!! though you might like to see Winter Cheer
i love this image reminds me of my gran!!!!!!!!
papers are from the cd that will accompany the 12 stamps from Crafters Companion SWALK range
hugs linda xxx
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Autumn Fairy in Spectrum Noir

hi everyone
im sat here nursing a stinking cold !!!!! didnt feel too good last night but didnt think too much about it!
silly me !! runny eyes runny nose and sore throat to boot........... it's very windy here today and chilly so im staying in doors drinking lots so plenty of running to little girls room lol .....

i though i would do some colouring with the Spectrum Noir pens........... here is what i have been doing a Autumn Fairy insprired by the changing colours of leaves here at the moment. just love Autumn.....
i thought the ground could be spotty to pull all the colours together looks like fallen leaves dont you think ?....
added stardust glitter pen to dress and wings and spread it out with a damp brush
hope you like ?
hugs linda xxx
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Sneaky peep day 4

hi everyone
here is day 4 of my sneaky peeps from the New SWALK Winter Cheers stamps and CD from Crafters Companion the new pick of the week on the 14th october ............
coloured in with Spectrum Noir.... i went for Burgundy and tan   think it works???????
added some squiggles with glue pen for  skate marks and covered with crystal glitter ....

matted and layered onto core-dination card stock in matching colours onto a backing paper from the CD ..
 the spotty ribbon and card candi are from joanna sheen the spray of roses i made are from wild orchid i hope you approve ?
have you joined in on the Blog hop yet???????
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx
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Sunday, 9 October 2011

day 3 sneaky peep extra

hello again good evening to you all
thought you might like an extra sneaky peep this image is called (Love you Sooooooo Much )
Launched on the 14th of October from Crafters Companion SWALK Winter Cheers

this time i went for orange and blues with the russet colour for hair using spectrum noir pens
i printed off 3 backing papers from the CD in matching colours...... the papers on this CD are stunning!!!!

cut up random shapes with the scissors mixed them all up
stuck them on to dark brown card stock with the Collall photo glue word this glue is darn good !!!!!!!!! i could get right close to edges and rub away the bits that ran out of the sides love it!!!! i normally have more on me than on card lol ....but not with this glue.....
i did some faux stitch edgeing on some of the papers and coverd in crystal glitter to add that touch of sparkle it's not showing in picture added the gingham ribbon and card candi all onto an 8x8 card blank
all be it winter cheer range of stamps i think this image would work at anytime of year
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx
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Sneaky peep 3 Time to Celebrate

hello again my friends day 3 of sneaky peeps

here is another from the Swalk Winter Cheer stamp set from Crafters Companion Time to Celebrate
 launch day is the 14th  October not long to wait....
i coloured the image with Spectrum noir pens mounted it onto gold mirri card then set about to make a back ground paper
i put a rubber bands onto my brayer (i might add its the closest i have come to doing a Babara Grey card lol)

rolled it in clear Versa fine ink then rolled over the paper sprinkled over some pink sparkly WOW powder heat set it
then went back over as befor but this time using Gold embossing powder ....i think it looks like party streamers ....... alittle different...what do you think?
matted onto some more gold mirri card then added the spotty satin ribbon and card candi from joanna sheen
this image will cover any party invitation you might need all year round...
did you join in on the blog hop??????? i do hope so
thank you for popping by today more sneaky peeps tomorrow hope to see you soon
hugs linda xxx
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