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Thursday, 4 April 2019

GRASSES STAMPS CARD TUTORIAL

THERE BACK IN STOCK ONCE AGAIN



These stamps are super popular and we've managed to get our hands on them again ready for the 6th sell out!!!
So Here’s a small tutorial on the kind of card/cards that can be made using our products :
First of all let’s start with the basics things you may already have in your crafty stash.

STASH ITEMS:

Double Sided Tape
Glue tape runner
Scissors or guillotine
Stamp Station/Platform
White A5 card blank.

ITEMS IN OUR SHOP:

www.mycraftybug.co.uk:

GRASSES STAMPS:        £1 each and there are 4 options ( you will need all 4 to repeat this card).
WHITE CARD STOCK:   Available in 180gsm & 250gsm £1 for 10 A4 sheets.
KRAFT CARD STOCK:   A4 X 10 SHEETS £2.49.
 NATURAL INK PAD:      £1 each.
TWINE:                             £1 per metre
SILICONE GLUE:            £1.50 per tube.
GLUE TAPE RUNNER:   Available in repositionable & permanent £1.50.

METHOD:

1. Using the White card stock, cut out 4 squares approximately 7 cm x 9 cm ( this may change due to you card size. (we used an A5 card blank for this)


2.  Using a stamping platform,tool ( If you have one), stamp each of the 4 white squares with each of the 4 grasses stamps.

3.  Once stamped, matt each image onto Kraft card stock leaving a small border around the edges.


4.  Using the remainder of the Kraft card, put a full matt onto your card ( in our case slightly smaller than A5 by approx 1mm). Fix double sided tape on the back and add to card blank.

HINT & TIPS TIME !!! : PULL THE DOUBLE SIDED BACKING HALFWAY DOWN EACH SIDE, THEN POSITION YOUR CARD ON TOP OF YOUR BLANK AND THEN PULL THE TABS ONCE LAID , THIS HELPS FOR BETTER POSITIONING. SEE BELOW:
                              


5.  Place each square onto the card blank, using your tape glue runner or pen. Add a string off twine and a bow using the silicone glue and leave to dry. 



Voila a lovely natural card , this would be great for a Sympathy card,Thinking of you card or an all occasion card, It would also look great in a monochrome tone too.
you can add your sentiment too suit!




Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, shop now at https://www.mycraftybug.co.uk for the items needed.





Friday, 29 March 2019

TO QUILL OR NOT TO QUILL - THAT IS THE QUESTION??

DECOUPAGE or QUILL ???

So I recently found a gorgeous, preloved wooden tissue box in my local charity shop - its so waiting to be reclaimed refurbished and resold!!

I got it at a absolute steal,along with some super cheap embellishments too !
( always look at your local charity shops if they have a crafty section, you can pick up some great bargains & help someone less fortunate at the same time! )
Anyway I had a clear idea of what i was going to do with it then I tried Quilling
So I'm going to let you decide:

Do i Decoupage it? or Quill it?

*****Note images are not my images
the first image is MY OWN
the others are care of https://www.prima.co.uk
& from: https://www.dreamstime.com




WHAT DO YOU THINK????

WELL HERE IS IS.......
We went with decoupage and this is the finished result - can be purchased along with my other handmade items at Etsy.com/mycraftybug:


HOW TO CLEAN UP AFTER USING GLITTER???

I like to spend some time Podding (thrive online- great for promotion) or promoting my items and shop, but I also like to read other blogs and face book pages to share help, tips & inspiration.

I love sharing knowledge and read a lady's blog today about how much glitter work she has to to today and how she'll be WEARING most of it by the end of the day lol .
So it got me thinking..............

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAR UP GLITTER ???
How do you do it?

What tips could you share to help us clear up the shining stuff that does get literally everywhere???

BY THE way we do sell glitter at www.mycraftybug.co.uk

CRAFTING WITH DEXTERITY OR HEALTH ISSUES

DO YOU OR HAVE YOU SUFFER/ED FROM AN ILLNESS, DEXTERITY ISSUES OR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION?

So today I'm not pushing myself too much...... and I've seen this quite a lot on my fellow crafters & sellers blogs and posts .....so it got me thinking.....


I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia back in 2015 - the symptoms that plaque me mostly are Chronic Fatique &  Fibro Fog (forgetfullness), and aching joints and muscles.

So today has been what I call a P.C day, where I just promote and do paper work, as my bones are sore today.
I have though: also had depression and anxiety in the past and recently ( i have fortnightly counselling due to the loss of my mum, sister and brother in a short space of time) and found craft to be my saviour - so as I hit 800 likes today,I would like to see just how many crafty friends use or have used craft as a medicine?

or on the same level, what kind of things do you struggle to do now or find more difficult now that you have your dexterity issues or illnesses ?
XXXXX

Sunday, 25 March 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW GRASSES (2) STAMP
Craftiness Score *****
Time Score ***** (20 Min's)
Value for money ***** (£1.99)
Quality ***** a good crisp image 


available at: www.mycraftybug.co.uk

These stamps come in three options : but today we are working with grasses (2). the third in the pictures.


I thought this stamp was crying out for a monochrome look so here is how we made it.
Extra tools included: 
White Card
Black Card
Glue
Pearl flat back gems coloured with a Black Sharpie Pen.
Scissors
Poky tool for placing gems.
So firstly I stamped the image onto white card and it gave me a good,clean, crisp image.
I then mounted this onto Black glossy card. I also created my own border by cutting a 1" wide strip to place behind themounted image.  Once I'd added these to an A6 sized card blank, I coloured in some pearl flat back gems with a sharpie pen and added these to finish the look.





A great, easy classic Card to put away for any occasion.



Saturday, 24 March 2018

PRODUCT REVIEW ~ TIME FOR A BREW DECOUPAGE KIT ~ £2 + £1.00 p+p

IF YOUR LOOKING TO HAVE A STASH OF CARDS FOR THAT LAST MINUTE CARD THEN THIS KIT IS FOR YOU.

With a professional end look with the fun handmade elements this kit has it all. it looks good and has a glossy finish and its easy to work with:

CRAFTINESS RATING *****
TIME RATING *****
QUALITY RATING *****
VALUE FOR MONEY *****
Everything you need is in the kit: card blanks, decoupage die cut pieces, 5 envelopes and 3d foam pads.

heres the first card which comes together with its decoupage pieces:

3d foam pads

envelopes

seperate the card blank from the decoupage sheet

impress the fold of the card blank with a bone folder.


start popping out the individual pieces from thier holder sheet.


lay all pieces out to make sure non are missing and your happy with the build order.

We used small scissors to cut the 3d pads to size. or silicone glue for very small pieces.

build up each layer in order before adding to main card.

And voila!!! a finished card in minutes.

The whole set took around 30 mins to make and we had a sheet of foam pads left over.
and now we have a least 4 go to cards in a hurry.
We loved making this kit and highly recommend it and for AT LEAST 4 cards for £2.00 so will you!!

kit available at:
https://mycraftybug.co.uk/shop?olsPage=t%2Fdecoupage