Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Not just cards...new challenge at Diva's by Design Challenge blog..

Hello again,

I really love it when we have a challenge that it 'Anything but a Card', which is the new challenge launching today at Diva's by Design Challenge Blog. 

As part of the DT it gives me a chance to move away from the piles of digi images and stamps on my desk and think outside of the box!

This make was a request by a friend of my daughters and I'd love to share it with you....


The heart itself is made for off-cuts of flooring panels that my lovely husband cut into simple hearts for me...this one measures approx 8 inches top to bottom for a guide.
I covered it with high tack PVA glue and then added two pieces of scrap backing papers....that's the great thing about making these, you get to use up scraps!!!

TOP TIP - when I do these, once I've laid the papers over the glued heart I use my 'clean' brayer to roll over the paper to make sure that there are no air bubbles or bumps in the glue.  It also helps to get a really strong bond between the paper and the board.

I then let it dry before sanding the edges back (I use fine sand paper that I liberated from my husbands tool stash!).

I then used a font on my PC to write the personalised strip across the middle, cut it to a suitable width and then again glued it with high tack PVA.



With drilled holes for the string and the addition of a few flowers and ribbon it is all finished!
I really hope you like this make as much as I do :)

Don't forget to hop over to the Diva's by Design Challenge Blog to join us in 'Anything but a card' theme this time and I really look forward to seeing your crafty makes...and there is a fabulous prize from Crafty Devils.

Thank you for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment as I love reading your feedback :)

Happy Crafting

Sandie xx

Challenges I'd like to enter this make into are:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ - AG 16/9
http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/ - 14 something feminine
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - 48 AG
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ - 12/9 AG
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.ie/ - Sept, anything but a card

8 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous Sandie, love the papers and all the bling.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. This is gorgeous,love the fab design and colours.xxx

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  3. Love the papers on this piece! Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Sandie, the papers are lovely. Jayne x

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  5. Brilliant project Sandie, how wonderful to have such a kind hubby to have cut the heart shapes for you, the papers you have chosen are lush, a super, super make.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  6. What a lovely project.
    Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Anything But A Card" challenge this month. Good luck.
    Gwyneth DT

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  7. lovely idea, i like your recycling, thank you for taking part on Dragons lair

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Sandie xxx