Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Not just 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: - AG 16/9 - 14 something feminine - 48 AG - 12/9 AG - Sept, anything but a card


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

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

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

  4. 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.
    lorraine x

  5. 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

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


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