Saturday, 19 August 2017

Romantic Altered Matchbox {Swedish House Crafts}

It's time for me to share the first of my Design Team makes for Swedish House Crafts - and I could not be more thrilled! I could not have been happier with the selection of new (to me) collections that I received to work with - lots of romantic colours and textures; new and interesting stamps; amazing dies and some really lovely embellishments!

Swedish House Crafts are UK based, so if Gummiapan, Magnolia Stamps, Maja Design, Pion Design, Reprint and Roxstamps are all new to you, then it's well worth a visit!

The first make I have to share is this cute, little 'Romantic Altered Matchbox'. I used to make these little lovelies *all* of the time, but I haven't made one for so, so long!

The base of the matchbox is covered in one of the small florals from the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection (shown below.) You can see that I've also used the same floral to cover the inside of the drawer. It's so soft and delicate. I'll be so sad when I have used it all!

Once the base was covered, I started to add embellishments - the best bit! I used more of the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection with a Gummiapan Die (Rounded Large Twig) to make some leaves, then added a few hand-cut and coloured leaves to add a little depth.

I added some of my own handmade linen and lace flower embellishments, then tucked in some beautiful Coral Pink/Primrose Paper Flowers and Vintage White Paper Flowers to add a little colour.

To finish, I used more of the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection to make a butterfly embellishment and added a Large Round Brad to the drawer for effect!

I'm so happy to have re-kindled an old love - and I'm sure that I'll share more matchboxes! In the meantime, head on over to the Swedish House Crafts Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Pretty Papers Pocket Letter {It's Arrived!}

After last week's Sunday Sneak, I had the lovely news that the Pretty Papers Pocket Letter arrived at it's destination safe and sound - and that it was well loved! This makes me so, so happy! I've only had two letters that never made it to their new owners but, honestly, I worry about them all while I'm waiting to hear that they've arrived. It breaks my heart a little to think that someone would be disappointed. And, of course, each and every Pocket Letter that I create is my new favourite :)

This one was made with a combination of elements from two of my favourite collections, from Maggie Holmes and Elizabeth Kartchner. I love the whimsical elements and the happy colours.

The little section in the centre is easily my favourite bit of the whole letter. it has a cute, little label, star sequins, stitching, and a lovely little flower! *swoon*

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pretty Papers Pocket Letter {Sunday Sneak}

It's been a little while since the last Sunday Sneak, but it's been difficult to fit in Pocket Letters while it's been a wee bit busy (understatement of the century) at work! But, I've had a little time off recently and I filled it (to the brim) with crafting, so I have a lot to share over the next few weeks! 

First, there's a little sneak, or two, of a 'Pretty Papers' Pocket Letter, that I sent out this week. I'm so excited about this one, as it features a lot of Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy. 

This little section (shown above) is easily my favourite bit of the whole letter. Who wouldn't love cute labels, star sequins, stitching, and a lovely little flower? I can't wait until this one arrives at it's destination, so that I can share the rest!