Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Show and Tell" Time

Hi There Blogging Friends; I finally found some time to have a play with a packet of shrink plastic by the name of 'Shrinky Dinks', which has been sitting on a shelf for quite some time. My goodness; I am completely amazed at this stuff.

I decided to have a go at making some spare key tags so; I stamped some houses onto the plastic with Staz On Ink. Then; coloured them in with ordinary colouring pencils and used a shape template to cut them out. They were quite a large size but after a few minutes in a hot oven, they shrunk down to these cute little tags.

Here is a pic of how big the stamp and shape cutter was in the beginning and; the size the finished tag came down to. It has a complete zoom down affect and was a lot of fun to watch in the oven....must find some more time to make some more!

I also decided to give my Stampin' Up Punches a bit of love and used them to make up some coasters. I used Artists Gel Medium (love that stuff), to glue all the papers down. Then; did a bit of sponging with sequin waste and acrylic paints and finally gave them three coats of Jo Sonja's Matte Varnish. Fill a new mug with some chocolates or freshly baked biscuits add a handmade coaster, wrap it all in cellophane and you have a great little gift for someone special.
I've also been blessed with winning two giveaways last month. What a lovely surprise it is to receive such gifts in the mail. The first win was on Amy's Blog; The Crafty Book Nerd and here are the gorgeous items. First are two elegant tags handmade by Amy.....
then; some beautiful embellishments......
then; some lovely papers, butterflies and flowers.....
then; some gorgeous cards, stickers, trims, some fabric and more embellishments.......
and finally; some pretty notepaper and envelopes plus the sweetest die cut cards. How wonderful is Amy to send all of these pretty and useful items.....thankyou sweetheart!
My second win was with Wendy at Art By Wendy and I received this sweet handmade carry bag which was made by Wendy herself. What a darling little bag it is and just perfect to hang off the shoulder on a night out.....
Wendy also sent me a card with her own Art on the front and two equally gorgeous metal embellishments. Love you heaps Wendy....thankyou for your generosity. monthly tag swaps with Tee on The Altered Paper Blog are a joy to be involved in. The April tag theme was 'Easter', so this is a pic of mine which was sent to Jenny in Virginia USA.
Apologies to everyone for not putting in the back links to their blogs, but Mr. Blogger (who seems to be playing up a lot lately) won't let me do that to-night!
Life is Good.....!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh Nice Goodies! And I Love All Your Gorgeous Creations, The Shrinky Dinks, Coasters, & Tags!
    Nice! Hugs,Tee



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