Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Altered Canvas Bag

Altered Bag Accessorize
I have started to alter the bag I got from the carboot on Monday. I couldn’t believe it when I found that the straps actually come off, making working on them so much easier, how brilliant is that?
Altered bag Accesorize 1
I had a look in my ribbon box and found  this red polka dot grosgrain ribbon which is just perfect. I have glued it onto the bag with heavy duty PVA, turning over the ends so they don’t fray.  I know I could have sewn on the ribbon, but that’s not my style, too slow! And as this bag is a bit of fun, I am not planning on its longevity or durability!
Accessorize Altered bag
I was going to get a set of Accessorize pin badges (£3 for 4) to embellish it until Lisa pointed out that I could make my own ….doh,  I’d forgotten about my badge maker,…… so that’s my next job!

Football Birthday Card

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This card is made using the SMIRK for Him decoupage pad (£7.99) – it contains enough designs to make at least 24 cards.
Smirk Male Collection
I have used “real” grass for it – well almost, it’s the grass they use for model railways etc. I think it cost about £2.99 a roll from Hobbycrafts – it’s a nice little twist making very simple card just that little bit more special.