Hello my lovely Loopies, did you enjoy today's weather? Yeah? Well, get the good of it, cause its all ending tomorrow AGAIN. That is if you live in Northern Ireland of course. Grrrrrrr. As much as I LOVE living in beautiful Northern Ireland, there are times.........ohhhhhhh...........there are times, I could wring the neck of the weather man......poor Darra from BBC One Newsline! Ok so I am totally aware its not his fault, and there isn't exactly a Complaints Department for these sorta' things. But I'm getting completely frustrated with Summers that are grey and soggy wet and its soooooo grey and even puddles are starting to look lake-like! My cat is starting to sport a bloomin' sopping wet, dirty aul dish cloth look most days now!!! It is not a good look for her and her wee grumpy face is getting a bit hard to look at .........Nimbus is the only cat I know that has actual expressions that are so obvious. And I'm fed up looking pasty white and freckle-less! I look cute with my wee freckles all over my nose and face with my little blonde Pippy Longstockings plaits! Hello!!!!! Pippy Longstocking Plaits and cute freckles people!!!! The world is missing out on that look all because there is no bloomin' sun and heat in Northern Ireland.......are you getting my frustration here people??
I could complain and complain (and complain) about the weather here and it won't change a thing. So enough of my ranting. Oh by the way..........hubby says we are all nuts (all in good humour and jest of course!) Yep, I told him about my last post and the replies I had gotten and he laughed his head off and just so happened he needed to run out to the bin to put some bags in the bin.......just at the very second that I was bombarding him with the comments I had received. I told him he really should know by now that if you dare me to do something, not to do something or challenge me to anything.........its a pretty sure thing that I am going to do "it". Heehee. Silly man!
Anywhoodles, enough of my loopiness. Here's my creation for today's post. I saw the wonderful Sarah's bracelet on her blog, please click here for Sarah's blog, http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.co.uk/. It was a gorgeous bracelet and it inspired me to make my own with a little vintagy grungy girlie look. Thanks for being such an inspiration Sarah, I always love visiting your blog.
|I used Grunge paper (thanks Jean) and used a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The Grunge papers are held together using 2 eyelets, one on each side....boy I love my Big Bite, lol|
|On the larger piece of grunge I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. On the top piece I used Spun Sugar and Vintage Rose Glimmer mist. I added Mod Podge over the grunge paper to make it waterproof.|
|As I said at the top of my post, my flower WAS beautiful.....before I painted on stickles! Grrrr! Ack well, I will know for the next time. It still turned out ok. I'm gonna make more of these wee babies for sure.....watch this space....., heehee|
|It needs to be tighter around my wrist....just imagine the grunge paper section being tighter, but I love, love, love it. Its so pretty and vintage looking.|
Thats it from me for another wee while folks. Oh by the way, I will be uploading a tutorial on Youtube on how this was made. So look out for that. If you ever want to go to my channel, just do a search on Youtube for..........you guessed it.....CraftyLoops!
AMENDMENT.....IF YOU DON'T WANNA SEARCH YOUTUBE BUT WANNA SEE THE TIMELAPSE TUTORIAL ON HOW I MADE THIS CUFF, PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO BELOW.......I WATCHED IT AGAIN JUST FOR THE MUSIC, LOL.
CHALLENGES I'S LIKE TO ENTER
Simon Says Stamps - Anything BUT a card - 27th June 2012
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card, tag or ATC Announced 26th June
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Its all in the Eyelets - ends 24th June
Use your stuff - Make it by hand
Great Impressions Challenges - die cuts and/or punches End of June
Marks Finest Papers - Vintage (ends 23rd June)
Crafty Ann's - Its a girl thing (ends 22nd June
Crafty Catz - Embossing (ends 23rd)