Saturday, 21 April 2012

A little charmed


Welcome back.

Thanks for popping along today.  We still have wet weather so great for doing a bit of crafting.

This morning I had a quick look at Less is more and thought Oh my!  What put me in a tizz?  Well this week we are being asked to use a charm.  Now Stampin' Up! do a lovely range of charms in the Spring Mini Catalogue (only available until the end of April).  They have keys and crowns, super for lots of projects.  So what's the problem?  I don't have any!! 

However not to be out done I've made my own charm.  Tiny Tags has a super set of little stamps and I really love this little heart.  I embossed it in Silver Embossing Powder and cut it out.  Then cut out another two hearts in plain card, sponged the edges with Basic Grey and sandwiched together with the embossed heart.  I used my Piercing Tool to  make a hole through the layers. 

I had some wooden hearts already stamped in Rich Razzleberry from the I {heart} hearts stamp set.  So I cut them out and attached them to a Whisper White panel.  I attached some 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon.  Then attached my little heart charm with some Linen Thread which I had sponged with Basic Grey.

The little sentiment is also from Tiny Tags. 

The main panel is corner rounded and attached to the Rich Razzleberry base with Dimensionals

Hope you are having lovely weekend whatever your weather.  x


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Stamp - I {Heart} Hearts, Tiny Tags
Other - Silver Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free paper sets from Aprils Gift with Purchase Event that you would like if your order reaches £45!




35 comments:

Fiona said...

How resourceful to make your own charm. Well done, it's a lovely card.

craftattack said...

Lovely card and charm! Valerie

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Aileen, and I think your little charm is just super!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, a card plenty of love:D, i like these colours, your stamp and your charm are perfect a combo, well done.
A warm hug from Palma

Linda said...

Your self-made charm is so cool! Great idea. The wooden hearts are beautiful too!

Suze Bain said...

Love your pretty little silver heart. A lovely card. xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Now that was very clever to make your own charm and "love"ly it is too! and so too is your card x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Aileen, love the charm
Margaret x

M said...

Really cute card. Love the simple colour combo. M x

Bonnie said...

Oh, Aileen, I love your little charm! It's much better than a bought one, I think. I haven't bought any of the SU charms either since I had bought some before SU even thought of them and I've never used them.

Scrapmate said...

A pretty card, I like your handmade charm.

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Annchen said...

elegant and so lovely

Linby said...

I love the wood effect hearts, and so clever to make your own charm, perfect.
Linbyx

Mandi said...

FAB card, terrific charm, the frist handmade one
Great stuff

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Aud said...

What a lovely card I just found your blog threw less is more challenge blog, you have some beautiful cards on your blog. Aud x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very classy card Aileen - love the handmade heart charm. Well done you!
Sylvia x

Darnell J Knauss said...

So clean, so charming, so well-executed! Love!

Jenny said...

Great idea to make your own charm ! It looks just like its made of metal.
Gorgeous card, love the wood grain hearts :0)
Jenny x

Carole said...

Very elegant and lovely. How delightful that your charm enhances your card, just FAB!

Lynne said...

Super card and well done on making your own charm, it`s fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your homemade charm is gorgeous Aileen and I like the way you've attached it to the strip of card stock! Vicky x

Anne said...

How clever to make your own charm! Like the woodgrain hearts too...

Victoria said...

Terrific idea! I am looking to make my own too as I don't have any of these charms... was really tempted but decided to go with a new embossing folder instead.

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on making your own charm! Great card, very LIM :)

Susan said...

Aileen, your creativity is fab! I've always heard that "necessity is the mother of invention"! Looks like you've proved it with your great card!

Faith A said...

Oh! clever you, this is gorgeous and the charm is perfect

Viv said...

Super card and charm Aileen , well done :) Viv xx

sarah's little snippets said...

Well done on making your own charm Aileen! It looks fantastic, such a clever idea. Love your card :) Sarah x

Daen'Ys said...

Such a sweet charm and self made moreover!!
A very beautiful card.

Daen'Ys

Diane said...

Classy card, so stylish and your charm is brilliant.
Diane

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