Friday, 29 November 2013

Sparkly star for your Christmas tree.

Hi Friends,

To make this cheap and easy sparkly star for your Christmas tree:

Use a cookie cutter to trace the star (or any desired shape) onto thick card from a food box, and cut out. If you want a thicker effect, paste a couple of shapes together.
From old sheet music, or old book pages cut two slightly bigger shapes, enough to cover the card, and glue to the back and front.
For the glue, use half water and half white glue.
You can download the sheet music from here or here.
Use a brush to apply a thin layer of the glue mix over the top surface of the star. When still wet, add a bit of glitter.
Embellish with a tiny rag flower and a string bow.
Paste a piece of string, or a jump ring at the top to hang.

Now isn't that pretty?


Till next time, happy tinkering!


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Printables: Free Downloads for Ornaments, Banners, Posters and Planners

Hi Friends,

In my last two posts I shared Christmas gift tag printables and Vintage Christmas PrintablesThis is my third and last post on Christmas printables. Today, the focus is on ornaments, banners, planners and posters. I share the ones that really caught my attention.

To download, click on the link above the image. 

Starry Angels by Jenny Alsorts.

Card Angels by Toastie Studios

Paper Christmas tree and ornaments by Party planning center

Santa & Co by Mr Printables

Christmas Street Advent Calendar by Mr Printables

Printable Gift Boxes – Pickle Bums

Christmas Calendar Printables – HeyLook

Christmas Countdown Paper Chain Printable – The TomKat Studio

Holiday Gift Boxes & Tags – Blush Printables

Santa Advent Calendar by Kathy's Cottage.

Merry and Bright Printable – A Spoonful of Sugar

Baby, It’s Cold Outside Printable – Over the Big Moon

O Holy Night Printables – Capital B

Joy, Hope, Peace Printable – Simple as That

Christmas Subway Art – Eye Candy

Chevron Merry Christmas Printables – Design Dazzle

Scripture Word Tree Printable – Adventures of a Betty Crocker

                                  Noel Printable Christmas Banner – Sugar Tot Designs

Christmas Subway Art & Banner – Eighteen 25

Believe Printable Banner – At Second Street

Jingle Party Christmas Banner – Love Obsess Inspire

Christmas Planner Pages – Botanical Paperworks

                                 Jolly Holiday List – Allsorts

Hot Chocolate Party Printables – A Pair of Pears

Peppermint Twist Party Printables – Hostess With the Mostess

Gingerbread House Party Printables Set – The TomKat Studio

Fa La La Christmas Party Printables – Catch My Party

Vintage Christmas Party Printables – Sweet Little Parties

I hope that you found this post helpful. 
What has been inspiring you lately? 
What good finds have you made? 

Please leave a comment or just say Hi. I would love to hear from you.

Till next time,
Happy Tinkering!


Monday, 18 November 2013

Cactus Flower Granny Square, Pattern and Tutorial.

Hi Friends,

It is a beautiful summer morning here in Johannesburg, we had rain over the week-end, and everything in the garden is saying "thank you". Keeping tune with the bright summer morning, I have to share this beautiful Cactus Flower Granny Square by Bigu' Handmade with you. Click on the  image below to go to the pattern.

The pattern was inspired by the Cactus flower, and she achieved a good resemblance. Don't you think?

There is a photo tutorial and written instructions in Spanish, but Google translated it well. She posted a diagram of the motif. There are tricky parts in this pattern, but her tutorial photos makes it quite clear. 

I hope that you enjoy this pattern. Please leave a comment, or just say "Hi". I would love to hear from you.

Till next time, happy tinkering!


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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Vintage Christmas Printable's: Free downloads: Tags, Cards, Sheet Music and Paper Dolls.

Hi Friends,

In my previous post,  I shared 20 free Christmas gift tag downloads. I had good feedback about it, and hope that you found it useful.

This is the second delivery of free Christmas printables. 

The theme today is Vintage. I have selected beautiful gift tags, Christmas cards, sheet music and adorable paper dolls. Click on link above each image to download. Have fun using these for your Christmas crafts.

Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

The Graphics Fairy - Free Vintage Christmas Images

The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Kitten
The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Puppy - Vintage Gift Stamps

Call me Victorian  - Vintage Ladies Gift Tags
Call me Victorian - Vintage Map Gift Tags

Shopdelighted - Vintage Documents Gift Tags

momsational Vintage Valentine Gift Tag

blogspot Vintage Flower Girl Gift Tags
mysocalledcraftylife - Vintage Christmas Tags

Vintage Christmas Music Sheets

The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Christmas Sheet Music
blogspot Vintage Christmas Sheet Music
etsystatic - Vintage Christmas Sheet Music

etsystatic - Vintage Christmas Sheet Music

The Graphics Fairy  - Vintage Christmas Sheet Music

Vintage Christmas Cards

scannerqueen - Vintage Christmas Card

blogspot - Vintage Christmas Cards

indulgy - Vintage Christmas Card

altogetherchristmas - Vintage Christmas Cards

sweetly.weebly - Vintage Christmas Cards

Vintage Christmas Paper Dolls

hattonsgallery - Vintage Paper Doll

Until next time, happy tinkering!