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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Make and Take

We have our regular crop on Saturday and I can't wait. When I say regular, we do our own thing ie: scrapbooking or cardmaking and I always do a make and take. When I first started the crop just over a year ago the m & t's were pretty basic though at the time I thought they were fabulous lol. But since I started doing the workshops (where we do 3 pretty involved projects) alternate months the m & t's have become mini projects and this m & t is no exception. I don't normally show the projects in advance but I was super excited when I finished it.
I saw this project on Chic' n Scratch Live! This is a fantastic site where I've got a few of my ideas from and then altered to suit what I was doing. It's a magnetic note board. I went to my local DIY store and B & Q but couldn't find the pieces of metal sheets I needed but managed to find them on ebay. Unfortunately I forgot to ask them to cut holes in them so had to improvise by sewing magnets into the ribbon. In the Chic' n Scratch video she punches the holes with her Crop a dile but I think my metal is thicker than hers and even though it's only 1mm thick, either I'm a weakling or she's super woman! I didn't want to break my Crop a dile so have ordered more with holes.
I had made some extra acetate butterflies (see tutorial below) and decided they would make fab magnets. I wanted to make a little note for her so stamped my little ladybug that Karen gave me and coloured him with my Prisma pencils...added the sentiment, mounted it on purple cardstock and voila!
I glossed up his wings with Glossy Accents and added a Swarovski crystal to the centre of the flower.

I made a few of the butterflies in different colours...this one is pink and purple. The make and take won't be exactly like this so I haven't spoiled it completely girls!
This one is for Nicole. I pick up her in the mornings and take her to the train for work so I'm going to give it to her then...I hope she likes it.
My workroom is calling me so I'll say goodnight.
Catch ya later x


Karen said...

Woweeeeeeee!!! I love it Kerry! Looks like I need to order some magnetic board now....I want one! Nic will be money's on her shedding a tear! xxx

Kerry said... tears but she loved it!!1 xx

Annette said...

Love it, you know how I am about butterflys a wee bit like you with ladybugs. can't wait for my stampin up order and I am really looking forward to Saturday AX

jandm said...

Really sorry I will miss it. It looks fab!

Kerry said...

Don't can always get the kit :-) x