Thursday, 2 March 2017

Happy March!

Hello lovely bloggers, a very Happy March to you all.......

I haven't been blogging for such a long time, although I
have still been card making! I have been using Facebook
quite a lot and also Instagram and have found these to be
beneficial to my little Etsy Shop. Do any of you use other
social media sites to display your works of art? If so
which is your preference?
I've just updated my header as I thought my blog needed
a bit of a face lift, I shall have to have a wander around and see
whats new with all of my friends, old and new! I've also
given my craft room a face lift too.....oooh and its sooooo
much better, I think I'm quite organised! The header picture also
shows off my new brick wallpaper :0))) xx
Now whilst I have been completing card and wedding
orders I have also been lucky enough to be on the design
team for Katy Sue Designs and would like to
share some of my new makes using their latest release
of moulds. If you follow the link it will take you direct
to their website!  You can also see some of my designs in my
new header picture......
So these are two of the dresses I made using their beautiful new ruffle moulds
its so versatile, there is a medium and small, I also made the flowers in the
upcycled lemonade bottle (see header pic) and the little frill around the rim!
all with clay, these moulds have so many uses! The clay I used is
hearty clay, I don't know if you have used it but its so very light
and ideal for cards and crafts, its quick to dry too! Once I removed
the clay from the mould I then squashed it with my little cake tool see pics....

   Medium and Small Ruffle Moulds

                        As you can see not much clay is needed and I only used half of the mould!
The moulds are also very flexible for ease of removing clay.

                                I made a small tight ruffle to replicate a petticoat and then an
                            additional two small ruffles which I splayed out for the frill of the

I then used the large ruffle mould for the top frill as this is longer and you have more to mould and shape the bodice into. 

Once I was happy with the shape (any loose bits on the sides I cut off with the craft knife)
I then used this beautiful heart shape mould for the bodice, You can make yours up with cards stock or fabric, felt etc; and the fun part is then adding, diamante, beads, pearls and making the dress to your very own style!

 I've added some gorgeous Roses to this dress just for impact (very Rock n Roll Bride) and then made                                                     a matching bouquet to add to the card.

Again the mirror was made using this beautiful Cameo mould, I just used the frame part and placed mirri card behind it!

                                        I thought I would make this dress an Halter neck design.

The possibilities would be endless with these gorgeous moulds, you can make Prom Dresses to match your own and put it in a box frame with the date and a picture of you wearing it! or maybe your bridesmaid dresses, onto a card as a keepsake Thank you card!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, any questions I will be willing to answer them, please just message me.  Happy Crafting, Sue xx