Monday 16 February 2009

Oooh beads & charms!

Not really been one for beads or charms, mainly because I never find the beads I really want and I thought charms were dead expensive, the charms I had were like 3 UK pound for 3 but then they were gold plated! My secret santa Freyja sent me some wonderful "Old black beads" and they were fabulous and also some charms so since then Ive started to use them in projects more. Imagine my joy when I find some fantastic beads and charms on ebay and with a very small price tag! I also splashed on some swarovski beads (about 4 UK pound) and they are just stunning! Anyhow here's a couple I made with them.

First one is for Nicola who's just had a baby boy. I was waiting on the forever friends baby stamp but when it arrived its the size of a postage stamp so couldnt use it. Fancy making it that small!!

I like how the charms and beads just finish it off nicely without overpowering the image. This one has a clear glass heart and one with a blue stripe through, swarovski beads and silver heart charms. Coloured image with distress inks and background is cuttlebug baby on starburst stains.
PS.... Charms are from She is 100% for a reason! :)

This one is a sugar nellie Sweet Art Ebony stamp (Sweet n Sassy) Various background papers, coloured with distress ink and sakura glitter and finished off with a blue glass frosted heart and butterfly charm.

This is a valentines off Eefie to Ruby lol! Newtons Law bear stamp (I LOVE NEWTONS LAW!!!) with Bo Bunny papers, ribbon and some beads.

This one is for the black and white swap on crafty cardmaking, its off to India! Never posted to India before :D I love black and white cards at the mo!

And lastly the Triptych ATC's for Katys Corner swap. Not sure if I've done them right so will check before I post them lol! They are coloured with H2O's mixed with solar gold radiant rain, the front panels are cuttlebug swiss dots and the bird stamp is simple expressions the orient plate, embossed with moonglow EP.


Claire said...

Vix these cards are FAB! I almost bought that Forever Friends stamp the other day, wish I had now coz it looks great!
Any chance of a link to where you got your charms from hun? Need to replenish my supplies :-)
Take care and hopefully "speak"

Vixykins said...

Have editted post to include link to Boho Diva charms. They came in a little organza bag with some examples of other sets she has too which I thought was a fab persnal touch (and great marketting!)

I love that FF stamp claire, very versatile. I colour it with distress inks starting with Antique linen all over then build up shadows with vintage photo and whilst still wet I drop a touch of tattered rose on the cheeks.

Sheila said...

These are drop dead Gorg Hunny.. I'm loving the flowers & Charms myself keep sticking 'em on there the more the
Sheilakins xx

Jami said...

Beautiful Card! Your so talented.