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Sunday, 10 August 2014

HANDMADE BUDGET BIRTHDAY CARD

It's my friends birthday soon , and I didn't want to spend too much money, so instead of wasting money on a card , I decided to make one . Its surprising what different materials and old bits of card you can find lying around the house .  I didn't need to buy anything as I already had all the materials ! 

As you can see ..its soso simple ! The design on the inside of envelopes is so detailed , I might use envelopes for craft a lot more in the future !


Charnicola

Monday, 4 August 2014

MANDALA INSPIRED DECORATED PAPER WEIGHT


Pebbles are great . Don't get me wrong . But this decoration really does add character to it and makes it all much more exciting ! Its simple and easy and super cheap , so why not ! 
You will need :
  •  A clean reasonably sized pebble 
  • A sharpie 
  • Some nail polish if you would like to add a little bit of color to yours 
  • A pencil
  • A print out of a mandala pattern from the internet ( see the bottom of the page for some examples  )
The steps are so simple , I almost feel silly writing them down ! 
  1.  Draw the mandala pattern onto your pebble with pencil . 
  2. Go over this with sharpie 
  3. If you want to add some colour into the spots , then apply very carefully with nail polish .
Tadah ! I never knew a pebble could look so cool ! 



Mandala examples :

Sources: Mandala 1 , Mandala 2 , Mandala 3 , Mandala 4.


Charnicola

Saturday, 26 July 2014

WELCOME TO MY BLOG

HELLO,

My name is Charlotte and I live in a small town in the UK . I have always loved being creative and making things so I have decided to start a blog so that I can share all my crafts with you.

One day , a lady saw me sewing a brooch and stuttered to me ,' I'd buy that from you.' No-one had ever said this to me before so without thinking about money or possible business , I said to her ,' Why not make one ?' She seemed reluctant but I managed to convince her that making things was so much more worthy than buying things . Its like you buy a football , but the real pleasure and fun comes out when you play with it. Okay , that was a bad analogy .

Whilst crafting takes time .. you end up with a product which is so unique and beautiful . It might not be as perfect as things bought in shops ... but that is what makes it so great !! YOU made it , only YOU have it ; there aren't millions of robot copies across the globe , and YOU made it with love and care .

So my FIRST CRAFT IS COMING SOON . Hold onto your seats ... or atleast pretend to anyway

Good night my fellow friends,

Charnicola





Maybe I should have sold the brooch .