Saturday 12 April 2014

Beautiful Butterflies and a Tip!

Hello friends
Today I'm sharing with you a project I created for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,
I've done a step by step tutorial on their blog if you fancy a visit...
The butterflies are made using the new 3D Foam Butterflies and I've 
used gilding flakes in gold and silver - easy and fun to do. 
This would work on any 3D foam shapes - imagine the possibilities!
Also included in my frame is Sprigs and Blooms Three.
The frame was a £1 shop purchase - always worth looking in those shops
for crafty bits and bobs.

Marg asked yesterday if I had any advice on how to stick down the
very fine die cuts, for example the sentiments. 
Yes - I have a tip for you - in fact Fine Tip Glue Applicators -
these allow you to apply a 1/2 mm of your chosen adhesive - perfect for sticking
down letters, foliage and all things fiddly! 

The applicators are empty for you to fill and PVA based glues are recommended -
I use Cosmic Shimmer
They come with a special treated pin to insert into the top that will not rust and
a handy hint is to store the applicator upside down, pop it into the lid of a liquid detergent bottle! 
 The Fine Tip Glue Applicators are available on the website here.

Hope you all have a good weekend planned, I'm going to be at the shop
and also thinking I may have to do some gardening - Bella likes to help!
Take care friends.


Janice said...

Morning Christine
I love your frame today, it's so pretty and so 'you' of course with the butterflies!
I'm off to Ally Pally today with my sister and a friend, so looking forward to a 'crafty' day!
Enjoy your day too.
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Hi this creation - gorgeous! Tom & I are in last night & Ally Pally today, can't wait! X

Valerie said...

Sounds like a full on week-end Christine. There is so much growing in the garden and not always what you want. Valerie

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. What a super creation you have presented to us today ~ I love the gilded butterflies. Thanks also for the tips on how to deal with sticking down fiddly bits!Enjoy your weekend. Hugs,
Maggie x

PharmacyMichele said...

What a lovely creation, great idea for the butterfly.


Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What a pretty frame especially with the gilded butterflies.
Thanks for the info on sticking fiddly things down.
Enjoy your weekend.
Love Val in Spain x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a great project and not expensive to make, love your little butterflies.
Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the framed picture butterfly's are a must ...
Happy Crafting ....x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, A fabulous frame, loving it !! The fine tip applicator sounds great for the more intricate dies, you could also use the spray adhesive from Crafter's Companion 'Stick and Stay', it works beautifully.
The weather doesn't look very bright today here, I'm off shopping shortly. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday at Church and we are reading 'The Passion' play, which I always find really 'moving', then we are having an 'Eggstravaganza' fundraiser straight after the Service, we are having jacket potato lunch and 'raffles' etc, I'm having butter, cheese and beans on my jacket (I'm greedy haha). Here's hoping your weekend goes well, Bella will love to 'help' if you are gardening !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Hello Christine
Thank you for replying to my asking for tips on fiddly things, very helpful! Love Butterflies Christine, I use them on nearly every card I make..I have quite a collection of dies now!
Have a lovely day!
Take Care
Love Marg

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good Morning Christine
Thank you for the 'tip'. Have ordered mine.
Enjoy your garden - I have trying to get mine under control this week. I can't believe how wild it has got.
Enjoy your weekend with Bella and the boys.
PS Love the butterfly frame. Could you die cut paper that has gilding flakes on it?

nattyboots said...

Wow what a lovely frame ,i am away this weekend so will be having a look around the charity shops for any crafty bargains .
Take Care
Elaine H

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine , love the frame very pretty. love Jean Z xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What a lovely picture.
The butterflies look so pretty. Pound shops are great places to get so much stuff, especially if you are on a tight budget like I am : ) I have using 2 Fine Tip Glue Applicators for the last 18 months, they were recommended to me by a card demonstrator, and I would be lost without them I have one with PVA in and the other, which I use on most cards has Pinflair Bookbinding Glue in. It never clogs, dries quickly, doesn't cause bleeding, it is brilliant glue and using the Fine Tip applicator means that I have total control. They make the perfect pair. Also want to add that my delivery of the Tips was very quick. No, I'm not connected ton either product, just a very happy customer : )
Have a good weekend, enjoy the gardening, with Bellas help! Take care.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Lovely frame. I made some for mothers day but they were the box frames similar to what we made in your class last year

I too have the fine tip applicators and they are fabulous

No crafting for me this weekend as my Grand Calibar has broken and my plates are jammed inside with a spellbinders die so I am a happy bunny today


hazel young said...

Love the butterflies, glad some one asked about glueing fine detail things as I do struggle with that. Have a great weekend hopefully im off to the allotment tomorrow to pick rhubarb and do some work xx hazel

hazel young said...

Love the butterflies, glad some one asked about glueing fine detail things as I do struggle with that. Have a great weekend hopefully im off to the allotment tomorrow to pick rhubarb and do some work xx hazel

JJ said...

Beautiful Christine, very pretty.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your frame is lovely,the butterflies look wonderful.
Thank you fot showing us the fine tip it is a must have.
I hope you have a great weekend. Take care, x.

Lacelady said...

Just got back from Belfast Craft Show yesterday, was great fun, I've bought loads and loads of card, storage boxes and envelopes, as they are what seem to cost a lot to get shipped to Ireland.

Worn out now, so I'm sitting with my feet up and a cuppa!

utilitygirl said...

I love the frame Christine - it would make a nice card too. Have a good weekend. Hope the rain stays away.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. What a pretty frame. I'm off to Ally Pally tomorrow and hoping that they'll have some stock left. Always a really exciting day. xxMargaretxx

Laura O said...

love the frame and a cool idea to cover foam shapes.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Saw this yesterday on the blog & loved it x

LoraineC said...

Beautiful frame Christine, thanks for the tip with the applicator I have a rusty pin sticking out of my cosmic shimmer!! Off to watch my son run the London Marathon tomorrow, enjoy your garden x

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