Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Practice What You Preach...

Hi Everyone...the crafty list is fairly up-to-date for this week and I've been enjoying a little bit of twiddling my thumbs time...relaxing on the sofa with my furry bundle time but idle hands are likely to stray into the biscuit tin or sweetie box so I decided to put last week's Simon Says Stamp DT post idea into action..."practice what you preach Mrs" is my new motto and instead of binning the Stitched Squares left on my workdesk or popping them in a self seal bag and tucking them in with the dies which is what I usually do...I bit the bullet...put my money where my mouth is and made something
with the glass tiles I discovered during the post Christmas Crafty Clutter clear-out left over from a workshop many moons ago and when you're a copious coffee drinker like me...you can never have too many coasters. I wasn't entirely confident it would work but hey nothing ventured...nothing gained and if it was a complete disaster...you need never know.
So I started off by sticking the frames to the back side of Self Adhesive Cork Sheets...
I really had no idea how it was going to progress from here...with such a small surface to work on and the fact that lots of layers was out of the question...we retreated to our little den to mull over the problem...many cuppas and much munching later...Dina Wakley's Scribbly Birds flew into the cubbyhole and were stamped on to Tim's fabulous Plain Tissue Wrap with Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Collage Medium Vintage...making a super thin layer to attach to the backgrounds...
I coloured the panels with Distress Inks...a little bit of stamping...stencilling and paint splattering...
cut the birds out...fixed them down with Distress Collage Medium Matte...added Small Talk Stickers and popped them back into the frames...
and yes I did fix that wonky sticker before cutting them out and attaching to the glass tiles with Glossy Accents. And just when I was congratulating myself on 6 new cool coasters...
the Friday Girls arrived for coffee...snaffled 2 each and now I have none. With arctic conditions and lots of snow forecast for the next few days...I have a feeling the cubbyhole crew will be battening down the hatches and hunkering down in our crafty space and I have the perfect job to keep us busy... 
but I have a sneaky feeling another tag storage book will be added to the list of jobs to do...not complaining...just saying.
Hugs Kath xxx

13 comments:

Janette said...

Love them Kath and not surprised the girl friends snapped them up....take care not to blow away today, gosh it's crazy out there..x

Stamps and Paper said...

Kath these are fabulous and not suprised they got snaffled up by your Friday ladies...
We have beautiful sunshine at the moment down in here in sleepy Somerset but just awaiting the winds and freezing temperatures they forecast for us....thermal vest and knicker on me thinks

Anne

Christine Collins said...

A brilliant idea Kath, and lucky Friday's Girls, I bet they will treasure them. Looking forward to the sneak peaks.
Chris xx

Jane said...

How ingenious Kath no wonder they all found new homes. Keep snug...it's actually very mild today in the South...11c and I even tidied the garden. However it does appear this winter blast is on it's way x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Kath,
Oh no...all that work to create such wonderful coasters only to have them all snaffled!! Hay, that's what girlfriends are for lol. You did such a wonderful job with them it's no wonder they all vanished in a flash.
Keep warm up there in the terrible weather that's been promised.
Bejay xx

Loopylou. said...

oh but even if they are going they are so so so gorgeous Kath! I love them!! I don't blame the girls for pinching them! he he!!
hugs Lou xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh WOW Kath, these coasters look fabulous! I love the designs and cute bird. Enjoy your crafty time. It has been blowing a gale here all day with bouts of torrential rain then sunshine, don't you just love the British weather LOL, good excuse to batten down the hatches and craft.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

Sensible Friday girls!! Kath, they are gorgeous, so I am not surprised. At the rate you craft you will be able to make a few more soon enough - lol! We are expecting snow tonight, hope it doesn't hit you too hard.... Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

wow Kath these look amazing - I just adore them! You clever lady! Hugs rachel x

Sandra H said...

Ooooh l know where your coming from Kath regarding the biscuit tin!! so pleased you got out your coasters to make they are amazing l love the distressed look and the colours used and of course your amazing images so beautifully finished too! sending lots of love xx

jojo79 said...

Love these Kath - no wonder your friends wanted them

xx

misteejay said...

Super makes Kath - not surprised the girls grabbed them.
Snow showers are forecast for us this evening but they say it won't settle, just cause very icy conditions for tomorrow.
Keep warm & safe.
Toni xx

Kort og Søm said...

Love your coasters :)

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