I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tutorial for lace rosette flowers

Tutorial for lace rosette flowers
Take 2 strips of lace 
the 1st layer 10inches long (back) should be wider the the top layer 7inches long.

Depending on how many layers you want on your flower
 each layer should be wider and longer for the flower to work.

I have used florist 26 gauge wire for this project, 
but you can use a needle and thread if you can't get hold of florist wire.
1. Thread the wire through the flat edge of the lace

Best place to buy lace is Bluebellgirlcrafts.co.uk 

2. When you got to the other end, pull the lace into the centre of the wire.

3. Twist the wire to secure the lace, and trim off excess wire,
 leaving a 1cm lenght of twisted wire. so that the lace does not  come undone.

4. Do this with both pieces of lace,

Layer both rosettes on top of each other,
you can stitch them together to hold in place.
or stick them together with a tiny amount of hot glue.
(use a non stick silicone sheet) so that the rosette does not stick.

You can add all sorts of centers,
a butterfly

aapearl button

There are lots of tutorials on youtube, to make your own shabby chic buttons 

Folded Frame Tutorial

Folded Frame Tutorial
This is a lovely idea to frame a photo,
I saw it demonstrated on Create and Craft.
I have used a peel-off to add some detail to the folds of the frame
But you could use, a gold pen or stickles
or try punching the corners.

Cut a Sheet of Double sided paper (you need a heavy weight paper for this project, about 180 to 200 gsm)
Fod the paper in half then quarter. Don't crease it to with a bone folder.

Open paper out, and bring each corner into the middle and crease with a bone folder.

Sheet folded

With a ruler mark each triangle panel 1cm in. and draw a line.

All 4 tringle panels marked with pencil.

Using your ruler as a rest, fold back each panel.

All 4 panels folded back and creased with bone folder,

You need a 9cm square image, matted onto 9 and 1/2 cm Sq, background, and matted onto a 10cm Sq gold baclground.

Stick the topper centrally inside folded frame,
add a small strip of foam tape to each inside fold.
and fold each tringle shut.

Add a strip of foam tape to the outside folds.
and fold the tringles outwards

Turn the frame over and add a small foam pad to the tip of each triangle.

I have choosen a matching background, but to save ink, I have removed the inner Sq pane.l
see the tutorial on saving ink by cropping the center of printed matting layers HERE