Sunday, 13 January 2013

peg magnets


Yesterday Julie and I went to Monica's training day at Peterborough - swapping is a very popular part of the day, and I was determined to actually take some this time. I only had one of the new SAB sets, and not enough time to play with it, so used main catty items instead. While starting on a mammoth clear-out of the craft space - no, nowhere near done yet!- I found pack of large pegs bought sometime last year, and a roll of magnetic tape, so decided to use these. They were really easy to make - basically just cutting small strips of dsp - the lacy one was from the fan fair set- and gluing onto then pegs, then trimming once the glue was dry. I stamped the pleasant poppies background stamp onto white card, coloured the poppies using calypso coral and lucky limeade markers then used the 1 3/8 circle punch to punch  out parts of the design. I used glossy accents to cover the poppy circles, partly to waterproof it and partly to give the circles a bit of extra strength - it was easiest to glue the circle onto the peg first and then add the glossy accents! A small strip of magnetic tape on the back finished them off.
I didn't have enough pegs, so hopefully went back to the supermarket they came from , only to find they only had plastic pegs now.............fortunately, there was a poundshop opposite which did have wooden pegs, even if they were smaller (and also cheaper). These ones I covered using the dotty dsp from the paper stack. The flower is from the fabulous florets set of stamps - a set I wanted since seeing it on Michelle Zindorff's blog well over a year ago, so delighted we now have it over here-stamped in midnight muse on white, then cut out and glued onto the peg. I did these ones in rather more of a rush, and obviously didn't let the ink dry for long enough before adding the glossy accents, as some of the colour has bled - the new ink pads are VERY juicy!
Have got a boxful of swaps to sort out now, will have to be careful with the ones that have cookies or chocolate in (take photo first before attacking contents!) and also some projects to finish off...............a lovley day, and hope that the ladies from Yorkshire got home safely (they were up at 5am to get there in time!)