vrijdag 19 augustus 2011

Musical Peter Pan

I'll be gone from now until Friday on a musical internship, like last year,
if you remember my posts about Whistle Down the Wind on my personal blog (part 1 - part 2)
I don't have any posts scheduled for this week but here are some blogs which are really interesting to read:
http://www.violetlebeaux.com/ : diy - tutorials - reviews - deco - homecrafts
http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/ : diy - tutorials - homecrafts
http://www.sweetandtiny.net/ : deco - lolita
http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/ : diy - fashion

Hope you all have a nice week!

woensdag 17 augustus 2011

Sophie & Toffee Review 2#

And here's another Sophie & Toffee review.
Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Sophie & Toffee, but I will give my honest opinion on these products.

First up,
Rhinestones, pearls, 2 cups, a little cabochon sweet and clay.

Grace clay (click), after using it one time

The explanation on the website says "to either warm the clay in hot water or with a hair dryer before use". I'd recommend using a hair dryer, it goes much faster to heat up the clay and won't make a mess (I spilled water everywhere ^^') And make sure it's warm enough or you'll have trouble piping it, or even getting it through the piping tip and make a mess (again).
After using this, it dries nicely and it has a great finish! I can't show you an example of this though, as my niece got the result and I forgot to take a picture ^^'. Here's a link to All About deco's website where you can find reviews about this clay: click

Chocolate cake cabochon (click)
It's cuter than the pictures ^^

Clear Scallop cup (here and here)

And lastly the pearls (I love pearls!!)

Cream White Oval Faux Pearl (click) and Pink Half Pearls Cabochon (click)
Some of the pink ones have dark spots on the back but they aren't noticeable when used.

Cream White Half Pearl Cabochon (click) and Pure White Half Pearl Cabochon (click)
The cream ones are really small! Perfect to fill up spots in your design. Some of them are stuck together but are easily broken loose.

Red Half Pearl Cabochons (click) and Black Half Pearl Cabochon (click)
The colours of these two are wonderful, especially the red ones, it's even more cherry red in real life than on the picture.

Sophie & Toffee  gave me a code for my readers, so if you like to order from them, fill in VALERIE10 and you'll get 10% of your purchase. Oh and they also have a mailing list where they organize different sales and discounts so be sure to subscribe to that too if you like

This post is crossed posted to riechanster.blogspot.com.

maandag 15 augustus 2011


Remember the items I received from Sophie & Toffee?
Well I deco-ed something with them, quite a while ago but I recently took some pictures to show them to you guys.
This used to be a white old smudgy mirror from my mum which was laying in her bedroom as long as I can remember. I took it, cleaned it, sanded the outside and painted it black.
Then I deco-ed it, the big button and the white rhinestones are from Sophie & Toffee, the flowery things are scapbooking supplies where I pulled off the white sticky thing in the back and applied them with two component glue. This will be a gift for my mum.

And another mirror, this one began as a silver piece but also painted it black after sanding it. The sanding is very important 'cause else the paint won't stick to the plastic or metal you're about to deco. And it will result in stripes of the underlaying colour coming through and your paint will be gone after a while.

(I took this picture just a minute ago, as you can see it's a bit dirty, I took it with me to sea so sand everywhere :D)
Sophie & Toffee  gave me a code for my readers, so if you like to order from them, fill in VALERIE10 and you'll get 10% of your purchase.
This post is crossed posted to riechanster.blogspot.com.

zaterdag 13 augustus 2011

New commentsystem!

I installed a new commentsystem so it will be easier for me to reply to your comments or answer any questions you might have.
Hope it works ^^

zaterdag 6 augustus 2011

Recycled newspaper into clay?

Yes please ^^ It may sound as I'm talking about Papier-Maché but Kerous from the blog Tangerine Taiyaki didn't use any glue, instead she used a blender and flour.
If you want to read her whole tutorial,
take a look on her blog here: Recycled Newspaper into clay!