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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Shabby Chic Tilda Wreath - Totally Tilda DT, & A Little Tutorial

Good morning peeps,
I really enjoyed a good old blogging session yesterday and managed to catch up with lots of lovely blogs. Thankfully I am feeling loads better, bizarrely I had this mad idea to clean the oven at 7.30am so you can tell those antibiotics are working lol.

Today is new challenge day at
this fortnight we would love to see

A big thank you to my lovely teamies for their "helpful" suggestions on how to help cure chest infections & how to help my chest grow, those girls are bonkers & do make me laugh lol.

For this challenge I have created a shabby chic wreath, I have added a little tutorial on to my post to help those of you who may be interested as I do get lots of emails asking how I have done things or what I've used so hopefully I can explain all as I go
I have added a couple of sweet little Tilda's to my wreath, Tilda with hanging heart (mini available here) & Tilda with hanging star (mini is here) from A Merry Little Christmas 2010 Collection. I have coloured these little cuties with distressed inks and stamped a Magnolia Sleigh Bells Ring sentiment from So Jolly 2009 Collection on a strip of white card which I've attached at an angle across the wreath and popped a little Tilda on each end.


 The roses are from Hobby Craft, the leaves are made with a Magnolia Rose Leaf Doo Hickey, both have been given the full glamour dust treatment for that lovely sparkle

The snowflakes are die cut using a Whimsey die and these have been covered with Twinklets Diamond Dust which has a gorgeous sparkle & adds texture to the snowflakes. I've popped a large American Crafts brad through the centre of the snowflake to finish it off and added a few little butterflies here and there
At the top of the wreath I've added a dried orange segment, a cinnamon stick and popped a little wooden button on it
On the bottom of the wreath I've added another dried orange segment and a bow in the same ribbon that I've used to hang the wreath. The pearl branch thingies are from my stash.

 I'm entering my wreath in the following challenges -
2 Sisters - Christmas in July, Allsorts - free & easy July, Secret Crafter - holidays, Crafty Emma's - Christmas, Sugar Creek Hollow - winged things, Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July, Dutch Dare - buttons, bows, brads & bling, Moving Along With The Times - favourite things (Tilda's, roses, sparkle), Bah Humbug - shaped cards/projects, Stamp Something - Christmas, Magical Monday - texture, Fun With Shapes & More - anything but a card

WREATH TUTORIAL

 I have a quick tutorial to share of how I made the wreath. I didn't intend making a wreath I was planning on making a hanging snowflake decoration but while watering my tomato plants in my green house I spotted the metal rings I use for making wreaths at Christmas using the branches off the bottom of my friend Helen's real Christmas tree, and that was that, I had a light bulb moment & started drowning my poor tomato's with the hosepipe while I was daydreaming thinking of ideas of  how I would make the metal ring into a Tilda wreath lol

The wreath is very easy to make but time consuming!
Ingredients -
1 x metal wreath ring (bought from my local garden centre)
Muslin fabric
ribbon
masking tape & double sided tape
images / embellies of your choice
As the wreath ring I used is metal & not new I didn't want any marks from the ring on the fabric so to protect the fabric I wrapped the whole ring in double sided tape and then went over it with masking tape.

 I cut loads of strips of muslin approximately 1" wide and 4 or 5" long. These are all really rough cut and it doesn't matter if they aren't the same size.
It's advisable to make a cup of coffee now and sit comfortably as this bit takes a while lol
I then started tying the muslin close together all around the ring
 When you have almost finished adding the muslin leave a gap big enough to thread the ribbon through to hang the wreath and keep adding muslin right up to the edge of the ribbon, don't worry about a gap where the ribbon is it will be covered as shown below
 When you've finished & covered the ring shake the wreath upside down just to fluff up the fabric from where you've been squashing it while tying the muslin on and you'll see the gap where the ribbon is is now covered just by fluffing the fabric. You'll be able to see now if there are any gaps that need a bit of extra muslin adding to it, if not that's it, all done, see I said it was easy lol.
 It's now ready to decorate as you wish.
I added all my embellies and Tilda's using Darice tacky glue which I ran out of part way through so also used Crafters Pick glue, these are both really strong glues and favourites of mine.
That's me done peeps, I will add this to my tutorial link on the top of my blog in case anyone wants a look at it at a later date.
Please pop over and take a peek at my lovely teamies gorgeous creations as always they have a fabby range of inspiration for you.
I must go and make a start on my Simon Says Stamp DT commenting, it's lovely to see so many entries but I had a bit of a fright when I realised how many there already are in the anything goes challenge, that will keep me busy for quite some time lol.
Thanks for stopping by

73 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful creation, it's very cute
    hugs linda

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  2. Such an aweful wreath Mandy....lots of work!...thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    xxx Margreet

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  3. Mandy a big WOW...this is stunning and I LOVE it....your amazing girl....really you are...lol...xxxx

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  4. Absolutely Stunning! I love the colours, decorations, in fact everything! Hugs Christine x

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  5. wow this is amazing x

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  6. Hi I saw on challenge blog this morning and xcame running for closer look but boo hoo not here so now i am a happy bunny you have posted and well worth the wait so glad you put the tutorial on and how clever are you. This is definately one i will bookmark. Thanks.Stunning work as ever. Sue xx

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  7. wow, this is totally amazing!

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  8. Hi just catching up on some blogs.Sorry to see you have not been well.WOW this is Awesome i love it you are soooo talented.Huggles xxx

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  9. OMG!!! mandy im proper jealous...lol.WOW WOW WOW....OMG...its stunning and i love the orange segments idea!!! Now u can come do my oven hun..lol xxxx

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  10. I love it!!! What a fab Christmas decoration just so perfect and so pretty!! Loving all your gorgeous detail and thanks for the tutorial!!!

    The berries on my last card where out of some little christmas sprays I purchased cheap after xmas thought that one day they would come in handy!!! Chanelle xxx

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  11. hiya sweetie
    this is absolutly stunning
    thank you for sharing this with us hunni
    have a great day, and lot's of fun sweetie
    hugs angelique

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  12. WOW this is stunning!! you make it look so easy too:) Sandra H

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  13. Good morning Mandy,
    Wow, wow what an awesome piece of art. It is just beautiful and a whole lot of detail. Wonderful.
    Happy Sunday
    Juie

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  14. Wow Mandy, it looks absolutely stunning!! This is such a great project but it must have taken you ages!! Hugs, Frea

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  15. I actually gasped out loud when I saw this. It is literally breath taking Mandy. Thanks for the tutorial I will give it a go. Hugs Sheryl x

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  16. Wow stunning Mandy just love this you are so clever,thankyou for the inspiration
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  17. this is stunning my dear!!! really love it
    xoxo BA

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  18. This is so gorgeous, absolut stunning.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  19. oh my!!!!! saw this briefly this morning before you posted but had to rush off to the Craft Show to buy some more stash. So pleased to come back to see your beautiful, inspirational creation, totally out of this world hun, just love everything. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter too, a pleasure to have your lovely work with us
    Hugs Kate xx

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  20. Hi baby girl you never fail to amaze me with your creativeness..oohh big word there.. thanks for the tute me brain cells are starting to whir..
    AWESOME creation sweetie yet another stunner.

    smiles blogging mummy xxx

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  21. Gorgeous Mandy really creative and beautiful. Your tutorial makes it sound easy I'm sure it wasn't!

    Thanks for sharing it with us and you favourites at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous Mandy, a work of art! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing with us.

    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  23. Absolutely stunning, thanks for the tute, you make it so easy......:))
    lotsa luv

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  24. Wow Mandy that is gorgeous. Your so very clever. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jenny xx

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  25. Wow, what a great wreath and love the little angel Tilda's on it.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  26. OMG you are so talented - can I buy some talent from you Mandy pls? This is stunning yet when you break it down you used tat from the garden he he!! Honestly its beautiful and so easily made by someone as talented as yourself he he! Have a good week Mandy and so glad you feeling better now! Sheila:)X

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  27. Wowsers Mandy, this is amazing. So pretty and detailed. Thanks for the great tutorial hun. Love it!!!

    Donna x

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  28. Totally stunning Mandy, your tutorial makes it look so easy, I bet it's not though, you've done a brilliant job, I really love it. xx

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  29. Wow this is stunning Mandy, love it and thanks for the tutorial. Are you sure you are feeling better, I think those antibiotics have addled your brain? Cleaning the oven at 7am indeed!! Take Care Debs xx

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  30. Hi hun
    wowzer a totally stunning creations, luv your wreath, fabulous tutorial, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  31. WOW this is gorgeous, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  32. gorgeous mandy! I love this ♥

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  33. Stunning project!! thanks for the brilliant tutorial and for taking part in magical mondays challenge!!
    hugs
    xMx

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  34. What a fabulous project for Tilda to hang out on. Thanks for the tutorial and for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  35. I can see you have been taking things easy Mandy .....lol what a gal you are. This wreath is totally fabulous and must have taken you hours and hours, but so worth it. Awesome, xx

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  36. Okay?!!!! you ROCK!!! Wow wow wow woman! You're amazing! This wreath is gorgeous and a LOT of work!!! Thank you for sharing this tutorial as well!!!! Brilliant!!!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  37. Oh wow, it's stunning. Thank you so much for your tutorial. I am so pleased that you are feeling much better :o)
    Jackie xx

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  38. oh wow hun this is just fantastic gosh must have taken you ages but well worth it hun,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

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  39. O-M-G Mandy, you are such a talented lady !!1 Hope you don't mind but, this is going to have to be a Christmas project for the home, so have copied and printed your tut ! An absolutely fabbie decoration hun.

    Luv and hugs, sandra xx

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  40. Oh this is just stunning!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  41. Amazing wreath - so beautifully made and decorated - thanks for the tutorial too.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  42. Stunning wreath and a fabulous tutorial easy to follow and inspiring. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  43. absolutely stunning, thank you for the tutorial, what a great idea

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  44. Stunning project Mandy and an easy tutorial to follow. I am def going to have a go at this. Thanks for the instructions.
    So glad you could join in with us at Magical Monday
    Marion

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  45. That was so sweet of you to make this for me!!! Did you need my mailing address??? *wink*

    Sooooo pretty!

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  46. This is fab and a tutorial as well - thanks

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  47. Wowwwzers Mandy, this is such a stunning piece of work dear! Looks so beautiful!
    Hugs Kristel

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  48. It's a fabulous wreath Mandy!!! Love this creation very much!

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  49. wauw Mandy you made a gorgeous wreath, fantastic!
    hugs, Marlies

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  50. Mandy - you've taken my breath away with this heavenly gorgeous wreath, it's so lovely.
    The white colours are beautiful, and I love how you've placed the text and your adorable angel-Tildas along with it.
    This is absolutely amazing, you've done such an awesome work with it, you're so talented, I'm in awe!
    Thank you for the great tutorial, I so want to try this, looks like so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

    hugs,
    Hanna
    ps. have to say I LOVE the card in your post below too, it's fabulous! :)

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  51. Absolutely stunning, I want one!!! Thanks for joining us once again at Magical Mondays. I hope I get a chance to return to see your cards etc,
    H xx

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  52. Thanks for the toot! Your wreath is simply gorgeous! I hope to find you feeling better!
    Hugs Bonnie

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  53. I love everything about this Mandy! This is so fab and what a great tutorial too. Sorry haven't been by much the loft conversion is taking it out of me and with so much going on my head isn't at its crafting best! hugs rebekah xx

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  54. WOW! Mandy, what a stunning creation! I love all the details and the tutorial is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Rleen

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  55. oh wow Mandy this is simply gorgeous, love it.
    Anne x

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  56. Fantastic Tutorial, Mandy! Such a gorgeous make!!!

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  57. Hi Mandy - this is so beautiful - I'm gonna give it a try but maybe on a smaller ring!! Jeanette

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  58. O wow this is just stunning Mandy and thank you for sharing the tutorial with us. Hugs xxx

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  59. hi mandy
    wow this wreath is beautiful. your are so talented. love the tutorial will try doing it in some time.
    thank for leaving love at my blog
    hugs
    ALyna

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  60. Fabulous wreath Mandy - absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  61. Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  62. Wow, Mandy - this is so awesome!! Stunning make and I love your tutorial on how to make it!! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Juliexx

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  63. Fabulous 'holiday' project!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  64. I am so struggling to visit everyone's blogs at the moment. Just back from holiday, washing - ironing - work - eeeeeeeeeek just can't fit it all in. So glad I've got a little blog hopping time though or I would have missed this wowza creation - blew me away.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  65. Wow! This is just stunning. I love that you kept the colours simple - it's so beautiful in white.
    Thanks for the fab tut.
    Thanks for joining our 'christmas' challenge at CES.
    Caroline xxx

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  66. Gorgeous. Hope to try this at some stage, but probably won't look anything near as good as yours.

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  67. This is absolutely stunning. So unique. Lee xx

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  68. Hi Mandy,
    This looks wonderful. Cute & elegant at the same time! Love your sweet little Tildas & the fabulous sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  69. Amazing wreath - fab tutorial as well - thanks! x

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  70. Wowzers, that is totally stunning!! Not much more I can say really lol!! Thanks for playing along with Bah Humbug! x

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  71. Wow! Mandy your wreath is absolutely stunning. I think it's fabulous that you take us step by step through the making of your projects.

    Hugs Hazel xx

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  72. Wow! Another wonderful project with so much texture! Thanks again for playing along with the magical monday challenges.
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com
    Magical Monday Challenge DT

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  73. This is amazing! What a wonderful wreath, I would be so proud of myself for making this! You deserve to win lots of challenges :)

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Mandy xx

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