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Sunday, 20 November 2011

For My Baby Girl - Totally Tilda DT Card & A Pins Tutorial

Good morning peeps,
I'm off Christmas shopping with hubby this afternoon, he's not like me happy to shop online he's a strange man he loves a trip round the shops, according to my friends he's very rare as their hubby's moan about it & refuse to go, maybe I should rent him out for shopping trips, he insists on carrying the bags, & he opens doors, any takers lol.
The Christmas lights are being switched on in town which I've not bothered going to see since Ali & I took our kids many moons ago & we were outraged as Santa was switching the lights on & the poor chap arrived in the back of a clapped out old Ford Cortina & nobody even realised he was in there when he went past as we were all waiting for a sleigh. While Ali & I were ranting loudly & feeling sorry for Santa those naughty children of ours disowned us, I've warned hubby as he's making me go again I will have another tantrum if Santa gets shoved in the back of a rusty old car again lol.

Waffle over I could feel myself getting all stressed worrying about Santa lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

Today's post is picture heavy as I've also added a tutorial
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pearls - Hero Arts
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You (thanks Blondie x)
Lace - Kaiser, Pom Pom trim - The Ribbon Girl
Sparkle - crystal glamour dust

Jodie gave me strict instructions that she wanted a book card for Christmas after seeing the first one I made for the lovely Camilla HERE, so this one will be for my baby girl, I wish I'd sorted my bells out before I took this piccy look at them they've rolled all over the place lol.

 The inside I have decorated with some Raspberry Road digi papers, some lace from eBay, and the edge of the accordion is punched using my favourite MS Aspen PATP, the ribbon is May Arts sheer ruffle edge ribbon 

 I've made a pocket frame using nesties, the tag is a Go Kreate die, and I've inked up 4 adorable Magnolia Mini's, Unwrapped Tilda, Star Tilda,  Christmas Morning Tilda, & Tilda as Lucia, all these little cuties are currently in stock at SIMON SAYS STAMP.
I have been lucky enough to collect several of the cute Magnolia Mini's but hadn't realised quite how much they vary in size until I stamped them in a row.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Hanna & Friends - sketch, 2 Sisters - let it sparkle, Craft Your Days Away - embellishment bingo (ribbon, flowers & pearls), Floweret - Christmas cards, Just Magnolia - ribbons, Winter Wonderland - what a cutie, Delightful Challenges - bingo (dimension, ribbon/lace, sparkle/glitter), By The Cute & Girly - Christmas girls, Cooking It Up With Katie, die cut, tag, Christmas, Everybody Art - little present, Papertake - when is a card not a card!, Bunny Zoe's - Christmas & pearls


Lots of you lovely peeps have asked for a tutorial to show how I make my pins so I finally got around to doing it yesterday, they are really quick and easy to make
Homemade Pins Tutorial

Ingredients -
Beads - I bought mine either off eBay, Simon Says Stamp or my local craft shop
Seed Beads & Spacers - mine were from eBay, shops such as Bunny Zoes or Quixotic Paperie also stock a small selection
Pliers - pinched off of hubby which I use to straighten the pins out
Glue - Crafters Pick from Wild Orchid Crafts or Glossy Accents
Pins - Whiff of Joy & eBay

 I made a few mistakes when buying beads, spacers etc buying some that were too big so I have included all the measurements to save you from doing the same. Rather than buy loads and then not like the colours as sometimes they look different IRL I would just buy a colour such as white or clear beads which will go with virtually every colour scheme
The beads caps I use are 5 or 6mm, spacers vary between 5 & 7mm, and the plain headpins I buy are either 500 or 600mm & I believe they are actually for making earrings so are all in the jewellery section on eBay. I also use Whiff of Joy pins which already have a decorative cap on the end.

From left to right you can see the plain headpin, a bead on the pin without a beadcap or spacer, then 2 different Whiff Of Joy pins, a pinhead with a 5mm spacer on the end, and lastly a pinhead with a 6mm beadcap on the end

I tend to make my pins in batches and sit popping beads, spacers etc on pins ready to glue while I am sat watching TV as I'm a fidget and always have to be doing something
I always use Crafters Pick or Glossy Accents as my glue as they are both strong and clear drying, and I use a cocktail stick to apply a small amount between each bead / spacer and also at the end of my last bead whch is usually a seed bead

Then I pop them on their end somewhere to dry, I find a wicker basket perfect for this, and in true Blue Peter style here's some I made earlier lol
I hope that helped the ladies that asked for the tutorial, and if you are still with me after all that, thanks for stopping by

77 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning card hun & Thanks for a great tutorial too!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  2. Hi Mandy , what a great bookcard ! Lovely stamps and beautiful masking.... And thanks for the tutorial of pins-making. Never tried it myself. Christa.

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  3. Stunning Tilda creation Mandy and fabulous pins tutorial!!
    Hugs
    Hazel xx

    Have you checked out my Christmas candy?
    http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-christmas-candy.html

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  4. omg!!! you always WOW me!!! everytime!!!! Your creations are fab hun...love the tut too xx

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  5. Hi beautiful scene and gorgeous book too. I live the tree with her so perfect ! The.inside is incredible with your label dies! Oh I am so pleased to see your tutorial so much help thanks for taking the time to show us ! Kitty :D

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  6. fabulous book and masking and that tutorial is great x

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  7. Wow, your card looks so gorgeous! I love it! The scene is perfect and your coloration too! Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

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  8. Mandy I so love your book!! it's just beautiful!
    And thanks so much for the tutorial. xxx
    Melly.

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  9. Wow Mandy, I just love the car you made for your daughter. Im sure she will treasure it. Your stick pins are really beautiful. I love the "Blue Peter" style tutorial too, lol. Lee x

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  10. you could have offered him earlier, I am all done now :) love the tutorial and gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous creations as always hun love the bobble ribbon
    Hugs Kate xx

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  11. What a beautiful creations
    hugs Linda

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  12. Aww, look at Tilda putting up her Christmas Decorations! <3
    Love the Lucia`s inside. Its all totally georgeus! :)
    Your pins are amazing too. :)

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  13. Wow Mandy this is way more than just a card , it's beautiful you've put so much work into it.
    And your pin tut is very informative thanks darling, I love a tutorial
    Hugs Susie xx

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  14. This is just ridiculously adorable! Beautiful card, great colours you used and this is such a sweet image and your masking is the best of all. Hugs. Larisa. xx

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  15. your pins are fab Mandy and your card is absolutely gorgeous your daughter will love it , your cards are really a work of art K xx

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  16. Hey Baby Girl,
    Me thinks you better go have a sit down now - all that work - you'll be wearing yourself out. I love love love those pins - you have inspired me to have a go (ooops, more expense,sssshhh, not a word to hubby!LOL)
    I love that Book card - absolutely adorable.
    And yes please I'll borrow Ian any time you like - Graham hates shopping!!
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  17. Hi just amazing what you have done :) Sandra H

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  18. Fantastic keepsake! Love it.
    Michaela xx

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  19. Oh Mandy, this scene book card is soooo wonderful. I love it. And your tutorial is great and an good inspiration.

    Many hugs to you and your family
    Kati

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  20. Wow, wow, wow, I love this card, it is just stunning, gorgeous images and details x

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  21. Oh wow Mandy, hope your enjoying your shopping trip and find lots of bargains. Love your box card its stunning the masking is fabulous, the whole design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  22. what a stunning creation...love the scenery....thanks for the tutorial!
    xxx Margreet

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  23. Gasp!!!!! Mandy, this is a most stunning book card and I thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial.....love all your creations!!!!!!
    Now I know how to make stickpins...bless your heart!

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  24. Wow Mandy! what beautiful book card you've made, it is truly gorgeous and looks set to become a family heirloom! So many delish details and your colouring of Tilda is superb. I love the way you put the bobble edging around the matting too. A fabby decoration with the mini Tildas and what a great tutorial Mandy, Thankyou! Hugs, Teresa x

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  25. Hi hun
    aww poor santa thats not how he should arrive. As ever a totally stunning creation, awesome colouring as always, a beautiful scene, lovely pocket frame, great tutorial, lovely pins, thanks hun, sue,x

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  26. WOWZER sweet Tilda creation baby girl.. this is one stunning gift..lots of work the embellishments are jaw dropping ....thanks for the pin tute

    smiles blogging mummy x

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  27. What a amazing card and crafty pin idea! Thanks for your fab tudorial! xx Bianca

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  28. So stunning!!! I LOVE your card!!!
    And your pins are so adoreable!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Hanna & Friends!
    Hugs, Andrea

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  29. Wow, this is beautiful. And I really like your pins. :)

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  30. Mandy WOW, your creations always blow me away, so detailed and so inspiring this is the most gorgeous project!. thanks for the tute. Joey x

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  31. Stunning Mandy and ur pins are gorgeous.
    Chris x

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  32. Wow your card is stunning and thank you for the fab tutorial on pin making. SArahx

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  33. Stunning Mandy...going through your post again as on my way to work...cant wait to get home to read all over again as I had to read so fast..love your pins and gorgeous book card...beautiful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  34. Wow, your creation is just so gorgeous. Love every detail and those pins you've made are the best. Wow.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  35. Mandy your book card is just gorgeous !!! The scene looks fantastic...
    Big Hugs,
    Mo

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  36. Oh Mandy those pins of yours are gorgeous....Beautiful box card too, Jodie will be delighted I think.....and YES...can I borrow your hubby please, he sounds perfect, made from chocolate even..lol...xxx

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  37. Wow hun gorgeous! love your tutorail on your pins, wow do I want to do some, got no spacers, right sized beads or pins but so want to do some NOW!!! lol,

    Nice hands and nails hun, my nails always break and I've got knobbly joints through arthritis so no piccies of my hands for me lol, hugs Liz xx

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  38. Gorgeous, Beautiful, Fantastic.....Love, love, love this wonderful creation :O) Hugs! Leah Ann
    And those stickpins are gorgeous!!!

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  39. Mandy, this is just stunning, love the colours, so bright and colourful and thank you for sharing how you do your pins. Hugs xxx

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  40. Mandy this is absolutely magical!!!!!! Wow what an excellent creation and you did a stunning job on it!!!!!! Wow spectacular!!!!!

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  41. Thanks for the wonderful pin tut Mandy! I love this book card really think I should get around to making one! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  42. Thankyou very much Mandy for the pin tutorial, I really must have a try at this....gosh, means more stash to buy namely pins & beads and will have to find storage too - oh well off to ebay I go lol.
    Also, love the book card, you've inspired me to try this too.
    Cheers
    Elaine

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  43. Absolutely Gorgeous Mandy and love those pins.
    luv
    Debby

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  44. What a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and a very sweet image. I love your pins too :o)
    Jackie xx

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  45. Your book card is gorgeous Mandy, must try these out some time as they are soooo effective. Thanks for the tutorial on the pins too, have made some myself but I tried dipping the glue and got in an awful mess when I tried to push the beads on lol, nice to know how to do it properly!! xx

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  46. Mandy!! Your pins are Stunning!!!.. So Beautiful!!.. and much prettier than those I can buy!!.. I have recently received long pins to be able to make my own.. Thank you so much for the idea!!..
    Hope I find the time soon! :o)
    Big Hug!! :o)

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  47. Oh wow, this is gorgeous, and love your pins too. Thanks for joining in at Papertake this week,

    Liz x

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  48. This is a fabulous creation Mandy. Just love that image too, another one for my shopping basket!

    Berni
    x

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  49. This is gorgeous Mandy,that image is so cute. Love the colours you have used.
    I also make jewels and must have a go at this, thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs Linda

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  50. What a beautiful creation. Nice colors and lovely details.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  51. Really fabulous project! Love the flower embellishments. So glad you played along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week, and we hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

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  52. wow what for great book card !! love it !Thank you for joining EAC this week.
    hugs tina46

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  53. Thanks for your tutorial Mandy it was very helpful, I have made a few already but I found your tutorial very helpful x

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  54. Cute card - great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing! x

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  55. Wow, this is so gorgeous - you are so talented! And thanks for the tutorial!

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  56. thanks for the great tutorial!
    jani x

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  57. absolute stunning card. really fantastic and the tutorial too.
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Doreen xx

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  58. Another stunning creation Mandy!! Thank you for joining us at Cooking it Up with Katie!

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  59. I love those pins and your card is out of this world its beautiful xxxxxxxxxx

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  60. I am always in awe when I see your creations they are always stunning, this is gorgeous and the tutorial is brilliant too!!

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at craft your days away
    Dazie
    x

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  61. Mandy, this is gorgeous. I can see why your daughter wanted one.

    I really enjoyed your tutorial on pins.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Mari

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  62. love everything you do!!! wonderfull colouring!
    and thank you for the great idea with pins!

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  63. Brilliant tutorial Mandy, will have to have a go and I love the twizzley things one too. Hugs Jo x

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  64. Wow, Mandy your book card is incredible... it is so beautiful, I just adore how you add all the images together! And thanks for the tutorial on the pins... another hobby you are gonna get me into, I'm gonna be broke, but happy! hehehe!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  65. Hi Mandy can I first say how much I love your new blog header it is terrific, I am also in love with this most wonderful creation, I absolutely adore all those beautiful Tilda's the colour, design embellishments look stunning.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  66. This is really cool, I have been wanting to try making some. thanks so much for all of the awesome info. :)

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  67. What a pretty project! I love how you combined the images! I have been making those pins all week! I love them! My friend got me started and now I'm addicted haha! Have fun!
    Thank you so much for joining the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

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  68. Hi Mandy,
    Just wanted to say thank you so very much for my beautiful pins... You are truly a sweetheart and i am now in your debt!
    you tutorial is fab , and you make them look so easy.. I can vouch for the finished product.
    Stunning !!!!
    Hugs xxxxx

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  69. oh Mandy you are truly blessed with talent, your book card is amazing!stunning!gorgeous!!
    and thanks for the tut!

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  70. Oh this is just so beautiful Mandy, I love the little scene! And fabulous pins too!
    Hope you are well :)
    Kelly.x

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  71. Congratulations on your win at Cooking It Up with Katie last week, Mandy! Incredible project and tutorial on pin making. Thanks so much.

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  72. Hi Mandy, just browsing and came across your blog. Your work is fabulous. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the stick pins, like you I also have bought wrong beads etc. so am delighted to find all your information at hand. Hopefully I will be able to produce some nice pins like yours. Thanks again. Enjoyed browsing your blog.
    Mary

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  73. Thanks Mandy for every Tutorial!!!!!! hugs

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  74. Gorgeous project and thanks for the tutorial on making pins!@

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  75. Gorgeous pins! Thank you for sharing your talent! I just saw your adorable Tilda card on SCS and I think you have a new fan (me!)

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  76. Thanks so much. I appreciate this. You inspired me to make pins a few months ago and I haven't yet gotten started.

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Thanks so much for hopping over to visit & taking the time to leave a comment
Mandy xx

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