Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Window Shopping ... with a friend!

I met a new friend today during Sunday window shopping. His name is "Steve" and he comes from MadebyMarta's shop on Etsy:

I asked Steve if his favorite colors were black and white and he replied in a very deep voice, "No, I like red, thanks!" We were on our way:

First, Steve spotted this lovely stocking by RikRak:

I pointed out these gorgeous Juice Berry earrings by saralagace

We started to get a bit peckish so we stopped and had some of SugarCake's Chocolate Covered Strawberries. They were delicious!

When Steve and I got home, we decided to make some Glitter Cards. We found the instructions over at Kids Craft Weekly and thought they looked like great fun.

These cards are messy to make but the effect is spectacular and I guarantee the kids will love it! They do cover the recipient in glitter when they open the envelope but I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing!

You will need:

• blank cards
• kid's pvc glue
• a couple of different colours of glitter
• christmas cookie cutters


1. Pour glue into a small container or tray until the glue is about 3mm deep. Make sure that your containers is large enough to accommodate the cookie cutters.

2. Dip a cookie cutter in glue and then use it to make a glue print on the blank card. For best results, leave the cutter in place on the card for about three seconds to allow for the glue to drip down onto the card. Repeat until you have made all the glue prints that you want for that particular card.

3. Sprinkle different colours of glitter on top of the glue prints, making sure to cover all of the glue marks. Then shake the glitter off into a tray and allow card to dry.

Happy Sunday!
Layla (and Steve)


Liz said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my photography blog. That was very considerate.


LizzieJane said...

I love the little strawberries, thanks for sharing such great finds.