Bundle of Joy updated

Hey Guys!

If you’ve purchased the Bundle of Joy SVG Collection, there’s an updated version now available in your downloads list at the store.

There was an issue with one of the files which has now been corrected (thanks to Pat for letting me know), the pdf has been updated too.

The new download is called ‘Bundle of Joy updated’ so you will know that you have the correct version.

Sorry about this but I don’t want you having a project that’s not quite right :)

Bundle of Joy

Good Afternoon Guys!

The new ‘Bundle of Joy’ SVG Collection is available now at the store and as usual is on special for the first week of sale.

‘Bundle of Joy’ is a 6 piece SVG Collection of Unisex Baby themed projects for both Baby Boys and Baby Girls. There are 3 Cards, a Shaker Card, an Easel Card and a Rocking Card. Each Card comes with a Decorative Envelope and they also come with a co-ordinating Gift Tag or Gift Bag.


The Baby Bundle Gift Bag looks like the Stork has just delivered it ;) It comes with a Welcome Easel Card that has a Baby Bundle on the front and the Envelope has a Bow detail on the flap to match the Easel Card Stopper. I think the Bundle Gift Bag would be really cute as a Baby Shower Favour Bag either at the existing size or scaled down slightly:


Bundle-Gift-Bag    Welcome-Easel-Card

Your Rocking Horse Card comes with a matching Rocking Horse Gift Tag,  the Envelope has a Rocking Horse cut-out detail on it too. Also, the Rocking Horse Card actually rocks!:


Rocking-Horse-Card     Rocking-Horse-Gift-Tag

Every Baby Loves to have a rattle to shake, well these Rattles shake too! You have a matching Rattle Shaker Card and Rattle Shaker Gift Tag, the Envelope also has the Bow detail on the flap to co-ordinate with them too:


Rattle-Shaker-Card     Rattle-Shaker-Gift-Tag

The patterned papers I’ve used are from the ‘Cuddle’ by Authentique (textured version) although these projects would look great with any pastel papers you already have in your stash. I also added some small Brads, some Cup Sequins, some Ribbon and some Acetate.

The Bundle of Joy SVG Collection will be on Special for the first week of sale, you can find it in my SVG Store here: Bundle of Joy SVG Collection

Homemade Chalk Paint

Hey Guys!

I love a Before and After picture, so here’s one for you:


I like to visit my local Carboot Sale at the Weekends and recently picked up a small unit that I wanted to paint. It was covered in varnish and I made a bit of a mess of the drawer front trying to get the existing paint and varnish out of the nooks and crannies. I heard that Chalk Paint covers varnish with no problem and apparently you can even paint onto non-porous surfaces, such as, plastic, glass and metal.

I found the price of Chalk Paint to be really quite high, around £20 for a litre, cheaper alternatives to the brand names could only save me a couple of pounds. I figured that there must be a way to make this stuff ourselves, there must be some kind of chalk powder to add to normal paint, right?

Well, Yes there is, I found a couple of articles where people had made their own from a powder that has a couple of different names. I looked for this ‘Calcium Carbonate’ or ‘Limestone Powder’ on Ebay and chose a 500g bag for £3.99, the seller said it would make up to 10 litres of Chalk Paint, that’s much more like it!

Following the articles I read on DIY Chalk Paint, I added some water to my powder to form a paste then added my paint. 2 of the articles gave different ratios so I chose the midway point between the 2 and used a ratio of 1 part powder to 3 parts paint although I think 4 parts paint would work well too. I used regular white emulsion paint which also makes it nice and easy to create a distressed look by just rubbing the edges of my furniture with a damp cloth, you don’t need to use any sandpaper. However, if your finished piece is likely to come into contact with water or is going to be handled you will probably need to add a top coat of wax or clear varnish.

Once you have your white chalk paint made, you can take small portions and add your re-inkers or spritzes to it to create your own collection of coloured chalk paints ready for any craft project.