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Announcing a Guest DT for Diemond Dies

I am so excited to announce I am a guest designer for diemond dies for their promotion – The 60 days of Diemond dies promotion so excited x please enjoy me sharing projects with you all xx

I have done a few small bits just to play with the die and they cut BEAUTIFULLY x

So happy with them and cannot wait to share some fantastic projects with you all x

The links below will take you to all the diemond die social media and their shop enjoy

Diemond Dies on Facebook

Diemond Die Youtube Channel


Shabby Wall Hanging

Hi Everyone, Karen here with my final design team project
for Shabby is Chic Boutique 
I have made a wall plaque in very subtle and muted tones
using lots of items that are available from the store.
I started of with an 8″ wide Chipboard circle
I painted it both sides with a coat of gesso and then covered the front of it with 
a postal script napkin and once dried added a whitewash of white acrylic paint to
mute it slightly.
I then added the v shaped scalloped lace and finally to add that extra softness to the plaque
I added a soft scalloped lace behind it.
To tidy up the edge I added white 4mm pearl trim which worked a treat.

The decoration I pulled out a lot of elements from my design team kit and also a vintage image that I had printed off from Pinterest.
I placed everything on to get my layout and see how I liked it all on the plaque before gluing anything down.
I firstly added the heart applique then added my image which I then went around with the v shaped trim
I did cut it down the center to make it much neater and finally added 3mm white flatback pearls to it.

I absolutely loved the metal wings from my kit and knew I wanted to use one of them also so I started adding thin layers of white acrylic paint until I was happy with the coverage to embellish it further I added rhinestones and small spots of stickles glitter glue in Cotton Candy (colour)
I then decided to add the butterfly’s to the corners of the image and used the rhinestone trim to emphasis the body and rhinestones for the antennae, lastly to finish off the from I added 2 floral appliques layered with 2 leafs from one of the dangle trims and to carry on with the colour from the metal wing I added a good layer of the stickles to add the pink colour and finished it off with one of the flower centers and some rhinestone tassels
I am fairly particular with my projects and feel unless the back is finished off properly too the project isnt finished, so the reverse
I added a large doily and then went around the edge with another white gathered trim from my stash and added in a lace pocket and used a loop braid to show where the pocket is at first glance, to carry on the theme from the front to the back I added the butterflies once again and finally added the small seam binding loop on the top to hang the project. 

I hope you enjoy this project and gain some inspiration from it and see how beautiful the products are on your projects.
I used the following products on my project
White Tassel Lace Trim
2mm rhinestone cupchain
V Shaped Leaf Trim
butterfly trim
gorgeous flower dangle trim
Chalk White seam binding
stunning embroidered tulle lace
black and white napkin
9.5cm White Lace Applique
17mm Rhinestone and Pearl flatback
Antique Brass Filigree Wing 4″

Thank you to Amy & Kim, and all the Design Team for their support and encouragement throughout my

design team term, I wish all the new members the very best and wish Amy every success with the future of
Shabby is Chic Boutique x Thank you to all you ladies and gents for your support it means a great deal.
Sending you all lots of love and hugs always Karen xx 

Altered Drawstring Bag

Shabby is Chic Boutique

Altered Drawstring Bag


I absolutely love this project it is so pretty and useful,

Such a lovely little bag to send with a special little gift.

To make this project I pulled out some gathered trims from my stash and a fabric image then used the trims from my Design Team kit.

I started on the reverse and started at the bottom and worked my way up layering various trims from my design team kit and from my own stash to give the full and varied finish.


The trim at the bottom I removed the chiffon petals and the pearls (I felt the pearls didn’t do the trim justice) and added nice flat back pearls to give it a more elegant look. I then threaded the tassel on the corner to give the bag a little bit more length.

The top trim is a elasticated gather so it will be flexible to move with the drawstring.


The front I added this gorgeous linen fabric image using pva glue. And then framed the image using trims and pearl and rhinestone trim also, the small resin rose I added to her hair.


I have added a chiffon flower that I took out from the trim and added it to the front corner at the tassel and added a pearl and rhinestone flower center.


Product I used from Shabby is Chic Boutique  were

Drawstring Linen Bag

Lace Flower Dangle Collar Trim

stunning embroidered tulle lace

1.1cm white flower lace trim

Clear Rhinestone and Pearl Mesh Trim


16mm flatback pearl button

17mm Rhinestone and Pearl flatback

10 mm off white flat back roses

Hope you enjoy this Project

Lots of Love and Hugs Always Karen xx