Friday, January 8, 2010

Faux leather wallet... and Kathy's blog giveaway....

Splitcoaststampers tutorial this week was to make a faux leather wallet.  My Mum was intrigued by it so I thought I'd make her one - I didn't have the same CB folder used in the tutorial but thought the Distress lines would work well...and it did.  I used a brown base, did the CB'ing and then rubbed Walnut Stain Distress ink over it before clear embossing the whole thing... I made the buckles with a CB tag and silver card.  Mum is thrilled to bits with it.  Not sure what she'll put in it.... but this is definitely something I'll be doing again.


And today when I was surfing the blogs and reading my favourites...( seems to take me half a day as I have so many)  I came across a great give away on Kathy's site.  Kathy has wonderful cards and I love visiting her blog. You should see her butterflies...just awesome.  She also kindly visits with me as well.  Anyway pop over and see what she is offering..... see that wonderful butterfly card!!!

Thanks for being so generous Kathy.

Tomorrow my parents head back to Australia - on the 7.15am flight so it will be an early start as they have to be at the airport by 5.00am and we live about 45 mintues away.... I am going to miss having them around after 2 1/2 weeks  :-(  and I have to go back to work on Monday  :-(  
so will be feeling Sad Sad Sad!!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Dawn, your Faux leather wallet is incredible. It looks real! Great job. I'm sorry you have to get back to work soon but at least you made the most of your crafting time...your blog has been filled with amazing art in recent days.
Hoping your good times with your parents will tide you over till their next visit.
Hugs,
Nancy

Vanessa said...

I agree with Nancy, this wallet is amazing!!! Hope you won`t be too sad!

Hugs,
Vanessa

paula said...

Hi Dawn I too agree - this wallet is simply amazing :D. I am sorry to hear that your parents are going tomorrow. It sounds as though you've had a wonderful time with them. Make the most of your weekend, so going back to work wont be to bad xoxoxoxoxo

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Your faux leather wallet turned out stunning! I think you definitely picked the right Cuttlebug texture. It is just beautiful! Wishing you and yours a happy, joyful, prosperous New Year! :-)

Tiffany said...

Wow, what a lovely looking wallet, oh my goodness, the striking color, looks so real! Thanks for the tutorial on it! Looks like you had a fabulous visit with your parents! So hard to see them leave, I'm sure, but the memories!!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! You did a FABULOUS job on this faux leather wallet! I'm amazed at the authenticity of it! I must try that! Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn. Hope you will cope well on Monday..I feel your "pain"! God bless!

Suzanne C said...

I saw the inspiration on SCS and yours looks beautiful too! I think your CB folder works even better! How lovely for you to have your family for so long and sorry they have to leave and you have to go back to work after a nice vaca!