Tuesday, 17 June 2014

LOL - lots of luck!

LOL - lots of love, laugh out loud -
how about lots of luck?

I made these little folders based on the official
National Lotto one you can see above.

 It opens up to reveal two plastic compartments
designed to hold a lottery ticket.

I used Sheena Douglass technique again - faux leather
as shown in her YouTube video.

I made four wallets with one piece of A4 Kraft Cardstock.

I embossed them with a St Patrick's background folder
by Darice, and coloured them with Distress Ink -
Peeled Paint, and one of the brown colours (I can't
remember which one it was now)

Inside, I lined them with some Tim Holtz
Eclectic Elements fabric.

For the plastic inserts, I cut two pieces of acetate
(which I'd saved from some packaging or other)
and machine stitched them on.
The stitching is a bit wonky - don't look too closely!

You might be able to see the plastic insert a 
little better in the above picture.

I finished them off with a little fabric tag and
attached a shamrock charm - for good luck!

I like the really worn, shabby look -
and uneven stitching - all adds to their charm!

The question now is, will they bring me good luck
with the lottery?
I'd better buy a ticket first, that'd help.

LOL - lots of love and luck to you all xx


Angela Radford said...

Hi Sherry, this is a great technique and I love your wallets.
Happy crafting, Angela x

My name is Cindy said...

Fab idea, they look great. I never buy a ticket tho so I guess I'll never be a winner!

Deborah said...

I've never seen those folders but I read somewhere that Romford has the highest number of big lottery wins.

JansArtyJunk said...

Your lucky wallets are fabulous Sherry... I hope they bring you lots of wins!! :) Jan x

Meggymay said...

Great idea, love the faux leather technique. Good luck to you as well.
Yvonne x

Ira Huberts said...

Fab creations Sherry, what a great idea to use the clover embossing folder, spot on. Love the colour, too. Best of luck to you! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

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Mrs A. said...

hi Sherry,
Thank you for your lovely kind words. Yes I had forgotten the tales I used to tell you of Mum in the home and then later on in the care home. Funeral is on Monday. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Wow, you are just so creative - wonderful folders!