Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tarted up handbag holder



I  have wanted one of these for ages and saw a box of these with odd names on today and thought I would have a go and change it.  It took all of 5 minutes!


I used the stamp in the photo above and applied the emboss markers direct to the stamp. stamped onto white card.  Applied a coat of normal clear embossing powder and heat set.  Then covered the whole thing with versamark ink (I happened to pick up the dazzle one but it would work with any clear pad) and a coat of UTEE, heat again and punched it out using a circle punch.  I used Glossy Accents to stick it on.  I must say Glossy Accents is a fabulous quick drying and very strong glue, it dried in seconds.  I did another coat of versamark and UTEE because I wanted a thick glossy surface.  That was all there was to it.  Not bad for a £1.

I should have done a before photo but didn't intend to post it, but am so pleased with it I thought I would.
Here it is in action!



Thanks for looking :)


I am entering this into all my crafts challenge

19 comments:

Judie savage-lovell said...

Oh this is very clever, looks very good hunnie xx

Linda said...

I want one too Anna I have been look for ages. This is fabulous and love the colours you have chosen. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

A great project, love the colours and the stamp you have used

Dannii said...

And so rightly you should be pleased with it. Looks fabulous. I'm sure all your friends will be jealous and to think you made such a beautiful piece for just £1. Great job! x

Dawn said...

brilliant idea and love the decoration. x

sparklingblackrose said...

Fantastic altering and I would love if you could enter this into my new all crafts challenge here http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/exciting-new-challenge-for-all-my.html as it is perfect for it!
Elaine-xxx-

Kay Dalton said...

what a clever idea!

Kate M said...

Now you've prompted me to "change" an old one of these that I have lying about in a drawer - I will update it!!
Well done
Kate
xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is really clever. I see a lot of these bag holders but never like the design on them as some of them look really old fashioned. I might have to have a go at one of these :-)
Love Lisa xxxx

Gwyneth said...

Fantastic. Such a good idea.

Danie May said...

A great transformation and a fabulous idea. xx

Kate M said...

Great project will get one of my old ones out of the drawer and get altering!!
Kate
xx

May said...

WOW... What a transformation.. it's Gorgeous.. love it!! Hugs May x x x

Doreen said...

What a great idea,love it.xxx

Kim x said...

This is fabulous Anne, I love it.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments.
hugs Kimx

Cathy A said...

This looks fabulous, I have never seen a handbag holder before, but I sure want one now, such a useful thing and yours will be the talking point on any table!

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your great comments :)

annemarks said...

Thanks Cathy, do you know your profile is blocked?

Elizabeth Allan said...

This is one creative makeover!! Quick, easy, eye-catching and fabulously functional!