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Monday, 29 June 2015

Summer Fun reminder with Oddball Art!

Morning friends, happy Monday......hope you're all well & rested after the 
weekend! We've had a scorcher of a weekend & it looks set to continue for
 the next 2-3 days at least. As some of you might know, I'm one of them misery
guts that doesn't like the heat so I'm not too impressed lol!
So today I have a reminder make for the Summer Fun challenge going on over 
at Oddball Art, you can find all details here. I made a necklace this  time.......I 
made the charms by stamping onto shrink plastic then colouring with my Copics.
 Next, I die cut the shape then punched a hole at the top to hang the charms..
.then the fun part.......heating the charms with my heat  gun til they shrivel up
 & shrink! Every time, I think it's not gonna work cos they twist & turn under 
the heat & then it just happens....they magically flatten out to a smaller 
perfectly formed version of the original & then I usually whack it with a heavy
 object just to make sure it stays flat lol! I love how the colours intensify once
 it's shrunk....makes my colouring look real good lol. I attached the charms to a 
long seed bead & pearl necklace.......reminded me of the times my friends & me
 used to sit for hours when we were kids threading beads on to lengths of beads we used to call them & we'd wear strings & strings
 of them.......happy days! 
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to.....have a lovely day!
image - Annie has a sweet tooth - Oddball Art
coloured with Copics
Xcut scallop oval die
beads etc - my stash
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Crafty Gals Corner
anything goes at Fresh Brewed Designs
anything goes at Simon says Stamp
anything goes at Eclectic Ellapu
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
girly at Dream Valley


  1. Hi Jo hope you are all ok, wow what a gorgeous creation, I love doing shrink plastic it always fascinates me, what a stunning necklace and charms you have created , you are so talented.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Really pretty and cute Jo, what a fabulous idea. Maked me want to play with shrink plastic now !!

    I with you over the hot weather, because I 'm in and out of my car all day and it stands in the heat, it's like getting into an oven, by the end of the day I look like a wet rag !!

    hugs always,

    Diane xx

  3. This is FANTASTIC - what a clever idea !!! Love it. Im with you on the "heat" thing Jo - it's not for me either - Michelle x

  4. Hello Jo, love what you have done with the beads.
    Shrink Plastic always frightens me, really must have another go.
    Hot weather has not reached the Norh of Scotland yet!!. Supposed to come tomorrow, unlike you I just LOVE the heat. Having lived in a hot country for years I really miss the heat.
    Patricia x

  5. Ooh this is gorgeous Jo! what a fab design… love the charms… the ice cream looks very yummy! and it's such a fab colour combo for Summer!
    Ah I am a misery guts too hun… have just ordered four more desk fans!!! I'm ok as long as I can stay by my fans and don't have to go out … don't know how they can play tennis in it !!! :-O
    Hope you have a good week!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  6. This is fabulous Jo. Love the necklace and the gorgeous image.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon x

  7. so cool Jo - this is brilliant - love it. Hope you are okay. Hugs rachel x

  8. So pretty and looks really yummy. Love the colours and that ice cream looks inviting. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  9. So cute work. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  10. Such a wonderful project! That shrink plastic gets me every time! I always worry too. =)

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  11. Gorgeous necklace Jo!! the image is very cute and I love the summery colours, absolutely FABULOUS! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. Fantastic idea. Lovely colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Good luck and hope we see you again.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  13. Thank you Jo for sharing your fabulous project at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol x

  14. Super creation, thanks for playing along with our Girly Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx


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