Monday, 6 January 2014

Inspired By: Our table name cards

Good evening lovelies

As well as nail art I also enjoy dabbling in a little art and crafts. For as many years as I can remember I have always made name cards for our Christmas table and although we no longer stay in and cook the main lunch time meal we do still have a bunch of family over in the morning for sausage rolls and bucks fizz. These nails match the name cards almost perfectly.. :-)

I started with Sally Hansen Black Platinum as I needed something that I could mattify and make it look dark charcoal grey. Black Platinum has a frustratingly thin formula so I needed three coats for full coverage.

Once that was dry I added one coat of Essie Matte About You and left it to dry.

Using 2True Metallica Pink and Barry M Silver Foil I stamped my all time favourite print... Filigree.

Below you can see the finished name cards for Mr LiPP and I. I think these are the best ones I have ever made.

All name cards finished... Pink for Girls and Silver for Boys :-)

Do any of you dabble in art and craft projects? What kind of things do you like to make?

Lou xx


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Justina. I am a sucker for any nail art that I can match or take inspiration from xx

  2. This is gorgeous, Lou! :) Both the nails and the cards look lovely! That sounds like such a sweet Christmas morning tradition too :) xx

    1. Thanks Hun :). We are nothing if not traditional in our family. We just love our Christmas get togethers xx

  3. I love the filigree too - nails and cards both look beautiful. I started painting glasses last year for presents. That is a lot of fun too :) xx

    1. Thank you Maria. Filigree is my favourite print. I love glass painting too. It always looks so pretty. I made some gorgeous vases a few years ago :)) xx

  4. Hi what stamp is that? My girl loves it (and so do I lol)