Wednesday 30 November 2011

My first Crochet Cushion

Hi all just a quickie. Here it is 
my Crochet cushion.
I have used granny squares on the front
i got the pattern here 

 I made a giant granny square for the back.
I sc round the cushion to join the two pieces 
together and left one end open and put
buttons on to fasten it.

I have made it to go on a shabby chic chair i have.
I wasn't going to paint the chair but looking at it 
on the photo's it looks dull and drab,
so i might have to touch it up.

Thanks for looking today
take care

Tuesday 29 November 2011


Hi all hope you are well.

Wow where are these weeks going to,
it's nearly December already.
 I need to start getting organised.

Here's my card for this weeks 
We have a sketch to follow
from the wonderful Dawny.

The prize this week is from the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp.
so go and check it out and the other
DT's work they are fab.

I bought some of the new 
Papermania Urban stamps and 
couldn't wait to have a play.
The two sets i bought were
Botanical and Birds.
The paper is from Bearly Mine Vintage lace.
Sentiment from Tim Holtz.
Ribbon and lace from stash.
Got a bit carried away with the glitter again
this time i used a quicky glue pen and glamour dust.
I used dew drop memento ink pads in pear green and 
Angel pink and a versa magic chalk ink pad in
Gingerbread and Malted Mauve.

I've not been a good blogger lately, slap hands.
I've been busy crocheting and i
have nearly finished a cushion so i will
let you all see it soon, promise.

Thanks for looking
take care

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Christmas Cracker

Hi all hope you are well.
We have a cracker of a challenge over at 

Christmas Crackers

which is sponsored by Wendy's
Digital delights.

You can make anything Christmasy
I decided to make a cracker.
I hunted on the net for cracker template's
and came across this one.  

I cut a large window out and put acetate
behind. It's perfect for three tea lights.

The papers are printed from
 the Seasons Greetings Artylicious CD ROM.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.

The snowflakes are made with a Marianne
Creatables die with silver mirror card.

Ribbon from stash.

These crackers are a great size for any 
little gift and great fun to make.

So please pop over to Papertake and
check out what the other
DT's have been up to and 
maybe have a go.

Thanks for looking 
take care 

Friday 18 November 2011

Let it snow

Good morning all hope you are well.
Well here it is the other Christmas 
decoration i have altered.

It started off life dark blue with snowflakes and
dots on it, which was OK but i wanted to play.
I started off painting it with several coats of 
Acrylic white paint.

I then used a brilliance ink pad in blue 
and stamped the snowflakes.
using a Clarity corner stamp.

I then used a silver brilliance pad to stamp 
the swirls, this is  the New years swirl from Magnolia.
I struggled a bit because the silver ink pad it's extremely
old and had nearly dried out.
Must buy new one.


I then edged it with silver stickles and dotted
Star dust stickles on the snowflakes.

I haven't had much time for crafting at the moment
i'm half way through repainting the main rooms 
in the house. Giving it a bit of a refresh 
before Christmas.
It seems to have snowballed really.
I only meant to do the hall, which turned
into the conservatory and now the lounge.
I then thought i might as well do the kitchen while i've
got all the paint stuff out.
So i can't even see my craft corner for all the 
stuff that had to be moved.
Oh well best get back to it.

Thanks for looking 
take care

Tuesday 15 November 2011

When is a card not a card?

Hi all hope you are well. 
This weeks Papertake challenge is a 
good one.

When is a card not a card...When it's a.....

Ooh, so get those thinking caps on
and see what you can come up with.

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous
Ribbon Girl.

Here's what i came up with

When it's a 

Box of Chocolates 

Yum Yum.

I've done really well not to eat them
they are still sat on my desk.

I made an easel card to fit on top of the 
choccie box.
I used a large Go Kreates frilly die for the card
i backed it with Tatty Teddy papers.
The images are from a Tatty Teddy clear 
stamp set, Coloured with 
Polychromos pencils and sansodor.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.
Ribbon and lace are from my stash.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's
work there's some great ideas.

Thanks for looking today
take care 

Sunday 13 November 2011

Christmas Clock

Hi all hope you are well.
I thought i would show you my latest 
project. I actually bought this clock
from B&M bargains for £3.99 what a bargain.
The great thing is, it was easy to take apart
to get to the face to decorate.
I've had it since the summer, I've been trying to decide
what to do with it.
So i finally decided to make a Christmas clock.

I have used this super cute Tilda from the 
new Christmas range, i think she is my favourite 
at the moment she is just totally gorgeous to colour.
I have stamped her onto card and 
coloured her with Polychromos pencils and
blended with sansodor.
I stamped the snowflakes straight onto the clock 
with Ultramarine Stazon and repeat stamped
several times to get some faded flakes.
I then glued the Tilda in position and added 
Star Dust Stickles.

I painted the clock with white Acrylic paint to
make it whiter, to go with the shabby chic bit's 
i have and the blues will match the 
Blue, silver and white theme of my Christmas tree.

I really enjoyed altering this clock,
(I'm glad i bought two).
I just have to decide what to do with the other.

I have also just finished altering another
cheap Christmas decoration but i will save that 
for another day.

Thanks for looking today
take care

Tuesday 8 November 2011

First Christmas at Papertake

Hi all  hope you are well.
It's Paperake time again and this week's 
theme is 

First Christmas 
although you probably have quite a few
Christmas cards under your belts already.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by
The fabulous Dies to Die for
the prize is a £10 voucher to 
spend in their shop.

I have used another one of the new Christmas
Tilda stamps, this one is called Holly Tilda.
I coloured her in with promarkers.
I dug out my Vintage Christmas flower soft
to trim the edge of the image.
The papers are from Papermania's 
Silent night set.
Sentiment is from Lili of the valley.
Ribbon from my stash.

Beth loved her Letter B and her bath bombs
she used one the other night.
It was lovely there where little flower 
petals inside it that slowly fizzed out,
and it smelt gorgeous. 
I wouldn't say they where cheap at 
£1.99 each but for a treat they where
She's asked if we can get more, maybe.... for 
stocking fillers.

Thanks for looking today 
Take care

Friday 4 November 2011

Bath Bomb box

Morning all, just thought I'd show you 
what i got up to last night.
I had bought these fab bath bombs for 
Beth a while ago they are like 
little cakes.  
To be honest i only remembered about
them last night, so had to whip up a box
to put them in.

It's a good job she's away a school camp
then i didn't have to try and make it in secret.

I made the box on my Scor-pal using some kraft 
card i got from Papermania.
Cut out a viewing window and put 
acetate in.
I used a stamp i got with in new
Me to You clear stamp set.
i stamped with Vintage Photo then i also
stamped with Versa Mark and used
gold twinkle embossing powder.
Finished it off with a lining of fuchsia
pink tissue paper and a matching ribbon.

 We have to go and collected her from camp
after lunch so she will be home later
to open the pile of presents she has got.

Thanks for looking 
Take care

Thursday 3 November 2011

Birthday B

Hi all hope you are well.
Just a quickie
here is something i have made for Beth
it's her Birthday tomorrow.
We had seen these large letters in the 
craft shop and she kept saying "ooh  i would love
one of those all painted".
Little did she know i had already got her one 
and had decorated it using her 
favourite Tilda.
The butterflies i cut using a spellinders
die and some Tim Holtz grunge board.
I couldn't just get it to cut all the way through
so had to finish it off with a knife.
I then painted the Letter and butterflies with 
Acrylic paint in White and Pink.
The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts.
Lace,gems and Buckle from my stash.

By a funny coincidence it's my Dad's 
birthday tomorrow as well.
Spooky or what.
Here is the card i made for him

He loves photography so the fab 
Teddy Bo image was perfect for him.
I have coloured him in with promarkers.
The papers are from Raspberry road 
Beach Bliss set.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I have used vintage photo distress ink.
I made the photo corners with brown packing paper
and gold embossing powder.

Thanks for looking 
Take care

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Steampunk Dress

Hi all hope you are well.
The Kiddies are back at school so i can get 
back to normal, i never seem to have as much time for 
crafting when they are at home.

Before i get onto this weeks Papertake card 
i wanted to say a big Thanks to the team over 
at Simon says stamp challenge 
I won last weeks challenge
a massive $50 voucher to spend in their
It took me all of five mins to spend it
and more (don't tell hubby). 
Can't wait for it all to arrive and have a play.

Right this week over at Papertake 
it's an 
Anything goes week
with the option of adding bling and sparkle.

Which is sponsored by the 
fab girls over at Lili of the Valley.

I have tried something a bit different this
week. I love the new stamps that Kanban 
have done in the new Steam punk range.
I saw them on C&C, ummd and ahhd
then managed to get the Vivien set off
ebay. The dresses are just fabulous.

I have also tried another new technique
colouring onto kraft card, that's a lot 
harder than you think.
I have only tried with my Polychromos pencils 
at the moment, it did 
look good, i then sprayed the dress with 
Crafters companions Spray and sparkle 
glitter and it dulled the colours down a lot.
I'll not do that again.

The papers are from Raspberry Road
Renaissance set. I got the clock and old 
advert images off the internet which i distressed
with old paper and vintage photo distress inks.
I have added Platinum glitter glue for a bit
more sparkle.

That's all for now  hope to see you at 
Thanks for looking 
take care


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...