Monday, 15 April 2019

Follow Your Dreams

Hello to all my fellow crafters. It has been a while since I last posted anything. I have been away visiting my daughter in London. I've had a wonderful time and got the best Mothers Day Gift ever....I'm going to be a Granny!

After spending some time away from my craft room I was full of ideas and eager to get back to creating so I have quite a few projects to share with you over the next few days.

Today I am sharing a Shabby 'Scrappy' card. A card I have made by using up leftover scraps of paper, scraps of lace, fabric, Die cuts I haven't used yet, some hand made foamiran flowers and resin mouldings. So crafting on a budget for those of us that don't have such a large budget! lol  

I have used torn strips of paper scraps and lace to form the background and added a vintage style floral digital image to add another layer/dimension. I finished the card with various die cuts, muslin and a few resin birds & buttons.

I have also decorated the inside of the card keeping the design flat so that the card can be closed easily.

I am entering my card into the following Challenges:

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 25 March 2019

Craft Room Clearout Result

Hi Ladies many apologies for not posting a winner yesterday as promised. My partner decided to change our internet provider and promised to install the new router in time for the draw but unfortunately he got called into work.... I woke him extra early this morning to install it and we are up and running now!

So here is the result of the

Congratulations Sara please email me with your details:

Thank you for taking part ladies and for your lovely comments they are much appreciated xx

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Craft Room Clear Out Giveaway!

Hi crafters just a quick post to offer up some Extra's that I came across during my recent Craft Room clear out. Can you believe that I have doubled up on each of these items!

       A Sizzix Thinlits/Tim Holtz 21 Piece Die Set. My Favourite Die for making paper flowers.
        2 Silicone Moulds for making your own embellishments.         

If you would like to receive the Giveaway there are just a few steps to follow:

1. The Giveaway is only open to followers of my Blog.
2. Please Link the Giveaway on your own CRAFT Blog.
3. Leave your name and a Link to your blog in the comments box below

I will draw the winner on Sunday 24th March at 20.00 (BMT) using a random number generator.

Thanks for visiting and taking part xx

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Shabby Easter Egg

Hello crafters I hope you have all had a great week! I have nearly finished the craft room blitz! I have a couple of items that I have doubled up on which I will give away on my blog next stay tuned.
I am here today to share a decorated Easter Egg Ornament that I have made. For Christmas last year I made some giant decorated ornaments using Soccer Balls. After Christmas I got to thinking how and what could I use to achieve an egg shape. After some trawling on the Internet I found the perfect solution...A balloon!
I inflated a balloon and used torn up strips of wrapping tissue and watered down PVA glue to form a layer and left it to dry fully before applying another layer. This isn't a project to be rushed and I have been working on my eggs on and off for about 8 weeks. 
On this Egg I left an oval opening at the front for the Chick to hatch. I painted the inside of the Egg with Pale Pink acrylic paint.
After about 12/15 layers the egg shape becomes firm. I burst the balloon and cover the tissue with a layer of sparkly lace & voile which masks the unevenness of the surface.
Now for the fun part I hauled out all of my lace trims and began to decorate the outside of the Egg.
Side View
Back View
I finally added a cute fluffy chick to complete the project.
I have really enjoyed this project. I love making items to decorate the home no matter what the season. I have enjoyed revisiting my childhood and using the Papier Mache technique...I found it quite relaxing listening to music and getting all 'icky'. 

I am entering my project into the following Challenges:

Thank you for visiting have a great week! xx

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Home Sweet Home

Hi to my blogging friends. I hope you have all had a good week and you are now enjoying a relaxing Sunday. 

I have not had much time for crafting this week because I decided to try and re-organise my craft room...honestly I wish I had never started! I keep telling myself it will  all be worth it in the end. It is so surprising just how much stuff I own but I can't bare to part with anything...I think the term is 'Hoarder'! ha ha

I have not quite finished but have managed to clear a small space to create a new project. I found this House shaped box and decided to create a Home Sweet Home project. It could be for someone who has just moved to a new home or just as a decorative item for the home.

I found this sweet image of a pair 'Black Warblers' not that I am hot on is noted at the base of the image lol. I just love the soft colouring and how the pair are looking at each other adoringly. 
I started the project by giving the frame a couple of coats of pale pink paint, followed by a thick coat of white chalk paint which I then sanded back here to give an aged look. Next I cut the image to size and fixed into the frame.
Next I used some White craft wire which I aged here and there with rust paste. I cut the wire to size and attached to the front of the frame using staples....I used an upholstery staple gun not a regular paper stapler. 
I then hid the wire edges and staples with ribbon & lace and decorated the back of the frame with a matching paper. I'm not sure what the customer will want to do with the frame, it is freestanding but if the customer wants it for a wall hanging then I can easily attach a hanging ring and gift label to the back.
 I finished the project off using more lace, leaf die cuts, handmade Foamiran flowers, feathers, a tiny birds nest and eggs and a raffia bow.

I am entering my project into the following Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #211 - Kath's Feminine 'Anything Goes'
Southern Girls Challenge - Flora and Fauna with team Lou
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #420 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - Make a Scene!
Cute Card Thursday #572 - Anything Goes
Creative Friday #225 - Everything that Flies!

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments xx

Monday, 4 March 2019

To My Lovely Mum

Hello to my fellow crafters.
I just wanted to start by saying thank you for your lovely comments they are much appreciated xx

It is now officially Spring!...although the weather here in the UK has done a complete 360...we are currently in the midst of storm Freya. A great excuse to spend the day in the Craft room, not that I need much of an excuse, my partner Stuart commented this morning on how high the Ironing pile is growing...I expect I'll get around to it when we run out of things to wear..ha ha.

It is now March already and here in the UK we celebrate Mothers Day at the end of the month. Sadly as I explained in an earlier post my Mum passed away in October last year. So I am making this card to sell in my Ebay store, as the sentiment is quite broad the card could also be used for a Mum's Birthday or just to say a very special Thank you to Mum.

I have never tried this Nude/Peach/Cream colour combination before but as always I always take my lead from the main image. I have used scraps of lace & fabric. The resin bird and scroll embellishments I made myself using silicone moulds.

I painted the chipboard sentiment to co-ordinate and made some paper flowers using matching papers. I finished the card with a few pearls and used glitter paint to add a little sparkle here & there.

I have also finished the inside of the card with co-ordinating papers and a blank area for the sender to add their message. 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments xx

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Celebrate This Day

Hello I'm back with a greetings card to share with you today. As I mentioned in my last post the weather here in the UK is glorious and spring has arrived early. While I was out walking the dogs today you cant help but notice all the Daffodils and some trees are in blossom too.

So I made a card to celebrate this could be a Birthday card, Anniversary card, Retirement card...pretty much anything really, a good card to have as a standby.

I loved this sweet image of Bluebirds in a Blossom Tree so I based my colour scheme around this.

I added some ribbon and lace to form a pretty background before I fixed the image in place. I then used some die cut twigs & branches. I also die cut & coloured the flowers from Foamiran and arranged them around the image.

I also added a little birds nest made from Sisal & Dried Roots. I made the eggs from air dry clay....I tend to make these all year round and store them in a jar...they are a great way to use up the little scraps at the end of a project. I also added a bird made from air dried clay and a few lace & metal embellishments, I especially love the pretty Bee charm...I saw a few of those buzzing around today.

As always I have decorated the inside of the card to co-ordinate using some scrap papers.

I am entering my card into the following Challenges:

Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments xx