Saturday, 13 May 2017

Shabby chic - Sweet Stampin' DT

Morning all,

Time for one of my favourite themes at Sweet Stampin' this week. Shabby chic!

I had a play with a pretty vintage image and lots of other goodies...

I made a flower out of Foamiran, and stamped the layers before putting them together. I really like the added interest it gives. The sentiment is from Unity (I believe!) and of course I had to add some of my favourite shabby bark hearts from Live & Love Crafts. (Whom I miss dearly, and will miss even more when the hearts run out! lol)
I may have gone a little overboard with the perfect pearls, but it just seemed to fit here.

Your turn! come play with us and show of your scrummy shabby creations!

Have a fantabulous weekend!


Monday, 1 May 2017

May challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hi all,

Another altered art challenge goes live this morning, this one over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

For this challenge I had a play with an mdf palette from Fernli Designs.

Most of the elements I used to decorate are from Craft Box, with a little Tim Holtz and a cabochon from The Works thrown in too. The circular item with the rose picture on, more-or-less in the middle of the palette, is actually a broach that I rescued from being thrown in the bin at work. Likewise the #71 game token came from an incomplete board game I was more than happy to rescue and find use for too!

This was my first palette, but enjoyed it so much, I think I will make a few more soon... We're taking part in a craft fair at work in August, to raise extra money for our charity, and this will be one of the pieces I'm putting up to sell. Wish us luck!

That's it from me for today, hope you'll come play with us.

Have an awesomesauce day!


May challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all,

Ohhhh, it's May! That means it's not long until we go on holiday! Really need it, as instead of cutting down at work like I was supposed to, my work has about doubled since before Christmas. Something's gotta give, and I'd rather it wasn't me! lol.

On a more fun note, it's time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics!

I had some fun with a trio of mini canvases (each 10cm square).

The colours haven't quite come out as true to life as I'd hoped, but I'm really loving the crackle medium I used here, and the penny farthing is one of my favourite charms ever. The charms and flowers all came out of a recent Craft Box, as did the gorgeous gold micro beads.

The music is from an actual sheet of music. We got donated a whole stack of it at work, and some were not fit to be sold (falling apart), but perfect for crafting with! Of course, I bought some to play on the piano as well as the craft desk too, lol.

I hope you're feeling inspired to come and play with us this month!

Back in just a minute with another post!


Saturday, 29 April 2017

humour - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin', and this week our theme is humour. we can all do with a laugh now and then, so I'm really looking forward to seeing the entries this week!

I decided to provide you with not one, but two smiles, so here is card one of two...

The sentiment certainly made me chuckle, and I thought the clothes peg was the perfect accompaniment. Of course, there's always the chance that people won't "get it", but I rather thought it was amusing, lol.

The chappy in this next card, a bugaboo digi, looks exactly like someone I work with, so this card will be reserved for his next birthday!

And that's it from me...

Hope you all have a fantabulous (bank holiday) weekend.


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Paper piecing - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Another lovely Saturday (one where I don't have to work is always lovely, even if it does mean catching up on housework!) and another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'.

The theme this week is Paper piecing, which is always so much fun.

I had some real trouble capturing the colours here. Darn that British miserable weather. I'm ready for summer!

Hope you'll all come play with us this week, and enjoy your easter weekend!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

April challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hi all,

Last post today, I promise!

It's time for our April challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, and this month I took my inspiration from our blog owner Sandie, who altered some wooden building blocks a while ago. I LOVED the idea, so when I discovered some at work, I grabbed them and had a play myself. This is what I made:

I started by sanding and priming the blocks, then painted them with Distress paints. A little stamping and a handful of embellishments out of a Craft Box to decorate, and most importantly some bricks (from Fernli designs), which I painted and added a little grit to, to give texture.

Aren't they cute? I think I'll be buying up all the building blocks that come through the shop from now on! lol.

Well, that's it from me for today, but I'll hope you'll come play with us.

Have an awesomesauce weekend!


April Challenge - Altered Eclectics

Hi all,

It's the 1st of April already! No joke! I was taken a little by surprise yesterday when my son announced the holidays had started. I was expecting another week of peace first. Oh well, can't win 'em all, I guess, lol.

Oh yes, the monthly challenge over at Altered Eclectics! I altered another ATB (ok, technically there's three of them!) for the challenge this month.

I just LOVE the honeycomb sizzix die. It's such a great look, and I love giving them all different textures too, like filling some with Crackle medium. The ones with the larger text on the lighter background and the light brown ones? Backing card from a TH stencil! Waste not, want not!

The metal embellies are all out of the January Craft Box, which had a steampunk theme. Best subscription EVER!

I hope you'll come play with us this month.

Back in just a minute with my third and final post of the day.