Sunday, 29 November 2009


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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Concept/3D cards


I have very little time to craft lately due to all the hours I have been doing at work but to avoid withdrawel symptoms I decided to make a few concept cards and 3D cards up that were in my stash.

Quick and easy to make and very effective. Ideal for those last minute birthdays.

Top pic - Jolly Nation 3D cards part of my QVC winnings
Nextthree pics are concept cards from my stash


Recent bits and pieces

I have got some gorgeous Murano glass pendants that I love and finally got round to making them into a necklace I can wear. Cut right back on my jewellery making for now as not sure if I want to progress further at the moment in time.

Because they are for me, I wanted them simple so that the pendants stood out as much as possible. The black pendant is on black velvet cord with black organza ribbon and the green pendant I put on black velvet cord.

As I said very simple but how I wanted them to be.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Biker Chic

My mission was to make a birthday card for my mum to give to her friend. My theme: A Motorbike themed card for a girly girl!! After a lot of deliberation and even more cutting out this is the card I eventually came up with. A tad out of my comfort zone and deffinately a challenge but I and my mum were both happy with it so just hoping the recipient likes it.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

April/May Birthdays

I had a few birthdays in April/May

Mums was on the 18th and I made her a bagpuss decoupage I had just got as I know she loved the programme when I was a child.

Then came my sisters (she was 26 on the 26th) and adores Eeyore so this was a no brainer as soon as I found this image in my stash

Then came Dads on 2nd May - For him I tried iris decoupage for the first time after I saw this wild cat design in a local shop. Strange result as it's suppoed to be as if you were looking through a camera and wasn't too sure about it. Jury still out but Dad seemed to like it.

Then last but not least on the 3rd was my husbands birthday - for him I chose Sylvester as he joked one day about me doing him one for his birthday as he loved the sheets when I got them. He thought this was great.


I've entered a couple of swaps and here are my takes:

Bunny Atc - This is going to BigbunniesUk for the May ATC draw. Didn't have a clue what to do for this one and was really struggling until my prize came through the door and on one of the stamp sets was a bunny. It was soo cute I was chuffed to use it so soon. Hope she likes.

1-1 Swap - She said she liked purple and I had this gorgeous piece of card in a RAK, just hope she likes it.

Teddy Bears swap - Struggled a little with this one but was happy with the results especially the stamped one.

Sheep ATC and handbag charm - This was just an experiment that I decided to put in with my jewellery swap item with it being a sheep handbag charm

Thanks Pinkpuppy

Thankyou Louise for the lovely RAK I received the other day. Its really lovely and thoughtful of you



I ahve done a couple of swaps lately including the Jewellery swaps which I hosted and have receoved some wonderful things from the ladies off the forum.

Dog card and ATC were from a 1-1 swap with Katie.

The Easter themed ATC's were from Pinkpuppy and Kathleen K

The "Snaggles" ATC was from Heather1981

The brooch and handbag charm were from RachelSian19

Thankyou very much ladies they are absolutely wonderful. pipsxxx

Back with Good News

Sorry I haven't blogged in ages but to be honest there hasn't been that much to blog as I haven't done much other than work.

However I did have some very good news. I won £100 worth of QVC goodies that were offered in a competition at the recent Crafts Beautiful launch party.

I recevied the prize last week and WOW! as you can see from the pics above it was a very generous and wonderful prize. I was chuffed to little pieces

Monday, 13 April 2009

Handbag Charms

I have had these wonderful charms/beads for a while and wanted to use them a number of times but wasn't quite sure how. Anyway after a Bank Holiday at work I decided to sit down and have a play and these little beauties are what I came up with.

A sheep, a frog and a flying pig!!!

I kept thr colours plain and simple so as not to detract from the main charm/bead. I am very happy with how these turned out and am already planning some more.


Tuesday, 31 March 2009

PARTY PARTY!!!!!!!!!

It's nearly part time at Crafts Beautiful so press on the link and join in the fun!

Sunday, 22 March 2009


These are the two bracelets I made today and gave to my mum for mothers day

The green one is lovely and chunky, i was inspired by a lovely chunky green jumper I know she weara, and the beads came from a CB rak.

The other is dainty and on memory wire and thought she could wear in the summer without it being too much/too heavy. Also knows she wears quite a bit of blue.

Mothers day cards

Here are the cards I made for:

My mum - Purple decoupage (favourite colour)
MIL - Laura Asley paper with decoupage rose (loves Laura Ashley, flowers etc)
Nan - Flower fairies card (Loves flower fairies)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sassy's Blog Candy

Susie has a lovely blog candy giveaway, please check out her blog - you won't be dispointed, her makes are gorgeous

Monday, 16 March 2009

Little girl card

I made this card yesterday for a special littles girls birthday but don't want to say more until the recipient receives it. Just hope she likes

More jewellery makes

Last night and this morning I have been playing and recycling some old makes that I either didn't like or changed my mind about.

1st pic is a pair of earring I made from a handbag charm I received in a CB swap. I had the handbag charm on my bag for ages when I noticed one day part of it had gone. I was gutted as I adore the charm and the beads are beautiful. However I did notice that the bits left would make fab earrings so happily made them up this morning. Just hope the prson who originally made it approves.

2nd pic The black star fish pendant (which glows in the dark) I adore but hated the original chain it was on because it irritated my skin so I have kept in plain by threading on a black ribbon and black plush cord.

3rd/4th pic is a haematite bracelet and earring set which I recycled from an earlir make I only owre once. Again siplicity is they key here as I adore haematite and wanted some pieces I could wear anytime. Very very happy with these.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Easter ATC

Whilst I was waiting for OH to get off the computer so I could upload my challenge makes I had a play and made an easter ATC with some ribbon I bought today, and an egg image from a CB swap from last year.

Challenge #5

I nearly forgot oabout this challenge until about 7pm this evening when I started on these two makes. Cant't make up my mind which to enter so am showing them both.

The bracelet is for a friend (hope she likes) and the earrings are for me. I wanted some nice and simple drop earrings and ave wanted to use these beads for a little while as love the colour ('fraid pic doesn't do it justice).

EDIT: New and better pics added

Monday, 2 March 2009

Blog Candy Giveaway

The lovely Karen has hit 1000 page views on her blog and is giving away some blog candy here to celebrate.

Congratulations Karen

Friday, 27 February 2009

Latest Card

I made this card today after a bit of jewellery making.

The wire flower was in a fab Rak from Natalie (from CB forum).
The card was a blank I bought the other day and I used white felt behind the appeture and then mounted the wire flower onto that. The little “For you” was also from a Rak.

Jewellery Makes

I have got the Jewellery bug at the moment and have made several necklace for my Nan. She loves her beads and after receiving her birthday prezzie asked me to make a couple more necklaces for her.

The purple necklace was part of her recent 80th birthday prezzie which was the first of my makes and was what prompted her to ask me to make more for her as she adored this one.

The Pearl necklace was designed for "everyday" use and the green necklace was desinged to go with the outfit she is wearing to my little sisters wedding in April and the bracelet was an added extra that she wasn't expecting but loved. The style of the green necklace was based on a pair of earrings that I made for myself as part of a jewellery challenge (see further down my blog)which she thought were lovely.

I gave her them today and she was thrilled with them which made my day. She then gave me a bracelet that she can't wear as its too big and asked me to make either into a necklace or a smaller bracelet! Will post the results when I've had a play!