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