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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

Have a wonderful christmas and a fab new year everyone,x

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Tim Holtz 12 days of Xmas tags - day three tag

Hi all,well i am still behind with my tags but intend to catch up eventually...lol so here is tag 3 for you to look at.
i diecut the bird using the tim holtz caged bird die and music paper i had got from a charity shop and then coloured used barndoor distress ink,added rock candy stickles and left to dry. i didnt have the tree stamp so drew my own but dont look too closely!,inked tag using green distress inks and walnut stain around the edges and distressed using scissors.had to do water droplets but mine ended up as more of a flood...lol,used stampin up script stamp and green distress ink to go on background and added a printed xmas picture and flowers with some glamour dust on and added 3 different green ribbon to finish off,thanks for taking the time to look,x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim Holtz 12 days of Xmas tags - day 2

Hi all,well i am already behind on this challenge....lol but aim to catch up. Well afraid not as happy with this tag as the last one but enjoyed the process.You can find Tim's tags here.
i have stamped,embossed and made my own reinker pad using felt also!Had to adapt some items but thats part of the fun,see you soon,x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tim Holtz 12 days of Christmas tags - day one

Hi all,bet you thought i had disappered...lol but been too busy to blog.Have joined the tag challenge hosted by sue aka playingwithpaperover at Docrafts to recreate the Tim Holtz 12 days of Christmas tags and this is my attempt at day one. You can find the original challenge over at Tim's blog. I have tweaked mine slightly to allow for materials etc and i got really messy but had great fun. My list of ingrediants for this tag are
Tim Holtz tag die and rickety house die and a sizzex fence die
brushed courduroy,walnut stain,old paper,barn door, faded jeans and tumbled glass distress inks
grunge paper,snow cap dabber, glamour dust (which is my new addiction), mini mister and perfect pearls,snowflake stamp,star brad,wreath topper,cottonwool bud,ticket which you can get here at the lovely lisa's blog.
First i diecut my house and then used brushed courduroy and walnut stain on house,added snowcap dabber and glamour dust,used my secret ingrediant for the glass(quality street wrappers) and added a wreath topper,diecut tag and then stamped blue ink pads onto my mats and added some perfect pearls mixed in water and dried,repeated this 3 times and then stamped snowflakes using faded jeans distress ink.added my star brad and glued house to tag and added smoke and ticket,diecut fence and added snow by using the snowcap dabber and glamour dust and then glued into place.
Sorry that was such a long post and i hope you have stayed to the end,see you tomorrow

Monday, 18 October 2010

Craft day projects

Well had another fab day crafting with some lovely ladies i have met via docrafts and these are the end results,my fave is the chocolate box and the hardest thing to make was the pinflair bauble as we all had sore thumbs at the end....lol.


Have to say though that the template needed a little tweaking so use with caution or maybe it was just me....lol
You can find the tutorial for the box here along with the tutorial for the
christmas decoration and there are loads of other fab tutorials for you to have a go at.
The pinflair bauble was a birthday gift and lucky enough there was enough for us all to have one each,boy were they cursing me....lol


Also made this notebook holder which will be going to my mum,used acrylic paints to create a background colour,stamped leaves up the side and added pencil and note book.
thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,off to check some out now whilst i wait for the repair man,x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Ribbon challenge card


Good morning all,hope you are all well,at last my cold is on the way out,hurray. This card was for a lovely lady known as Craftingallday over at docrafts and she has a amazing blog here and also for her and angiebabes ribbon challenge.Had good fun doing something new and the tutorial and inspiration you can find here. Be warned though you need a lot of ribbon....lol I coloured tilda with promarkers,used nesties label dies, martha stewart flower shower punch and papermania card,used stampin up stamp and added pearls.
thanks for popping by,x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Date book

Well this was going to be a long post but after several attempts at loading have given up......lol
made this following instructions in the new craft stamper mag and had to tweak slightly as didnt have the right stuff,including making my circles with a jar!
It took me 5 hours with several mishaps on the way but i am blaming my cold which is getting very annoying now!
But i wll be making another one,once i have got the right items as it makes things so much simpler.
This is one of the mages inside,didnt have the right punch for the tabs so used my nesties instead
used my bind it all to finish off and that was another story too.....lol
well thanks for looking and reading this,hope you feel inspired to have a go too,x

Monday, 27 September 2010

Thought i had better make a card for a change :)


Not been crafting much lately but as its my aunts birthday soon,thought i had better make a card....lol.
Used a stampin up birthday set and decoupauged the cake,coloured with promarkers and stamped matching greeting and small cupcake.papers used were DCWV and i used my new nesties to diecut and i added pearls and gems to finish off.
This is a pic of my new goodies which i got at the westpoint show in exeter last week,looking forward to the weekend to play.
thanks for popping by to see me,x




Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ideas jar and Advent calender card

hi all,well i am still alive but busy,busy,busy at moment but in some spare time have been exploring blogs and noting ideas and this is what i made at the weekend.its a decorated jar that you fill with lots of ideas of things to make,colour choices, themes etc and you pick out one when you are stuck for ideas and follow whats on the paper,no putting back....lol
here is the link for the blog re the jar,well worth a look,just click here and scroll down.
Now the advent card was made after a lovely lady on docrafts called sarah and you can find her blog here posted the link to this fabulous german blog which is here and you will find lots of links for help in creating your advent calender if you fancy a challenge making them

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Scrapboard aka altered clipboard

Hi all,well enjoyed making the other clipboard that i thought i would have another go but this time with a different slant on it so have made into a scrapboard.It started out as a blank bingo clipboard and after some paints,papers,flowers etc viola!
These pictures are of my sister in law and i will be giving this to her for her birthday so hope she likes it,x
Thanks for visiting my gallery and hopefully the ladies at the yeovil meet will enjoy making them too,x

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Altered Clipboard

hi all,well had another crafting day with friends and did a dummy run of altering a bingo clipboard ready for a craft meet at yeovil soon so this is the end result.
started off as a boring plain clipboard
and then came the fun bit where i started off using acrylic paints as a background and then added post its,mini notice board,covered the pencil and embellished.


added a clip on the ribbon to add pics or reciepts etc and if you look quickly there is a pic of my youngest on the notice board though its a few years old now,thanks for visiting,x

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Crafting session with buddies

Had a fab day crafting with my buddies angie,tanya and sandra today and we had great fun decorating bird houses and canvas bags which we purchased here

painted my house with acrylic paints,used sizzex dies including the tim holtz bird house die which is my fave at the moment,added flowers and stamped leaves and coloured with promarkers which i cut out for the sides,gave my bird a felt bed and some googly eyes.





Also decorated a canvas bag using material and felt and brads,diecut the flowers and butterflies and used glue and brads to fix to bag,had fun just arranging things...lol

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Birthday card for Docrafter

Good morning everyone,miserable outside so some crafting later i think.Made this card for a buddy over at docrafts and she loves flowers so hopefully this card will do.the stamp is a wild rose stamp which i had to buy as it reminds me of my dog sam.coloured image with my beloved promarkers and used trimcraft papers,added flowers and gems.hope you all have a wonderful day planned,shall be blog hopping later,x

Friday, 20 August 2010

Blog award from @ngie, Carol and Judie



hi all,well been spoilt as have recieved four awards this week,this one is from the lovely angie so thanks very much and you can find her fabby blog here
and also recieved the award of the lovely carol and you can see her blog here and also from judie and her super blog is here
now the conditions of this award is

1.thank the person who gave you the award - done

2.put award on blog - done

3.state 3 things that you love about yourself - well i think i am easygoing,have a good sense of humour and enjoy crafting.....lol

4.post a fave pic- so here is a fave pic of my dog sam



Blog award from Noreen



Have been given another blog award and this time its from the lovely Noreen and you can find her fab blog here,thanks Noreen and now i have to pass it on to 7 other fave blogs so here goes

1. Pinkpuds

2.On the cards

3.Coops cluttered corner

4.AuntySues craft cavern

5.netty's craftings

6.AsIDoRodos

7.Bonkers about buttons

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Totally OTT.........lol


hi all thought you might like to see my card for the tilda challenge which i am hosting over at docrafts
the theme was to go ott with your card and its embellishments and i think i did....lol
you might need your sunglasses also,will be sending this to a docrafter for their birthday so i hope they like it,x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Craft day projects







Hi all,well have had a fab day again crafting with the lovely angiebabe and annette aka angie and sandra who i met through docrafts.todays projects were a magic box and you can find the tutorial here.were fun to make and the inside is fab,just need to add some flowers to the lid now.









we also converted some wooden dominoes i picked up in a charity shop by using distress inks,house stamps,card and ribbon,nice and messy but very effective.







Had a fab day and i have another crafty day planned for saturday,what more could a girl want,x





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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Flippin men card

Good morning all,well i am getting into the swing of this holiday lark but my sleep patterns have gone awry!. Made this card last night and it took forever for some reason,couldnt make up my mind what colours,then the layout and because it is also a challenge card had to get some stripes in somewhere and that had me stumped,but at last its finished and i hope he likes it. Stamped image two times,coloured with promarkers and then decoupaged and also added glossy accents to his glass.



made the strips by laying thin strips of card across and trimming at the edge.

These stamps have got to be one of my best bargains ever and i got them from here
well off to get some breakfast and have a look around,see you later,x

UPDATE - i have changed my background again.....lol.the other one was a bit too busy for me,x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Been tweaking again!

Thought i would have a play with backgrounds,funny how a hour disappears when i do that....lol
its meant i have had to change my font colours and also have shrunken the banners with help from @ngie
what do you think of the new one?

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Crafting with angiebabe





have had a fab time crafting with angiebabe aka angie who i have met through docrafts.This scrapbook cover was made using acrylics,stamps and h20's and also loo roll!!!!.Made the arch by moulding wet toilet paper over the stamp and then drying with heat gun,added acrylics for colour.

Made this card using tutorial over here but not keen on water effect so covered up but pleased with finished card in the end

this image was made using embossing powders to paint and you can find the tutorial here and i will be using it on a card.

had a great day and made hardly any mess this time....lol

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sneaky peek!


well thought i would show you my gorjuss girl tag which i have made for a challenge i will be hosting over at docrafts from friday,you can find the challenge section here,so if you wish to join in would love to see you.
My challenge is to make any size tag and decorate how you wish but to include a gorjuss girl on it.i have made my tag,rounded the corners,coloured with distress inks and used a tim holtz embossing folder(love it).colured my gg with distress inks and promarkers.

then added glimmer mists to a tim holtz ticket,added gems and ribbons etc,enjoyed making this one and having a play,x