Saturday, 5 November 2016

Upcycle for Christmas

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I blogged!  Even the process has changed.  I made something for the first time in months today so thought I would share.  It gave me so much pleasure to be crafting again that I realised I need to get back into it.  My mum asked for craft labels for the back of the cards she makes as a Christmas present.  It looked a bit dull so I did this....

These are her labels - I got a box from a company I subscribe to and decided to decorate it and wrap the labels in purple tissue paper.

I turned the lid of the box into this.  My mum likes Gorjuss Girls so this decoupage seemed appropriate.  Then I thought (due to dimension) how do I wrap this.  So got a brown paper bag and decorated it.

I used gorgeous images from a Pollyanna Pickering set with a few pearls and flowers.  Thought this image was appropriate - a daughter giving her mum a gift.

I hope to carrying on blogging now, so glad to be back - got loads to make for Christmas and I am so behind!

Friday, 25 April 2014

SPS Challenge - Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone.  So today over at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is Happy Birthday.  I have chosen to use a Sweet Pea Digi called Sugar by Regan Kobecek, and this time just kept things simple.  She is coloured with Copic Ciaos and backed with a spellbinder die, some embossed card from my stash and some roses and a couple of gems.  The Happy Birthday is another die.  Please come and join us and submit your lovely creations.

Friday, 17 January 2014

SPS Challenge - Flower Power

Hello all, Well, over at Sweet Pea Stampers this time the challenge is "Flower Power", so if you want to be in to win the challenge, then please come on over and have a play!

So here are the "ingredients for my card this time"

Sweet Pea Digi – Poppy from the Mist by Ching Chou Kuik
Coloured with Copic Ciaos
A5 blank card
Silver Mirri Card
Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle dies by Spellbinders
Flowers and white flower border by Anna Marie Designs
Background floral paper by Papermania
Bling and pearlised grey card from my stash

Please come on over and share your fabulous creations with us!

Friday, 3 January 2014

SPS Challenge - "Anything Goes!!"

Hello all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well, over at Sweet Pea Stampers this time the challenge is "Anything Goes", so you are open to endless possibilities.   And if you want to be in to win the challenge, then please come on over and have a play!

So here are the "ingredients for my card":

Sweet Pea Digi - A Word to the Wise by Concetta Kilmer
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs & clear glitter for the moon
8 x 8 blank card
Silver Mirri Card
6 x 6 stencil from The Crafters Workshop - Mini Climbing Vine
Stencilled onto a scrap of blue patterned paper I had with Phthalo Blue Pan Pastel.
Tattered Lace Owl and a Spellbinder Circle & Scallop die
Oh and some flowers and pearl from my stash

Oh and for those of you young enough like me to remember the 80's version of Clash of the Titans - this was inspired by that... in the UK it is always on the Television at Christmas - remember the mechanical owl sent from the Gods?  Bringing help and hope - so Happy New Year!!!!!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Sweet Pea Stampers - Kraft Card

Well, what can I say?  It is so great to be back crafting properly again!  I’ve missed it but just completely lost my mojo!  Anyhow the theme  for Sweet Pea Stampers this week is to use Kraft Card / Paper.  I’ve used the stamp Misty Allure by Ching Chou Kuik and framed her with spellbinder dies.  I didn’t quite get the die out right and ripped the bottom of it – eek – what to do – added the raffia bow J  I used some prima butterflies and scraps of paper and ribbon left over from other projects – oh and of course, good old kraft card!  So pop on by and show us your creations x

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sweet Pea Charity

This month over at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is your nominated charity.

I chose mine in Memory of my beautiful dog Millie.  She died aged 8 just before Christmas due to a heart condition.  So I chose British Heart Foundation.  Digi stamp used is Rachel Anderson's Queen of Hearts

Friday, 8 March 2013

Spring Colours

When I think of Spring, I think of green.  Fresh green grass, green buds starting to form etc.  Which is why I chose the colour green for my design for Sweet Pea Stampers.  For this month's design I have used a beautiful digi stamp by Joanne Schempps - Suki

The corner stamp is by Clarity stamp and the rest is bits and pieces from my stash.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

One Sweet Challenge - Spring
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel
Everybody Art - Butterfly
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring