Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to your all. I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable festive period and that the recent rain has not caused any problems for you. 'Tis the Season to be Snotty, tra la la la la la la la la ' in our household at the moment but seeing as we have managed to escape the whole of the autumn germ free, it was bound to happen LOL!

A little padded heart from me using a Stampington stamp I got from ebay around Christmas last year.

I would like to thank you all for the wonderful support and lovely comments you have made throughout the year. It has been a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your inspirational artwork.

Merry Christmas & Happy Crafting XXX 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Venus ~ For That's Crafty

Christmas is nearly upon us so I chose to do a non Christmas project for That's Crafty LOL! After saying I wasn't going to make any more Christmas cards, I made about six this week (which I didn't get a chance to photograph as I posted them straight away), so I'm rebelling from anything Christmassy today yippee.

Loving this stamp from That's Crafty. If you'd like to know more please do pop over to the blog to find out the products used.

Have a lovely weekend and hopefully life is not too hectic for you in the run up to Christmas.

Take care and Keep Crafting. xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Mask It ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Well I am certainly fashionably late for 'Mask It' which is the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Fellow teamie Claire was the inspiration behind this challenge. As we are a stamping challenge we do require some stamping on your project and no digis please, Our generous sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts with a fantastic prize for the winning entree. Please do pop over to FSC head quarters for lots of lovely inspiration from those Fashionettes.

I found an old picture frame which I white washed and shabbied up a little adding a touch of gilding paste here and there. I cut some chipboard to fit and painted with gesso then covered with Tim Holtz tissue paper, added some more gesso to soften the effect then I used some stencils to add the butterflies and swirls. 
I tore some more tissue paper and decoupaged onto some mini frames adding more gilding paste and coated with crackle medium. I used some lovely stampsmith stamps for the inside of the frames and added a few embellishments to complete my vintage frame.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are not buried under an ever increasing mount of Christmas craftiness.

Have a Happy & Crafty Week.

I am entering this for 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Amour trinket box for That's Crafty

Better late than never! That sums me up to a tea. More often than not I'm in a rush and always running late. My Mum is the opposite. Guaranteed to arrive at least 10 minutes early where I'm always at least 10 minutes late. Why is that I wonder? My blog is no exception, always behind and a bit late. Now this is my blog post for Saturday and it's only a few days late! I do have a bit of an excuse, I'm busy sewing a few bag orders, which have been delayed as the fabric was out of stock. As with everything else I'm a slow sewer, but I am in the middle of making the last bag yay! So I may eventually be able to catch up on everything else, Knowing me probably not!

If you'd like to know a bit more about products used for the trinket box please head over That'sBloggingCrafty for more info.

Have a lovely day my fellow Crafters xx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Little Red Stocking

Brrrrrr very chilly today, don't know about stockings but definitely need my thermals on! Hope you are all toasty and warm. I'm really enjoying making more christmas decorations. But I'm rubbish at all the organising and preparation as I struggle with writing lists and Christmas cards. I need Santa's little helper to come and sort me out LOL!

More of a traditional stocking, made of red linen. Using my favourite TAP and one of my fave wooden stamps from stampa rosa. The image is coloured with my zig photo markers as they work fine with archival ink.

Big big apologises for lack of commenting hope to put that right later today, and a big thank you for all the lovely comments you have taken the time and trouble to leave me. 

Have a lovely crafty day!


Sunday, 2 December 2012

French Fancies~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges

To Die for is the theme for our latest challenge down at FSC, chosen by teamie Joanna. I do own a big shot, but I rarely use it these days so had to dust off a few cobwebs for this challenge. Please pop over to FSC to get oodles of inspiration from the beautiful projects designed by the team. Our sponsor is marina from Cottage Crafts offering a generous prize to the lucky winner. As we are a stamping challenge we do need to stamping in your project.

I used quite a few dies for this project, spellbinders for the perfume labels and fancy circular die, sizzix bigz for the dangly hearts and the cabinet die and memory box for the pastry label.

Lots of stamps too. Justrite stamps for the perfume label, hearts and the stamping on the cabinet card frame and and the french script is by stamping up. The little angel is by stempelglade.

Apologises for the picture it is a bit ropey, the light was abysmal when I took the photo and as you know photography is not my strong point!

I'm entering this in the following challenges

Have a lovely Sunday and wrap up warm!! xx