Wednesday, 13 August 2014

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE....

Hi Everyone,
A new challenge for the coming fortnight over at DRAGONS DREAM and the theme has been chosen by the super talented Julie Ann   the letter ...O... and... RUST...Lots of fun to be had with this one...don't you think... The only rules are that you must use at least one real stamp on your tag....Enjoy...

For my tag I used the word OLD..... my old rusty heart still loves ya!!!! I stamped the background with assorted words....hope...love....dream...wish....then used the heart stencil from Tim Holtz...my hearts are made from thick cardboard firstly I paint them in gold, then dark brown.(trying to make them look like rust) then added crackle paint...not quite the effect I was after but still....I hope you like them....Looking forward to seeing all the amazing entries as always....Have Fun...



Thank you so much for your visit... x x x x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

GORGEOUS HAPPY MAIL....

Hi Everyone,
I hope this finds you all well, it was so hot today at work  YIKES... I could not wait to get home to have a cool shower....Ahhhh that's better...

I got the most AMAZING Canvas in the post today from the super talented KELLY at The Beauty of Paper ....Kelly is one the most kindest people I have ever met.. you really have to pop over to her blog with a large cup of coffee/Tea and have a treat enjoying her amazing creations...Kelly has recently moved to a new home and she still found the time to make this Gorgeous canvas....I will treasure this always Kelly... I adore it... Thank you so much my Dear friend x x x

                                                                       Stunning colours
                                                            Beautiful textured hearts
                                                             Delicate ballet shoes           
                                                                  Adorable flowers
I Love it all...I have given this gorgeous canvas pride & place in my crafty space so I can see it everyday.... Thank you so much Kelly..... x x x

Thank you for your visit today... x x x

Monday, 4 August 2014

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE.....A LITTLE FUN...

A CREATIVE BLOG TOUR...
Hi All... Today just a little chat & some fun Sharing what we love ..The super talented JAN tagged me in her blog to continue this little fun way to share together what we all love doing....Creating.....



                                                                           JAN
 I have been a follower of Jan for sometime now as her blog posts are so inspirational....she is just finished a burlap dress-form... it is Breathtaking you need to pop over with a coffee and have a stroll though her blog you will not be disappointed... Thank you Jan for tagging me....so here goes a little about me...

What am I working on at the moment...
I am making my first lace fabric book... its not quite finished I was inspired to make this through visiting wonderful blogs out there...it's good to Share....


                                                                






Not quite finished as yet...But I have loved the journey so far with this lace book....I hope you do too.....

How does my work differ from others....

Hmmmm Not to sure how to answer this one I don't think I have a particular style I love all craft... I sometimes do pretty...I adore vintage & working with lace & fabrics... I used to colour images but I have not done that in sometime... so I suppose I change from week to week really, whatever I'm making I enjoy that at that time...so a bit of everything I'd say....

                                                 





Why do I create...
Now that's simply... to relax after a day at work I love nothing more than to retreat to my crafty space and play....papercraft, sewing, knitting......(can't crochet but I want to learn) I really enjoy making gifts for family & friends, I have recently become a Grandma so I have been making some baby quilts on my sewing machine....
             
                                                            bird plaque             
                                                                  patchwork bag
                                                                        ATC
                                                                            Tag


How do I work when creating......
Challenges are a great source of inspiration as is visiting amazing blogs in blog-land.... then I empty every drawer in my crafty space to find hopefully what I need to play... I also use you tube to learn new techniques & for inspiration....


Well sadly this is the part of the tour that I share some fabulous blogs with you....But unfortunately the fantastic ladies I asked to share where so busy with holidays etc & life of course that has a habit of getting in the way...so at this point of my tour I would like you to link back to the super talented JAN as Jan has another link to a wonderful blog at the bottom of her post to visit...enjoy!!! I hope you enjoyed my blog tour... Thank you Jan again for inviting me along.....

Thank you all for your visit today x x x x

CRAFT MY LIFE CHALLENGE (AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)

Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of the CRAFT MY LIFE CHALLENGE for August & September..it runs for two months...So lots of time to make up your creations...No cards please... we would love to see your knitting, crochet, sewing, altered items creations... anything at all as long as it's not a card....sounds fun don't you think... The lovely talented Elaine who runs this challenge always gets the most amazing sponsors so lots of goodies to be won too.....I have used WOODWARE products on my creation for this challenge...They were so kind to give us lovely items to work with....

I made a Christmas tag to show off the amazing Woodware snowflakes & fabulous ribbons....I hope you like it....Thank you so much Woodware...x x
Looking forward to visiting all your fabulous creations....

Thank you so much for your visit today x x x x
                                                                 


Saturday, 2 August 2014

ALL SEASONS SWAP (AUGUST)

Hi Everyone,
Thank you all for kind visits to my little space in blogland.... Regular visitors know that I take part in a monthly swap over at A SWAP FOR ALL SEASONS run by the lovely Linda, you get to swap a card & Tag & some de-stash goodies... I love taken part why not give it try... for Sept our theme is Halloween ...
Well August our theme was your favorite things.... I sent my bits & bobs to the lovely Talented Sherry  & I received from the lovely Talented Elizabeth....

These are the items I sent to SHERRY  my Tag & Card


                                                               Stash items I sent to Sherry
                                                                          Lace
                                                                       Bits & Bobs
                                                                   Buttons
                                                                 coloured binding
                                                             Sharing  a cup of tea With Sherry....
                              Look at this wonderful packaging I received from the lovely ELIZABETH
                                        Gorgeous card & Tag....
       wonderful stash items from Elizabeth I am going have lots of fun with these
                                     Love these images & fun bingo cards            
                                          These fantastic elements are so beautiful.
 Thank you Elizabeth, I adore all of your kind package you kindly put together for me Love,Love, Love it all....   Looking forward to the next swap in Sept.....HALLOWEEN....

Thank you so much for your visit today x x x

Friday, 1 August 2014

CHALLENGES ....WHOOP WHOOP....

Hi Everyone,
A Happy 1st of the month  (August) to you all...I have for you today no-less than 3 Challenges for you all to take part in....ALTERED ECLECTICS & ECLECTIC ELLAPU.... At Altered Eclectics we would love to see any altered items, boxes, canvas, wooden items...anything you can alter we would love to see (no cards please).....For Eclectic Ellapu the Pink team's theme chosen by the lovely talented Yvonne it is "Seaside".... and for the purple team "Anything Goes"  There you go 3 different themes for you all to have a play with us.......See you there...

My item for Altered Eclectics (followers of my blog know I have recently become a Grandma of a Beautiful Little Gorgeous boy...Jude.. So I altered some wooden Blocks for his bedroom... I hope you like them....



I used some Gesso to cover the blocks then I painted them with a tester pot of paint called Water...the letters I used Duck egg....I got these testers from B&Q to paint my kitchen..(I used the WATER on my walls) Love it....I then used some crackle paint from DecoArt...( I did tell my daughter that these were for decoration only in case Jude as he gets older puts them in his mouth) I hope you like them...


                                                               ECLECTIC ELLAPU

The theme is SEASIDE...I made a Tag for the Pink Team




I covered my tag with some fabulous papers from Crafty Individuals...The image is also from them..The stamps used on the background the birds & seashells/starfish are from Crafty Individuals... I have a craft drawer full of this company's stamps I do Love them I don't use them enough...(must change that one) ...
So there you have it a post full of wonderful Challenges to take part...I hope you all enjoy...Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations.....

Thank you so much for your visit x x x x





Wednesday, 30 July 2014

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,
I hope this finds you all well.... Thank you all so much for joining in the last Dragons Dream challenge....Fabulous to see all your entries... I have to choose the top 3 Dragons...Yikes this will be so difficult as all the tags were wonderful ...

To this fortnights Challenge the theme was chosen by the super talented Gabrielle... the letter P and some Cogs...Sounds fun don't you think.....

My Entry I stamped the background with the fabulous stamps from Oxford Impressions dress form set & coloured with DI inks Pumice Stone, & Worn Lipstick, The wooden cogs I coloured with acrylic paints then used TH clear crackle paint with a little glitter.... the pretty images are from cardmakers delight this shop can be found on ebay.... I hope you like it....Join us over at DRAGONS DREAM.... Have fun creating!!


                                                                  


Thank you so much for your kind visit today.....