My lovely followers

Monday, 1 December 2014

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics 
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
on the 1st day of every month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu 
Challenges are now 3 weekly
Current Challenges end 20th July

REIS, travel holiday destination country etc
and/or
Anything goes

Drop by and join in the fun!
Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

CRAFTY RIBBONS 
WEEKLY EVERY THURSDAY
Anything goes with ribbon

Monday, 28 July 2014

A gift for a friend

One of my friends at work is leaving this week so decided to decorate a heart for her.  This is the same friend I mde the poppy card for.

I covered the heart with serviettes and mod podge. I used one of my hand sewn flowers, lots of pink lace and ribbon. I used one of Fernli Designs frames and used a unity stamp for the sentiment.

Thats it really - nice and short and not long winded list lol.  Now for the pics......





Thats it for now am off to bed

Hugz and love to you all and please follow me if you so wish lol

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A simple thanks.....

I wanted to make a simple card a friend of mine who has done so much for me over the years.  Simple it is lol.  No sentiment on the front as I write my feelings inside myself.  I think it makes it more personal.  
I used another flower stamp I have recently purchased and alongside the previous poppy card  I just love it.  I then embossed it using clear powder.  I then used copics and prismas and made it monochromatic in sepia tones.  I love the vintagy colours/tones.  I would list all the colours I used but did not make a note of them lol.  Naughty me!  I cut them length ways and width ways and stuck them to a piece of white card stock and then simply placed onto a kraftcard.  All done!


Thanks for dropping by to see me and I do hope you call again and perhaps follow me.

Hugz and love always

Saturday, 26 July 2014

A card for a friend

Yes you read it right - I have actually made a card.  I bought some flower stamps and I was lucky enough to get a poppy stamp.  I absolutely love poppies so really couldn't wait to get started on it.  

I just simply stamped, embossed and used my copics and prismas to colour the image.  The basis of the card is kraft and red card.  A simple bow in the corner on top of the crossed over ribbon along 2 of the sides.  

There you have it a simple card and quick project for a change.  I have to say I am really pleased with the end product.  Now for the pics - they are not great I admit as the flash got into the pics - sorry about that but hope I have captured enough for you to make them out lol.  I think I have duplicated a pic in the group of four so please ignore my mishap lol.






Thank you for dropping by

Love and hugz always
This has been entered into the following challenges

artbymiran ag 15a
sister act card challenge ag 1a
4Kraftygirls ag 8a
delightful challenges add a ribbon 1a
outlawz twisted thursday ag 1a
crafters cafe ag 30j
moo-mania and more  ag 1a
pennys paper crafty ag 1a
crafty sentiments design hand coloured image 28j
fan-tastic tuesday ag29j
ttcrd ag 1a
a girl who crafts ag 1a
ladybug crafts summer flowers 1a
crafting from the heart ag 1a
613 avenue create ag 1a
fairytale stamper summer 30j









Thursday, 24 July 2014

New challenge

over at Crafty Ribbons this week and the theme is Anything Goes with ribbon.  I have chosen to make a heart for a happy couple on their wedding day - this could be used instead of a card or even for a bride to carry with her bouquet.

I had fun putting this together because part of my DT package from Ali (Crafty Ribbons) were lots of the latest ribbons and boy did I use them lol.  I used a heart from Fernli Designs and painted it with pink chalk paint.  I then covered the heart with some remnants of lace from my stash - I made the flower from the same lace with a flatback pearl and a pearl spray.  I cut the ribbons to hang from the heart, on the heart and made little tags comig osut from the flower.  I found in my stash some pink pearl string to edge the ribbon on the heart front.









Thats it folks all complete and waiting for a bride to use it lol......Why not head on over to Crafty Ribbons and join in with the fun - will be good to see you there

Hugz n Love

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Yes you shall go to the ball......

I have had this dressform hanging about for quite a while and it started to scream at me.  I was unsure as to what style I was heading for until I saw all my bridal lace and materials begging to be used.  All I am going to do with this post is show the different stages - there are a few so please do not get bored lol.  As you will see this was a long process with many layers of skirts lol

Please excuse the kitchen background - it was the only place I could photograph it where there was enough room. The dressform is 16 inches tall so it is pretty big! 









Thank you for visiting today and please feel free to pop over again 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Basket and mini hat = Memory box

My oh my - yes another hat lol.  Actually I have used it in a totally different way than normal.  I used it as a lid to a basket I bought from a car boot sale.  The theme over at Eclectic Ellapu this time is Travel (Reis) and or Anything goes.  Once this challenge is finished we will be going monthly on the 1st of every month.  This coincides with Altered Eclectics - makes it easier for everyone.

I have put together a memory box for vacations to keep items such as tickets. corks from bottles anything you wish to keep as a memory really.....Here are the pieces I used - I will then list all products I used and then the pics of finished item.



Products used

pink chalk paint
postcard serviette - modpodged onto backet and lid
cream lace
cream satiny fabric for inside
4 crochet butterflies and flower made all by my self lol
tiny wooden letters painted in silver acrylic paint
ribon for lid hinge and tab to lift lid

Now for the pics










Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again

Hugz and love always



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Just a couple of hats

This will be a quickie post.  I m making bits and bobs for a stall for a school fete where my mate works.  The idea is to make small items for the kiddies to spend their pocket money on for their mums (if they so wish lol).  So I have decorated 2 small hats so far using up oddments up from my stash bag.  The hats are 5inches wide so not taking an awful lot of decorating.  Funds made will be used for he school.  I will be making bookmarks.keyrings and such like so watch this space lol.


Hugz and love 
These will be entered into the following challenges





Sunday, 13 July 2014

Just a quickie........

As you can see from previous post I have been crocheting butterflies and now have so many I thought I best use a couple and what better to put them on ... one of the millions of hats I have bought in lol.  

I used

white acrylic paint
simple hand made flower
some appliques I cut from a wedding dress hem
silk ribbon
cream braid
pearls
and of course 2 of my butterflies

Thats it - quite a quick and simple project.

Now for the pics







Here are my little cherubs kicking back and relaxing with bedtime TV lol

            And here is Bluebell on day release for good behaviour


               and then she mucks it up and tries to make run for it - her                                            pen is on its way lol

Thats it from me tonight

Hugz and love to all

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...