Wednesday 30 November 2011

Try it on Tuesday and something else I did at the weekend

Remembered that I did alter a tin after all this weekend! a cyber buddy sent me stuff in this tin which was a mini drinks tin. I decided I would alter/ decorate it and send it back full of chocs as a thank you so here it is.
and a side view where you can see the lush garden string from poundland - its getting everywhere this year!
So do stop by Try it on Tuesday where tins are being altered and displayed proudly but my teamies xx

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Back to it but here is a little something I made

What I love about the craft retreats is I get to play making things for no particular reason at all - just because I want to! Here is the start of something I have had in my head for a while.
This is part one of my 4 seasons of Molly and George! - quite obviously this is the winter scene. This little wooden frames are available at any stores who do altered stuff - the aperture is 11cm square and is perfect for creating little scenes.
Images are of course Molly Blooms
Coloured with promarkers
Papers are by SEI and are from last year

I had such fun making these and of course have also made Spring, Autumn and Summer too which I will share with you later this week.
Today I should have been showing an altered bean can for the Try it on Tuesday challenge - however I forgot to take one with me to alter and am back to work today!
Do stop by the challenge though as my team mates have ever come up with some stunning designs to inspire you!

Thursday 24 November 2011

Getting ready for the weekend

Its the annual Christmas Claxby retreat this weekend and I am so excited to be seeing my gorgeous crafty chums again. I am lucky to have some of the best folks ever in my life and some of them will be at the weekend for full on Christmas crafting and celebrations. I have heaps of projects in mind to do - there may not be enough hours to actually do them all! I will be making more of these thats for sure.
I have done a full write up on my Christmas blog here so if you want to know more then do stop by. So I will hopefully have much more to share next week but just a warning - it will all be Christmas!!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Check this out - a free tutorial

Here is a sample of what we get up to in our stamping classes stop by the Lovininkshop for some inspiring ideas

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Try it on Tuesday - Honey I shrunk the plastic!

Is the theme over at Try it on Tuesday - I have of course added a write up on my christmas blog so stop by here for more info xx

Thursday 17 November 2011

Candy time

Over on my Christmas blog to celebrate 100 followers
If you fancy it please stop by here

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Finishing off

I have got around to finally finishing off a few little projects that have been in my head a while. I plan to make more of these at The Claxby weekend 25th - 28th November. I think they make gorgeous stocking filler or token gifts.
Its a tealight card. the papers are from my sale stash from last January and I have been itching to use some new papers for a while so perfect excuse. Of course the snowman is a TH sissix die and the tag behind is one of the atc embossing folders. All teamed with my favourite brushed corderoy distress ink.
And the tealights were a bargain at Lidl - 24 for £1.99 - they are vanilla fragranced and really smell gorgeous. This was such fun. I followed the instructions from Februarys crafts stamper issue - Debbie Dolphins mens gift but i am sure you can also find these around on the net x

This also fits with the Truly scrumptious last challenge for 2011 which is pearls and or vintage Christmas
Back to work today but after tomorrow I have 4 very precious days off - I can't wait!
Happy Wednesday folks x

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Try it on Tuesday - wish you were here.....

Its week 3 over at Try it on Tuesday so we can make any project for the theme of Wish you were here......
This is perfect in holiday season - the summer - so I wondered what on earth I would come up with. When tidying my desk yesterday I came across these craftwork cards lady images and matching papers - perfect I thought for a lady wishing her love was with her in Paris.
So touch of distress, a sprinkling of Mr Holtz, a pearl or two and a gorgeous rose and here it is.
Do check out the Try it on Tuesday blog where my team mates have come up with some fabulous interpretations of the theme.
This also fits the theme at simon says stamp and show which is Women only
The Craft room challenge is travel/ postcards and at fashionable stamping the theme is times gone by
Have a great day x

Thursday 10 November 2011

Struggling a bit........

with the old MoJo. Not been feeling myself for a while now so am waiting for some test results to come back and I think its sapped me of creativity! Still when I force myself to create I seem to manage something at least and this is this weeks offering. Over on Docrafts we have a monthly friendship swap where we exchange atcs with a partner. This is mine for November. I have used a new stamp set I bought from Running with scissors which I think is by prima. The friendship quote is from ebay years ago and I love my corrugated card at the moment! I hope my partner maria likes it x
Hope your creativity is flowing so much easier than mine x

Monday 7 November 2011

Poppy day prize candy winner

Hi folks sorry I am late with this post - its been a helluva week work wise which has left no time for me to even add ink to a stamp in my free time! so after adding the names to a hat (ok more like a plastic bowl) last night, my hubby has drawn out.................

Susie J

well done Susie - hope you like the prize.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed - I do wish there was more to give away but I know we are lucky to have this!
Drop me an email Susie with your addy and it will be in the post asap xx

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The stamp man swaps - Fireworks

Well this was a challenge! However once I began I really enjoyed it and am pleased with the results. Firstly I punched a circle and used it as a mask whilst I brushed on chipped sapphire distress ink. Smooched a little over the moon to give a hazy look the dried if off with the heat gun. Next I stamped the trees using the Christmas tree from the Stamper anonymous stamp set Just believe and embossed them in midnight teal embossing powder. This has a really lush shine - so I did the edges too! I created the fireworks from tiny dots of sakura pens - lots of colours overlapping each other - I did the same on the moon one too - look how different it actually looks! So there we have it -I am excited about creating more now!
All products are available at the stamp man - do stop by the atc blog as my matey Angela has some stunners on show too.
For my Try it on Tuesday project stop by here