Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Altered Pot.....

Good evening everyone, hope you are all keeping well.
Now you are probably wondering why have I put a Bisto granule container on here !!!!
Well I will tell you, last week when I had emptied the container and I was about to throw it away a thought came into my mind it would make a great pot for either pens/pencils or makeup brushes. So I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave it a go, talk about brain going into overdrive, it would not stop lol.
It took me ages to find some papers to use and then decide on what and how I was going to place the flowers and bits and bobs. In the end I gavethe pot to my Avon lady Sonia as she has been ill and upset over her wedding plans ( re - family) don`t you just love them.
So here you go....... this is what I came up with.......

I painted the inside and the rim with Copper metallic paint from Crawford & Black.
The papers came from MCS and with the back paper I used the tip from Ali Reeve using string round an acrylic block and inked with memento to look like writing.
 The basket weave paper I distressed round the top edge with a craft knife then used Color Box ink, then folded back the top edges.
I used red adhesive tape at the top and attached Pearl string from Creative Expressions. Ribbon and lace is from my stash.
I die cut some leaves and fern and the flowers came from Cuddly Buddly and from stash. Before I stuck the flowers on with Pinflair silicone, I placed them where I wanted to make sure they looked right.
I would like to enter this into. Anything Goes

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Hello and happy Saturday to you all, I hope you are keeping well, huggles to you who are feeling under the weather.

Today I am showing a Valentines card made for hubby. Just for a change I decided to go blue instead of the customary red.
7x7 white card.
Blue card from stash
double heart from stash, stamped and embossed
Creative Expressions Striplet Die - Embroidered
small hearts in blue punched out
sentiments from stash stamped in blue.
Happy Valentines Day to you all

Friday, 6 February 2015

Rosy Cheek Emma

Good evening everyone. Here is another card that I have coloured, I`m not to sure about the hair on this one.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
7x7 white card, Backing paper from Lili of the Valley, Image from Art by Mi Ran,
Sue Wilson Striplet Die, Spellbinders Labels 29, Promarkers and ribbon from Dunelm.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Pansy Time

Good evening to you all. I cannot believe it will be Friday tomorrow where has the week gone, I have obviously been enjoying myself to much lol.
This week I have been colouring as not done any for ages and I`m quite happy with this, hope you like it too.
8x8 white card
Backing paper a freebie from magazine
Core dinations card
Lace, ribbon and gems from stash
My own digi
Tonic header dies.
If you would like the digi for the pansies just click on the image below and save.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Fairy on Foliage

Good evening to you all, thank you for popping by.
As some of you might know  I went through all my stamps the other day hoping to throw out some that I have not used for years.... yes you guessed it they all went back into the boxes all be it a lot more tidier lol.
Amongst all the stamps I found some fairy stamps, so I decide to play and this is what I came up with.
1. 5x5 white card.
2. backing paper Prima Botanical a freebie pack from Simply Cards and Papercraft
3. The Fairy collection another freebie set from Cardmaking and Papercraft
4. Spellbinders Framed Tags One
Image stamped in memento and the wings glittered, added lace, flourish and rose from stash

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Dragon in awe.....

Hello and good evening to you all, I hope you are keeping warm and safe in this cold weather. Luckily we have had very little snow ( thank goodness) but lots of rain.
 I have actually managed to make a few cards since my last blog, and I will only show them one at a time as I don`t want you all to get bored LOL.
The card I am going to show you was for Seemacrafts Challenge blog, but unfortunately Seema has had to close the blog down  due to family commitments and ill health. I would like to wish her all the very best and I have enjoyed my time as DT member using her wonderful digi`s, Thank you Seema. I`m going to miss doing them.
I called this "Dragon in Awe" as it looks like he has seen the rainbow for the first time
1. 6x6 white scalloped white card.
2. backing paper from MCS          
3. Seema`s dragon digi                  
4. My mushroom houses digi        
5. Promarkers                                
6. Flowersoft                                 
I overlaid the mushroom houses onto the backing paper and coloured with promarkers, the dragon was also coloured with Promarkers and cut out then added to backing paper with foam pads, then just added a bit of flowersoft.