Sunday, 7 September 2014

ASwap for all Seasons...Halloween...The last this year.....

Hi Everyone,
So sad that this is the last Swap this year From A SWAP FOR ALL SEASONS Thank you Linda you have done a fantastic Job looking out for us all...
The Theme was HALLOWEEN... I sent my goodies to ELIZABETH here is a pic of my card & tag and the goodies I sent....

                                                           some stash items I sent
                                                                  A few more stash items...
                                              I sent Elizabeth a cup of tea on me...
 I hope Elizabeth liked the goodies I sent her.......

I received my package from the amazing talented MARTI I love them all Marti x x x The images on the tag & card are so sweet x x x Love the designs

 Look at this fabulous stash items Marti sent me... I adore them all... you are so kind x x x
I will miss taking part each month... But the swaps will be back in Jan 2015 Linda the boss is thinking up a different kind of swap...I can't wait....  Have a fabulous happy week everyone x x x
Thank you so much for your visit...... x x x x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy September Everyone.....

Hi All...Happy September to you....I have today two posts for challenges both start on the 1st of the month....So lets get started...

Over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU  I choose the theme for the Pinkies..."HEARTS"...I adore anything with hearts...& the Purple Team chosen by the lovely talented Eithne is "Birthday for a Lady"...so have fun creating we love visiting your creative blogs.....

My Wooden Heart  I painted Gold then Black to start with & then I added a lorry load of crackle paint...(I got a little carried away) The key is a large plastic key I bought in Michael's in Canada... 3 years ago...The key also got the same treatment lashing of crackle paint the Brown paint & Gold was added to this ...I hope you like it...I loved making it....


For the next challenge which starts on the 1st of the month is ALTERED ECLECTICS this challenge we would love to see any of your Fabulous Altered creations...No cards please"""

I altered a tin...I painted the metal tin with paperartsy pumpkin soup paint... the image is from Tim holtz's idea-ology range found relatives....The dressform & bust used are made of wood, these were painted with pumpkin soup & Mermaid paints from Paperartsy...then some crackle paint applied....the elements are from my stash....I hope you like it.... Looking forward to all your wonderful Altered creations this month....Have fun!!


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

My Shoulder is feeling a little better...it soon lets me know if I turn it the wrong way....resting it as much as poss.... x x x x x

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe that it has been a fortnight since I last posted...YIKES...Where does the time go?

I had a very painful injection into my shoulder last night by the Doc....as I have a Frozen shoulder so I have been given a couple of weeks off work to rest it up...so my lovely daughter is typing this for me with me shouting instructions (lol) ...
Well from today and for the next fortnight over at DRAGONS DREAM our new Challenge recipe is...The letter Y  & Transport chosen by the lovely talented Jax...Looking forward to all your fabulous creations...The only rules are you must use at least one real stamp on your Tag...Have fun...

For my letter Y--- I  chose the colour Yellow not sure what happened to the photo as the tag is really Yellow in the flesh....the stamps I used are the fabulous range from IndigoBlu (Grand tour 1) See you at the Challenge x x x




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

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