Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you some of the lovely goodies I got from my lovely crafty friends...for my Birthday..I'm sure you all know the lovely Mel over at the Yorkshire Fox if not then you must visit this very talented lady...
                                                               handmade paper
                                                       Stunning crochet work, Love it....
                                          inside...I told you she was a talented lady...
                                                              some wool to make flowers
                                                                  Gorgeous lace....
                            This handmade album blew me away...I adore it... this is my birth date...
                               Look at the texture...it's Fabulous...below the inside
                                 WOW...This is the back..the crackle & texture is amazing.... Thank you so
                                  much Dear Mel, I know with all our busy lives, you found the time to make these                                           beautiful gifts for me.....Thank you so much my Dear Friend.....
                                This card is from my Dear friend Julie...she creates the most Beautiful cards...
                                and I was spoilt in Eastbourne a new Hobbycraft has opened and lucky me I got a gift                                   voucher from the lovely Julie...Whoop, Whoop... Thank you so much  Julie, Sadly                                         Julie  does not have a blog... which is a real shame as her work is Beautiful....
Thank you all for dropping by... Have a great week.... Hugs May x x x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

ECLECTIC ELLAPU CHALLENGE...."OLDIES BIRTHDAY"

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying the bank holiday weekend.... the sun is showing it's face here at the moment...Long may it last....
This week over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU the Theme was chosen by the lovely talented Laurian..."An Oldies Birthday"..Sounds Fun don't you think...Please pop over and take part & have a wee look at the talented teams blogs you wont be disappointed....See your there!
I used a Digi image from Bugaboo they do some funny images... Now this is the life filling up your fishing boat with your favorite tipple tee-hee....What a trip that would be eh....

Thank you so much for your visit today...Have a great weekend all...Hugs May x x x

Friday, 23 August 2013

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE....."Back To School"

Hi Everyone,
Have you noticed my new blog..I Love it it was put together by the lovely Karen over at Desert Cottage she made it so easy for me....Thank you Karen x x x

Also some information in case the same thing happens to your blog...I don't know how it happened but I was over-run with ads...they come up as "ads not by this site" they drove me insane I could not leave comments or get into my blog for them taking over...Well if this is happening to you just highlight ads not by this site then right click... this will take you over to amazing tutorials on you tube on how to get rid of these pests.... Glad to report I'm now free of the little blighters....

Back to the wonderful Challenge over at Fussy & Fancy for the next fortnight the theme is "Back to School" Please pop over and join in the fun & have a look at the wonderful Teams cards & projects....  See you There....

Please don't be mad but for the life of me I can't remember the digi source for this cute image if anyone does please let me know and I will add it on....It's my birthday on Monday... so I must be getting old clearly  as I loss my memory at least 3 times a week... Tee-Hee.... Have a great weekend everyone...
Hugs May x x x...

Hi, Just popped back to say the lovely SUSAN Let me know that the image above is from Mayzy Art Thanks again Susan x x x x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Dragons Dream Tag It On.....

Hi Everyone,
It that time again for a new recipe over at DRAGONS DREAM and it's Me to choose this time...I have chosen Nature...Time...Orange... I hope you all have fun with this one...The only rules are you must use at least on real stamp on your tag.....Enjoy!!!


 I used the Tim Holtz tree die-cut, I covered it in lots of crackle paint.. the background stamping are all nature stamps from SU..the stamp on the flower is from kaiser-craft The sprays I used are from dylusions..squeezed orange & Lemon Zest..... Looking forward to seeing all your tags this fortnight...
Thank you so much for your visit...

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Hi Everyone

Hi All,
 I thought I would just pop on today to tell of my wonderful candy win...I am not sure if any of you beautiful bloggers were following Where Bloggers Create 2013..the lovely Karen hosts this each year HERE where you have a look at amazing crafty spaces...well being very nosy I enjoyed the tour very much..well when I arrived at  Liz HERE  who does her summer crafting from her Craftavan...you need to see this it's amazing as is her blog...I did not know there was any candy to be won... The lovely Liz decided to pick a random name from the comments...I was so lucky it was me!!! Yipeeeee. so here is what arrived from France from the lovely generous Liz....I love it all.. These papers were stitched so beautifully to make a bag....Gorgeous work..


                                                                yummy vintage goodies
                                                    gorgeous aged papers & old receipts
                                                                 Beautiful lace...
                                                              Vintage photograph & buttons
                                                             behind the photograph
                                                A Lovely tag from Liz & a bag of pearls & beads
                                             More Gorgeous laces & trim
                               A wonderful rusty key & velvet flower..I love the fabric.....
    I am so lucky to meet such lovely people in blog land!!! Dear Liz I want to thank you again for the fabulous items you sent to me.... x x x x
Thank you all for your kind visit today... Big Hugs May x x x

Sunday, 11 August 2013

ECLECTIC ELLAPU WEEKLY CHALLENGE..."ART DECO"

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all are keeping well...Today is the start of the weekly Challenge over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU & the theme is ART-DECO...chosen by the lovely talented Lisa....I must say fear struck me with this theme I have nothing  Craft wise regarding ART DECO... so a Dear friend's Mum who loves to craft came to the rescue with this decoupage sheet..Thank you so much....Then I discovered I had some crafty individuals stamps that I could have used.. Does that happen to you too!!!! Yikes...As I had put this together I thought I would stay with this one....Now in my excitement to complete I did not notice what company this has come from (sorry) maybe Kanban???? So Please pop over and  join in the fun...See you there....

Thank you so much for your visit today...Hugs May x x x

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

DRAGONS DREAM....TAG IT ON....

Hi Everyone,
Today and for the next fortnight a new Recipe has began over at DRAGONS DREAM, The Recipe is
Waste/Rubbish...Male...Chipboard.. this was chosen by the lovely talented Silvia...The only rules are you must use at least one real stamp on your Tag... so have fun Pop over and have a look at the wonderful team's tags you won't be disappointed

For my tag I used Tim Holtz die the umbrella man he was cut from a recycled cardboard box then coloured with DI's, The background was embossed with the brick wall folder & stamped with a script stamp then sprayed with some dylusions inks.. the clock is my piece of chipboard.. the sentiment is from the fun-stamp company.. I used a scrap of muslin cloth for the ribbon... I hope you like it!!


Thank you so much for your visit today...Hugs May x x x x

Monday, 5 August 2013

ALL CRAFTS CHALLENGE...

Hi Everyone,
Well it's the start of a New Challenge over at ALL CRAFTS CHALLENGE this will run for two months. August & September... so lots of time for your fabulous creations, altered items, crochet, sewing, knitting anything except a card....We Have some Fabulous sponsors for this challenge....




 Well for my make It is a little change from what I normally do!!! that's Because a 4 year old designed it...We used the fabulous image from Bugaboo... My Dear friend has just moved house and her 4 year old Daughter was sooooo excited that she kept telling me that she had a new home too...Meaning her new bedroom...and she wanted her New Home (bedroom) to be pink & blue... so when they came visiting she like's to play in my craft room she asked could she make a plaque for her new home (bedroom) So this was her design... I helped a little with the hot glue gun etc.... But the rest she created... I hope you like her little work of art she was a very happy bunny going home with her little plaque...I did promise her I would put it on my blog so I hope you don't mind !!!!
Thank you so much for your visit today.. Don't forget to link up to All Crafts Challenge with your fabulous makes....
Have a happy week.... Hugs May x x x


Saturday, 3 August 2013

NICECRANE DESIGNS...BEAUTIFUL IMAGES.....

Hi Everyone,
Well I've been having a play... I have always wanted to make a fabric Hanging....so I hope you like it... It's my first I got the inspiration from You-Tube where lots of these are made...My main focal point was this amazing image from NICECRANE DESIGNS  The Gabrielle Ray Vintage Photo's Sheet... so here goes...
Warning photo heavy... sorry I hope I don't bore you....

 I started with a double layer of heavy cotton for the base, Then I added a large doily to the background which you can just see as I covered it with lots of lace... The Beautiful Dragon fly I got at a car boot sale for 30pence
 Don't you think this Image is Gorgeous....she is coloured in the sheet but I changed her to black & white..
 I added some more doily's around her & lots of flowers
 All the flowers are handmade from muslin cloth & cotton cloth I got the idea from You Tube I will put up the links at the end...
 Yet more lace & pearls & seam binding..
 The stick pins I made for this project, the below pic is the piece hanging in my craft room... I loved making this I want to do more I hope in time I will get better...
   Thank you so much for your visit today..... Hugs May x x x
You-Tube links:
Inspiration for a fabric hanging  & the most amazing creations this lovely lady makes ..her utube channel is scrappinhappxo

The flowers are from tutorials made by Tricia at alittleshabbychic her utube channel is Gorgeous...


 NICECRANE DESIGNS Pop over the shop is full of wonderful image's.....

Thursday, 1 August 2013

ALTERED ECLECTICS MONTHLY CHALLENGE ..."ANYTHING GOES"

Hi Everyone,
Well it's the 1st of the month so a new Challenge begins over a ALTERED ECLECTIC  What amazing work we had last month, you all are so talented it was a pleasure to have a sneek at your creations & blogs! The boss Elaine decided to set up this Challenge for anyone who likes to alter items...Boxes, jars,cans, picture fame , altered canvas... anything you can alter we would love to see...No cards, scrapbook pages or ATC's Elaine feels there is plenty of Challenge's out there for those!!! and we all agree...So lets get altering guy's... & don't forget to have lots of fun in doing so....

Well for my item this month is due to a Furrball who rules the roast.... so if you have one of These
                                            Who Loves Tuna then you have lots of  empty cans
                                           You can make one of these.....



 I hope you like it....Well my base was...Yep! you guessed it a Tuna tin Which I painted with Alcohol ink the colour is Raisin, I covered the outside in Black mesh blink,I cut the clock image for the inside from a Geko cloak image sheet then added a Tim Holtz Metal clockface I added beads around the inside & some flowers from my stash...the clock & crochet flower are also from my stash....The image on the back of the clock is from Ephemerasvintagegarden.com the sheet is named Time Flies..... Looking forward to seeing all your creations over at ALTERED ECLECTICS this month...See You There!
Thank you so much for your lovely visit today....Hugs May x x x