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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Happy Birthday Dear Sis

Hi guys, it's my sister Birthday today, so I thought I'd show you what I've made for her,
She loves these quirky birds, so I couldn't resist using one for her card, I coloured the images with my distress re-inkers 
The beautiful papers are by Pion Design - Where The Roses Grow which I bought off Tracy at Noor Design UK, the clock, banners with the sentiment and the little flag style banner were all made form the papers too,
I also added a little glimmer with a wink of steller pen onto the balloons, though typically you can't really tell off here!! lol
The cute silver colour heart was part of the latest 3D Crafteezee  collection from Tracy,
 I used some of the other products on my 3D house shelf shadow box, the other day, please scroll down if you wish to see it,
I used some of the fabulous white twine again from Tracy to the banner pieces, A doily die and some machine stitching finishes the card off,
Now as you guys who know my blog, know my sis doesn't overly do foof, so I try to sit on my hands while making her cards!!!! so it's a little CAS in style, isn't it?

Happy Birthday Ann,

Have a Lovely day!!

Noor Design UK - Anything goes
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Baby Boy

Hi guys, were back today over at all dressed up with our latest challenge which as usual is anything goes,
This time I used the adorable 
love it, it is so cute and as you can see with a little tweaking can be used for a new born baby,
I coloured the image with my copics, adding a little distress ink for the sky,
where the my baby shower was I added a chipboard over the top by Scrapiniec,
The papers are by Maja design as is the banner which I cut out off the strip at the bottom of the papers,
Flowers are from my stash, I'm so trying to use up some of my stuff this year, lol
Don't forget we also have a themed challenge over on Facebook and for a little inspiration we are on Pinterest too,
I do hope you will join us,
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Shabby style shelf shadow box

Hi guys, I thought I'd pop by today with a decorated shadow box I got in the latest

I started by measuring all the sections and then cutting them out of the gorgeous paper by Pion design - where the roses grow, which was also in the kit,
I then made some strips for the roof, decorating one side with a x cut punch from my stash, I also distressed the papers with a little vintage photo distress ink,
I made a paper template first for the triangular section at the top, then when I was happy with it, I cut it out of the designer paper, shown above!!
Here's the fun part!!! decorating it,
I first placed the paper strips on the roof , using both sides of the same 12 x 12 paper sheet,

I then decorated the insides, I adhered all the sections with the paper, then layered up some of the items from the kit and some from my stash,
I adhered a Joy crafts Lattice border die on the back, which I got from Tracy's shop, then  randomly laid some cheesecloth from my stash on the base of this section, I then used this gorgeous flower which  was part of the kit, wow it's stunning!!
I finished it off with a little green moss,
 I adhered some more cheesecloth on the section underneath the top section on the left, using this fabulous filigree key from the kit, and a flower and chipboard key hole by Scrapiniec from my stash,
On the outer edge of this section I added a  Scrapiniec border again from my stash, I've kept all the chip boards in their natural colour for this project,
For the middle section, I left the base plain this time, simply adding a metal clock face, wooden clock hand and some flowers from my stash,
On the outside edge between these two sections I fixed this adorable pearl flower and rhinestone trim which was in the kit, above this I added an air dry butterfly made with a mould again in my stash,
I used some of the cheesecloth for the background this time as I wanted this section to be layered and shabby looking and it also looks a little like fabric which went fab with the scissors, ribbon spool, onto which I wrapped a little twine, a fancy flower embellishment and some flowers all from my stash, I also added a coat hanger on the outside edge to keep the theme in too,
I had this fabulous arched frame which I got from The Ribbon Girl in my stash and I wanted it to have a 3D look in this section too, so I added a Scrapiniec ballerina chipboard behind the frame and finished it off with some more  WOC flowers from my stash,
For the last section at the bottom, I fixed some acetate from my stash,behind the adorable Penny Farthing bronze embellishment which was in the kit, to make it stand up and be slightly at an angle too, I adhered a little cheesecloth on the base of the box first, then fixed the acetate with the Penny Farthing on over the top, when this was dry I added a little moss at the front and a flower too,

I had this resin clock in my stash which fit this section perfectly, so I just added a border on the right hand side made from a cut down doily and some flowers, white leaf and a little hint of the moss again from my stash,
Between these layers I used another chipboard border by Scrapiniec and another butterfly made with air dry clay and a mould from my stash,

Finished view again, it took a lot of work and time but I love it,

 Noor Design UK - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Anything new
Frilly and Funky - intentions for the new year, ( using up some of my craft stash)
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Happy 70th Birthday

Hi guys, I have been looking after Tegan for the last few days, she's back at school today so I thought I'd pop this card I made between Christmas and New Year,
This is for a lady who's Birthday is in March, but she's away  on a long hols so I needed to make it sooner, phew!!! 
, (I am trying to use up some of my papers, flowers, embellishments etc which I have in my stash) so the papers are from a Prima pad I found in my stash, she's going on a world cruise so thought the papers were quite apt!! and of course went with my handmade foamiran flowers too, lol
I placed the numbers in a hand made air dry clay frame, I then added a little distress ink on the edges and a hint of Snowtex too,
I coloured the flowers with distress ink and Rosy Dot dies, the stamens were in my stash, the gorgeous doily behind is also a die in my stash,
The clock peeking out underneath the flowers is by Maja Design,

I love Foamiran!! can you tell?? lol
Noor Design Uk - Anything goes
Frilly and Funky - what your inspired to do this year,

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A few of my favourites of 2016

Hi guys, hubbys gone back to work today and we have a delivery due, it could been from seven this morning, so guess who was up early!!!
so I was looking through my creations from this year and thought I'd share a few with you again, 
This of course had to be done, who can have a Christmas without Santa? well I mean I know you can but hey as I said, this just had to be done!!!
I painted, stenciled, decorated the sleigh and reindeer, then coloured and fussy cut out Santa, it was so much fun to do!! he he

These of course were my altered bird houses, scroll down my blog for the tutorial on how I altered these if interested or haven't seen it already, again i had so much darn fun doing these,
This card I made for my hairdresser, she came just before Christmas and told me she loved it!! so much she's going to take the 50 off , the front off and resend it as her own make!!, I told her cheeky ****** but if she wanted she could,lol
This violin I made from scratch, I got a flat drawing of the front of a violin off the internet, then made it larger, then I wanted it 3D so I made some strips for the middle sections between the front and back, very fiddly but again I enjoyed it, the flowers were the first ones I made using the fabulous Foamiran, so love this stuff as well,
I've picked this one because I love Wendy's images from all dressed up, she is coloured with my distress re-inkers and the gorgeous embellishments came from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
I also made these flowers on here but out of cardstock this time, painted with distress ink then shaped by hand, the beautiful papers, twine and chipboard were from Monika at love to craft and create.

And lastly my canvas, this is in my craftroom and when it's a dark drab horruble day i look at it and it reminds me of a gorgeous summers day, Yeah roll on summer, lol
Well think that's it guys, I've bored you enough!!!

I'm off to make a coffee, before the delivery man turns up!!
Wishing you all a very Happy, Beautiful New Year, with lots of good luck, health and best wishes,
and lots of happy crafting!!!!