Wednesday 30 December 2009

After Dinner Gifts

Tag notepad Keyrings with altered Domino's ......

I made these as after dinner gifts for the ladies Christmas day
I thought it was going to be hard work making all the die cut tags and papers for the insides with the Cuttlebug machine,but got through it quite quickly,I could have done with that "Big Shot Express" QVC were advertising and demo'ing last week,was sorely tempted lol but NO must not buy !!

The covers i used alcohol inks with the applicator on glossy card stock,I think the colours used were Wild Plum and Stream. then I did the same for the dominos,stamped and silver embossed.

The men I did their football team badges on domino's then glazed as keyrings.

Monday 28 December 2009

Ladies n Lace

Circle Book No2,I called Ladies and Lace of course I had to make a fabric one lol,the the images are Transfered Fabric ones,the inside backing fabric has been dye'd with Brusho paints,works beautifully on organza the colours merge and run into one another ..LOVE it !

Monday 21 December 2009

Circle Book

Circle Book..Theme "Wings"

This Iittle book was a challenge for my swap group "Art n Soul" on Flickr.
The theme is "WINGS"I have collaged with Angels and butterflies.The template and instructions were supplied by group member
All the backing papers are handmade but i made one mistake (not reading the instructions properly) I assembled it all then thought Ooo no ! i cant do any stamping,so my book is just collaged and embellished lol

I wanted to use my Cuttlebug machine as its been idle for ages due to all this sewing i have been doing :-] I decided to make the covers metal (using a beercan) so cut the tin to size then run through an embossing folder,same for the butterfly which i coloured with alcohol inks.Eyelets through both cover's to tie with ribbon.The underneath is painted with bronze metalic paint.

This certainly got me back into paper crafting I really enjoyed the challenge,I think its the most complecated project i have worked on so far ! I did think it would take me days to complete with waiting for drying times,not so,just one day !
suprised myself lol AND i had distractions as my son came to put Freeview on my bedroom TV (early Christmas present )he did joke and say right now i know it works, I will take the box home and wrap it for Christmas day ........after climbing in and out the loft lol.

Sunday 13 December 2009

And the Winner is.............................

.........Spyder aka Lyn here
for my Blog Giveaway the Dreams Book !

This morning before i went to church i printed off all the names from the comments,I thought i will take round to my sons after Mass,then they can can pick the winner(I live on my own)but it went right out my head as all the family were there chatting as we do lol.

When i got home i thought Ohhhh no, now what ! then i remembered Jan saying on her comment I could get Pippa to pull a name out,I thought well why not I,ll give it a try,i folded up all the names and put in a bowl laid on the floor she looked in grabbed with her paw and pulled out 5 in one go !!so i said to her right, come on which one,she then grabbed one,so i picked it up and couldnt believe it was SPYDER !! how strange !haha.

There was 23 comments ! thankyou all so much for all the support you give me,I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year !

As i gave Holly my DIL her Xmas card today i can now show it here,cant leave without putting a pic of something Xmassy and crafty :-0)

This is Organza fabric which has little crystals fixed in, padded onto felt,machine sewn.

Saturday 5 December 2009

Christmas Giveaway !


A padded fabric notepad to keep by your bed for jotting down your dreams before you forget them !The pad is 4"x6" and quite thick with plain paper,so plenty of pages for your dreams lol,the image is transfered onto Fabric and padded.

Everyone who leaves a comment by Sunday 13th of this month will be drawn out of the hat by my friend or neighbour to win.....

Please leave me your email address so I can contact the winner !

Thankyou all for your lovely comments throughout the year,I love to hear from you all it keeps me going and makes it all worth while !

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and all you wish for in the New Year !