Thursday, 24 September 2009

Home Made Earings

Tried something new this week, I wanted to learn how to make earrings so I went down to Your Touch of Craft in town, I had a one on one lesson to learn this so it was a good productive 2 hours spent, so I bought the kit and finished these at home, the large stone at the bottom is a swarvoski Chrystal. These will be a Christmas present for a family member and I have to do some more and hopefully make a matching bracelet.

Embossed Christmas Cards

This week I have made more Christmas cards but not for any challenges, these will be sent to people I know, I did a whole bunch. The snowmen one I have used outline peel offs and sukura pens, I might do some more of these as I like the idea of stained glass window effect.

These next three are two stamps that I got from Penny Black. I have used clear embossing ink and sprinkled with glitter powder all onto silver, gold or blue card, I then used my heat gun to melt the glitter. The colour baubles are made by Sticklers glitter glue and I have used peel offs for the frame edge and sayings.

This stamp is called Majestic.

This stamp is Adornment.
For Embossing you will need;
Your Stamp
Clear Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
If stamping on shiny card you will need a old dryer sheet or cotton wool and talc powder to just rub over the card, this helps to stop static other wise you will get glitter sticking in places you don't want.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Project Tuesday-Birthday Book

Well I just about got this done, I bought a plain book and dressed it up, think I might keep this myself.

You can get the calender printout from the link at Project Tuesday. I tied a ribbon so as to keep the month open as it approaches, I also left a few blank pages at the back for notes.
Plain book; paperchase stationary.
Calender template; as mentioned above.
Paper;papermania blueberry hill paper pack.
Stamps;impression obsession.
Inks/Pens;versafine, sakura
Nestabilities; scallop oval

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Winter Wonderland #16

Forgot last night that I had this one to do before Sunday, so I woke up my usual time of the morning and decided to get this done before the rest of the house woke up. I did a 2 dimension of 2 of the girls, you can just see the shadow, if you click on the picture you will get a close up. Now for the project.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Christmas cards

Here are 2 cards I made from some new stamps that I bought last month, I have used promarker pens, on the blue one I have used flower soft for fresh snow and the other is a glitter glue that makes it look frosty. I now have 3 days to do the project tuesday challenge, I tell ya some of these bloggers seem to whip up something in a day. See you all later.

Creata licious Challenge #2

This challenge was for the colours which are green, pink and burgandy, so I combined the challenge with the Magnolia one. And as you can see its a Christmas one.

Magnolia Challenge #22

Here is my embossing challenge for Magnolia, the embossing is on the plain burgandy card and its frame

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Candle and Scarf

I bought this candle today along side the one I got for a friend, this one is called "Be Thankful" as soon as I smelt it I thought of the American Thanksgiving and decided to get it. When I got to the checkout I got talking to the owner, she was telling me that she did not think the fragrance would have been a seller as we don't celebrate thanksgiving and that is what the candle was for, as it turns out it has been a big seller this month. And it smells good. I did over hear that she would not be getting any Halloween candles, as Yankee Candles does not think there is a market in Europe, praise God for that, I pray the candles shop owner gets blessed some other way. I get my candles from Buy the Light in the Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds, I hope some of you get to visit the store, they are great staff and excellent customer service, they also do a points card you get a stamp for every £10 you spend and when the card is full you can get some free candles or money off the big jar candles. Well worth the visit. I shall be going back in the next few months to get my Christmas candles.

This is a scarf that only took 2 days to do, its a pompom scarf and will be a gift for one of my family members, I am hoping to get some more wool to make more but Bury has none, apparently its hard to come by so I may have to order on line, the wool is very popular as it is the latest for this years scarf fashion.

Project Tuesday/ flower box

Here is my attempt at another challenge that a friend of mine had on her blog, it came just in time as I have a birthday party to go to this weekend, so she has some nice Thornton's choccy bars and I got her a Yankee Candle called Cinnamon and sugar, hope she likes them.
Wont be able to enter the challenge though as I missed the deadline.

Monday, 14 September 2009

A new Challenge

Hi all my friend Suzie showed a new blog she found with a challege of projects to do, so I have put the blinkie at the side paned. It is called Project Tuesaday

Friday, 11 September 2009

Hi Debbie and Lisa, I hope you like these cards, I am still working on 2 more more Christmas cards that are not challenges, here is a photo of some of the nice things I have bought lately.
There on the lower right corner are some clear stamps that I am working on, the paper you see with different blocks are the new Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly elements that you could cut out to make cards with, they look very 50s.
Martha Stewart punches are great but expensive, the perma pens are like copic markers. the flower soft is in the small tub that you see, that can last for a long time, and there is my recent nesties. If you click on the photos you should be able to get a bigger picture.
This weekend is womens retreat, I think I would rather go on a craft retreat where there is no cooking or cleaning to do, just none stop crafting.

week #15 Frosty the snowman

Another challenge, thats 2 this week, just wish my camera was better for close up.
Inks-Brilliance blk , red and ivy
Nestabilities- oval/scallop
Pens- sakura,promarker
Paper/card-S.E.i christmas mint, green and red card
Adhesive stones coloured with promarker red
Martha Stewart button punch.

Just Magnolia Challenge #21

Inside of the card
Well I finaly done a challenge this week, took some time to do as I am going to give this to someone who has a birthday coming up.

The materials I used are;

Wild raspberry papers K&Company

Raspbery ink

Flower soft


Martha Stewart button punch.